9 Car Products You Won't Want to Miss

1. Liquivac Fluid Extractor

LiquiVac fluid extractor

If you're tired of hot oil splattering all over you when you drop your drain plug, here's your solution. The FloTool LiquiVac fluid extractor uses vacuum – no compressed air or even electricity needed – to drain your oil through the dipstick. Just follow a few easy steps and then sit back while this pump does the work for you.

And with an eight-quart capacity, that's enough to drain and carry all of the oil from most engines. There's no easier way to get your used fluids over to Advance for recycling.

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2. Meguiar's Hybrid Ceramic Wax

Okay, I admit it. I'm good at doing my own maintenance, but I'm the worst at protecting my car's paint. If you're like me, buy this Meguiar's spray coating immediately. Seriously, adulting doesn't get easier than this. No more rubbing, buffing, and curing to get the protection you need on your vehicle.

After you've washed and rinsed your vehicle, just spray on the wax then do a second spray rinse. Wipe it clean with a microfiber towel, and you're done! While you rinse, the spray droplets even out to form a uniform layer of quality, long-lasting protection over your vehicle's exterior. Check out our other wash and wax products to get your vehicle looking great.

3. Lighted Seat/Floor Mats

You don't have to be at the club to get the club vibe. Bring the party to your car with these lighted seat covers and floor mats. Adjust settings to light all the time, light up to a music beat, or adjust brightness to match music volume. It's okay to be a little extra, and for your car to be, too. Shop seat covers here.

4. TRICO Maxx Premium Beam Wiper Blades

Trico Maxx wiper blade

We all know we're supposed to change our wiper blades every six to 12 months. But come on—it's so easy to put it off, right? You need this blade. They last up to three times longer than those other blades I used to use. That's because Trico Maxx blades are made from Z7 infused rubber to handle extremes. Super cold? Bring it. Sweltering heat? They can take it. They're even made in the U.S.A. Find the right blades for your car or truck with the "Add a Vehicle" tool.

5. Keychain Breathalyzer

keychain breathalyzer

Oops! You had so much fun on your well-deserved night out that you're not sure if you should drive home. Before you're left to your own (possibly impaired) judgement, go get this little breathalyzer. Keep it on your keychain as a friendly reminder from your sober self, or stash it discreetly in a change compartment in your car—it's that small!

6. Inspection Camera

You just replaced your valve cover gaskets on your V6, but you can't see the back of the engine. How do you know you haven't rolled the gasket back there? Or maybe you don't feel like removing half of the engine compartment just to inspect the hidden end of that one vacuum line. And you know you still haven't found that 10 mm bolt that fell but never hit the ground.

The uses for this inspection camera are virtually endless. You really need to be asking yourself how you can afford not to have this scope. With its flexible tube and waterproof camera, you're looking at some serious time savings. In the middle of a messy job? Doesn't matter—it can handle your oil and fuel spills, too, so go ahead and stick it down that spark plug tube. You can even rotate the color images and make adjustments to LED brightness and LCD contrast. Shop other time-saving diagnostic tools here.

7. Lithium Ion Jump Pack

lithium ion jump pack

Do you enjoy wasting time? Love being dependent on complete strangers? Didn't think so. You need this jump starter.

You can't control when your battery fails, but you can control being able to get back on the road quickly, safely, and all on your own—no strangers required! You can also let go of your secret fear of connecting jumper cables in the wrong order. If you can connect red to red and black to black, you can use this jump pack.

There's really no excuse not to have one. And after you get a jump pack for yourself, go buy them as gifts for everyone you care about. Advance sells everything you need to take care of your battery.

8. Scan Gauge Trip Tool

scan gauge trip tool

Take your displays to the next level with the Scangauge II. Select from 15 built-in gauges and display up to four at a time for precise and accurate monitoring of your vehicle.

There's something for everyone. For you gearheads, enhance your diagnostics by looking at real-time data like coolant temperature. Have an inspection coming up? You can also check engine trouble codes and clear them after your repair. And for those of you who simply want to improve your fuel economy, this scan tool can actually calculate your fuel costs based on your driving habits.

Best of all, the ScanGauge II is effortless to install. Just connect it to the OBD-II port, and then take advantage of the six feet of cable to find the perfect location in your car. (And, yes, removal is just as easy for when your friends ask to borrow it.)

9. Washable K&N Cabin Air Filters

K&N filters

Clean out your filter, not your wallet. With washable K&N cabin air filters, you can stop wasting money on filter after filter and simply clean and reuse the same one. K&N filters use an electrostatic charge to trap nasty molds, fungus, dust, pollen, and more to reduce odors and keep air fresh. So breathe easy knowing that your cabin air is clean and you're saving money. Add your vehicle to find the right K&N filters for your car or truck.

What's your favorite car gadget? Tell us in the comments.

Last updated November 19, 2019