Whether you're off to a road trip or just on a casual city stroll, car features are an essential part of a successful Valentine's date. So, we came up with a list that could come in quite handy before, during, or after the trip – if you know what we mean.
This can serve as a reminder of the features you haven't used, or the things that you can look for next time you buy a new car. Either way, it’s better to be informed. Just try to keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the steering wheel.
Aside from setting the mood for the night, the entertainment system could be your savior if you don't have a topic to talk about. Some cars also have premium speakers, like the Harman/Kardon in the Subaru Forester, which gives impressive sound clarity.
Huge LCD displays that play DVDs can also be useful. If you don't like the current movies on theaters, why not get a romantic classic and play it on your car? And as an added bonus, some cars have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that can connect to the internet.
Tip: Don't forget to clear your browsing history.
For outgoing couples, extra space for your baggage is a must. Some cars, like the Volkswagen Tiguan, can fold their 2nd row seats entirely which helps you maximize its capacity. This also gives you more freedom to move inside; that's if you want to do fun activities like playing board games, eating ice cream, or reading books.
Tip: Aside from washing your car, make sure your mats are vacuumed to avoid chaffing.
Automatic Climate Control
Nothing beats a worry-free trip than excellent air-conditioning, like Mazda 2 Midnight Edition's electronic automatic single-zone temperature control. When things heat up, your car's automatic climate control will keep the car cool and cozy – whether it's a hot high noon or cold midnight.
Tip: If your car has a defogger, use it.
Since having your car’s top down can be a little bit of a hassle in our country, some models like the Hyunda Grand Santa Fe, are gifted with a panoramic sunroof that gives a wide top view. It will give you the feeling of being outdoors while inside the vehicle. Trust us. The blue-painted or star-filled sky will definitely set the mood.
Tip: If you choose to enjoy the view, make sure you're not driving.
The Toyota Alphard's leather-clad captain seats on its 2nd row gives you a premium feel especially with its beige color. The seats are pleasant to touch and fully reclinable giving passengers a comfortable, lazyboy-like experience. You might need to convince your partner that the actual date isn't really inside the car.
Tip: You need to get a driver for this. A quiet one.
Valentine's day must have accessory – Heavy Tints
As much as you want to flaunt your date on Valentine's, it's still recommended that you get your cars heavily tinted. This is for your own privacy which we strongly value.