I have to be very careful when constructing this list seeing as how there are so many interior accessories available for pickup trucks nowadays. With gigantic e-commerce sites like Amazon, many sellers are selling different versions of the same product and it’s up to us to decide and test which ones are the best ones.
This list of must-have interior truck accessories is made up of items I have actually used in the past that I found to be very practical. I’ll also do my best not to recommend similar products. God knows I’ve tried at least five or more different cell phone holders in the past.
Table of Contents
- 1 1. Magnetic Accessory Mounts
- 2 2. Car Window Sunshade
- 3 3. Drop Stop
- 4 4. Vehicle Cup Holder Coasters
- 5 5. Steering Wheel Cover
- 6 6. Portable Auto Vacuum Cleaner
- 7 7. Clothes Rack Hanging Bar
- 8 8. Rear Seat Hanging Organizer
- 9 9. Backseat Inflatable Air Mattress
- 10 10. Portable Electric Safe
- 11 11. Single Seat Rear Hanging Organizer
- 12 12. Hanging Headrest Hooks
- 13 13. USB Universal Serial Hub
- 14 14. Auto Dashboard Cover
- 15 15. Interior Car Mood Lights
- 16 16. Trucker Dash Cam
Speaking of cell phone holders, the one that has lasted the longest and is still in my truck is the magnetic car mount. I actually have three mounted in various locations in my interior.
I like these magnets because they aren’t bulky or take up space on your dash or windshield. I don’t recommend the ones you can stick on your vents because, with your phone attached, it blocks a whole vent that you can use on a hot summer day.
These are sleek looking even if your phone isn’t attached. When you attach your phone it is invisible and looks more expensive than its price tag. Plus they will stay attached cruising in the backcountry.
This may not be a significant accessory to you but being from Texas, it’s very important to me. This special sunshade not only helps keep your truck cooler but also prevents those pesky mosquitoes from invading when the windows are down.
They are attached when your door is opened. You just slide them down and they stay put. Plus you can roll your window down all the way and they stay put.
If you have children in the backseat, this style of sunshade will keep them cool while your A/C is powering up. As you can see, these aren’t like your typical roll-up shades that once attached, you are unable to lower the window. Just be sure to get the proper sized one!
3. Drop Stop
The Drop Stop is a nifty little seat gap filler that prevents you from losing anything in “the black hole” ever again. It’s such a simple yet genius design that is extremely easy to install. If you want something even more functional, take a look at the gap filler with storage. This is another accessory you didn’t realize can make your life so much easier.
I am always having coins fall out of my pocket down the side of my seat never to be seen again. Or fries or treats will fall between the cracks and cause trouble. I’ll let you imagine what can happen. That is a trade-off I don’t have to deal with now I have these guys.
I don’t know about you, but I almost never clean my cup holders unless I make a significant spill. Therefore, my cup holders are always dirty and sticky and they collect food and unknown substances that seemingly are impossible to get rid of.
These vehicle cup holder coasters allow for a fast and easy clean-up. The coasters are of course easy to install and remove. They just slide in and pull out. They are universal fit so unless you have some weird cupholders, they should fit any truck.
There’s nothing like a good ol’ fashioned steering wheel cover to accessorize your truck. If uncovered, steering wheels go through much wear and tear whether it’s from UV rays or oil/dirt/friction from your hands.
Replacing a steering wheel is incredibly expensive and time-intensive. A quality steering cover will maintain the value and presentation of your truck for minimal investment. This is the one I have in my Tacoma right now.
When you go to sell your truck the buyer will be sitting right in front of the steering wheel. A worn-down steering wheel will be staring them in the face.
They may miss the rip or tear in the back seat, or the stain in the trunk but the difference between a brand new-looking steering wheel and a worn one can help you sell your truck for a lot more than the cost of a steering wheel cover. Plus I love the feel of microfiber leather.
This isn’t necessarily a truck accessory but it’s useful nonetheless. I’m probably speaking only for myself, but many truck owners prefer to clean only the exterior of their vehicle and forget about the interior. People only see the outside, right? I can put up with a little dirt on the inside.
However, this portable vacuum makes cleaning your cabin more bearable. The best part about this particular one is the hose attachment that allows you to get into the tight spaces between your dash and windshield.
If you surf a lot or spend time driving on unpaved roads dirt and sand can collect inside real quick. Instead of waiting a few months and breaking down and getting your car detailed, you can just hit a couple of spots real quick with this bad boy and instantly have a clean truck once again.
This clothes hanger bar is super useful if you visit the dry cleaners often, need to hang a suit jacket or need to carry light groceries.
It’s plenty easy to install, it won’t damage your truck’s grab handles, and the rubber texture on the bar prevents items from sliding down the bar.
You can hang this bar directly on cabin hooks or grab handles. It is pretty cheap and it is well worth it. It is one of those things you didn’t know can make your life so much easier until you have it.
I don’t know about your truck, but I have plenty of space behind my back seats for storage. This cab organizer can be attached to your back cabin wall with mounting screws.
You can store small tools, a first aid kit, or anything valuable you want to be kept from curious eyes. Also, it will encourage you to keep essential things you might need in an emergency such as a first aid kit or triangle road markers for a flat.
Or you can keep convenient goods that you can save for a rainy day, such as a sweater, a blanket, an inflatable seat cushion, or even an extra t-shirt if you get rained out.
If you like sleeping in your truck while camping or your spouse kicked you out of the home for the night, consider getting this backseat air mattress. It comes with two inflatable pillows and an air pump. It will allow you to sleep flat in your backseat. And yes, it will fit ANY truck.
It is perfect for the spontaneous weekend camp out or if you need to sleep off a Superbowl party before driving home. They stow away completely under the seat and can be an awesome date idea that can really surprise (in a good way) your girlfriend or wife.
Also, your kids would love to have to camp out, even if it is just in the driveway for the night!
To protect my valuables, I keep one of these portable safes underneath the driver’s seat. It comes with a cable that you can wrap around anything bolted down like your seat rails. I have been the victim of a car break-in before.
They broke the smallest passenger window which was awfully considerate of them. The window was the cheapest of all of them to replace but it still cost about four times as much as this safe, not including everything else they stole.
A seat back protector/organizer is great if you constantly transport little ones or guests in general in your truck. It will prevent wear and tear on your seat back upholstery from kids kicking your seat back or when guests lean on the seats.
Additionally, there is plenty of storage space for whatever your lifestyle dictates. That means your kids can be more hands-off when you are driving. Do they want a snack? Goldfish are right there in front of them. Do they want to draw? Their markers are all there. Fewer distractions and everyone is happy.
These auto hooks are perfect for grocery bags, small purses, light jackets, or anything you want to keep off the seats or floor. They are small, easy to put in and take out.
I decided to get these when my groceries kept rolling out of the bags and onto the floor. They’re so useful and very inexpensive. They won’t damage your headrests and they support quite a bit of weight.
These especially have a full hook so you have to take off the headrest to install them. It is an extra step but they are much more secure when driving or if you have kids they can knock them off the headrest when you aren’t looking.
Nowadays, everything is charged with USB cables: phones, tablets, toys, cameras, etc. This is why you need a USB splitter charger in your truck. Your truck never has enough and it always seems like everyone is always fighting over the one USB outlet available.
The nice thing about this charger is you can mount it anywhere in your truck with adhesives or screws in order to make your interior look cleaner. Or just tuck it away so it is hidden and passengers will only see the cables crawling out. Sleek!
This particular one may not fit your truck, but a dashboard cover is an excellent way to keep your dash undamaged, thus maintaining your vehicle’s value. If your truck is normally parked outdoors where it’s constantly exposed to the sun, your dashboard WILL show damage at a faster rate. The sooner your cover, the less likely damage will occur.
Some folks may find these cheesy, but interior lights can look classy if installed properly and displaying the right color. I prefer white myself. This light kit can display many colors and can go with the rhythm of your music! Now you can have a little disco in your truck.
Really they are more for passengers than for the driver. If you ever had these turned on when you are going out for a night on the town they can really get you excited! It is only something you can understand once you experience it. Even kids will love them and your kids’ friends will talk about them forever. Trust me, these lights are for preteens as bubbles are for toddlers.
16. Trucker Dash Cam
Dashcams could be the fastest-growing accessory in popularity. Cams, such as the DieselBoss truck dash camera systems, can provide essential information in the event of an accident. Think if you rear-ended someone. Almost always it is the rear driver’s fault and it can happen so fast.
But there are scams where a small car does a “swoop and swerve” where it swerves into your lane then swerves out. You are distracted by this obnoxious driver and you don’t see the car in the same lane in front of you slam on their brakes for no reason. This car is always filled with passengers and they will come out of the car complaining of back pain. You and your insurance will have to pay them money for “your fault” in the accident.
But with a dashcam, you can review what actually happened. This way you can easily see the scam. You can use this evidence to counter sue them for being the big POS they are. Not bad for a $130 investment.
So this is the must-have interior truck accessories list for 2021. If you are a first-time truck buyer or a weekend warrior these are some of the best accessories you can buy on Amazon. The best thing is that they can come in one day or fewer!
Thanks for reading and stay dirty