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FOXWELL BT705 car battery tester review – Stay current on your battery health

REVIEW – Not too long ago the car wouldn’t start. Dreaded dead battery! Fortunately, I have an automotive battery charger and I was able to nurse the battery back to health. But is the battery still OK or on the way out? Is it something other than the battery? Before taking it in or swapping …

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VIOFO A139 Pro 3CH, the first real 4K HDR 3 channel dashcam with Sony STARVIS 2

NEWS – Widely known for its discrete design, highly rotatable front lens, and separate interior lens which is especially helpful for ride-givers who want to keep an eye on the backseat, the VIOFO A139 3CH was once the first 3 channel dashcam with 5GHz Wi-Fi in the market. As a pioneer in dashcam imaging, VIOFO …

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Outpost is the vehicle mounted hammock stand that’s perfect for your next off-road adventure

NEWS – Don’t want to sleep on the ground the next time you camp because of bugs and such? Then how about sleeping in a hammock? But not just any hammock, the Kammok Outpost is a portable hammock stand that has a special ball hitch mount that you can connect to your vehicle. This folding …

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Nexar Beam GPS dash cam review – little device can eliminate big headaches

REVIEW – Even though my teenager has been asking for a dash cam for months, I never really saw the value in one… until I was recently T-boned by a driver who blew through a stop sign. Now I’m much more open to the idea, seeing firsthand how helpful that footage could have been for …

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Gooloo GTX280 Portable Power Station review – Keep it in your car

REVIEW – The portable power station market is getting interesting. Just a few years ago, all you could get were small, hand-held units with an AV outlet, a couple of USB ports and a 12V “cigarette lighter” port—all fairly basic stuff. Now, everybody seems to offer power stations in a vast array of sizes, ports, …

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Technaxx TX-168 Pro universal car alarm review – Portable protection for your car!

REVIEW – A few weeks ago, my daughter came home from work and reported a car parked adjacent to hers had been damaged and burglarized for the coins in the cup holder. She’s savvy enough to not leave anything valuable in her car, even if it’s only a few dollars in coins, but it got …

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Worx 20V Power Share Portable Air Pump Inflator review – this small pump does it all

REVIEW – There’s not a lot worse than having to pay for air to inflate the tires on your car or bike. Not to mention finding a place that has an air pump these days. I own a portable inflator, it is nice, but it needs to be plugged into your car’s 12V outlet. That …

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Chemical Guys Drill Powered Headlights Restoration & Protection Kit review – Now my headlights light up the road again!

REVIEW – I love cars!  I am one of those people who end up with a new car at least every two to four years.   Fortunately for me, my husband likes to keep a car for the long haul.  He also puts a ton of mileage on his cars due to his job.  When you …

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UNIZLIJM Tire Inflator Portable Air Compressor review

REVIEW – In my household, we have 2 vehicles, 2 electric bikes, a regular bike, numerous pool inflatables, and various footballs, soccer balls, etc. So we have lots of things that need to be filled with air on a regular basis.  Especially the pool inflatables during the summer.  Good Lord, I am tired of blowing …

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Innova 7111 Smart Diagnostic System OBD Scanner Tablet review – diagnose check engine lights yourself

REVIEW – Back in the day, I used to work on my own cars but I gave it up as they became more computer than mechanical. My check engine light came on the other day so I decided to see if I could diagnose it myself but you need a scanner to do that these …

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Vantrue S2 dashcam review – record your driving from every direction

REVIEW – By now I think most of us have seen dashboard camera footage of some kind, whether it’s a humorous mistake or a harrowing near miss on the roads. In the era before dashcams, I had a collision where I was rear ended while going down a hill, and despite a healthy following distance …

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Why you need the VIOFO A229 Duo 2K+2K front and rear dashcam

SPONSORED NEWS – Since 2011, VIOFO has always been striving to enhance the image quality of dash cameras, covering all three channels, front+interior+rear. It is well known that the T130-3CH released last year greatly improves its night vision for interior recording enhanced by the newly adopted OV image sensor integrating ultra-low light and near-infrared technology. …

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Vantrue Element 1 dashcam review – A tiny remote and voice controlled dashcam!

REVIEW – Ever since another car backed into my previous car and damaged it, I have always wanted a dashcam to make sure I could have video evidence of any accident.  Lucky for me, the person who caused that accident owed up to it and let me file a claim on their insurance.  I am …

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