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 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