Gift Ideas for the Car Lover in your Family!

Are you stressing about the long list of family members and friends you need to find the perfect gifts for? Well for those dads, moms, sons and daughters out there who absolutely love everything auto, we’ve put together a quick list of easy gifts ideas for the car lover in your life! As a bonus, it’s all on Amazon, so no need to brave those Black Friday lines and parking lots!


1. For the Practical: The Original Keychain Car Escape Tool & EcoGear FX Emergency Vehicle Flashlight

Number one is a two for one for the practical car lover in your family, or just a good gift from the concerned mother in the family! Package the resqme original keychain car escape tool that is an all in one seat belt cutter and car window breaker, along with the emergency vehicle flashlight for use in the most extreme weather and road conditions!


2. For The Collector: Just One More Car I Promise T-Shirt

Have someone in your family that just can’t stop collecting cars? Well look no further than this hilarious “Just One More Car I Promise” t-shirt!


3. For The Beverage Connoisseur: Car Mat Table Coasters

For those friends or family who like to unwind with a nice drink after a long day at work or tooling around with their favorite car, you may want to consider these adorable novelty car mat table coasters!


4. For The Fashionable: LED Car Meter Watch

If the car lover in your life also appreciates watches or neat accessories, consider this cool LED car meter watch. You can’t check your RPMs with this thing, but you can check the time and date!


We haven’t even mentioned what the very best thing to do for the car lover in your family is yet. Offer to bring their car into any Carlife Auto Care location for a tuneup, oil change or any other Phoenix auto service to make sure their prized possession is on the road for many years to come!

3 Steps to turn your Garage into an Awesome Hangout or Man Cave!

Do you only use half of your garage to park your car and let the rest of the space go to waste? Whether you need to clear out some clutter, or just finally finish unpacking from your move 3 years ago, chances are you might have some extra room in the garage to work with. There still plenty of ways to make the rest of your garage a nice homey, hangout or man cave without sacrificing a parking spot for your beloved vehicle. So here are some ideas to revamp your garage and add some extra space to your home that you can start on while you’re waiting on your Phoenix auto repair from Carlife!

Step 1: Plan it Out


Carefully consider your layout ahead of time, and make some preliminary sketches to plan the must haves like a couch, TV, bar, fridge, etc. Don’t forget about the essentials. For Phoenix that’s going to be air conditioning! At minimum consider getting a wall mounted unit for the garage. Don’t forget to plan a space for any tools, storage, yard work equipment and your car!

Step 2: From the Bottom


Don’t forget about what’s underneath you! Some garages have a nice finish and some are untreated concrete, either way you might want something to make the space a little more cozy and/or differentiate the hangout area from the rest of the garage. A large area rug is a simple, but nice touch. You can also consider carpet, floor boards, rubberized tile, or consider simply painting the floor.

Step 3: To the Top


Lastly, don’t forget about the ceiling! If it’s unfinished you may be able to utilize the extra space for storage, but a neat finished ceiling similar to the one inside the house provides a cleaner look. Consider some fun lighting like track lighting, or hanging lamps above your pool or poker table–steer clear of your typical fluorescent garage lighting!


Have you successfully transformed your garage into a man cave or hangout for the ages? Tell us about it and share some pictures during your next visit to Carlife for any of your Phoenix auto repair needs!


Images used under creative commons license – commercial use (11/23/2016) Elizabeth Anderson (Flickr)

Is Your Vehicle Ready To Take You On An Adventure?

If you live in Glendale, AZ and drive an Acura, Glendale auto repair experts at CarLife can help keep your vehicle running in top condition, all year long. Our highly trained and dedicated auto repair specialists are committed to delivering customer service that is second to none.
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Whether you are planning a day trip to Sedona to enjoy a favorite hiking spot with your family, or a weekend in the bright lights of Vegas with that special someone, you need to know your car will get you there and back in comfort and safety. Unparalleled customer communication is a priority at CarLife, so our ASE Certified Master Technicians and experienced staff will keep you informed throughout the entire car repair process to ensure you know exactly what is happening with your vehicle.

No matter what kind of adventure you are planning, we will make sure your family is ready to hit the road in a vehicle you don’t have to worry about, so you can focus on just enjoying your trip.
When your car, truck, or SUV is not in optimum condition, it can be a stressful situation. You need someone you can trust to help you make it through. When it comes to auto repair in Glendale, the folks at CarLife do their best to make it a stress-free experience for you.

You can find relief from the intense Arizona heat as you kick back in our comfortable, air conditioned waiting room and enjoy a cool drink of water. Relax and take a load off your feet while our friendly staff takes care of your needs and our skilled technicians get your car in top working order.

Speaking of staying cool, did you know you can ski and snowboard in Arizona? We aren’t kidding; it’s true! The highest point in Arizona can be found on Humphrey’s Peak, often called Mount Humphreys, which is 12,633 feet at its summit, and gets around 110 inches of snow annually.

When you are thinking of getting your car checked out before heading to the top of the mountain, please keep in mind that we have top of the line technology at CarLife, professional equipment and we service all manufacturers. We pride ourselves on being one of the premier auto repair shops in Glendale.

We know you value fun times with your family, bonding and building meaningful relationships, and we value our relationships with our customers above all else. That’s why we promise to do our utmost to provide you with an unforgettable customer service experience every time you seek us out for your Glendale auto repair. You are our most valuable business asset, and we always endeavor to take good care of you as well as your vehicle.

Give us a call today at (623) 223-1691 and experience the CarLife difference.