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The secret to a successful road trip vacation is the gear in your car. The better prepared and equipped you are, the better the trip will be. Here are 12 essential auto accessories for a safe and happy road trip.
First Aid Kit for Car, Truck or RV
Cuts, stings, bug bites, and boo boos. They all happen. Are you going to let them ruin your day, or will you spring into action and grab this first aid kit from the car?
This compact portable kit is loaded with 120 pieces. It has essentials like alcohol wipes, antiseptic wipes, sting relief, and bandages of all sizes. It has hardware like tweezers, scissors, tape, and the instant ice pack for soothing a bump to the head.
Updates to this kit include a CPR mask, disposable gloves and a separate mini kit. That’s right, you actually get two first aid kits in one. The 120 piece car kit and a bonus 32 piece mini hiking kit. So don’t let a nasty scrape ruin the picnic, when you can save the day. Get this kit before your trip!
Waterproof Auto Trash Can with Lid
Every automobile should have one of these trash cans. First off, it is 100% leak proof, so you can toss unfinished drinks in it. It’s easy to empty and wash. It comes with adjustable straps so you can mount it on the floor, seat cushion, or seat back.
There are four side buttons to keep the garbage bags from falling in. Plus there are three mesh pockets on the front and side to hold napkins and wipes. Now you can say goodbye to messes and interior stains that devalue your car. Get yours now and keep the car clean!
Fast USB Car Charger with Overcharge Protection
This USB car charger is fast, so you’ll arrive at your destination fully juiced. It has two slots, so two devices can be charged at the same time. The flush fit means that it doesn’t stick out, so it’s not easily broken or snagged.
It has built-in protection against excessive current, overheating and overcharging, so you don’t have to worry about connecting expensive devices. Our road trip family has charged smartphones and tablets for over a year now without any issues. Get one if you want to arrive fully juiced.
Roadside Emergency Kit
Be prepared! A roadside emergency kit could save a life. At the bare minimum, every auto should have a window hammer and seat belt cutter.
That’s a good start, but look what else you get in this kit, they thought of everything. There’s a tow strap, flashlight, duct tape, safety vest, emergency blanket, rain poncho, tire gauge, gloves and more. You get all this, yet it’s compact, all in one, ready to stash in your trunk.
The tools aren’t flimsy filler like most kits. They are durable quality products that won’t easily break. You can be confident these tools will be there for you in an emergency. Get it before the trip and be prepared!
The same company also makes magnetic LED road flares. The magnets let you stick these bright blinking lights to the side of your car, so emergency crews can identify your auto out of the crowd and find you faster.
Outdoor Picnic Blanket for the Car
No picnic table or lawn chairs? No problem! With this picnic blanket in the trunk, you’ll always have a comfy place to sit. This blanket is better than the foam filled ones, because it folds up neatly into a tiny tote with a shoulder strap, for easy portability. You can tuck it almost anywhere.
The top is a polyester fleece and the back is water resistant, so it can be used on moist beaches and wet grass. There’s a rare security feature in a zippered pocket, so you can keep keys and phones out of sight.
And talk about quality, this blanket is built to last, because they back it with a lifetime warranty. So don’t sit on wet grass and stain your clothes, get this comfy blanket instead.
Rechargeable Cooling Fan with LED Light
Ok, so it’s not purely a car accessory, but you’ll be glad to have it. Just put it behind the back seat and let its powerful fan circulate your car’s air conditioning. Then when you get to the picnic area or campsite, it can atomize mosquito repellent, or aromatherapy oil if that’s your thing.
When it gets dark, it’s an LED lamp with three brightness settings. The wireless fan and light are rechargeable, so it’s portable. It can be charged over USB with a computer, power bank, or car charger.
You can hang it, or stand it up. It’s handy in the garage and at home. Plus it makes a great gift for any “car fan.” Get one if you want to be cool.
Pocket Sized Multitool
Forget lugging out the toolbox. With this multitool you won’t need to. The Leatherman Sidekick is so versatile, you’ll want one in the car, one in the backpack, and one for work. It has 14 tools in one, including knives, pliers, screwdrivers, wire cutters, bottle and can openers, a file, saw and ruler.
It’s compact and light, making it easy to carry. The blades can be opened with one hand. It comes with a 25 year guarantee so you know it will last a lifetime. And it’s proudly made in the USA. When we got this it had 1,591 reviews giving it 4.7 out of 5 stars. Put it in your pocket and you’ll use it every day.
Tire Puncture Sealant
There’s an invisible nail lying on the road ahead. Which car will it get? If it’s you, don’t worry. This sealant has you covered. Yes, you could wait for the auto club to come rescue you. You could jack up your car on the busy highway and put on the spare. If you have one!
Most sealants fill your tire with goop and need you to carry an air compressor. That’s ok, but then the service station needs to make another hole in your tire to drain the goop out.
This product, fixes the flat instantly and it inflates the tire. You can make it to the next service station with ease. Why a three pack? In case you have a big tire. It may take more than one can to inflate it. So don’t let a flat set you back, seal it and relax.
Windshield Repair Kit
You’re whipping down the highway and suddenly, pow! The windshield got beaned by a rock. Now it’s chipped and you have to fix it soon, before the whole windshield cracks in half. So you could make an appointment and wait in line at a glass shop, or you can fix yourself using the same resin technique that they use.
Other repair kits need you to park your car in the sun for the resin to harden. This one comes with a UV curing light, so you can repair your windshield at home, on a cloudy day, in a garage, or a parkade.
The kit is easy to use with clear instructions for each step. It fixes all crack and chip types just like a professional. So buy one for the trunk and say no to cracks.
Car Windshield Sun Shade UV Blocker
Summer sunshine is great, but not when it heats your car to 140 degrees! Open the door and it’s like a blast furnace to the face. Then everyone’s yelling and screaming the seats are too hot and they can’t sit down. But it doesn’t have to be this way. If you own this inexpensive shade, your car will stay cool.
Produced by a small USA company, this UV shade comes in a variety of sizes to fit any size auto. It pops open and folds away, so it’s easy to use and store. It’s extremely light weight, but strong and durable. It covers the entire windshield, protecting your electronics, interior and dash from sun damage and fading. All you need to do is get one.
High Density Memory Foam Seat Cushion
Sore and stiff from sitting all day? This patented socket seat with memory foam relieves pressure off every bone. You won’t grunt and groan getting out of the car anymore. The innovative design has two holes to take painful pressure off the sit bones.
The tailbone cut out offers instant relief from pain and discomfort. The high density memory foam and mesh surface provide excellent relaxation.
If you have any back pain at all, or if you are planning any long drives, this cushion will keep you pain free and comfortable all day. But you might want to two of them. One for the car and another for work. Get it today for a pain free tomorrow!
Portable Lithium Car Battery Jump Starter
Ok, so you made it back to the car after the day hike and it’s getting dark. But you left the car interior lights on. Your four year old battery is dead. No what? Phone the auto association and wait for hours because you’re in the middle of nowhere?
If you have a jump starter like this, you don’t have a problem. Hook this baby up and your dead battery will spring to life. You’ll be on your way in two minutes.
If that’s not a big enough reason, this unit is also a battery bank that can charge phones and tablets. It also has a powerful LED flashlight.
So if you own an auto, this thing needs to be in your trunk. Plus, you can be a hero by jumpstarting someone else! Perhaps a future soulmate. Get yours now and be that hero!
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