The Car Coach: Automotive Mother's Day gifts
Have you ever considered an automotive gift for Mother's Day? Consider a gift that Mom will appreciate and use every day. Lauren Fix, the Car Coach, has some ideas.
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It's time to start seriously thinking about Mother's Day. A great place to look for useful ideas is her driver's seat, especially if Mom spends a lot of time behind the wheel.
Her vehicle is her home-away-from-home and gifts that enhance her enjoyment of that second home are likely to be appreciated.
We tend to gravitate toward gifts like jewelry, a framed photo or flowers, but why not break from the expected and dress up her car? Maybe Mom’s always wanted a sunroof or a cool sound system. Her wish could come true, with the help of your local auto specialty shop or service dealer.
Beyond the obvious gifts such as seat covers or floor mats, your mother might appreciate having her damaged steering wheel replaced with one that's stylish, possibly even leather-covered. A sun-damaged and faded dash could be repaired, replaced, or recovered to upgrade the interior. How about a GPS navigation system, remote starter, or satellite radio?
Security devices such as a remote keyless entry or alarm systems are also popular add-ons, as are custom wheels or wheel covers. Most women are interested in safety and appearance-enhancing accessories as opposed to performance related upgrades. These gifts can be surprisingly inexpensive.
If you are looking for a safer, smarter way to hold her purse or shopping bags, look for a hook that hangs on front or back of her car’s front seats. Nets for shopping bags are great gift items too.
Right on the heels of Mother's Day, of course, is Father's Day, with additional categories of gifts to consider: special tools, custom rims, window tinting, or sound system enhancements, to name a few. Gifts for vehicles are always well received and the variety of innovative products never stops growing.
For ideas and prices, visit your auto supply store, service dealer, specialty shop or automotive websites.