Where do you set your cell phone when you’re in the car? If you’re looking for a way to have it visible, and not loose in the car, then a cell phone car mount/holder is the ideal option. These allow for your phone to be within reach, and yet secure enough that it won’t be bouncing around.
The following are a few things to keep in mind when in the market for a cell phone car mount/holder:
Compatibility with your phone: When shopping for a cell phone car mount/holder you need to be aware of exactly what make and model of phone you have. By having this information, you can narrow down the field quite a bit.
Location of mounting: Next, you need to think about how you would like to have it mounted, and where. Again, this will narrow down the options.
Budget: What's great is that you won't have to spend much on this accessory, plus it's something you'll be able to install yourself in a matter of seconds. You can find these cell phone car mount/holders as cheap as $10 and they go up from there.
How the mount secures the phone: Be sure to look for one with a good grip, so your phone will be secure at all times. Furthermore, you’ll want to be sure the manner in which it’s mounted is secure and strong, and able to hold the weight of your phone. Some are adjustable in that you can move/position them in different ways. This is great if you’re got a larger vehicle. Lastly make sure it doesn’t obstruct your view of the road in any way.
A cell phone car mount/holder is a great way to store your phone while in your vehicle. It will be within reach, yet won’t be slipping around in the interior.
This article originally appeared on YourMechanic.com as How to Buy a Good Quality Cell Phone Car Mount/Holder and was authored by Valerie Johnston.