10 Car accessories to improve your next road trip
Road trips are just as much about the journey as they are about the destination. No matter where you’re headed, you have to be prepared for anything that might come your way. And, being in the car for hours on end doesn’t mean you have to go without your creature comforts.
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A road trip is always an iconic vacation. Whether you’re going for an action-packed multi-day trip across the country or simply hitting the road without a destination in mind, it’s important to be prepared. First things first: assign someone to manage the music.
Beyond that, you need all the right gear to keep you comfortable, organized, and ready. Road trips are all about freedom and these car accessories will keep you going with all the comforts you need.
Bouncie Smart Car Tracking Device
Safety should always come first when it comes to road trips. Bouncie plugs right into your car’s OBDII port and gives your friends and family real-time tracking data. Using the app, your loved ones can see where you are at all times. This is especially handy if you’re ever in an emergency situation.
BackShield Seated Spinal Support
Don’t go without comfort on your road trip; the BackShield is here to keep you feeling your best even after hours of driving. It securely straps to your seat and forces your back to retain its natural curve. As a result, you can end your drive feeling your best and not like you just sat in a car for hundreds of miles.
SNAPBAG Driver-Friendly Car Waste Bin
The one absolute must-have on a road trip is a place to put garbage. Rather than the floor, SNAPBAG offers intuitive handling of your rubbish. The magnetic closure seals in odors and the back-of-the-seat design keeps it in arm’s reach even if you’re driving solo. When the trip is over, simply remove the leak-proof bag and empty the contents.
Garmin Overlander Off Road GPS
An aimless road trip is fun, that is until you actually need to get somewhere. The Overlander offers premium GPS navigation for all the roads on your journey and even off the road. It comes loaded with topographical maps and off-road points of interest, encouraging you to explore even more (with a sense of direction).
Drive Reach by weBoost Vehicle Cell Signal Booster Kit
If your journey takes you far and wide, you’re likely to encounter plenty of dead zones. Drive Reach will actually boost your phone signal no matter where you go. Simply plug it into the cigarette lighter, place the beacon, and you’re good to go.
VogDUO USB-C Car Charger
From your smartphone to all the devices of your passengers, VogDUO helps you stay charged in the car. In fact, it’s even certified to efficiently charge your Nintendo Switch so your passengers can tune out on the journey. With a USB-C port, you can even charge your laptop while you’re on the move.
Nonda ZUS Smart Tire Safety Monitor
Rather than guess, use the Nonda ZUS Smart Tire Safety Monitor to keep an eye on your wheels. It can detect even the slowest of leaks and provide real-time data to the app. This means you can receive all the information you need without even stopping your car to manually check.
MAXSA Escaper Buddy Vehicle Traction Mats
You might get a little curious on your road trip and decide to go off-road. Whether it’s in the snow or on the beach, the Escaper Buddy will help you out if your car gets stuck. These traction mats slide under your wheels to provide traction no matter the conditions in which you’re stuck.
mophie Charge Stream Qi Car Vent Mount
Using your phone for navigation? The Charge Stream holds your device right where you need it. Plus, it offers efficient wireless charging. In fact, the Charge Stream knows exactly when your device is in place to begin charging so you can truly set it and forget it.
Kupper Mounts Next Generation Bike Rack
After a long drive, you might want to have a different mode of transportation. Or, perhaps you’re driving to complete a bike trek. Either way, the Kupper Mounts let you attach your bike to your car exactly how you need. Because you can place them anywhere, this mount securely holds just about any bike in just about any position on just about any vehicle.
Which one of these would you take on your next road trip? Share with us in the comments below.
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