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News, reviews and articles about cars and car accessories.

Soon, your car will update just like your apps and other hardware

NEWS – Cars today run on software.  Programs control everything from climate control to transmission shifting to air/gas mixture in the engine. Car manufacturers release software updates, just like other hardware manufacturers.  I get firmware updates for my Sonos speakers and my Kevo door locks.  They are delivered and installed pretty easily. But…for cars, it …

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Wilson’s new weBoost Drive Reach means no more cellular dead zones on your next road trip

NEWS – Today Wilson Electronics has launched a powerful new in-vehicle signal booster device that has been designed to improve weak cellular signals in cars, trucks, and RVs to provide better connectivity while on the road. The weBoost Drive Reach device is compatible with all mobile phones and wireless carriers in North America and allows …

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Taking Rover for a ride? Check out BWOGUE safety harness.

NEWS – Dog is often my copilot. And we’ve tried various ways of strapping her in. I didn’t know canines could get carsick, but my mutt becomes one sick puppy if you put her in a crate or even the backseat of a moving vehicle. Her favorite place is riding shotgun, so we’ve previously used …

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VicTsing 10W Qi Wireless Fast Charger Car Mount review

REVIEW – One of the joys of getting to review gadgets is being introduced to obscure brands. Sometimes, they really do surprise you — in a good way — like this little Qi Wireless Fast Charger Car Mount (which is the official product name I believe) from a heretofore unknown manufacturer, VicTsing. What is it? …

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Z-Edge Z3Pro Dual Lens Car Camera review

REVIEW – Dash cameras have almost reached “necessity” level these days. I won’t be surprised to see them become standard equipment much the way back up cameras have in the past couple of years. They provide security and protect you in case of an accident or even provide a little entertainment should something odd happen …

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WeBoost Drive Sleek cellular signal booster review

REVIEW – Remember phone calls? With so much email, text and work messaging, many of us make far fewer calls than we used to. If you’re a car commuter however, you likely take a few conference calls while driving or even just rely on one of the hands-free assistants who all require connectivity for responding …

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ROBOQI Self Gripping Fast Wireless Car Charger review

REVIEW – Late last year, I tested and reviewed a car cell phone mount with wireless charging, and I was very happy with the functionality and the with the product overall. That device remained in my truck and was used daily, but about a month ago it just stopped charging and the clamping arms no longer …

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ANCEL AD310 Classic Enhanced Universal OBD II Scanner Car Engine Fault Code Reader review

REVIEW – While I am not a mechanic, I am quite handy as a jack of all trades, and over the years I have tinkered with many of the used vehicles that I owned before I started to lease new vehicles. I was always interested in the devices that I would see at the mechanic …

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RESCUE A6 Emergency 6-In-1 Tool is a convenient life saver

NEWS – I’m typically pretty skeptical about all-in-one tools designed for emergencies because I’ve found that in most emergencies I don’t have any tools near me that would do any good. Also, not many of these devices really catch my attention for car-related uses as most of my tools just float around the inside of …

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Keep your head up and be safe with Hudway Drive

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – These days we live in a world that is dominated by technology that has found its way into just about every area of our lives. One of the most popular devices is our addictive smartphone and in recent years it has been blamed for many vehicle-related accidents. Despite the integration of smartphones …

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Garmin Speak Plus Dash Cam connects you to Alexa and gives you additional safety

NEWS – Today’s new cars are coming equipped with more and more safety features and applications that work hand-in-hand with our cellphones. However, this doesn’t do much for those of us driving older model cars that did not come with now standard safety enhancements. Garmin has set out to help those of us who would …

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