-May 4, 2023

5 Must-Have Car Accessories

Whether you're a frequent road tripper or just looking to make your daily commute more comfortable, these five must-have car accessories can make a big difference.
By Teresa Caruso

Over the past two years since Matt and I moved to South Carolina our car has become an extension of our home. We drive back and forth to New York pretty often so I’m always looking for gadgets and organizers to make the experience as enjoyable as possible. Whether you’re a frequent road tripper or just looking to make your daily commute more comfortable, these five must-have car accessories can make a big difference. From practical items like this trunk organizer to fun gadgets like this fragrance diffuser, I’ve rounded up some of the best accessories to help you make the most of your time on the road.

5 must-have car accessories including a trunk organizer, tearaway microfiber towels, extra cup holders, a fragrance diffusor, and collapsible bins.

Keep reading to learn more about these must-have car accessories.

Collapsible Bins

Collapsible bins are a great way to keep your car organized and clutter-free. These bins can be easily folded up and stored when not in use, but when you need them, they provide great storage space for groceries, shopping bags, sports equipment, or anything else you need to transport. I use them most often for groceries. Not only do they make it easier to bring everything inside in one trip, but they also prevent my groceries from rolling around in the trunk on the way home.

Tear Away Microfiber Towels

Another must-have car accessory is a set of tear away microfiber towels. These towels are perfect for cleaning up spills, wiping down surfaces, and keeping your car looking spotless. The tear away feature means you can easily grab a new towel when you need it. Plus, microfiber towels are more absorbent and effective than traditional cotton towels, so you’ll get better results with less effort.

Car Trunk Organizer

This product has become a mainstay in my car. Much like the collapsible bins it’s a great place to put things so they don’t fly around. The one I have has different compartments so I usually keep one section empty and the others stocked with car essentials like wipes, towels, and a portable vacuum. I personally have this one from Calpak, but I recently discovered this more affordable option from Amazon and it’s nearly identical!

Pura Car Fragrance Diffusor

Given the amount of time I spend in the car, keeping it smelling fresh and clean is a priority. Most car fragrances are too overpowering for me, but this is subtle and keeps my car smelling good. Plus Pura sells a variety of scents so there are plenty of options no matter your preference.

Car Seat Organizer

I always feel like there are not enough cup holders in the car. This car seat organizer has solved my problem. Not only does it give two extra cup holders, but has a spot for your cell phone.

If you’re looking for even more car gadgets, be sure to check out my previous car accessory round-ups here and here.

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