Wondering what to get your favorite motor head this year or have a new driver in the house that won’t be close to home for your help? Here are a couple products that stood out this year as gifts that can be suited for anyone who drives or loves their automobile.
Joby: Gorillatorch Blade $59.95
The Gorillatorch Blade is the perfect flashlight to carry in your trunk for those roadside emergencies. The Blade comes equipped with a 130-Lumen high-efficiency long-lasting CREE LED, lithium-ion battery, that is recharged by either USB or AC with both adapters included, provide hours of productive, uninterrupted work. Spot and flood settings make Blade perfect for detailed tasks or illuminating a large space with a smooth 360-degree pan and 180-degree tilt allows precise illumination of the most tough-to-reach spaces. The Modular flashlight is removable from the stand to accommodate more tactical applications. Flexible, legs enable users to secure the Blade to any surface which is perfect when you don’t have an extra pair of hands around to assist in any situation.
Lemur Monitors: EconoDriver $69.95
Driving feedback accessory displays real-time fuel consumption to help you drive greener and save money. Program in the current cost of gas and it will indicate how much money you are wasting by accelerating and braking too quickly or idling too often. Installs within minutes and requires no additional tools or computer connection by simply plugging the sensor into your vehicle’s Data Port which then wirelessly relays the pertinent info to the display on the pocket-sized key fob.
PLX Devices: Kiwi Bluetooth $99.95 ($149.95 for iPhone/iPad)
Kiwi Bluetooth turns your mobile device into a powerful automotive monitoring tool. Works with your Droid, iPhone, iPad, or iTouch via the Wi-Fi Signal. Features include: Check Engine scan tool, MPG Gauges, Engine Sensors, Real time Dyno, Data Log-ging, GPS Tracking and Skid Pad. Easily installs via your car’s OBDII plug located underneath your steering column. Downloadable apps available on iTunes include Rev, Dash Command and Fuzzy Car.
AAA 121-Piece Road Trip First Aid Kit $29.99
Accidents do happen while in the car, from slamming your nail in the door, bumping your head on the way out of the backseat or stepping on a green army man left over from one of your delightful little people. The AAA road trip first aid kit has a durable hard shell design. Included in the kit are 121 pieces from Band-Aids to alcohol prep pads. A clear pocket design that is light weight and compact perfect for car, home or outdoors.
Michelin 12279 Digital Programmable Tire Gauge $29.95
The Michelin Digital Programmable Tire Gauge just might be idiot proof. It can be programmed to remember your front and rear tire pressure on its easy to read digital screen. The 0.1 PSI resolution provides accurate inflation. Easy to hold with a rubberized soft grip and die cast rugged housing for in case you drop it and a storage pouch to stash in your trunk or glove compartment.
Campbell Hausfeld 12 Volt Digital Tire Inflation System $94.99
Flat tires are just about as much fun as pulling gum out of your hair. If you haven’t splurged on never flat’s or lack the muscle to change your own tire, never fear. By keeping this trusty device in your trunk the days of being stranded or climbing under your SUV to retrieve a filthy tire are over. This inflator is ideal for inflating car, minivan, motorcycle and bike tires, as well as sports balls. Just connect it to your tire stem, dial in your desired pressure and push to start inflating. Unit automatically shuts off when it reaches your desired pressure. Plus, it comes with the accessories you need to get started. The bright digital gauge is easy to read, and you can monitor progress as the unit reaches your desired tire pressure all with a handy light for those night time fiascos.
3M Headlight Lens Restoration System $19.99
What do 2.8 million accidents, 23,000 fatal crashes and 2,300 pedestrian deaths each year, according to the Motor Vehicle Lighting Council have in common? A driver’s limited visibility. Compared to having headlight lenses commercially repaired for approximately $75-$150 or replaced for up to $1,500, the 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System costs a fraction of that price, and the entire process takes under an hour, depending on the extent of the damage by removing hazy, dull appearances. Utilize the extra muscle from a common household drill to attach to the polishing pads and you have the ability to restore two headlight lenses in your own garage.
The Absorber Synthetic Drying Chamois $14.99
Not a leather chamois nor a terry cloth towel but the Absorber just may be the best drying tool you have ever owned that is machine washable too. Made of a unique material called PVA (poly vinyl alcohol) nothing dries faster or easier. The Absorber’s one of a kind lint free, chemical resistant, sponge-like structure give the Absorber its super drying ability.
Schumacher SpeedCharge Battery Charger $63.99
Nothing is more of an inconvenience than a dead battery even with roadside assistance on your side. Carry one of these around in your trunk, and occasionally charge to prevent things like this from happening. The Schumacher SC-600A SpeedCharge is a fully automatic battery charger that uses advanced technology to charge up to twice as fast as conventional chargers. It offers 6-, 4-, and 2-amp charging modes to efficiently charge and maintain connected batteries. The 50-amp clamps are compatible with both top and side-mounted battery posts. It has an easy-to-read LED indicators show battery charge status at a glance. 50 amp clamps for top and side-mounted battery posts. The fully automatic system is able to charge motorcycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles, lawn tractors, trucks, and cars. Random acts of kindness just might follow from owning this device.
Mothers 07240 California Gold Clay Bar Paint Saving System $24.99
Mothers California Gold Clay Bar system is created to remove the particulate debris such as embedded grains of metal, tree sap, airborne environmental deposits (such as the acid rain spots), paint overspray and contaminants that washing and polishing can’t remove. Regular use provides a long last benefit to your cars paint when used before waxing. The kit includes 2 clay bars, Showtime Instant Detailer, and Microfiber towel.