1) Cell Phone Dashboard or Air Vent Mount
In addition to being unsafe, it is frustrating to attempt to answer calls, change your music, or check the G.P.S on your cell phone when it is positioned in the cupholder. For the drivers in your life, consider a good cell phone mount for their dash or air vents, including:
- Jarmon Universal | CD Player Mount | $10-15
- WinnerGear Montar | Windshield Mount | $30
- Vogue Tech Cell Phone Holder | Dashboard (Horizontal) | $10-15
- WizGear Universal Magnetic | Air Vent | $5-10
- iOttie Easy One Touch 3 | Dashboard (Vertical) | $25
There are a number of mount styles and brands, so you might do well to ask a few questions before making the plunge.
2) Gift Certificate for Vehicle Maintenance
From amateur admirers, to professional drivers, car enthusiasts know the value of proper vehicle maintenance throughout the life of their automobiles. Consider gifting the car-lover in your life with free oil changes, tire rotations, and other basic vehicle maintenance, so they can enjoy the open road worry-free. Make sure you choose a shop they can trust with their beloved vehicle(s).
3) Flashlight, Tool Kit, Jumper Cables
A great gift for teenagers, to grown up automobile restoration artists, everyone needs a good tool kit, flashlight, and jumper cables. Make sure the tool kit includes allen wrenches and ratchets. Consider a flashlight that doubles as a lamp. The more portable and storable in a vehicle these gifts are, the better for the recipient.
4) Car Seat Cover/Warmer/Massager
From long-haul truckers, to load-road-trip-driving moms and dads, a massaging car seat cover can be just the thing to make lengthy drives more pleasant. These cushions usually range from $50-70 and plug into a vehicle’s electric charger port.
5) A Great Road Trip
Everyone remembers the Price is Right showcase showdowns, where each potential prize stitched together a theme that culminated in one, magnificent gift. For the enthusiast in your life, a combination of these gifts might culminate in the gift of a great road trip. From Asheville, consider heading west toward Yellowstone National Park by way of the Badlands in South Dakota, and the Rocky Mountains and incredible parks of Montana.
Regardless of whether you are driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, or the Pacific Crest Highway, make sure your vehicle is well-maintained. At RetroLube, we perform oil changes, tire rotations, and all manner of automobile maintenance on a variety of cars.