Outfitting your car is one of the most fun parts of owning a vehicle (or leasing it, as long as you use detachable accessories). You can buy accessories that will make your ride more comfortable, convenient and personal. We feature eight of the best car interiors available in 2022. Be sure to also check out the best car organizers and storage accessories after purchasing some of these handy gadgets.
8. Clean smelling car air freshener
Technically, this one isn’t on the Family Handyman featured list, but I’m adding it as a little MotorBiscuit giveaway. I own three dogs, spend a lot of time outdoors and ride horses. As you can imagine, my trusty Subaru Outback is getting gross. And even though I do a thorough detailing every few weeks, sometimes the car still smells. I personally use the Febreze car air fresheners that attach directly to the air vents. Dog smell, gone! Be sure to use a clean scent that won’t bother your passengers.
7. USB Flush Fit Car Charger
Many of today’s modern cars offer numerous built-in USB chargers in addition to the typical 12V charger. However, if you need additional ports, a flush mount car charger like this can be of great help. This is one of the best car accessories for drivers who often travel with friends and need to connect multiple devices at the same time.
6. Drop Stop patented car seat gap filler
Buying interior car accessories online can be difficult if you don’t know what fits your make and model. Fortunately, many companies offer modern car accessories in a standard size that should fit most vehicles. The Drop Stop Car Seat Gap Filler claims to fit most cars and easily slips into the gap between seats to prevent items from falling through.
5. Magnetic phone mount for Android and iPhone devices
Don’t have Android Auto, Apple CarPlay or built-in GPS? No problem. This simple and affordable car phone mount accessory installs in seconds and offers drivers a safer way to see their phone screen while driving. Magnets small enough not to damage any of the internal circuitry hold your phone in place without leaving any residue. Just connect the phone and you’re good to go.
4. Gel seat cushion for super comfort on long rides
This car accessory is just for comfort, but I believe you are worth 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 downside is that a seat cushion can get in the way of your seat heater.
3. Car window blinds to block light and lower cabin temperature
See-through blinds have many uses. You can opt for suction cup car blinds or pop in car blinds which are easy to install and remove whenever you want. Some cars offer fancier retractable car window blinds, but these accessories will cost you more. Car sun visors can help block harsh sunlight when driving with young children. You can also keep your cabin cooler in hot and sunny weather.
2. Tile Mate Keychain Bluetooth tracker for keys
Have you ever lost your keys? This is one of the most important car accessories for keys. Collect some tiles for all your different keychains. Simple, no-fuss Bluetooth functionality makes it easy to locate lost car keys around the house, garage or nearby. If you Yes, really lose your keys, there are functions for that too. You could also consider Apple’s AirTag Bluetooth tracker
1. Car breakdown kit
If you don’t buy other car interior accessories on this list, please let this be the one you do. Having a breakdown kit in your car can literally be a life saver. Make sure you keep at least jumper cables, thick gloves, tire repair/spare tools and a small shovel in your car. Remember that the contents of your roadside emergency kit will be different than those in your car emergency tool kit – and we recommend that you have both with you.
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