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Whether you’re enhancing your auto, endeavoring to maintain its optimal condition, shopping for tires, or seeking the finest equipment for your journeys, our automotive specialists guide you towards the top-notch car accessories, supplementary electronics, and car-care products. From bicycle racks to tire inflators to global positioning system (GPS) units to dashboard cameras to reverse cameras, these are the items we would personally choose for our own vehicles.

Our three top picks for best USB car charger, shown in a line against a pink background.The Chicco KidFit ClearTex Plus, our pick for best booster car seat, on a blue background.

We have conducted tests on the top car chargers, and we have recommendations for cost-effective, dependable options that can rapidly charge any device while you’re traveling on the road.

  • The Finest Equipment for Your Road Excursions

    Updated August 30, 2023by Kit Dillon and Wirecutter StaffA person reading a road atlas while sitting on the hood of their car, parked on the side of a road in the desert.

    Following 120 hours of exploration and 1,500 miles behind the wheel, we have singled out the equipment that is absolutely essential for your upcoming voyage on the wide-open streets.

  • The Finest Electric Vehicle Chargers for Home

    Updated June 28, 2023by Sarah WitmanOur picks for best home ev chargers and charger adapters, shown side by side.

    After 28 hours of investigation and 85 hours of experimentation, we discovered the most effective ways to charge your J1772 (non-Tesla) or Tesla electric vehicle at your residence.

  • The Finest Car Vacuum

    Updated May 10, 2023by Sabine HeinleinOur four picks for best car vacuum, surrounded by trash that gets into cars, like dead leaves, pet fur, toy cars and snacks.

    We recommend four portable vacuums that possess useful tools and the capability to access the crevices and corners of an automobile.

  • The Premier Gear for a Roadside Emergency

    Updated April 18, 2023by Jim Travers, Kit Dillon, Eleanor Ford, and Wirecutter Staff

  • Two of our picks for best convertible car seat, displayed next to each other.

    The Top Convertible and All-in-One Car Seats

    Revised March 7, 2023by Christina Szalinski

    Following more than 60 hours of investigation and discussions with safety experts and mechanics, here are the items we propose you retain in your vehicle for a roadside emergency.

  • A dashboard car phone mount

    The Finest Car Phone Mount

    Updated February 14, 2023by Thom Dunn and Nick Guy

    After conducting research on numerous car phone mounts and testing over 50 models during road trials, we have chosen the iOttie iTap Magnetic 2 as our top recommendation.

  • Three phone mounts we tested to find the best wireless charging phone mounts for cars, with a smartphone and set of keys.

    The Most Outstanding Wireless Charging Phone Mounts for Cars

    Updated February 12, 2023by Thom Dunn and Nick Guy

  • A wireless charging mount enables you to safely utilize a smartphone while driving and ensure it remains charged during the journey. iOttie’s Easy One Touch Wireless 2 continues to be the top choice.

  • The Finest Baby Vehicle Seats

    Updated January 20, 2023by Christina SzalinskiTwo infant car seats side by side, with baby toys.

    After thorough investigation and on-field experimentation, we determined that the Graco SnugRide SnugFit 35 DLX proves to be the supreme choice of an infant car seat for the majority of households.

  • The Finest Dashboard Camera

    Updated January 19, 2023by Sarah WitmanFour of the dash cams that we tested to find the best dash cams.

    If you desire the tranquility of having a dashboard camera record while you drive, we believe that the Vantrue N4 is the most excellent overall option for the majority of individuals.

  • Equipment for Automobile Camping

    Refreshed June 14, 2022by Kit DillonTwo people peeking out from within a red sleeping bag.

    When the Wirecutter outside group goes automobile camping—as opposed to backpacking and carrying equipment into the wildernessthis is the equipment they bring.

  • The Finest Car Wash, Wax, and Detailing Supplies

    Updated April 16, 2020by Thom Dunn and Rik Paulassortment of products brushes and buckets on the ground in front of a car

    We spent a total of 100 hours conducting research and performing tests in order to discover the most effective techniques and materials for washing and detailing your vehicle, which will help to preserve its appearance and resale value.

  • The Most Superior Tire Inflators

    Updated on December 24, 2019by Rik Paultirepumps_lowres_2x1-6363

    After conducting research on over 100 portable air compressors and putting 36 of them to the test, we present the five models that we recommend for various individuals.

  • The Finest Automobile Floor Mats and Liners

    Updated on October 29, 2019by Jim TraversLots of scattered car floor mats on the ground in front of a fed sedan.

    After engaging in 100 hours of in-depth study, consulting with professionals, and testing 23 sets, we endorse the WeatherTech FloorLiners as the premier floor mats for the majority of drivers.

  • The Optimal Bluetooth Kits for Each Car Stereo

    Updated on September 23, 2019by Nick Guy and Thom DunnThe Besign BK01 Bluetooth Car Kit shown mounted on a car dash.

    The Besign BK01 is the most excellent method to incorporate Bluetooth audio into your car through an aux-in jack, but we also have selections for FM transmitters and speakerphones.

  • The Optimal Portable Jump Starter

    Modified November 22, 2017by Mark SmirniotisThe Weego 22s portable jump starter sitting on top of a car engine.

    Subsequent to studying 40 portable jump starters and evaluating 12, we suggest the Weego 22s as the most ideal for the majority of drivers to store in their car for urgent starts.

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