Nigel H

Many, many years ago Nigel worked in a car factory, not just any car factory but the Rolls-Royce plant in rural England. Building “The Best Car in the World” lead to a long career in the automotive industry, but it turned out Nigel preferred writing about cars to doing the actual engineering. Now based near the Motor City, he types pieces about autos, engines and how to look after both. When not at his laptop he's often found trying to breathe new life into a decrepit Corvette Stingray.

Suaoki U18 Jump Starter – Keep One Handy

If a car battery is going to die it will choose the worst possible time. Often, it’s cold and dark and there’s no one around to ask for a jump start. If your cellphone is charged and you’ve got a signal you could call for help, but how long will that take to arrive? What you need is a jump starter, if not for yourself, then for your nearest and dearest. That’s why they make great gifts for family ...

Suaoki Car Battery Charger | A Must Have for Every Home

Every vehicle has a battery. Whether you’re driving a golf cart, a motorcycle or an SUV, a battery gets it running. (And keeps it running, in the case of pure electric transport like wheelchairs and electric golf carts.) Even those little electrically-powered golf caddies use batteries. And when the battery’s dead you’re not going anywhere. That’s why it pays to keep a battery charger around your ...

RhinoUSA Heavy Duty Motorcycle Ratchet Straps

The best way of transporting your motorcycle is to ride it. That's why you bought it isn't it? But sometimes it's just not feasible or practical to ride it to where you're going. In those situations you'll load it into the back of a pickup or onto a trailer, and when you do that you need some good quality tie-down straps. Tie-down straps for motorcycles – you can use them on ATV's too – come in tw...

Foxwell NT201 OBD2 Scanner Overview

The Check Engine has come on in your car and a visit to the garage, dealership or repair center beckons. But will they tell you it's a quick and inexpensive fix or will you be faced with a bill running into hundreds of dollars? Without an ODB2 scanner you have no way to know. All you can do is follow what the technician or Service Manager recommends. The overwhelming majority are completely honest...

Minger 72 LED Car Strip Lights – Add Some Flare to Your Car Interior

Interior lighting in cars has come a long way from the mundane white dome light. LED lighting has opened up a host of ways for designers to create a sophisticated ambiance. You’ll find it incorporated into footwells, doors and the dashboard, often with a range of driver-selectable colors. But what if you can’t afford a new luxury or near-luxury vehicle? Is there a way to add customizable LED light...

Rhino USA Recovery Tow Strap – Don’t Go Offroading Without One

In this article you'll learn: Tow strap basics Putting a tow strap to work Choosing a reliable tow strap About the Rhino USA Recovery Tow Strap About the manufacturer You're axle-deep in mud and the wheels are spinning. There's not an ounce of grip to be had and it's going to be a cold night on the trail. Unless that is, you've got a buddy with a truck and a high-quality tow strap. And we're not t...

The Bestek 2000W Power Inverter – Bringing Power To You From Anywhere

What do you do when the power goes out? Sit in the dark and wait for it to come back? How about when you need AC electricity out on a job site or campground? You could use a heavy and expensive generator, or you could put the Bestek 2000W power inverter to work. Keep reading to learn more about this useful compact device. Here’s what we’ll cover: Basics of inverter operation When to use an inverte...