Best Summer Vacation Car Accessories

These summer car travel products will help make your long drives more comfortable.

summer car travel products

With summer comes the urge to spend time outdoors – a romp at the beach, going camping, or simply taking long road trips. It is a good idea to prep your car so you can travel in comfort whenever the urge strikes.

To get your car summer-ready, you want to install the best car accessories for summer.


Use this Igloo BMX cooler to keep your food and drinks cold – for up to 4 days at 90°F. With a medium capacity of 25Qt, this is a perfect cooler for camping or long road trips to have in your car. If space is an issue, there is a smaller option 30-can TOURIT cooler backpack.

Perfect cooler for camping or long road trips

Driving Sunglasses

Don a good pair of polarised driving sunglasses to shield your eyes from the harsh summer glare. Polarised lenses may be a tad pricier than the regular fare. Yet they are the best driving sunglasses to help you keep safe behind the wheel in the bright sunny weather. Our pick – stylish Maui Jim Wiki Wiki Aviator Sunglasses.

The best pair of polarised driving sunglasses

If you don’t want to accidentally smash your sunglasses, grab this car visor sunglasses clip

First Aid Emergency Kit

Be ready to handle minor injuries and emergencies like pain and swelling, cuts, scrapes, and burns. A must have car accessories for any season, this bag is filled with plenty of supplies including gauze, antiseptic solution, bandages and more.

Choosing First Aid kits for winter weather s

Collapsible Trunk Organizer

Maximise your precious trunk space with this 3-pocket trunk organizer, which will stretch to hold more cargo snugly. Easily installed using hooks, and removable when not in use.

Best 3-pocket trunk organizer

Allen Sports Bike Rack

Carry up to 4 bikes along for family bike rides with this easy-to assemble hitch mounted bike carrier.

Hitch mounted bike carrier

Back Seat Organizer

Keep your car clean with this back of seat protector and kick mat, which also offers storage compartments for your children’s iPads, snacks, and water bottles.

Best back of seat protector and kick mat

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Car Phone Charger

This top car charger for phones, tablets, and laptops has both USB-C and USB-A ports.

Best wireless car charger that suction-mounts

Best wireless car charger that suction-mounts on windshield or dashboard – iOttie Wireless charger

Memory Foam Seat Cushion

Long drives can cause back pain or discomfort, but this car seat cushion for long distance driving will help minimise that discomfort. Definitely a must-have car seat accessories for long drive.

Car seat cushion for long distance driving

PURGGO Activated Charcoal Car Air Freshener

Since you’re spending a lot of time in the car, you want an absorbent air freshener to soak up any odours and leave your car smelling fresh.

PURGGO Car Air Freshener fragrance-free smoke smell eliminator

Best charcoal air freshener: PURGGO

Portable Jumpstarter

If your car stalls, your portable jump starter will boost your battery without needing another car for a jump. Plus, the best portable jump starters come with useful emergency built-in tools, such as ports and adaptors to charge your phone or power your 12V tire compressor.

Beatit BT-D11 800mAh Peak Jump Starter

Wise Owl Travel Pillows

Resting while traveling is more comfortable with this portable, compressible pillow that expands when in use. This car travel accessories kit is also useful for camping.

Wise Owl Travel Pillows

Best car neck pillow: TravelMate Car Neck Pillow

Passenger window UV protector/shade

These shades adhere stick to the windows to give your kids or pets the much-needed protection from the sun and heat.

Best Travel Car Window Sunshades

Kinder Fluff window shades

Tire inflator and pressure gauge

This top-rated air compressor plugs directly into your car’s 12V cigarette lighter port inflate your tires, balls, floaters or kayaks. For truck tires, go for the more powerful Kensun Air Compressor Pump

Best Digital Tire Inflator for Car travel

Lusso Gear Car Trash Can

Dump up to 2.5 gallons of litter in this car trash can. Included in the car garbage is a removable vinyl leakproof washable trash liner and 3 side storage pockets.

Lusso Gear Car Trash Can

This guide to summer car accessories is a great way to start getting ready for your vacation. However, it is not an exhaustive list of everything you need for summer travels – this will depend on your specific situation.