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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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Miracase Phone Holder review – Give your phone a hug with this holder

REVIEW – When the Miracase Phone Holder is open it sort of looks like it’s ready to give your phone a hug. In my reviews I sometimes state the item to which I’m comparing, and whether I’ll replace the old thing with the new thing. My DIY dashboard magnet mount has worked well for me …

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Moon Fab MoonShade review – A car camping canopy all cars should carry

REVIEW – Sometimes you come across a product that just instills the desire to get out and use it. MoonShade from Moon Fabrications is one of those products. All packed up it’s just over 2ft long, 6″ in diameter and 8lbs, it’s small enough to just leave in your car should the urge to drive …

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Hollywood Racks Destination E Rack for E-Bikes review

REVIEW – Bike riding through the 400-acre nature preserve that is about 6 blocks from my home has become an enjoyable pastime for my family. A few months ago, I tested and reviewed Hollywood Racks Hitch 2 Bike Rack. Although it was great, it could not accommodate the weight of my Radio Flyer E-bike, and …

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OAK & IRON ONE smart portable tire inflator review – A battery powered air pump for all your inflating needs

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – We have an air compressor in our garage that we use to air up the tires of our vehicles and lawn tractor. The compressor works great, but it’s big and not convenient to use especially if we need to air up a flat tire on our lawn tractor which is stored in …

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General Motors’ Super Cruise driving assistance tech – Look Ma! No Hands!

ARTICLE/REVIEW – By now, pretty much everyone has heard of Tesla’s Autopilot – their version of driver assistance.  It’s been in the news a lot with crashes (not necessarily the system’s fault), video of sleeping drivers careening down a Los Angeles freeway, and more.  Plus, in its current iteration, the system requires you to have …

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BODEGA 37 Qt/35L Dual Zone Portable Car Fridge review

REVIEW – Even before I purchased my home a couple of years ago, I always wanted a really versatile cooler for use at home when hanging out, at barbecues and whenever I would go to the beach. Until now, I used the conventional cooler that typically has to be filled with ice to keep the …

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Here’s a fully digital license plate for your car because it’s fun to make simple things more complex

NEWS – I guess someone thought that putting a new sticker or physical metal plate on your car every 12 months was just too hard, so they created a fully digital license plate. The Reviver RPlate is a weatherproof connected smart license plate for your vehicle that has a monochrome digital display that you can …

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TOPDON ArtiDiag600S Professional Automotive OBD-II Diagnostic Tool review

REVIEW – I’ve always been one to do my own car repairs, if at all possible. My DIY chromosome in addition to our family trend of keeping our vehicles for a least a decade means that I am frequently contending with the dreaded check engine light on our 2002, 2009, 2012, and 2017 Hondas. I …

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