Gift Guide for Gearheads

Buying for the car nut in your life? Searching for a gift with an automotive theme? You’ve come to the right place!

If you’re not a car nut yourself, shopping for one can be intimidating. Many would-be gift givers opt for something less “technical”. Like a necktie. But fear not! We can help you find a cool gift for your favorite gearhead that will be the automotive highlight of their holiday!

Meguiar’s Complete Car Kit
It’s driveway nirvana with this comprehensive ensemble from the leaders in shine— Meguiar. The G55032 kit includes all the shampoo, wax, scratch remover, a detailer and washing mitts you’ll need for professional results.

Pays for itself before you’ve even finished!

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Perfect Life Heated Ice Scraper
Don’t just scrape the ice… ATTACK the ice!

This 12-volt powered ice scraper features a built-in heating element, LED light and squeegee. Just plug into your cigarette light socket and let her rip! The heating element makes scraping ice and frost easier, plus the ergonomic handle makes the chore less of a struggle. A 15-foot power cord allows you to attack ice on all your windows.

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Comfy Creeper Seat
A man’s garage is his castle. And you can’t work on stuff in your castle if you don’t have an awesome work stool!

This ATD Pneumatic Creeper Seat easily adjusts from 16″ to 21″ for extra comfort and versatility. Built on a heavy-duty steel frame with high-density foam seat, easy-access magnetic storage tray and it rolls smoothly on 2 1/2″ ball bearing swivel casters. If it moves- chrome it. If it doesn’t move… sit on it!

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Actron CP9599 U-Scan OBD II Code Scanner
Actron CP9599 U-Scan OBD II and CAN Code ScannerFear no Check Engine light again. Ever.

Since 1996 cars in the US have been equipped with this Onboard Diagnostics- or OBD. Apparently the first versions sucked because today all we see are OBD II. Who knows? What’s cool about it is you can decipher what tripped that annoying Check Engine light. Simple code scanners will beep out a series of cryptic numbers. But the U-Scan talks to your smartphone or tablet. Bottom line: no deciphering required!

You can wirelessly read trouble codes, identify the code and reset your Check Engine light. But the coolest thing is you can drive around with this thing on and monitor your car’s performance in realtime. No more wondering, no more guessing, no more sleepless nights! The U-Scan works on all 1996 and newer vehicles. App available for iOS and Andorid.

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Garmin Nuvi 2597
Stop squinting! This is one of the sleekest GPS receivers on the market. Ultra-thin and portable, like a smartphone, but packed with features no phone can touch. And it’s a full 5″ screen!

Garmin nüvi 2597LMT 5-Inch Bluetooth Portable Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps and TrafficAdd free traffic updates and maps for life and you not only have an ultra cool navigation unit— you’ve got the ultimate gift for a gearhead! The latest Garmin Nuvis feature a widescreen display specifically designed for driving enthusiasts and packed with features. Smart and good-looking, this uniquely personal navigator comes with advanced routing capabilities and lifetime maps and traffic options. There’s no subscription necessary, no added costs, no cell tower needed— the nüvi 2597 just does it. This model also features turn-by-turn directions with optional voice commands, 3D navigation, integrated MP3 player, Bluetooth stereo connectivity, hands-free calling and spoken voice commands. All in all it makes this Garmin one of the baddest GPS receivers on the market.

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