Car Lover Gift IdeasIt’s that time of year again — when you shop for the car lovers in your life. We’ve got some great gift-giving ideas for 2017 to help make your auto enthusiast happy.

Windshield-Mounted Cellphone HolderHoliday Car Gift Ideas

In Southern California, where C&L Auto Body is based, it’s illegal to hold a cellphone while driving. So, if you or someone you love is still picks up a mobile phone to glance at texts or check GPS, it’s time to alter that habit. One of the best ways to do this is to install a suction-cup or air-vent car mount. Several different models, styles and colors are available at lots of different price points. So, pick whichever option you think will most discourage distracted driving.

A Dash Cam could help your insurance determine fault in an accident.

A Dash Cam could help your insurance determine fault in an accident.

Dash Cam

Like radar guns in the 1990’s, dash cams are the go-to car-related gift idea for 2017 and beyond. In the $100 range, these cameras will automatically record auto accidents, which could help you with insurance claims, because insurance companies are increasingly relying on dash cam footage to determine fault in collisions. And, on less eventful days, your recipient will enjoy the opportunity to turn fellow motorists into YouTube stars – especially those whose unsafe or rude driving habits merit media attention.



Steering Wheel CoversSteering Wheel Covers Gifts

Great for hot days which make steering wheels too hot to the touch (if you live in SoCal near C&L Auto Body), or cold days (which you could experience if you head up to the San Bernardino Mountains), these budget-friendly car-related gifts come in leather or man-made materials (which are perfect choices for your vegan friends). You might also consider eco-friendly rubber, which does not outgas as much as other materials, which produce toxic fumes for months.

Car Care Kits

Give the gift of a clean car this holiday season.

Give the gift of a clean car this holiday season.

Nothing beats a clean car! And our experience underlines the importance of maintenance. Well-maintained vehicles look new far longer than those that people leave unattended. So, for the auto lover in your life, consider picking up a portable kit or assemble one yourself, to help them keep up on maintenance. Be sure to include leather cleaner, if applicable, windshield cleaner, sponges, a bucket, soft clean rags, dash cleaner and tire form or shine, wax and glass wipes. Other ideas would include tickets to a local carwash or, better yet, a mini- or full-detail gift card at C&L Auto Body. For just $250-$350, depending on the vehicle, your friend or family member can drop his or her car off at our Covina location and pick up a spruced-up vehicle. This is also a great way to maintain or improve the value of any vehicle!

About C&L Auto Body

Holiday Car Gifts

Happy Holidays from all of us at C&L Auto Body.

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 arrange 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