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16 Of The Most Practical And Essential Car Accessories Under $100

by Caralynn Lippo

In most places in America, people spend a truly ridiculous amount of time in their cars. Between commuting to and from work, traveling to visit family, shuffling children to a variety of playdates and doctor appointments, and accomplishing seemingly endless errands, the average American logs many miles on the odometer.

While plenty of people spend money outfitting their home with decor, gadgets, and accessories, far fewer put that amount of time and resources into their vehicle — which is pretty crazy when you think about how much of your life you spend in your car! But as it turns out, decking out your ride with all of the most practical essentials doesn’t have to break the bank.

There are plenty of car accessories, gadgets, and other items you can get for under $100 to make your vehicle a safer and more comfortable place. Check out our list of 16 of the most handy and helpful car-related purchases below.

1. Blind Spot Mirror, $6.63

1. Blind Spot Mirror, $6.63

You can’t avoid bad drivers, but you can avoid the consequences of a bad lane merge with these blind spot mirrors.

Buy it at Walmart for $6.63.

2. Phone Mount, $16.99

2. Phone Mount, $16.99

This three-in-one gadget functions as a phone mount, charger, and voltage detector, and it’s universally compatible.

Buy it on Newegg for $16.99.

3. ZUS Smart Car Hub, $24.99

3. ZUS Smart Car Hub, $24.99

Never lose track of your car in a crowded parking lot again with this smart car hub.

Buy it at Walmart for $24.99.

4. Car Trash Can, $12.99

4. Car Trash Can, $12.99

It’s easy to somehow wind up with 500 Dunkin’ Donuts napkins strewn all over your car, but this collapsible and compact trash can will help you keep your garbage organized.

Buy it at Walmart for $12.99.

5. Battery Jump Starter, $89

5. Battery Jump Starter, $89

Nobody wants to deal with a dead car battery, but this jump starter does triple duty — it also includes an air compressor and four USB hubs for your electronics!

Buy it at Home Depot for $89.

6. 12V Thermo-Electric 14-Liter Cooler/Warmer, $82.99

6. 12V Thermo-Electric 14-Liter Cooler/Warmer, $82.99

Keep your hot things hot and your cold things cold while en route to your destination. This is perfect for long road trips.

Buy it at Bed Bath & Beyond for $82.99.

7. Wireless Rear View Backup Camera, $89.99

7. Wireless Rear View Backup Camera, $89.99

If you don’t have a newer car with a backup camera already built in, this is a great affordable option.

Buy it at Walmart for $89.99.

8. Wireless In-Car Bluetooth FM Transmitter Radio Adapter, $17.99

8. Wireless In-Car Bluetooth FM Transmitter Radio Adapter, $17.99

Make any car with a cigarette lighter instantly more high-tech with this adapter.

Buy it on Amazon for $17.99.

9. Ztylus Stinger USB Car Emergency Escape Tool, $14.99

9. Ztylus Stinger USB Car Emergency Escape Tool, $14.99

While it’s scary to consider the worst-case scenario, having this stinger in your car will allow you to escape it in case of a dangerous emergency.

Buy it at Walmart for $14.99.

10. 4-Inch Full 1080P HD Car Dash Cam, $31.49

10. 4-Inch Full 1080P HD Car Dash Cam, $31.49

In case you’re in a fender bender (or witness someone else driving recklessly), this easily mounted dash cam will come in handy.

Buy it at Walmart for $31.49.

11. Justin Case Travel Pro Auto Safety Kit, $17.84

11. Justin Case Travel Pro Auto Safety Kit, $17.84

This kit has all the safety essentials you need.

Buy it at Walmart for $17.84.

12. CommuteMate Dash Grip, $14.99

12. CommuteMate Dash Grip, $14.99

Keep your car organized and avoid clutter with this residue-free dash grip.

Buy it on Newegg for $14.99.

13. Goodyear Heated Travel Blanket, $24.88

13. Goodyear Heated Travel Blanket, $24.88

Stay warm in the chillier months of the year with this travel blanket. You can plug it into a 12-volt socket for additional warmth settings.

Buy it at Walmart for $24.88.

14. Honey-Can-Do Folding Trunk Organizer, $9.99

14. Honey-Can-Do Folding Trunk Organizer, $9.99

Most people’s trunks are a mess of old junk and garbage, but this organizer will keep everything together and in its proper place.

Buy it at Bed Bath & Beyond for $9.99.

15. 2.5-Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum, $34.99

15. 2.5-Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum, $34.99

Keep your car clean in between visits to the car wash with this handy portable wet/dry vac.

Buy it at Home Depot for $34.99.

16. ComfiLife Gel Enhanced Seat Cushion, $34.95

16. ComfiLife Gel Enhanced Seat Cushion, $34.95

If you have a long daily commute, sitting can wreak havoc on your back — that’s where this cushion can help make things comfier.

Buy it on Amazon for $34.95.

Psst: If you choose to purchase an item on this list, LittleThings may receive a small cut. Each item and price is up to date at the time of publication; however, an item may be sold out or the price may be different at a later date.