Hunting for a gift for the car-lover with everything? We have you covered.
Lying on your back on cold concrete gets old pretty fast. This scissor lift will lift a car or truck plenty high to work on the suspension, brakes or body, even inside most residential garages.
Swift Hitch Portable Back-Up Camera
Make one-person trailer hookup easy with a portable backup camera. Simply magnetically affix the camera to your tailgate and view the action from the driver’s seat on the handheld 2.5-inch color screen. It even has night vision.
GearWrench Ratcheting Box Wrenches
Who wants to deal with sockets in tight places? This seven-piece set of SAE ratcheting combination wrenches needs as little as 5 degrees to move a fastener, versus 30 degrees for standard box-end wrenches. And it’s virtually impossible to round a fastener using one of these chrome-plated tools, which come in seven standard sizes.
Stanley Portable Battery Jump-Starter
Stop worrying about dead batteries. With 500 amps of continuous power (and up to 1000 amps of peak power), the Stanley J5C09 Jump Starter can get your car, truck, boat or RV back in service. You can even inflate your tires with the 120-psi air compressor, and a powerful LED illuminates the dark spaces where batteries typically reside. This jump-starter includes a 120-volt AC charger that lets you recharge from a standard household extension cord.
It won’t turn off your Check Engine light, but this easy-to-use gadget will capture a trouble code, then take you to a website that explains your problem in plain English—and suggests solutions specific to your vehicle.
Accutire Digital Pressure Gauge
Maintaining the right tire pressure lengthens tire life, saves fuel and enhances safety. Check yours every month. We use this digital tire pressure gauge that we’ve found is as accurate as much high-priced models.
GoLink iPod Cable
This cable, your Apple handheld device and a free app provide a picture of your car’s computer. Users can check and rest trouble codes, monitor various parameters and diagnose problems.
Snell SA2010 Helmet
Price: $250 to 1000
The Snell foundation has updated its helmet specification, and the new lids are just now becoming available. Many racing organizations require either SA2010 or SA2005, so check the rules before heading to the track.
Piloti Driving Shoes
Price: $$75 to $180
Piloti may be Italian for racing drivers, but even amateur driving enthusiasts will appreciate the rounded heels on these shoes that facilitate a well-executed heel-and-toe downshift. Prices range from $75 for the original Spyder to $180 for the Corsa, a professional racing shoe that’s available in suede with a fire-resistant Nomex liner.
Craftsman Cordless Impact Driver
The 19.2-volt motor in the C3 impact wrench weighs just four and a half pounds, but it really packs a punch, developing 200 lb-ft of torque, and generating up to 3000 impacts per minute. It breaks through even the tightest lug nuts.
Whether it’s on your motorcycle, snowmobile, boat or bicycle, this weatherproof GPS keeps you on course. With real-time weather, Bluetooth and XM satellite radio built-in, it’s also a great gadget for use in your car.
Eastwood Glass Polishing Kit
Don’t put up with a scratched or sandblasted, pitted windshield. This kit will let you and a drill polish your windshield back to its original glossy finish.
WeatherTech Floor Mats
Price: $100 and Up
These days, it’s hard to find anything that’s not made in China. What’s interesting about MacNeil Automotive—maker of WeatherTech all-weather floor mats—is not the fact that it supplies floor mats to all three German automakers, but that its products are entirely made in America. MacNeil not only designs and manufactures its products in the good old U.S.A,, it sources its rubber compounds, and most of its machinery, from North America.
Ram Drink Cup Mount
Okay, the drink cup is great for caffeine addicts, but Ram Mounts also makes one of these articulated mounts adaptable to virtually any vehicle and any device you might need ready at hand.
This easily installed device maintains seatbelt tension, which holds the driver in place. You’d be surprised how much something so simple can improve your driving. It also enhances the safety of kids in booster seats.
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