Source | Christian Buehner
Holiday shopping for family and friends can be challenging, especially when the person getting the gift is incredibly passionate about cars, and you may not know nearly as much. There are so many options, and sometimes hearing them talk might sound like a different language, but you really want to get them something they'll love this year. If you find yourself wandering the aisles at your local Advance Auto Parts, this list is for you. It's always a good idea to start with the basics. These five products are all priced under $100 and will truly excite the gearheads in your life.
Detailing Products: $10 - $30
One thing every enthusiast can never have enough of is detailing products! Whether it's a ceramic coat car wash or some quick detailing spray, having everything you need to give your car the best wash possible is always something that will thrill anyone who wants to keep their ride looking fresh. Most detail kits include a car wash soap, microfiber mitt and towels, a bucket for soap and water, and a chamois or absorbing towel for drying. You can always add quick detail sprays for $20 or less for the perfect showroom shine. Impress your enthusiast with a clay-bar kit. It's the best product for a deep detail without getting into power tools.
For your loved ones who like getting their hands dirty but don't always have the right tools for the job, one of the best things you can get is a perfectly sized tool kit for garage projects or a quick fix. Equipped with you'd need for basic repairs, this DieHard roadside kit has 73 pieces with nine different tools, from pliers to screwdrivers and wrenches. It's all neatly organized in a carry case and perfect for throwing in the trunk or backseat just in case anything ever goes wrong. Paired with a jack and breaker bar, the DIYer in your life will have the essentials to get started wrenching.
Something that every DIYer dreams about is a way to speed up their work in the garage. The best equipment for this is to switch to air-powered tools with the help of an air compressor. Air tools use compressed air to increase the speed and torque of tools, allowing you to get jobs done easier and quicker. Air compressors are usually quite expensive, but an option like the Briggs & Stratton Air Compressor is an incredible value at $90. This air compressor makes your work easier, and its compact size also saves space in your garage for more tools or projects.
A good jack is the first thing anyone needs to work on their ride. Many cars come with jacks from the factory, but these are often risky to use and can easily collapse if not operated properly. For this reason, it's always good to have a solid base hydraulic jack, no matter what projects you're taking on, whether it's a quick wheel change or something more complex. Sometimes jacks are a hundred dollars or more. However, this DieHard 2.5 Ton Hydraulic Trolley Jack is powerful enough to lift an entire Dodge Charger yet can do the job without breaking the bank or your project car's jack points. Not only is it powerful and durable, but it's also small and easy to maneuver around the garage, making it easy to store in your car or garage and get it out when you need it.
Let's say your favorite car enthusiast already has a well-stocked garage or has their eye on something for a specific project. What's a gift-giver to do? We recommend an Advance Auto Parts Gift Card, perfect for shopping at Advance Auto Parts in store or online, where they'll find a wide variety of parts and accessories. From oil change kits to alternators and more, your local Advance Auto Parts can set up your loved ones with precisely what they want.
For more gift ideas, there are plenty of other options that will excite even the most hard-to-impress enthusiast or DIYer in your life. Stop by your local Advance Auto Parts and ask a knowledgeable Team Member for gift-giving advice, or any other DIY questions you have. We hope this list has given you a few ideas and made your holiday shopping a little easier.