A floor console, which can also be called a center console, is an accessory you can purchase that sits on the floor of your vehicle and offers storage and organization space. It can be used to replace an existing console, or it can fill what is otherwise empty space.
The floor console is found in the middle of the two front seats. Many vehicles come with a console already built in. These consoles can include a storage space, cup holder, and maybe a place for change to be kept.
A couple things to keep in mind when looking for a new console:
Purpose: There are floor consoles that you can purchase that offer additional storage space, a small refrigerator compartment, a place to store books and maps, and more. Keep in mind, the more features and compartments it has, the higher the price tends to be.
Material: Floor consoles can be made out of a variety of materials including a hard plastic, cloth, or some sort of metal. If you are the type that constantly seems to be spilling, you’ll want to look for one that is waterproof and easy to clean. Be sure to have your car year, make, and model handy as this will help to determine which floor console will work in your space.
A floor console can make a huge difference where organization is concerned in your vehicle.
This article originally appeared on YourMechanic.com as How to Buy a Good Quality Floor Console and was authored by Valerie Johnston.