Do you stress out when December rolls around, and you struggle to find the perfect gifts for the car lovers on your list? We feel your pain. You can only give someone so many dashboard bobbleheads and “funny” bumper stickers (My Other Car Is an [Insert Reference to Hobby of Choice] before your car enthusiast giftees will start giving you the stink eye (or, worse, asking for gift cards). But don’t despair! We’ve compiled a list of some unusual and cool gifts for your gearhead friends and family members.
Car Seat Gap Filler
Did you even know that this is a thing? It’s a thing! Car seat gap fillers fit in between the car seats and the center console to keep small items from falling into the gap and disappearing forever. If you’ve ever dropped your cell phone in between your seat and the center console of your car, you can probably appreciate the car seat gap filler. Maybe your car enthusiast will, too!
No Blind Spot Rearview Mirror
This mirror shows a 180-degree field of view that can enable the driver to see a distortion-free reflection across five lanes of traffic. Merging and changing lanes in heavy traffic becomes much safer when you can see what’s behind and beside you. We’re not saying it will help your car lover avoid getting pulled over, but it will help your car lover avoid getting pulled over! And you can feel good knowing that you’ve made them a little safer on the roads, too, by giving them a gift that will reduce their blind spots.
This might sound a little like a joke but bear with us. When you’re on a long car trip or even just driving in stop-and-go traffic, it’s essential to have comfortable footwear that lets you maneuver safely on the gas and brake. Clunky heels can get in the way, and sandals or slippers can...well...slip. It’s dangerous to drive in high heels or sandals, so some folks might think it’s safer to kick off those shoes and drive barefoot...but it’s not. If you’re looking for reviews of the best driving shoes, you can read an article that reviews the best driving shoes here. Give your driving enthusiast the right shoes to make driving more comfortable and a lot safer.
Vintage Car Horn
These trumpet-shaped horns look and sound cool if you think “AH-OO-GAH! AH-OO-GAH!” is a cool sound (we do). This seems like a particularly good gift for a Prius driver. What could be more fun than silently driving up behind or next to someone and then hitting the horn to make them jump? If this sounds funny to you, you might know a car enthusiast who would enjoy a vintage car horn.
Cordless Tire Inflator
This is a much more practical gift, but it can be a lifesaver when your car lover has a low tire and isn’t close to a gas station. An automatic cordless tire inflator can improve gas mileage and smooth out the ride, too. People don’t check their tires’ levels enough, and adding air at a gas station is not exactly fun. May we recommend a cordless tire inflator that even shuts off automatically when the proper PSI is reached?
We hope we’ve given you some great ideas for finding gifts for the car lovers on your list this year. Have you found any other cool things you’d like to share? We’d love to hear from you. This time of year, it’s always a good idea to have your car checked out to be sure you and your family will be safe on the roads around Glenview and Evanston. Cars of America would be glad to have your business. At CARS, you'll find friendly, top-notch professionals who deliver quality auto repair at affordable prices. We stand behind our repairs with a lifetime warranty. You’re welcome to stop by Cars of America in Glenview or Evanston, or visit us online at https://www.carsofamericainc.com/.