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Gadgets You Never Knew You Needed: Cool Car Accessories

By (view all posts by ChuckG)
at 8:59AM Monday December 13, 2010
under Shop Smarter

Men have two loves, their mates and their cars. They love spending time on their cars. Washing, detailing and buying accessories for their cars as a woman would buy accessories for her outfit.

This holiday season there are a few car gadgets you could wrap as a gift and place under the Christmas tree.
Sonic Scrubber is a detailing tool that allows you to get the grime out of hard to reach places on a car. It's a little noisy and vibrates but does an excellent job of cleaning the grime out of the tire wheels. Super savings gift idea at just under $15.

While we are on the subject of tires, he'll need to check the tire pressure with a tire gauge that's accurate and reliable like the Accutire Digital Tire Gauge and Flashlight Combo. The flashlight is a nice addition in case the tires look low while he's out at night. Great stocking stuffer gift idea priced at under $20.

Safety is an issue when it comes to driving out on the road. Rearview mirrors don't always show what's back there, but with a Panoramic Rearview Mirror he'll be able to see the blind spots. Just clip it onto the car's rear view mirror and he's good to go. The mirror's flat glass surface helps reduce headlight glare. It's a cool gadget holiday gift idea at around $20.

Of course, detailing a car or buying accessories for it won't be of much value if the car isn't running well. What he needs is a car doctor. Not a real doctor but a Car MD. When that pesky little light "check car engine" light comes on, he can pull out this car gadget and it will read the trouble codes. Then it will take you to a website that lets him know exactly what's going on with his baby--uh, I mean his car. Face it ladies, a man's car is his baby, second only to your of course. This gadget MD is priced at $70.

These are cool holiday gift ideas and once he uses one of these car gadgets he'll ask himself…

"How did I ever live without this?"

Charli "Chuck" Gulley is a screenwriter, filmmaker and freelance writer who lives in Southern California. Quite the tomboy, she enjoys Rugby, Fencing and touch football. She's an alumnus of the prestigious screenwriter's workshop, "Writers Bootcamp." Her passion is Hollywood, anything and everything to do with filmmaking. If you don't find her on set, you can find her at the arcade playing air hockey and eating pizza.