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Car Gifts for Dad on Father’s Day 2017

It’s that time of year again. You know, the time when children scramble to show their fathers just how grateful they are for everything they’ve done for them- otherwise known as “Father’s Day.” It’s a time of celebration and appreciation, but it’s never as easy as it seems to pick something out for the old man. For Mom? Flowers and chocolates often do the trick. For Dad? Flowers and chocolates probably won’t foot the bill. You want to show your dad how much you appreciate him. If you’re stuck on figuring out a Father’s Day gift, you’re in luck. Any one of the following car gifts for Dad is perfect for this year’s Father’s Day- and probably for all the following ones, too. Dad, we think you’ll like some of these. We know your car will.

  • Time for a Tune-Up

Dad, your car needs a tune-up. If your dad’s car is at any one of those 30-90k mileage markers, treat him to a vehicle inspection at your local AutoNation dealer. It’s important for the longevity of any vehicle to keep it in OEM-certified hands at regular intervals. AutoNation dealers can also do oil changes, tire rotations, wheel alignments, and more. Dad, we know you love your car. A great Father’s Day gift is making sure that that car is as mechanically loved as it should be.

  • Mechanical Parts

When was the last time your dad replaced the battery in his car? AutoNation sells batteries and OEM parts in AutoNation Parts Centers. If you have an AutoNation nearby, you’re in luck. Have a sit-down with Dad (at his favorite restaurant?) and figure out just what his car needs. Is it an older car that may need more serious replacements? A newer car with minor adjustments like new windshield wipers? Take care of whatever it is for Dad on Father’s Day.

  • Much-Needed Accessories

Dad needs floorliners in his car. Period. Dads aren’t necessarily known for being the cleanest car owners, and goodness knows their children have made a mess countless times in their cars for them. AutoNation AutoGear floorliners are the perfect answer, along with a plethora of other accessories Dad definitely needs. How about a cargo net in the back of his SUV? Goodies for his truck? Roof racks to spice up the outside? While you’re picking up a new battery for Dad’s car, don’t skimp on the more fun accessories. Dad deserves it.

  • Trade-In to Trade-Up

Sometimes the grass really is greener. Dad’s car is old and has countless Cheerios stuck in the carpet. You know what Dad needs this Father’s Day? A new car. Take Dad’s old beater in and bring home the present of a lifetime- something shiny; something fast. If the minivan was all that Dad drove for too many years, get him something that will really take his breath away. You’ll be the favorite child for at least a day (or, be generous, and let your sibling in on the trade).

Dad, we appreciate everything that you’ve done for us. You’ve been a pair of shoulders to sit on and a pair of hands to swing from. We owe you and Mom our lives- quite literally- and now’s the time to pay you back, even just a little. If you’re located near an AutoNation dealership, drop by to find out which one of these car gifts works best for your dad. He may not need something that will break the bank, but there’s almost certainly something his car genuinely could use. What better way to solve our constant Dad-gift crisis? Happy Father’s Day, Dads!


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