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    Updated on May 21, 2020. Posted on May 18, 2020

    These 21 Things Will Make Your Car Less Of A Mess And We Have The Proof

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    1. A bottle of leather cleaner for restoring your stained interior to a brand new state.

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    This leather cleaner comes with a microfiber cloth.

    Promising review: "I bought this product to use on my car seats. I have a newer car with light gray leather seats, and I noticed the dye from my black pants has been transferring to edge of the seat when I sit. This product removed that dye in seconds and didn't take any original color from the seat at all. I highly recommend this product!" —Kika

    Get it from Amazon for $15.98.

    2. A zippered organizer so you never have to dig through a messy glove box to find your insurance and registration documents.

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    Promising review: "Works perfectly to keep the edges of my car's manual book from getting frayed and keeping my insurance card and registration all together. Makes my glove box look nice and organized. It's an all-in-one thing, and from what I can tell, very well-made. I am satisfied with my purchase." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    3. A seat gap filler to prevent your phone, french fries, and quarters from sliding into the unreachable abyss.

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    These Drop Stop seat gap fillers were originally featured on Shark Tank!

    Promising review: "I have bought about six of these for myself and friends/family. Cell phones, wallets, keys, change, and everything else doesn't fall through. I will not have another car without it. I was in a friend's car, and my phone dropped through the seat. He got a Drop Stop the next day." —kellen

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $19.99.

    4. Or, a pocket organizer that'll serve the same purpose and provide extra storage space.

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    Promising review: "Love these! I’ve gone from an SUV to a smaller car without as many storage options. These fit snuggly between the console and the seats for extra storage for a number of different items. They also serve in catching all the things you drop between the seats like keys, coins, glasses, etc.! Love the silver metal accents as well!" —Autumn Brown

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $16.96.

    5. A pair of headrest hooks for holding your purse or grocery bags. Bonus: they can swing aside when not in use.

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    Promising review: "Where have you been all my driving life! This is so perfect to hang my purse on if someone is in the passenger seat. I can easily reach my bag, and it keeps the purse off of the car floor." —J. Lewis

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $7.95 (available in two colors).

    6. A compact garbage bin to catch empty cups and wrappers that would otherwise end up on the floor.

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    You can keep in the front seat or hang it on the headrest.

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this thing! My car used to be a mess all the time, and now I can keep it clean with this wastebasket that doesn't get in the way, yet holds all of the trash." —mattphat23

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99. Or, check out a larger option.

    7. A tire spray that'll make your wheels shine like new and provide a layer of UV protectant. This formula is designed to bond to the tires, so there's no messy run-off that could sling onto the side of your car while you drive.

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    This spray comes with an applicator.

    Promising review: "I have only had to use the spray twice in a month and a half and the only reason for the second use was I put my car through an automatic car wash. If it wasn't for that I would still be on one use. My friend thought I never drive my car because the tires look brand-new every time I see him. I also use it on the plastic parts on the outside of my car and it's just as amazing. Definitely buying again when I run out." —A. Glaza

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    8. A small but powerful car vacuum for sucking up pet hair or cookie crumbs.

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    This vacuum comes with a long elastic hose (compatible with other nozzles), a narrow plastic tube nozzle, a brush nozzle (for removing pet hair from fabric), a carry bag for easy storage, a small cleaning brush, and a HEPA filter.

    Promising review: "The vacuum can get pretty loud, but that’s because there’s a lot of power going through it. It picks up dirt well and with the long cord, you can get around your car with no problem. This vacuum has saved me countless trips to the carwash! Now when my kids spills something, I just plug the unit into my cigarette lighter outlet and immediately vacuum up the mess instead of letting it sit and get smashed into the carpeting. Plus, it all comes with a nice storage case so you can keep the vacuum and attachments together all in one place and easily store it in the trunk of your vehicle without taking up any room at all." —Angela

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99 (available in two colors).

    9. And a pet hair remover (sort of like a pumice stone for fabric) so you can pick up everything a vacuum can't.

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    Some reviewers recommend wearing gloves while using this because it has a rough texture.

    Promising review: "This product lives up to its name. Dog or pet hair cannot simply be vacuumed up. Some hair will be picked up by a vacuum, but for the most part, the hair will remain embedded in the carpet. I used the Fur-Zoff on the carpet of my car, and it sure did the trick. It literally picked up the hair. And after you get the hair piled up, just simply vacuum up the clump. Be very careful around edges of plastics, etc., because it will scratch it. I accidentally got careless and knicked the bottom of my center counsel. Around the edges, I would recommend a rubber bristled brush. Just brush the hair to the center and let the Fur-Zoff do its thing. Now I can understand why car detailers charge extra for pet hair removal. It is very tedious but well worth it. I highly recommend this product. And it doesn't cost much too, which is an added bonus." —Geo

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    10. A bamboo charcoal pouch to neutralize any odors for when you accidentally leave a doggy bag in the car on a hot day.

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    These can be reused for up to two years. To rejuvenate, simply place the bags in the sun once a month for at least one hour.

    Promising review: "I have no idea how these work, but they put anything stinky to rest. I purchased these and [put] one in the kitchen and the other in a 'new' 13-year old car we just bought. Within 24–48 hours, all odors are gone and it just smells clean and fresh (reminds me of Dasani water?). Love the linen packages, makes this look less industrial and blend in better." —Ellen

    Get a three-pack from from Amazon for $24.95.

    11. A headlight restoration kit that'll turn your old, cloudy lenses crystal clear in no time.

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    This kit comes with a precision polishing pad, a bottle of headlight lens repair and renew compound (2 fl. oz.), four ceramic acrylic wipes, and a pair of protective plastic gloves.

    Promising review: "I renewed both front headlight lenses with this product. If you follow the instructions and use a little elbow grease, you will be able to restore them to a new condition. My lenses were 10 years old and now look as they did when we bought the car. I'm delighted. I spent about 20 minutes on each lens. For about $10 for the kit, you are paying about $5 for each headlight lens. Before purchasing the Turtle system, I had my auto dealer provide me with a contractor who offered to do both for $50. I highly recommend this product." —LTGAZ

    Get it from Amazon for $9.50.

    12. A car waxer/polisher for getting a shiny, professional-looking finish at home.

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    Promising review: "I did a search for 'The Best' orbital polishers and one list had this listed as #2. I love it. I have tried the fancy, multiple-speed polishers that cost hundreds of dollars. I found them heavy and noisy, and most require two-handed operation. Not the Black and Decker! It is light, whisper-quiet, and you can easily use it one-handed. I have detailed three cars with it, and every one has come out fantastic." —Jim Swift

    Get it from Amazon for $27.23.

    13. A quilted cover so you can protect the backseat/trunk from pet hairs, dirt, and scratches your furry friend might leave behind after a ride.

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    Promising review: "I have a Wrangler and while the outside may look like a muddy mess, the inside is kept spotless. This is generally quite difficult with a 175-pound white furry dog and a black interior. The cargo cover not only provides a nice cushioned place for my dog to chill out on long drives, but also cuts down on vacuuming time by about 50%. I have not needed to use the velcro straps to keep the cover in place. The best part is the price. I could easily have paid 15x more, but this product works great and has held up. Generally I believe in the rule "you get what you pay for," but in this case I got much more than I paid for. What more could I ask for?" —JL

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    14. A waterproof seat cover to form a barrier between the seats and your sweaty body after an exercise sesh.

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    Promising review: "For many many years, I always used old towels to place on the seat of my car after my workouts. Towels, as most of you know, are not waterproof (read: sweat-proof). I bought a new car and did not want to my seat to render an odor unpleasant to all. So, I bought and tried out the new waterproof car seat cover, and it has exceeded my expectations. Not only does it keep moisture out of the car seat, but it actually provides a layer of comfort. It does a fantastic job of keeping the perspiration off the seat. It fits perfectly over the seat and is easy to fit and remove. You just can't go wrong with this cover! Highly recommended." —Zman

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95 (available in three colors).

    15. A spot remover that'll take year-old stains off your fabric seats like black magic.

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    Promising review: "I had terrible rust and oil stains all over the seats of my car when I bought it. I tried other cleaners to get it out, but they actually 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 almost 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!" —Brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $13.45.

    16. A pack of heavy-duty cleaning wipes for detailing the inside of your engine bay — they're tough on grease and dirt but gentle on your hands.

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    Promising review: "The first cleaning job I used these for was to clean the engine compartment of my 2011 Jeep. These wipes were pretty good at degreasing some of the really dirty areas. I like how big the wipes are because you are able to use less sheets. I really like the scent. These also leave your hands somewhat soft and not dried-out. Overall, I'm satisfied with how these performed." —Art Harrington

    Get a 90-pack from Amazon for $11.94.

    17. Rubber floor mats so you can keep slush, mud, and your heeled shoes from damaging the carpet.

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    Promising review: "These mats are well worth the purchase. They're thick, well-made, and have little teeth that ensure they don't move. I was doubtful, but they actually keep the mats in place. FINALLY. I have paid more or around the same amount of money for mats that didn't even come close to comparing to these. Gonna buy them for my truck as well. I'd gladly pay twice what these cost as great as they are." —Vanessa Rutherford

    Get a four-piece set from Amazon for $15.66 (available in three colors).

    18. A pack of microfiber cloths to polish off the interior and exterior of your prized vehicle.

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    Promising review: "I bought these to use on my car, both after washing and to remove dust or scuffs on the inside. Pollen is heavy in Central Florida. Dampen one of these slightly, and it comes off no problem. If your towel leaves little fluffies after a car wash, a quick wipe down with these, and it looks spotless. They even work when people get deodorant on the side of my cloth seats. A firm wipe-down with these, and it takes it right up. I bought this color choice to match my car, and they fit nicely. Overall, I'm very happy with these, and my car looks great after washes now!" —Mikey Chinchilla

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $17.79 (available in 10 colors).

    19. A scratch remover that'll buff out surface blemishes on your car and possibly save you a trip to the auto body shop.

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    This polish comes with a sponge applicator, but you can also use the pad on your orbital polisher.

    Promising review: "I had a few noticeable fine scratches on the hood of my truck that I tried this Trinova Scratch and Swirl Remover on, and it worked. I no longer have to be annoyed every time I approach my vehicle from the front! It didn't take a lot of effort to get it back to looking like new again. I will use it again in the future if necessary. I'm glad that I didn't pay someone at the body shop to try to buff the scratches out, I saved a bunch of money with this!" —Bonnie Walton

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97.

    20. A car trunk organizer for stashing auto supplies or transporting groceries that you picked up from Costco.

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    Promising review: "My wife’s car would be a total pigpen without these. The first one was so nice, I got her a second one. They’re solid and tough and make grocery shopping so much nicer because they hold and contain everything so well." —Mitch

    Get it from Amazon for $21.97+ (available in three colors).

    21. Silicone cupcake liners you can use to line the cup holders — just empty them out and wash them when they get dirty.

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    Promising review: "I took two matching ones and put them in the bottom of the cup holders of my RAV4 to keep them clean from the crud that usually collects in there. They fit perfectly while still allowing me to use the cup holders as intended, and due to the design of the side-by-side cup holders, the scalloping around the edges of the cupcake cups interlocks to keep stuff from falling between them...it's almost like they were made for this! Plus, I still have enough to use in my 6-cup baking tin if I want to make oversized muffins." —Jucribru

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    You, admiring how pristine your car is:

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