A Valentine’s Day Gift Guide with a difference

by Petrol Mum

For many of us there is not a special someone in our lives, but rather a special something and for motoring enthusiasts that special something has wheels. Here at Driven Women Magazine we understand your passion for cars and motorbikes so we have put together a Gift Guide to treat your much-loved machine this Valentine’s Day.

Dash Cams and Electronics

Nextbase 522GW Dash Cam

For the safety of your loved one, a Dash Cam is a great way to record what occurs on the road, on the daily commute or a road trip. Nextbase research found that 1 in 4 Australian drivers may change their driving behaviour when they are aware a Dash Cam is recording their driving.

 The Nextbase 522GW is from the world’s first range of dash cams that provide Emergency SOS. This revolutionary new feature will alert the emergency services to your location in the event of an accident. 

 Other features include:

  • Alexa built-in
  • Voice command and control
  • Inbuilt polarising lens
  • Parking mode
  • Auto start with vehicle
  • Night vision and 
  • Connect to a smartphone via Wi-Fi

 A 3″ HD IPS touch screen provides easy menu selection and playback. Bluetooth 4.2 and Quick Link Wi-Fi will automatically sync crash footage to your Bluetooth enabled phone. This allows for a quicker connection, so you can easily share footage using the MyNextbase Connect app (Android 5+ & IoS 12.1 or above). 

 Nextbase’s 522GW Dash Cam is available from retailers including Repco and JB Hi-Fi.

Uniden Dashview 30

Keep your loved one safe on the road with the state-of-the-art voice guidance dashcam. Built with Japanese engineering and designed for Australian road conditions, the stylish design makes it easy to stay safe with added features including safety speed/red light camera warnings, voice guidance control using the Smart One Touch function, and in-built GPS.  RRP $399.95 visit uniden.com.au for more information on where to purchase.

GoPro HERO9 Black & Suction Cup

The ultimate action camera, the GoPro HERO9 Black sports a beastly 23.6MP sensor for 5K video and 20MP photos. Add a new front display, a rear touch screen with touch zoom, 30% more battery life and HyperSmooth 3.0 and you get more of everything you love. RRP: AU $699.95.

Attach your GoPro to cars, boats, motorcycles and more. This industrial-strength Suction Cup mount is proven at speeds of 150+ mph and engineered for stability and a broad range of motion. RRP: AU $39.99 and both are available on gopro.com

TX6600S Handheld Radio

The TX6600S is a must for first time bush-basher. The Australian Made 5 Watt UHF CB Handheld Radio from GME features a rugged IP67 ingress-protection rating ensuring exceptional performance no matter what environment you explore.  The TX6600S is built tough, setting a new benchmark for UHF CB Handheld Radios.

The TX6600S is designed to last, so you can remain connected to emergency services if things so awry. The TX6600S has multiple power saving modes and Scansuite™ Digital scanning technology meaning you are never too far from help. The best part, the TX6600S is designed, engineered and manufactured in Australia and is backed with a 5-year warranty.

Certa smart battery charger

Fully automatic with heaps of safety features including overcharge and overload protection, and an IP65 water and dust resistant rating, this all-lead-acid-type Certa Smart Battery Charger is the ideal choice for your next fishing trip or outback caravan expedition. Available from kogan.com along with a wide variety of other car accessories.

With five fully-automatic charging steps, you can set and forget without worry about leaving the charger on the battery for too long.

  1. Soft start – measures the battery condition
  2. Bulk – delivers maximum current until the internal voltage has reached the set level
  3. Absorption – completes the charging up to nearly 100%, then reduces voltage as the battery nears capacity
  4. Float – periodic charging to maintain 100% charge
  5. Pulse – battery receives a pulse and starts a new charge cycle once the voltage drops to the set limit

Portable car jump starter wireless battery charger power bank

Compact yet powerful, this Portable Car Jump Starter 12V Wireless Battery Charger provides 2000A peak current, capable of jump-starting cars, trucks or SUVs up to 25 times on a full charge. You can safely use the portable charger on vehicles with up to 8-litre gasoline engines or up to 4.5-litre diesel engines. It also serves as a wireless power bank with 59.2Wh capacity and 2 smart USB outputs to charge your laptop, phone or other devices. The car battery charger is also built with heavy-duty clamps with short circuit protection, reverse charge protection, over-discharge protection, over-charge protection and over current protection. Available from kogan.com along with a wide variety of other car accessories.

In the Garage

Chamberlain’s Smart Garage Door Openers

Chamberlain’s range of smart garage door openers and accessories are a thoughtful, practical gift for that special someone this Valentine’s Day. Chamberlain’s range of garage door openers come are compatible with innovative myQ technology, which allows you to monitor your garage door opener away from home from your phone or Apple Watch. Homeowners can skip the sinking feeling that they’ve left the door open by simply checking the App and receive real time notifications whenever the garage door is opened.

It also means that when you are away from home, you can use the App to open or close the garage door if friends or family need to access the home! Plus, if you have something delivered, you can simply open the garage from wherever you are to let the courier in – meaning no chance of stolen parcels and the benefit of contactless deliveries!

Installed in just a few hours, they come with the highest level of safety and security available on the market, to keep your cars and motorbikes safe! The RollerLift Plus ($369) or SectionalLift Plus ($369) Garage Door Openers are both compatible with the myQ Connectivity Kit ($129).

WIN a Chamberlain automatic garage door opener and myQ Connectivity Kit! The Chamberlain SectionalLift or RollerLift garage door openers are designed with the highest level of safety and security available on the market, to keep your cars and motorbikes secure. You can transform your manual garage door into an automatic one in just a few hours. The myQ Connectivity Kit allows you to monitor and control your garage door opener away from home, so you can skip that sinking feeling that you’ve left the door open by simply checking the App. Keep your cars, motorbikes and loved ones safe and secure! Head to our Instagram for more information.

Dual laser garage parking guide

Trying to reverse into a dark and crowded garage is never fun – but it can be so much easier with a Dual Laser Garage Parking Guide.

Easily installed on your garage ceiling, twin laser beams activate when your garage doors open and shine directly down onto your vehicle, providing a visible guide. Simply position the lasers to your ideal parking spot and drive in slowly until the laser lines up with your dashboard. Available from kogan.com along with a wide variety of other car accessories.

Experiences & Activities

Race Chix Race School

Race Chix Race School is a national motorsport training school created by Chix for Chix. They offer three levels of courses for the beginner, intermediate and advanced drivers with their Motorsport 101, Motorsport 102 and Motorsport 103 courses.

Race Chix Race School is more than a driver training school, their courses are designed to build confidence, connect participants with fellow Race Chix, provide complete motorsport training and development pathways. Their courses cover flags, sanctioning bodies, the different types of motorsport events and competition levels, apparel requirements, car preparation, what you should spend your money on, what to do on race day and of course driver training.

Head to racechixmotorsport.com.au for more information.

The Red Paddle Co 11’0”Compact Stand Up Paddleboard

Driving is just the first part of the adventure when you start exploring our waterways with a Red Paddle Co stand up paddle board.

We are giving away one Red Paddle Co Dog Buoyancy Aid, plus the Red Paddle Co Waterproof Roll Top Dry Bag 10L, head to our Instagram for more information.

This board is full of practical features and innovations making it an ideal match for paddlers who regularly travel with their board or want to adventure further with the convenience of an all-in-one package. The increased length makes this board perfect for longer paddling adventures and paddlers traveling the world with their SUP. RRP: From $2,429

Red Paddle Co Waterproof Roll Top Dry Bag

The waterproof roll top dry bags are perfect for protecting your valuables and equipment from water, sand and dirt. Designed to be versatile, robust and long lasting they come in three different sizes to transport a variety of gear. RRP: From $49.

Red Paddle Co Waterproof Dry Pouch

The 100% water-tight, leak-proof, easy attach and easy access Waterproof Pouch will safely store your essentials for all your on-water adventures. The totally secure and super-durable design will perform to keep contents 100% dry, even if submerged. RRP: $99.

Red Paddle Co Dog Buoyancy Aid

Keep your four-legged companion safe in and around the water with the new Red Original Dog Buoyancy Aid. Ergonomically designed to support your dog in the water and give them a positive swimming position. Packed full of features and made using durable, tear-resistant Cordura® fabric, the Red Original Dog Buoyancy Aid is available in 5 different sizes to cover all breeds. RRP: $119.

Car Customisation

JG3 Customs

JG3 Customs is an automobile workshop located in Melbourne, Australia focusing in the customization and modifications of motor vehicles started by founder Jose Perez aka J in 1999. Influenced by their family Fashion background and “A Nothing’s Impossible” attitude, the crew create vehicles that reflect the clients own style and personality from the average Joe to the Rich and famous. Fashion icons and Brands like Lloyd Klein, Natalia Kaut, Antonio Gallo Bentley and Holden are known to them and some have commissioned vehicles to be built to reflect their brand and style.

JG3 Customs is also an advocate dedicated to the prevention of all forms of Family Violence and Violence against women, with a predominantly cult following of men J and his crew create awareness through their builds. Another project they are working on is the Ambulance of Hope project and feature documentary, we’re building a custom Ambulance that will travel around Australia bringing awareness and help to those who have nowhere to turn to, currently have producers and TV crew lined up and we’re looking for investors to fund it.

Auto Artisan

Auto Artisan are located Sydney, Australia and vinyl wraps is their game, not just colour changes or paint protection for cars but also custom designs, business branding, wall graphics and so much more. We are more than “just wraps”.

Wraps are a unique way to style your vehicle and here at Auto Artisan, we get to work with a lot of fun projects. We love being creative and we are extremely passionate about our work. The projects we carry out are customer focused and definitely stand out!

Brand Specific Accessories

Land Rover Wireless Phone Charging Cupholder

The wireless phone charging cupholder has been designed to charge utilising the cup holder space in the central console. The holder will accommodate varying phone sizes securely in place. The charger displays an LED light to indicate when charging, and turns off when complete. Fits phones up to 72mm wide. For use with Qi enabled wireless charging devices only. The wireless phone charging cupholder does not provide a connection to InControl Apps.

Land Rover Centre Armrest Cooler/Warmer Box

Food and drinks cooler and warmer that acts as a rear centre armrest. With a leather-covered top, it is held in place by the centre seat belt and powered from the rear auxiliary socket. Ideal for long journeys with the family.

Jaguar Foldable Pet Carrier

The foldable pet carrier provides a safe, comfortable environment for the transportation of pets, making it ideal for owners who regularly carry dogs or other pets in the loadspace of their vehicle. Manufactured from a durable 600D nylon the foldable pet carrier has a lightweight metal frame and includes a quilted fabric cushion, net windows and a spring loaded locking mechanism which snaps into place when required. Reinforced carry handles and corner pieces provide a premium finish, with a side pocket providing a convenient stowage option for other pet accessories or small items.

Jaguar Click and Play iPad Air

The Click and Play iPad Air holder is part of the Click and Go range. This removable tablet holder attachment can easily be positioned at multiple angles for in-cabin comfort and rear entertainment. For iPad Air 1st generation and iPad Air 2 with 9.7” screen size only.

Other Accessories

Sperling Universal Front Sunshade – Bubblegum

Keep the inside of your car cool during the hot weather, even when you can’t find a shady spot to park. The Sperling front Sunshade will protect your car from the heat and with its storage strap you will be able to store it in your car hassle free.

Size: 68cm high x 140cm wide. Fits Most Cars and protects Car Interior from heat & sun.

Victorinox Deluxe Tinker

Whether you’re simply moving through your day or journeying around the world, the Deluxe Tinker pocket knife is the Officer’s knife for tinkers on the move. You never know what you’ll encounter out there, but you know that you and your Deluxe Tinker will always be ready to build, hack, or fix anything. Price: $110.00 visit victorinox.com.au for stockist info.

Victorinox Super Tinker

Whether you’re simply moving through your day or journeying around the world, the Super Tinker pocket knife is the Officer’s knife for tinkers on the move. You never know what you’ll encounter out there, but you know that you and your Super Tinker will always be ready to build, hack or fix anything. Price: $74.95 visit victorinox.com.au for stockist info.

Don’t forget to head to our Instagram to find out how you can win some of these great Valentine’s Day gifts for your car or motorbike!

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