Car accessories

Most phone or GPS mounts for your car tend to be your standard windshield mount type but sometimes you may not favor them on your windshield since it may get in the way of your view. The Vantrue M1 Car Mount Holder not only can be used on your windshield but can also be attached on [...]

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Every summer we read tragic stories about children dying from heat-related causes when their parents or caretakers forgot them in the backseat of their car. According to the company Rear View Safety, 29 children have died from vehicular heatstroke in 2016. Even with the windows cracked, the temperature inside of a car can reach 125 [...]

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Why restrict your use of emoticons to only sending text messages to your friends with your smart phone when you can take them with you on your next road trip. The CarMoji is a car accessory that lets drivers send positive messages to other cars using remote controlled, light-up, emojis. The CarMoji installs on a [...]

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At least once or twice a year the battery on Jeanne's Kia or the battery on our lawn tractor dies. Using jumper cables with another vehicle like my MINI Cooper to jump start the dead battery always makes me nervous. First I have to Google the cable connection sequence and then actually do it. The [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, News

I’ve been procrastinating writing my review of the MIUCOLOR Trunk Organizer, waiting for a “really big” shopping trip to load it up and get a picture. I thought a “really big” trip would be the true test of the trunk organizer. However, this summer has been so busy I haven’t had any really big trips. [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Car Gear, Reviews

You're driving along minding your own business only to look up and see flashing lights in your rearview mirror. Then you look down at your speedometer and cringe. When you drive a smooth, quiet car, it's very easy to speed without realizing it until it's too late. Radar detectors are one way to help prevent [...]

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Do you keep track of your car's fuel economy by calculating miles per gallon each time you fill up? Maybe you have a notebook where you manually write it down or an app where you record the numbers? Or maybe your car can constantly display it on your dash like my 2013 MINI Cooper. Do [...]

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I have wanted a backup camera for my MINI Cooper for years but haven't made the effort to install one because of the wiring that's involved. I kept thinking that someone would come up with a wireless version that could interface with my smartphone. I'm happy to say that my wait is over. Well almost... [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Car Gear

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Escort Radar. All opinions are 100% mine. With Father's Day coming up and graduation parties, this time of year can be as popular for gift giving as the holidays are in December. If you're having a tough time figuring out the perfect gift for [...]

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Your car’s tires are an integral part of your safety while driving, and responsible adults pay attention to them. But really, checking my tire pressure is way at the bottom of my list of things I want to do.   The Papago GoSafe TPMS 100 (TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring System) makes this task easy and much [...]

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Do you have any road trip vacations on your calendar for this summer? As gadgeteers, we all know that driving directions and destination details aren't the only things we have to consider when we're planning for driving trips. Our travel gadgets rank right up there in importance too. When you're planning a road trip, you [...]

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Dash cams have become very popular in the last few years, but now we have another type of camera for cars. No, it's not a back up camera, it's a backseat camera or a babycam. The Garmin babyCam connects without tools to the headrest of your seat and interfaces wirelessly with a variety of Garmin [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Car Gear, News

About a year ago, I was in a collision caused by a driver who suddenly turned in front of me. I took a lot of pictures, one of which eventually proved that I was not at fault, but a dash cam such as the Yada Dash Road Cam HD would have given the insurance company [...]

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If you've ever been caught a situation where your car battery has died on you in an inopportune moment, then perhaps it is time to purchase the INNOVA 3721 Battery and Charging System Monitor. This device plugs into your vehicle's cigarette lighter of 12-volt negative ground systems' cars and will report the battery's voltage on the LCD [...]

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How many of you have wished that you could tell the driver behind you how you feel? Yeah, me too (hey, it could be a nice feeling too you know!). ThinkGeek has a gadget to do just that! The Drivemocion LED Car Sign is a 6.5" diameter circular car sign that hangs from your rear [...]

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