9 Must-Have Car Accessories To Pimp Your Ride

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Whether you have a flashy sports car or a banger named Beatrice, your car isn’t a real car until you’ve personalised it. After all, you spend enough time in it, so make it a more pleasant space with these must-have car accessories.

1. Update the Hanging Tree Air Freshener



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Not only does this jelly bean air freshener cut a prettier shape than your standard hanging tree, but it comes in every scent under the rainbow. Unfortunately, some of the fragrances are so delicious – from peanut butter to bubble gum – that your passengers may be tempted to have a nibble, so keep a bag of real jelly beans handy to ward off hungry mouths.

2. KITT USB Car Charger



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Who hasn’t pretended they’re in Knight Rider as they sped along the M3? Ah, just us then? This multi-functional car charging gadget will make you feel like the real Michael Knight as the control panel is modelled on KITT and even has the voice to match! However you can switch that off if it starts to grate on you. Phew.

3. The ‘Drive-Through’ Espresso



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Need a bit of help staying awake during a long car journey? Or are you just a coffee fiend? Whichever one it is, a portable espresso maker is just the thing. Simply fill it with coffee filters, connect it to your cigarette lighter socket, add water, hit the button and hold a cup steadily underneath it.

4. Car Storage Pocket Holder



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Are you constantly rifling around for your phone or wallet at pit stops? Holding up the queue at toll points? Get one of these handy storage nets so your essentials are to hand. The elastic is even covered by a soft material to guard against scratches to your phone.

5. Electric Drink Dispenser



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Who hasn’t been parched but unable to unscrew their bottle with one hand while driving? Well gulp and gasp no more. With this electric dispenser you simply take a glass from the cup holder and place it under the drink dispenser, pushing the tab below the nozzle. Et voila, a virtual bartender – without the alcohol – in your car. 

6. Ticket Holder



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Say goodbye to blown away tickets or sticky marks on your window with one handy accessory. You can avoid potential parking fines by displaying any tickets, permits or certificates clearly and securely in this ticket holder

7. Star Wars In-Car Bin



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Pimp your ride with one of these funky Star Wars-inspired car bins. It looks cool, plus it keeps your motor spick and span. And your little monsters will actually want to clear up after themselves once they see this other-worldly waste-eater.

8. Thermo Electric Cool Box



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Whether you want to keep your mum’s Sunday roast warm in transit, or the kid’s picnic cool while you head to the park, this multi-functional gadget is perfect for you. Able to cool food to 5°C or warm it to 65°C, it can even accommodate two-litre bottles for particularly parched families. 

9. Batman LED Light Projectors



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You don’t need a black Lamborghini to work this look: This cool accessory will have you feeling red-carpet ready – Bruce Wayne or not.

Simply place the mini projectors over the lights on the inside of your car door, and when you open them, a Batman symbol will light up on the floor, helping you make quite the entrance. BTW, if you are a lucky Lamborghini owner, the placement won’t be the same as your doors open upwards. Not a bad problem to have.

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