Dog lovers who like road trips, Moms who want clean cars, and Millennials who rely on subscription services will appreciate these thoughtful, affordable holiday gift suggestions provided by your Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals (NARPRO).
Doggone Good Idea
- Hit the road with Fido and don’t worry about paws scratching your seats. There are a variety of car seat protectors on the market, including a 2-pack by Drive Auto Products that are heat-resistant with a non-slip backing.
- Prices range based on product and retail/online locations. Quality 2-packs are available for under $30
- Move over cardboard pine trees. The next generation of automotive air fresheners has arrived. GentScents is a subscription service that uses essential and fragrance oils soaked into cedar air fresheners that attach to steel clips on visors.
- Prices start at $8.00 per month.
Cheap and Clean
- Moms aren’t the only ones who will appreciate the gift of cleanliness. Keep trash off the floor and seats by using a trash bin designed for your specific needs. There’s a variety available including The Drive Bin, a waterproof bin with a quick-clip strap that secures to a headrest.
- Prices start as low as $5.
- Say goodbye to clear rubber and invest in high-quality floor mats to protect your car’s carpet. Textile mats, like GGBAILEY All-Season, trap liquids and dirt
- Prices range from $20 to $100’s based on products and retail/online locations.
Ready for Anything
- Professional rescuers helped design the Victorinox Swiss Army RescueTool. It features a seatbelt cutter, window breaker and disc saw to cut through shatterproof glass in emergencies. The Swiss Army knife has 13 functions, including a Phillips screwdriver, bottle opener, toothpick and tweezers.
- Price: $86 on manufacturer’s website.
NARPRO (Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals)
The Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals (NARPRO) helps car owners find skilled and honest car repair shops. NARPRO only recommends independent, family-owned, full-service auto repair shops that have passed 26 rigorous tests. Visit www.NARPRO.com to find recommended shops near work or home. NARPRO is the easiest way to find an honest mechanic in the Valley.