|Tyler Asmann has been interested in auto maintenance for 15years. He originally became interested in this occupation while taking auto shop in high school. He went on to get a degree in automotive maintenance and repair from a famous nationwide school.
His occupation is: Property manager.
Auto maintenance has become a very important part of my life and I hope to offer you some useful information that you can utilize when shopping for someone with similar interests.
It is important when shopping for someone interested in automotive maintenance to keep in mind:
Are they looking to make a profession out of this passion?
What kind of maintenance are they doing?
And what kind of vehicle are they working on?
While keeping in mind the recipient’s preferences when buying for the automotive maintenance enthusiast, knowing whether they are a beginner, intermediate or expert is also important in making the right decision.
With a beginner you must keep in mind:
They will need a lot of tools and tool storage when just beginning and this can cost a lot of money.
Are they just beginning to take an interest in this work or are they beginning to start a career in this field?
Do they plan on opening their own shop or starting their own business or will they be employed by another person or company?
I would suggest products along the lines of: your basic mechanic’s tools, moveable tool storage like tool chests on wheels, air compressors, low ride creepers on wheels for easy maneuvering underneath cars, and safety equipment.
An intermediate and advanced can sort of be put into the same category as far a product needs or gift ideas. Just keep in mind what kind of maintenance they usually do? What kind of cars they normally work on? Also, if they have a certain preference for any type of make or model of automobile?
I would suggest products along the lines of: advanced diagnostic software, any product that helps keep a shop clean and safe for the workers, vintage signs and memorabilia to either display in the shop or for the person’s home collection if they’re into that sort of thing, or any accessories for their own cars if they’d prefer a gift that isn’t something they’d use in their shop.
On the topic of gifts, the most unusual items that I have ever received or purchased, given my passion for auto maintenance have been the following items: auto detailing kits, high speed polishers, park smart parking mats for your home garage, and laser parking systems for multiple car garages so you know exactly where your car should be.
In conclusion, there are many factors in giving the right gift and avoiding embarrassment. These are only some suggestions and you must rely on your knowledge of the person more than anything. Good luck and happy gift hunting.
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One expert on gift giving reports:
Good Gifts are a good match for the recipient’s wants, needs or interests. They are relatively expensive compared to the gift-givers budget and they represent a commitment.
Bad Gifts are token gifts. They are generic – something you would give anybody, that’s always a downgrade. They symbolize something you want the person to be. And if they are additions to a collection – collectors are sensitive to product attributes so this approach doesn’t always work and no joke gifts. Also something practical – It’s usually not a gift if there’s a cord attached