In carpentry, the rule of thumb is to measure twice and cut once. When it comes to auto repair/maintenance, the mantra can now be to measure the bolt head or nut first rather than guessing and running back and forth to the toolbox until you find the right wrench or socket. The Wrench iD+ calibration […]

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So-called puddle lights, designed to light your way when you open your car door, are commonly found on luxury vehicles. Most of them also project the automaker’s logo onto the ground. You can now get the same type of LED light display for almost any make, including high-end models (Ferrari, Bentley, Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar, to […]

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Car buffs with an extra vehicle or two to store in their garages should consider the Autostacker parking lift. The galvanized-steel unit’s hydraulic cylinders can lift and support up to 6,000 pounds and the manufacturer claims it takes up less space than competing products. The Autostacker is also available with a removable center-deck access panel […]

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Vintage license plates look really cool on old automobiles, but they also look good on headgear produced by Gasoline Caps of Portland, Oregon. Its line of hats features embroidered patches of various state license plates from a wide range of years. A few of the many styles include 1935 Vermont, 1975 Montana, 1952 Michigan, 1969 […]

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Although the Eclipse Cross is new, the foundation has been adapted from the automaker's other utility vehicles. That means the space between the front and rear wheels is identical for all three. For overall length, though, the Eclipse Cross is 10 centimetres longer than the RVR and about 30 shorter than the Outlander. The Eclipse Cross also resembles the RVR in many ways, except for the former's flashier front-end that appears to be inspired by Lexus. 

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For well-heeled drivers, Mitchell & King of Scotland provides a highly specialized line of car-care products. The company bills itself as “the most unique and exclusive car wax artisans in the world” and based on the prices, there’s no reason to doubt that claim. For example, the company’s Ultra wax is blended with 78 percent […]

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For both modern and classic pickups, a genuine wood bed liner is practically a must. Bed Wood and Parts has a wide variety, custom-designed to fit virtually every make, model and year of truck. The company also produces all the proper stainless-steel and aluminum finishing hardware needed for a standout custom look. The company sells […]

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A sleek, comfortable and fuel-efficient five-passenger Honda might seem like nothing out of the ordinary, but the 2019 Insight Hybrid raises the bar.  The same can’t be said for previous Insights, however.  The original two-door hatchback (2000-’06) was thrifty, but was too tiny and weird looking to gain much of following.

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For camping, picnicking or just enjoying the Great Outdoors, consider packing some basic utensils. The Buck TravelMate Kit is one of those multi-use items that stores easily in your vehicle or on your person. Each kit comes with a wooden-handled knife with a five-inch serrated blade that can handle everything from buttering bread to chopping […]

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Less daylight — winter — means cooler/cold temperatures and one way to stay toasty is with an electric car blanket from Stalwart Automotive Products. The 59-inch by- 43-inch polyester blanket plugs into the 12-volt lighter socket, and the eight-foot cord allows rear-seat occupants to stay warm, too. With the blanket hooked to a portable power […]

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