Five useful Christmas motoring gifts

23:00, Dec 09 2012
Five top motoring gifts for Christmas (from top): A seat-back video, plug-in SatNav, vacuum cleaner, bluetooth kit and wipes.
SANTA SACK: Five top motoring gifts for Christmas (from top): A seat-back video, plug-in SatNav, vacuum cleaner, bluetooth kit and wipes.

Here's five useful car gadgets for Christmas, none of which we would turn up our noses at.

SEAT-BACK VIDEO

Delaying the inevitable "are we there yet?", this gift is as much for you as your children. Whatever you do, do not leave any child out of the picture.

PLUG-IN SATNAV

Go for TomTom because of the traffic- avoiding updates and ease of use. Some have eco functions to help you find the route that will use the least gas.

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VACUUM CLEANER

A boon when you are a grubby car-user, and you will be surprised how much loose change, lost USB sticks and sim cards you can find with one.

BLUETOOTH KIT

Now the police really are looking for driving phone users, one of these can save you an awful lot of grief. Some SatNavs have this built-in.

WIPES

Cheap, useful and terrific for ridding the car's body of seagull guano before it eats through the paint, a sachet of these is so good to have.

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