By | Last updated: May 20, 2022
Scattered amongst all the commerce posts you've read on this and other sites about ZOMG PRIME DAY DEALS featuring a wide array of products are lists like this one, focused on a single type of car part that you're not likely to think about until its actually needed. Taillight bulbs certainly aren't the sexiest topic but it is an eminently practical one. Having a… Read more
By | Last updated: May 19, 2022
If you followed our advice about socket sets and garage door openers, you're well on your way to dabbling in a bit of automotive DIY. A good place to start? The simple oil change. Since oil is the lifeblood of your car, it's an excellent idea to understand why it's important to change it regularly. Ah, who are we kidding? You lot know all… Read more
By | Last updated: May 13, 2022
best bed liners for pickups Most dealerships will, as a rule, install a bed liner of some sort in the back of every single new pickup they park on the lot. Whether one agrees with this propping up of the parts department usually depends on which side of the financial ledger one resides. Nevertheless, some buyers get a bed liner of their own after the fact or install one… Read more
By | Last updated: May 12, 2022
best tow and recovery straps Heading out into the sand — or any off-road environment — is bound to bring a fun-filled day with the chance of scattered calamity. The old saw advises that if you didn’t get stuck during your sojourn to the desert or mud pit, you weren’t trying hard enough. (more…) Read more
By | Last updated: May 11, 2022
best car lifts for home garage If the garage floor coverings we profiled the other day are aspirational, then these in-house car lifts represent the culmination of most gearheads’ dreams. Whether you’re in the market for one of these things in order to increase the amount of storage in your garage or you’re actually going to use it for repair duties, a lift is the gold standard to which most… Read more
By | Last updated: May 10, 2022
best radiator flushes There's solid evidence in the comment section of this august publication that we (the collective we, which includes readers and authors) have held the keys to a horrible car or two at some point in their automotive career. A quick headcount in the official TTAC Slack chat reveals humans with a propensity to own decrepit Miata convertibles and Lincoln coupes alike. This helps explain… Read more
By | Last updated: May 6, 2022
best jack stands Cinder blocks, welded-together steel wheels, janky-looking lengths of board – most of us know we’re not supposed to rest the weight of a car or truck on anything other than a pair of stout jack stands. Whether or not we actually do this is better left unsaid. (more…) Read more
By | Last updated: May 4, 2022
Spark Plug Socket. Image: sima/ Continuing the recent trend of DIY tools, we've selected spark plug sockets as today's list of choices. While not all of us set gaps and fiddle with old fashioned points systems, there's a solid chance most of our readers have had cause to throw a new set of plugs in their beater at some point or another. Digging through a pile of random tools… Read more
By | Last updated: April 15, 2022
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By | Last updated: April 12, 2022
Racing seats. BigTunaOnline/ It is freely admitted a bit of help was enlisted for this post. After all, your author does not generally purchase items for his daily driver that intentionally make it less comfortable, except for the U-Cheap-OutTM suspension kit he once purchased (best to gloss over that one). (more…) Read more
By | Last updated: April 11, 2022
fly5d auto dent removal kit This post will be prefaced with two huge caveats. First, your author has exactly a single experience with this type of tool, meaning the recommendations contained within this article are drawn upon that brief encounter, opinions of others who have more experience, and consultations with a battered Ouija board. (more…) Read more
By | Last updated: April 6, 2022
car seat covers Routinely ignored until needed and often derided until put into good use, seat covers are the Rodney Dangerfield of car accessories. Poor fitting units bear the brunt of buyer’s remorse, while a wanton color choice is obvious to all passersby. After all, seats take up most of your car’s interior – their covering is kinda noticeable. (more…) Read more
By | Last updated: April 6, 2022
Best Replacement Brake Rotors Let’s get one thing clear from the start - you shouldn’t skimp on brake products. They are, after all, one of the only things on your car between it and a nasty crash. (more…) Read more
By | Last updated: March 28, 2022
best oil filters There are some things best enjoyed without filters - Instagram photos, discussions about pay with your boss, and those Camel cigarettes from the '80s. What definitely does require a filter is the oiling system on your car’s engine. We’ve gathered a few of them here. As a programming note, know that for purposes of making a vaguely apples-to-apples comparison in this post, we selected… Read more
By | Last updated: March 25, 2022
best foam cannons For a good many gearheads, washing their car is a form of relaxation, if not outright therapy. From the initial hosing off of loose dirt to the final wipe of a chamois, taking one’s ride from dirty to clean hardly a chore for most people reading this post. (more…) Read more