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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 ...

Top Reasons Why Your Speakers Aren’t Working

Speakers wear out all the time. Whether it's age, wear, overuse – there's many reasons why your speakers break. This is especially true with lower quality OE (original equipment). First thing to do is check if your speakers are blown. But regardless of the equipment that you have in your vehicle, there's typically two approaches to consider when you're trying to diagnose why your car speaker...

How To: Setting Up Your Vehicle for Gaming

Going on a long road trip and want to add some quality entertainment for your passengers or kids? Or, do you just want a great setup in your vehicle to entertain regardless of the distance? Setting up your vehicle to play video games is easier today than it ever has been. And with the growing quality of video games, you'll want to match it with a quality video and gaming entertainment center in yo...

How To: Watching Videos In Your Vehicle

In-car video entertainment has made leaps and bounds over the past two decades. I remember watching the original charlotte's web in the back of my parent's suburban on a miniature built-in tube tv stacked on top of a VCR. This was before flip-down monitors. Time has changed! Today, many of the vehicles on the road come factory with the latest video technology built-in already. Some more sophistica...

Car Speakers – Why They Blow

Car speakers could sound great one moment and terrible in just a few moments. But what causes them to blow? In this article, we'll walk through the steps to identify if your speakers are blown, what may have caused them to blow and what to do about it. Are My Car Speakers Blown? People use the term “Blown” loosely when they're talking about speakers. In almost all cases, they just mean...

What to Do When Your Check Engine Light Comes On

You could be driving down the highway, starting up your car in the morning, or pulling into a parking spot at the grocery store when all of a sudden you see the Check Engine Light (CEL) turn on. The yellow, usually central light on your gauge cluster. It could happen to anyone at anytime, no matter how new or old your vehicle is. It's arguably the most misunderstood indicator light on your dash an...