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    Updated on Feb 7, 2020. Posted on Jan 23, 2020

    27 Ingenious Things For Your Car You'll Probably Never Stop Using

    ๐ŸŽถI'm in love with my car, gotta feel for my automobile.๐ŸŽถ

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    1. A bumper-sticker remover that'll attach to your drill for quick and easy removal of stickers you don't want in your life anymore.

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    Promising review: "Bought a used car to get back and forth to work. Only problem being the back was covered in bumper stickers. Eleven to be exact. I don't like bumper stickers. At all. This removed all of them in 25-30 minutes total no problem. Still has probably half the wheel left so I stuck it in my garage toolbox in case I need to eradicate any bummer stickers in the future." โ€”PrestidgeSouthside

    Get one on Amazon for $19.97.

    2. A windshield cover to protect your car from the stormy weather ahead. It'll also get you to where you're going faster, because you won't be scraping ice and snow off your windshield!

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    The shield cover is made with straps that hang down and attach to your cars' wheels for a secure and tight fit. This keeps snow/wind/and frost from building up under the cover!

    Promising review: "This is the best thing I could have ever bought! I bought one for myself, my mom, and my sister. New England just got slammed with a Nor'easter, and let me tell you...this thing works! It only took about five minutes to put on my car, and like five seconds to get it off this morning. No snow or ice anywhere on the wiper well or windshield. I highly recommend this!" โ€”Shelley

    Get it from Amazon for $26.95 (available in three sizes and two colors).

    3. An air mattress for literally anytime you're in your car and need it to also be a bed. Camping, long road-trips, a nap in the middle of the work day, you name it.

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    It comes with one air mattress, two inflatable pillows, one inflator/deflator pump, one repair kit, and one storage bag.

    Promising Review: "I have to say that this is amazing! This bed can be used in a truck or the back of a car, which is so practical. The machine it comes with helps it inflate quickly. It can also be used anytime you're camping, not just in a car. It shocked me how spacious the back seat was with this air mattress. And the cushion is very comfortable. It's easily portable because it's not heavy at all. Such good quality!" โ€”Amy

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99 (available in four colors).

    4. A car washing mitt made of microfiber material that'll pick up dirt, soak up suds, and leave a smooth finish โ€” all without leaving behind a scratch.

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    Oh and when you're done you can just go ahead and toss this in the washing machine โ€” so easy!

    Promising review: "I've owned many mitts in the past and this one is right up there with the best. I like a mitt that's thin enough to feel through, yet thick enough to hold the water and suds and not feel cheap. I also like a mitt to stay firm to my wrist, yet easily be able to spin around and not have to take another dip into the bucket, so I can utilize both sides. This mitt meets all of these requirements and is cheap enough to replace once a year." โ€”WoodTurner

    Get it from Amazon for $5.94.

    5. A console side pocket with a piggy bank for putting loose change (great for tolls and parking) and a longer pocket trailing behind for your keys, phone, and wallet. Did I mention it also has a cupholder?!

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    You can order one for the driver's side seat or passenger's side seat.

    Promising review: "I put this in last night and went to work today and everything was perfect. I did have to install the foam spacers (included) to make it a really snug fit. It would have still worked without it but I like things perfect. So now the coins go in the coin pocket and my keys and other work related accessories go in the bigger pocket. This is one of the best cheap life hacks you can get if you're a car person and/or just like being organized and neat." โ€”R.Garcia

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available with or without cupholder)

    6. A powerful wheel cleaner made with an acid-free and pH-balanced formula to penetrate dirt and grime safely with incredible results.

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    Promising review: "It will take one look from your friends to say. 'Did you buy some new wheels?' This stuff is absolutely amazing. For the full effect, dismount your wheel, spray the back. Go do something for 10 minutes. Wash with water, no scrubbing needed. Turn the rim face up, do it again. Do the rest of your rims, and don't forget the tire protectant when you reinstall them. This stuff will handle salt, road tar, off-road dirt and mud; you get it dirty, it comes clean. Where was this stuff when I was racing off-road?" โ€”johnfcon

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    7. A (3D-printed!) clip-on sauce holder for your air vent so you can have optimal snacking abilities when you can't wait to dig into those fresh and hot nuggets! The "dip-lock" design allows any size sauce to sit comfortably and snug, so as to not fall out.

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    Promising review: "This is the coolest most innovative thing Iโ€™ve ever seen. This person needs to go on Shark Tank. So convenient and awesome that it comes in colors." โ€”Julie Jones

    Get it from Limit3DitionShop on Etsy for $7.90.

    8. A compact trash bin that'll hang conveniently nearby so you can keep your car clean and tidy day-to-day โ€” especially during longer car rides or trips!

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    This 1.85-gallon trashcan has adjustable straps and a waterproof interior, and it's leakproof!

    Promising review: "This is a very convenient addition to my car and fits perfectly without being in the way of passengers in the second row seating area. I highly recommend. Fits easily in vehicles that have a center armrest in the front passenger seating area. Universal fit." โ€”Paula D. Thomas

    Get it from Amazon for $9.59.

    9. A 2.5-gallon wet and dry vacuum perfect for those hard-to-reach spots between seat cushions and inside air vents.

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    Vacuum includes a six-foot hose and 10-foot cord.

    Promising review: "This is the vac you are looking for, if you are looking to keep your car clean. Easy-open clips make emptying a breeze. It is lightweight for ultra portability. The best, most unexpected surprise are the attachments. They actually fit into BOTH the nooks AND the crannies of your car. We have two dogs. This picks up about 95% of the dog hair (I would estimate that the average shop vac picks up 85% of dog hair). There will always be a stray hair that has somehow bonded at the molecular level with the car mat. Finally, it's not painfully loud to operate." โ€”MJKeys

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99.

    10. A blind spot mirror so you can catch those out-of-view spots that can often get you into sticky situations if unchecked.

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    Promising review: "I purchased this one because there is no bezel that takes up space when the rear view mirror is already so small and you'll need whatever space you can get. The angle is also adjustable. Of all the ones I've purchased, this seemed to fit and look the best."โ€”literofpeter

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97 (available in packs of two or four).

    11. An essential oil diffuser to clip on your car vent; simply apply essential oil to the felt pad inside the locket for the new car smell of your dreams.

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    Promising review: "High quality! I was not expecting such a hearty piece of hardware! Came with plenty of little pads. The clasp has a built in magnet and a slight clip to it so it has a good strong hold closed. Also the clips that attach to the vent are built solid too. Beautiful designs on front. I put a few drops of oil on mine and put it in my car and the whole car is scented! Comes in a cute little package perfect for gifts. Will be buying again for second car and as gifts! 100% recommend! โ€”Alaina

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99 (comes with 12 felt scent pads).

    12. A replacement air filter, because you're going to gasp when you look at how dirty your current one is (and you don't want to be inhaling that anymore)!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I know very little about cars but I do know quite a bit about saving money. I went to get my airbag replaced this past month and they recommended I replace my cabin air filter. It was going to cost $60 and $40 for labor!! I YouTubed a tutorial and it looked so simple. I bought one on Amazon (same brand) for less than $20!!! For a 26-year-old (completely inexperienced with cars) who spent 10 minutes on YouTube and an extra 10 minutes in installation, I saved over $80!!! I probably would have had to wait at the dealer more than the 20 minutes it took me overall and would have had to pay an extra $80. No thank you!!" โ€”Vanessa C.

    Get it on Amazon for $8.87 (available in a variety of pack sizes).

    13. A natural air-purifying bag that will eliminate unwanted odors from your car without adding any artificial scents that often induce headaches.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this thing. When I got it I was hesitant to believe that it would work but it does! My boyfriend smokes cigarettes in my car and every time I would get back in the car the smell was overwhelming, but now the smell is gone! It doesn't create good odors but it definitely eliminates all of the bad ones. I will definitely be buying another one soon." โ€”beffanny

    Learn about more ways to use these deodorizing bags in our Moso charcoal bag review!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.83 (available in three colors and a variety of pack sizes).

    14. A pair of pet hairโ€“removing brushes for the person with a furry friend who likes to roll around the seats as if they owned the car.

    Amazon

    Promising review: Really impressed with these! We have a dog that sheds like itโ€™s his job and our car is always extremely difficult to vacuum. These really picked up the hair with minimal effort. Iโ€™ve also used on our home area rugs and got way better results than our shark vacuum. Left the carpets feeling soft as well. Iโ€™d definitely recommend for any pet owner!"โ€”jonathanc1222

    Get it a pack of two from Amazon for $12.45.

    15. A set of car hooks that will keep your purse, grocery bags, and jackets off the floor.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Everyone who has gone into my car loves these hangers. So useful to hold purses, plastic bags, jackets, 40-ounce water containers, etc.! They have remained where I hooked them no matter." โ€”L.H

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    16. A set of seat gap fillers so when you inevitably drop your phone between the seat and the center console, you won't have to stick your arm down the dark crevice of doom and despair to find it.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I watched the episode of Shark Tank this was on. I have had incidents where things have dropped into the gap between seat and console and what a pain that is! This product is so simple and easy to install. I highly recommend it and wonder why I didn't think of it first." โ€”TheCrewDog

    Get the set of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    17. A keychain car escape tool able to both cut your seat belt and break your car window in emergency situations where you'll need to get out of your car as quickly and safely as possible.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Thankfully I haven't needed to use this item BUT.. if I ever do, I have it in my car, in the pocket of the driver side door. I live in Florida where we are surrounded by water and there are lakes, canals, drainage ditches, flood control ditches and many bridges. There are constantly stories on the news about vehicles losing control and heading into the waters. One of the last news stories showed using this little tool. I immediately purchased several of them and gave them out to family and all of my neighbors."โ€”pete33

    Get it from Amazon for $11.55.

    18. A restorative headlight cleaning kit to make your car look so shiny and new, people will think you just drove it off the lot.

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    The kit includes: Gloves, surface activator (activator softens plastic, making it easier to sand smooth) sanding paper, polish, and a finish and seal UV block clear coat applicator.

    Promising review: "The results. I am still in shock about them. I saw some pictures of 'results' and I thought they were all fake. NO, they are not. It's that good. I am very pleased with this product. If you need your headlights cleaned, buy this kit! On another note, my mom was so amazed by how well it worked she made me go buy another kit and clean her headlights too!" โ€”Brad

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two styles).

    19. A pair of lightweight and durable escape tracks you'll be grateful to have if you ever get stuck in a tough spot.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These traction pads are amazing! For anybody who's never used them, essentially you jam them against your drive tires in slick conditions or if you're stuck in sand, and your tires grip them and pull you right out! The bright orange makes them easy to see after digging them into the mud, and the knobs are durable enough to withstand a very large truck's beating. For the price, the quality, the durability, and the hundreds of uses, you can't go wrong with these. If I could give them six stars I would have!" โ€”sean

    Get them from Amazon for $136.10.

    20. A comfy, memory foam chair cushion for anyone who's been searching for something to help soothe their back pain and/or work on their posture.

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    Promising review: "Works great, helps to relieve some pressure from sitting. This is a great memory foam cushion for office chairs or your couch. You really can feel the difference. This is thick, and feels like it will last for a really long time. I've been using mine for a couple of weeks and already feel a little better. The cover is removable for washing, and the stitching is done really well. I recommend this to anyone who has to sit for more than a few hours." โ€”phillygirl

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    21. A two-sided wheel desk so you can take a pit-stop on a long road-trip and eat comfortably (or get some work done) right in the comfort of your parked car!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "As an outside sales rep, I sometimes feel like I live in my car. This dual-purpose tray is a must-have if you need a well-positioned mobile desk or a less awkward way to eat (and avoid wearing) your lunch. It's nice that both sides are functional โ€” a food tray complete with a cup holder on one side, and a smooth flat writing surface on the other. You won't have to worry about getting grease or food residue on your paperwork! Also works well with small laptops or your iPad. Made of high-impact plastic, it won't melt or warp if you leave it sitting in your hot car... virtually indestructible. I can't imagine how I lived without one of these for so many years!" โ€”Mike

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in two colors).

    22. A pack of six cable clips that'll finally organize your car charging situation by keeping cords in their place, because gravity has been making your life harder for ๐Ÿ‘far ๐Ÿ‘too ๐Ÿ‘long.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "If you have devices that need to be charged and you want to keep your cables neat, tidy and in place, you need this product. You could also use your imagination to find other uses! I have purchased two packs of these and used them all! I simply could not imagine life without these cable clips!" โ€”Mike

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $6.97

    23. A dog bowl water bottle that will keep your precious pups hydrated in the car while you're off on the next adventure.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Who's a good boy?!

    Promising review: "We have 4 dogs and have wasted a lot of water over the years in collapsible bowls. Purchased this before taking them all for a week long beach trip and now wish we had discovered it sooner! So easy to use (especially on the go), no waste, and the dogs love it! We do a lot of hiking with our pups and are thrilled to find something to make water breaks so much quicker and easier!"โ€”T.Wood

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in six colors).

    24. A stick-on shade designed to keep your car cool and your eyes safe from the piercing sun.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These shades work great. With a freshly cleaned window they stick to the glass quickly, even in Arizona. They fold up easily and stay on indefinitely."โ€”Brad

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97.

    25. A leather cleaner and conditioner made with powerful ingredients that'll remove stains and discoloration, while also softening warn-down leather, so your car will look and *feel* brand-new!

    amazon.com

    It works on any color of leather you happen to own, from beige to grey to black! First you go in to remove the dirt with the cleaner, then follow up with the no-rinse conditioner, which leaves the leather lightly shined and super soft.

    Promising review: "The stuff is amazing, absolutely worth buying. First I applied leather cleaner and allowed it to sit for a few minutes, then took a towel to remove dirt. Then I used my hands to rub the leather treatment in cracks and stitches, took a small clean cloth wiping residual off and my leather never looked this good. About a 1/2 bottle left after applying on Acura TL, Nissan Armada SUV, F-350 pickup and Harley Davidson leather seat. Placed the cloth in a sealed zip lock bag to reuse again. Best leather treatment I have found." โ€”Spiderman

    Get it on Amazon for $19.99.

    26. A no-rinse carpet spot remover that'll rid your life of not-so-pleasant car seat stains from years of carpooling.

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    It works on any color-fast material that can be safely dampened with water โ€” which probably covers every kind of car upholstery except leather.

    Promising review: "I had terrible rust and oil stains all over the seats of my car. I tried other cleaners but they made the stains darker. I took it to the dealership to see if they could get it out and they flat out told me no, so I gave up and lived with it for five years. I tried this after it was recommended by a friend. I sprayed it on and literally watched the stain run right off my seat. It was amazing! I thought I was going to have to pay hundreds of dollars to replace the seats in my car because nothing else would work. This stuff really is awesome!" โ€”Brittany

    Get a 32-ounce bottle on Amazon for $11.18.

    27. A near-universal phone holder to make playing road-trip tunes and long talks with your mom all the more accessible and safe!

    Amazon

    This will hold most smartphones out there and has a quick release button so you can easily grab your phone again after your car is in park! It easily attaches to any horizontal vents, and has a ball-and-socket joint so you can angle your phone however works best for you.

    Promising review: "Am happy to say it holds the iPhone 6s inside an OtterBox cover, even though the OtterBoxโ€™s thickness exceeds the two bottom feet of this holder. Squeeze the two sides really hard to ensure that they grip the Otter box tightly. I have already made a long trip of nearly a 1000 miles without the phone falling out. Really love the ball and socket joint since you can angle the phone just right to avoid glare. " โ€”maiji

    Get it on Amazon for $14.99.

    Your car is ready for a 3+ movie franchise deal!

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