In days of old, we were content with a Sunday afternoon cruise in cars without a gadget or gizmo in sight. These days, there are heaps of cool car accessories for guys from radar speed detectors to electronic tire pressure monitoring systems.
We’ve been hanging out with grease-monkeys all week to bring you a definitive list of the coolest car accessories that you can buy for your beloved motor!!!
The definitive list of cool things to have in your car or truck!
Spy Tec STI GL300 Mini Portable Real-Time Personal and Vehicle GPS Tracker
The Spy Tec STI GL300 is a mini portable GPS tracker that can be attached or inserted just about anywhere and is great for keeping track of fast-moving people, deliveries, or even cars and motorcycles.
Whether you need to track a vehicle, a suspicious spouse, an elderly relative, a valuable company asset, or even a child coming home from school, this tiny GPS tracking device keeps you up-to-date with its location every 5 Seconds.
The Spy Tec STI GL300 accesses customizable tracking reports through the Spy Tec website and displays the data from Google Maps on any of your devices including PC, Mac, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
The device stores data for up to one year and the battery will last for around 2 weeks on a single charge.
Rocky Mountain Radar – The Judge Detector
Rocky Mountain Radar is the leading provider of radar and laser detection/scrambling equipment for cars. With so much technology packed into a little black box, all you need to know is that this cool gadget gives you 360-degree radar laser detection for a 5-mile radius.
Using Microscan, the Rocky Mountain Judge is 2x to 4x faster than any other speed trap detection device on the market. This device gives speedy drivers a 100% probability of detecting sneaky “pop-up” radar traps.
The super-clear OLED display screen is easy to understand and is easily visible even in daylight so you never need to squint or take your eyes off the road making it a very cool car accessory.
INGEAR autoXscape Car Emergency Multi-Tool
Next in our list of cool car accessories for guys could be a lifesaver! The INGEAR autoXscape Car Emergency Multi-Tool has three main functions; a seatbelt cutter, a car window breaker, and as an emergency flashlight with three lighting modes (including an SOS mode).
The autoXscape is totally waterproof and of course impact-resistant.
Imagine the scene, you’ve lost control of your car, you’re upside down in a ditch, you need a tool which can cut you free, break your window, and signal for help.
The autoXscape comes with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and a lifetime replacement warranty should you ever have any issues with your multi-tool.
ZOETOUCH Bluetooth FM Transmitter
What list would be complete without a Bluetooth wireless car radio transmitter to stream your music and take phone calls from your device straight to your FM car stereo system?
This great budget Bluetooth transmitter has 3 USB ports, hands-free Bluetooth V3.0 (with noise-canceling technology), a memory function, and a 340-degree rotation so you can get the viewing angle just right.
This very popular device is compatible with iPhone, Samsung, HTC, LG, Blackberry, Sony, Nokia, One Plus, iPad, and other Bluetooth devices.
Drop Stop – The Original Patented Car Seat Gap Filler
Less techy but just as useful is the Drop Stop Car Seat Gap Filler which was featured on the TV show “Shark Tank.”
Beware of imitations! This is the original and patented product that will never fall apart and is designed to last you a lifetime.
The Drop Stop is one-size-fits-all and is made from high-grade neoprene, which contracts and expands to fill whatever size gap that you may have.
Each package contains two Drop Stops, a slide-free pad, and a handy LED credit card light.
Powpro Pcam PP-B60 GPS Dual Cameras Car Dash Cam
This is one of the best examples of dash cams available at present and can be used to record both what is happening inside and outside your car.
We won’t bore you with every feature and function of this dash cam but highlights include a 6G lens, a 170 degree super wide angle lens, full FHD 1920 x 1080P video recording and H.264 compression technology.
The Powpro Pcam is also a GPS locator that actually records exact location data into your video files. This means that if the worst happens and you are in an accident, the police can access the information about your vehicle’s location, speed, and route on Google Maps.
We love the motion detection setting on this awesome dash cam, just set it & forget it. This awesome dash cam can detect the slightest movement of any object and will automatically start recording when an object approaches.
IPELY Universal Car Vehicle Back Seat Headrest Hanger Holder Hook
This cool device converts your car’s headrest into a handy storage space to hang umbrellas, shopping bags, clothes, baby supplies or anything else that is hangable!
The IPELY is one of the best ways to organize car clutter and the hook can even be swung around to be used in the front seat too!
It’s very easy to fit and there is no need to disassemble your car headrest. Each Hook is designed to hold up to 18 pounds and is made from durable ABS and silicone rubber.
MasTrack OBD Real Time GPS Vehicle Tracker with 12 Months of Premium Service
MasTrack was founded in 1999 to meet the needs of museums, auction houses, art galleries, and security personnel to transport high-value cargo safely. With the MasTrack OBD, you can track your vehicle’s location, performance, and driver’s behavior in real time.
The MasTrack app allows you to see data on the following; harsh braking, rapid acceleration, speeding, geo-fence zone alerts (which are when the vehicle leaves or enters specified locations), ignition status, engine alerts, and even reminders to change your oil!
Currently, MasTrack is adding 12 months of premium service and roadside assistance so grab one while stocks last.
Moso Natural Air Purifying Bag
The Moso Natural Air Purifying Bag is a great way to keep your car fresh, dry, and odorless. Moso charcoal works continuously to absorb odors, allergens, and pollutants to leave your car clean and fresh.
This incredible product even works on big stinks such as pet urine, wet dogs, smoke, or vomit! The Moso bag is chemical free, has no fragrance, and is a non-toxic way to freshen up your ride.
With a little maintenance, the Moso bag is reusable for up to 2 years and is 100% eco-friendly. It can also be used in any other space of up to 90 square feet such as closets, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and so on.
Patekfly Car Mount
You probably have one already, but if you don’t, the Patekfly 360 degree phone mount holder is an awesome bargain. The phone mount has a universal fit with a one-touch button release and a holder that automatically locks your phone in place.
The Patekfly can be adjusted to fit phones from 4 to 6 inches including; iPhone 7/ 7 plus, Galaxy S7 / S6, Google Nexus 5 / 4, HTC, and GPS devices.
VICTONY Solar Power Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Did you know that 70% of high-speed traffic accidents are caused by incorrect tire pressures? If you have a VICTONY TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system), you are warned of any abnormal tire conditions before they become dangerous.
The VICTONY TPMS is solar powered but also has USB cable charging if needed. The device monitors each of your tires in real time with highly sensitive external sensors which are fitted into each tire.
This brilliant safety invention is theft-proof, waterproof, and corrosion-proof, and can be installed very quickly and easily without the need for extra tools.
In our opinion, this device should be mandatory for every road-going vehicle. VICTONY also provide an 18-month warranty and great after-sales service.
Garmin aera660 Touchscreen Aviation GPS Portable
If you have the funds, the Garmin aera660 Touchscreen Aviation GPS is a top-of-the-line purpose built navigator with GPS / GLONASS receivers and a crisp and clear 5-inch screen (that is easy to read even in the brightest sunlight).
The Garmin aera660 Touchscreen Aviation GPS Portable is light and compact and easily fits into the palm of your hand or a small bag or pouch.
With a host of features, we particularly love the wireless cockpit connectivity which allows you to stream weather forecasts, US fuel prices, traffic information, and loads more from compatible devices.
The Garmin aera660 is one of the finest GPS units available in 2018 and comes with a yoke mount, a battery, an AC adapter, a USB cable, and a quick start manual.
BOSS Audio BV9382NV Double Din Navigation/GPS/Sat-Nav
This very reasonably priced sat-nav is Bluetooth enabled for wireless hands-free phone calls when connected to your smartphone. You can also wirelessly stream audio from your favorite services such as Pandora, Spotify, Mixcloud, etc.
The BOSS BV9382NV supports USB flash drives up to 32GB for music and also has inputs for SD, Aux, and AV. This gorgeous navigation system comes with a wireless remote, a GPS antenna, rear-facing camera, Boss harness, user manual, and a warranty card.
CACAGOO Wireless TPMS Tire Pressure Monitoring System
With the majority of road accidents attributed to incorrect tire pressures, we can’t recommend the CACAGOO Wireless TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) strongly enough! This brilliant safety essential for your car displays real-time individual tire pressures and temperatures via an intuitive graphical interface.
The CACAGOO’s job is to warn you of any abnormal tire scenarios to prevent flat tires and air leakage to prolong your tire life and reduce your fuel consumption.
This cool car gadget has a wide-angle LCD screen which shows tire pressure in both PSI and BAR. It also shows temperatures in Fahrenheit and degrees Celsius.
The monitor is powered through the car’s cigarette lighter and is easily installed in 10 to 15 minutes.
Fire Gone Fire Suppressant Canisters
Truly an essential for new drivers (and old ones), this twin pack of Fire Gone fire suppressant canisters/extinguishers are classed to deal with A, B, and C class fires. A is ordinary combustible materials, B is petroleum (oil & gas), and C is electrical fires.
The canisters are filled with AFFF (aqueous film foaming foams) and are very easy to use. As two canisters are included, one can be kept in your car and the other left in your home!
Motor Trend 4pc Car Floor Mats
Many floor mats have an unpleasant smell and that’s why the Motor Trend Floor Mat Set makes our list of car essentials for new drivers. They are made from FlexTough rubber which never cracks or loses its flexibility.
These “deep dish” heavy duty car floor mats have been designed to trap all snow, mud, and dirt from reaching your car’s original flooring and are surely one of the most important car essentials for new drivers.
DBPOWER 600A Portable Car Jump Starter
This rugged battery charger is good for gas engines up to 6.5L and diesel engines up to 5.2L. It will jump start your car about 20 – 30 times on a single charge.
The DBPOWER 600A is one of the safest jump starters available. It’s equipped with advanced intelligent all copper jumper cables which can protect your devices from short-circuiting, over-voltage, and overcharging.
An invaluable addition to any new driver’s car, the DBPOWER 600A has an LCD screen to show power information and it comes with 8-in-1 laptop adapter. The unit is small enough to fit in your glove box and lightweight enough to be kept in your backpack or bag. This is one of the most useful as well as cool car accessories to buy for guys that do a lot of driving.
Hopkins 532 Mallory Snow Brush
Mallory USA is the leading brand of snow and ice tools in Canada and the USA and the Mallory 532 is the most durable snow brush on the market. It features an ergonomically curved handle, a comfortable foam grip, and an unbreakable scraper blade.
LED Light Bar Nilight
A “must-have” for any car trunk, the 126 Watt combo LED Bar Nilight is waterproof (IP67), dustproof, quake-proof and anti-corrosive. It features both floodlight and spotlight functions to provide long distance vision and clear visibility in the worst conditions.
This LED light can also be attached to an SUV, truck, car, pickup, camper, or buggy to dispel the darkness and light up the road for super safe driving.
This LED light has a 30,000-hour lifespan and a two-year limited warranty.
Maxboost Car Charger
This in-car USB charger features two outputs from which you can charge just about any device on the planet. The Maxboost Car Charger has a handy charging light and is features full protection from overheating, overcurrent, and overcharging.
This essential car gadget is 24 Watt and will keep the following devices juiced: iPad (max speed), iPhone (max speed), iPod, HTC, Galaxy, Blackberry, MP3 Players, digital cameras, PDAs, and mobile phones. It’s light, cheap and sturdy. What more could you ask for?
DBPOWER Portable Electric Auto Air Compressor Pump
Flat tire? Slow puncture? Just need to get the car to the nearest mechanic? An air compressor pump is another very useful car accessory. The DBPOWER is portable, durable, quiet, cheap, and can inflate the tires of cars, motorbikes, bicycles, basketballs, swimming rings etc.
The DBPOWER Air Compressor Pump is very efficient and is capable of inflating a standard tire from 0 to 35PSI in less than 5 minutes. The DBPOWER has an easy-to-press valve and fits into your car cigarette lighter with the included cable.
resqme The Original Keychain Car Escape Tool
Proudly made in the USA, the resqme allows you to cut your seatbelt (if you are trapped in your car) and to break the side window (if you can’t open the car door.)
The resqme was originally made use by the emergency services but it has now become an essential piece of every safety-conscious driver’s car essentials.
This amazing tool is one of our favorite cool car accessories for dudes. It’s TUV certified and is made from ABS plastic and stainless steel. It has won numerous awards for its ingenuity and design. It comes with a cable tie, key ring, and a six-month limited warranty.
Small First Aid Kit
Among the list of 100 items included in the first aid kit are; scissors, bandages, CPR gear, an emergency blanket, personal medicine mini bags, tweezers, a whistle, and tons more.
The water-resistant bag has inner sleeves which are individually labeled according to their function. This means that in stressful times, items can be found easily and kept in an organized manner.
A brilliant item for your car, home, workplace, or even when camping or hiking.
BlueDriver Bluetooth Professional OBDII Scan Tool
The device draws vehicle-specific repair data from a database of millions of vehicle fixes that have been verified as accurate by certified car mechanics.
The BlueDriver is a very easy to use code reader which has the added benefit that it can be connected to your iPhone, iPad, or Android device to see live data, save the data, or even check to see if your vehicle is in need of a smog test.
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