27 Insanely Cool Car Gadgets You Didn't Realize You Needed

Getting behind the wheel of your car can be a fun experience – bit it can also be frustrating. Fortunately, there are some great gadgets out there that can make it much more enjoyable, and in some instances, considerably safer.

These gadgets could even save your life. Most people don't know about them, but we've done the research and found them for you. Whether it's connecting and charging your devices, making sure you tires are properly inflated, or even making a great cup of coffee, these gadgets will make you smile.

Let's take a look at what problems you can make disappear with these car gadgets.

FIXD Car Health Monitor

FIXD Car Health Monitor

FIXD is a revolutionary device that instantly diagnoses 7000+ potential issues with your vehicle in real-time. It works with just about any car built after 1996, and it’s super easy to use. Just plug FIXD into your car’s OBD port, sync with your phone, and it will do the rest all by itself.

Knowing what’s wrong with your car will help you save $1000s in expensive & unnecessary repairs. Shady car mechanics will no longer be able to trick you and mislead you about what’s wrong – and so they won’t be able to overcharge you anymore. FIXD is like having a car mechanic in your pocket – one that doesn’t rip you off!

FIXD puts power back with the car owner. You can now quickly see the severity of car problems and see precisely why the "Check engine light" is on, all in simple to understand terms straight on your smartphone. And the best thing is that mechanics can no longer abuse your lack of car maintenance knowledge. FIXD also gives you oil change and maintenance reminders – so caring for your car has never been easier!

VIZR Heads-Up Display (HUD)

VIZR Heads-Up Display

Do you know that most car accidents happen when people take their eyes off the road? Distracted driving causes hundreds of thousands of crashes a year. And driving with the help of GPS systems is often the culprit – even taking a brief glance at the GPS and away from the road can be deadly.

VIZR is a futuristic gadget that has been selling like crazy in 2018. It turns any smartphone into a Heads Up Display (HUD) using the same technology used by airplane pilots when navigating. This allows you keep your eyes on the road and take advantage of hands-free navigation. This is the future of safer driving, and many are already taking advantage of it, so don't miss out!

It’s super easy to setup, requires no installation, works with any car or truck, night or day, sunshine or rain, and comes with a FREE iOS or Android App. With VIZR you can quickly view GPS navigation, traffic conditions, speedometer and much more without taking your eyes off the road! And it's also a perfect gift for all your friends who love to drive!

Crash Safe Tool

Crash Safe Tool

If you get into an accident, you may have to cut your seat belt or even smash your window to get out. Those are just two of the things the small Crash Safe device will help you with. It plugs into the cigarette lighter outlet or any other 12v power port. It can charge any of your devices, act as a flashlight, be used as an emergency beacon, and of course cut your seat belt and break the glass in your windows.

Costing only $49, it can be a lifesaver in any emergency situation. And it's so small it won't get in your way, and is a perfect balance between safety and convenience. In fact, we think you can't afford to be without CarSafe. It's just that important if you ever get into a crash.

XY Find It Beacon

XY Find It Beacon

Losing your car keys is a real drag. You think you're always going to put them in the same place but if you are tired or distracted they can end up anywhere. It happens all the time. That's where XY Find It comes in.

XY Find It is the size of a coin, and can be attached to your car keys. Then when you can't find them, you can use your phone to locate them. It has a five-year battery life, and can even notify you if you get too far away from your keys - for example, if they fall out of hole in your pocket. It's $39.99, and that's not much money for peace of mind. (Of course, you have to know where you phone is, too!)

AutoCamHD Dash Camera

AutoCamHD Dash Camera

A versatile, high-quality dash cam is something that everyone needs, but usually they only come with the most expensive new vehicles. Now, you can have your own without breaking the budget. It comes with a 350-degree rotating 720p HD camera supported by exclusive night vision LEDs. It mounts directly over your existing rear view mirror.

AutoCamHD even comes with a motion detection sensor that helps to catch parking accidents, so if something bad happens you will have evidence. It will help keep you safe. Protecting the evidence if a crash happens is very important for you, your insurance company and law enforcement. That's why this is an essential device.

Brush Hero

Brush Hero

When it comes to keeping your car clean and shiny, Brush Hero is where it's at. Just attach it to any hose, and you can power wash your car's exterior. It uses no batteries or electricity, because its powerful brush is activated by the water itself. The brush spins and gets out everything - it can eliminate even the worst caked-on mud and dirt.

Brush Hero is super lightweight, and will make washing your car a breeze. It only costs $36 and is more than worth it for the amount of effort you'll avoid the next time your car is dirty. A must-have for any car owner.

Haylo Safety Flare

Haylo Safety Flare

When your car breaks down, you don't want to make it worse by getting hit by other drivers who can't see you. Or what if there was something in the road that caused your breakdown? You don't want anyone else to get stuck in the same situation. That's where Haylo Safety Flares come in.

They can be seen up to 5,000 feet away, which gives people a chance to notice them and slow down so they can avoid hitting your car while it's on the side of the road. Or if there is a bigger problem, you can lay them out for people to see what the issue is. They can certainly save your car – and potentially other people's cars or trucks.

CircaCharge

CircaCharge

We've all been in this situation: You forget to check your phone before you get in your car. Then just when you need it, that's when you find out it's out of charge and you can't call or text. It's so annoying!

CircaCharge, a wireless charger that sits in your dashboard, was designed to help you avoid this situation completely. When you get in your car, simply put your phone into it and it will start charging. You'll never again have to worry about your phone going dead when you need it. It's small, but provides big power, and it works for both Android and Apple phones.

NightGuide HD Driving Glasses

NightGuide HD Driving Glasses

Most road accidents occur at night. From the glare of other cars to road conditions such as fog or rain, driving at night is dangerous. But not anymore! With this highly innovative invention, you can now drive safely at night, without any worry.

NightGuide HD are high-definition night glasses with 100% UV protection, which enhance contrast & help you have a crystal clear vision regardless of lighting and other road conditions. In fact, these glasses are so good they even pass the Global Traffic Standard for light, and will reduce strain on the eyes, helping you say goodbye to fatigue and migraines while driving.

When you drive at night, you know you'll be safe wearing these. And if you also wear regular glasses – no problem, you can wear these on top!

So if you drive at night, consider getting these for yourself. And if you have relatives or loved ones who drive at night, why not keep them safe with a pair?

Mini Jumper Pro

Mini Jumper

It sucks when you get in your car and find it doesn't start anymore. Unfortunately, it's very easy for car batteries to run out – just forget the lights on, and it can happen! This Mini Jumper Pro kit can save you a lot of hassle & money if his car battery dies.

In just seconds, this high-powered kit can restart all vehicles with up to 12V batteries. It works equally well on petrol and diesel cars, so regardless of what car you drive, it will work just fine. The lightweight design of this powerful car jumpstarter allows you to easily carry it anywhere or store it in your car for emergencies.

Dent Lifter Pro

Dent Lifter Pro

These days it’s very easy to get a dent in your car. Being out during a hail storm or being involved in minor road accidents are sufficient to do it. And mechanics know this, and are taking advantage of it by overcharging for repairs!

With the Dent Lifter Pro, you can easily repair car dents without spending hundreds! The equipment is a time-saver and can get dents fixed in less than 30 minutes. With its specially designed soft silicon bottom, it protects the car's factory finish while removing those nasty dents. And it's also lightweight, comfortable to use and highly durable. A perfect and unique gift.

BACtrack S80 Pro Breathalyzer

BACtrack S80 Pro Breathalyzer

You go out to dinner with your spouse or a date. You have a couple glasses of wine, and you aren't sure if you are OK to drive. It happens. But with the BACtrack S80, you won't have to wonder anymore. Instead, just use the breathalyzer to find out exactly where you stand.

It will let you know what your level of drunkenness is. If you find out that you are over the limit you can just have a cup of coffee, wait 15 to 20 minutes, and try it again – or just call a taxi. You'll never get behind the wheel intoxicated, and you won't be terrified when you pull up to a random traffic check.

Escort MAX360 Long Range Laser Radar Detector

Escort MAX360 Long Range Laser Radar Detector

Let's face it – nobody keeps to the speed limit. And a lot of towns keep their coffers full because they know this. That's why it's your right to have a radar detector. That way, you can slow down when you know a speed trap is coming up.

The Escort MAX360 is the one you want. It has dual front and rear antennas. There are directional alerts. It has a fast response time, making it easy to know where a radar gun is operating so you don't have to worry anymore. Best of all, it's five layers of filtering mean you won't get a false report. Your ride will be quiet until you need to know the fuzz are looking for you.

Pratt and Hart Traditional Leather Driving Gloves

Pratt and Hart Traditional Leather Driving Gloves

When you are driving, you want to protect your hands – and you want to look good. Pratt And Heart driving gloves to the rescue! They will keep you warm in the winter, but aren't heavy enough to make your hands hot in the summer. Made of soft leather, they'll have you looking great while you drive.

They come in black or brown depending on your taste, and feature knuckle holes and a wrist strap. Grab them while you can – and know you'll look cool and that your hands will have the protection they deserve.

Armor All Car Vacuum Cleaner

Armor All Car Vacuum Cleaner

Brush Hero, which we mentioned above, is for the outside of your car. But what about the inside? Introducing the ArmorAll Car Vacuum Cleaner. It has a 15-foot power cord, and can plug into the cigarette lighter for your car. It picks up both wet and dry messes, and the built-in crevice tool will get dirt and muck out of even the most hard-to-find places.

When it comes to detailing your car or truck, this baby has you covered. And it's perfect for parents who always find gunk in the weirdest places in their car. You want your car to look great, and the ArmorAll Car Vacuum Cleaner makes sure that happens.

Nonda ZUS Smart Tire Safety Monitor

Nonda ZUS Smart Tire Safety Monitor

Did you know that with properly inflated tires, you can save up to 11 cents per gallon on the price of gas? Beyond that, you don't want to experience a dangerous tire blow out. This device attaches to your tires in just a couple of minutes, and then its great little app for your phone lets you know exactly what's going on with your wheels.

It alerts you to slow leaks. It lets you know exactly what your tire pressure is in real time. It's portable, so if you rent a car you can attach the device to those tires. This will keep you safe while it helps you save money, and it's a great deal.

Alexa-Enabled Roav VIVA Car Charger

Alexa-Enabled Roav VIVA Car Charger

Alexa is a miracle worker! Just attach it inside your car, and you can do anything you want with the power of your voice. Want to change the music? Just ask Alexa. Want to order a pizza? Ask Alexa. You can even ask it for directions to where you want to go.

Compatible with both iOS and Android devices, it allows you to ask your phone for anything and get the information you need. It's completely hands-off, so you can keep your mind on the road while remaining in complete control of everything from music to your next exit. It's a life saver.

Handpresso Auto Hybrid Coffee Maker

Handpresso Auto Hybrid Coffee Maker

When you are on a long trip, the last thing you want to do is have to pull over for coffee. Now with the Handpresso Auto Hybrid Coffee Maker, you don't have to. This device – which plugs into your cigarette lighter or any other 12v outlet – will make you the perfect cup of coffee while you drive.

It holds up to 53ml of liquid and takes just two minutes to brew your coffee. It uses any ESE pods for brewing, so you can have the coffee you love best. Just hit the button when you feel the need for a cup of joe - it's that easy.

Rightline Gear Truck Tent

Rightline Gear Truck Tent

When you go camping, never worry about setting up your tent again. This tent easily attaches to the back of your truck and provides all the shelter you need. It comfortably sleeps two adults and comes with a rainfly, stuff sack, and directions for installation sewn into it.

Set-up is simple, and it's designed so that it won't harm your truck's finish. All seams are water resistant. It's the perfect temporary sleeping set up that will leave you warm and dry. There's even a sky view vent so you can look at the stars while you are inside!

Thule Motion XT XXL Rooftop Cargo

Thule Motion XT XXL Rooftop Cargo

Packing has never been easier than with the Thule Motion XT XXL Rooftop Cargo. Coming in at 78 x 32.5 x 15 inches, it has plenty of space to carry anything you'll need. It attaches to the top of your car in just a few minutes, giving you more room in your car since you won't have bulky items in the way.

It looks great, and the diamond-textured aerodynamic style won't slow your car down. It even opens up on either side, so you can easily get your stuff out when you get where you are going. There is also an oversize lock that will keep it from coming open when you're on the road. If you're looking for more room, this one is a no-brainer.

Cooluli Cooler & Warmer

Cooluli Cooler & Warmer

This device is great for tailgating, or anyplace you want to bring food or beverages. It can keep a six-pack just as cold as you want it – or you can flip a switch and it will start heating up. Keep formula at just the right temperature for your baby. Put in a cooked meal and it will stay warm until it's time to eat. You can plug the Cooluli Cooler And Warmer into the cigarette lighter or any other 12v outlet.

It holds up to six cans of any kind of beverage you want. That's more than enough room for whatever you want to chill down or heat up. This device is essential.

Sunsbell Car Kettle Boiler

Sunsbell Car Kettle Boiler

This is another great camping item. Just plug the Sunsbell Car Kettle Boiler into your cigarette lighter outlet, and it will start boiling water or any other liquid you put into it. Great for making soup when you are sitting under the stars, and it's also good for coffee or tea. It can hold 750 ml of water, which is enough for nearly any situation, yet the bottom is small enough to fit in the cup holders of most vehicles. It has an electronic thermostat that you can set for any temperature. It's even good for warming up formula!

Inflatable Car Bed

Inflatable Car Bed

While we are on the subject of camping, let's talk about air beds. This inflatable car bed is great for festivals, surf trips and any sort of travel. It fits in the back of your car or truck, and comes with two inflatable pillows. It's great if you are driving long distances with children. They can just lie down, take a nap and then wake up when you get there.

It's 143cm long, 87cm wide and 45cm tall. That means it can sleep up to two normal-sized adults. The next time you are going camping, you'll want this in the back of your car or truck.

Sunglasses Visor Clip

Sunglasses Visor Clip

Sometimes it's the little things that just make life so much better. That's what happens with the Sunglasses Visor Clip from Superior Essentials. Just clip it to the visor of your car, and then you can stick up to two pair of sunglasses in it. Then when you need them just reach up, pull them out and put them on.

This is really helpful for when you are driving home from work and the sun is coming down. If you don't put on a pair of sunglasses, you can get blinded. But looking for them will distract you from the road. Now you just reach up and you'll be wearing them in seconds!

PALMOO Car Back Seat Organizer

PALMOO Car Back Seat Organizer

It's time to get organized! You don't want your stuff just strewn across the back seat. You want everything in its place and not looking messy. That's what the Palmoo Back Seat Organizer does for you.

It features eight separate storage compartments for an iPad mini, two phones, two bottles, a tissue box, an umbrella, and a final one for anything you want. It covers the entire back seat and has an anti-kicking organizer bag so that people (especially children!) don't accidentally break anything. If you spend a lot of time in your car, this will start getting your life into order. Made from high-grade PU leather, it will also give your car a classy, elegant look that will make people jealous.

Swiss Safe 2-in-1 First Aid Kit

Swiss Safe 2-in-1 First Aid Kit

This is something everyone needs to have in their car. You never know when life will throw little emergencies at you. And if you get into a wreck, you might need to bandage yourself or others while waiting for help to arrive. This first aid kit includes 120 medical-grade items. It is made at an FDA-approved facility and exceeds their safety standards.

Inside is a mini first aid kit with an additional 32 medical items. If you need it, the Swiss Safe 2-in-1 First Aid Kit has it. Just knowing it is there will give you peace of mind. If you don't already have a first aid kit in your car, we strongly recommend that you order this one today.

Philips GoPure Car Air Purifier

Philips GoPure Car Air Purifier

Fresh air is good for the body and mind – but in some places, it is hard to come by. That's why you need the Phillips Go Pure Car Air Purifier. It has a three-stage air purification system. That means it gets rid of 99% of harmful gases, smoke, bacteria, odors, dust, pollen, pet hair, and other particles from your car.

It has HESA technology that removes three times as much tobacco smoke residue as ionizers. It features an air quality sensor that will tell you if the air is excellent, fair or poor. Remember, you can't smell all gasses and bacteria. It can be installed in minutes and will having you breathing much easier.