When you're on the road, being prepared for anything is important. And the best way you can prepare for anything while on the road is by kitting out your vehicle with accessories and gear to meet any situation head-on. Here is a list of the ten best car accessories we've found that you can get for 2020 and beyond.

Car Accessories: What You Should Know

1. Why Should I Accessorize My Car?

2. What Kind of Accessories Should I Look for?

How We Reviewed

To help come to our conclusions regarding the products listed below, we conducted both in-depth reviews of the listed products and studied various user and customer reviews on Amazon and other sites to help us determine the best car accessories of each type.

The 10 Best Car Accessories of 2020 and Beyond

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The 10 Best Car Accessories of 2020 and Beyond

  • Schumacher Fully Automatic Battery Charger
  • HUDWAY Glass
  • Ztylus Stinger USB Emergency Escape Tool
  • Armor All 12V Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum
  • FOBO Tire Plus
  • Handpresso
  • SCOSCHE ReVolt Compact Dual Port USB Fast Car Charger
  • Automatic Connected Car Assistant
  • Tile Mate
  • BACtrack S80 Breathalyzer

1

Schumacher Fully Automatic Battery Charger

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Features

Schumacher is a brand that carries a lot of weight in the automotive world. Their SC1281 Automatic Battery Charger is a portable solution to keeping your battery topped up, making it one of the best car accessories on this list. The SC1281 is a 6/12V, 100A charger with plenty of features: a built-in battery and alternator tester, multi-stage charging and auto voltage detection, and reverse hook-up protection. The charger has plenty of oomph, giving you the power to jumpstart even massive batteries for SUVs and trucks.

PROS

  • Reverse hook-up protection
  • Inexpensive and portable
  • Auto-voltage detection
  • Built-in tester
  • Powerful

CONS

  • Somewhat slow to charge

Where to Buy

2

HUDWAY Glass

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Features

Keeping your eyes on the road and being an attentive driver is important. Conditions on the road can change in a split second, and being able to react is important. That's why we like the HUDWAY Glass, since it gives your smartphone heads-up display capabilities. Using the Glass, you can keep your eyes on the road while still being able to use your GPS navigations apps for guidance.

PROS

  • Encourages distraction-free driving
  • Inexpensive

CONS

  • Display doesn't work in some road and lighting conditions
  • Only works with smaller smartphones

Where to Buy

3

Ztylus Stinger USB Emergency Escape Tool

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Features

In the worst-case scenario of an accident, being able to escape your vehicle as quickly as possible is paramount. However, this can become complicated by pinned doors and jammed seat belts. Therefore, having a universal tool that can help get you out of an unfortunate situation can literally mean the difference between life and death.


The Ztylus Stinger is a combination tool that combines a seatbelt cutter, window breaker, and a USB hub into one device that plugs into a car's charging port. This keeps the Stinger within arm's reach, no matter the situation. And when plugged in, it acts as a two-port USB charger for your devices.

PROS

  • Combination belt cutter and window breaker
  • Two USB charging ports
  • Small and lightweight

CONS

  • Might be entangled by USB cables in an emergency

Where to Buy

4

Armor All 12V Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum

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Features

Let's face it: It's not a matter of if messes will happen in your car, truck or SUV, it's a matter of when. And when it happens, you will want a small and powerful way to clean up life's little messes. Enter the Armor All Shop Vac. This 12V vacuum is small and powerful and can clean up messes both wet or dry.


The vacuum's bungee cord can stretch to an impressive length, and plugs right into any of your vehicle's charging ports. Being able to clean up life's messes in a pinch earns it a spot on this list of the best car accessories.

PROS

  • Lightweight and easy to use
  • Small and compact design
  • Inexpensive

CONS

  • Fairly short range

Where to Buy

5

FOBO Tire Plus

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Features

For tire pressure, taking and keeping accurate measurements can be a little tricky. Typically, it requires using a pressure gauge to test the air pressure on each tire, one at a time. This cool gadget takes a lot of the hassle and complexity out of this process, allowing you to check the air pressure of your tires in real time and with the press of a button. Using Bluetooth, the monitor allows you to keep track of tire pressure in up to 19 cars, all from a single smartphone app. What's better, you can install the entire kit can without professional help.

PROS

  • Monitor up to 19 vehicles simultaneously
  • Works wirelessly through Bluetooth
  • Real time monitoring

CONS

  • Relatively short battery life on sensors

Where to Buy

6

Handpresso

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Features

Here's something we didn't know we wanted: Instant, portable espresso. The Handpresso is a cool little portable travel gadget that, with a little prep work, lets you make espresso from the comfort of your car while on the go. In just a few minutes, you can prepare rich, cafe-quality Espresso from your car.

PROS

  • Small and compact form factor
  • Simple and easy to use

CONS

  • Somewhat pricey

Where to Buy

7

SCOSCHE ReVolt Compact Dual Port USB Fast Car Charger

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Features

For powering your gadgets on the go, the obvious solution is using a simple USB adapter that plugs into one of your vehicle's charging ports. We've found that this SCOSCHE USB charger is exactly what we're looking for: It's cheap, has two ports, and is unobtrusive, fitting nearly flush into the port itself. A must-have, in our opinion.

PROS

  • Dual USB Ports
  • Inexpensive

CONS

  • Feels a little flimsy

Where to Buy

8

Automatic Connected Car Assistant

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Features

Automatic's Connected Car Assistant is useful to the point of being a virtual necessity. This humble little black and blue box allows you to interface with your vehicle it a way you wouldn't think possible. Providing 24/7 monitoring, real-time tracking, crash assistance, vehicle diagnostics and many other bits of information, you'll wonder what you did without it.

PROS

  • Compatible with all new cars
  • Real-time tracking and monitoring
  • Crash assistance service

CONS

  • Works only in cars after 1996
  • No international service

Where to Buy

9

Tile Mate (2016)

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Features

The Tile Mate is a useful tool that can help you find your keys after you've forgotten where you put them. Using a compact wireless Bluetooth tracker that can easily loop onto key chains, phone lanyards or just about anything you can attach it to, you can keep track of things with the press of a button in the handy smartphone app.

PROS

  • Small and compact form factor
  • Easily attachable to things

CONS

  • Short battery life

Where to Buy

10

BACtrack S80 Breathalyzer

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Features

The last item on this list, BACtrack's S80 Breathalyzer is a portable grade breath tester that we feel can come in handy in certain situations. If you're worried about drinking and driving or want to make sure that your designated driver is squeaky clean, this is the tool for the job.

PROS

  • Professional grade
  • Decent battery life

CONS

  • Pricey

Where to Buy

The Verdict

Whether it's cleaning up all those little messes, keeping your gear charged up, or making sure you're not driving drunk, there's plenty of little gadgets and accessories that can make driving easier for you or just give you the peace of mind you deserve. After reading this list of the best car accessories of 2020 and beyond, we hope you're persuaded to invest in sprucing up and kitting out your ride so you can face life head-on.

Featured Photo by Jesse Collins on Unsplash

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