Skip To Content

    31 Cool And Useful Things For Your Car That You'll Basically Be Racing To Buy

    Let's hit the road. 🚗 💨

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. An adorably tiny hanging diffuser to jazz up the inside of your car with dainty decor that can also cover up the smell of that one random fry you haven't been able to find but the odor lets you know it's always there.

    hand holds small glass container with rope around the rear view mirror

    2. A set of seat gap fillers (as seen on Shark Tank) for the car eater who's always dropping crumbs between the seats. You'll no longer have to search for a month to find the source of that mysterious smell.

    a reviewer photo of the front seat of a car with the seat fillers in the gap between the center console and the car seats

    3. A phone holder compatible with most smartphones that'll allow you to be hands free while driving. Now you can set your favorite Beyoncé song on repeat, safely.

    phone holder than connects to vent

    4. A light saber windshield wiper cover so you can use the force to fight off the raindrops trying to attack your windshield.

    5. A Chewbacca seatbelt cover in case your 2021 goal is to make your entire car Star Wars themed.

    furry brown seatbelt cover that looks like the thing chewbacca wears

    6. A can of Fix-A-Flat tire inflator to use in a pinch when you're almost to your destination and run over a nail. It can fill your tire and seal up to a 1/4-inch puncture. It's a temporary fix, but hopefully it'll give you time to get to a safer location and deal with that tire.

    a person using the fix a flat to inflate the tire

    7. A keychain car escape tool complete with a seatbelt cutter and car window breaker that is an essential tool to add to your preparedness kit.

    8. A sweet lil' Groot you can put pretty much anywhere, but he'll enjoy the view most by hanging onto your car antenna.

    baby groot holds onto antenna

    9. A wet and dry vacuum because you always say you'll get those crumbs later, but later never comes. With this portable vacuum, you can take care of tiny messes as they happen and keep your ride tidy.

    10. A pair of lightweight and durable escape tracks to keep handy because winter is coming. You'll be glad you have these when your car gets stuck in the snow.

    orange plastic tracks under two front wheels

    11. A set of car hooks you can use on the front or back of your seat, to hold your grocery bag, purse or backpack, coat and more.

    the hooks

    12. The White Guy Blinking meme but in air freshener form for making sure your car never has a funny smell.

    freshener that's a picture of guy with eyes closed in front a pile of the same guy but with eyes open

    13. A restorative headlight cleaning kit if your headlights have gotten dull and hazy over the years. This cleaning kit will shine them up so they're good as new.

    before: cloudy headlight after: clean and shiny headlight

    14. A sweet lil' No Face car charm because sometimes the only thing your car needs is a little character, literally.

    no face from spirited away sits on swing hanging from mirror

    15. A durable, three-pocket folding car trunk organizer perfect for people with cargo trunks. No more worrying about the fruit rolling all over the trunk after a trip to the farmer's market.

    bin with pockets on the outside and handles

    16. A two-sided wheel desk that'll let you dine from the comfort of your car. Or, it can serve as a desk when you haven't quite finished that term paper and just need a few more sentences to hit that word count. Did I mention it comes with a cup holder? 😏

    17. A comfy, memory foam chair cushion ideal for commuters or long road trips to take the pressure off of your back. The cushion is ergonomically designed to assist with back pain and sciatica relief.

    18. A tissue holder to hang on your car visor for unplanned runny noses or mopping that sip of cold brew that always seems to miss your mouth.

    19. A teeny-tiny trashcan because it's pretty much the cutest thing ever. It can sit in your cupholder and hold all your little gum wrappers and empty ketchup packets.

    tiny trash can in cup holder

    20. Or, a larger trash bin to at least attempt to keep a clean and tidy car. You never know when you'll need a trash can. Imagine a spider descending in front of your face while you're driving. You grab a napkin to catch it and there's nowhere to put it! Yes, these are the things I think of daily.

    waste bin that attaches to front seats

    21. A powerful wheel cleaner because low-effort cleaning is your goal in life. This cleaner gives you the ability to clean your wheels without the scrubbing so you can keep your car in ~like new~ condition as long as possible.

    22. A pair of pet hair-removing brushes that'll leave you shocked by the amount of hair they pull from your seat or seat cover.

    23. A tiny emergency kit for your glove box that carries the important things including common underrated items like a hair tie, safety pin, breath mints, and a makeup wipe.

    the emergency kit

    24. A console side pocket ingeniously designed as a catchall with a coin slot giving you a place to put your change that isn't a cupholder. You can remove the compartment when the change pouch gets full.

    25. A car washing mitt reviewers highly recommend because it's super effective but won't scratch your ride. When you're done, just toss it in the washing machine and it's ready to use again.

    26. A set of resin car coasters for added interior decor that'll also help you see where your cup holders are so you don't accidentally drop your spicy McDonald's Sprite on the floor.

    coasters in cup holders with glittery water and sand

    27. An air mattress so you can pull over for a nap when a car ride gets really long. This mattress can fit in the backseat of car, depending on the make. And, naturally it's a must-have for camping.

    mattress in back of car

    28. An all-purpose car cleaner formulated to remove dirt and grime from upholstery, fabric, canvas, leather, vinyl, plastic, rubber, wood trim, metals, and more.

    29. A bumper sticker remover because no one should be stuck with the same bumper stickers they put on their car when they were a teenager.

    before: car with bumper stickers after: car with no bumper stickers

    30. A blind spot mirror so you can switch lanes without completely wigging out.

    small round mirror stuck to side mirror

    31. A ball of slime putty for those nooks and crannies in your car that never seem to get clean. The best part is that you can reuse it over and over.

    the putty cleaning the air vent inside the car

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.