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If your dad or grandfather is passionate about his car, then this list of car gift ideas will be just what you are looking for. After talking with dads who love their rides, I compiled this list of things they said they would love to make their experience with their cars even better.
01 of 07
Tomtom GO 630 Automobile Navigator
Just plug in the TomTom portable automotive GPS and know the way to any destination in the U.S. and Canada. Get directions via spoken turn-by-turn instructions, in text or via clear easy-to-view 3-D maps. The Tom Tom 630 features a large high-resolution color LCD screen displays crystal clear graphics, connections for iPod cables, and both a lighter and AC charger included. This is a great car gift for any dad who loves cars.
02 of 07
Passport 8500 Radar Detector
The Passport 8500 X50's new "V-Tuned" radar receiver provides extreme range on all radar; conventional and "instant-on" including POP mode, X-Band, and up to 50% more range on the all-important K and Ka bands than the original Passport 8500. Digital Signal Processing (DSP) provides maximum range, with minimum false alarms. Just make sure it is legal in your state.
03 of 07
Delphi Roady XT XM Satellite Radio
Delphi XM Roady XT is a small, light XM Satellite Radio that offers a true plug & play design with simple docking and connection. Roady XT comes with everything you need to enjoy XM satellite radio in your vehicle. It has some great features including notifying you when a favorite song is playing on a radio channel and a wireless FM transmitter so you can listen to the radio when you are out of the car. A real consumer favorite.
04 of 07
Stansport Hand Crank/Solar Battery Radio/Flashlight
Just what every man needs in the trunk of his car. This flashlight/radio combination features a compact design and operates from solar power, hand crank, DC power, or 2 AA batteries.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
05 of 07
Black & Decker Electromate TM 250 Jump-Starter
I have bought a number of jump starter batteries over the years, but this is the best one I have seen. Not only does it give you 300 amps of starting power, but attach it to the battery and plug in the Electromate, and you can recharge your dead battery overnight. It also has a good work light for connecting to the battery in the dark. This is the best of the best for the price.
06 of 07
07 of 07
OK...maybe this is more for bikers, but I loved the idea. This sleeve has traditional biker tattoos on it and can just slip on over his arms. All the fun of tattoos with none of the long term risks and expenses. If your dad has always wanted the best of tattoos but hasn't been willing to take the jump, this might be just the thing.