30 Gifts for Mechanics That Would Pass Any Inspection

Updated on March 7, 2022 Updated on Mar 7, 2022
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    Life throwing a wrench at you while buying a present for your mechanic? This handy list can help buff out those worries with the perfect gift! No need to even buy a new air filter!

  1. Starter Fluid Mug
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    Like a car without gas, a mechanic without their morning brew may just stall out for the day. This coffee mug adds some light humor to the morning before heading under the hood of a car or returning home after a long day. A great gift idea for anyone, especially for someone working with tools all day.

  3. Flashlight Gloves
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    These handy gloves for your handyman give a whole new meaning to “hand tools.” Sometimes an auto mechanic needs both hands at the ready when working their job and holding a flashlight will just get in the way. These gloves provide so much more in maneuverability when rolling under the engine and can be the perfect work light for late night.

  5. Magnetic Wristband
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    One of the worst things to happen to a car mechanic is fallen nut or washer through the cracks of a car, which can greatly delay an otherwise fast fix. This may be one of the best mechanic gifts you can get for someone who has to move around all the tight spaces of their ride (or others). Easily enough surface area to hold onto extra fasteners, drill bits, bolts, a bottle opener, etc. If it’s magnetic, it will stick!

  7. Creeper Seat
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    Pliers or a screwdriver may be some of a craftsman’s most important tools, but this creeper seat just might be a mechanics tool that can’t be lived without. Crawling under a truck or kneeling over the hood can cause undue and unnecessary stress on your mechanics back and this seat will have your auto-guy zipping around faster than the wheels he’s working on.

  9. Carhartt Hoodie
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    Sometimes all a mechanic wants to do is throw on a t-shirt and a hoodie and go work on their diy car in the garage. Carhartt is the undisputed king of coverage for the working man and this heavy sweatshirt will not disappoint. Designed to keep the cold and water out, your handyman will make this his go-to work uniform.

  11. Car Vaccuum
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    Whether they’re a diesel mechanic or a mechanical engineer, a car guy’s space can sometimes get a little messy. This useful gift comes neatly packed in a carrying case with 3 nozzle attachments, a filter brush, spare filter and a generous 16-foot cable; no batteries required! Unfortunately, that french fry that fell between the seats isn’t going to clean itself up…

  13. Wrench & Chain Ashtray
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    A unique gift for the guy who needs a smoke break when they can’t quite figure out why the handlebars seem stiff. Hand-crafted out of polyresin, each order is different from the last! Durable and lightweight, this ashtray will fit right in at any garage or auto-shop as a functional ash-catcher or decorative piece.

  15. Motorcycle Sculpture
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    A cool gift that might be great to go right alongside the previously listed motorcycle ashtray. Each sculpture is made to order and uses real parts recycled from various vehicles. The tires are bearings from a car’s electrical system and the bike’s fuel tank was once a rocker arm from an automotive ignition. Such attention to detail and handiwork would impress any auto-enthusiast.

  17. Mechanic Sign
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    A little humor can go a long way at an auto-shop. This funny gift may rustle some feathers but will get a good laugh out of most. Perfect to hang in the managers office or in a home garage. Made with fade-resistant ink and aluminum this sign is built to last.

  19. Wrench Key Holder
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    A good gift for a mechanic with a couple rides or a couple clients. Add to the decor of any garage with this cast-iron wrench key holder. A few screws are all you need to spruce up a work-space and make organizing multiple key rings a synch. Why worry about dropping keys in or around the vehicle when there’s a perfect spot to safely hang them?

  21. Rolling Toolbox
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    Easily, one of the best gifts for mechanics are more tools! With more wrenches, screwdrivers, ratchets, and hex tools than you can shake a hammer at, any car aficionado would love to have this high-quality set added to their garage. To sweeten the deal, this 258-piece mechanics tool set is entirely mobile in its portable rolling case. Each item has its perfect place, so nobody will ever have to worry about where they left their level or tape measure ever again.

  23. Flex Coverall
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    Nobody likes to get dirty at work but one wrong move while trying to change someone’s oil can spell disaster for your local mechanic. A heavy-duty coverall can make all the difference in protecting one’s clothes and skin and this one is guaranteed to be dustproof, UV protected, and water repellent. Coming with multiple pockets and in multiple colors, keep the grime out and the tools in, in style.

  25. Carbon Fiber Wallet
  26. An automobile job requires a fair amount of movement, getting around a car can be tricky. If something falls out of a pocket who knows how long it would take to realize? A high-quality carbon fiber wallet guarantees that, even if it falls out of pocket, anything inside will at last be well-protected. Scratch resistant and lightweight it’s the perfect wallet for such an active job.

  27. Gojo Hand Cleaner
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    When working on a car it’s inevitable that you’re going to get a little dirty. Gojo soaps are standard across garages, so this 3-pack is a great gift for a hard-working mechanic. Tough on all manner of grease, muck, and grime this creme-style soap can be used with or without water, perfect for a busy body who wouldn’t have time to run to a sink during a lengthy job but doesn’t want to be covered in too much soot.

  29. Universal Socket
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    If your handyman is running low on space but always appreciates a new tool for his trade, look no further than universal socket. Able to take on various shapes and sizes for any job, it even comes with a drill adapter to tackle particularly difficult areas. Able to adjust to grip most metric, wing nuts, broken nuts, stripped nuts, eye bolts, square nuts, hexes and more, this little gadget is surprisingly versatile. A no-brainer buy!

  31. Dual Lens Borescope
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    While many mechanics worth their salt can diagnose an automobile issue with some trial-and-error, a little extra help never hurt. This dual lens borescope produces high-quality photos with dynamic lighting to assist in diagnosing any problem under the hood or otherwise. The endoscope’s body is reinforced with metal, to be drop resistant, rainproof and designed for heavy duty work. With the ability to save photos through a micro-SD and stay charged for up to 6 hours of use, any mechanic would be grateful for such a handy piece of equipment.

  33. Bluetooth & LED Light Beanie
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    Nothings worse than getting headphones tangled around a pipe or dropping an AirPod straight into the washer fluid container. Serving both comfort and function, this beanie provides LED light AND Bluetooth functionality to listen to some favorite tunes while working on an alternator. A 33-foot range means that you wouldn’t even need to worry about your phone falling out of your pocket and into some oil; it can be safely tucked away somewhere else. With 5 colors available for purchase ant mechanic outfit can have a stylish hat to go along with it!

  35. Neck & Back Massager
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    Not every mechanic needs a macho work related gift, sometimes they just want a TLC. With 8 deep-kneading shiatsu massage heads that relax and relieve tense muscles they wont even think about the fact that they stripped 3 lug nuts while changing tires earlier in the day. A built-in heating function can be turned on or of manually for those extra tough work days and the included carrying case and car adapter means that even while on the job they can work out those work knots.

  37. Auto Scan Tool
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    To understand the problem with a vehicle you need the complete picture and a code reader can save hours of inspection. Near unlimited reports aid auto technicians in the diagnoses and repair of so many problems it’s crazy to think that anyone who works on cars wouldn’t want this tool. A customizable and convenient app downloaded through their cell phone shows the up-to-date status of the vehicle so there’s no need to scribble down anything on paper for later. 

  39. Kneeling Pad
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    Auto mechanics are constantly moving in, on, under, and above all manner of vehicles and, typically, the floor of the shop is not the most comfortable place to be. A 1-inch thick foam pad is perfect for those jobs that require someone to be constantly crawling on the ground. Even something as simple as a tire change can be rough on the knees. The pads material bounces back to form, even after long periods of use.

  41. Custom Neon Sign
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    Light up the garage with a a custom sign! A little over 5-feet long, this sign will let everyone know who’s in charge of the cars. All you need to do is provide a name and choose from a selection of colors available. Not only will this brighten up the shop but it doesn’t give off heat, so the busy shop won’t have to worry about getting extra sweaty when working on an alternator. Besides this particular neon sign, this seller offers a wide variety of signs for any occasion, making these signs a perfect Christmas gift, birthday present; anything you like!

  43. Mini NOS Keychain
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    While it may not be the biggest or most extravagant gift on our list it is definitely a gift that will make your mechanic smile. Most mechanics dream of gettign their own classic car and fixing it up with all the bells and whistles money can afford; their dream car. While some drivers might want to take it easy on the speed, Fast & Furious aficionados will appreciate this little bottle of boost (no actually nitrous oxide included) (unfortunately).

  45. Multitool Pen
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    It turns out that every inspection doesn’t need top of the line equipment to fix something. This 9-in-1 pen includes a twist Ballpoint pen, ruler, screwdriver (both Flat & Phillips), bottle opener, stylus, level, and LED flashlight; everything at your fingertips. Instead of having to crawl out from under the car this handy pocket tool can be used to solve an issue without breaking a sweat. It can be especially useful when someone else in the shop is hogging the screwdrivers, they’ll have their own personal one at the ready at all times.

  47. Magnetic Pickup Tool Set 
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    Another great gift for the auto guy is this magnetic telescopic tool set. One of the most frustrating things for a mechanic is dropping something through the inner crevices of a vehicle and then having to rig something together in order to fish it out. There’s no need to worry about any of that when you have a kit that includes a mirror, magnifying glass, flashlight, and multiple magnetic grips. No screw will be lost again!

  49. M-Pact Gloves
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    A mechanic’s hands are one of the most important tools on the job. A screwdriver can be replaced but nobody wants to get their finger caught in potentially moving parts. These gloves offer above and beyond protection with knuckle guards, internal fingertip reinforcement, palm padding, and microfiber tear resistance throughout; they’re machine washable too! Don’t settle for anything less than this top-of-the-line protection.

  51. Floormat Drink Coasters
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    Many of these items have been for on-the-job activities so it’s about time we had something for a mechanic to unwind with. Just because an auto-shop might be greasy and dusty doesn’t mean that anyone wants a cup ring on their furniture at home. These cool car mat coasters ensure that any beverage won’t leave unwanted residue on the kitchen table, and they’ll be a fun conversation piece when hosting. 

  53. Charcoal Soap
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    After a long day of mucking about the shop any mechanic wants to come home to a hot shower. Grease Monkey Charcoal Soap is specially formulated to cut through grease and sludge that may come with fixing cars. While it may be tough on dirt it is gentle on skin, gently exfoliating while cleansing. A great gift to make sure your mechanic is a squeaky clean as the car they work on.

  55. Tool Apron
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    Some superheroes have tool-belts and some mechanics have tool-aprons. Why have tools on the floor or hanging out of a pocket when everything can be in one place? With generous pocket space your mechanic will never have to look for a missing level again.

  57. Truck Engine Toy
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    A gift for both mechanic and child! Bring the fun of the job home while also encouraging positive growth for the kiddos. The engine can be disassembled and reassembled with two included repairing tools, less tools than dad needs! Also included are RC car keys with simulated lock and a DIY sticker set.

  59. Mini Fridge
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    Whether it’s for the shop or the man cave any mechanic would love a mini fridge as a gift. Whether stocked with energy drinks for work or something a little harder for home, no one will be disappointed. The single door design is convenient and space efficient, yet roomy, perfect for a busy garage. Keep the drinks cold during or after a busy day!