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    22 Life-Changing Products For People Who Drive

    You may want some of these things even if you don't own a car.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. 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 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.

    Promising review: "These clip to the air vents of a vehicle and improve the overall odor SO MUCH! They’re passive; all you have to do is remember to ‘charge’ them with the oil of your choice. I have small children and a giant Newfoundland dog, and yesterday it was raining AND I had to change a dirty diaper in the parking lot. When we returned to the car after running errands, it just smelled nice. No wet dog or residual diaper smell." — Raising_Arrows316

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $12.99.

    2. A blind spot mirror perfect for catching those out-of-view spots that can often get you into sticky situations if unchecked.

    Promising review: "I looked at most of the blind spot mirrors on Amazon and settled on this one. I really like that the mirror is low profile and doesn't have a border around it. It is good quality with no flaws. Once installed it looks like it was meant to be there and doesn't stick out like a sore thumb. It is also tiltable in all directions which was absolutely a requirement. If it is not adjustable, then most of your view will be of the side of your car." — Andrew

    Get it from Amazon for $6.97.

    3. A compact digital tire gauge with an LED digital display so you can accurately assess your car's tire pressure, day or night.

    Store it in your glove compartment or center console for when the day comes that you'll need it!

    Promising review: "This is my third digital tire gauge. I like it better than the others because the non-slip texture makes it easy to hold on to, the LED light makes it really easy to use in the dark, and it easily forms a seal with the valve stem to get an accurate read on the first try." — IT-Guy

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

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

    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." — Beffanyyy

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95

    5. 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.

    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." — The Crew Dawg

    Get the set of two from Amazon for $19.99.

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

    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." — Lynette Hall

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    7. A pair of pet hair remover brushes for the person with a furry friend who likes to roll around the seats as if it were their own car.

    Promising review: "Who knew these handy little guys would work so well brushing away hair from upholstery or carpets. I keep one at home and one in my car." —Jane Jenerette

    Get it a pack of two from Amazon for $9.45.

    8. A five-port car charger so everyone can charge their devices and Karen can live tweet the roadtrip in peace.

    Promising review: "This device is perfect when you take a trip or go on an outing with a few people in the car. Now everyone’s phones can be charged!" — Kathi

    Get them from Amazon for $22.51.

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

    Who's a good boy?!

    Promising review: "This bottle is great when traveling in the car. As a passenger in the car, I can give my dog the water she needs in this convenient water carrier. Whatever she does not drink, the remaining water goes back into the mug. It is important to note that the doggy's human has to squeeze the bottle continuously for water to remain in the bowl." — Nature Girl

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    10. A compact garbage bag made with straps and enough room to fit that pile of trash that keeps growing under your passenger's feet.

    Promising review: "I love this! They have added clips to the sides to hold the bags in. You could use grocery sacks too. It is the perfect size to stay out of the way of kids in the back seat and for me to still reach it. This is perfect!" — A. Landholm

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    11. A trunk storage organizer for a clean and organized trunk space when you go on road trips or take home big loads of groceries.


    Promising review: "I have used this product both in the back of my car and in the passenger seat while traveling. I like the tie-down hooks that allow me to fasten the product to the back of my cross-over vehicle, it keeps items stable and protected. I'm able to place my cooler in it to stabilize my glass purchases—which helps tremendously. On my last long-distance trip, I used it in the passenger seat to stabilize my water bottles, my books, my snacks, and everything was at arms-reach. Best of all, I wasn't hunting for stuff in the floorboard because I hit the brakes." — RedsDaughter

    Get it from Amazon for $23.61.

    12. A pair of lightweight and durable escape tracks that everyone will wish they had once they get stuck in a tough spot.

    Promising review: "These traction pads are amazing! For anybody that'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!" — Sean

    Get them from Amazon for $179.16.

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

    Promising review: "These are great! It's crazy how well they just 'stick' to your window. Will not damage tint as they do not stick in the traditional sense but rather stick with static. Very cool and worth it!" — Wahoo1

    Get it from Amazon for $11.02.

    14. A restoring kit for your headlights so they look brand new without spending a fortune on detailing.


    The restoring kit comes with a pair of gloves, a two sided scouring pad, one dry cloth and one saturated cloth. The green side of the scouring pad is used first for removing oxidation, then the gray side is used for polishing. The dry cloth is used to remove remaining residue before using the saturated cloth to finish off the polishing process. There are also detailed instructions included for steps on when to use what, and why.

    Promising review: "I am genuinely impressed with this product. My mechanic quoted $100 to deoxidize/replace my headlight covers, which are 15 years old and definitely needed repair, but it just didn't seem worth it to me at the time. I bought this instead, and it's made a significant improvement. Depending how bad your headlights are you'll have to put some work into scrubbing with the deoxidizing sponge thing they give you, but once you've done that the wipe makes your headlights almost look brand new."

    Get it from Amazon for $10.50.

    15. A tracking tag you can add to your keychain and, when activated, it will ring until you find it. Perfect for anyone who loses everything, all the time, no matter what. ::Raises hand::

    Promising review: "This is such a smart idea: It's a square used to locate objects. I used it on my key ring. It was a cinch to download the app and set this up. It makes a nice sound instead of a blaring honking noise like some similar products and I love that the tile can be used to find a lost phone. I love this!" — Kim L

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    16. A seat organizer with insulated lining to ensure a tidy and convenient back seat experience.

    Promising review: "The product design is good, I purchased few other brands but they were all hanging on the back of the seat and not actually attached to it. This one has a stretch cord to fasten it at the bottom to keep it tight, causing no significant leg room distraction to passengers sitting on the back seat." — Emran

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    17. A cellphone mount so you can be hands free and drive responsibly while still being able to look at maps and control the music.

    Promising review: "I use this product everyday and I love it. I love that you can turn the phone vertical or horizontal and adjust the length as well. I had a vent car mount before this one and found it very inconvenient that I could not have my air or heater going through that vent or my phone would over heat. Very well designed." — Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    18. A keychain car escape tool for emergency situations where you'll need to get out of your car as quickly and safely as possible.

    Promising review: "I bought this product for my wife and one for my daughter. In 2010, she had a car accident and had to use the seat belt cutter and the glass impact hammer after she went off a bridge and into the water... I believe it helped save her life." — Samuel G. Gentry

    Get it from Amazon for $10.97.

    19. A set of cupholder coasters you can custom design with your name, favorite saying, or a beautiful illustration to make your car feel one-of-a-kind.

    Promising review: "These showed up looking exactly like the picture. I would highly recommend this shop to anyone looking to give their car a little more character." — Rachel Kessler

    Get it from WeefersDesigns on Etsy for $12.71.

    20. A car wash mitt made of microfiber material that picks up dirt, soaks up suds, and leaves a smooth finish — all without leaving behind a scratch.

    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." — WoodTurner

    Get it from Amazon for $5.57.

    21. A portable car jump starter, phone charger, and battery booster all rolled into one that will come in handy when you need it the most.

    Promising review: "When I received the battery in a great zippered case that holds all the accessories and it's small enough to fit in a large glovebox or center console. I started the navigator with just the jump-start battery. Not just once but six times in 35-degree weather! And it still showed the charge was at 100%. Setting it up to jump a car is very easy. My wife, who is not mechanically inclined, figured out how to plug in the jumper cables and connect it to start the car in just a minute. This is great for peace of mind!" — M. P. Mac Runnel

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99.

    22. A hand-held vacuum perfect for those hard-to-reach spots between seat cushions and inside air vents.

    Promising review: "I love this vacuum; it's easy to operate. It's also small and light, especially since it comes with it's own carry-on bag. It has two attachments: a nozzle and a brush that's good to use on car vents." — Irma

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    Too bad there isn't a car product that will fly us over traffic jams!

    Disney / Via Giphy

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

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