Cars

5 Nifty Car Gadgets for Under $20

A luxury car purchased fresh from the lot will have more tech and features than a used car or an older model. If you don’t have the money to pay for a newly updated interior, just go online and look for some car gadgets to spruce up your vehicle. A few new car gadgets and gizmos can make your car more useful and make driving it more fun as well.

New car gadgets are released every year, from aux cords to actual coffee makers. You can also buy a lot of these accessories right from your home, some of which are more practical than others. Here are some cool accessories you can get for under $20.

USB charger

This is a simple one, but if you need to be in your car for an extended period of time, it’s nice to have the peace of mind that your phone or MP3 player won’t run out of power.

A USB charger is very cheap and fits into almost every car’s cigarette lighting port. This particular model¬†comes with two charging slots, though you can find ones with even more for slightly higher prices.

Backseat organizer

This is a great gadget for people with families or a lot of cargo. This cheap hanging storage bag can fit on the back of any seat in your car with a strap that can go up to 88 inches. It comes with 12 pockets, including one with thermal insulation for beverages.

Plus, it’s made with durable polyester so that it can withstand spills and other damage. To keep passengers entertained, a tablet can be easily and securely placed in the headrest pocket. Unlike some storage bags that sometimes require a good bit of room, this one hangs flat and takes up little space.

Tire pump gauge

Flat tires aren’t always easy to identify. A slow leak caused by running over a piece of sharp debris can cause your tire to deflate over time. Chances are, you may not realize it until it’s too late. To prevent a blowout on the highway and save yourself some money on repairs, you should keep a tire pump gauge in your car.

This gadget shows you the exact pressure of your tires through a digital screen. There are a lot of tire gauges available, but users found that this particular model worked just as well as more expensive tire gauges. It even has a light on the end for checking your tire pressure at night or in dimly lit areas.

Bluetooth player

New car stereos enabled with Bluetooth can cost hundreds of dollars, but there is an alternative for those on a budget. This Bluetooth transmitter allows you to make hands-free calls, which makes you less distracted while driving. It’s compatible with any smartphone and can even connect with tablets via an aux cord.¬†

Drivers can listen to music using Bluetooth pairing, an SD card, an aux cord, or a flash drive. It plugs into the cigarette lighting port and has two USB ports on the sides so that you can charge your devices even when using them to stream music. It has buttons for changing tracks and even comes with a remote control.

Blind-spot mirror

Due to the number of accidents caused by poor visibility while backing up, many new cars have the option to have a backup camera installed. These cameras have wide lenses that capture the entire area behind the vehicle as well as eliminate blind spots, which makes it easier to change lanes quickly and safely.

You can get a simple blind spot mirror for your car at a much cheaper price. These mirrors are easy to install and can be adjusted by 360 degrees.