10 Most Romantic Valentine's Day Car Gifts for Your Guy Under $100
As women, we’re not really looking for a Valentine’s gift that came from a store’s automotive aisle. To a man, on the other hand, it can be a total turn-on. "You can bet a guy loves his car, and quite possibly more than he loves you, so if you get him something that will help take care of his baby, you’ll definitely score points with him," Autobytel Editor Chris Bormann says.
So spare yourself the effort of putting together the most romantic and sweetest gift ever ("I don’t save, nor do I care about, any of that stuff," Bormann says), and use this guide to give your man what he really wants–at least just for this one day.
Car Wash Kit
Give your man everything he needs to make his car clean and sparkly from head to toe. Make it an even more enticing gift by offering to take care of the first wash.
Meguiar's Gold Class Wash & Wax Kit - $63.99 www.oreillyauto.com
Headlight Restoration Kit
One thing all guys can't stand is yellowing, filmy headlights. “I hate dull, nasty headlights; I want my headlights nice and clean!” says Autobytel Editor Tuner Tom, who recently purchased his own kit.
3M Headlight Restoration Kit - $19.99 www.pepboys.com
Help out your guy even more and refer him to our video demonstration of the product.
Diagnostic Scan Tool
Instead of making a costly trip to the auto shop whenever the check engine light goes on, your man can troubleshoot the problem himself with his own diagnostic scan tool. And the best part of the deal is that he can use the money he saved to take you to dinner.
INNOVA 3100 Diagnostic Scan Tool/Code Reader - $98.73 www.amazon.com
With all the energy your guy spends on his car, help him protect it from the harsh elements. What’s more romantic than looking out for your man’s most prized possession?
Coverite Aerotech Car Cover - $79.99 www.pepboys.com
Mechanics Tool Set
Give a man a good set of tools, and he’ll get excited. “It’s like girls and makeup,” says Autobytel Editor Tuner Tom. “We love tools, because tools get stuff done!” Enough said.
Craftsman 165-Piece Mechanics Tool Set - $89.99 www.sears.com
Having jumper cables is one thing, but equipping your man with his own jump starter ensures that he doesn’t have to rely on the goodwill of strangers to give him a start. That also means he’ll be able to get home to you that much quicker.
Stanley 500-Amp Jump Starter with Compressor - $79.99 wal-mart.com
Keep your man accident-free with this backup camera, which lets him see where he’s parking his rear. The rest of the time, you can watch it for him.
Pyle Audio 7" LCD Video Monitor with Mount Rearview Backup Color Camera - $78.61 wal-mart.com
You might find it hard pressed to find your man voluntarily vacuuming around the house. But when it comes to his car…again, his car is his baby, and he likes his baby clean.
Vacmaster 5 gal. Wall Mount Portable Wet/Dry Vacuum - $99.00 www.homedepot.com
Help your guy stay under the radar while he’s driving with this handy tool that allows him to track whether his speed is being monitored by the authorities. Staying out of trouble will keep his car a safe, happy place. Just be sure to check your state's laws regarding usage before buying; nothing strains a relationship like a ticket!
Cobra RadarLaser Detector - $97.99 www.bestbuy.com
Give your man a certificate to get his baby pampered. Akin to a spa day for us ladies, he’ll love seeing his car coming out looking refreshed, rejuvenated, and 5 years younger.
Go to your local auto detailer and you'll be able to find some type of detailing package for $100 or less.
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