6 Money-Saving Car Accessories Everybody Should Have – Yes, Even You

It’s okay, we get it: There are plenty of people for whom the car is simply a conveyance of necessity—a vessel, not a ride.

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It’s okay, we get it: There are plenty of people for whom the car is simply a conveyance of necessity—a vessel, not a ride. Yours will not be pimped (and only begrudgingly washed), and the car-parts store is terra incognita.

But cars are expensive pieces of equipment—a constant drain on your wallet. And precisely because you don’t dote on your car, you don’t want to spend any more than is necessary.

So why buy these six items that everybody should have? Because they’ll save you a heap of money in the long run.

David Muhlbaum
Senior Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

In his current role as Senior Online Editor, David edits and writes a wide range of content for Kiplinger.com. With more than 20 years of experience with Kiplinger, he has worked on and written for a range of its publications, including The Kiplinger Letter and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. He is a co-host of Your Money's Worth, Kiplinger's podcast and has helped develop the Economic Forecasts feature.