What to Get Dad – 2012 Automotive Father’s Day Gift Guide
Father’s day is quickly approaching. What do you get the old man? No more ties, please. How about something for his truck? Here is a list of fun gift ideas.
Many people think car gauges are only for street, drag and oval track racing car owners. Yet, every truck owner has a little drag racer inside of him screaming to let him out. So, give him a cool gauge for his truck. From a universal set of gauges to something simple – like a transmission temp gauge – AutoMeter is the name brand to trust. Gauges start at as little as $50, and wiring them up is pretty easy.
Alright, we get that it isn’t that sexy of a gift, but it has Dad’s practicality in mind. This auto-dimming rear view mirror minimizes keeps often blinding daytime reflections and it reduces night time glare. Look Dad’s do a lot of driving from day-to-day work trips to long car trips. This auto-dimming mirror will keep the glare down, reduce eye strain and help him keep his eyes on the road. Plus, you can get them with a temperature gauge and compass built in. Starting at $175.
Nothing is worse than having your truck’s dash get cracked or damaged due to the sunlight. It’s not like you can easily just pull the dash out and replace it. Before it gets too bad and causes Dad some grief. Get a dashboard cover. These covers have come a long way from their early renditions. They not only look great, you can add some two-tone leather style to his ride. Starting at $50.
Nowadays it seems we run the air conditioner a lot including when it is simply stuffy inside the truck. What gives? This isn’t the way it used to be. We used to roll down the windows and enjoy a summer breeze or a refreshing light rain. Not anymore. Reclaim those days with a side window deflector. These deflector will allow Dad to crack the window and bring in a cool breeze without loud sounds. This fresh air will add to his peace-of-mind as he saves money by not running the A/C. They also add some style to his truck too. Starting at $55.
Who says Dad’s truck can’t look a little rugged! Get away from the boring, factory styling and add a little “This is MY TRUCK” to your Dad’s rides. These fender flares are great at adding some styling and protection. Look at it this way, Dad will be happier with his truck and when he is happy, everybody wins! Starting at $185.
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