Our cars are places we tend to spend a lot of time, even if we’re not required to head back to the office just yet. Driving to run errands or take a short escape in lieu of a plane ride means our cars are the primary way so many of us get around!
Whether you’re going on a road trip instead of flying this year, or you just want to get ready for winter weather, we’ve rounded up a nice list of essential items for your vehicle. There are some handy items not only to get your car through the cold weather but to keep on hand for emergencies, keep your car organized and entertain your kiddos on long road trips. Comparison shop before purchase to ensure you’re getting the very best price! Note that prices on these items may fluctuate.
Road trip organization and entertainment
Currently $19 at Amazon.
Keep the kiddos entertained when the miles are long! This brand has great reviews and the 7.5-inch screens are currently $80 at Amazon.
Keep the trash contained! This trash can is currently $13 at Amazon.
Keep snacks cool and give the kids a tray to eat on! This is a great backseat organizer, currently $40 at Amazon.
For that cold-natured passenger! Plug it in and stay toasty. Starts around $20 at Amazon.
Keep electronics charged on the go! Prices start around $20 at Amazon.
Bug out bags can be kept in your trunk and are full of resources to help you out in any emergency, including hurricanes, winter weather, and earthquakes. They come fully equipped to help in the short term! These backpacks will cover a family of 4 and are currently less than $200 at Amazon.
If your battery dies, this will save you without needing another car to give you a jump! Prices start around $40 at Amazon.
All weather floor mats are a great investment that will keep the grime at bay! Prices start around $30 at Amazon.
Great kit if you are stuck in a blizzard! Currently less than $50 at Amazon.
Have a flat? Easily fixed with a portable tire inflator! They start around $30 at Amazon.
Cut through seatbelts and bust out windows! You get three for less than $25 at Amazon.
Having an extendable snow brush will make snow removal so much easier! This one comes in under $30 at Amazon, which is a great investment.
These mats can give you traction to get unstuck! Under $20 at Amazon.
Skip scraping; just throw this on before a storm! It has great reviews and currently runs about $30 at Amazon.