The 2018 Car Pro Holiday Gift Guide For The Car Enthusiast
Amy Plemons | December 14, 2018
tís time for the Car Pro Holiday Gift Guide, full of ideas to give the favorite car lover in your life this year. From a dashcam and car vacuum to made to order floor mats and a handy vehicle diagnostic tool to a collectible Lego set and gumball machine, there is something for every car lover on your list.
Thinkware F800 Pro Dashcam: $299.99
Buy From If the driver on your gift list is as tech lover, a dashcam is a good way to go. They are getting more mainstream here in the U.S. and can come in handy in a number of situations. They can record vehicle surroundings when youíre not in the car and in the unfortunate event of accident they can record the incident. Premium basic dashcams can run you over $100 and give you Wifi and GPS features and more. This $110 one from Pioneer can GPS your location and has a night mode. There are also higher priced $199 HD dual camera options like this one from Vantrue. It films in front of the vehicle as well as inside and if the car is parked it uses motion detection to start recording. Another higher priced dual camera option is the Thinkware F800 Pro. Itís sleek and compact, but doesnít have a screen. Instead you view the picture on your smartphone. It has Super Night Vision and there are driver assist features, too. Built-in GPS even gives you red light/speed camera alerts.
Dyson V7 Car + Boat Handheld Vacuum Cleaner: $239.99
Buy From The gift for someone who likes to keep a spotless vehicle: the Dyson V7 Car + Boat handheld compact vacuum cleaner. Itís a vacuum with a host of cleaning tools designed to please the most obsessive compulsive neat-freak. Dyson says the compact vacuum cleaner can last up to 30 minutes between charges. It also comes with a car charger.
Porsche 911: 50 Years Hardcover Book: $38
Buy From The Porsche 911 just entered its 8th-generation so what better time to give the Porsche lover in your life the 911ís iconic history. Theyíll get an in-depth look at 911 models and get some background on Porscheís history. The new 911 hits the road next summer here in the US.
Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron: $349.95
Buy From We know what youíre saying, a $350 lego set? Well itís not just any LEGO set itís a two-foot collectable model of a Bugatti Chiron. Developed in partnership with Bugatti Automobiles, itís created with 3599 pieces and features a classic duo-tone blue color scheme. The cool thing about is the moving parts. The 1:8 scale race car model features an active rear wing, 8-speed gearbox with paddle gear shift, W16 engine, steering wheel, suspension and spoked rims.
Mustang Ion Audio Bluetooth Speaker: $113.95
The gift for the Mustang lover in your life because is just looks cool. Itís a wireless boombox with Bluetooth connectivity, two 3Ē woofers, rear-firing passive radiator for deep bass, AM/FM analog tuner, and rechargeable battery.
Ram Gumball Machine: $144.95
Credit: Ram Trucks
Ok, who doesnít want a gumball machine? This one is officially licensed by Ram. Itís machine perfect for any garage, office or man cave and can be used for other treats as well.
CalTrend Custom Seat Covers: Starting from $119.80+
Buy From You wonít find a better reputation for high-quality custom seat covers than those from CalTrend, a product endorsed by Car Pro Show host Jerry Reynolds. With more than 20 years in the business, CalTrend is a leading provider of neoprene, leather, faux leather, Hawaiian, camo and neosupreme custom seat covers for cars, trucks SUVís. It carries covers for Ford, Chevy, Toyota, Honda and Jeep. Seats are made to order using state of the art technology and equipment, plus there is a 2-year warranty on every order. There is a special Car Pro discount code at checkout, use discount code CARPROS. Prices of the NeoPrene Seat Covers pictured above run $199.80 Ė $359.80.
ExactMats: Prices Vary
Buy From ExactMats are a product purchased by Car Pro Show host Jerry Reynolds, who has a set of these in every car he owns. They are clear and laser-cut to fit right on top of your factory-carpeted mats, which can cost over $200 to replace. They also donít slide. You can simply wipe them off if they get dirty, but your factory mats are 100% protected. ExactMats is running a 12 days of Christmas Giveaway on their website from now until December 23 so you can enter to win a free set of mats for your vehicle.
Automatic Pro: $109.99
Buy From Does your friend need to keep track of his or her miles? The Automatic Pro will do that and then some. It will do trip logging, business tagging, fill-up logging, live vehicle tracking and even track parking. Plus, it provides engine light diagnostics.
Autel AutoLink AL319 OBD2 Scanner: $34.88
Buy From The Autel AutoLink is a nifty device for a DIY car mechanic. The diagnostic tool works on all 1996 and newer vehicles. It connects to a carís OBD-II port to provide vehicle diagnostics and tons of performance stats. It can even detect what is causing an engine light to turn on.
Jabra Tour Bluetooth In-Car Speakerphone: $54.28
Buy From Canít afford a new car with Bluetooth technology that hooks up to your smartphone? Your gift recipient wonít need one with this gadget. The Jabra Tour helps you stay connected while on the road. It connects to your smartphone over Bluetooth so they can have high-definition hands-free voice conversations in the car. Just pair to a smartphone and place the Jabra Tour on the sun visor. It offers up to 20 hours of talk time and can last 45 days on standby.
3M Headlight Restoration Kit: $10.48
Buy From Cloudy headlights are a safety hazard. Just ask the researchers at AAA who just released a study that found that clouded or yellowed headlights generate only 20 percent of the amount of light that new headlights do, leading to dangerous nighttime driving conditions. This kit from 3M will help the gift recipient get their headlights in better and safer shape.