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If you’re looking to seriously upgrade your car’s stereo system, you’ll want to invest in a set of component speakers. Unlike coaxial speakers, which combine the tweeter and woofer into one speaker, a component system separates the woofer and tweeter. Even though it’s a bit more difficult to install the woofer and tweeter separately, the addition of an in-line crossover with a component system allows each speaker to perform better on its own. The result is cleaner and better sound, since the woofer and tweeter can each focus on delivering their frequencies.
These days, it’s likely your car is sitting parked for an extended period of time and not being driven. That means there’s a good chance that when you do go to fire it up, the battery’s dead and the car doesn’t start. Unless you’ve invested into a battery maintainer to keep your car’s battery fully charged, you’re going to need to jump start your car. If it’s stuck inside a garage, using jumper cables might not be the easiest solution. Instead, you’ll want to have a portable jump starter handy, and quite honestly, it’s a device you should keep in your car’s glove box since you’ll never know when you need to jump start your car.
When you think about the evolution of vehicle design, things like styling, safety, and technology have changed in the most obvious ways since the automobile was created. But that evolution has also forced automakers to change how they think about the more minor elements of a car or truck’s design, including the speakers that play the music you listen to as you drive.
When a tire brand reaches out about a tire test day, what you typically expect is a bit of time at the wheel on a closed course, packaged with hours of brand execs preaching to you about the countless ways they believe that they are the best game in town. While the first half of this was true about my recent test session with the folks from Sailun Tire, the brand’s communication practices were equal parts refreshing and informative. Sailun tire is no small organization, having first opened its doors in 2002 in Qingdao, China—smack in the heart of where the majority of Chinese manufacture tires are produced. The brand has been growing steadily in the North American market over the years, continually proving themselves as a manufacturer that delivers solid quality and great value, as well as exceptional customer service and support.
We’re all trying to be safer these days, but that doesn’t mean you can’t opt for a change of scenery beyond the four walls of your humble abode. According to projections from the American Automobile Association (AAA), more than 680-million drivers will take a road trip this summer. While that accounts for fewer road-going adventures than Americans took last year at this time, down 3.3 percent, it is far more than AAA projects travelers will take by more communal means of conveyance such as airplanes and trains.
It can be tough trying to get just the right look for your car or truck. You find the right wheel, but it’s the wrong offset. It sits too far in or too far out. Maybe it doesn’t look right, or maybe it doesn’t clear your brake calipers by just the smallest amount? What do you do, spend thousands to get the wheels you want in the custom size you need? Cut up a set of factory wheels in hopes that a shop can get you what you want? No, what you need are wheel spacers.
Don’t be fooled into thinking shop vacuums should only be used at a car mechanic shop. These versatile vacuums are great to keep around the garage, making the task of cleaning your car a lot easier when compared to a traditional hand vacuum. Shop vacuums are designed to be more heavy duty than your run-of-the-mill vacuum, but more importantly, they can be used for both wet and dry pickup.
These days, nearly every car leaves the assembly line with cup holders. Some car owners however, may need more cup holders inside their car or wish the cup holders accommodated larger bottles. Thankfully, there are numerous car cup holders available that expands on your current storage, whether by adding more cup holders to your interior, or adapting your current cup holder so that it can hold a larger bottle. If you’re one of those car owners that needs better options for cup holders inside your car, you’ve come to the right place.
Do you find your factory car stereo a bit lacking when it comes to audio quality? If your vehicle is equipped with 4×6″ speakers, you’ve come to the right place. The aftermarket offers plenty of speaker options, many of which can replace your factory speakers with no additional power for a better listening experience. But shopping for the right speakers can be cumbersome, with a myriad of options and features. Here, we’ll explore great 4×6″ speaker options that are ideal factory replacements.
The engine is the most important component in your car. If it fails, not only does your car not function, but it’ll be costly to repair. While routine maintenance and oil changes will keep your engine running in good shape, you’ll also want to consider using an engine flush from time to time. This way, your engine stays as clean as can be, helping to run for hundreds of thousands of miles.
The wheels on a car can be extremely frustrating to clean, since they come in a variety of finishes and many have intricate designs filled with tiny crevices and hard to reach areas. Multi-spoke or mesh design wheels are notoriously difficult, especially if you’re just using a standard hand mitt for cleaning. Do yourself a favor and get a quality wheel cleaning brush, this way every inch of your wheels are spotless after a wash, without requiring a significant amount of effort.
We here at AutoGuide.com believe every garage should have a cordless drill lying around. Not only do they come in handy when you’re working on your car, they’re great for use around the house. But shopping for a cordless drill is no easy task, especially when there are dozens of options to choose from and a list of features that might read like a foreign language to you. So how do you choose the right cordless drill?
On the surface, wiper blades appear to be a fairly basic component of your car. Every vehicle leaves the assembly line with them, and they’ll all work just fine straight off the dealership lot. But after a few months of use, you may start noticing that your wiper blades aren’t performing as well as you remembered. That’s because all wiper blades will degrade over time, which means you’ll eventually be shopping for replacements.