Compared with a hand-held flashlight, products such as the Liteband Flex 300 Headlamp are considerably more convenient for working in tight and dimly lit automobile engine bays, where you need both hands to do work. The product’s 20 LEDs provide 300 lumens of light, dispersed over a 210-degree range. The lightweight unit can be set […]

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It always pays to be prepared for any eventuality when on the road and away from your garage or workshop, which is where the Ranch Hand Multi Tool from American Buffalo Knife Tool can come in handy. The compact (less than five inches long) product comes with a two-inch-long blade plus built-in pliers, a crescent […]

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The return of the General Motors’ large-and-in-charge brand will begin for the 2022 model year with an electric pickup. It has since been announced that a utility-vehicle version will arrive in the spring of 2023 as a 2024 model. Although similar-looking, it’s nearly nine inches shorter overall that the truck. The two electric motors will […]

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No, not a new turbocharged engine, but a boost in ground clearance to 9.5 inches from 8.7. This is specific to the 2022 Wilderness edition of the all-wheel-drive wagon, which will join the regular Outback in the lineup. Along with a unique front-end design, the Outback Wilderness comes with a front skid plate, unique 17-inch […]

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Following much teasing, Ford is close to releasing full details and images of its new compact pickup that arrives for 2022. The Maverick, which is smaller than the midsize Ranger, uses the same platform as the recently arrived Bronco Sport (as does the Ford Escape). It’s also designed more for urban pursuits than rigorous commercial-grade […]

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Startup automaker Alpha Motors of California is getting in on the electric-pickup market. The compact-sized, retro-styled Alpha Wolf and the Ace coupe will both head to market sometime in 2023. The Wolf will be available in front-wheel-drive using a single electric motor, or with all-wheel-drive version using a second motor in the back. Power ratings […]

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Wait, why would anyone want to steal a catalytic converter? Thieves are after the platinum, rhodium and palladium rare earth metals located inside the case. If you’re hearing about such thefts in your area, the CatClamp can provide a measure of protection. The patented product consists of aircraft-grade wire rope that literally wraps the converter […]

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Plastic model kits usually require hours of patience and a deft hand with a tube of glue and the various bottles of paints and brushes. There’s definitely fun in the process for some people, but Maisto sells 1/24-scale die-cast kits requiring only a screwdriver for model assembly. Each car is authentically reproduced and comes with […]

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Most every pickup cap on the market is a rectangular-shaped box. Then there’s the Aero X from Michigan Vehicle Solutions. Clearly designed more for style than practicality, the molded composite top has glass side windows plus a lockable louvered rear window that opens wide for loading and unloading cargo. Aero X also provides protection from […]

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If you’re lacking the necessary funds to buy a Rolls-Royce, perhaps you can content yourself with the automaker’s Pursuit Seat. The portable product is ideal for those times when you would rather sit outside than stand. The cushion is made of natural-grain leather supported by a folding polished-aluminum frame. The padded seat is propped up […]

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