How To’s

How to get WiFi in Your Car

To the list of life's essentials – water, food, heat, shelter – we should probably add WiFi. WiFi lets us get on the internet easily and cheaply. That means access to news, social media and email as well as video, music, maps and just about anything else we need. Today we expect to find WiFi in coffee shops, hotels and airports, at work and in our friend's apartments. Even some campgrounds have Wi...

How to Install a Power Inverter on Your Vehicle

When it comes to vehicle operation, few things spook drivers away from helpful tech like electricity. Many drivers simply struggle with pinning down electrical issues within a car—often failing to maintain their vehicle proper working order. Still, you needn’t fear handling your car or truck’s electronics. Installing a power inverter can make your life a little easier. Whether you need to charge y...

Digging Into the Deal: How to Perform a DIY Used Vehicle Inspection Before You Buy

Between browsing online dealers, used car websites and local dealerships, it’s easy to feel lost when finding a pre-owned ride. If you’re like most drivers, you have important questions. How much mileage should my used car have upon purchase? Will my car retain its value? What about the vehicle’s warranty? Buying a new car can easily turn into a Poker game. Fortunately, today’s used car venders ne...

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...

How To – Installing a Car Amplifier

If you want to improve how way music sounds in your car a new amplifier is essential. You could pay someone to install this for you, but it's not a particularly difficult project for anyone even slightly familiar with auto electrics. Why not do it yourself and put the money saved towards new speakers or that subwoofer you've been thinking about? We're going to talk you through the main steps in in...

How To – Installing Your Car Alarm or Remote Car Starter

You're invested in your car and you don't want anyone messing with it, or worse, taking it. That means it's time to fit an alarm. Maybe it didn't come with one from the factory, or perhaps you're looking to upgrade. Many modern systems include a very useful cell phone app. You could go to an installer and pay an arm and a leg, or you could do it yourself. Car alarms are surprisingly easy to fit. I...

How To – Installing Car Speakers of All Sizes

You know you want the best car speakers, the only question is, how to fit them? The thought of installing a car speakers can be quite intimidating. They're built into doors, sometimes the dashboard and maybe the rear parcel shelf. How do you get the old ones out and replacements in without damaging all that trim? And if you're upgrading to a component system, you'll need a way of mounting new twee...

How To – Evaluating Car Audio Systems

You can spend a lot, but how do you know if it's any good? Upgrading the audio system in your swanky British luxo-sedan to “Naim for Bentley” could set you back over $8,000. Now if you're about to write a check for a quarter mill or more that might seem trivial, but when the “base” audio system is doubtless pretty good, how much better can it be for that extra green? The same question applies to t...

How to Install a Car Stereo | Easy Guide to Replacing Head Unit

Installing a head unit or replacing one can range in difficulty. Personally, I've spent as little as 30 minutes replacing a head unit, all the way up to 4 or 5 hours for the same job on a different car. There's a number of variables that can dictate how difficult and time consuming the task really is: Dash and trim components – In our experience, the most difficult cars are typically german....