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    31 Useful Car Accessories That Just Make Sense

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    1. A container of gel cleaning putty that you can use to peel the dirt off your dashboard, air vents, and pretty much everything else you own. It feels like slime, so it's super fun to use, too.

    A person using the cleaning putty to peel dust off their car vents
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.99. Also available in yellow.

    2. A pair of sauce clips that'll attach right to your air vents for an easy, breezy dipping experience. Now you won't accidentally spill BBQ sauce all over yourself when you're cruising with your drive-thru snack.

    A person dipping four french fries into a container of BBQ sauce held by the sauce holder
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    Get a set of two on Amazon Canada for $6.99. Available in three colours.

    3. A set of patterned ceramic coasters that'll fit right in your car cupholders and keep them from getting all gross. The finger-notch design makes them easy to remove, so you can just pop them out when they need a good scrub down.

    Two patterned coasters inside of a car cupholder
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    Get a set of six for $15.95.

    4. A set of durable bag holders that'll make stowing away shopping bags, purses, and garment bags a cinch. They'll clip right onto your car headrests and will ensure that your backseat doesn't turn into a floordrobe.

    A shopping bag and a hand bag hanging on the back of a car headrest
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    You can rotate them out of the way when they're not in use, or just unclip them. They're super easy to install and uninstall.

    Get a pack of four on Amazon Canada for $12.45.

    5. Or an adjustable clothes hanger bar for your car that'll keep your on-the-road wardrobe crease free. It easily attaches to your car's grip handles and is perfect for anyone whose trunk is a sea of chaos at the moment.

    Two shirts hanging from the clothes hanger bar in the back of a car
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $27.99.

    6. An anti-slip dashboard pad that'll cling to almost any surface to keep your phone, glasses, and other accessories firmly in place while you're driving. Reviewers say it's easy to clean and that nothing falls off it, even on rougher roads.

    A phone and mini diffuser on a dashboard pad
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.99. Available in a different texture and in two sizes.

    7. A pair of blind spot mirrors that'll give you a better view of your surroundings, so you stay safe and sound while you're driving. Reviewers say they're especially great for parallel parking (if it's not exactly your strong suit).

    A blind spot mirror showing a wide view of the road on a highway
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    Get a pack of two on Amazon Canada for $8.47. Availble in four shapes and in a pack of four.

    8. A pair of absorbent microfibre car-washing mitts that'll make scrubbing down your ride an absolute breeze. They have elastic cuffs, so they don't slide off your paws while you wax on and wax off.

    A person scrubbing the hood of their car with the washing mitt
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    Reviewers love how thick and durable the mitts are and say they really help get into all those hard-to-reach nooks and crannies.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.31.

    9. A tiny laser light that'll instantly make the ceiling of your car look like the night sky. It can be plugged into any USB port and comes with a flexible extender, so you can position it perfectly.

    The ceiling of a car covered in little light projections that look like stars
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $26.99. Available in three colours.

    10. A leakproof garbage can, because your backseat is starting to look a little too much like a landfill for your liking. You can clip it to your centre console or seat, so it won't tip over when you make a sharp turn.

    A car garbage bag attached to the centre console of a car
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    It comes with 20 liner bags that'll save you from getting its interior all gunked up.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.97. Also available with a black strap.

    11. A pair of sun visor clips that you can use to hold your essentials, so they don't get buried in the mess that is your car's centre console. They're lined with soft material, meaning they won't scuff your glasses or scratch your credit cards.

    One sun visor clip holding two pairs of glasses and another holding two credit cards
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    Get a pack of two on Amazon Canada for $12.99+. Available in three colours.

    12. A set of braided lightning chargers in various lengths, including one that's a whopping ten feet long. Now your friends in the backseat can charge their devices and scroll while their batteries refill.

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    BuzzFeed writer Imaan Sheikh says that she loves them because they give her the freedom to move around while her devices charge. They also withstand bites from kittens, which is great if you're a pet owner.

    Get a five-pack of cables from Amazon Canada for $13.59. Available in three colours.

    13. A pair of aromatherapy lockets that have clip backs, making them easy to attach to your air vents. Just dab your favourite essential oil to the pad inside the locket and let the air freshening begin!

    Two aromatherapy lockets resting on a table
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    Reviewers say they look a lot more expensive than they are and love that they can choose their own scent, instead of settling for a weird, chemical-packed air freshener smell.

    Get a pack of two on Amazon Canada for $16.99. Available in five styles.

    14. A nylon car seat organizer, if the back half of your vehicle is a bit of an embarrassment at the moment. Its straps can be adjusted to fit the seat of your car perfectly, and it has plenty of pockets where you can store water bottles, umbrellas, toys, and other treasures.

    A before and after comparison of a messy backseat and the car organizer filled with the same stuff
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.99.

    15. A sunshade window cover that's made of mesh nylon to keep out bugs and protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Reviewers love that it keeps air flowing and say that it's great for car camping.

    A car with the nylon window cover on one of the back windows
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.99.

    16. An ergonomic desk tray that clips right to your steering wheel, so you can eat your drive-thru dinner at an actual table. It's sturdy enough to support the weight of a laptop, if you want to get some work done in your car, too.

    The tray table attached to a steering wheel inside of a car
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.99.

    17. A roll of adhesive vinyl paper that'll pretty up your dash and console situation. If your car's interior is covered in scuffs and scratches, this stuff will make it look good as new.

    A car dashboard, console, and handles covered in adhesive film
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    It can be trimmed to fit your car's exact measurements and you can use a hairdryer or heat gun to get the film to hug edges and corners.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.99. Available in three colours.

    18. A car visor organizer to store all your miscellaneous doodads, from your spare change to your phone cords. It has a handy glasses clip and nine pockets that won't let your stuff slip out.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $20.88. Available in three colours.

    19. A blingy USB charger that'll add a little sparkle to your car and bless your devices with a full battery. The steel tip that plugs into your console is able to break car windows, so it can be used as an emergency hammer, in case of an accident.

    The USB charger being plugged into the console of a car
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $13.99.

    20. A pair of car organizers that conveniently slide between your front seats and the centre console. Now your phone, wallet, or important doodads won't accidentally fall between the gap, never to be seen again (or at least until you park).

    A car seat pocket filled with money and cards
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    Get a set of two on Amazon Canada for $32.48.

    21. A mini pet hair detailer that's teeny-tiny size allows it to get into every nook and cranny, so you won't miss any stray pieces of fur. Reviewers say it makes their stuff look brand new and that it works wonders in cars.

    A person using the pet hair detailer to remove pet hair from a car seat
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.

    22. A roll of transparent Gorilla tape to fix literally anything that's falling apart on you, including smashed signal lights. It's waterproof and airtight, so you don't have to worry about further damaging your ride.

    A person putting a piece of Gorilla tape onto their broken car light
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.79.

    23. A patterned armrest that'll attach right to the centre console of your car to keep you comfortable while you're zoomin' around. It's machine washable, so you don't have to stress about it getting sweaty or covered in crumbs.

    A patterned armrest attached to the centre console of a car
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99+. Available in five patterns.

    24. A gooseneck phone mount that'll allow you to keep an eye on your map while you're driving. It'll suction right onto your dash and comes with an anti-shake stabilizer, so you don't have to worry about your phone getting bashed around on bumpy roads.

    A phone mount suctioned onto a car dashboard
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.99. Also available in a magnetic, clamp-free style.

    25. A vibrating seat cushion that'll help relieve your built-up tension and pain with the power of targeted vibrations and heat therapy. It's made of soft, velvety fabric, so it'll make your car seat more comfortable, too!

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    Reviewers love how they can customize their massage with the different target areas and intensity options.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $69.96.

    26. A tissue box holder with an elastic strap that'll make it easy to attach to the seat of your car or your centre console. Now you won't have to blindly fumble around inside your bag to find a Kleenex — they'll always be within reach.

    A tissue box attached to the headrest of a car
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.99+. Available in eight styles.

    27. A french fry holder that conveniently fits right into your car's cup holders, so you have easy access to your salty snack while you drive. Reviewers say it doubles as a holder for their phone, snack bars, and other necessities when it's not being used for drive-thru delicacies.

    A french fry holder plugged into the cup holder of a car with fries in it
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.23.

    28. A massive pocketed organizer that'll keep your trunk from getting too cluttered. It has tons of compartments for all your stuff and is collapsible for easy storage.

    A trunk organizer with non-slip straps attached to it
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    There are non-slip strips on the bottom and securing straps to stop the organizer from sliding around.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.99.

    29. A stylish keychain bangle that you can wear as a bracelet, so that your car keys never go missing in the bottom of your bag. The keyring has an easy-to-detach clasp, so you can remove the bangle while you drive.

    A person holding the keyring bangle
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.98. Available in four colours.

    30. A waterproof dog seat cover that can be adapted to fit your trunk or backseat, so that your vehicle stays fur and slobber free. It has a mesh window barrier that’ll allow you and your pet to see each other, if they tend to get scared when you're not in full view.

    The dog seat cover as a seat cover, hammock, and trunk cover
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.99.

    31. And finally, a petite password-protected safe that'll be the perfect hiding spot for backup keys, cash, and other essentials that often go MIA when you're doing outdoor activities. It pops right into your hitch receiver, meaning it won't fall off like magnetic alternatives.

    A person putting credit cards and money into their safe
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $75.75.

    You as soon as all your new car accessories arrive:

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