Top 5 Car Guy Gadgets and Tools of 2017 (Christmas Gift Ideas)
Hey, guys chrisfix. Here and this is our third annual top, five Christmas. Gift idea, video for car guys and car, girls, now I work on cars all year around almost every, day of the year so I get to test out a lot of products, hopefully, this video helps, you think of gifts for yourself or for somebody else and if you do like any of these gifts here I'll be sure to link them all in the description below so you could easily find, them alright so let's get started opening. Up some gifts, and real. Quick I want to thank all of you guys this has been an incredible, year all my fans have made this channel the number one automotive. DIY channel in the world and - thank you guys I got brand, new swag check out this shirt we also have brand, new skullcap so these keep you nice and warm I love these I'm wearing one right now we have our normal flex, fit hats soapy. Water decals, that look awesome, on your containers, we, got license, plates plate frames, bumper, stickers, and keychains, and I got one last quick surprise it, is a poster, of the drift sting tearing it up on the track this looks so awesome this, is all linked in the description so check it out now, enough talk let's open up our first gift idea I can't wait to show you what we got oh. Man. You guys are gonna love this so, what this does is it helps remove those really stuck nuts, and bolts let me go show you how it works, anyone, who has ever worked on cars has, come across a stuck, nut or bolt so in order to get this nut off I would heat it up with a torch the problem is having an open flame could be dangerous especially near the gas tank or near things that you don't want to get hot like this coil over or maybe even wires, or plastic, parts so the bolt Buster uses no flames at all and in 10 seconds, this nut is almost a thousand, degrees now, when we get a socket on this it comes off effortlessly. And just to show you how hot it really is I'll hit it with some water and look at how much this steams up so, how this worked is it uses electromagnetic, induction, heating, it comes with all these different coils including. A coil that you could wrap yourself, and once you pick out the correct sized coil you just push it right into the Machine and tighten, it down and another really helpful use for this is to uncie's, a jam nut on a tie rod for this one you actually have to make your own and wrap it around the nut, and these Jen that's been notorious, for being really tough to get off but with just pressing the button for 10 seconds, look at how easy this comes off so. Not only is this something different and unique this tool is actually super. Helpful it's gonna help you in the worst time possible when, a nut or bolt isn't, gonna come off and that is exactly why, this tool makes, the list now, in between each big gift idea like this we're gonna be doing something called a stocking, stuffer which is a smaller less expensive gift. Idea so let's see what we get all right we got some jumper, cables now this is a great gift idea for somebody because as you know everybody who's driven a car is gonna get stuck with a dead battery at least once and this gift is gonna save them now these aren't your everyday jumper, cables but they are just about the same price as your regular jumper, cables what makes these different is this has a voltmeter and built-in protector, so, when you connect your cables it'll let you know the voltage but, let's just say someone makes a mistake and connects these the wrong way instead of causing a short or causing the fuse to blow this thing beeps, and lets you know hey you connected, these the wrong way make sure you switch them so you don't damage your car these, jumper cables are six gauge and twelve feet long and, I really like these as a stocking stuffer because, you can't mess this up this really prevents anybody from making any mistakes, and whoever, you give this to is really gonna thank you when they could get their car started, which is why this makes my stocking, stuffer list Christmas.
Gift Idea, number two let's see what we get two small one. And. Check. It out a tire pressure monitoring, system now, this is a cool gift idea because having the proper tire pressure is very important, to safety while driving on the road and not only that this is a cool gadget let me show you what I mean first remove the receiver and plug it into a USB port, in the car next, there are four labeled sensors, so you know which one goes to which wheel so let's grab the front-left sensor unscrew, the valve cap and screw, on your sensor, and if you're afraid of somebody stealing your sensor they do make sensor locks which go on here and you can't remove it unless if you have a tool also, these sensors have removable batteries, their little watch batteries, so after about a year you could replace them once all four sensors, are installed it'll send a signal to this wireless receiver and then you could use your smartphone and download the, app or even, better I have an Android head unit, I downloaded the app right to this and it'll tell you the air pressure and tire temperature, for each tire, and as you can see all four of my tires need air in them especially the front passenger side so I really like how this looks as I Drive the car gives me all the good information if you don't have an Android head unit you could install it on your phone it'll give you the same information and notify, you if a tire is low on pressure it's a useful gadget, it's a really cool gadget, and that's why it makes, my list, now let's, move on to our second, stocking stuffer. And. We, got ourselves a, car charger now, car chargers themselves, are pretty boring but this is anything, but a normal car charger let me show you what it does and the first thing you'll notice when you pick this up as it feels nicely, made, it doesn't feel like a cheap charger, it has two charging ports one on this side one on that side and, it charges at 4.8. Amps so your phone's gonna charge twice as fast than with a normal charger, and one of my favorite features is when you're plugging in your USB cord it could plug in that way or you, could plug it in upside, down it goes in both ways so there's no fumbling around trying to fit it in it doesn't fit and then you're flipping it over and then it doesn't fit again you're like which way is it this works both ways and the last feature which is why it's a smart charger is it uses the same exact app as a tire-pressure-monitoring. System so, you could plug them both in and pull the information up on your phone and this app is very useful, you could actually see it's letting me know my battery voltage is low that's just from sitting in the car and filming with the car in the run position you could have it find your car so if you park in a big parking lot you can locate it or you can hit this button right down here and you'll never get a ticket for parking at a meter because it'll let you know when your meter is done finally, you can also log your mileage, and this is great for taxes, if you run your own business or you use your car for work so never thought a car charger could have so many features and be so useful which is why it's an awesome stocking, stuffer okay onto gift idea, number three, and I have a feeling this is gonna be, good one look at the size of this box. And. It looks like we, have, pants. Now. Normally, I'm not one to give clothes as a gift especially a pair of pants but these pants are different. Since I've gotten these pants I wear them every single, time I work on a car I'm even wearing them right now not only are they comfortable but they have a special, feature that makes them amazing, and, that feature is these, pants, have knee pads check, that out so, when you go to bend down to work on the floor the knee pads protect, your knees and make it nice and comfortable normally you would have to use something like a foam pad and then carry this foam pad around with you but instead now anywhere, you go you're ready to do your work and not hurt your knees and the best part is when you're walking around not, only do they look like regular pants but they feel like regular pants my knees right here but the knee pad sits right below the knee and that allows you to bend your leg without the knee pad getting in the way but then when you need to go over and work on something and you go to kneel down those, knee pads are there to protect your knees now that is a feature that I didn't, think was that important, until, I started, using it and working on the cars with these pants and now, that I have it men I am never going back now, all their pants, have knee pads built into them but as you can see there's a few different types of pants you have the flame resistant, pants which are good for if you're welding you have the classic denim jean style pants you have a uniform, style and plain black they also have khaki, and then they have the carpenter style which is made of duct canvas which is super, strong material, so if you work in an area that these could wear out quickly this will last you a good long time I actually want, to put these on when I go work on the car it saves your knees and they feel comfortable and it's wintertime right now so they keep me warm these would be a perfect, gift for anyone who works around the house or on their car which is why it makes, my list so there you go now let's go check out our third stocking, stuffer so let's see what we have in this stocking now, all, right looks like we got a small, pen LED, light and.
A. Large stick, LED, light and LED, lights are perfect stocking stuffers, because they're useful and affordable, now, this pen light is small and great for tight areas, it has a 400, lumen light and a second mode of 160. Lumens and, fleshes red for emergencies. It takes double-a, batteries, and has a magnetic base so you could turn the light on and then stick it somewhere and work, on whatever you need to work on the good thing about this light is it's really bright and it's inexpensive to, buy this. Stick light throws even more light and it's adjustable, so you can make it low or you can really crank it up and make it nice and bright, the positives about this one is it's rechargeable, with a lithium, battery and, it also has a magnet, so you could stick it wherever you want you could bend it and then you could crank up the light okay. Our fourth gift idea, let's see what we have it feels soft. Well. It looks like it's gonna be a power tool let's see all right an electric, ratchet, this 3/8, ratchet works, great for loosening, and tightening bolts, real, quickly, it has about 35, foot pounds of loosening, power so it's no impact, gun but it gets the job done especially. In tight areas and that's where the electric ratchet really shines because if I get my normal ratchet, in here and I have to tighten this down I have a short throw there's not a lot of space for me to turn this ratchet so it's gonna take forever to tighten this down instead. You could just get your Electric ratchet on here and it does all the work for you nice and quick this comes with a lithium ion battery which, will last you all day and when it finally dies on you it only takes 30 minutes to fully charge it the tool also has a battery life indicator right up here and it'll let you know when you're running low and I don't know if you could tell but my electric ratchet is all beat up because I put this to the ultimate, test I was, on this junkyard competition, show called the pull apart challenge, and we have limited tools so I use this throughout the whole competition we had to turn a minivan, into a pickup truck in two days and it came out awesome. And once. I got home from the competition, I liked this tool so much I had to get one for myself which is why it makes the list so. Now let's go check out our fourth, stocking, stuffer. Now. That is what I'm talking about we got extendable. Ratchets, now if you've never used extendable, ratchets before you've been missing out these are so useful and this is a nice kit it comes with quarter, inch 3/8. Inch and 1/2 inch ratchets. And these are great because normally with a regular, ratchet, when you go to remove a large bolt you don't have enough, leverage there's no way I'm gonna be getting this off so I need to grab my breaker, bar and then I need to break. That bolt loose and then transfer, back over to my regular ratchet, which still, is pretty tough to use because there's not a lot of leverage now. Where the extendable, ratchets, really shine is the ability to add your socket, and then when you don't have enough leverage you, just pull back and this, extends. To the length of a breaker bar and then once you get it broken you close it up and you can easily remove the nut or bolt now. I just started using extendable. Ratchets this year and man I've been missing out which is why this makes the list as a stocking. Stuffer ok, and our last gift idea, let's see what we got and it looks like tools, since, tools are essential for fixing stuff every, year I try to find some nice tools or even better a nice, toolset, check, this out now I just started trying out tang tools this year and so far so good they're professional, quality they have a lifetime warranty, and they've gotten the job done this kit is a perfect. Kit because it has all the essentials, has a really nice blow mold case and if, we come up to the top here we have 8 millimeter, all the way up to 19 millimeter wrenches, and mixed, in or some sae wrenches, so that you have complete coverage in this corner we have some nice screwdrivers, I like these because they have big handles so you could get a lot of leverage when you're gripping them coming, down to the bottom corner we have our socket set with a 3/8, inch ratchet, the sockets go from 8 millimeters, all the way up to 19 millimeters, you have spark plug sockets, and you have extensions, and a universal, joint extension, and then sliding over here we have tongue and groove pliers or water pump pliers underneath, that's an adjustable, wrench we have a combination pliers, and needle nose pliers and finally. We have a locking, pliers and under that is a side cutters, so. Overall, just a really nice set to have and the best part is, it's completely, portable and even, these latches have, a real satisfying, click to them and you can easily bring this wherever you need to to, work on your car, so.
We Have a quality set of tools and that's why it makes my list and we are on to our last stocking, stuffer let's see what we get. And. Check. It out a digital, tire inflator now this makes filling your tires up to the correct pressure really, easy you, do need to have an air compressor but, once that's attached, unscrew. The valve cap, and the first feature this has is this grabs, onto your valve stem so, you don't have to hold it in place and once you connect it it's going to tell you your pressure which is 27, psi, should be 32, you could change the unit's if you want there's also a light, so you can see in the dark and then all you have to do pull the trigger and when you let go it tells you your pressure thirty-two, exactly, now let's just say I pump, it up too much there's a little pressure relief valve right here so. I could get it to exactly 32, if I overfill, it that's, just a quality, no-hassle tool and it makes putting air in your tires basically, as easy as it gets which, is why this is a really nice stocking, stuffers so. There you go those are my top five Christmas, gift ideas for this, year hopefully this video is helpful in giving you a good, idea so you could get an awesome gift or give an awesome gift all these products, that I showed you are all linked, in the description so you could easily find, them I want to thank all my fans, for all the support this year you guys are incredible we killed it awesome, videos are coming up and I want to thank all the brands who set me out tools so I could do a cool video like this and really test out different tools, throughout the year so I want everybody watching to have a Merry Christmas or, Happy Hanukkah and if you don't celebrate either happy. Holidays and Happy, New Year to all.