Santa Claus with reindeer in a car with giftsThis holiday season, instead of filling your gift list with ugly sweaters or gift cards, help your friends and family fix up their dream cars – with some restoration work at C&L Auto Body. Whether or not that special someone loves classic cars, they will appreciate your help restoring their ride. After all; most vehicles contain dents and dings we wish we could address.

Consider these car restoration or repair gift ideas for your favorite auto enthusiast:

  • Schedule  auto body work for a friend. Maybe they were in a fender-bender and haven’t had time to head to a shop. Set them up with a reputable body shop.
  • Buy necessary parts. Ask your DIY car lover what parts they need to turn their restoration project into a their dream car.
  • Pay for engine work. It’s hard to enjoy a classic car if it doesn’t run. So even if your uncle’s Chevy is in poor condition, you could potentially get the engine running, so he could take it for a spin.classic car
  • Purchase tools. Whether it’s a complete wrench set or something a hoist, tools are always a great choice.Car repair garage, auto help service center vector with mechanic
  • Let new carpet up the ante. The pros at C&L Auto Body routinely replace old tattered vehicle carpet with material that closely matches the look and feel of the original.
  • Spring for a windshield or window replacement. Older vehicles often have chipped or foggy windows which compromise visibility. New windows can greatly improve the performance as well as appearance.New car gift.

Other gift ideas for car buffs:

  • A car cleaning kit with high-end wax and polish, leather chamois, and specially-formulated carpet soap. Cars should be cleaned regularly to remove dust and road grime and hold their value.
  • A vintage car poster or sign to hang in the garage
  • A car cover, such as the Car Jacket, which encloses the entire vehicle, to guard against dust and moisture.
  • A new epoxy coating garage floor

    Gray epoxy coated garage floor, full frame

    Believe it or not, a lot of folks would love the gift of an epoxied garage floor.

The holidays are the perfect time to help people enjoy the things they love – whether it’s a new Xbox game for your niece or a replacement windshield for your friend’s beloved 1972 Dodge Demon. The “go-to” location for auto body repair and classic restoration in the San Gabriel Valley, since 1970, C&L Auto Body is known for our attention to detail, courteous service, and fair and affordable prices. If you select C&L to repair your car, our concierge service will help make your entire auto body repair process easy on you. We will even help you make arrangements for a rental car and deal directly with your insurance company.

C&L Auto Body is owned and operated by the Buonsanti family, who strives to treat clients like family. Come by the shop 781 E San Bernardino Road in Covina, contact us via email today, call (626) 445-6630 or visit