Top 10 Gifts for the Handy Man Who Has Everything

With the holidays fast approaching, it is time to think about what to give the man on your gift list. For those with a handy man or woman on their list, here are some great holiday gift ideas.

1. Emergency tire repair kit: Kits include all of the items you need to patch a tire. With one of these handy kits, there is no need to call for help. You can fix your own tire on the spot. Price range: $20 – $50.

2. Car care kits: Whether your gift recipient owns a collection of classic cars or just wants to keep his everyday ride shiny and clean, a car care kit is just the thing. They can be purchased in a variety of combinations for different types of washing, waxing and buffing. Price range: $20 – $300.

3. Auto accessories: For the guy or gal who really loves their car, consider purchasing custom plates or license plate holders, window deflectors, a trunk organizer, steering wheel covers, floor mats and more. Prices vary.

4. Roof racks (ski, bicycle, luggage): There are dozens of roof rack storage items on the market including the familiar ski, bicycle and luggage racks as well as roof storage, kayak racks and surfboard carriers. Prices vary.

5. Garage storage: In terms of garage storage, the possibilities are endless. Storage options include everything from hanging tool storage and portable tool boxes to storage racks, shelves and cabinets. The sky’s the limit and, of course, so are the prices so shop accordingly.

6. Specialty tools: Who doesn’t love a new toy? Check your favorite retailer or online store for a wide variety of specialty tools like a funnel system, digital torque wrench, electronic heat gun or socket set. There’s something to please everyone. Prices vary.

7. Global positioning system (GPS): They say that men don’t stop to ask directions. With a GPS, he doesn’t have to. A good GPS system will help him find his way no matter where he is. Portable, lightweight and handy. Prices: $200 to $800. Garmin is one of the more well-known brands.

8. Vehicle service packages (car wash, detailing, etc.): Give your guy the gift of time by purchasing him a package of car wash & waxes from your local car wash, or treat him to a full detail at his favorite body shop. Prices vary.

9. Vehicle battery tester: Test your own car or truck battery with a battery & system tester. Price: about $100 (Griot’s Garage)

10. Curb ramps: If your favorite guy or gal has roll-over curbs (you know the kind where your vehicle scrapes the driveway when you enter or exit?), give him a set of curb ramps to ease the transition from street to driveway and vice versa. Ideal for cars, trucks, vans, RVs, boats, golf carts and more. Price: about $300.

Many of these can be purchased at local automotive retailers (AutoZone, Napa, Schuck’s) large discount retailers (Wal-Mart, Target, Costco), and local detail and body shops. If you are hoping to save time and money, many of the above products can also be ordered online and shipped to you or directly to your recipient for gift-giving. Act quickly though. Each business will have its own holiday delivery cut-off dates. Happy Holidays and enjoy your creative gifts!

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Curb ramps – a great gift for the man who has everything!

It’s mid-November and many of you are thinking of what to buy for your boyfriends, husbands, fathers and brothers for the holidays. If your beloved has a car, truck, motorcycle, or recreational vehicle of any kind and is also cursed with rollover-style curbs at the entry of their driveway, he’ll love Bridjit Curb Ramps! These affordable, easy-to-install driveway curb ramps will help your man drive safely and smoothly over your driveway’s curb, saving wear and tear on his vehicle. For only $299 for the initial set of 3-4ft. ramps (12ft) , plus shipping, you can surprise your guy this holiday season with a gift that will last longer than any tie, cologne or remote caddy. Order by December 1, 2008 at to ensure holiday delivery.

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Do Bridjit Curb Ramp allow for proper drainage? What about parking?

Do Bridjit Curb Ramps allow for proper drainage? Yes! Our curb ramps are designed with a large water channel down the middle of the bottom side for drainage. Normal water flows are taken care of with this channel, and high flows of water and debris are diverted around the ramps.

What about parking? Parallel parking is assisted with beveled ends, allowing cars to easily access the ramp from the end.

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Did you know your home’s rollover curb may be damaging your vehicle?

Do you have a driveway with a deep “rollover” curb that is hard to get over when pulling in or out of your driveway? Have you ever wondered what long-term effects these jarring scenarios have on your vehicles? In addition to being annoying, the damage to your car, truck or RV can be significant, affecting the frame of your car, its wheels, steering components, alignment , tire wear and, ultimately, decreasing gas mileage. Before we can correct the problem, however, we need to understand it.

These troublesome curbs started occurring in subdivisions built in North America after 1980 when developers installed extruded curbs and gutters and paved streets before the construction of the actual homes that would utilize them. This method saved developers money by eliminating the need for more expensive swale-type driveways and detailed planning, but it created curbs and gutters that were rounded but with a blunt top leading to the driveway.
Unfortunately, this design can cause significant damage to the underside of the vehicles that drive over them including cars, trucks, SUVs, RVs, motorcycles, trailered boats, golf carts and more. The jarring effect on the vehicle can also impact the driver and passengers. Despite the damage, developers continue to use this type of rollover curb design in new neighborhoods nationwide.

To save the wear and tear to your vehicles and reduce the “jar to your car,” there are several potential solutions to consider:

1) Demolish your driveway entry and curb, and reconstruct a smoother entry. Pros: permanent correction of the rollover curb. Cons: expense, potential difficulty getting approval from your local municipality and homeowner’s association for a design change.

2) Fill in the rollover curb with cement, asphalt or steel so that the steepness of the rollover curb is lessened. Pros: relatively easy to implement. Cons: Against code, permanent, noisy, can be a trip hazard, and very heavy to move for maintenance.

3) Purchase curb ramps specifically designed to fit into the curb and gutter to create a smooth transition from your driveway to the street. Pros: convenient, inexpensive, made of recycled materials, made in the USA, water and debris flow freely underneath, sturdy but movable. Cons: Once you buy curb ramps, everyone in your neighborhood will want them.

Of course, the choice is yours as to how to best correct the problem. Whatever solution you choose, we encourage you to consider it wisely and to correct the problem soon. The long-term effects on your vehicles can be costly.

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Testimonials from Satisfied Customers

Here’s what some of our customers have to say about Bridjit Curb Ramps:

- “Bridjit ramps have saved me from daily fits of pain. Regard less of how careful we used our driveway opening, my back would give me problems. With your ramps I now have no problems at all. I thank you very kindly.” – James in Longmont, CO.

-”All three ramps arrived. I’ve already got it installed. It works perfectly. Excellent product. Thanks for your help”. – Victor in Lynwood, WA.

-”Using a green product for my driveway solution is a plus. Having it manufactured in the USA is alarmingly unique”.- Ted in Cupertino, CA.

- We appreciate your extra time in working out a solution for us that works. You have most probably added an additional 10 years of life to our golf cart. - Jerry in Boulder, CO

To learn more about how Bridjit Curb Ramps can simplify your life, give us a call at 1-877-522-6611. We’re available 24/7, so call now!