Five car gadgets for Spring

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It's time to start clearing the junk stored in your boot from winter to make room for the Esky, picnic blanket and foldable chairs - road trip season is coming up fast! 


The new season brings with it the ideal weather conditions to get your car out on the road for a weekend trip, exploring the coastlines of Australia, heading into the bush or taking your family out to the closest national park. 

Before you make your road trip, it's always a good idea to have your vehicle inspected at a car service centre to ensure that your tyres, brakes, engine and everything in between is good to go.

If you really want to get the best out of your vehicle this spring, then consider adding these five car gadgets to your must-buy list.

Solar Mobile Phone Charger 

If you're travelling to a location that is likely to be without power, then you'll probably be left scratching your head on how you will power up your electronic devices, such as smartphones and tablets. 

The Solar Mobile Phone Charger with LED light panel from Ecotech is the perfect solution for campers, road trippers and lovers of the outdoors. This handy device can charge your mobile phone, mp3 players and other electronic devices with its solar panel and built-in Li-ion battery.

It also comes equipped with a built-in LED light panel to help illuminate the way for more than five hours (on full charge). With this tech tool, you don't have to worry about using up your car battery!

Ionmax Ion201 Mini Car Air Purifier and Ioniser

While it may look like a techy mouthful, this car air purifier will help to ensure that your vehicle is smelling fresh throughout the season. 

Use your car's cigarette lighter outlet to power the Ion201 to purify and refresh the air, where millions of negative ions are generated, reducing allergens and odours. 

This air purifier and ioniser is conveniently small and lightweight, economical to run and chemical-free.

Backseat Organiser

With all the road trips you can expect to take in the warmer season, it's important to remember to keep your kids entertained in these long drives. You can keep all your little ones' colouring pencils, books, toys, snacks and drink bottles conveniently packed and within reach by using a Little Car Backseat Organiser

These fasten securely around the headrest and are equipped with large pockets for easy storage, saving you from having to pull over and search the boot for the kids' colouring books! 

If your children are active tablet users, you can alternatively purchase a SCA Tablet Holder, which attaches to the headrest. This allows your kids to sit back and enjoy movies on the road.

Sun Shades

Protect your young ones in the back seat with baby shades, blocking out the sun's harmful rays. Sun shades can also help to safeguard your leather interior, so consider purchasing shades for your side and rear windows, as well as your windscreen.

Pet Car Covers

If you're taking the family pet out on holiday too, make sure to protect your car interior by using a pet car cover. These can come in various sizes to fit into your rear compartment, covering the floor and the exposed area of your back seats. 

Covers, such as the Autotecnica Station Wagon Rear Cover, come equipped with a safety belt or leash slot, and are made out of waterproof material. This particular cover can protect your rear seats from fur, dirt and tears.

Geared up and ready to go!

So there you go. Now you're geared up and ready to go for your spring adventure! Do you have a must have gadget in your car? Share it with us!