THE IMPORTANCE OF THE REARVIEW MIRROR

Your car’s rear-view mirror serves a multitude of purposes that help keep you safe as a driver. The rear-view mirror...
Your car’s rear-view mirror serves a multitude of purposes that help keep you safe as a driver. The rear-view mirror promotes an alert driving experience by allowing you to see behind your vehicle without turning your head. By checking the rear-view mirror, you can monitor traffic and prepare for any potential dangers. It’s also helpful with parking as it gives a clear line of sight to the sides and rear of the vehicle. The rear-view mirror is a great asset...
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Different Types of Car Cup Holders

AdaptersA car cup holder adapter is also known as the car cup holder insert as it allows you to get...
AdaptersA car cup holder adapter is also known as the car cup holder insert as it allows you to get the most out of your cup holders. Some types will even allow you to adjust the base so you’ll be able to hold other items.Mounted Cup HoldersThe mounted type of cup holder allows you to attach it to your dashboard with the help of an adhesive. However, some adhesive can cause damage to your dashboard so you need to be...
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What Does That Shark Fin On the Top of Cars Do?

What Are the Shark Fins on Cars For? Just about everyone has seen them, even if you haven’t thought much...
What Are the Shark Fins on Cars For? Just about everyone has seen them, even if you haven’t thought much about them before. But, whenever drivers hear a reference to shark fins on vehicles, they generally know exactly what is being talked about. It’s a modern phenomenon that sees vehicles from all sorts of brands being equipped with tiny shark fin-looking fixtures attached to the roof. What are they for? Let’s find out. What you’re looking at when you see...
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4-WAY / HAZARD BLINK PROBLEM ON MOTORCYCLES WITH LED...

WHAT THE HECK IS THE 4-WAY BLINK PROBLEM?Some motorcycles exhibit strange behavior on the blinkers when switching out from Incandescent...
WHAT THE HECK IS THE 4-WAY BLINK PROBLEM?Some motorcycles exhibit strange behavior on the blinkers when switching out from Incandescent to LED blinker lamps. You may experience what we call the 4-Way Blink Problem, where all turn signals on the motorcycle blink simultaneously - regardless of the direction you choose on the handlebar turn signal selector switch! Basically, the blinkers behave like hazards anytime you try to use them.WHAT CAUSES THE 4-WAY BLINK PROBLEM?This problem actually has nothing to do...
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Magnetic Car Sunshades and Retractable Car Sunshades

Magnetic Car Sunshades and Retractable Car SunshadesThe magnetic car sunshade is an easy-to-use sunshade that can easily be installed on...
Magnetic Car Sunshades and Retractable Car SunshadesThe magnetic car sunshade is an easy-to-use sunshade that can easily be installed on any vehicle.magnetic car sunshades mesh shade blind The flexible mesh helps to protect against the harsh rays of the sun. You can even use it to cover your windows. Its fastening mechanism includes a built-in N52 magnet that sticks to the door frame. Moreover, the shade is easy to remove and can be placed anywhere on your vehicle.These car sunshades...
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Automobile auxiliary power outlet

Not to be confused with the similarly looking but incompatible ISO 4165 sockets/plugs (also called a 'Hella', 'Powerlet' or 'Merit')...
Not to be confused with the similarly looking but incompatible ISO 4165 sockets/plugs (also called a 'Hella', 'Powerlet' or 'Merit') used on Motorcycles (esp. BMW), in caravaning etc.Auxiliary power outlet for front passengersMetal and plastic cigarette lighter receptaclesMobile phone charger for use in automobilesPower inverter for producing home-resembling power from an automobile outletAn automobile auxiliary power outlet (also known as car outlet, automotive power socket, automobile outlet, vehicular outlet, cigarette lighter receptacle, cigar lighter receptacle, CLR, or cigar lighter socket)...
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Audi Key Fob Battery Replacement – Audi A4/S4/RS4 20...

If you’re anything like me, the battery died on your first key fob a long time ago, and then you...
If you’re anything like me, the battery died on your first key fob a long time ago, and then you switched to your second backup key fob and now its battery has run out too – so it’s well past time to change the batteries.You could have the dealer do it, where I’ve heard estimates range between $80-150 per key…or you could do it yourself for about $5 in under 5 minutes. Needless to say, I took the later route,...
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What is a Rocker Switch?

Put a light switch into a house, and it’s likely to last for decades on end. Put the same sort...
Put a light switch into a house, and it’s likely to last for decades on end. Put the same sort of switch into a boat, and you’ll be lucky if it lasts a few months. Thanks to ever-present moisture and the generally corrosive atmosphere boats live in, sensitive metal parts like electrical contacts and small moving pieces are prone to failure early, and often. So, which switches are best for boats? What are the high points and low points for...
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What Can You Plug into a Car Cigarette Lighter?

The cigarette lighter outlet has been a staple of vehicles for decades. Back in the day, it actually contained a...
The cigarette lighter outlet has been a staple of vehicles for decades. Back in the day, it actually contained a working lighter designed for lighting up. These days, however, it’s been repurposed as an accessory outlet used to power phones, seat warmers and other electronic devices. Before you go plugging just anything into your car though, it’s important to get a better understanding of how it works.What is DC and AC Power?Your vehicle’s cigarette outlet, also known as a 12V...
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How to Replace a VW Passat Antenna Base

The Volkswagen Passat comes equipped with a mast-style antenna that is attached to the rear end of the roof of...
The Volkswagen Passat comes equipped with a mast-style antenna that is attached to the rear end of the roof of the car. Short, thick and black, these antennas do not have a lot of flexibility. Over time, this rigidity may cause the antenna to snap; additionally, in certain circumstances, the base that the antenna screws into may develop a crack. Replacing the antenna mount can be a bit tricky, but with the help of another person, it can be accomplished...
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VW gti Front Side Marker Light Bulb Replacement Guide

The only tool needed to access and replace the light bulb is a Torx T25 star bit screwdriver. The first...
The only tool needed to access and replace the light bulb is a Torx T25 star bit screwdriver. The first step is to turn the steering wheel all the way in the opposite direction of the burnt out side marker bulb.Turning the front wheels will create some more working room in the wheel well.Remove the three screws that secure the outer edge of the black plastic wheel well liner or "splash guard" in to place by turning them counterclockwise with...
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VW MK4 Fog Light Wiring Kit

Want to activate the fogs in your MK4 VW? This wiring harness kit will allow you to use a factory...
Want to activate the fogs in your MK4 VW? This wiring harness kit will allow you to use a factory set of fogs and wire them into your non-fog light equipped MK4 VW. This instruction manual will take you through the process and help you get on your way to a sharper look and higher visibility. Let’s take a look at the steps.Step 1Mount relay Mount the fog lamp relay (lower arrow) in the engine compartment near the battery.Here, we...
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