Great gifts for new drivers

By: Bargain Auto Centre   |   19 Dec 2017

Looking for a last minute gift for a new driver in your life? If so, we’ve got good news for you, because there is no shortage of thoughtful and practical gifts to choose from, many of which are also rather inexpensive. Here we will take a brief look at some of your best options.

Jumper cables

Even the finest vehicles can fall victim to a flat battery occasionally, especially during winter when freezing temperatures can drain a battery of its charge extremely quickly. Make sure that your loved one is never left stranded by giving them their own set of jumper cables; this way all they will need is another vehicle willing to help and they’ll be back on the road in no time. Better yet, consider investing in a portable charging pack for them, especially if they do much driving at night or in particularly remote areas.

An emergency road kit

Having a few key supplies on board can make a world of difference if something goes wrong, so make sure that your loved one will be prepared for anything by putting together an emergency road kit for them.

A well-stocked emergency road kit should contain at least the following items;

•First aid supplies

•Hand warmers

•Non-perishable food

•An emergency blanket

•Extra scarves, gloves, and toques

•Waterproof matches

•A foldable shovel

•Portable treads

•A headlamp or flashlight

•Extra fuses and batteries

Roadside assistance membership

This thoughtful gift will ensure that your loved one always has the help that they need, no matter what vehicle-related challenges they may face. Best of all, you can get roadside assistance packages to suit a wide range of wants, needs and lifestyles. For example, CAA memberships are available in ‘Basic’ (for drivers who typically stay close to home), ‘Plus’ (for those who travel regularly), and ‘Premier’ (for full spectrum coverage).

Tire pressure gauge

One of the best ways to maximise the performance of your vehicle is to keep your tires inflated to their optimal level, which is a whole lot easier to do when you can quickly and easily determine their current pressure level. Portable tire pressure gauges are small, light, inexpensive, and extremely easy to use, which makes them a great way to encourage any new driver to play a more proactive role in their vehicle’s maintenance.

Driver training

Let’s face it, the amount of training you need to get your driver’s license is minimal to say the least; therefore, one of the best things you can do to keep any new driver safe is to invest in additional driver training for them. Whether you pay for a defensive driving course, shell out for winter driver training, or enrol them in a tactical driving program, your gift will not only make them a better driver, it could well save their life.

Here at Bargain Auto Centre you will find a huge range of great value, high quality used vehicles and our team of friendly and knowledgeable experts are always happy to help. Why not drop by and see us today? 

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