Modifying a vintage vehicle is a dicey proposition. It’s your car, of course, but as prices for these vehicles continue to rise, extensive modifications almost always make the car less valuable to potential buyers down the road. Reversible modifications like wheels and minor trim are one thing, but major, irreversible modifications like sunroofs are another. […]
Over the course of 15 days in February, Rob Siegel bought a long-dormant BMW 2002tii, diagnosed the issues that caused the original owner to park it in a garage untouched for a decade, figured out how to legally put it on the road and drove it 1,000 miles from Louisville, Kentucky to Newton, Massachusetts. He […]
As a matter of course, we review cars, trucks, SUVs and other things powered by engines. When the folks at Honda Power Equipment asked us to review the HSS1332ATD snowblower, we jumped at the chance.
I hate electricity. Yes, I understand it’s as important to the running of an automobile as the gasoline running through the fuel lines, but nothing this side of an automatic transmission rebuild fills me with more existential dread that working on wiring. Case in point: I fought with a faulty brake light on a 1965 […]
The 2016 Volvo S60 T5 AWD features the Sensus Connect infotainment system. It’s available across the Volvo lineup, but with additional features including larger touchscreens available in select models. The S60 has no touchscreen option at all. The system in the S60 includes: 7-inch color LCD monitor 160-watt high-performance audio system with 8-speakers In-dash single […]
Toyota offers several flavors of its Entune infotainment system. The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited comes standard with Entune Premium Audio with Navigation and App Suite and JBL speakers as an upgrade. It has a long list of features the tech savvy will appreciate. The system includes: 7-inch high-resolution touchscreen with split screen display AM/FM […]
I’ll be honest about my doubts regarding one hand cleaner’s advantages over another, but two samples of Muck Daddy’s hand cleaning products landed in my garage the moment I was reinstalling heads and an intake manifold on my Blazer, and they couldn’t have arrived at a better time.
I make no secret about my ride’s outdated technology, just like I make no apologies for sometimes using my smartphone as a de facto navigation system thanks to the usually excellent Google Maps app. But here’s the bad thing about using a smartphone for that purpose in a car that has old technology in its […]
We cheapskates who have been dragged kicking-and-screaming into the smartphone era doubtless have not been dragged into the full-featured touchscreen-and-navigation infotainment era. As such, a good smartphone mounting system is a godsend. The last two weeks, I’ve used two new smartphone mounts from Koomus: One CD slot mount, and one vent clip mount.