Recommended gear

I tend to end up buying a lot of stuff for the car (and for this channel). Here are some of my favourite products along with the videos in which I talk about them.

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For the car

Portable jump starter

Worth its weight in gold

If your car's 12-volt battery drains enough, you won't be able to start your car. You could either call breakdown recovery, or get the car started yourself.

I've used devices like this so many times, I'd consider it essential kit. The one I have is no longer available so this is the nearest I can find. It's small enough to fit in your glovebox (or frunk, if you have one), doubles as a USB charger, and is fantastic to have for emergencies. I can't vouch for the reliability of this particular one but feel free to do some research yourself. It doesn't need much power to get an EV started so you don't have to spend much.

Buy on Amazon: UKUSA

Quicklynks Battery Monitor II

Monitor your car's 12-volt battery

I'd recommend this to everyone with a car!

I think my 12-volt battery is kaput so this device was recommended to me so I could log the voltage and see what was going on. So easy to set-up and use with a surprisingly good app!

Buy on Amazon: UKUSA

LELink^2 OBD dongle

Look inside your EV

There's a lot going on inside your EV. If the battery isn't warm enough (or if it's too hot) then charge rates will slow down. Wouldn't it also be good to find out your battery health?

By plugging one of these into your OBD port, you can find out a whole manner of different things. There are loads of OBD dongles available but this is one of the few that works with Leaf Spy (iOS, Android). I also use it with Car Scanner ELM (iOS, Android) and A Better Route Planner (iOS, Android).

Buy on Amazon: UKUSA


Keep your car clean

I'm really not the kind of person that cares about the car getting overly dirty, but this time it seemed essential.

When selling IONIQ 5, I had no idea how long it'd take to sell. I didn't want to show a dirty car, and also didn't want to keep cleaning it. This car cover turned out to be a fantastic solution!

Buy on Amazon: UKUSA