Everything You Need to Know About Choosing Car GPS Holders and Mounts for Garmin GPS Units
When you set out on a road trip or want to explore a new part of the city, a navigational system makes your adventure go more smoothly. A mount for the GPS unit allows you to see maps and directions without having to look away from the road. On eBay, you can find a variety of styles of new and used Garmin GPS holders at a range of price points.What are some available features of a Garmin GPS holder?
These are some of the features of a new or used Garmin GPS holder:
- Re-positioning: The suction cup and clip styles of holders can be re-positioned as many times as you need to.
- Angle: The holders can be adjusted to different angles for easier viewing while you drive.
- Washable: The hard plastic portions and the suction cups can be wiped off with a damp cloth if they get dusty or dirty.
- UV-resistant: The materials resist fading and damage from UV exposure.
Some available types of affordable Garmin GPS holders are listed as follows:
- Clip: This clips onto the vent in the dashboard and extends outward at an angle.
- Cradle: This has a bottom piece that cradles the GPS.
- Bracket: A frame goes around the top, sides, and bottom of the GPS to keep it in place.
The mounting technologies for a Garmin GPS holder are described below:
- Adhesive: The holder may have an adhesive strip to stick onto the dashboard.
- Suction cup: A rubber or silicone suction cup may be attached to the bottom of the holder. The suction cup adheres to the dashboard or the windshield.
- Friction: The mount may use a clip and bean bags to keep it in place on the dashboard.
When you are shopping on eBay for a Garmin GPS holder, consider the following factors:
- Brand: The available brands include Arkon, Garmin, and RAM Mounts.
- Material: The holders may be made of rubber or silicone suction cups, acrylic, or hard plastic.
- Compatibility: Some of the GPS holders are made for a specific Garmin model, and others have universal compatibility.
- Size: The sizes range from 3.5 inches to 4.5 inches wide by 4 inches to 8 inches tall by 3 inches to 5 inches deep.
- Condition: Choose from new, used, or manufacturer's refurbished GPS holders.