Convertibles are mostly about fun in the sun, but not so much when your hair is constantly blowing in your face or you’re forced to wear a ball cap. Then there’s the wind-gust buffeting that forces you to shout at your driving partner and/or crank up the turn audio-system volume. One solution is to install […]

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If your car doesn’t have a modern blind-spot warning system — available on most new vehicles — the Allview Mirror System (AMS) is a compelling substitute. The manufacturer states that the AMS is unlike an image-distorting convex mirror (the one with the phrase “Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear”). The flat, panoramic surface […]

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You can outfit your vehicle with a variety of emergency gear, but consider the CarAIDE Multi-Tool 3S that provides nearly everything you need in one package. The heart of the product is a tough water- and shock-resistant flashlight, an extra-loud alarm and strobing SOS flasher with a 755-foot range. It also functions as a 12-volt […]

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Most dog owners recognize the need to properly secure their pooches while riding in the car. One solution is the Vehicle Safety Harness from Rochester, N.Y.-based Mighty Paw. The company claims the product is made using heavy-duty materials, including the metal attachments and the waterproof harness itself. The harness can be detached from the seat […]

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Or in sand, or in snow. The Tactical Black Recovery Board kit from Traction Jack consists of two extra-wide composite panels that the manufacturer claims are virtually indestructible. They’re hinged in the center so they’ll work on uneven terrain, and can be folded after use for easy storage. For changing tires on soft ground, you […]

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Too much or too little tongue weight while towing can negatively affect stability and handling, and can also damage your vehicle. Likewise, towing an unbalanced load can cause dangerous trailer-sway conditions. The ball and receiver from Weigh Safe comes with a built-in scale that indicates the downward force on the hitch (between 10 and 15 […]

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The Chamberlain myQ Smart Garage Door opener consists of a ceiling-mounted hub — claimed to connect to nearly every electronic opener built since 1993 — that you plug into a nearby power source. The accompanying wireless electronic sensor that mounts on the inside of your garage door sends a message to your smart phone (via […]

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The story of toymaker Smith-Miller is a fascinating one and can be read at www.smittytoytrucks.com. In a nutshell, the company’s line of 1/16th-scale transport trucks and trailers includes some of the most unique samples to be found anywhere. Each one is a limited-edition model and individually numbered. Some are made using new-old-stock pieces that date […]

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Are you still using one of those old-fashioned, hard-to-read, and somewhat-inaccurate, sliding-scale pocket tire gauges? Consider a 21st-century upgrade to the Tekron 5941 Digital Tire Gauge. The ergonomically designed unit comes with an LED readout that can be easily seen in little or zero light. The nozzle also has a built-in light, making it easy […]

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Blipshift’s collection of humorous automotive-themed T-shirts mostly leans toward promoting fast cars in general, and manual transmissions in particular. At $15 each, they’re also affordable. But don’t stop there as Blipship also sells socks, ties, mugs, coasters, key chains and other accessories, most with shift-for-yourself themes (check out the ice-cube trays). The company also sells […]

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