If you’re a car owner, then you know what a curse and a blessing it is to have your own set of wheels. I mean, paying car insurance and being the go-to person to drop your friends off at the airport kinda sucks, but there’s nothing like the sweet, sweet freedom of spontaneously going on a road trip whenever you please—as long as your boss is cool with it. Pro tip, though: Before you next hit the open road (or even head out to pick up a slice of ‘za), you’ll want to make sure your car has all the right gadgets and accessories, and no, I’m not talking about putting a flatscreen TV and a fish tank in your Honda Accord. (No disrespect to Pimp My Ride, of course.)
From itty bitty vacuums to anti-microbial car seat covers, there are tons of genius car accessories that’ll improve your ride without breaking the bank. After all, if you’re going to be playing Uber driver for your crew, you’ll wanna make sure your car is looking cute, right? And though I can’t guarantee gas prices are going to go down anytime soon (sry, friends), I can recommend the best car gadgets you can get for under $100. These accessories will keep your vehicle clean and your electronics charged, and they’ll make your next four-hour drive go by at lightning speed.
So before you plan your next road trip, make sure you add these 12 handy car tools to your shopping cart—your whip likes to accessorize just as much as you do, you know.
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if your bag always ends up on the floor
Universal Headrest Hanger Holder
This handy lil hook clips on to the back of your headrest, transforming it into your own personal bag stand. Bonus: It comes in a pack of two, so you can also spare your coat from getting too cozy with whatever horrors live in your car floor mats. Shudders.
if you’re a (cute) mess
World’s Smallest Vacuum
Crumbs quiver before this mini (but surprisingly mighty) rechargeable vacuum, which will keep your seat and cup holders squeaky clean and comes in a variety of adorbs colors. Chill, Mom, I absolutely did not crush a bag of chips in your car! 😉
if being disorganized is your fatal flaw
Honey-Can-Do Trunk Organizer
If the trunk of your car is a bottomless pit of jumper cables and spare shoes, this compartmentalized organizer will restore order to your chaos. The best part? It has handles, so you can easily pick it up and move it out when you need more space for luggage and whatnot.
if your car is like a garbage can on wheels
StashAway Car Trash Can with Lid
Keep all your empty Starbucks cups out of sight with the help of this leakproof trash receptacle made especially for your car. It has a vinyl lining to trap