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9 genius car gadget finds for your next road trip

The best car gadgets for your next road trip

Best road trip gadgets
Katherine Robinson
Katherine RobinsonSenior Lifestyle Editor
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Are you hitting the road any time soon? If you’re going on a long car trip these are the best car gadget finds you could wish for.

Hey, even if you just want to make your car more comfortable and journeys more enjoyable, you’re going to want to check them out, trust us – they’re genius!

How we chose the best car gadgets

  • Reviews: Where we were unable to test the car gadgets ourselves, we scoured the web for gadgets that scored highly on reviews from verified shoppers which rated them highly for quality, durability and value for money. Many of them had tens of thousands of positive reviews on Amazon.
  • Price: We included car gadgets with a competitive price point, without sacrificing on quality. Where possible, we included items that were on sale.
  • Ease of use: None of the gadgets we included were overly complicated to use or install.
  • Design: Where appropriate, the car gadgets we chose were sleek and aesthetically pleasing to look at.

Car cup holder expander

car tray

If you really want to maximise your space, you’ll love this nifty car gadget – it gives you loads of extra surface space for your phone, keys, sunnies, etc, plus and extra place for another cup. Genius!

Car trash can

Car trash can

Every car needs one of these handy and discrete bins. It's large enough to hold a decent about of rubbish yet small enough to fit in the cup holder or the door side pocket. You can even store wet rubbish or lit cigarettes.

Thisworkx car vacuum cleaner

car vacuum

This vacuum is small and mighty – it’s lightweight but has great suction power – just plug it into the car’s cigarette lighter socket and watch it conquer those crumbs!

Memory foam seat cushion

car seat

Long car journeys can leave you feeling sore, but not with this special cushion. It distributes your body weight more evenly, reducing pressure points on the pelvic bone. The contoured shape fits the lower body's curves, helping to ease aches and pains.

Jo Malone Car diffuser

jo malone car difuser

If you want to take the scented route and experience a more sophisticated car journey, this car gadget is the one for you! Fit it to any air vent and insert a cartridge of your choice (sold separately).

Steering wheel grips cover

steering wheel grips

Not only do these look kind of cool (they're available in a rainbow of different colours if red’s not your thing) but they give you a firmer grip which means better control on the road.

Car cleaning gel putty

cleaning putty

This cleaning gell putty makes short work of all those awkward and hard-to-clean nooks and crannies in your car that love to collect dust and crumbs. It can be reused again and again and shoppers report that it’s fun to play with when you’re bored.

Magnetic car phone holder

phone holder

Since 99% of us use our phones to help us get from A to B – this is a must. Just attach it to the air vent and slip the magnet between the phone and the case

4-port USB car charger

usb adaptor

Kids with iPads, adults with phones – or anyone else who’s in your car and needs somewhere to plug their charger – will be pleased with this one. Banish the battery-dying dread forever. There are four ports so plenty of room for everyone’s devices.

PINGI Car Dehumidifier Bag 2x 350g

PINGI Car Dehumidifier Bag 2x 350g on Amazon

These handy bags soak up moisture - which is perfect when your car gets all misty during those early morning drives. Recharge them by putting in the microwave or oven, leaving them on a radiator or even just out in the sun once the indicator changes from blue to pink.

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