Gifts For Car Enthusiasts
WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- The Car Coach Lauren Fix gives us a sneak preview of some gifts and gadgets for car lovers that are brand new this season, and will keep them safe.
And, there are some affordable options that are sure to make your gift giving list.
Who-Rae GPS Maplock, $50. Locks to protect your GPS. Even if you remove the device from the windshield, and store it out of sight, the telltale suction cup marks on the glass are an open invitation for unscrupulous passers-by to break into your car to try to find your GPS in the glove compartment. Who-Rae's Maplock cables your portable GPS to the steering wheel, preventing thieves from smashing your window to look for it.
Flare Alert, $11.95. LED light source is safer and smarter than a flare. This innovative alternative to dangerous incendiary flares. And, they're green, too.
Black and Decker Simple Start, $50 and up. You'll no longer have to panic being stranded by the side of the road in the dark of night with a drained car battery. In fact, you won't even have to get out of your car to give your battery a boost with jumper cables. Simply insert the Simple Start's DC adapter into any of the car's 12-volt DC or cigarette lighter outlets and wait several minutes. A boost indicator LED and audible beep lets you know when your battery is charged and ready to start.
TireBuyer.com. Save hundreds of dollars on tires for your car. And, in most cases, delivery is free.
Sylvania SilverStar Ultra Headlight Bulbs, $39.99 for 2. Car Coach Lauren Fix says these bulbs are up to 50 percent brighter and increases down road visibility by up to 40 percent and side road visibility up to 50 percent when compared to worn standard bulbs. The bulbs really help improve stopping distance and reaction time.
Extended Life Royal Purple Oil Filters, $14 each or buy filter and oil for $49.99. A filter that saves you money because it last longer and requires less oil changes. In fact, you'll only have to change your oil every 10, 000 to 12,000 miles when you use synthetic oil too.