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When shopping for accessories for a Subaru Crosstrek, you have hundreds of options available. A perfect way to customize the large SUV, these accessories can outfit the vehicle’s exterior and interior. Depending on what your needs are, you can add several key features to make your Crosstrek your own.
What Are Accessories for the Subaru Crosstrek?
Accessories for the Subaru Crosstrek allow you not only to make the vehicle more to your style, but they can also provide additional protection. Some of the benefits they offer include the following:
- Show off your personality: Adding accessories can help you personalize your Crosstrek and basically put your stamp on it. Certain accessorize allow for specific customized features as well.
- Improve appearance: Adding accessories give your Crosstrek an enhanced appearance. The vehicle ends up looking better with the accessories than without.
- Protect your vehicle: Getting in and out of your Crosstrek can cause wear and tear. Also, depending on how many people ride, how often you drive, and what type of terrain you’re tackling, your Crosstrek can get dirty. Many of these accessories help keep its appearance in good condition.
Feel free to be creative when it comes to accessories for your Crosstrek. With so many options available, your choices are almost endless.
Types of Accessories for the Subaru Crosstrek
You have many different accessory options for the Crosstrek, including the following:
Floor mats are one of the more popular choices when it comes to accessory upgrades. Select ones that have grooves and ridges to remove any liquid away from your feet. You should also look for ones that have a hook or grip underneath so they don’t slide around and restrict the pedals while you’re driving. Thicker mats also can absorb more liquid and give your feet additional cushioning. Don’t forget to purchase mats for the rear seat as well.
Depending on the seat material in your Crosstrek, you might need seat covers to give them protection against daily wear and tear. This comes in handy when considering resale value. The covers can also give you additional levels of comfort and support. You can give your ride a little personality by choosing custom seat covers.
To protect your Crosstrek’s cargo area, consider purchasing cargo liners. These accessories help you organize the area and can minimize the possibility of spills. They have a raised lip that extends several inches up onto the cargo walls as well as compartments to house specific items. Manufacturers sell different types of cargo liners depending on what drivers want to use their cargo area for. Once you determine your needs, purchase a custom-fit cargo liner to ensure a snug fit.
Mainly an aesthetic upgrade to your interior, shift knobs can also help your Crosstrek feel more engaging. Stock shift knobs work just as well, but selecting your own can personalize the interior. Custom knobs have a better grip and make it easier for you to shift gears, giving you a more relaxed and comfortable driving experience.
How many times have you fumbled, trying to find something that fell between the seats of your Crosstrek? To minimize the chances of this happening, consider purchasing a car organizer. Some hang over the back of the front seats, so your rear-seat travelers can have easy access to books, food, or anything else to keep them entertained on a long drive.
If you’re wanting to head out on a biking adventure, you should buy a bike rack. As one of the most popular outside accessories, the rack comes in several options. Some racks attach to the back of the vehicle via a tow bar, while others attach to the roof. Determine how many bikes you plan to transport and how large they are before making your purchase.
How To Choose Accessories for the Subaru Crosstrek
Selecting the top accessories for your Subaru Crosstrek depends on your needs and budget. You should also take into account your lifestyle, driving habits, and taste. Most auto accessories vary in price based on their design and function. Determine which features are essential, and then you can narrow down your options.
How To Replace/Install Accessories for the Subaru Crosstrek
Disclaimer: The guidelines in this story are general and not meant to replace instructions for your specific vehicle. Please consult your owner’s manual or repair guide before attempting repairs.
Depending on what accessory you choose, installation should be pretty easy. Follow these steps for quick installation:
Take the old mats out, and replace them with the newer ones. If the new floor mats have hooks, make sure they are connected to the floor of the Crosstrek. Otherwise, it’s important to keep the mats away from the pedals since you don’t want them to get caught while driving.
Whether you have custom seat covers or universal, they both come with similar instructions. The bottom seat cushion usually attaches to the seat with straps, buckles, and S-hooks. Thread the bottom cushion through the gap in the back seat back and bottom cushion. Remove the headrest, and slide the cover over the seat back cushion. Push the straps through the gap and into the buckles, just like the bottom cushion. Replace the headrest and stretch the headrest covers onto the headrest.
Most liners have adhesives attached to your trunk’s floor to prevent them from moving while you’re driving. Consult the instruction manual to determine the proper installation process.
Remove the old shift knob, and place the new adaptor on the shift stick. Apply a slight amount of force to twist the plastic adaptor onto the shift stick. Keep twisting until the knob is at your desired driving preference.
These are some of the easiest accessories to install since you either place them on the floor or on the seat back. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and drape the organizer over the back of the front seats. Some might also have straps that wrap around the headrest.
For either the roof-mounted or rear-mounted bike rack, check with the instruction manual for installation. For the rear-mounted rack, you will need to insert the carrier into the trailer hitch. Regardless, make sure all pieces are tightly secured.
Where To Buy Accessories for the Subaru Crosstrek
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