Product Awards 2013: Winners announced

Product Awards
13 Jun, 2013 9:40am Jamie Fretwell

Best sat-navs, bulbs, tools, tech and tyres revealed

We’d all like a new car, but most drivers are more likely to spend their cash looking after the one they’ve got, or making life easier behind the wheel.

At Auto Express we’ve never forgotten that, devoting time and resources to the aftermarket.

Over the past year, we’ve tested hundreds of car gadgets, accessories and cleaners to help you make the right choice. Many tests are based on industry standards, but we always assess products as you’d use them. From sat-navs to scratch removers, our top picks will help you spend your money wisely.

Using the links below, you'll find the 20 top performers and products that have really stood out over the past 12 months. They all deserve a place in your boot or garage, and will help you get the most for your car when it’s time to sell. So whether it’s tyres for summer or winter, the latest tech to help you beat the traffic and reach your destination or simply the best way to protect your paintwork, you’ll find it here – with our unbiased choices based on rigorous testing.

We’ve also named the highly coveted Auto Express Product of the Year for 2013 – this is the one piece of kit we’ve been really impressed with over the past 12 months. We’re sure you’ll agree it’s a worthy winner.

BEST ACCESSORIES

Best summer tyre 
Best winter tyre 
Best hands-free kit 
Best headlamp bulb 
Best wiper blade 
Best bike rack 
Best screwdriver set 
Best car vacuum 
Best speed camera locator 
Best scratch remover 
Best sat-nav 

BEST CAR CLEANING KIT

Best wax & polish 
Best wheel cleaner 
Best car wash 
Best glass cleaner 
Best upholstery cleaner 
Best leather cleaner 
Best trim cleaner 
Best tyre shine 
Best clay bar 
 

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Alloygator alloy wheel protectors

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Having read the full reviews in the magazine I was surprised that no mention was made of bikes on racks obscuring the vehicle's rear lights. From the pics it looks like this could be the case with all of the ones featured, and surely that's dangerous, illegal even? I would have expected AutoExpress to give its readers better advice than this.

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