[Philkotse pick] Top 12 must-have car gadgets in 2020

Updated Oct 31, 2019 | Same topic: Best Advice for Car Buyers
In 2020, there are car gadgets you should consider getting because you never know when it may come very handy one day!

 

Part of driving and owning a car is being cognizant of automotive trends, gizmos, and innovations. If modern cars have all the features to make driving easier; then acquiring these must-have also helps with making one’s car ownership experience better.

Think of them as removable upgrades that aren’t invasive, yet can be very handy, indeed. And, all these gadgets and more is all about smart driving as suggested by Philkotse.com, for better driving. Let's check out right now!

1. Trunk organizer

Trunk organizers are just that -- they keep your car boot from being a mess even after a particularly jarring drive. Good ones have pockets as well. Another benefit is that all your stuff can be easily accessed. No more digging around, for sure.

trunk organizer

Trunk organizers are just that -- they keep your car boot from being a mess

2. Massage car seat cushion

Whether on long drives or city cruising, this car seat cushion massages your posterior and back by connecting to the 12-volt outlet. Imagine being stressed out by traffic but getting a massage from a seat cushion? It does not get better than that!

massage car seat

The car seat cushion massages your posterior and back

3. Digital pressure gauge

A digital pressure meter accurately shows the tire pressure when needed. It is important to keep tire pressure correct -- sustained low or high pressure will shorten tire service life and even affect the suspension system.

digital pressure gauges

A digital pressure meter accurately shows the tire pressure when needed

 

4. Car safety hammer escape tool

In situations of life or death, this contraption can break glass and cut seat belts if needed. Windshield and windows will be difficult to break but this tool can do it.

car safety hammer

This contraption can break the glass and cut seat belts if needed

>>> Read more: 8 must-have items for your car emergency kit.

 

5. Air compressor with power bank, flashlight, and radio

This will come in handy when there is a need to inflate tires with no gas station in sight. If it comes with power bank, flashlight, with a radio that will be great for other emergencies to deal with.

tire air compressor

This will come in handy when there is a need to inflate tires with no gas station insight

 

6. Portable car jump starter

One of the biggest problems is when the car battery has gone dead; when that happens, this should give enough juice to restart the battery.

portable car jum starter

This should give enough juice to restart the battery

 

7.  Rear camera

When a car doesn’t have a rear camera equipped for backing up safely, this easy-to-install solution comes to the rescue. 

8. Sonar sensors

Best to install sensors on both the rear and front of the car. There’s a wireless and wired type for any vehicle, but the wired should be used for bigger cars. Sonar sensors are fairly inexpensive, but some drilling may be needed for installation.

9. Onboard diagnostics

Just in case a car equipped with an ECU has problems, this gadget will help to diagnose what’s going on. Having any ECU-equipped car checked by scanners will cost you, and this saves you from that expense.

10. Wireless tire pressure sensor

When traveling, these caps placed on air valves of the tires will monitor the pressure remotely with a mobile device. These help to keep track of tire pressure. It is an inexpensive gadget that goes a long way.

on-board diagnostic

These help to keep track of tire pressure and more

 

11. Bluetooth receiver

This is used to stream music and even videos if supported by your car stereo. This is another gadget that is mobile device-based. There would be no need to buy a new car stereo when your present one can support this upgrade that isn’t invasive and is very practical too.

bluetooth receiver

This is used to stream music and even videos if supported by your car stereo

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12. Portable coffee heater

This will come in handy on long drives and you’re craving for hot coffee. Just plug it in, make sure there’s water, and pour in some instant coffee. This should help keep you awake, particularly if you’re driving solo. Don’t forget to pull over safely if you’re going to make a cup.

portable coffee heater

This will come in handy on long drives and you’re craving for hot coffee

Wrapping up!

Any of these “must-have” car gadgets in 2020 will be useful to have; in the trunk, organizer to keep everything arranged well. All these included in your car kit; will be very useful and be convenient as well! Have this on long drives or short rides; it will be useful when needed and imagine how it would be without them.

Author

Norjan Ismail Abbas

Norjan enjoys writing about various topics, and car is among them. Don't ever ask him which his most favorite car is since he has none. He believes each car is beautiful in its own way.