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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Why disappearing car doors that retract underneath the vehicle never caught on

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The idea of car doors that retract away from sight, underneath your car might sound like a neat idea, but there are...

Foolproof drive cycle method to complete all readiness monitors for your older Honda or...

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If you failed smog in your older Honda or Acura, this method I've perfected over the years will complete all your readiness...

Mechanic’s girlfriend forgets oil drain plug washer, he grabs a shop vac and does...

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This mechanic's girlfriend forgot to put on a fresh washer on the oil drain plug but he remembered this one trick with...

The not-so-secret font car dealerships use to “write” their handwritten car buyback letters

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No, that handwritten note you got from your car dealership asking about your 2017 Honda Civic really isn't written by hand. Here's...

What does engine pinging sound like?

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Even though modern engines are resistant to pinging, engine pinging or spark knock still happens. This is EXACTLY what you should listen...

An affordable BMW 2 series gran coupe will be a sales success because image...

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The new BMW 2-Series Gran coupe has loyalists upset but is an RWD sedan really a great entry point?

Is Walmart’s Super Tech 50/50 Antifreeze Coolant any good even though it’s cheap?

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If you're looking for a deal on top-off Antifreeze, here's my opinion on Super Tech's often cheaper Prediluted 50/50 extended life...

Cambered Acura rejected from First Class Fitment car show, throws tantrum at show &...

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First Class Fitment judges rejected his "build" but he gate crashed anyway. Sawan Patel, who goes by...

Mechanic uses power drill on regular scissor jack for this genius reason

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Many DIY mechanics found that the easiest way to raise and lower your car on a budget is combining a power drill...

Mechanic drills a hole in a penny for this genius reason

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If you're ever in a pinch and need a temporary washer, what you need might be in your spare change.
Enertwist

Enertwist 1/2 inch impact, the electric impact Harbor Freight doesn’t want you to know...

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Harbor Freight doesn't want you to know that the Enertwist 1/2 In. Electric Impact is pretty much the same as Bauer's 1/2 in. heavy...
HAWK Beacon

What are HAWK beacon crossings & how do I use them?

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If you hear news about a HAWK Beacon coming to your city and wonder how as a driver and pedestrian to use them, here's...
crayon smell Mercedes BMW VW Volvo SAAB

Why does my BMW, Mercedes, Volvo, SAAB or Volkswagen smell like crayons?

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If you've noticed a crayon-like chemical smell in your Euro model car, this is exactly what it is and what you can do about...
bike scooter blocking flow of traffic

Disability advocate to bike & scooter users, “Move them, we can’t get through”

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This disability advocate and daily wheelchair user reminds all bike and scooter users to please not block sidewalks and paths of travel when you're...
Prius Catalytic converter theft

Inexpensive DIY methods to prevent catalytic converter theft

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An uptick in catalytic converter thefts has a lot of street parkers concerned. Here's how to prevent a catalytic converter theft from happening in...

The 1986 Pontiac Trans Sport Concept’s not-so-dirty-little-secret

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This not so dirty little secret about the 1986 Pontiac Trans Sport Concept has slowly waned and watered down through time but I'm here...
SRT Dad

Diehard Dodge fan names his twins after SRT in the sneakiest way possible

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This Father of the year managed to name his twins after one of America's greatest tuning arms, Street & Racing Technology A.K.A. SRT. When you're...
feet in-flight entertainment

Airline passenger caught using just his feet to swipe through in-flight entertainment

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A passenger on this flight was caught on camera lazily propping up his feet, using his toes to swipe through the supplied in-flight entertainment. If...
GT-R SUV

Here me out: An Urus slaying, Nissan GT-R-based SUV would be pretty awesome

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With gas being cheap as it is and Super SUVs totally in, it's time Nissan stop playing around with their Infiniti SUV's and make...
1986 Civic Si F1 Special Edition

1986 Honda Civic Si & CRX F1 editions paid tribute to Canon Williams Honda...

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With special options like bronze tint windshields and white wheels on white-bodied exteriors, the 1986 Honda Civic Si and CRX Special edition hatchbacks are...