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25 Cool Car Accessories That You Must Have For The Ultimate Road Trip

Cheap And Useful Car Accessories Under $40

March 18th, 2019   |   Updated on April 3rd, 2021

For the adventure lover hitting the road frequently is not an impossible task. As and when the craving starts you just pick your car and leave on a destination of your choice.

However, while travelling the car ride should be as much enjoyable as the place where you are travelling to. This can be possible when your car has all the top-class facilities which can help you do so.

We have compiled a list of 22 Cool Car Accessories that you must have for the ultimate road trip. Within your budget, these accessories are bound to give you an experience of a lifetime.

Not only that with them being around you can be sure that the journey and its outcome are worth enjoying.

 




1. ChiTronic Car SUV Seat

ChiTronic Car SUV Seat

This universal car back seat hook is specially designed to hang groceries, clothes, umbrella,handbags, water bottles, kid’s toys, baby supplies and much more Space Saving: Save seat space and helps to hang hook coat, hats, bags.High-quality ABS material: super durable ABS and silicone rubber, ensuring long time to use.Flexible Rotation design: Rotate the hook out when use, rotate hook inward when not use, very convenient to use.Practical automotive gadget: Great deal, meet your multiple uses.

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Review: Jami

These headrest hooks fit well in our Mercury Mountaineer, the fitment would be similar for a Ford Explorer also. My wife needed a hook for her purse and my daughter needed an out of the way place in the back seat to hang her headphones. The hooks are pretty lightweight & do not feel very strong, so I wouldn’t recommend hanging anything very heavy on them. For small/ lightweight items they should work fine. They look a bit weak to last real long term though, but I didn’t really see any that looked much better.

2. Honey-Can-Do Folding Car Trunk Organizer

 

Honey-Can-Do Folding Car Trunk Organizer

You’re looking for a trunk caddy to organize all of your vehicular business—the emergency roadside gear, the Saturday grocery run, and that outdated collection of paper maps. Suddenly, this Folding Car Trunk Organizer pulls up next to you and its go time. Weighing a durable two pounds, its roomy compartments keep your car trunk accessories in place. A storage and organization company whose mission is to rid the world of chaos one room at a time, Honey-Can-Do is a vendor-partner with nearly every major retailer in the United States who carry organization products as well as retailers in over 60 additional countries.

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Review: R.J.

I bought this because the sound of things rolling around the back of my SUV was driving me bonkers. I will admit that I was kind of hesitant because of the price, but hey deals happen right… Well I was happy I did because this thing works great for me. It holds the wipes for my car and what ever few bags from grocery shopping that I get. My mom was so impressed by it that she bought one for herself. Definitely a good catch.

3. NOCO Boost Pro GB150 4000 Amp 12V UltraSafe Lithium Jump Starter

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“The GB150 is a compact, yet powerful lithium-ion jump starter for 12-volt batteries. With it, you can safely jump start a dead battery in seconds – up to 80 times on a single charge. It’s mistake-proof, making it safe for anyone to use and features spark-proof technology, as well as reverse polarity protection.

The GB150 lithium jump starter integrates with a high-output 500 lumen LED flashlight with seven light modes, holds its charge for up to one year and features a USB battery pack for recharging personal devices on the go – up to 12 smartphone recharges.

The GB150 features rapid charge technology that charges in just over three (3) hours, plus a 12-volt auxiliary port for powering tire pumps, inverters, lights and more. It’s rated at 4, 000 Amps (22, 500 Joules3S), and suitable for use on gasoline and diesel engines up to 10 Liters and more, such as a car, boat, truck, diesel pickup, tractor and more.

Includes the GB150, HD battery clamps, USB charging cable, XGC male plug, XGC female plug, XGC cable, microfiber storage bag, our 1-year hassle-free limited warranty, and free lifetime customer support.

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Review: James Jameson

I’ve been a pro auto tech for long enough now that all the normal tools have been bought and paid for. You start looking for other things that you never really wanted to spend the money on, but always irritate you when the shop you’re at doesn’t have one, or the one they have sucks.

 

 

4. Digital Tire Inflator for Car W/Pressure Gauge

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We all know how stressful it is to encounter problems with your tires, especially if you’re stuck with a flat in a remote area and you don’t have a spare on hand. It’s bad enough when you’re on your own, but when you have your family with you, too—especially if you have young children—things are even more worrying, and safety really becomes an issue.

Well, now you can have a peace of mind with the reliable and universal Fortem Digital Tire Inflator . With a maximum pressure value of 150PSI, this robust, powerful inflator can take care of your inflation needs on a number of different vehicles, from cars to RVs, leaving the tires filled with nice fat air so that you can get your vehicle back on the road. And, because the inflator is light and portable, you can be sure that you’re never without it!

But don’t think the Fortem Digital Tire Inflator is only good for blowing up tires! This handy tool has a whole manner of uses, from blowing up balls and dirt/mountain bikes for the kids to inflating air mattresses when you go camping or when you have a guest over to stay.

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Review: Julian Klauz

The pressure displayed is about a pound lower then 2 other gauges I used to confirm it’s readings with. This pump does fill quickly, and once accommodating for the discrepancy in the displayed pressure it does it’s job. I inflate the tires on my car to 32, I set it to 33 and it stopped on it’s own a few seconds after reaching the set pressure I am content with that.

 

5. Lantoo Digital Tire Pressure Gauge

The Lantoo Digital Tire Pressure Gauge helps you get an instant, accurate, and easy-to-read measurement of your vehicle’s tire pressure, maintaining correct tire pressure, reduce tire wear and extend tire life. The Backlit LCD display and red light are for visibility in dimly light.

Simply push button to turns the tool on and selects one of 4 measurement ranges in PSI, BAR, KPA, and KGF/CM2. The ergonomic design and non-slip texture are both suitable for men and women’s hands. Versatile use for cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, etc.

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Review: schuh

Seems well made and I like that it uses AAA batteries instead of button batteries. Also came with a note in the box from the company that made it. Obviously a small firm in China … but the note seemed sincere and explained how they were trying to make the best product they could. Impressive in a way that is reminiscent of an earlier age.


6. Cutequeen Trading car Eating

 

Cutequeen Trading car Eating

This steering wheel desk is flat for write on one side and on the other side for lunch or snack with a place for a cup holder. 2) For safety reasons, never use this product while driving. 3) It can be developed for the mobile worker on the road need support for their laptop or a place for write.

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Review: Nathan Caron

I am an HVAC tech in Florida and it gets hot. Often I find myself in my truck with the A/C on trying to fill out work orders, looking up parts, thumbing through a manual etc. I am driving a 2016 Ford Transit T150 and this fits very well. I am over 6 feet tall and 175 lbs so I am very slender and there is a sizeable 6-8 inch gap between me and the steering wheel desk so most guys will have “room to grow” so to speak.

7. Yankee Candle Gel Car Jar Ultimate Hanging Odor Neutralizing Air Freshener MidSummer’s Night

Bring your favorite fragrance on the road with you and neutralize unpleasant odors as well. The Yankee Candle Ultimate Car Jar is the premiere automobile air freshener, adding premium fragrance to your commute, errands, and road trips. When the gel dips below the label, you know it’s time to replace it.

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Review: Nick

I’m a single 25-year-old male who lives alone. Normally I opt for plug-in or “set and forget” air fresheners, but the ambience of a candle goes a long way when you have company. A friend of mine purchased this candle a few months back and I had no clue they made candles with such a masculine scent — couple that with the affordability/convenience of Amazon and I had to jump on it. Just buy it, bro. Trust me.

 

8. ComfiLife Premium Comfort Seat Cushion

 

ComfiLife Premium Comfort Seat Cushion

ComfiLife Coccyx Seat Cushion is an exceptional multipurpose product if you are looking for a natural solution for back pain and sciatica relief or just everyday comfort while sitting. It helps relieve most back pain by reducing pressure on the tailbone with its cut-out rear. The ergonomic contour design further promotes proper spinal alignment and a healthy posture.

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Review: JB

I ordered this for my brother, who is dealing with cancer that has spread to the bone. It hurts for him to sit for more than 15-20 minutes. He said it felt a little firm at first, but began to soften a bit. Body heat does that to memory foam, so I asked him to give it some time. He’s used it now for two days and said it has helped tremendously. He used it in the car today to travel an hour each way to the doctor, and he was fairly comfortable for that time.

9. Dry Utility Shop Vacuum

 

Dry Utility Shop Vacuum

This Armor All Utility Vac is specifically designed to clean the interior of your car. It handles both wet and dry pickup, includes all accessories needed for complete interior cleaning and easily converts to a blower to dry motorcycles, car grills and wheels. It also has an automatic shut off to prevent overflow and a built in air and noise diffuser for efficient and quiet operation.

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Review: Buster

This vacuum is pretty frigging good. It has quite a bit of suction power, even with the attachments. I use it to vacuum my cars and it does a GREAT job! For starters, the electrical cord is about 10 feet, which is nice. Though for most applications, you’ll likely still need an extension cord.The suction power is pretty impressive.

10.KMMOTORS Coin Side Pocket

 

KMMOTORS Coin Side Pocket

Keep your loose coins together, no more loose coins everywhere. Whenever you need coins, just open the lid and get them no more hard time at the toll gate Easy to collect Create extra storage space for your small items Made with high-quality materials. Ensures durability and longevity Suitable for most cars, if seat gap is too wide, fill it with two pads that come with them. Do not worry about wide or narrow seat gap.

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Review: online shopaholic

This one won’t get lost between the seet and the console. It has a stiff design and comes with 2 adhesive foam strips to attach to the insert in case it’s not snug enough on its own, which I did use. It’s not meant to be a deep abyss of storage – just an extra pocket…enough to put your phone, key fob, pens, and the like. My 2014 Escape is missing all those extra nooks to stash such odds and ends, and this helps.

 

11. Schumacher BT-100 100 Amp Battery Load Tester

The Schumacher BT-100 100-Amp Batter Load Tester is great for everyday use on 6V and 12V batteries. It can test load, battery condition, starter motor draw, and offers complete charging system diagnosis. Its shock-resistant meter is housed in a sturdy steel case that has a durable baked enamel finish. It also features a rubber insulated carry handle for your safety. The BT-100 comes equipped with super-grip battery clamps and a top-mounted rocker switch, making it very easy to use.

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Review: keith h.

A nice tool to have on hand when you are doubting the strength of a battery. Schumacher doesn’t lie! However, read the directions because I thought the components were burning the first time I used it. Do not panic, it will have a strong smell of overheating. That’s NORMAL, it tells you right on the front of the tester!


12. SnowOFF Windshield Snow Ice Cover

SnowOFF Windshield Snow Ice Cover

Imagine spending extra time in bed or in the warmth of your house, on freezing snowy mornings. The worst thing on winter mornings is frozen fingers and hands from scraping ice and snow from your car windshield. Made from tough weather-resistant fabric.Bonus Microfiber Demisting Cloth plus Emergency Survival Blanket in case of breakdown to help you stay warm and alive.

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Review: 2greyz1cur

Finally got to use this product after buying in the fall in preparation for winter. It comes with a little carrying case and a few other bits. Magnets on the outside border and a portion that fits inside the car, suction cupping to the windshield to keep the wind from carrying it off. The magnets are strong enough, but my initial problem with it is that it doesn’t fully cover my car, a 2012 Subaru Outback, so it balloons a bit on the sides near the hood.

13.Ampper Blind Spot Mirror

 

Ampper Blind Spot Mirror

2 piece packaged, newest upgrade 360 degree rotate + sway adjustabe, maximize your view with wide angle in car. All convex spot mirrors are equipped with tiny adjustable swivel mounting bracket for easy installation.Flexible convex shape of blind spot mirror helps you to forecast the next surroundings when passing or changing lanes.

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Review: m.

The mirrors indeed look and feel like glass. They are virtually rimless for a clean look. I attached them in a fixed position (no swivel base.) I do not recommend the swivel base due to the bulky look of it, as well as the many negative reviews here from people who installed the swivel base and didn’t like it.

14. OVEE LANDO 2 Pack Hollow Rubber

 

OVEE LANDO 2 Pack Hollow Rubber

Pet Hair Remover brush is all it takes to effortlessly collect the stray pet hairs from your furniture, carpet, clothes, rugs. Hollow rubber layout,lightweight and easy to fit anything you want to clean.

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Review: Alison 

This thing is a horseback rider’s dream! My mare sheds like whoa and after about 2 rides, the underside of the saddle pad is just covered in fur. CO. VERED. I’ve hosed, pressure washed, scrubbed with a jelly curry, all with mixed results. The jelly curry worked best, but even that took time and elbow grease and when I’m already tired from a ride, I just wanna be done and go home.

 

15. Cable Clips – Cord Organizer

 

Cable Clips - Cord Organizer

The Secret of Organization Improvement and Lifelong Cables, Easily and Cheaply! Do You Want to Avoid All These Common Problems? Having more and more cables (from computer, desktop, laptop, usb, TV, iPhone, iPad, Tablets, coax or any electric or electronics device) spread around your home from, office, cubicle, desk or even your car…? Looking for a cable and can’t find it…? Loosing time at your desk everyday and every hour? For something you don’t need…? Wire clips don’t hold and unstick after a few days of use…? All these issues can be avoided! Introducing the Blue Key World Cable Clips.

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Review: Piper G

I’ve only had the clips for about a week. As of now, they do exactly what was intended. One is on the back of my nightstand to hold the phone charger. Another is on my desk at home to help support the weight of the computer/cable wires so the modem doesn’t wiggle around. The only thing I don’t know is how the surface they are adhered to will be should I choose to move the clip. I’m not sure if the adhesive will do any damage.

16. AstroAI ATG230 Digital Tire Pressure Gauge

The Astro AI RV/Truck Special Designed Digital Tire Pressure Gauge with longer range 0-230PSI in the market helps you maintain correct tire pressure, reduce tire wear and extend tire life. The Backlit LCD display is for visibility in dimly light areas and the accurate and easy-to-read digits help you easily measure your vehicle’s tire pressure.

The tire gauge is made by Heavy duty Stainless Steel and its design is Bi-directional “push-pull” head for dual truck & trailer tires.

The tool provides 4 settings with range: 0-230 PSI / 0-16 Bar / 0-16 Kg/cm2 / 0-1585 Kpa and the ergonomic design and non-slip texture are both suitable for men and women’s hands. Versatile use for trucks, RV, cars, motorcycles, bicycles etc.

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Review: M Miner

Sturdy and weighty in the hand. The display is backlit and easy to see. I have to check the tire pressure on the big 10-ply tires every day at work so this gets plenty of use, has held up well so far. Seems accurate when compared to the manual gauge I used to use. The batteries are oddly enough a combination of a regular battery and those little cell ones, which I don’t think I’ve seen before.

 

17. Turtle Wax 50734 Complete 6-Piece Compound, Polishing & Scratch Kit

Turtle Wax 50734 Complete 6-Piece Compound, Polishing & Scratch Kit

The Turtle Wax Complete 6-Piece Compound, Polishing & Scratch Kit was put together by Turtle Wax experts to provide the solutions to some of the most common automotive issues. Scratches, swirl marks, dullness and oxidation are common ailments to a car’s exterior. The Turtle Wax Complete 6-Piece Compound, Polishing & Scratch Kit contains the tools you need to restore your paint. Premium Polishing Compound is formulated with fine cut ingredients and professional grade lubricating oil to remove light scratches and swirl marks. For heavier blemishes, oxidation, severe scuffs and abrasions Premium Rubbing Compound is formulated with unique compounds to restore paint to like-new. The kit also comes with 2 foam applicator pads and 2 microfiber towels to help apply both products and buff out imperfections.

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Review: Liv

I accidentally scraped my sister’s car with my side mirror and left a 5-inch scratch on her door. Yikes! Figured I would try removing scratch on my own before bringing to a shop and it costing an arm and a leg. It took some elbow grease but after about 5 minutes the scratch was completely gone! Very impressed with this product!


18. High Road Heavy-Duty Expandable Car Clothes Hanger Bar

 

High Road Heavy-Duty Expandable Car Clothes Hanger Bar

High Road has been designing quality, innovative car organizers from our office in Maine since 1990 – our Car Clothes Bar is no exception. Made from tubular steel with rubberized no-slip sleeves, it’s strong enough to hold up to 30 lbs of weight.

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Review: Jon

Set up as a curtain rod in my Toyota Sienna, attached to the handles above the front doors. I used several zip-ties between the metal end hooks of the bar and the Sienna’s handles to make the clothes bar secure. Now it is rock solid. For anyone doing stealth car camping, try these items to go along with the clothes bar, all on Amazon.

19. TERA PUMP Chemical, Oil, Liquid, Gas, Fuel and Water Transfer

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Transferring liquid out of a drum can be a pain! Safely use this portable TERA PUMP TRHD05. Manual Siphon Pump to transfer or empty tanks, barrels, drums, carboys and IBCs

The TERA PUMP TRHD05 is an affordable manual chemical transfer pump designed for quick and easy emptying of gas cans of various sizes.

The TRHD05 eliminates the lifting of large, heavy, gas cans and spilling wasted fuel. Up and down operated flexible spring type bellows allow smooth operation and high powered discharge.

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Review: Barbara D

This product works really well. We use it to transfer fuel from a gas can into our equipment fuel tanks. The nozzle is very handy and eliminates spills. We have several of these pumps at our various equipment locations. First one lasted many years until we ran over it, so had to replace it. A very handy gadget.

 

20. CYLEN -Memory Foam Bamboo Charcoal Infused

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This unique seat cushion has the best memory foam and highest quality bamboo charcoal infusion. Not only it absorbs all the natural smell in the vicinity, but also provides superb ventilation ability. With the state of the art memory foam, it reduces temperature from rising for a longer period of time. The infused charcoal helps in diffusing body odor and avoids any unwanted situation. The bamboo charcoal prevents the moisture from coming in by regulating the humidity and temperature inside of the cushion. This unique feature truly makes it a thermo regulating cushion. Ventilated Orthopedic Seat Cushion for Car and Office Chair

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Review: Amritanshu

I was on a lookout for a memory foam orthopaedic seat and this turned out to be good especially for meditation. I can recommend it although it gets 4 for being expensive.

 

21. ANCEL BST500 12V/24V 100-2000 CCA Automotive Battery Load Tester

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BST500 battery tester applies automotive, marine, motorcycle, lawn and garden. Designed for 12V battery testing, 12V and 24V Starting/charging system, Accurately display the battery parameters in about 2.5 secs to advise you if the battery is full/low or should be charged/replaced.

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Review: Sean

Would be nice if spelling (in English) was correct. Testing is spelled “testting” and Model is “modle”. For the cost, I feel they could’ve at least got the spelling correct. Plus it would be nice if you could set the date and forget it and turn off the beep for every button press.

 

22. Keys Finder and Item Locator for Keys

 

Keys Finder and Item Locator for Keys

Attach Tile Mate to your everyday things like keys, backpacks and other stuff you need to keep track of regularly. You’ll gain peace of mind knowing you can open the free Tile app and tap Find to locate your stuff. Tile requires installation of the Tile App on iOS or Android, registration for a Tile account and acceptance of Tile’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Payment required to access additional Premium services.

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Review: Brooke

I normally don’t write review’s for products, but the tile is too fantastic not to yell it from the roof tops! I am always losing my keys or my phone and with the tile it makes it so easy to find my keys in a flash or find my phone! All you have to do is attach it to your keys and you’re all set!When you misplace your keys, you go into the app on your phone (which is super user friendly) and tap, find my keys. It then rings your tile that is attached to your keys and if they are not in an area where they can ring, it shows you the location of the tile, which is also very helpful!

23. AutoMuko Car Organizer iPad

AutoMuko Car Organizer iPad

This AutoMuko Ipad holder and car seat organizer offers a unique solution to using your Ipad without holding it or placing it on your car seat. It also provides another convenient solution, which allows you to store, organize and coordinate your personal effects and other items, so as to avoid litter or clutter on your car seat. It features 2 mesh bottle holds and 3 mesh small bags that are evenly distributed on either side of the overall design. Each mesh pocket can be used to hold a variety of things according to their size and height. The bottle holders can be used to hold different sizes of bottles while the small mesh bags can be used to hold an unlimited number of things (if the size fits). For example, they can be used to hold smartphone, pen, small journals, money, keys, rings, wallet, cords, crayons, earbuds and lots more.

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Review: Martha Moore

Purchased for my daughter to use in her van, allowing her 4 year old son to watch an iPAD movie—and also to store other items, such as a bottle and action figures. I hope to prevent what happened on our last car trip: iPAD fell on the floor several times and was hard to retrieve.The straps, which are adjustable, fit perfectly around the front passenger seat. The standard iPAD fits in the protective screen pouch. The pouch has an opening for a cord to be attached, such as earphones.

24.AINOPE 4.8A All Metal Car Charger Adapter

AINOPE 4.8A All Metal Car Charger Adapter

A sleek and robust zinc-alloy finish protect against scratch, and sit nearly flush to any car interior. Non-disruptive LED on the USB port ensures nighttime charging is effortless.Charge two devices simultaneously at full speed with 2.4A in each USB port. With a total power of 4.8A, the charging speed is up to 40% faster than 1A or 2.1A. Please kindly know it is not QC car charger, so it won’t indicate fast charging in Android phone.

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Review: S.A.

I was looking for something that wouldn’t break down quickly and most adapters are plastic. So far, I am impressed with this little gizmo. It is small, feels strong, and fit in my car lighter spot very well. For my car, it doesn’t go in far enough to be able to close the cover, but it’s only exposed a very small amount. If it continues to work as well as it is right now I don’t even care if it is raised up just a bit.

25. Armor All Custom Accessories

Armor All Custom Accessories

Armor All Truck Floor Mats are designed to be trimmed so that they may be customized to fit almost any vehicle. The deep sculpted diamond plate pattern is designed to trap water, road salt, mud and sand. The product also features ‘Carpet Claw’ anti-slip backing.

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Review: Amazon Customer

These mats are really really great mats!! My boyfriend said not to get them because they would look too bulky but I’m so glad I decided to do it anyways!! I just got a new car and wanted some extra protection and to keep the carpet ones in good condition and these really do the job well. They were very easy to cut, I used some regular kitchen scissors and I only needed to cut the drivers side the others for perfect. I only took one pic but later I will post more of them in the car.