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Valentine's Gift Guide for Car Lovers

Updated on January 31, 2016

It's not everyone who is lucky enough to have a red sports car as the family car. Even when it's a more mundane model, it's probably still one of the bigger investments you have made, so it pays to take care of it. For some of us, it's a chore. For the car lovers among us, it's a hobby.

This is for the dedicated car lover who just wants to be sure it looks good and makes a statement about who the owner is. Perhaps he's got a sports car owner hidden away somewhere inside, but also knows what's practical.

I have to admit my own car looks like a mess, hence the red sports car photo. I've been shopping around to see what I would need to make it presentable.

Shopping for Car Lovers

You're probably not much of a car lover yourself. That's why you ended up on this gift guide in the first place, to get some help.

There's one thing that is common to all gift giving regardless of who you're shopping for. It involves forgetting about what you want and focusing on what the other person wants. Let's face it, most of us are at least a little bit selfish and it can be hard to make that mental commitment. Congratulations, you've already passed the first hurdle when you realized you needed help.

About Car Lovers

Some car lovers can recognize one obscure model from another by just a glance. To the rest of us, they look exactly alike.

Car lovers know every specification detail about a large number of cars. They know how all the components work. Some of them even do their own repairs, maintenance and modifications.

Some get together with other enthusiasts, talk about cars, share their experiences and drive cars.

Exterior Maintenance

The first thing you notice is whether it is clean or not. It's easy to take it to the car wash, but if you are serious about it and want to save a few bucks, you do it yourself. The right tools make it easy and enjoyable.


Meguiar's G55012 Classic Wash & Wax Kit
Meguiar's G55012 Classic Wash & Wax Kit

Kits are usually a good deal; cheaper than buying the items individually. Of course, there's always a possibility you get to buy stuff you don't really need, so choose carefully.



Waxing is for long-term maintenance.

Interior Maintenance

First thing you notice is whether the floor is clean or not. Simply vacuuming makes a big difference, but cleaning carpets and seats also helps.

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    • DeborahDian profile image

      Deborah Carr 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      My husband loves cars. Great lens!

    • LynetteBell profile image

      LynetteBell 4 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      A lens for my husband, he's a car lover

    • Jo-Jackson profile image

      Jo-Jackson 4 years ago

      Nice ideas. A lot of people love their car.

    • WriterJanis2 profile image

      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      Great ideas here. Love the 49er antenna topper.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      Great ideas here. Love the 49er antenna topper.

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      webmavern 4 years ago

      Some great products here! A wheel brush sounds useful as cloths always get so dirty when cleaning the wheels. I also love the car!

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      Good to see a 49ers fan share the love. Also, I want that car. Blessed! :)