9 must-have car gadgets that cost less than $50

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Getting stranded with a flat tire or finding yourself without a cell phone charge is not only stressful, it's potentially dangerous. 

Fortunately, there are a number of gadgets on the market today that can help you be better prepared for whatever the road throws at you.

Here are 9 car gadgets that will help improve your overall driving experience and help you be ready for the unexpected. 

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Key finder

Before you can drive anywhere, you'll need to find your car keys. 

Keeping a Tile Mate Bluetooth tracker on your keychain can help ensure you always know where your car keys are located. You simply attach the Tile to your keychain, and whenever you can't find your keys, you can use the Tile app to make your keys ring.

The app also tracks the last place it paired with your smartphone, so if you leave your keys somewhere outside your home, you'll be able to see where you left them. 

You can purchase the Tile tracker on Amazon for $24.99. 


Smartphone mount

A smartphone mount can make navigation a lot less stressful.

Instead of constantly looking down at your phone for directions, you can use a mount to keep your Google Maps or Apple Maps app within your line of vision. 

The iOttie smartphone holder is the best-selling mount on Amazon and costs $24.95

Bluetooth car kit

You don't have to buy a new car to be able to connect your smartphone to your vehicle via Bluetooth. 

Mpow's Bluetooth car kit plugs into your car so that you can play music and make calls over your car's speakers hands-free. 

You can purchase the gadget for $17.49 on Amazon

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