The 3 Biggest Phone Mount Blunders

driving through the rain with phone mounted on dashboardPhoto by Jaromír Kavan on Unsplash

You shouldn’t use your phone while driving. But no one seems to follow this rule because maps must be viewed, podcasts must be played, and messages must be read. If you’re doing any of these, then you’re not concentrating on what should be - the road. It’s hard to not use your phone while driving but it’s not hard to be smart about it. 

What’s Right For Me

dash mount

A simple device like a phone car mount can help keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel. It may seem like a simple choice but we sometimes overlook a few important details. In this article, we’ll take a look at what to consider when getting a car mount so you can avoid making these car phone mount blunders.

Specifically Stated

vent mount

The first thing to consider is where you’ll be driving most often. Use of phone mounts differ from state to state. Some states allow windshield mounts. Others also allow this, although with certain restrictions, while the rest don't allow phone car mounts on the windshield at all. If you live in a state that follows the latter, then a dash mount or a vent mount would be your pick.

Size Matters

tablet cup holder mount

The bigger they are, the harder they fall. Trust me, you don’t want your device crashing on your lap or the car floor while you’re driving. A vent mount might droop under the weight of your device making for awkward viewing angles. Bigger and heavier devices need a sturdier mount that can take the weight. The Mightmount’s windshield mounts are built tough and can handle any size phone. For those who use a tablet for navigation, we have the iPad and tablet cup holder car or truck mount

Use It Wisely

car mount

Having a phone car mount doesn’t mean you can use your phone as you please. Some state laws even prohibit using your phone while on a mount except for launching an app. Remember to turn on your phones’ hands-free mode so you can use voice commands. Place your phone holder within your reach and as close to your view without obstructing your view of the road. The less time your eyes and hands are distracted, the better.