17 Gadgets That Every Car Needs – Like Yesterday
Cause we have all been in that place when we parked TOO close and then were terrified to open our car door?? Am I right??
Or even worse, you accidentally opened the car door too fast and nicked the paint on your neighbor.
Never again. Seriously, don’t be that guy. Instead, you need some of these awesome car gadgets. They’ll save your sanity, my friends. I swear upon it.
And as you begin to age, you’ll find that there are nooks and crannies in your car that you never even knew where going to be an issue. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve reached between a seat and felt “something” that I really wasn’t brave enough to peek at.
Get ready to be “wowed” by these awesome car gadgets. Your road trips are never going to be the same.
Car Gadgets to Save your Sanity – and maybe even your insurance premiums
Say goodbye to stressing out over every little thing and instead try these awesome car hacks.
All you need are some silicone muffin tins to put into your cup holders and you’ll have a simple storage container that won’t let anything fall out. Plus, they’re easy to remove and dishwasher safe!
Need to do some work on the road? That’s no problem with this eating wheel desk!
Tired of door dinging everything in close proximity. Simply add on a piece of foam or rubber to your car door to alleviate that issue. Super handy if you have kids that rip open the door as well.
Use Rain-x wipes on your side mirrors so that when it rains, the water just literally pours off. Crazy awesome considering those little mirrors don’t have any wipers to use.
How in the world does the back of the cars get so dirty? I swear it’s just like a big dumping ground back there. What I love about the hanging backseat organizer is that it keeps things up off the floor and in arms reach of anyone reaching over the back.
Stick that phone to your dash so it never slides around again. I’m totally loving this idea. Plus, in states where you have to be hands-free it can double as an awesome phone holder to let your phone be onthe speaker to communicate as well.
Car camping is a thing. And it’s totally awesome. All you need is a simple blow up mattress to make it even more real and comfy. Who says that you even need a tent or camper to camp? I’d take this setup any day.
The organization skills of the backseat of this van are pretty on point. (I have a feeling that this van has never been cleaner!) Look at the shoe hangers over the back that are used to store snacks, sunscreen, swim diapers and even some toys. This is a perfect gadget to have in the car for a family adventure to the beach.
Did you know that you can do some serious cleaning with simple toothpaste and a rag? That powerful duo will take away the cloudiness over your headlights in a matter of seconds!
(I prefer Colgate as my toothpaste of choice – lol!)
But seriously, hard to believe that a little dab of toothpaste and some elbow grease will make a transformation like this. Here is the before:
And here is the after…look at those babies shine!
This gadget is probably one of the best inventions, ever. It hooks into your car radio and let’s it play any phone – no matter how old the car is. It’s like getting a phone upgrade without actually paying at the rear for one.
Have a paintbrush handy? Guess what, you’ve got your own little mini broom for your car. Paintbrushes are the perfect way to sweep out those window cracks to get read of debris and crumbs.
And remember all those little people sitting in the back of the car? They make messes, too. I like using paper muffin cups so that they are like little mini trash cans for them to use.
Plus, they are easy to replace and are super cheap.
Other Car Gadget Items that you need to have
I’m all about hacks sprinkled in with some practicality. One of my favorite car gadgets? Crazy antenna toppers for the antenna on the top of your car. How many times have you lost your car in the parking lot?
C’mon be honest. I have no shame in saying that I misplace my car at least once per week. MINIMUM. So what I’ve done is created some unique antenna toppers on my own to help me find my car without losing my mind. Genius? I think so.
Do you happen to have any keyboard cleaner in your house? You know what I’m talking about, right? The can of powerful air that can literally blow a baseball cap off the head with ease? That force of hair in the perfect car gadget because that burst of air can get dirt and debris out of any type of cracks.
One other little secret car gadget that I’m certain every parent in the word has handy? Slime…yep, you guessed it. Slime is AWESOME at picking up dirt off hard surfaces. Now trying to sneak it past your kids to use it in the car is a whole other story.
While I wish I had money to buy new air fresheners all the time, I just don’t. So what that means is that I get to make my own. If you have some q-tips and essential oils, you can dip them in there and have them sitting in various areas of the car. The sun will warm up your car and have that smell perfect for when you get inside.
I’m also a huge fan of duct tape in our car…This is because I’m often annoyed by bugs and other flies. And let’s all be honest…how many times have you been driving down the road and had one or two annoying flights that just wouldn’t stop hitting you in the face? Put up a strip up duct tape and that problem will take care of itself in no time at all.
There ya have it! 17 Car Gadgets and ideas that are certain to make your car a lot more interesting!
Do you have any fun car gadgets that you love?