8 absolutely amazing driving essentials that you can't afford to live without

8 absolutely amazing driving essentials that you can't afford to live without

Sure, you can probably get by with a few small additions to your car - but do you want to just 'get by', or do you want to make your driving experience as easy, pleasurable and classy as possible? After all, if you're commuting to work or have children to look after, you're going to be spending a long time behind the wheel; so why not boost the experience a bit?

Whether it is making your car a little faster, or smarter, there are loads of amazing additions you can make to your motor to turn it from a cheap runaround into a wagon fit for a king. Check out these car essentials you can't afford to live without.

1. Nitrus Oxide Kit

Ever wanted to relive scenes from one of your favourite movies? Well now you can. Inject a nitrus oxide kit into your engine to go from 0 to 60 in the blink of an eye. Vin Diesel and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson will have absolutely nothing on you...

2. The world’s most compact highback car booster seat

The hifold grab-and-go highback booster seat is a revolutionary car seat that folds down to be 3x smaller than a regular highback. This makes hifold easy to store and great for on-the-go families. hifold is perfect for vacations, taxis, Ubers, carsharing and more. hifold is currently open for pre-orders on Indiegogo with great never to be repeated discounts.

3. Industrial Ice Scraper

When it hits the winter months, you'll curse yourself for not getting one of these sooner. I can tell you, getting stuck in a snowdrift at three in the morning is not a nice way to spend your time.

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4. USB Charger

Carrying a charger around for your phone is all well and good, until you're on the open road and you're running out of battery. Being able to charge any of your devices with a mobile charger on hand solves a lot of problems. Who knows, you might even be able to connect a USB toastie maker for those long snackless road trips.

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5. Mini fridge

This might sound a little out-there, but a portable mini fridge can really come in handy. If you're on a road trip in the summer and want to keep some ice-cold snacks and drinks for the drive? Sorted. And, if you fancy stopping off at the end of the day and having a couple of drinks with friends, they're kept nice and cold for you - but please don't drink and drive.

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6. Dashcam

Dashcams can take recordings of memorable drives, but are most helpful in the case of an accident. If anyone makes false claims about what happened, you have exactly what you need to prove your case. Oh yeah, and they are also great for those classic You've Been Framed moments.

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7. Portable Jumper Starter Kit

Having some jump cables on hand is helpful if you've got another person that can give you a jump - but if you're isolated from other drivers, you can always give yourself one with a jumper starter kit. This kit would include a battery source to help start up your car when the battery dies, and can be used as a back-up power source.

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8. Mobile WiFi hotspot

Sure, most of us have mobile data - but certain areas of the country aren't as well covered - which means a little WiFi can seriously help you out. Getting a mobile WiFi hotspot means you can keep connected wherever you go. Great for those country drives where Instagram moments are coming at you left, right and centre.

So, what are you waiting for? Kit out your car with some accessories to make your life easier - and those long drives a pleasure rather than a chore.