No matter how plush and padded your car seat may be, if they are cold, they just won’t feel comfortable. Thankfully there are electric blankets equipped with 12-volt connectors that plug into your car’s lighter connection. Your passengers can then get toasty while waiting for the car’s heater to warm up sufficiently.
These blankets are available in a variety of colors, but odds are that is not what matters most to you. The important thing is how quickly they heat up and how soft they feel.
Heated car blankets:
Heated car blanket pictured: Vector VEC240 12-Volt Electric Travel Blanket
When dogs sit in one place regularly, the area tends to get covered with dog hair, and with dirt from their paws. If your dog rides in the back seat of your car, you could use a dog blanket to protect the upholstery. Of course, the blanket will get hairy and dirty, but it should be much easier to clean than the car sets themselves. Look for a blanket that will not slip and that is waterproof for added protection. Available in many different styles and colors.
Car blankets for dogs:
car blankets for dogs pictured: Dog Throw Blanket by National Van Equipment
If you find that most of your work day revolves around your car as a makeshift office as you visit clients on the road, you might want to consider checking out a car laptop desk. This device features not only a platform for your laptop or writing space, but it also includes a small area for small office supplies like pens, markers, scissors and whatever else you can fit in. Plus, it also has a section for hanging files and an attachment that holds your PDA or smart phone. Great for salesman and product support personnel.
Car laptop desk:
Car laptop desk pictured: AutoExec AUE39000 Car Desk with Laptop Mount and Supply Organizer
Whether you are on your own driving for a long period of time, or on a road trip with the entire family, the last thing you want to do is spend a bunch more money on drinks and food than you need to, especially with gas prices the way they are these days. By thinking ahead and buying a 12v car cooler, you can fill the cooler with pop and sandwiches to keep the kids hydrated and nourished until your destination. And while it is a little outlay of cash at the beginning, if you do a lot of driving, the cooler pays for itself in the end.
12v car cooler:
12v car cooler pictured: ARB 10800352 Fridge Freezer – 37 Quart
If you suffer from lower back problems and can’t find a chair comfortable enough to work in eight hours a day, consider checking out a gel seat cushion. Gel seat cushions are often called “miracle cushions” because they offer firm support, making practically any seat comfortable. An added bonus is that these gel cushions are often non-allergic, non-toxic and easily cleaned.
Gel seat cushions:
Gel seat cushions example. Pictured: Wondergel Doublegel Gel Seat Cushion
Also of interest: GSeat MOBILITY Wheelchair Gel Cushion – Gseat Ultra / Gseat G Seat Orthopedic Gel Chair Comfort Cushion / Rose Donut Cushion, Large, 18″ Diameter by Rose Healthcare