Anyone who’s tried to buy a petrolhead a Christmas present without seeking their advice beforehand will no doubt confirm that it can be something of a minefield! This is down to the fact that petrolheads tend to be quite a selective bunch, so buying blind – be it a set of dampers, some brakes or even a head unit, is fraught with danger. That said, one thing that will almost certainly be appreciated by all creeds of car lover is the gift of clean, something we at Autoglym feel very passionately about indeed.
The Autoglym range is nothing if not comprehensive, meaning we’ve got car care products to suit all tastes and budgets. Just scroll down to see what’s what, and, more importantly, Happy Christmas!
Bodywork, Wheels & Interior Collection
Quite simply Autoglym’s ultimate car care package. For the budding detailer in your life, the committed car care pro who’s depleted their stash of potions and sprays over the summer or, if you so fancy, the best present to yourself you’re likely to buy! The collection really does contain everything required to transform a tired, filthy car into a fully paid up show-stopper, including a trio of products that have become genuine legends within the car care world; Super Resin Polish, Bodywork Shampoo Conditioner and Extra Gloss Protection. All three are proven weapons in the war on grime, so don’t be surprised if the recipient spends most of Christmas Day putting them to good use in the garage.
The ‘Wheels’ aspect of the collection features another trio of proven products, a 500ml container of both Clean Wheels and Instant Tyre Dressing, plus a 300ml bottle of Wheel Protector, a product that’s recently been recommended and commended by Auto Express. It’s a combination that’s won praise from all corners of the car care community, and for a good reason – together they form the complete wheel car setup.
Interiors are all too often overlooked – which is weird when you think about it, as it’s where you spend most of your time, so we’ve included everything required to get any interior spic and span. This means that 500ml of Interior Shampoo, Fast Glass and Vinyl & Rubber Care are included, enough to leave even the most down at heel interior looking showroom fresh. The application of all 9 products is also well and truly covered, the kit shipping a sponge and both a Hi-Tech Finishing Cloth and Microfibre Drying Towel, all three used on a daily basis by Autoglym’s own team of cleaning gurus.
Gifts & Kits
One of the undoubted strengths of the Autoglym range is that it is, not to put too fine a point on it, massive. This means that there’s certain to be a kit or product line to suit the detailer in your family, even if they’re already well stocked up! Rapid Aqua Wax is a good example as it’s a product that can be ordered as part of a kit, complete with a pair of microfibre application cloths – and all for just £14.99. It’s a lot of cleaning potential in one (decidedly simple to wrap) box, so ideal as a stocking filler.
Buying a gift for someone fixated with spotless, show-spec leather and upholstery? Once again the Autoglym range has you well and truly covered, this time with the Leather Clean & Protect Complete Kit. As you might have guessed from its name, this kit really does contain everything required to turn tired, time-worn leather interiors around, with a pair of 500ml bottles – one containing Leather Cleaner, the other Leather Care Balm, not forgetting a Hi-Tech Aqua Dry and a Perfect Polish Applicator. It’s another of those gifts which will ensure your nearest and dearest devotes at least a portion of Christmas to cleaning every nook and cranny of their interior, so maybe a present to give after the in-laws have scarpered.
Both of the kits covered above make ideal stock fillers owing to their size and price, yet they’re also perfect for the time poor – and let’s face it, at Christmas that’s pretty much anyone and everyone!
Other Gift Ideas
Gift kits aside, the Autoglym range is also filled with all manner of smaller yet no less important cleaning essentials, with Bird Dropping Wipes and Active Insect Remover being good examples. Both are the kind of compact, thoughtful gifts which can be safely stored in glove boxes or map pockets for when they’re required. The person receiving the gift might not appreciate it at the time, but you can bet your bottom dollar they will when an errant seagull opts to ‘make its mark’ on their car later in the year!
Last but by no means least, it’s also worth giving De-Icer and Screenwash, the gift of safety. No, we’re not going to pretend that either of these products are likely to have the recipient winning concours car shows left right and centre, but they’re both hugely effective and will give you peace of mind, certainly a brilliant gift to give and receive.
Still stuck for what to get for your nearest and dearest, particularly if they’re the kind that likes to keep their car clean but rarely gets time to? Well, might we suggest you give the gift of a complete, perfectly clean car, using key products within the Autoglym range of course. Even if you’re in the fortunate position of being able to call upon a wealth of cleaning kit already, we’d still recommend investing in some key products within the Autoglym range, some of the ‘superstars,’ if you will. Two products that undoubtedly fall within this category include Super Resin Polish and HD Wax, both of which have been used on some of the most exotic and exclusive cars money can buy.
No matter what you opt to buy your nearest and dearest this Christmas, make sure you give the gift of clean – it’s one that just keeps on giving.