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10 COOL Gifts for the Car Lover in Your Life

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decorated christmas tree with gifts for car nut underneathCar lover. Car nut.  Car geek.  There are a million different terms for the car lover in your life, all of which can leave you at a loss for what to get for the gift recipient who loves their car more than themselves.  That’s why we’ve compiled a list of gifts for the car lover in your life, put together by car lovers for car lovers.

Floor mats

Help your car lover’s beloved stay pristine with new floor mats.  Be selective about your purchase; not just any floor mates are good enough for your car lover.  Instead, look for mats that are specially measured and manufactured for their “baby.”

No more cold concrete floors

When the temperatures drop, even the biggest car lover appreciates a few months of NOT having to lay on those freezing concrete floors.  Give your car lover a gift certificate for oil changes and other work this winter—done by a mechanic they trust—so they don’t have to freeze working on their car.

Good detail

Give your car lover the gift that keeps giving: a quality car detailing.  If you want to get rid of the scuff that you left on their car (and stop hearing about it), give them a gift certificate to give their baby the deep cleaning they feel it deserves.

Snow tires

If your car lover has to drive their “baby” in the snow, a good set of snow tires ensures that your car lover and their vehicle arrive in one piece during one of our Wisconsin snow storms.  Contact your local tire shop for new tires; all you have to do is figure out how to gift wrap them.

Good wax

If your car lover is like most, he or she loves to give their “baby” a regular wash and wax.  Find out their favorite car wash kit and wax on the sly or ask around for the best car wash and wax kit around.  Only the best wash and wax is going to be good enough for their love.

Headlights

Not just any headlights are going to do for the car lover in your life.  If your car lover hasn’t upgraded their car lighting, shop for LED lamps that give better visibility and use less energy.  Be prepared when you start shopping; you’ll be amazed by the selection of bulbs on the market.

Roadside assistance

Heaven forbid your car lover’s set of wheels breaks down, but if they do give them the gift of a helping hand so they can get back on the road. 

Remote start

If your car lover can’t wait to get behind the wheel every morning, make it a warm steering wheel.  Purchase an aftermarket remote start system that can get their car going even on the coldest Wisconsin mornings.

Battery charger 

Even the most carefully maintained vehicle can be brought down by a failing or subpar car battery.  To help your car lover out of the garage, buy a quality battery charger.

Tools

No one appreciates a good set of tools like a car lover.  From a set of wrenches to a good flashlight, your self-proclaimed car nut appreciates a good tool as much as you enjoy a ride in their much-loved ride.

5 Car Gift Ideas That Leaves You and Your Car Purring

holiday gift that can keep the car on the roadWhether your gift recipient is a new driver, new car owner, college student, young parent, or the person who has everything, the best holiday gift may not always be a new sweater. Have you considered getting them a gift for their car? Yes, that’s right, we’re talking about giving the gift that’ll keep them on the road, and their “baby” in top shape.

Oil changes for a year

If your gift recipient is local, give them an added bonus: take their car in for oil changes for them, or do the oil changes for them at their (or your) home. For a more distant gift recipient, such as a college student, give them a gift certificate to a shop so they don’t have to worry about the expense.

Transmission fluid flush

Many car owners don’t get a flush of their transmission fluid because they don’t have the money or time, even though their car regularly and desperately needs it. While you can’t help them with time, you can get a gift certificate for the flush—making both them and their car happy, and preventing an expensive transmission failure.

Tires

tires for car giftsYour tires are your primary contact with the road, making them vitally important when road conditions are wet or slippery. If you have a gift recipient who hasn’t thought of it, or just can’t afford them, give them (and yourself) peace of mind. Buy them a set of tires if they don’t know how to select the right tires, or get them a gift certificate to aid with the purchase.

Snow tires

Have a friend or family member that hates to drive in the snow? Someone who doesn’t want to leave their garage when the weather forecast includes a winter storm? If your gift recipient doesn’t have a choice but to venture out in the snow, help them get a set of snow tires. Snow tires can’t keep your friend or family member from going out in the snow, but they can give the security and traction your gift recipient needs to take on that forecasted polar vortex—and all the snow that comes with it.

Good detail

If you have a gift recipient who doesn’t let anyone eat in their car, or lets everyone eat in their car, a good car detail is the perfect holiday present. Do your research to find a reputable car detailer so you don’t get “taken to the cleaners” as well.