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36 Things That Will Make Riding In Your Car So Much Better

You may actually *enjoy* being stuck in traffic.

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1. Keep your phone in sight with a grip strip.

It can also hold pens, sunglasses, change for tolls... pretty much anything relatively lightweight.

Price: $10.69

2. Personalize the exterior of your car with some easy to apply (and remove) stickers.

The decals leave behind no residue.

Price: $120 to $210

3. Or just slap on a few adorable bumper stickers.

Price: $6.99 (for the corgi) or $9.50 (for "wanderlust")

4. Install a mobile office between your front seats.

The JourniDock will make working on the road oh so much easier and it fits in 96.2% of vehicles. Check to see if it will fit in yours on here.

Price: $139.95

5. Set up a booster seat for your canine copilot.

"Bow wow aroooooo!" = the sound of your dog saying thank you.

Price: $60

6. Or make a car hammock for a larger pooch.

7. Class up the joint with a ~fancy~ air freshener.

It smells like success (even if you hang it in an old junker).

Price: $4

8. Keep things spill-free with a leak-proof mug.

It auto-seals between sips.

Price: $38.09

9. Let Zubie monitor your car's health so you know when you're going to have trouble *before* it happens.

You'll get alerts when your battery is running low or when your engine is having trouble.

Price: $99.99

10. Keep a portable jump starter on hand for those times when you can't avoid the car troubles.

It comes with a built-in flashlight to help you see if you're in a dark parking lot.

Price: $190

11. Purchase an airbed to use whenever you need to pull over for a nap.

Price: $199 or $79.99

12. Hang your keys on a keychain with style.

Price: $14 (for the Ouija keychain) or $21 (for the personalized oak leaves)

13. Plug in a scent diffuser to eliminate nasty odors.

Your nostrils will thank you.

Price: $19.99

14. Add some artwork to your tire cover.

15. Stop your things from sliding around on your seats (or the floor) with this hanger system.

16. Store your tissues in a silly plush dispenser.

Just slide it on to your visor.

Price: $14

17. Keep a supply of games on hand to play during long drives.

Mad Libs are always good for a laugh and this road trip game from Melissa & Doug is great for families.

18. Install a hammock on top of your Jeep.

The Jammock!

Price: $138

19. Nap in comfort with a DIY road trip pillow.

Get the tutorial at So Sew Easy.

20. Eliminate all of your blindspots with a mirror that gives you a 180° field of view.

That's over *double* the field of view a typical car's mirrors give you.

Price: $59.95

21. Use this beacon and app system to easily find your car in any parking lot.

You'll never have to spend 25 minutes wandering around a parking garage again.

Price: $39.95

22. Warm up your chilly hands with a heated steering wheel cover.

23. Heat up your freezing body with a travel electric blanket.

Simply plug it into any 12 volt outlet.

Price: $24.95

24. Revive lukewarm food with a portable stove.

Like the blanket, this stove uses any 12 volt outlet.

Price: $33.18

25. And keep your coffee steaming with a heated travel mug.

The temperature gauge on the side lets you know *exactly* how hot your beverage is.

Price: $49.99

26. Help your clothes stay unwrinkled using a carrier or a bar.

Price: $6.99 (for the carrier) or $19.99 (for the bar).

27. Charge your laptop using a cup holder power inverter.

It includes an AC outlet and 3 USB ports.

Price: $49.99

28. Or let R2D2 charge your phone.

29. Reupholster your car door with a fabric of your choice.

30. And then make some matching car mats.

Get the tutorial at Crafty Chica.

31. Use a seat-mounted tablet to keep backseat riders entertained.

This "entertainment system" includes a bracket, mount, and charging system (you provide the iPad).

Price: $79.99

32. Make seat back protectors to save your upholstery from dirty feet.

Get the tutorial at Little Red Window.

33. Sooth your aching neck with an elephant pillow.

34. And appease your sore ass with a fluffy pink car seat.

35. Store things on your windows using suction cups.

These caddies are intended for using in the shower, but they work just as well in a car.

Learn more at Grey House Harbor.

36. Make a pop-up shelf to stop your groceries from getting smashed.

No more crunched up chips or broken baguettes!

Get the tutorial from Beetlesmart at Instructables.


Now let's hit the road!