The simplest solution is usually the most effective when solving any of life’s annoying problems. This certainly applies to the issue of snagging your garden hose or electrical cord on your vehicle’s tires. Royal Automotive Accessories’ straightforward solution is called the Hose Slide. This thick plastic piece fits around the edge of virtually any size and prevents garden hoses and extension cords from being caught up as you work around your vehicle. It will also keep you from turning the air blue from exasperation. A pair of Hose Slides will set you back $13. Details at www.hoseslide.com. Order from a number of resellers, including www.amazon.com.