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I make no secret about my ride’s outdated technology, just like I make no apologies for sometimes using my smartphone as a de facto navigation system thanks to the usually excellent Google Maps app.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.
Have you heard the recent news? The average age of cars on the road in the U.S. is at an all-time high of 11.5 years. That’s the average — meaning about half of cars are even older than that. So assuming you haven’t installed a kickin’ aftermarket stereo in your hoopty in the last decade, […]
Even in places where water is relatively plentiful, local water restrictions have made washing your car with a hose something akin to smoking in the lavatory of an aircraft. Here is the simple formula for keeping a car spotless when water isn’t an option.
The 1980s were initially a tough time for US domestic manufacturers, and the designs that resulted reflected the scarcity from which they sprang. Nowhere was this more evident than Ford, although the cars it produced managed to generated lasting staying power. Let’s take a look a few we found at a salvage yard.
In the cutthroat small-crossover segment, carmakers need a hook to make their entries stand out. Subaru has a hook with its pre-collision safety system, and with it, the Forester can be a compelling choice.
In the 1990s, if you were were sick of station wagons and didn’t want a minivan, you bought a truck-based SUV. There are many more car-based alternatives now, along with correspondingly fewer old-school SUVs. The Lexus GX 460 is one of the last ones standing, and it makes a solid case for itself, with a few […]
The new-for-2015 428i Gran Coupe is probably the neatest variation of the 3 and 4 series. Pair the virtues of BMW’s bulwark car lines with a stylish hatchback body, and you have something that drives well, looks good and feels unique.