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Vehicle Gifts - Vehicle Gift Guide Roundup for 2012

By Lawrence Davis

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Braun Corporation Chrysler Town & Country Wheelchair Accessible Conversions

2011 Chrysler Town & Country Wheelchair-Accessible Conversion

Description: For 40 years, the Braun Corporation has been giving people their independence back with innovative wheelchair-accessible vehicles for individuals with physical disabilities to own and operate. The foundation of Braun’s conversion is the 2011 model year vehicle update engineered by the Chrysler Corporation. Braun offers the Chrysler wheelchair van conversions with side-entry or rear-entry to address the wide variety of needs in the marketplace. The most popular conversion is the side-entry model. Braun’s side-entry conversion includes a roomy interior with a flat, lowered floor. A powered entry/exit system consists of a wheelchair ramp, a sliding side door and a kneeling feature that reduces the ramp angle and makes the vehicle easier to enter and exit for wheelchair users. The conversion also includes Braun-designed Step and Roll front seats that are easily removable to allow a wheelchair user to drive the vehicle (when equipped with hand controls) or ride in the front passenger position. For 2011, the side-entry conversion design also offers increased foot room for both the driver and front passenger. The Chrysler wheelchair vans passed all front, side and 50-mph rear crash tests and are now available at more than 200 BraunAbility dealer locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Visit www.braunability.com for more information about these new models or to find a BraunAbility dealer.

Price: $40,000.00 to $60,000.00 Visit the Website

SkyLINK Theft Recovery Device

SkyLINK Theft Recovery Device

Description: Peace of mind is also a dealership away. SkyLINK is a small device hidden in your car that helps prevent theft by tracking and locating the car within seconds. Using new GPS technology, SkyLINK can track in real-time the location of your vehicle, anywhere in the country. In addition, SkyLINK has a unique relationship with local law enforcement, ensuring that your stolen car will be a high priority among incoming police reports. There is no monthly service fee and you're protected for the lifetime of the vehicle.

Price: $600.00 to $1,000.00 Visit the Website

Backup Camera With GPS Provides Safety And Navigation In One Product

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Description: According to KIDS AND CARS (www.kidsandcars.org), at least 50 children are backed over every week in the U.S. Forty-eight are treated in hospital emergency rooms and at least 2 children die. Consumer reports also stated that of those accidents and fatalities that occur that 70% are caused by parents or relatives of the children. Protect your children and others from rollover accidents by simply installing a backup camera. PEAK Automotive offers an 4.3" LCD monitor backup camera, complete with GPS unit which can be attached to the windshield (available with or without the GPS unit). Both automatically turn on when the vehicle is in reverse. The water resistant camera simply mounts to your license plate, and the wireless transmitter that connects them can be installed in minutes. This easy system can prevent accidents that cause expensive damage to your vehicle, or worse, harm a member of your family.

Price: $199.99 to $309.99 Visit the Website

Cooper Tire Discoverer S/TMAXX

Cooper Tire Discoverer S/TMAXX

Description: For the ultimate adventurer, the Cooper Tire Discoverer S/TMAXX™ is built for exploring the great outdoors. From mudding and crawling over boulders to splashing through creeks and climbing up hills, the S/TMAXX is the perfect fit. The Cooper Tire Discoverer S/TMAXX™ is available in eight sizes. The commercial grade Discoverer S/TMAXX performs in the toughest conditions, while also maintaining remarkable on-road traction, stability and low noise characteristics. The S/TMAXX defines MAXX toughness and MAXX traction with its proven combination of the durable AmorTek3® carcass construction, a cutting edge cut and chip resistant tread compound and modern tread pattern.

Price: $150.00 to $200.00 Visit the Website

Cooper Tire Discoverer A/T3

Cooper Tire Discoverer A/T3

Description: The latest addition to Cooper’s sport utility vehicle and light truck tire line is the Discoverer A/T3. The A/T3 utilizes a balanced combination of technology, compounding and design to produce a tire that optimizes performance in all terrains. The progressive tread design significantly improves off-road traction without sacrificing highway performance. The Discoverer A/T3 can be found in 32 sizes for sport utility vehicles and light trucks.

Price: $150.00 to $200.00 Visit the Website

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season Tire

Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season

Description: The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season offers an asymmetric tread pattern and features a Dry Handling Zone on the outside shoulder for enhanced handling and grip; an All-Season Zone on the inside shoulder for increased water evacuation; specialized Tread Compound with Functionalized Polymers – for enhanced performance characteristics, such as wet traction and dry handling; TredLock Technology – with microgrooves that provide biting edges for enhanced wet traction; and Traction Teeth – providing further biting edges for traction in rain and snow.

Price: $140.00 to $190.00 Visit the Website

Cooper Tire Zeon RS3-A And RS3-S

Cooper Tire RS3-A

Description: The Cooper Zeon RS3 ultra high performance tires are the smart choice for consumers providing technology, engineering, style and value, and have been designed for ultra smart performance and built to match the expectations consumers set for their everyday ride. The Cooper Zeon RS3-S is the latest summer tire in the Cooper Zeon ultra high performance line. The tire’s tread compound is specifically formulated to combine dry and wet traction with crisp handling and high speed capabilities, making it an ideal summer tire. It is currently available in 19 sizes, with additional sizes being offered later in the year. The Cooper Zeon RS3-A™ is Cooper’s newest all-season ultra high performance product. The RS3-A features large tread elements with an asymmetrical design, which provides drivers confidence year round. The tire’s advanced technology mold profile allows for more tread-to-road contact through a square tread footprint. The RS3-A can be found in 24 sizes, with additional sizes scheduled for later in the year.

Price: $135.00 to $200.00 Visit the Website

Cobra Electronics IRadar 200 Detection System

Cobra iRadar 200

Description: The latest model of Cobra’s multi-award-winning detection system, Cobra iRadar 200 consists of a sleek dash-mounted smart detector unit paired via Bluetooth® to a powerful yet intuitive smartphone app. Together the system detects police radar/laser signals and notifies users in real-time of upcoming caution areas, excessive vehicle speed, live police and photo enforcement areas, and then automatically shares caution information with other iRadar users nearby. The new system offers universal support for Android™ and iOS smartphone.

Price: $129.94 to $129.95 Visit the Website

Bluetooth Internet Radio Car Kit By Livio Radio

Front of the Kit

Description: The Bluetooth Internet Radio Car Kit by Livio Radio allows drivers to remotely control apps on their phones while also offering 45,000 stations from around the world with no monthly fees. The Livio Car Internet Radio app for iPhone and Android is the first mobile Internet radio app optimized for use in the vehicle. The app is free with the purchase of a Livio Radio Kit and there are no monthly subscription fees. The kit also offers handsfree calling and USB charging.

Price: $100.00 to $120.00 Visit the Website

Solar Gard Ultragard™ UV Window Film

Protect your Dad's skin with Solar Gard Ultragard™ UV window film!

Description: Solar Gard®, based in San Diego, CA, recently introduced Solar Gard Ultragard™ UV window film, a clear automotive film that blocks 99 percent of damaging UV-A and UV-B rays - the leading causes of skin cancer, melanoma and premature aging of the skin. Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, Ultragard UV provides the benefits of window film, while allowing customers to preserve the original look of their vehicle and meet state tint laws that exclude films with color or tint. Find a local Solar Gard dealer to get more information and upgrade your Dad's car for Father's Day!

Price: $100.00 to $200.00 Visit the Website

Bluetooth Internet Radio Car Kit By Livio Radio

Kit in the car

Description: The Bluetooth Internet Radio Car Kit by Livio Radio allows drivers to remotely control apps on their phones while also offering 45,000 stations from around the world with no monthly fees. The Livio Car Internet Radio app for iPhone and Android is the first mobile Internet radio app optimized for use in the vehicle. The app is free with the purchase of a Livio Radio Kit and there are no monthly subscription fees. The Kit also offers handsfree calling and USB charging.

Price: $100.00 to $120.00 Visit the Website

Goodyear Ultra Grip Winter Tire

Goodyear Ultra Grip Winter

Description: The Goodyear Ultra Grip Winter is a true winter tire that offers confident winter traction, with a focus on snow traction. The full line will include 36 sizes for passenger vehicles, ranging from 14” to 19” wheel diameters. The new tire includes many features to help make it a great choice for winter driving including, directional tread pattern – for enhanced winter traction in snow, multiple biting edges – to help provide confident grip on ice and snow-covered roads, wide tread grooves – to help push snow and slush away for enhanced winter traction, strong shoulder blocks – to promote even tread wear and is outfitted for optional metal studs – for confidence in tough winter driving conditions.

Price: $80.00 to $171.00 Visit the Website

3M Paint Restoration System

3M Paint Restoration System

Description: Protect your paint and help make it look like new again with 3M Paint Restoration System. This system provides you with the ability to restore any vehicle's appearance to a high gloss shine through the removal of oxidation, swirl marks, and light scratches. Your vehicle will look brand new! The kit comes complete with Scratch Remover Plus, Shine Restorer, a synthetic wax protectant, hook and loop attachment system and three corresponding six-inch foam pads. A three-inch scratch eraser pad is also for even more detailed finishing. This product is for use with an orbital sander or polisher.

Price: $64.99 Visit the Website

SYLVANIA SilverStar® ZXe Headlights

SYLVANIA SilverStar® zXe headlights

Description: Looking for a great Father’s Day gift for the car-loving dad in your life? Consider the gift of safety and style all in one. The SYLVANIA SilverStar® zXe product is the whitest in the SilverStar® High Performance Series of headlights. The crisp white light will give your vehicle the look, feel and attitude of HID. The mirror top—which features precious metals—provides car enthusiasts with a striking look, even when unlit. While they’re designed to be noticed, these lights are 100 percent street legal and deliver the best peripheral vision while driving. Whether you want to get the best style and look for your car, upgrade your bulbs to better see roadside hazards, or add the finishing touches to your car, SYLVANIA SilverStar® zXe is the perfect gift Dad can use and enjoy.

Price: $59.99 Visit the Website

SYLVANIA SilverStar® ZXe Headlights

SYLVANIA SilverStar® zXe headlights

Description: Looking for a great gift for the car enthusiast? Consider the gift of safety and style all in one. The SYLVANIA SilverStar® zXe product is the whitest in the SilverStar® High Performance Series of headlights. The crisp white light will give your vehicle the look, feel and attitude of HID. The mirror top—which feature precious metals—provides car enthusiasts with a striking look, even when unlit. While they’re designed to be noticed, these lights are 100 percent street legal and provide the best peripheral vision while driving—great for seeing reflective roadside signage or markers, as well as identifying potential hazards in the road ahead. Whether you want to get the best style and look for your car, upgrade your bulbs to better see roadside hazards, or add the finishing touches to your car, SYLVANIA SilverStar® zXe is a great gift for the auto enthusiast who has your heart.

Price: $59.99 Visit the Website

SYLVANIA SilverStar® ULTRA Headlights

SYLVANIA SilverStar® ULTRA headlights

Description: Driving at night can be a stressful and uncomfortable experience for many. Give Mom the gift of safety and peace of mind through improved driving visibility with SYLVANIA SilverStar® ULTRA headlight bulbs. Compared with worn standard halogen headlights, they’re up to 50 percent brighter, with up to 40 percent more downroad visibility and up to 50 percent more side road visibility. Headlights can dim by as much as 20 percent in a few years, reducing the ability to see road hazards. Upgrading to SilverStar® ULTRA headlights can help drivers to increase visibility and keep safe during their nighttime travels.

Price: $49.99 Visit the Website

3M Custom Image Kit

3M Custom Image Kit

Description: The 3M Custom Image Kit helps you personalize your car in minutes! This full, tools-free customization tool offers you an easy and fun way to apply a subtle image to your car's clear coat. The process is as simple as printing an image of your choice, tracing it, and transferring it onto your car using 3M’s innovative abrasive technology. Unlike car sticker decals, the 3M Custom Image Kit also doesn’t uses adhesives, so there’s no residue left over and no chemicals required for residue removal. The matte finish image lasts as long as you like, and it won’t leave a single mark after removal, if desired. With the 3M Custom Image Kit, the customization options are unlimited! The kit comes complete with stencil film, transfer film, abrasive, and tape, as well as easy-to-follow step-by-step directions. The contents of this kit will create one 8.5" x 11" or two 8.5" x 5.5" matte images on the surface of your vehicle.

Price: $24.99 Visit the Website

3M Headlight Restoration System

3M Headlight Restoration Kit

Description: Dull and hazy headlights are both dangerous for nighttime driving and unattractive on your car. With a little elbow grease, fixing those hazards is simple with 3M Headlight Restoration System. This kit is for use on headlights, taillights, fog, and directional lights, and contains rubbing compound packet, various abrasive discs and a buffing pad. Along with an easy-to-follow four-step process that restores the clarity of yellowed, hazed, or dull headlight lenses, the 3M Headlight Restoration System can save you hundreds of dollars versus purchasing a brand new headlight. Drill is required for use with this product.

Price: $19.99 Visit the Website

Blizzerator - Ergonomic Snow, Ice Scraper

The Blizzerator snow and ice scraper makes clearing vehicles of snow and ice a breeze - even for shorter stature people.

Description: Blizzerator Reinvents Much Needed Winter Accessory … Ergonomic Snow, Ice Scraper Faster, Keeps Drivers Dry. The Blizzerator is perfect for shorter stature people and those with disabilities … The Blizzerator patent-pending ergonomic design transforms a hand-held ice scraper or snow brush to an elongated tool ideal for clearing car roofs, large SUVs and trucks. Dr. Rick Henningsen, D.C., inventor of the Blizzerator, came up with the idea after seeing his 5’1” wife try to clear 14 inches of snow from her car on a wintery morning. "The ice scraper she was using was inefficient: it was too short for her and even as she was able to remove a patch of snow, a fresh batch would pile right up again,” said Dr. Henningsen. “I had an epiphany that it all boiled down to size and shape. Vehicles aren't flat, they are curved, and they aren’t small. So why are we flailing around with small, flat nearly useless toys when we need…well, ‘weapons’ to fight back at winter?" Easy to use The Blizzerator is a large, flexible, lightweight, inexpensive tool that will quickly clean vehicles of any size without soaking drivers. To learn more about the Blizzerator, go to http://www.blizzerator.com.

Price: $19.00 to $20.00 Visit the Website

3M Leather & Vinyl Repair Kit

3M Leather & Vinyl Repair Kit

Description: The 3M Leather & Vinyl Repair Kit cleans, shines, conditions and protects any vehicle’s leather and vinyl upholstery in one easy step. The kit, which deep cleans dirt and grime from all vinyl, leather, rubber and plastic surfaces, has a fresh lemon scent to give it a nice, clean touch to it. Those who worry about a greasy residue left behind need not fear, as the kit produces professional results with any mess whatsoever. The 3M Leather & Vinyl Repair Kit includes Heat Cure repair rompounds, vinyl adhesives, three grain papers, backing fabric, practice vinyl, a mixing cup, a spatula and a heat transfer tool. Keeping these hard-to-maintain fabrics is easier than ever simply by using the Leather & Vinyl Repair Kit

Price: $16.99 Visit the Website

MirrorGear, Fun Car Accessory To Display Your Individuality!

We donate 20% profits to National Breast Cancer Foundation

Description: A car can say a lot about your personality. The brand, the model, even the color, can reflect what kind of person you are. Why not display your passion and personality wherever you go! MirrorGear™is a fun, new car accessory that lets enthusiasts display their individuality right on their vehicle! MirrorGear™, is a removable decorative car mirror accessory that fits sideview mirrors on most cars, trucks and SUVs, without obstructing either driver’s or passenger’s visibility. Logos and designs are vividly showcased on machine-washable polyester/spandex material. The standard size fits most cars, newer model minivans, SUVs and large trucks. Choose from a wide variety of different covers, depending on your mood! Some examples include “Pretty Princess,”, “Soccer Star,” “Smile,” and “Peace N Love.” You can even customize with your favorite collegiate team. MirrorGear™ is also a proud supporter of The National Breast Cancer Foundation, and a portion of proceeds from each sale of “Pink Power,” are donated in support of NBCF. In addition, they are an officially licensed partner with Mossy Oak. MirrorGear's™ patented one-piece design can be easily cared for, will not scratch your vehicle, and does not obstruct the view of the car's driver or passenger. They are sold in pairs for $14.99. From the stylish, to the fun, to the plain outrageous, MirrorGear™ adds the finishing touch to your car that makes you—and others—smile!

Price: $14.99 to $15.99 Visit the Website

3M Door Edge Protection Film

3M Door Edge Protection Film

Description: Dings and paint chips on car doors may seem unavoidable, but this new solution can help protect from everyday accidents. 3M Door Edge Protection Film, made from the same material as the professionally installed product used at car dealerships, defends door edges from scratches, weathering, abrasion and scuffs that can happen simply when shutting the door. This protectant is easily applied by hand with no tools required, and is virtually invisible and cleanly removable. It also helps keep any vehicle’s appearance looking new and clean, as it is resistant to yellowing and staining. This kit includes two door edge strips ideal for most sedans, and no special care is necessary after installation.

Price: $11.69 Visit the Website

Turtle Wax Headlight Lens Restorer

Turtle Wax Headlight Lens Restorer

Description: Cloudy, milky and yellowed lenses can reduce headlamp function at night or during poor visibility conditions, and replacement lenses can cost hundreds of dollars. The Turtle Wax Headlight Lens Restorer Kit rejuvenates, restores and enhances dull headlights in less than 5 minutes per lens. This kit combines the ease and speed of liquid restorers with the unmatched effectiveness of restoration pads to restore headlight lenses to like new clarity and improve headlight effectiveness. Each kit includes three (3) restoration pads, 4 fl. oz. Lens Clarifying Compound, 4 fl. oz. Spray Lubricant and one (1) 4”x4” Lens Sealing Wipe.

Price: $9.99 Visit the Website

GUNK Engine Cleaning System

The GUNK engine cleaning system helps engines run more efficiently and last longer.

Description: The GUNK engine cleaning system, using GUNK Engine Degreasers in tandem with GUNK Engine Protector, is a simple routine to help care for the “heart” of the vehicle and a great gift for dads this Father's Day. Using the GUNK engine cleaning system twice per year will keep vehicles running longer and more efficiently by protecting against wear and tear from exposure to external elements such as salt, snow, tar and road grime. The GUNK cleaning system removes built up residue and protects the engine, allowing it to run cooler, resist grime better and last longer.

Price: $8.00 to $12.00 Visit the Website

Valvoline NextGen Motor Oil

Valvoline NextGen Conventional Motor Oil

Description: Valvoline NextGen is a revolutionary motor oil that is produced with 50-percent recycled oil, meaning it's better for your engine and better for the environment. Advanced technology re-refines the recycled oil just like crude oil, refining to remove impurities, contaminants and depleted additives. This process requires less energy and resources to manufacture than regular oil. Valvoline’s rigorous quality control process also assures that it is as good as the day it was first refined. NextGen exceeds all industry specifications, and matches Valvoline’s highest performance standards. NextGen oil is also formulated for all climates with advanced additive technology for high performance and a longer engine life. NextGen is available at stores nationwide in 5W20, 5W30, 10W30 and 10W40 grades.

Price: $5.29 Visit the Website

MSN Autos Mobile App

MSN Autos Mobile Application

Description: MSN Autos is an essential resource for car buyers and car lovers alike. Get the latest news and video coverage from the world of automobiles. Discover your next car or truck with MSN Autos Decide. Users search used and new vehicles along custom profiles, or can design their own detailed search along specific criteria. Make a list of your favorite models, add your own photos, and even keep notes on your selections. Once you’re ready to get behind the wheel this app will locate the closest dealer for you too. An indispensable, easy-to-use resource, MSN Autos beautifully informs and entertains automobile enthusiasts.

Price: $0.00 Visit the Website

Get Mom The Ultimate Ride This Mother's Day!

Subaru Impreza

Description: Are you ready to surprise Mom this Mother's Day? We all know that Mom's biggest concern is safety. Consumer Reports just named the Subaru Impreza the safest sedan! What’s more is that the exterior and interior design elements combine to give the Impreza a hipper stance while also offering the driver and passengers a more commanding, confident view of the road. Following tradition, the revamped Impreza comes with standard all-wheel-drive, which cuts into acceleration and fuel economy. Unlike typical redesigns that add curb weight and horsepower, this new Impreza weighs less and has a smaller, less powerful engine, pefect to match Mom's elegance. The car even has new advanced infotainment technology with Bluetooth® and iPod® capability, perfect for Mom to always be in communication with the kids!

Price: $0.00 Visit the Website

Published on Dec 22, 2012

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