27 Things That’ll Clean And Organize Your Dirty Car Once And For All

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A handbag holder that attaches to the center console and headrests for keeping bags from flying into the backseat and pets from jumping into the front. Dog is not your copilot.


Promising review: “I love this car cache! It’s a great solution to a common problem. My purse was either in the back or on the dirty floor between my seat and gas pedal (not safe). Now my purse stays clean, is easy to reach, and out of the way. Just make sure you watch the video, I thought I wouldn’t need to and the straps were too long. I texted the maker and was promptly and courteously answered. Once I hooked it to the proper headrest post, it worked perfectly! This is like a little hammock for your purse.” —Treasure Huntress

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two colors).


A jar of cleaning gel for car detailing, because there are some parts of your ride that just never seem to get clean by conventional means. That means the only thing to fight dust and dirt with is, well, a handful of slime. They’ll never see it coming from one of their own.


Promising review: “Where has this been all my life? I never thought to use slime to get the crevices in my car clean. It’s so easy to just press or roll this around in the car picking up the dirt and crumbs vacuums are too stubborn to pick up.” —Andrea

Get it from Amazon for $8.79.


A bottle of tire shine spray with a microfiber applicator to give your wheels whatever look you most desire, from a wet-looking, high-gloss glaze to a rich, deep black. Also works on your car’s other rubber, plastic, and vinyl parts.


Promising review: “Love this stuff! I was a little nervous that it was going to make my rugged jeep tires ‘too shiny.’ But I used the little mitt and worked it in all the crevices and it dried amazingly! Just the perfect amount of darkness and shine. I also didn’t need to use a ton of product either; after five big tires, the bottle still feels full. I would say I’d buy it again but I have a feeling it’s going to last me a long time!” —Rachel S.

Get it from Amazon for $16.97.


A waterproof, scratchproof, backseat cover that will keep dirt, dander, and, most importantly, pet hair from consuming your car’s interior. Super easy to clean with a damp cloth or a vacuum although your canine companion would much prefer the former.


Promising review: “I have a Swiss shepherd and he often gets very messy. I used to take him to the park and lake without seat cover and my car was a big mess. My last cover broke pretty quickly so I replaced it with this one. I love the non-slip bottom, it is waterproof and protects my car seats from mud, water, and fur. The seat belt openings are large enough. This is a great product, high quality, and reasonably priced.” —Electric

Get it from Amazon for $32.96+ (available in two colors and two sizes).


A heavy-duty, expandable clothes hanger bar for neatly transporting clothes, whether it’s moving day, laundry day, or you’ve run out of closet space. Fits in compacts as easily as it does in SUVs.


Promising review: “You have no idea how long I have wanted one of these for my car. Every week I take my husband’s button-down shirts and slacks to have them pressed. It was always such a hassle to load the freshly pressed items in my car. You could only fit five or so on each of the built-in clothes hooks. Laying down the clothing would completely defeat the purpose of having them pressed. This rod is very sturdy. It expands the width of my vehicle easily.” —Charlotte Suarez

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.


A headlight lens restoration system with masking tape, sanding discs, and wax protectant to shed the same old light on cloudy, dull, or scratched headlamp covers instead of having to buy brand-new ones.


Promising review: “What a fantastic product. Cannot even begin to say how amazing it works. I will let my before and after pictures do the talking. I will order this for my dad’s car and take care of it for Father’s Day!”—Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $18.40.


A set of two Drop Stop car seat gap fillers (as seen on Shark Tank) to keep you from dropping your phone, loose change, or french fries into the deep, dark, unreachable crevices in your car.


Promising review: “I love this Drop Stop. I am constantly dropping my key fob, cell phone, or credit card between the seat and center console more times than I like to admit. Installed it in less than five minutes and most importantly it fits perfectly in my 2017 Toyota Highlander. As you can see in the pictures, it’s hardly noticeable. Great purchase!” —Shawnbond

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.


A bottle of Rain-X glass treatment for improving wiper blade performance and visibility while driving during rainstorms with a formula that causes moisture to magically bead up and be easily wiped away from glass surfaces. For real!

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Promising review: “This stuff is as great as they say it is. The windshield of my Odyssey was so hard to see out when it rained, and the streaking made me have to use my wipers on the highest setting. I got this stuff, applied it to only the driver’s side, and what a difference!! I’m so glad I tried it, I can see so much better. I’m recommending it to my friends and family members.” —LS

Get it from Amazon for $3.99.


A portable car vacuum cleaner with a 16-foot-long cable that plugs into the car’s lighter port, so unless your ride is out of gas or the battery’s dead, you’ve got no excuse for not cleaning every nook and cranny from the dashboard to the trunk.


Promising review: “This thing is awesome! I own a 2018 Dodge Durango that sadly does not have leather seats. I own three dogs and it is just a nightmare pulling out my extension cord to vacuum my truck. I can now just plug this little guy into my 12-volt car outlet and I’m good to go! The power in this vacuum is as good as it’s going to get for a car vacuum so if you want extreme suction then buy a shop vac. Also, the attachments are fantastic.” —Sally

Get it from Amazon for $37.99.


A sunglasses holder for visors or air vents that holds two pairs of specs (no matter the size or style) right where you need them when you’re trying to keep your eyes on the road.


Promising review: “This is just what I needed. The clips have just the right amount of resistance — tight enough that they hold the glasses securely with no movement or rattling but easy to open. I always have sunglasses in the car and also like to keep a spare pair of inexpensive ‘cheaters’ handy, having been caught without when a pair broke.” —DataDame

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.


A 12-pack of lint-free, non-abrasive, easy-to-wash microfiber cleaning cloths for not scratching up easily scratchable surfaces like your windshield or your paint job every time you clean them.


Promising review: “I use these cloths for everything. I use them to wash my car, to dry my car, to clean my screen on the TV, phone, computer, glasses, sunglasses, etc… and they are as productive cleaning inside the house. They are easy to wash clean and dry and re-use again and again and again. I love these cloths!” —Cici Tigre

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.


A durable, three-pocket folding car trunk organizer with handles to keep all your junk in the trunk from rolling all over the place while you’re making all those sharp turns.


Promising review: “It was just what I needed for my messy and unorganized truck! I wanted something not too bulky, but just the right size to help me reorganize my trunk. This product did that for me. I was also concerned that it’ll move when I drove but luckily there is Velcro on the bottom that secures it in place while you drive, and sure enough it did just that! This product does not take up a lot of space and gives you the right amount of measure to place other things like groceries and a suitcase. I am completely satisfied and content with this product! I wish I had it all along!” —Sheneese

Get it from Amazon for $12.98.


A windshield cleaning tool with extendable handle and washable reusable microfiber cloth so you can remove all the dirt, dust, moisture (fog) on the inside and outside of your car’s glass. Now you’ve got no excuse for those dirty windows.


Promising review: “I’ve always had to go through contortions in order to reach the forward edge of my vehicle windshields. I don’t know why I never thought of getting one of these earlier. The handle collapsed down for easy storage, and it comes with three pads/socks/booties that are easily removable for washing. I was able to wash both car windows in a matter of minutes, without even having to go to both sides of the car to do it. It even comes with a handy storage bag for keeping everything together and easy to find.” —SS

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.


A bottle of high-sudsing, foaming citrus carpet and upholstery cleaner that’ll lift dirt and stains and remove odors from your messy car seats making them look and smell as factory-fresh as possible.

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Promising review: “This stuff is amazing! Someone broke into my car, and when the cops did the investigation, the fingerprint dust got everywhere. It stained my seats, and pretty much every part of my car that was beige. Not only did this product practically lift all the dust stains out of my seats, but it also cleaned the surfaces of my car that were stained as well. I highly recommend this. Worth every penny I paid for it.” —Elizabeth S

Get it from Amazon for $12.48+ (available in five sizes)


A 2-gallon, waterproof car trash can with lid and storage pockets so half-finished drinks and snacks won’t spill or stain your car’s interior. Just remember to clean it out as often as you do the trash at home.


Promising review: “Love this car trashcan! Fits my 2008 Toyota Corolla. Both passenger and driver can easily reach it. I can use a regular plastic bag from Walmart to fit inside. I especially like the Velcro strip on the underside that sticks to the carpet to secure it in place. Highly Recommend! Great price!” —Annlw582

Get it from Amazon for $9.97+ (available in four colors).


A gallon of Meguiar’s car wash whose formula is designed to clean the exterior of your automobile via the classic bucket method or in a “foam cannon,” which is probably second only to a T-shirt cannon in general awesomeness.


Promising review: “This gallon of Meguiar’s Gold will last you a long time, deliver highly satisfactory results, prepare the paint surface for a serious waxing, and help preserve your car’s finish for a long time. Do the two bucket method wash followed by a serious wax twice a year and your car will always shine, even if you live, as I do, in Michigan-type winters, with six months of salt and slush eating at the finish.” —John & Joanne Adams

Get it from Amazon for $17.89.


An adjustable and extendable cup-holder adapter to secure larger liquid containers so you don’t have to keep your water bottle wedged between the seat and the gearshift for easy access to your refreshing beverage of choice.

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Promising review: “Thrilled to finally have a way to keep my giant water bottle upright and not have it tossing around my car! This product is so thoughtfully designed. You can tell that someone put a lot of time and energy into making this product work for a myriad of car cup holder designs. It comes with multiple adapters to make it work in many cars.” —Jessica M. Pelletier

Get it from Amazon for $16.95.


A 50-foot expandable garden hose with nine-function nozzle, because if you want to wash your car properly at home (or water your garden and clean your pets) you need the proper tools to get the job done. Also comes with a bag to store and carry the hose and the nozzle.


Promising review: “My husband and I love this garden hose. If you need it, I highly recommend you just buy it. This water pipe-line is long enough and very light and stretchy. We use it to clean our car and sprinkle the flowers and lawn, and it’s a really handy tool.” —Jui

Get it from Amazon for $50.99.


A container of Armor All car interior and protectant cleaner wipes for keeping your dashboard and seats looking shiny and new thank to the beating they take from UV rays, oxidation, and all the dirt you track into and all over your ride.


Promising review: “I have always loved the shine Armor All gives to the inside of my car – dashboard and doors. I am an Uber driver and like the convenience of giving them a quick wipe-down every couple of days. They make it look new and I get a lot of compliments! I got three to last me several months!” —Kouzzie

Get it from Amazon for $3.57.


A four-pack of car headrest hooks, because there’s never a good place to hang your bag that gives you easy enough access to what’s inside and keeps it one place while you drive.


Promising review: “I am loving these headrest hooks for my big tote. I usually have a couple of ladies with me and they have also used these hooks. I tend to really load up my tote bag and I place it on one hook. Super easy to install…takes seconds! No issues with the hooks coming off when removing bags. I am in and out of the car all day and have been loving them! My passengers are also relieved to not have to move or hold my bag anymore!” —KC, Naples, FL

Get it from Amazon for $6.97.


A can of air re-fresher odor eliminator mist that’s like a bug bomb for getting any existing stink out of your car. Turn the car’s fan on, set off the mist in the center console, wait for 15 minutes, then air the car out for another 15 minutes.


Promising review: “People are complaining that they need to ‘open their windows’ so that their vehicle can air out after using this product. Hog wash! When you do that you’re letting all the refresher order out before it can take effect. No, and I say again, no you don’t have to open your windows up. In fact, leave them closed for a few days so this can saturate the fabric in your car or truck.” —Navyboy

Get it from Amazon for $6.47.


A set of two nine-pocket car backseat organizers a tablet holder that should keep the kids occupied enough not to continually kick the back of your seats on long (or even short) trips.


Promising review: “I was getting tired of having so much stuff in my vehicle and no matter how often I try to clear it out I always need different things when I travel. These seatback organizers are perfect. I am able to neatly put books, makeup, pens, tissues, snacks — just about everything that was littering the floor is now neatly stored. Easy to fit over the back of the seats too and so I’m sure easy to move from vehicle to vehicle if needed. Great value.” —BritGirlUSA

Get it from Amazon for $22.99.


A glovebox organizer wallet for all the automotive paperwork like your insurance card and registration that you hope you never have to actually show to anyone but should be able to easily access when you do.

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Promising review: “I just bought a new car, and while I was cleaning out the glove compartment of my trade-in, I was embarrassed looking at the mess of old registration and insurance documents. I wanted to keep my new vehicle a tad more organized, and this works perfectly! It holds the documents and has slots for business cards for whatever might be convenient should you need them.” —Kindle Customer

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.


A universal smartphone holder (compatible with most recent models of the iPhone, Galaxy, and Nexus) that mounts in (many but not all) car vents. The 360-degree rotation allows you to position your phone exactly where you want it to be so you never have to fumble for your GPS.


Promising review: “My hands-free smartphone cradle has a good design for attaching to vent. It hasn’t ever come off and feels secure. The method for securing the phone is good too. Button on back releases the ratchet-like mechanism that tightens and loosens arms. Just squeezing arms together tightens the phone securely in the holder. I was concerned I’d lose airflow but the air just pushes out around it. I love using the phone’s GPS instead of the vehicle’s one and my new Beam Electronics holder allows me to do just that. Holds iPhoneX securely.” —Teddy B

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.


A bottle of scratch and swirl remover for eliminating all of those minor marks that have marred your otherwise beautiful car while bringing new life (re improved gloss and shine) to the paint.


Promising review: “I was skeptical about this, or any product, claiming to remove scratches from cars. To me, those scratches and scuff marks seemed permanent and would require professional bodywork which meant $$$ to me. Nevertheless, I gave this a try because reviews seemed good and it wasn’t too much to give it a try. Boy was I impressed! Almost right away I saw those scratches and scuff marks run out. I’m very pleased with the results. I highly recommend. Thank you!” —Dave

Get it from Amazon for $19.95.


A visor and/or backseat tissue holder, there’s nothing more off-putting than having to sneeze while driving. Now you’ll never have to go digging around your car’s cabin (or consider using your sleeve) the next time you get the sniffles behind the wheel.


Promising review: “Refills with standard tissues, which was a selling point for me. Needed this desperately as one of our dogs has spent the last 10 months destroying every box I’ve tried to use for the car tissues! She is now completely thwarted, and no longer am flailing around for the tissue box that always seems to be just out of arm’s reach whilst driving.” —K. Wehmeyer

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in two colors).


A Yogi Prime storage organizer to keep trunk floors free for maximized space (maybe for some pic-a-nic baskets). Velcro strips keep from rattling around but you can also use it for the backseat storage too.


Promising review: “This organizer has helped me to keep the back of my Honda CR-V more organized. I store permanently needed items that used to be all over the back getting in the way (jumper cables, bungee cords, air compressor, and rags). It fits great and looks good in comparison to the interior of the Honda CR-V. It still has more space should I want to store more items.” —Amanda L.

Get it from Amazon for $22.95.

Even if your car is approaching Mad Max-dystopian-future-levels of filth, your ride is going to be much cleaner and more organized with the aid of any of these helpful automotive products.

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