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    20 Products For Your Car On Amazon That People Truly Swear By

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    1. A sun shade to keep you from the exquisite summertime agony of a hot car seat and seatbelt. Plus, since your car will have less to cool down from, it'll end up saving on energy.

    a red car with the shield in the front window

    Promising review: "This is super easy to use. Open and put in window, can't get any easier than that. My GMC Denali sits outside in the southeastern North Carolina 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

    Price: $13.96+ (available in six sizes)

    2. A gel seat cushion that'll relieve the pressure on your hips and tailbone that can really build up on long car trips.

    the grey cushion on a car seat

    Promising review: "I inherited a very uncomfortable car when my mom passed away. Short drives leave me stiff; longer ones literally cripple me. When I unfold myself from the car at the end of a trip I find myself limping for several blocks until my hips straighten out. I've tried a lot of different pillows, as well as adjusting the seat height, seat angle, seat-back, and anything else I could think to do, but nothing really helped. I tried an old coccyx pillow, shaped like this one but without the memory foam, and it didn't help a whole lot either. I bought this out of desperation, not out of any real conviction that it might actually help. But it really has made an incredible difference in the comfort factor of my car. I would recommend this to anyone—it's a bit of a miracle."dc

    Price: $37.95 (available in two colors)

    3. A car fridge because we are truly living in the future, y'all. Now you can have a frosty cold beverage no matter how long you've been road trippin'.

    water and some snacks in the fridge

    Promising review: "The fridge works as advertised and is a great little addition to my car. I use it to keep small water bottles cool so my riders can be refreshed. It does its job quietly and unobtrusively. While the fridge does not keep items 'freezing cold,' it does a great job of keeping it cool (and that is exactly what it is described as doing)." —pmjglover

    Price: $45.99+ (available in five colors)

    4. A trunk organizer perfect for grocery runs, road trips, corralling sports equipment, and more.

    the full organizer in a trunk

    Promising review: "Sturdy, decent size. Works great in my car trunk. Emergency kit and jumper cables, as well as a tote full of grocery totes. Yes, I have a tote full of totes in my tote. Works great." —Zythia13

    Price: $24.99

    5. A car trash can so you can finally prevent that weird detritus that tends to end up in the passenger seat — just throw your receipts, wrappers, and assorted junk away before it even becomes a mess.

    the trash can with a drink on top

    Promising review: "Great trash can for my car! Admit it, if you're looking for a car trash can, your car probably looks like it’s been to a fraternity party even though you're a full-grown adult. Don't be embarrassed. OK, maybe you should be. Just buy this trash can and get your stuff together, one candy wrapper at a time." —LF

    Price: $14.87+ (available in five colors)

    6. A set of headrest hooks because you should really have somewhere in your car to put your coat or purse. Why have we lived so long without that?!

    a grey purse hanging on one of the hooks

    Promising review: "I'm one of those moms that likes to keep things neat and my SUV is where I feel I have the most control. So I looked into something to keep my daughter's crap off my floors. I found these little inexpensive do-dads. I got four hooks in a box for such a decent price. They were one of the easiest things I've ever installed. They just hooked around the studs of the headrest and you just pull on it lightly until it snaps right around it. They're plastic but pretty darn sturdy. I hang my purse on them when I have someone in the passenger seat so I don't have to put it on the floor board. So I just hang my purse behind their seat and it's so much easier to get to if I need anything. Two of my girlfriends have asked for the link to these nifty little hooks." —Kaitlyn Buschhardt

    Price: $6.99+ (available in three styles)

    7. A cleaning gel that you may have to hide from any slime obsessed children in your life — it's fun and satisfying to play with, sure, but it also removes a serious amount of dust and gunk from all the nooks and crannies of your car.

    a hand using the blue gel to clean a car vent

    Promising review: "Love it! My wife saw it when it arrived and started making fun of me for buying it. Said, 'I saw that advertised, and thought to myself who would buy that.' Well, joke's on her, it works great! I’m sitting in my truck right now and it’s the cleanest it’s been since I bought it. Have you ever wiped your dash and noticed that the lint seems stuck, almost as if it’s worse after you wiped it? Well this left my dash looking new. Literally dust and lint free, with an ever so slight shine even. I will most certainly order another for my other car." —B

    Price: $7.39

    8. A set of sunglasses clips so you can avoid the fate of many of my sunglasses, cruelly tossed on the seat and then immediately sat upon the very next time I got in the car.

    two glasses on the clip

    Reviewers also mention these are great for masks!

    Promising review: "I am in love with these! Not only do they look good, but both my glasses fit very well in the holder. I am so very happy! I had no trouble clipping to my visor. I drive a Dodge Journey and the clip fits very well. I have driven around town and did not have any trouble with it slipping or falling down. Each holds two glasses without trouble. I totally recommend this item!" —Jule

    Price: $8.99+ (for a set of two, available in three colors)

    9. A Drop Stop that, yes, you may have seen on Shark Tank — this nifty gadget will prevent your phone, wallet, or change from falling down that black hole between the driver's seat and the console.

    Promising review: "Never drop and lose your stuff again! I purchased these over six months ago and ended up buying another because of how convenient and safe it is. The stitching and quality for the seat filler is great with no loose fibers. I really believe this will fit a majority of cars. Having it between the seats has saved me on many occasions. You don't even notice it there until you drop something, say oh ****, but feel relieved that it stops right on top of the gap filler. Even my friends don't notice it until they drop something into the abyss. Overall, I highly recommend it for both its practicality, durability, and overall safety to you and the public." —Long-Term Product Reviews by Hugh&Co.

    Price: $19.99

    10. A seatbelt cushion for all my fellow Short Royalty out there. No more seatbelt strangulation!!

    the fuzzy cover on a seatbelt

    Promising review: "I love it ! My neck feels much better with that nice fluffy addition instead of the feeling of the edge of the seat belt on my neck!!" —Reader Genie

    Price: $9.99 (available in six colors)

    11. A set of car coasters to prevent that yucky, sticky film of dust and coffee drips that'll otherwise accumulate and permanently stick down there.

    the patterned coasters in cupholders

    Promising review: "These car coasters are really great and cute too! My daughter got them for her first car and I was lucky enough to get two of her extras. They absorb the condensation from drinks and are easy to take out and clean. Did I mention cute?" —Shazza730

    Price: $10.99 (for a set of six)

    12. An emergency keychain that hopefully you'll never have to use, but you'll be glad you have it if you ever do. The blunt end is made for breaking tempered glass, and the blade is meant for cutting stuck seatbelts in the event of a crash.

    a hand holding the bright green tool

    Promising review: "Just had to use one of these that I keep on my keychain. I was first on scene of a nasty wrong-way crash. The driver and a passenger were stuck inside the vehicle. The doors could not be easily opened (on the driver side) so I pulled out my keys and used this tool to pop out the window. It instantly caused the tempered glass to shatter and I knocked the excess away with my flashlight before using a knife to cut away at the airbags. The woman survived and it was incredibly comforting for her to see me face to face and know that she had a way out and that she wasn't stuck. We waited for a little and paramedics arrived and were able to give everyone the care they needed. This was a real-life scenario and this product worked. Would absolutely recommend." —AmazonShopper949

    Price: $23.35 (for a pack of three, available in three sets)

    13. A mirror extender so you can finally see your blind spot without craning your neck and taking your eyes off of the road. So much safer!

    the large mirror in a car

    Promising review: "I have a 2018 Chevy Traverse, which I generally love, but the SUV has one major drawback, one which I have written about in on line reviews of the SUV—the rearview mirror is way too small for the vehicle, in both length and width. I remember commenting about it when I first test drove the vehicle, but its pluses outweighed its minuses, and we bought it anyway. But I secretly hated that tiny rearview mirror and then I saw this product. I've only had the item on one day, but man what a difference. It is like getting glasses for the first time, a whole new world of vision has been opened up for me. I can see clearly out of my rear view mirror in an expanded length of field. Installation was easy, with the help of my son, and to my biggest concern, no the mirror did not shake or wobble while driving." —Robert J.

    Price: $19.99 (available in five sizes)

    14. A cupholder extender because those standard ones just aren't built for a Hydroflask, and it's dangerous and inconvenient to just have it rolling around in the passenger seat.

    a large cup in the cupholder extender

    Promising review: "LOVE IT. I'm always looking for ways to improve my car. Silly enough, making the cup holder fit my large water bottles was an improvement I'd been digging around for, for quite some time. I scoured the Jeep forums for solutions, and for some reason, no one on there suggested these. Seems silly, because most of their suggestions were to get a smaller bottle, instead of actually offering a solution to the problem at hand. PFFFT, get a smaller bottle? I have a large one for a reason!" —Zoloft

    Price: $14.95

    15. A seat back storage organizer for toys, tablets, snacks, and more. I wish they had made these when I was a kid — they would have made long drives fly by!

    the organizer with drinks, snacks, and gloves

    Promising review: "Game changer!!! Should have done this year ago. Got this for a cross country road trip. Easy to install in my F150. Keeps all the kids stuff in one place so less of a mess in the back seat and drinks, snacks, items to occupy time all right in front of them and can be individual. Don't feel it from the driver/passenger seat as the straps can be tucked in the seat. Buy this!!!!" —Amazon Customer

    Price: $23.99 (for a set of two)

    16. A roadside emergency kit with everything from jumper cables to a safety vest, so you're sure to be well supplied in the event of almost any occurrence.

    the tools in the kit

    What's included: jumper cables, first aid kit, tow rope, safety hammer, reflective warning triangle, reflective safety vest, tire pressure gauge, safety gloves, mechanical flashlight, tire repair tools, utility knife, screwdriver, rain coat, PVC tape and cable ties

    Promising review: "Seems like a great value for the price. Ordered for just the cables and the rest to have on hand, you never know what you’re going to roll up on. It’s a lot more compact than I thought it would be. Great for just throwing in the back." —jaimie

    Price: $39.99

    17. A car electric blanket to make chilly drives that much more bearable. Caveat, though, it will make any passengers 99% more likely to get very sleepy and fail at helping the driver with directions.

    the checkered blanket on a lap in a car

    Promising review: "In our cold and snowy New Hampshire winters we often take my pick up truck to shop and run errands. I like it cool, my wife, on the other hand, likes to be toasty warm. My truck does not have dual controls for the heat so it was always a battle. I bought this blanket for my wife and it has made a world of difference. It's big enough without being too big and bulky, it folds up neatly and sticks behind the console in the cab. It is extremely well-made and, according to my wife, very, very warm. It does exactly what it supposed to do, how's that for a change. I definitely recommend it, it is such a thick sturdy blanket that it works even if it isn't plugged in." —Mark

    Price: $19.76+ (available in six colors)

    18. A steering wheel cover that'll protect your hands from that hot summer leather while also adding a little bit of a ~funky~ vibe to your ride.

    the multicolored cover on a steering wheel

    Promising review: "This steering wheel cover is absolutely beautiful! It adds life to the interior of my car! It’s a little hard to put on but that goes for any steering wheel cover. Trust me it does fit, you just have to keep moving it around. I’m completely satisfied with this product and I might even buy the other styles they offer." —Erika Ranzolin

    Price: $12.99 (available in two colors)

    19. An air vent organizer so you can have your phone and other essentials all in one place without being a distraction or a safety risk.

    the holder on a vent with a phone and sundries attached

    Promising review: "Tried many cell phone holders. This one does the job. You can't see the directions if your driving but the voice from phone giving you directions comes through fine. Pulls down the vent a little but I just put a clothespin on the vent and it holds it open just fine. If the clothespin is wood. You can also put a few drops of essential oil and your car smells great." —Margie

    Price: $14.99 (available in four colors)

    20. A dual snow brush and ice scraper to seriously simplify those winter mornings when you just need to be outside for as little time as possible.

    the scraper and a scraped off car

    Promising review: "This product deserves its high ratings. The blade of the scraper is sharp and strong, so it should be a while before it gets nicked by ice and does anything but a good job. The brush is sturdy, and the scraper can be used with the brush attached, for long reaches, but I find the grip more comfortable with them apart. The hand holds are comfortable and the little bag that comes with it is handy to keep both pieces together and to put away. I do leave them out of the bag for a while after use though, so wet items aren't being put into the bag. I can comfortably recommend this item." —CopperDave

    Price: $12.99

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

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