23 Used Car Accessories To Buy
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I’ve been driving used cars my whole life. Technology wise, they’re not too bad when they’re a few years removed from the new model’s latest tech. It seems that lately, however, once they’re about 5-10 years old, you have to start finding all these car accessories for your used car to buy.
Look—I like my older used cars. What I like the most though is being able to spruce it up to match what the new cars are offering these days. With people still resorting to buying used cars, I figured it’d be appreciated to share some of the actually helpful car accessories and other items that I used to rejuvenate my used car.
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1. Anker 24W Dual-USB Car Charger
The best way to charge your phone without having to carry a power bank with you in your car is with one of these USB Car Charger Adapters. This Anker charger comes with dual ports so you can charge two phones—Yours and your passenger’s. Nowadays, cars come with different sized cigarette ports to plug these in, so make sure this one fits your specified vehicle.
2. LIHAN Bluetooth Wireless Adapter
If you want it to take it a step further that just a USB car charger, you can step up to this Bluetooth wireless audio receiver. Easily connect your phone to this device via Bluetooth so you can play your Spotify tunes. As a bonus, this also includes two USB charging ports.
3. Homeve Foldable Trunk Organizer
Do you have loose clutter floating around in your trunk? Be sure to pick up this trunk organizer from Homeve. It’s unique non-slip Velcro strips allows you to easily secure the trunk organizer without having to tie it down like others. This is perfect for organizing medical kits, groceries or car cleaning supplies.
4. Viofo A119 V3 Dash Cam
The Viofo A119 is one of the most recommended and affordable budget dash cams there is on the market. Don’t let its affordability fool you, it’s still a powerhouse and includes advanced parking modes, night vision and GPS tracking like its more expensive competitors.
5. WOLFBOX Rearview Mirror Camera
If you want to take it a step further than a basic dashcam, then the WOLFBOX Mirror Dash Camera is for you. It provides accident recording, front and rear dual recording, parking assistance/monitoring and it even has touchscreen settings. You do have to remove your current rearview mirror, but when you’re replacing it with something like this—it won’t be missed.
6. Fanttik X8 Portable Tire Inflator
You don’t want to end up stranded somewhere because you have a flat tire—Do you? Or better yet, do you find yourself going biking a lot? This Fanttik portable tire inflator can easily fit in your glove box, while producing enough power to inflate your tires in a short amount of time (We’re talking minutes here—Not hours). It’s convenient, small, and portable. What’s not to like?
7. ANSEL AD310 OBD-II Diagnostic Scanner
Even if you’re not mechanically inclined, it’s recommended that you carry one of these around for when your used car inevitably throws up a check engine light. By plugging this into your OBD-II port, you’ll be able to get a reading for what’s wrong with your car. You can feel comfortable in knowing what’s wrong with your car before taking it to the mechanic and getting charged a premium for a simple fix.
8. NOCO Boost X Jump Starter
Another necessary item you should carry around with you is a jump starter, especially if you don’t know the age of your current car battery. You don’t want to be stranded somewhere and have to ask for a jump from anyone as this portable jump start has enough charge to get you going.
9. LIANXIN Roadside Emergency Car Kit
You can never go wrong when buying an emergency kit. After all, it’s best to have one and not need it, then to need it and not have one. This basic kit comes with some essentials like a poncho, jumper cables, and a high visibility jacket amongst other things.
10. First Aid Only Emergency Kit
Another basic kit you should have is a first aid kit. You never know when you’ll give yourself a paper cut with that notorious never-ending bleeding. This kit will have you covered with some necessities such as gauze and band-aids.
11. Drop Stop Seat Gap Filler
Ever drop a Cheetoh or some fries on the side of your seat, with no way to ever get those things out? Well look no further because this seat gap filler, otherwise known as the “Drop Stop”, has you covered. No longer will you lose that loose change into the dark seat gap abyss.
12. Wontolf Car Trash Can Bin
Do you find yourself crumpling those drive-thru receipts and tossing them in your center console area? This small-sized trash can help keep your interior clean, so you no longer have trash hovering around your car. This trash can fit in your door storage compartment to keep it out of the way, unlike those other larger offerings.
13. Adam's Polishes Car Wash Kit
For those that want to take extremely good care of your car’s paint, this kit is for you. Adam’s supplies you with this kit that has everything you can ever need. You’ll get all the details, soaps, towels, and applicators to get your car the best cleaning.
14. THISWORX Car Vacuum Cleaner
In addition to cleaning your car’s exterior, you’ll also want to consider getting this portable vacuum to clean up those inevitable crumbs. This vacuum offers you many extensions for those hard-to-reach areas while remaining portable and cordless.
15. Fority Pet Hair Remover
Pet hair is one of the most difficult things to get out of your car with just a vacuum. Luckily, these custom pet hair removers help speed up your car’s interior cleaning by making it easier to pick up that pesky pet hair.
16. ColorCoral Dust Remover Putty
Now, I know what you’re thinking—Do I really need this makeshift Play-Doh for my car’s interior cleaning. The answer to that is yes! If there is one thing on this list that I would recommend it’s this. The putty works wonders in cleaning up those dust particles you find in air vents and hard to reach areas.
17. Peticon Dog Car Seat Cover
Does your dog typically tag along when you go on a drive? Consider getting these individual car seat covers to keep your seats protected or keep hair from accumulating. This is just another way to minimize that pesky hair building inside your car as you can easily remove it and fan it out.
18. UPODA Dog Car Seat Cover Hammock
If a single car seat cover isn’t enough, then the hammock is for you. Place this over the rear seat section of your SUV to keep those seats protected when you take your pall with you. These are easily secured with multiple straps that tie around each headrest, providing a protected “hammock” section in your back seats.
19. CKAuto Valve Stem Covers
One of the easiest and cheapest ways to spruce up your used car is by buying these multi-colored valve stem covers. Who knows, you may notice that you have a few missing already, so might as well purchase these to enhance the look of your car.
20. FavorPlus Custom License Plate Frame
Another easy way to enhance the look of your car is with these custom text multi-colored license plate frames. Choose from a single color with no text, or a combination of text and color to let people driving along read your custom message.
21. C.P.R. Car Floor Mat
A lot of used cars nowadays have dirty or missing floor mats, so be sure to pick these up if that’s the case with your car. It will not only enhance the interior look of your car, but also make it feel brand new.
22. EcoNour Car Sun-Shade
If you don’t have tinted windows, then you’ll find that your car’s interior heats up dramatically when parked in the sun for extended periods of time. Protect yourself from the heat and your interior plastics from sun damage by purchasing these simple-to-store sun-shades.
23. Budge Lite Car Cover
If you don’t have a garage, but also want to protect and keep your car clean, then consider buying a car cover. You’ll not only be extended your car paints life, but the car cover will also make sure your car stays clean after a good wash for longer.
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