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Gift Ideas For A Gearhead Dad! (Father’s Day Special)

By on June 10, 2016

Father’s day is just around the corner, and we bet that just like us, you’re struggling to find that perfect gift for dad.  If your dad passed on his love of cars and tinkering to you then show your appreciation with these budget-friendly suggestions:

 

  1. OBDII Scan Tool

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Newer cars are more complex than ever. Help Dad figure out what that check engine light really means with a slick code reader/scanner. Just plug this into the OBD port of any 1996 and later car to find out what’s really going on. Some tools allow for service resets, data logging and more.

Buy it here: http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sku/Equus/Scan_Tool/E203100.html

 

2. Peak PBF11PM Wrench – Flare Nut

 

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Instead of borrowing dad’s tools, why not give him some that he can really use? With their ratcheting ends, these wrenches get into tight places that a socket set can’t reach. Get him a set of metric and SAE while you are at it!

Buy it here: http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sku/Univ/Peak/Wrench/PEAPBF11PM.html

 

3. Rampage Wireless Back-Up Camera

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You finally convinced dad to ditch the flip phone and join the smart phone club. Now he can hook up a trailer solo while watching his favorite mobile device with this compact wireless camera. Its magnetic feet stick anywhere and send still pictures and videos directly to your screen via a free app.

Buy it here: http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sku/Univ/Rampage/Back_Up_Camera/R927710.html

 

4. Trail Can Tool Box

 

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Here’s a cool tool box dad will love. Looks like a standard Jerry can and can accommodate the basic tools needed for a road trip. Dads love functional gifts!

Buy it here: http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sku/Univ/Rampage/Tool_Box/R9286619.html

 

5. Performance Tire Pressure Gauge

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The correct tire pressure saves gas and makes your tires and suspension last longer. Dad always said that you should check your tire pressures at least once a month, so make it easy for him with this digital tire pressure gauge. It’s as accurate as the deluxe models at a fraction of the price.

Buy it here: http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sku/Univ/Performance_Tool/Tire_Pressure_Gauge/PFTW9107.html

 

6. Headlight Restoration Kit

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Here’s an easy way to help dad keep the polycarbonate headlight lenses on the Buick looking clear and good as new. This comprehensive kit includes all of the elements required to clean up a pair of headlights and make dad’s car look good as new.

Buy it here: http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sku/Univ/Meguiars/Lens_Restoration_Kit/MEGG3000.html

 

7. WeatherTech Rubber Floor Mats

 

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Dad taught you to take care of your car and keep it looking good. These all-Weather Floor Mats will make dad proud by keeping rain, sand, mud, snow and sleet off your carpets. Custom mats are designed specifically to fit your vehicle using factory anchor points to secure the mat to the floor for safety.

Buy it here: http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sku/Weathertech/Floor_Mats/W24W20TN.html

 

8. Weego Portable Jumpstarter

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Everyone knows dad loves a good gadget and this one has all of the features a top-of-the-line jumpstarter has. Small, light, and powerful and includes a built-in LED flashlight/strobe. This handy package will jumpstart your truck and charge your phone in a pinch! Its like a swiss army knife for your emergency power needs.

Buy it here: http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sku/Univ/Weego/Jump_Starter/WE9JS181.html

 

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