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    38 Things That Should Be In Every Car Trunk, Glovebox, Front, Or Backseat

    Because lots of horror movies start with a car breaking down. 😳

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    1. A digital tire inflator complete with LED light that'll save you a AAA call when you just need to put a little air in your tire. Just plug it into your car outlet, set the PSI, turn it on, and off you go to your next destination. 🚗💨

    Black and red tire inflator
    Amazon

    You can also include use it to blow up balls, air mattresses, or anything else that needs inflating. Perhaps, your inflatable pool? It's getting warmer.

    Promising review: "I was panicked when I went to my car the other night and had a flat tire. I had no idea how to change my tire, as my husband always takes care of stuff like that. Luckily a passerby had a small tire inflator, like this one, in his car. We inflated my tire and I was able to get home safely. The next day I got on Amazon and ordered this one. I immediately tested it and it worked great. It appears to be very well-made and comes in a very nice bag that I tucked away in the back storage compartment. Hopefully, I won’t have to use it any time soon, but if I have another flat tire, this time, I’ll be prepared..." —McintireP

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in three colors).

    2. A roll of silver 3M all-weather duct tape to keep in your glove compartment because you never know when a piece of your car will fall apart.

    the duct tap
    Amazon

    Promising review: "My car’s sunroof has a bad gasket and was leaking. I sealed the entire glass panel with this tape. Viola, no more leak. Now that it’s baked a couple of weeks on my black car I removed a small corner. No nasty duct tape residue. I’m very happy to have found this tape." —SLR

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

    3. A durable, three-pocket folding car trunk organizer ideal for vehicles with a tailgate that doesn't offer the same storage support as a traditional trunk and is compatible with most vehicles.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "It was just what I needed for my messy and unorganized truck! I wanted something not too bulky, but just the right size to help me reorganize my trunk. This product did that for me. I was also concerned that it’ll move when I drove but luckily there is Velcro on the bottom that secures it in place while you drive, and sure enough it did just that! This product does not take up a lot of space and gives you the right amount of measure to place other things like groceries and a suitcase. I am completely satisfied and content with this product! I wish I had it all along!" —sheneese

    Get it from Amazon for $12.11

    4. A car trash can 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 no where to put it! Yes, these are the things I think of daily.

    the car trashcan diagram showing that you can place it on the back of your seat or in the middle of your console
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I finally got tired of the metal stock pot I’d been using as a vehicle trash 'can' and bought this item. Best decision I made that day. Sturdy sided with a rubber gasket lid so my two dogs can’t spill it everywhere. Interior has plastic baggie-esque liner but I use a grocery bag in it for easy emptying. Oh! And it has these two wonderful clips that holds the grocery bag in place. Genius! I bought the larger one to also use in camper van. This is a well designed vehicle trash can." —Patts44ok

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available two sizes).

    5. A case of 64 purified emergency water pouches with a shelf life of five years that you can keep in your car in case of an emergency when there's no other water source around.

    a reviewer photo of the emergency water pouch
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is something you hope you never have to use. I keep some in each of the cars in case of emergency. The stated shelf life is five years, which is good. They are expensive and not intended to be kept as your main emergency supply at your home. Pick up some gallon bottles when on sale at the grocery store for that. If you have the room get some 55-gallon barrels. Better to have more than not enough! Keep these in your car or boat where you can leave them and not have to rotate them for five years." —Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $28.77.

    6. A car windshield sunshade because things are heating up and you'd like your secret stash of snacks not to melt in the car while you run your errands.

    Light gray windshield sunshade
    Amazon

    Comes in multiple sizes (depending on your make and model) with a money-back guarantee.

    Promising review: "This is super easy to use. Open and put in in the window, can't get any easier than that. My GMC Denali sits outside in the Southeastern NC sun all day and this really made a difference. When I get into my truck I can actually sit on the leather seats without being burned. It also keeps the sun off my dash, which is important down here in the Southeast. I would definitely recommend it.' —Sharon

    Get it from Amazon for $15.96+ (available in sizes XS–XL).

    7. A Bigfoot air freshener that, thankfully, does not actually smell like Bigfoot but does pack a punchy pine scent.

    Yellow illustrated Big Foot air freshener
    Amazon

    Promising review: "A faithful and friendly traveling companion, my very own Big The Foot brings not just humor and delight, but the refreshing scents of a Northwest pine forest to my car. Perfect for Jeeps, families, and overcoming the odor of wet Labrador retrievers." —M. Formica

    Get it from Amazon for $4.88.

    8. A transparent window case holder for your insurance card, registration, and other vehicle documents. Plus, if you're one of those car enthusiasts who has a theme for their ride, you'll be delighted to know that you can choose from more than 150 fabrics to get the pouch that truly matches your driving spirit.

    the transparent window case holder in leopard print
    BlossomInMay / Etsy

    BlossomInMay is an online shop based in Thailand that makes adorable pouches for everyday life. With more than 150 fabric choices, BlossomInMay acts as your personal seamstress ready to make the pouch you want the way you want.

    Promising review: "Love it! The shipping was as expected so make sure to order ahead of time. The measurements were accurate as written in the description. Make sure to read the description so you can get exactly what you want with no problem. Very happy with my Car papers organizer. ❣️❣️" —Genesis Miranda-Martinez

    Get it from BlossomInMay on Etsy for $17.50+ (available in two sizes, 150+ fabric choices, and 32 zipper colors).

    9. A water-resistant LED flashlight because you never know when you might have to pull over on a dark and stormy night to figure out what's going on with your engine. It'll also make it easier to wave down help or light your way to drift into the woods and use the restroom and long road trips.

    Black flashlight in the rain
    Amazon

    Includes three AAA batteries and will illuminate whatever situation you're in for five hours straight. This flashlight has five modes: high, medium, low, strobe and SOS emergency. And, you can focus the light beam from a wide-angle to a narrow beam zoom.

    Promising review: "This is a wonderful flashlight. It’s super bright with 3 AAA batteries and has different modes. My favorite function is that it allows you to zoom the light in for small spaces and out for large spaces like anywhere outside. I highly recommend this flashlight for your car, power outages, camping, and looking for lost items. I plan to buy more as gifts because I love it, it’s priced low and works great!" —Rebecca B

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

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

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I work in the medical and rescue field and have to say this is a great product to have on your keychain. One of the concerns I had when buying this was the breakaway portion of the device itself but that was an unfounded fear. This is something that will save your life if you are ever trapped in your own vehicle as it will stay connected to your keys in the ignition which means that you will be able to reach it without a major issue. It will not easily detach without you pulling it off which means it will be available where you want it when you need it. I have nothing negative to say about this and have bought one for my wife as well to have." —Aizrec!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.85.

    11. A dog car harness that can also be used as a no-pull walking harness. It comes with five adjustment points to give a custom fit for most dogs.

    a dog in the back seat wearing the dog harness
    Petsmart

    Promising review: "I like this harness a lot. It is sturdy on my large dog who likes to pull when he sees cats and squirrels, but it also moves enough as to be fluid with his movements, if that makes sense. As in, it isn't rigid. Doesn't take long to clip him in, and it's obvious how it works. The clips and the material seem like good quality, too." —LDW

    Get it from Petsmart for $39.95 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    12. A windshield cleaning tool in case that squeegee at the local gas station just isn't cutting it. Instead of using gazillion paper towels to make your windows gleam, you get to use these nifty washable cloth pads.

    a reviewer using the windshield cleaning tool to clean their car window
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I've always had to go through contortions in order to reach the forward edge of my vehicle windshields. I don't know why I never thought of getting one of these earlier. The handle collapsed down for easy storage, and it comes with three pads/socks/booties that are easily removable for washing. I was able to wash both car windows in a matter of minutes, without even having to go to both sides of the car to do it. It even comes with a handy storage bag for keeping everything together and easy to find." —SS

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    13. A super large, super warm, super durable military wool blanket that can withstand harsh weather and keep you warm even if you're wet. Life is unpredictable and having an all-purpose blanket in the trunk will help you drive more easily.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This inexpensive washable wool blanket should be in every car, truck, and RV as a 'just in case' item. Be sure to wash it several times before use and tumble dry low. It will shed a lot, but makes the blanket nicer for use. I have one for my dog’s bed as she seems to like the feel of wool to lay on." —Chris J.

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99 (available in three colors).

    14. A pair 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.

    some of the resin car coaster collection
    ResinArtObsessed / Etsy

    ResinArtObsessed is just that — resin art obsessed! Based in Jacksonville, Florida, this online shop creates beautiful products using resin that are totally insta-worthy.

    Promising review: "I ordered the gold leaf and the pictures don’t do it justice! I have a 2018 Hyundai Tucson and they fit almost perfectly! Just a tad bit small but it’s fine, makes it easier to get in and out. Absolutely in love! 10/10 recommend!" —alishaneay3

    Get it from ResinArtObsessed on Etsy for $10 (available in 36 options)

    15. A can of Fix-A-Flat tire inflator to use in a pinch when you're almost to your destination and you run over a nail. All hope is not lost my friend. This flat tire inflator can fill your tire and seal up to a 1/4-inch puncture. 💪🏽 It's a temporary fix, but hopefully it gives you time to get to a safer location to deal with your tire.

    the flat tire inflator
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Bought this as the last resort backup option if I got a flat. Well...got a flat and this was the last chance option. Worked well enough to get me to a shop to get the tire patched without ruining the rim of the wheel. That's what it is for and that's what it did. I give 5 stars." —Dave D

    Get it from Amazon for $18.54.

    16. A car jump starter for when you accidentally leave your lights on before heading into the function. It's okay, everyone gets forgetful sometimes.

    the car jump starter
    Amazon

    This set comes with a TACKLIFE T8 jump starter, smart jumper cables, wall charger, car charger, USB cable, cigarette lighter socket adapter, EVA carrying case and a two-years warranty.

    Promising review: "Let me tell you why you need this jump starter. The battery of my car died on me while I parked it at a single garage. My jumper cables couldn't reach to restart my car. I had to borrow my friend's jump starter. After that incident, I decided to replace my jumper cables with a jump starter. I did some research and chose this particular jump starter. It's so compact yet very powerful as it advertised. I can use it as a power bank and flashlight for an emergency. Eventually, I need to buy one for each vehicle in my house." —Rachael L

    Get it from Amazon for $59.49.

    17. A pair of flex-grip work gloves if you need a ~hand~ in getting a good grip on a car part. They're also useful for a variety of at-home and around-the-house projects.

    A pair of black and gray with yellow highlights and logo
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Used for various projects around the house, from working on the car to replacing a light switch. These gloves have held up well with good enough dexterity to handle wiring and good enough padding to feel safe pulling off the lawnmower blade. The touch screen ability with thumb and index finger is nice although quite frankly they are often just too dirty to take advantage of." —Alex

    Get it from Amazon for $15.55 (available in sizes S–XXL).

    18. A portable solar panel battery charger so you'll never be caught in the middle of a dicey situation with a dead phone battery. I'm sure you can think of multiple horror films where this gadget would've been handy.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this solar charger. It has three USB ports so I can charge my phone and tablet at the same time. It is solar so it's perfect for taking with me hunting, fishing, camping or anywhere I go that does not have a AC power outlet. It will charge my phone just as fast as plugging into the wall. This is a must have item with all the electronics I use on a daily basis. Another great thing is, if your power goes out you don't have to worry about keeping your phone charged without power." —Deborah Bennett

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    19. A five-pack of 48-sheet waterproof notebooks that'll be perfect for leaving a note on your car when you walk down to the gas station or roadside stop to get a few supplies.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are the best notepads I have ever purchased. I work a lot with water so I carry them on my vest or shirt and they handle the water very well. I even showed my coworkers at work pouring a water bottle on them. It took a bit of damage but not as much if it was a regular paper notepad. They are very durable and strong. I highly recommend them to anyone in a trade or traveling." —Ricki Ramirez

    Get it from Amazon for $11.49.

    20. A digital tire pressure gauge so you can quickly assess whether you should add some air to your tire or if it's good-to-go. It has a lighted nozzle for visibility and is small enough to sit in your glovebox.

    Silver and black tire pressure gauge with blue light-up screen
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This pressure gauge was a bit more expensive then what I'd like to pay. However, it definitely came in handy at night when I needed to check my tires. The blue light makes the process so much easier to find the stud that sticks out of your tires and check your tire pressure. The device also allows your to switch between pressure units (I just use the psi). So far I've had this product for six months and haven't need to change to the battery or any problems. I recommend this product." —Annie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three colors).

    21. A four-pack of car headrest hooks you can use on the front or back of your seat, to hold your grocery bag, purse or backpack, coat and more.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are one of those things you don’t know you need until you see them. Very sturdy, not cheap at all. Honestly, I drunk ordered these and I’m super glad I did. I will use them to hook grocery bags on the way back from the grocery store so they don’t fall over. For now...they work great for my umbrella." —Adam S.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

    22. An impact and water-resistant dynamo crank radio to not only charge your phone but also help you stay informed when there aren't televisions or computers around.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this earlier in the year after the California earthquakes to put in my emergency kit. I take it everywhere and on vacation with me. For the past couple of months, it’s lived in the trunk of my car. I took it out to use it today and it’s still completely charged. It’s a bit beat up from being in my trunk but it’s held up amazingly for being thrown around with a softball, softball bat, and all the other things in my trunk. I’m sure it’ll survive an apocalypse." —penguinio

    Get it from Amazon for $49.98 (available in five colors).

    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
    @annecate / Via instagram.com

    Anne Cate is a woman-owned handmade accessory brand that makes simple yet unique gifts themed after city skylines, people, places, and things.

    The kit comes with a mini wallet (obvi): a hair tie, lip balm, two floss picks, sewing kit, adhesive bandages, emery board, two safety pins, two earring backs, makeup wipe, two bobby pins, two mints, deodorant wipe, Shout wipe, tampon, hand sanitizer, and pain relief.

    Get it from Anne Cate for $22 (available in a variety of skylines).

    24. Or, a 100-piece first aid kit to act as Dr. Miranda Bailey and take care of any scrapes, cuts, and bruises you or your passengers may get. It's no substitute for a hospital, but if your wound or ailment only needs bandages, butterfly closures, gauze pads, ointments, examination gloves, or an instant cold compress — this kit has you covered.

    Model presenting First Aid kit in red, white, and blue plastic box
    Amazon

    The multipurpose first aid kit includes:

    6 Antiseptic Towelettes12 Alcohol Wipes

    2 Antibiotic Ointment Packets 0.9 g (1/32 oz)

    10 Cotton Tip Applicators

    1 Instant Cold Compress

    1 First Aid Guide

    20 Adhesive Bandages – ¾ in x 3 in (1.9 cm x 7.62 cm)

    30 Adhesive Bandages – 3/8 in x 1 ½ in (.95 cm x 3.81 cm)

    1 Adhesive Tape Roll – 0.5 in x 5 yd (1.27 cm x 5.08 cm)

    5 Butterfly Closures

    4 Wooden Finger Splints

    4 Gauze Pads – 2 in x 2 in (5.08 cm x 5.08 cm)

    2 Gauze Pads – 4 in x 4 in (10.16 cm x 10.16 cm)

    2 Examination Gloves

    Promising review: "I bought this first aid kid with the intention of keeping in the car. Having kids, accidents always happen. It is the perfect size to keep in the trunk. It has everything you could need. However, I wish it would have come with more of the normal size or even bigger Band-Aids versus the extremely small ones. But for the price, it was worth every penny!" —julie h

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    25. A reusable, quick-drying waterproof rain poncho that's obviously useful if you have to pull over in the rain but is equally as useful if you forgot your jacket before leaving the house.

    Green poncho on white background with storage bag
    Amazon

    Promising review: "The purchase of this poncho was the result of a great deal of comparison in material, size and price. I bought two ponchos...one for each of our bug-out bags. The material is lightweight and strong. The small pouch into which it packs belies the size, which is sufficient to provide shade and shelter and fit over a backpack. These ponchos will fit in a day pack, a glove box in a car, or the pocket of a windbreaker or parka." —Paul

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in 16 colors).

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

    Tiger98 / Etsy

    Tiger98 is a Texas-based shop that makes fun and useful handmade accessories for your car.

    Promising review: "Obsessed! It’s so perfect and exactly what I was looking for. I love the pattern and got a matching trash holder too! It also came with a pack of tissues which I appreciate so much! If I could give it 10 stars I would!" —Traci Adams

    Get it from Tiger98 on Etsy for $8 (available in 14 fabric options).

    27. A set of six LED road flares for signaling for help without having to use the traditional roadside flares. The lights have nine flash modes including the universal distress code S-O-S.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Excellent designed product. Our FD is using these instead of traditional safety flares. There are flexible light pattern settings and can be used on top of traffic cones or underneath to illuminate. Set on the roadway they can be run over without breaking apart. Magnet is strong for sticking on side of the vehicle or use handy hanger which sits neatly in the groove when not used." —Jacqueline Shadford

    Get it from Amazon for $28.04.

    28. A two-pack of static clinging car window shades for an instantly tinted window to keep the heat out and your passengers cool on warmer days.

    Black car window shade on rear side door
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These work great. I thought they might not stay on the windows, but that is not an issue. Contact adhesion is due to the soft plastic-type inner shade liner that also helps cut penetrating sunlight. I've actually forgotten about them being on the windows several times, ran the window down only to realize the shade was being 'swiped' into the door. Luckily I was able to catch it in time and run it back up. After pulling this mindless stunt several times, the shades are still 100% like new, working great." —Rich

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

    29. A Leatherman multi-tool for a 14-in-1 fix-it-all type of tool. This tiny wonder is a knife, pliers, screwdrivers, wire cutters, a wire stripper, scissors, a package opener, bottle and can openers, a file and a ruler all in one. Need we go on?

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Great value and quality, I've already bought several as gifts and everyone loves them. I keep on in my car and in my camping gearbox. Anybody familiar with Leatherman knows they make good quality products. The only consideration is the tools on each Leatherman multitool. For the money, this is the best value of all the Leatherman Multis. Cheap enough so that if it gets lost or scratched up you won't cry too much. I like that the knife blade is on the outside so that you do not have to unfold the thing to deploy it. The fit and finish just shines quality. There are cheaper multis out there and I've tried them all, in the end, I keep coming back to Leatherman." —Avg. Joe

    Get it from Amazon for $59.95.

    30. A Zippo Typhoon match kit complete with a floatable container that holds 15 matches that will still light in extreme weather. So, if you do have to start a fire, you can try these matches before having to rub two sticks together.

    Model's hands holding a lit match and gray and red container
    Amazon

    Promising review: "If you get frustrated having your matches always blowing out before your fire get started, then these matches are for you! They light, stay lit, and burn longer! Just awesome!" —Abby

    Get it from Amazon for $19.20.

    31. A three-pack of windshield de-icer ideal for places where it gets so cold it leaves ice on the windows. Just spray this on your windshield, mirror, or door handle and the ice will start to dissolve.

    The can
    Amazon

    Promising review: "The winter weather here is unpredictable so some days it’s warm and the next it’s freezing and I come out to a car that needs the windows scraped and defrosted which takes time I don’t have to spare since I’m typically late getting out the door already. With these handy dandy canisters however I can quickly spray the windows and go! —d Thompson

    Get it from Amazon for $20.28.

    32. A mask holder that'll also serve as a reminder for you to put your mask on before entering the store.

    ShopVroomBlooms / Etsy

    Vroom Blooms is an online shop, based in North Carolina, that makes botanical-inspired car decor and accessories.

    Promising review: "Super cute and easy to put on my car! I hold my masks on it now which is convenient so they don’t get dirty." —Suvi Maenpaa

    Get it from ShopVroomBlooms on Etsy for $9.50 (available for horizontal or vertical vents and in 12 plant options).

    33. A set of two Drop Stop car 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.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I just bought a new Toyota Tacoma and my cellphone would always fall down trough the hole in between the seats. After putting the drop stop in place I don't drop my phone anymore. It's very discreet you can't even tell it's there. Like no one even knows they're there even though my car seats are gray. They blend in. They move along when you move the seat. I'm tall (6'1") and my wife is 5'5" so we are constantly moving the seats and they move along with them." —Raul

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    34. A 16-count variety pack of Cliff energy bars because you should always have a snack for added energy throughout the day. I mean, we've all had those days where we forget our wallet, or we have the wallet but the next stop isn't for another 70 miles. They also have a long shelf life, making them great for keeping in your emergency stash kit.

    Eight different colors and flavors of Cliff bars
    Amazon

    The variety pack comes with two chocolate chip, two chocolate brownie, two crunchy peanut butter, two blueberry crisp, two white chocolate macadamia nut, two cool mint chocolate, two peanut butter banana, and two surprise flavor bars.

    Promising review: "I purchased this box of them to use as a meal replacement in the event of a bugout situation, adding it to my stash of emergency supplies in my car. I already have five of the bars in my BoB. I bet they taste a lot better than a ration bar!" —Kelly

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three other flavors).

    35. A jar of cleaning gel 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.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my life? I never thought to use slime to get the crevices in my car clean. It’s so easy to just press or roll this around in the car picking up the dirt and crumbs vacuums are too stubborn to pick up." —Andrea

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    36. A portable car vacuum cleaner that can plug into your car outlet for super tidy drivers who must leave their car spick and span after each drive. It's also great for your little one who continues to spill Cheerios all over the backseat.

    A car vacuum kit that includes a handheld vacuum, a storage bag, and various attachments, plugs, and filters
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This thing is awesome! I own a 2018 Dodge Durango that sadly does not have leather seats. I own three dogs and it is just a nightmare pulling out my extension cord to vacuum my truck. I can now just plug this little guy into my 12-volt car outlet and I’m good to go! The power in this vacuum is as good as it’s going to get for a car vacuum so if you want extreme suction then buy a shop vac. Also, the attachments are fantastic." —Sally

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    37. An adjustable and extendable cup-holder adapter that'll let you use the cupholder for your water bottle so your water bottle doesn't roll up under the seats every time you stop at a stop sign.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Thrilled to finally have a way to keep my giant water bottle upright and not have it tossing around my car! This product is so thoughtfully designed. You can tell that someone put a lot of time and energy into making this product work for a myriad of car cup holder designs. It comes with multiple adapters to make it work in many cars." —Jessica M. Pelletier

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    38. A universal smartphone holder compatible with most smartphones, that'll allow you to be hands free while driving. Now you can set "Drivers License" on repeat, safely.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "My hands-free smartphone cradle has a good design for attaching to vent. It hasn’t ever come off and feels secure. The method for securing the phone is good too. Button on back releases the ratchet-like mechanism that tightens and loosens arms. Just squeezing arms together tightens the phone securely in the holder. I was concerned I’d lose airflow but the air just pushes out around it. I love using the phone's GPS instead of the vehicle's one and my new Beam Electronics holder allows me to do just that. Holds iPhoneX securely." —Teddy B

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    How you'll drive on your next road trip because you're full stocked on all the automotive must-haves and are prepared for anything.

    CBS

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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