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evo spring gift guide 2024

Must-have gifts for the evo reader and their car this spring time

Nilfisk washer

Spring has sprung, and with warmer weather on the way, we can look forward to a fantastic year's motoring. And, if you’re in need of the ideal gift for the passionate petrolhead in your life, then we’re here to help.

Below we have a superb selection of ideas to suit budgets of all sizes, featuring everything from the very latest cleaning products to dash cams and watches. 

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Take a look below for some inspiration...

Nilfisk Core 130 Bike & Auto pressure washer

Nilfisk washer

With spring just around the corner, a pressure washer is perfect for keeping your car looking as good as new. Nilfisk’s Core 130 Pressure Washer for Cars and Bikes has adjustable power control and four additional car-cleaning accessories that make cleaning your car even more efficient and effective.

Price: £174.99

Contact: shop.nilfisk.com

15% OFF with Discount Code: NILFISKAUTO15 (valid until 12/04/2024)

Overland and Overland + jump starters

Overland jump leads

Winners of four Auto Express Best Buy reviews, the Overland and Overland + are excellent expedition-proven power banks that can also jump start any engine from 0.1 to 5.0 litres. The units can be recharged via either mains or an optional fold-out solar panel, and are supplied with their own 12V lighter-style socket.

Price: From £89.95

Contact: mobilesolarchargers.co.uk / 01935 824918

Autoglym Ceramic Wash & Protect

Autoglym ceramic wash

Autoglym Ceramic Wash & Protect is an all-new, easy-to-use triple-action ceramic car shampoo that delivers a deep clean - creating a smooth high-gloss shine and leaving a durable water-repellent layer of protection. The sophisticated new formulation helps to lift dirt and stubborn grime from paintwork and ‘capture’ it in the solution for easy rinsing, while shampoo-specific ceramic (Si02) technology creates a powerful protective barrier. Ceramic Wash & Protect also cuts the time and effort that is required to dry the car, and ensures that the next clean can be completed more quickly and easily.

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RRP: £24.99

Autoglym Advanced All Wheel Cleaner

Autoglym wheel cleaner

Autoglym Advanced All Wheel Cleaner safely and effectively removes contaminants from all lacquered wheel types. The efficient cleaner contains active ingredients that react with any ingrained metal particles – turning a deep red as they do so – and lifts them from the wheel surface so they can be easily rinsed away. Autoglym’s new foaming formula also clings more effectively to the wheel surface, delivering an intense clean while reducing the need for agitation with cleaning tools.

RRP: £19.99 (1-litre spray) £29.99 (2.5-litre screw-top bottle)

Visit: Autoglym.comAmazon.co.uk/Autoglym, or visit Halfords outlets or independent car care retailers.

GYEON Q2M Iron and Q2M Tar

Gyeon Iron

GYEON’S Q2M Iron is one of the fastest-acting, most efficient iron removers you can buy for a keen detailer’s toolkit. It’s used for decontaminating harsh ferrous deposits like rail dust (small, rusting metal particles which can become embedded in paintwork) and brake dust. Despite its effectiveness, Q2M Iron is pH neutral, which means it’s still suitable for sensitive materials or polished wheels.

Gyeon Tar

Meanwhile, tar and other asphalt contaminants are also something that should be kept off a car’s paintwork to keep it in tiptop condition. This is where Q2M Tar steps in, helping speed up the decontamination process, which will often involve the use of a clay bar and a lot of time. By combining Q2M Tar and Q2M Iron, this usually arduous task becomes a whole lot easier. Each product is available in 500ml, 1L and 4L bottles, and prices start at just £14.50, proving that professional-grade detailing products don’t have to be expensive.

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Price: From £14.50

Contact: mycarcleaning.co.uk/collections/gyeon

All new Nextbase iQ Smart Dash Cam

Nextbase dash cam

Introducing the all-new Nextbase iQ Smart Dash Cam - the world’s most connected aftermarket in-car camera. The two-camera system, with the option to add a rear camera, features AI powered sensing technology and a 4G connection that is always working to help you stay safe. Advanced features will track the speed and movement of other vehicles and road users, and using the LiveView function via the iQ app means you can see what’s going on around your vehicle at any time. Available in 1K, 2K or 4K versions, the Nextbase iQ Smart Dash Cam provides complete safety and peace of mind - just like a home-security system for your car.

Price: £349

Visit: halfords.com and nextbase.co.uk

Roue TPS watch

Roue watch

The motorsport-themed TPS watch from Roue pays homage to the 910 racing car with which Porsche snared a long-awaited ‘home victory’ at the Nurburgring 1000km. To celebrate this, the TPS features an embossed image of the famous car on its caseback. Inside is a proven, reliable Seiko movement, while the triple-layer dial features Swiss Super-Luminova for excellent legibility in the dark. The watch can be purchased in eight distinct forms, including the panda-style TPS Two. Each is limited to 1,000 pieces, but despite the exclusivity, this is a very affordable timepiece, at £250 including shipping and two pre-colour-set interchangeable leather straps.

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Price: £250

Visit: rouewatch.com

AlcoSense Elite 3 Breathalyser

AlcoSense Elite 3

The AlcoSense Elite 3 breathalyser provides results that can be trusted, helping you accurately check you’re safe to drive the morning after. The unit works via a premium 28mm2 semi-conductor sensor, providing a reading that goes down to two decimal places delivered in just a few seconds. This is combined with clear colour coding - green, amber and red. A memory recall function makes it easy to check the previous nine results, while the Elite 3 can be set to any limit used in the UK and Ireland. The unit is also discreet and pocket-sized, so it can be taken anywhere.

Price: £69.99

Contact: alcosense.co.uk/elite3

evo Trackdays at Goodwood Motor Circuit

evo trackdays

Are you raring to get on track this year? Team up with evo this summer and head to the iconic Goodwood Motor Circuit to experience a thrilling full-day’s driving. Tickets cost just £569 and include a full day on track, complimentary photography, free helmet hire and all catering - including a delicious two course lunch and afternoon tea.

Join us on one (or more) of the following dates:

  • Friday 17th May 2024
  • Tuesday 2nd July 2024
  • Thursday 19th September 2024

Price: £569

Visit: evotrackdays.co.uk

Bilt Hamber Double-Speed Wax

Bilt Hamber wax

After you’ve finished meticulously cleaning your car, it’s important to make sure your hard work doesn’t go to waste. That’s why a premium wax is a vital part of any home-detailing kit - providing a layer of protection over the paint while also giving a glossy shine. Bilt Hamber’s Double Speed Wax is an award-winner that’s both water-repellent and detergent-resistant, producing impressive, long-lasting results. It’s better value than the more expensive paste waxes, too, with Double Speed Wax coming in at £16.95for a 250ml tin that also includes an applicator pad and a microfibre cloth.

Price: £16.95

Visit: bilthamber.com/product/double-speed-wax

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