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10 Father’s Day gift ideas for dads who love their cars

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June 4, 2018
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It’s that time of year when most of us start worrying about Father’s Day gift ideas for the best dad in the world.

Here Adrian Flux provides 10 Father’s Day gift ideas to help inspire you for the big day. And just in case you forgot, Father’s Day 2018 is on Sunday, June 17.

Father’s Day gift ideas

Track Day

Father’s Day gift

This Dad’s Day why not organise a trip to your local race track to give him the chance to put his car through its paces. Track days are held at some of the country’s top circuits, such as Silverstone and Brands Hatch as well as dozens of smaller and more intimate regional circuits such as Rockingham and Goodwood. Prices start at around £300 on the Grand Prix circuit at Silverstone or £175 at Rockingham. While your at it, make sure dad, and anyone else planning on joining him, has decent track day insurance for the big day out.

A book of country drives

Father’s Day gift

For less money (£15.99) but no less motoring joy, help dad discover the freedom of the open road with Great Britain’s Best Trips. The book features 36 drives through Southern & Eastern England, Southwest England, Central England, Lake District & Northern England, Wales and Scotland from three day escapes to three week adventures. Each is packed with expert advice and inspirational suggestions.

Personal breathalyzer

Because you never know… OK, dad’s not planning on going out drinking with his car but what about the morning after? It’s better to be safe than sorry so how about this pocket sized AlcoDigital AL2500 Breathalyzer which comes in at a few pence under £40. You blow directly onto the sensor for a quick check or use a mouthpiece for greater accuracy. It has long battery life and an easy-to-read backlit LCD display.

Car cleaning kit

Father’s Day gift

He loves washing the car so why not splash out on a new car cleaning kit. Halfords have a variety of kits available as Father’s Day gift ideas starting at £12 for their own branded gear to £89 for their top of the range Autoglym interior, exterior and wheel cleaning products.

Driving gloves

Father’s Day gift

Not just a fashion statement, driving gloves are usually made of very thin, soft leather, and they give the driver increased control of the vehicle through enhanced grip of the steering wheel and gear stick. A decent pair could set you back around £70. Check out what’s on offer.

Silverstone Classics tickets

Father’s Day gift

OK, its not until Friday, July 20, but dad will think it’s well worth the wait. The Silverstone Classic is an annual three-day car and race event at the home of the British Grand Prix. It is billed as “The World’s Biggest Classic Motor Racing Festival”. Central to this year’s event will be the Adrian Flux-sponsored Classic Car Zone which will feature more than 10,000 polished and preened pristine classics. Tickets for the three days cost £120.

Car tracker

Home office statistics show there are more than 1.5million vehicle thefts each year.  Car thieves have modified their practices to overcome modern security options and the large majority of stolen vehicles are never recovered. Installing a car tracker can help recover your vehicle in the event of a theft and with prices starting at around £150 dad will agree it’s money very well spent. Trackers, alarms and other added security measures could actually earn a discount too on your annual insurance costs.

National Trust membership

Father’s Day gift

The National Trust owns more than 350 heritage properties, which includes many historic houses and gardens, industrial monuments, and social history sites and is one of the largest landowners in the United Kingdom, with 950 square miles of land, including many characteristic sites of natural beauty. Membership costs £69 for one person (£114 joint) but prices fall to £51 (£85.20 joint) if mum and dad are over 60. Membership provides free access and parking for all the charity’s sites.

Personalised car mats

Father’s Day gift

A set of personalised car mats is a great gift for a car lover and will cost around £29.99. Made from durable black polyester with an embroidered trim and centre panel and rubber trim, the set includes a driver and passenger mat with two smaller ones for the rear.  You can personalise the front driver’s mat with a name or message of your choice.

Add-on insurance deal for breakdown, misfuel or key cover

And for the dad who has everything? What about an add-on insurance deal from Adrian Flux. You can get breakdown cover and home service from £56 a year, key cover from £17 a year and misfuel cover from just £12.99 a year.

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