6 useful things to have in your car this winter

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6 useful things to have in your car this winter. (Getty Images)
6 useful things to have in your car this winter. (Getty Images)

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We spend a lot of time in our cars and yet we only ever invest in them when it's time for an MOT. But what about all the other handy things you could upgrade your automobile with?

We've rounded up a selection of useful things that have revolutionised our driving experience this winter.

There's everything from an ice-scraping mitten (goodbye freezing cold fingers) to a car bin that's easy to clean and won't spill even during a bumpy journey (brilliant if you're a bit brake pedal-happy).

6 useful things to have in your car this winter

AA Winter Car Kit | £19.07 (Was £27.59) from Amazon

£19.07 £27.59 at Amazon

This AA winter kit is a great item to have in your boot in the winter as it could help you cope with all sorts of car-related situations.

The set includes an LED torch, foldable snow shovel, emergency foil blanket and a high visibility vest, all packed into a compact carry bag.

Pingi Dehumidifier Car And Home | £7.78 (Was £8.99) from Amazon

£7.78 £8.99 at Amazon

Save yourself time with this reusable car dehumidifier that helps to absorb condensation so you're not constantly wiping the windscreen.

The compact dehumidifier bag absorbs moisture, condensation, mist, dampness and odours (great for anyone with pets!), and can be used again and again to save you time.

Ice Scraper Mitten for Windscreen | £8.89 from Amazon

£8.89 at Amazon

Wave goodbye to frozen fingers, this mitten with built-in scraper can remove the toughest of ice and snow from your windscreen, while also keeping your hands warm while you do it. What a game-changer.

Car Scent Diffuser | £15 from The White Company

(The White Company)
(The White Company)

£15 at White Company

Does it get any more luxe than a scent diffuser for your car? Particularly when it's from The White Company.

This aluminium car-scenting stick cleverly clips onto an air vent in the car, meaning you can add any fragrance, or essential oil, to the filter and enjoy uplifting scents on every journey. Perfect for anyone who is taking lots of journeys with very damp and muddy dogs in the winter.

Car Phone Mount Magnetic Holder | £7.59 (Was £10.99) from Amazon

£7.59 £10.99 at Amazon

Yet to find a good hands-free phone solution?

The magnets inside this car phone holder provide strong magnetic force, so that it can securely hold your phone or GPS devices regardless of road vibrations or impacts.

Waterproof Car Bin | £19.99 (Was £25.99) from Amazon

£19.99 £25.99 at Amazon

No more using your footwell as a bin (don't lie, we all do it), this bin for your car has two lifting straps which can go around a seat, should you wish. Plus, the side pockets are also practical to keep other stuff within reach. Customers say it's very handy, especially if you have kids.

If you want something that takes up a little less space you can also buy a pop-up car bin for only £5.99.

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