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Top 10 Must-Have Car Accessories for Summer 2019


Kit your car out with these handy car accessories to travel in comfort and style during this summer’s road trips.

If your summer social calendar is already getting full you’re probably going to be spending a lot of hours on the road travelling from one adventure to the next.

Don’t forget to kit your car out with these must-have accessories to make sure your journeys are enjoyable and comfortable this summer!

Seat covers and mats – from muddy camping trips to sandy beach excursions, make sure your car seats and floor are protected during the summer months to make cleaning up after your adventures easy.

Sunshades – particularly important if you have a baby or kids in the car, sunshades will protect passengers from the sun’s glare for a safe and comfortable ride.

Mobile phone holder – an absolute essential for the car.  Keep your mobile phone somewhere safe and easily accessible and unobstructed for using voice commands, and clearly visible if you’re using it as a sat nav.

Neck cushion/lumbar cushion – long car journeys can leave you feeling stiff and uncomfortable, particularly if you already suffer from neck or back pain.  Neck or lumbar cushions offer that little added extra support and comfort to help you reach your destination pain -free and raring to go.

Front windscreen shield – there’s nothing worse on a hot day than climbing into an even hotter car, particularly if you have children with you.  Windscreen shields will stop you from sweltering by keeping your car at a cool temperature, even on the hottest day.

Power inverter and USB – taking a long ride and need to use a laptop or tablet whilst you’re out on the road? A power inverter and USB will allow you to easily plug in and power electricals through your car, allowing passengers to watch their favourite shows on the road or keep working on their latest project.

Universal in-car charger – If the only devices you require to charge whilst you’re travelling are mobile phones, a highly affordable universal in-car charger will do the trick for the whole family.

Towing mirror – whether you’re towing a trailer packed with holiday gear or your holiday home, you’ll need to invest in a towing mirror to travel safely.

Steering wheel lock – don’t let petty crime ruin your summer plans.  If you’re going to be parking your vehicle in unknown locations over the summer, a steering wheel lock is a worthwhile purchase to deter criminals and put your mind at rest that your vehicle is protected no matter where you are.

Wheel trims – makeover your vehicle with shiny new wheel trims to travel in style during this summer’s adventures.

Need some help and advice kitting your car out for the summer? At Autoworld, we stock a huge variety of car accessories.  For help finding the right solution for you and your vehicle get in touch by giving our experts a call on 01204 53 43 33.

How Car Accessories Can Improve Your Life


Most of us need our cars pretty much all the time and they often become an integral part of our personalities. If you’re proud of the car you drive, you may want to add to its appearance and utility with a variety of car accessories.

For many, accessorising their vehicle simply leaves them cold. The idea sometimes seems almost to offend them. But for others, having plenty of add-ons is a big part of the driving experience. The range of car accessories available these days is vast. They fall into a number of different categories, too.

Neither Use nor Ornament

‘You’re neither use nor ornament’, has always been a bit of an insult aimed at those we’ve little respect for. But it’s based on a truth. To be of worth, something needs to be either one or the other. If we’re really lucky, there are a few things that are both. Top brand cars usually can claim to be both, but most cars generally only tick the ‘use’ box. Many more can be massively improved with a few neat looking car accessories.

At Autoworld, there are all kinds of products available from air fresheners, anti freeze and car covers, to wheel trims, windscreen wipers and vehicle security that can set your vehicle apart from the others.

Practicality of Purpose

But while some are items that fall completely into the category of ornament, there are as many that offer a genuine, practical purpose for your car. Think about those frosty mornings when you need to get out to work. What would you give for a neatly fitting car cover for overnight? There’s a whole range of car covers and windscreen covers to fit every vehicle make.

But if you’re keeping frost and snow off your windows, don’t tramp it into the car on your shoes either. Avoid wet feet and cold weather damaging your carpets and trim by using sturdy foot-well mats, seat covers and even boot liners.

Modern communications technology can be vital too if you travel long distances for work, but using a handheld phone is against the law. So don’t go without a hands-free set or a solar-powered mobile charger in your vehicle.

Safety First

The other really important area where car accessories can be vital is in safety and performance. So many additional items can be bought for your car that may just save your life, whether blind spot or towing mirrors to improve your field of vision, or chemicals such as anti-freeze and coolant to keep you on the road.

Whether it’s for you, your car, or your child, having the right safety equipment can be a matter of life and death, and much of it isn’t fitted as standard.

Don’t Take that Chance

Whether you want to make sure your car’s as safe as it can be, or you just want stylish 3D gel number plates, check out Autoworld Car Parts and  and see what products are available to make your car better.

After all, it’s great to have a car that’s useful, but why ever not have one that looks stylish and stands out from the crowd too?