4 essentials of any road trip

Adventure, the wind in your hair, the open road: a road trip always sounds like a fantastic and memorable experience, so it's no wonder that planning a road trip is such an exciting activity. You're free to go wherever you like and when you like, travelling at your own pace.


But before you set off on your road trip, you'll need these four essentials.


  1. Safety equipment


If you're travelling through Europe, be aware that most countries will require you to have some form of car safety kit that's permanently kept in the vehicle.


Different countries will require you to have different things in your safety kit, so be prepared by researching all of the countries in which you'll be driving.


If you’re driving in France, for example, it’s compulsory to carry a warning triangle. Wherever you go, a first aid kit and a fire extinguisher is always recommended. Failing to carry an essential could leave you with an on-the-spot fine, which could really ruin your road trip.

 green mountain near rad during daytime

  1. A big enough vehicle


On a road trip, comfort is important. You're going to be spending a lot of time in your car, so make sure that it's big enough to properly relax in. You don't want to be huddled up inside a tiny vehicle for the duration of your trip, suffering from leg cramps or a bad back.


Also remember that your car will need to be big enough for any belongings that you're travelling with, potentially including suitcases full of clothes. While you might make sacrifices squashing into your car for a day of travelling, do you really want to be doing that for potentially weeks on end?


If your own car isn't big enough, consider car rental for your road trip. You'll be able to find a suitable vehicle with plenty of legroom for a road trip that's genuinely comfortable.

 teal 3-door hatchback on road

  1. Food and drink


You'll be driving on unfamiliar roads. You may discover that you're on the road for hours, unable to find somewhere suitable to stop for refreshments, or might meet with bad traffic that leaves you stuck under the hot summer sun. Always make sure that you're prepared with food and drink in case of emergencies.


Fill your car with bottles of water and a selection of non-perishable snacks, ideally keeping the drinks in a cool box with ice packs.


Most of the time, you'll easily find places to stop for a bite to eat. Just in case that's ever an issue, you'll be grateful that you decided to hide a few cereal bars in the glove box.

 grey and black hiking backpack and cyan tumbler on grey rock during sunset

  1. Plenty of good tunes to enjoy en-route


You're going to be in your car a lot. If your playlist isn't long enough, or you don't have enough CDs, then you're going to end up listening to the same tracks over and over again.


You can always turn to the radio for a little local news, music and culture, but sometimes you'll be far from civilisation without access to radio stations. Whilst driving along in silence can be beautifully refreshing and calming, it's probably not what you'll want to do for the entire duration of your road trip.


Sign up to a service like Spotify before your trip, and create a playlist that will run for hours without your input. Nothing beats a good road trip sing-along!


vehicle stereo turned on 

With good music, safety equipment and refreshments all loaded into a big enough vehicle, your road trip will be the best ever.

Do you have a worn off Honda emblem on your steering wheel?

Many Honda drivers are facing a small but still pretty annoying issue. The plastic coating over the chrome over the "H" emblem is worn off and the chrome finish is wearing off as well.

Nobody wants to replace the whole steering wheel and ripping out the emblem is not as easy as it sounds. Now you can get this fixed by blinging it out. Not only make this brand new but even cooler.

Not like other sellers, we CarSoda provide custom-made decal to each vehicle model. So please make sure to include your car's make and year so we can customize accordingly.

You can select the LOGO option to bling out the H or the filling option to bling out the gaps between.

Bling Honda Emblem for Steering Wheel LOGO Sticker Decal

Bling Honda Emblem for Steering Wheel LOGO Sticker Decal


Car accessories for Tesla

Tesla has gained a lot of market share especially since Model 3 was launched but there are not so many Tesla car accessories available on the market right now. Partly because it has no engine to work on. But still we can add some fun and personalities to your tesla and make it special.

1. Bling out your Tesla
With the customized tesla emblem decal, you can simply bling out your Tesla with just a few minutes. If you think this is too girly, you can choose carbon fiber pattern or some special colors for your T logo.

Bling Tesla Steering wheel logo (click the image to order).

Bling Tesla decal for front emblem

2. Space X fans?
While you can turn your tesla into a submarine mode from the control panel, you can also turn your Tesla into a Space X special edition by stating this on the rear. We have made sure the fonts are matching with your Tesla emblems.

3. Other accessories
Want a phone magnetic cell phone holder with Tesla logo? Here it is.

What about a stylish Tesla seat belt cover to prevent neck and shoulder rustling?

If you are looking for any other Tesla accessories but couldn’t find, also check out our entire line.

Tesla Car Accessories.

Carsoda will help you to create a sweet ‘second home’ in your car in 2018.

Saudi Arabia just announced that in 2018 June, it would allow women to drive. So literally, women around the world are allowed to drive this year. For women, dressing up their cars can be as important as putting make up on the face.

But in the automotive supplies market, there are not that much products available for women drivers and that’s why we started our business. When choosing interior designs for cars, car seat covers and car accessories, men and women will obviously have different preferences. In 2018, we are launching a lot of new product collections for female drivers who are looking for unique, cute, bling car accessories which can make your car a sweet ‘second home’.

Here are some of our new collections:

  1. Personalized Initial Letter Pendant for Rearview Mirror


2.Teddy bear car decorations


  1. Flamingo Dashboard Decoration

5 Pop Culture Accessories You Can Add to Your Car Dashboard

Last year, Carsoda covered the most popular car accessories for female drivers. Continuing along the same vein, let’s explore some in-demand pop culture car accessories that girls of all ages will love!

Wonder Woman Bobblehead 

Wonder Woman made history when it shattered box office records. Forbes reports that the film earned over $820 million, making it the highest-grossing superhero origin film of all time. It’s no surprise that Wonder Woman-themed merchandise is selling like hot cakes all over the globe. If you’re a fan of the Princess of Themyscira, you can deck your dashboard out with a Wonder Woman bobblehead.

Totoro Sticker

Who can resist the cute, furry giant from Hayao Miyazaki’s critically acclaimed animated film My Neighbor Totoro? The movie is so iconic that even casual anime fans are familiar with it. Totoro may look like a physical creature but he/she is actually a forest spirit. ScreenRant even explains that the word Totoro is the Japanese word for troll, and it technically refers to all the forest spirits featured in the film. Maybe having Totoro's image around will grant you protection from the spirits!

Hello Kitty Bow Dashboard Anti-Slip Pad 

Ladies, here’s yet another pop culture contribution from Japan! Being the most prominent character from Sanrio, Hello Kitty has been the face of the brand for several decades. Because of her wide range of merchandise spanning different industries, Hello Kitty has long permeated mainstream consciousness. You can actually find a complete set of Hello Kitty car accessories, but for now, you can try this Hello Kitty Anti-Slip Pad to keep things in place while driving.

Star Wars Air Freshener/Vent Ornament 

It’s impossible to discuss pop culture without mentioning Star Wars, and the latest installations even introduced new badass women! George Lucas’ space saga has stood the test of time, and is still revered by its devoted fans. And, with the new Star Wars films, the franchise witnessed the birth of a new generation of fans. However, since the franchise has been around for quite a while, its collectibles can cost a fortune with Lottoland stating that the original Stormtrooper helmets can cost as much as $85,000. Naturally, the more iconic objects, such as Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber and Han Solo’s blaster command a higher price. Thankfully, you can get more affordable and smaller versions of Star Wars items. Check out the Star Wars Air Freshener in Carsoda’s collection!

Mickey/Minnie Mouse Mini Cooper Dashboard Décor

Entertainment Weekly recently shared that Minnie Mouse is finally getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an honor she now shares with Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. The Disney pair appeal to all ages. Mickey’s red shorts and Minnie’s polka dot head bow are both unmistakable! Consider this cute dashboard décor to show your appreciation to Mickey and Minnie Mouse!