9 best car gadget finds for your summer road trip


08 Jul 2022 – 11:16 BST

Katherine Robinson

Are you going on the road with this summer† If you are going to take a long car journey, these are the best car gadgets you could wish for.

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

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Car Cup Holder Expander

car tray

Auto Cup Holder Expander, £16.99, Amazon


If you really want to maximize your space, you’ll love this handy car gadget – it gives you loads of extra space for your phone, keys, sunglasses, etc, plus an extra space for another cup. Genius!

car vacuum cleaner

car vacuum cleaner

Thisworkx car vacuum cleaner, was £35.98 now £29.99, Amazon


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

Memory foam seat cushion

car seat

Memory foam seat cushion, £15, John Lewis


Long car journeys can hurt, but not with this special pillow. It distributes your body weight more evenly, reducing pressure points on the pelvic bone. The contoured shape fits the curves of the lower body and helps relieve aches and pains.

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Jo Malone Car Spreader, £48, Selfridges


If you want to take the scent route and experience a more sophisticated car ride, this car gadget is for you! Mount it on any vent and insert it into a cartridge of your choice (sold separately).

Handlebar grips

steering wheel grips

Cover handlebar grips, £15.99, Amazon


Not only do these look cool (they come in a rainbow of different colors if red isn’t your thing), but they also give you a firmer grip, meaning better control on the road.

car cleaning gel

cleaning putty

Car Cleaning Gel Putty, £8.99, Amazon


This cleaning gel putty makes short work of all those clumsy and difficult-to-clean nooks and crannies in your car that like to collect dust and crumbs. It can be reused over and over and shoppers report that it’s fun to play with when you’re bored.

Magnetic Car Phone Holder

phone holder

Magnetic car phone holder, was £19.99 now £16.69, Amazon


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

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USB car charger

usb adapter

4 Port USB Car Charger, £9.74, Amazon


Kids with iPads, adults with phones — or anyone else sitting in your car who needs somewhere to plug in their charger — will love this. Banish the fear of the battery dying forever. There are four ports, so plenty of room for everyone’s devices.

Humidifier for Car Diffuser

car diffuser

Rovtop Car Diffuser and Humidifier, £9.99, Amazon


Keep your car super fresh and odor free with this super fun car humidifier. It can refresh your car for up to six hours without having to top up. It even comes with an adapter meaning you can use it straight from the cigarette lighter socket.

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