Accessing your car is one of the most fun parts of owning a car (or renting it, as long as you use disposable accessories). You can buy accessories that will make your driving more comfortable, easier, and more personal to you. We show you eight of the coolest car interior accessories available in 2022. Also be sure to check out the funniest car accessories after you pick up some of these usable gadgets.
8. Clean smell of car air
This one is technically not on Family Handyman’s featured list, but I added it as a small MotorBiscuit freebie. I own three dogs, spend a lot of time outdoors, and ride horses. As you can imagine, my reliable Subaru Outback turned out badly. And while I make sure to do a full detailing every few weeks, the car still smells sometimes. I personally use Febreze car air fresheners that clip the air holes. Smell the dog, go! Be sure to use a clean scent that will not bother your passengers.
7. USB car charger with flush fit
Many modern cars today offer multiple USB chargers built-in along with the standard 12V charger. However, if you need more hook-ups, a flush-fit car charger like this can be a big help. It is one of the best interior car accessories for drivers who often travel with friends and need multiple devices connected at the same time.
6. Drop Stop patent gap filler for car seats
Shopping for car interior accessories online can be difficult if you don’t know what will fit your specific make and model. Fortunately, many companies offer modern accessories for cars in a standard size that should fit most vehicles. The Drop Stop car seat gap filler claims to fit most cars and easily penetrates the gap between the seats to prevent things from falling.
5. Magnetic phone mount for Android and iPhone devices
No Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, or built-in GPS? No problem. This simple and inexpensive phone mount car accessory is installed in seconds and gives drivers a safer way to view the screen of their phone while driving. The magnets, very small so as not to damage any interior circuits, hold your phone in place without leaving any residue. Just attach the phone, and you’re good to go.
4. Gel seat cushion for extra comfort on long trips
This car accessory is meant to enhance comfort, but I think you deserve it. Gel comfort seat cushions are relatively inexpensive and use a combination of memory foam and other materials to provide a supportive feel. If you spend a lot of time in your car, this is one of the best accessories to consider. The only difficulty is that a chair cushion can interfere with your heated seats.
3. Car window shades to block light and reduce cabin temperature
Many use see-through window shades. You can choose car shades with suction cups or pop-in car shades that are easy to install and remove if you need to. Some cars offer more beautiful retractable car window shades, but those accessories are more expensive for you. Car sun shades help prevent severe sunlight when you are driving with small children. They can also keep your cabin cooler in hot and sunny weather.
2. Tile Mate keychain Bluetooth tracker device for keys
Have you lost your keys? It is one of the most important car accessories for keys. Get some Tiles for all your different keychains. Simple, easy Bluetooth functionality makes it easy to find lost car keys at home, garage, or nearby. If you real lose your keys, have a use for that, too. You can also consider Apple AirTag Bluetooth trackers
1. Roadside emergency kit for vehicles
If you do not purchase any other car interior accessories on this list, please let us do so. Having an emergency kit on the side of the road in your car can literally save lives. At the very least, be sure to put jumper cables, thick gloves, tire repair/replacement tools, and a small shovel in your car. Keep in mind that what’s in your roadside emergency kit is different from what’s in your car emergency tool kit — and we recommend that you have both.
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