A lot of people are passionate about their rides and this past wanes little over the years. In reality, things only get better as you are older, as people earn more money they can invest in their beloved four-wheelers. There are many seniors out there who are passionate about their rides and here are 8 great gifts to surprise them with.
A toy model car
Every true car fan started his/her career when they were children, playing with toy cars. At first, these toys were plastic and only had the shape of a car but as they grew bigger, so did their parents started buying them pricy scaled car replicas.
The love for model cars still lingers after all the years, so a senior car enthusiast would be thrilled to get a model of the car they own in life-size. Even better, if you know what their dream car is, you get them a model of that vehicle.
A gift basket for the next road trip
Seniors not only admire their rides but they drive them often, perhaps more frequently than youngsters. A cross-country road trip is a real adventure for them that they need to prepare for in advance. You can speed up the preparations by giving them a basket that would contain all the essentials for the next road trip. From a car cellphone charger to trendy road trip tunes, the gift basket would contain all the stuff people usually forget to pack.
Complimentary car detailing
Whether a car is solid or not is determined by both what’s under the hood and the car’s exterior look. Perhaps the senior you care for can afford to repair the cars but they lack the dole to turn it into a beauty.
That’s why a car detailing voucher is a great present they will be thrilled to receive. Have no doubt that they have been planning to detail their car for ages, so this will be a dream come true for them. It’s never too late for attractive door decals!
A car wash like no other
Washing the car goes hand in hand with the detailing work. However, self-service car washes have taken over the market, as they are more affordable, making them popular with the drivers.
However, seniors shouldn’t be bothered with picking up the sponge and washing the whole car; that’s too much physical strain at their age.
Instead, you can go through local car wash services and track the best offer which would serve as a gift for the senior dear to you. Feel free to purchase the luxury package when available.
A set of jumper cables
Although jumper cables might seem mundane, they will prove a lifesaver when the car battery dies. When shopping, choose the longer version of cables, so they can be used on another vehicle.
Nearly all car enthusiasts are compassionate when they see a fellow motorist stranded by the side of the road and will stop to help. A dead car battery is a common problem but easily solves with the help of durable jumper cables.
A cute floor mat
Car lovers are often perfectionists, so they don’t want people in muddy footwear trudging through their beloved four-wheeler. This means they have floor mats but these are often boring when it comes to the looks, although they are highly functional.
If you know the model of the car the senior drives, then you can order online a set of customs mats for the car. A colorful mat (albeit featuring dark shades because of the dirt) is just what the car’s interior needs. Floor mats protect the flooring from grime, dirt, and general wear and tear.
The little things: A sunshield and a snow scraper
Floor mats aren’t that expensive or big but they can overturn the look of a car on the inside. A sunshield and a snow scraper are even smaller in size but essential during extreme weather. The pair doesn’t like a great present at first glance but every true car lover knows they are essential tools when it comes to proper car maintenance.
In summer, a good-quality sunshield will prevent the car’s interior from overheating, so the senior won’t have to cool down the car and wait several minutes before turning the ignition on. Likewise, a durable snow scraper will speed up things in winter when ice and show need to be removed fast from the windshield.
A day at the race track
Let’s face it, the typical car enthusiast isn’t interested impressed by station wagons but rather race cars and trucks. That’s why buying them tickets for a race taking place nearby is a great way to get them closer to action.
Most racing events include testing driving race cars as part of the show, so make sure the tickets come with a complimentary test drive in a Formula One car, for example. In some cases, the senior will get an opportunity to ride along with a professional race driver.
From a simple car wash to meeting the worst best race drivers, there are many great gifts for senior who is in love with automobiles. They display much more care for their beloved four-wheelers than other car owners that it would be a shame not to surprise them with a present fit for a true car enthusiast.
This guest post was graciously provided by Ron Wolf. Ron is a hobby designer and a DIY enthusiast, and, above all, a very blessed father of two. Besides that, he has a strong passion for writing. He is a featured blogger at various blogs and magazines in which he shared his research and experience with the vast online community. If he is not working he enjoys being outside with his family. Hiking, bike riding, and BBQing are always a thing for him. In the evening, he likes to watch documentaries or build something with kids in their lego corner.