Monthly Archives: June 2010

Looking for a new job? AutoAnything is Hiring!


AutoAnything is a San Diego-based, rapidly expanding, leading e-commerce company. We merge the high-speed lane of custom automotive parts and accessories with cutting-edge internet technology and top-notch customer service. Our adherence to sound business principles, entrepreneurial style, knowledge of the competitive landscape and innovative business model has allowed us to excel in the industry since 1979. AutoAnything is currently ranked #204 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide of e-Tail companies. Much of our success in the market can be directly attributed to the energy, dedication, passion and inventiveness of our Team.

If you’re interested in a career opportunity at AutoAnything, the following positions are now open!

  • Customer Service Representative
  • Customer Service/Inside Sales Specialists (Hybrid)
  • Sales Specialists
  • Live Chat Specialists
  • Fulfillment/Vendor Relations Specialist
  • Pricing Specialists
  • Customer Service/Inside Sales Supervisor
  • QA Analyst – Contact Center
  • Data Specialist

Drop off your resume and fill out an application with us. For more detailed information on our open positions, please visit our website at www.autoanything.com/careers.

Come see an AutoAnything Representative on Tuesday – June 29th.

RSVP at the official Event Page on Facebook

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One New Product And Some Love For Old Favorites


headgearI wonder: would North Korea have lost 7 : 0 to Portugal had their top striker, Kim Jong Il, not fallen ill? According to state sources, the Pyongyang Pele averages 37 goals a game, more than enough to have shifted the team’s fortunes in their favor. Oh well. As a consolation, we’ve got the digital equivalent of orange slices and Capri Sun waiting on the sidelines—a new product.



Rampage Frameless Jeep Soft TopRampage did for Jeep soft tops what children with London smiles wish their orthodontists could do for them: eliminate the headgear. These frameless tops mount to your roll cage, so there’s no clunky frame to adjust and no embarrassment at sleepovers.

Rampage Frameless Jeep Soft Top

Now, we spend a lot of time on this blog talking about the all the shiny new automotive toys we’ve added up. But, we started hearing some squawking coming from the stock room. Apparently, some of our best-selling accessories and brands are jealous about all the attention the upstart accessories have been getting. So, to stave off a mutiny, we’re giving a special shout-out to all the unsung heroes:

Seat Covers

Seat CoversWe all sit on mustard packets from time to time, but your auto’s upholstery should not have to suffer because of the office hazing we’ve been enduring for the past five years. Wait, am I the only one? Hey, Jerry! WTF?

  • Sheepskin Seat CoversIf you’ve walked through downtown Manhattan, shopped at American Apparel or read the latest issue of Vice, you know ’80s fashion is back. Nothing complements your Yaz reissues and neon sunglasses like vintage sheepskin seat covers.
  • Rampage Seat CoversJeep heads know that Rampage crafts seat covers that are tough enough to keep up with their busy rock-crawling schedules and mud-bogging appointments.

Brakes

Brakes. They’re the invaluable parts that keep you from plowing into the Benz in front of you when you’re rubber necking that Brazilian barista brewing up café con leche at her sidewalk cart.

  • Brake PadsBrake calipers without quality brake pads are like two slices of buttered Roman Meal without the bologna. Complete the sandwich.
  • Brembo BrakesThe pros know that Brembo Brakes are the bee’s knees. They come from Italy, for Mama Celeste’s sake. What more has to be said?

Car Covers

Car CoversIn a garage or out on the street, stray cats will find your warm hood and will knead biscuits with their paws and claws on your finish. Protect your investment from felines by slipping on a car cover and throwing out your catnip air freshener.

  • Outdoor Car CoversThey’re the thin grey line between your ride’s pristine finish and a sludgy slurry of bird squeeze.
  • Covercraft Car CoversThe biggest cheese in the car cover fromagerie is none other than Covercraft, who’s been crafting artisanal covers for decades.

Exhaust Systems

Exhaust, Mufflers & TipsCar go BOOM.

  • Universal MufflersGetting 50 guys to agree on universal healthcare is impossible. On the subject of universal mufflers, though, the support is unanimous.
  • Borla ExhaustWhat sets Borla apart from other exhaust builders? Besides the generations of experience under their belts, they craft every exhaust from choice stainless steel, just like those fansy-pants Japanese kitchen knives you’re still paying off from last year.

Running Boards

Running BoardsWhile they might not be as exciting as Schwarzenegger’s classic Running Man, installing running boards won’t give you nightmares about Captain Freedom and Dynamo chasing you down.

Bike Racks

Bike RacksYou believe in the Critical Mass ethos, but you also live in the ‘burbs. What’s a sympathetic 30-something scenester to do?

  • Hitch Mount Bike RacksTired of aggravating your hernia every time you hoist your Huffy into your roof bike carrier? A hitch mount bike rack eliminates the strain.
  • Thule Bike RacksJust as Joy Division sowed the post-punk seeds and Neutral Milk Hotel fine-tuned indie-rock’s roots, Thule bike racks have laid the foundation for how a proper bike rack should be built.

Tonneau Covers

Tonneau CoversLike a toupee for your truck bed, a tonneau covers up the bald spot, boosting your MPGs and your opposite-sex appeal.

  • Truxedo Tonneau CoversPink tuxes and zoot suits  have all be done before. If you want your wedding video to go viral, try draping yourself with a Truxedo tonneau. They’re the Armani of tonneau makers.

Truck Tents

Truck TentsStaring up at the stars is fine, but being bitten on your eyelid by a centipede in the middle of the night kind of ruins the camping experience. Truck tents smooth out the rough edges of roughing it.

  • SUV & Minivan TentsWhether you’re taking the family out on a camping excursion or simply need to take a little break from your family, an SUV or minivan tent is there for you and won’t ask any questions.
  • SportzNot to be confused with Bratz, Sportz builds some of the finest truck tents around. They have nothing to do with sassy plastic dolls.

Summer Officially Arrives, Bearing the Promise of Tans and Special Savings


Summer Kickback Sale

Wiccans don’t need to be reminded that today’s the summer solstice. Not only are their crystal-clad bodies naturally in tune with Gaia’s shifting phases, but their Twilight calendars also have Crayloa-scrawled pentagrams on today’s box as a reminder. If you’re not a follower of the horned god and moon-drenched goddess and if you don’t have a pentagram-marked Twilight calendar, you at least have us. You’re welcome.

Besides spreading solstice cheer, we’re here with good news: two of the bossest brands in the business, Edge and Injen, are running summer specials.

Edge Accessories

Edge’s sale is twofold. First, we’re reducing our prices on the Juice Attitude, Evolution CS and Evolution CTS. Second, Edge is matching our cut in sales and giving you back cold, hard cash (up to $50) through a rebate when you order one of those programmers between now and August 2, 2010.

Injen Accessories

Injen’s special doesn’t require any math. Simply put: order any Injen air intake system, get a free Hydro Shield while supplies last. So hurry up because supplies will last about as long as a Big Stick at the Puerto Rican Day Parade.

Your Friday Deuce: Two New Truck Accessories


Soccer Ball To The Face

You’re probably too distracted thinking about tomorrow’s big Cameroon v. Denmark World Cup match, but you might be interested in knowing that we added a couple new truck accessories up onto the site this week. Check ’em out:

Westin Xtreme Push BarSimmer down, rock kids. This is not a new Gary Cherone band—it’s a new stainless steel grille guard from Westin. Instead of being constructed from teeth whitener, spray-on tan juice and hair activator like Mr. C, your Push Bar is built from T304 stainless steel.

Westin Xtreme Push Bar

Putco LED Headlight StripsWant an Audi look but only have an AMC budget? You could harvest some eggs and sell them to a barren couple for a good chunk of change. Of course, the big bucks come from being a surrogate, but that’s a recipe for varicose veins. The affordable alternative: string a line of these custom-designed LED lights from Putco under your headlights. At night, no one will be the wiser.

Putco LED Headlight Strips

13 New Accessories Flying At You Like A Zidane Headbutt


Zidane Headbutt

With the kick off of the World Cup underway, you may have been a tad busy honing your hooliganing abilities to notice that our digital shelves expanded with 13 new accessories from Thule, Kurgo, Edge, INNO and Party King Tailgate Grills. We don’t blame you—it’d be embarrassing to show up at the local sports bar with rusty sucker punching, smoke-bomb lighting and urine-filled-balloon tossing skills. If you do have some downtime between matches, check out these great new offerings.

Party King Swing N Smoke Tailgate GrillWhen your adult league softball game ends, the last thing you want to do is brave the long lines and overpriced Coors at Shakey’s. Besides, do you know what kind of grody shenanigans go on in the kitchens of family restaurants? Be your own chef with this smoking new hitch-mounted tailgate grill from Party King Grills.

Party King Grills Swing N Smoke Tailgate Grill

Thule Canoe Carrier—If loading and lugging your canoe around town leaves you squealing like a pig, it’s time to upgrade from your Rube Goldberg roof rack contraption and get a proper Thule racks canoe carrier.

Thule Canoe Carrier

Thule Goal PostMore than just a canoe carrier, this hitch-mounted vessel support doubles as the ultimate upright for your next paper football tournament.

Thule Goal Post Canoe Carrier

Thule Load StrapsNervous that the gear on your roof is going to fly off and become road kill? Lash it down with these heavy-duty roof rack accessories.

Thule Load Straps

Thule Hydro Glide Kayak RackThanks to the friction-free felt lining on these kayak racks, pushing a kayak onto your roof feels as smooth as bowling a baby down a Slip ‘n Slide slathered with Astroglide.

Thule Hydro-Glide Kayak Rack
INNO Wind FairingSick of getting slapped by your neighborhood chickas because they confuse the whistle of your roof rack with a cat call? This new INNO fairing should boost your game.

INNO Wind Fairing

Kurgo Tire TotesMove over Gucci, Coach and Jimmy Choo—make way for the newest Kurgo tote to hit the runway. Tire storage has never been so couture.

Kurgo Tire Totes

Kurgo Tire GarageIt’s the American dream: a chicken in every pot and a tire in every tire garage.

Kurgo Tire Garage

Kurgo Tire RooStrikingly similar to the storage units employed by Australia’s indigenous marsupial population, this Kurgo tire storage unit and organizer has enough pouch space for screwdrivers, socket sets and joeys.

Kurgo Tire Roo

Kurgo Skybox Dog Booster SeatFor the rich, a “skybox” is a metaphor for being out of touch with the working class. For your precious little pooch, a Kurgo skybox dog carrier is a metaphor for being out of touch with the fact he’s a dog.

Kurgo Skybox Dog Booster Seat

Kurgo Wander Dog HammockA hammock for a dog? It’s a pet and a Bob Denver thing—you wouldn’t understand.

Kurgo Wander Dog Hammock

Kurgo Wander Dog CarrierThere are 4 rules for mogwai care; don’t get them wet, don’t expose them to bright light, don’t feed them after midnight, and always transport them in one of these dog carriers.

Kurgo Wander Dog Carrier

Edge Insight CS/CTSFortune cookies are excellent sources for lotto numbers, but they can’t measure your ride’s 0-60 time like one of these new performance monitors from Edge chips.

Edge Insight CS/CTS

You Read it Right: All Covercraft Gear Now 10% Off


Covercraft Sale

When 10% is taken off at a burlesque show, it’s hardly excitable. However, when 10% is stripped from our already low prices for Covercraft accessories, that’s sure to grab your attention. Why is this sale so special, you ask? Covercraft normally imposes strict pricing rules that prevent authorized retailers from giving any kind of discount. So this amazing price reduction is rare. Damn rare. Tuna tartar rare.

Like all good things, though, this Covercraft sale must come to an end. You have until June 22nd to save 10% on Covercraft car covers, Covercraft car bras, Covercraft seat covers, and every other accessory that Covercraft makes.

Bike Racks In The Sky With Diamonds


Fixie

Inhalants and bicycling? I don’t know. Would you really feel comfortable commuting to work on your fixie after sucking out the gas from a can of whipped topping? Not me. But, Thule’s trying to change that knee-jerk attitude with their latest and lightest bike rack. Check it:

Thule Helium Hitch Bike Rack—This new bike rack from Thule may not be quite as light as that balloon full of helium you were sucking on during the Dead’s last real show at Soldier Field, but it does weigh about half as much as traditional hitch bike racks. Why’s that important? If you’re prone to hernias, this bike rack won’t make your intestinal tissue jut into your abdomen like a pop-up turkey thermometer.

Thule Helium Hitch Bike Rack

For more tricky ways to find the right Hitch Bike Rack for your next trek, check out these helpful quick-links:

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New Kayak Racks, LED Lights and Automotive Kitsch, Oh My


Howling at the Moon

Full moons affect us in primal ways. No, we don’t go gallivanting around the countryside tearing open the bellies of surfs and snacking on their entrails. We work. And we work some more. And we collapse exhausted. Then, we wake up, dust the Pringles crumbs off our chests, and report on the aftermath. Here’s one such reporting:

Thule Top Deck Kayak RackPut on your barfly thinking cap for a minute—the Thule Top Deck may not be a top-shelf kayak rack, but Popov comforts just as well as Grey Goose and leaves you with some spare Washingtons for a pickled egg dinner.

Thule Top Deck Kayak Rack

Pulstar Eco-MPG Series Spark Plugs—These Pulstar spark plugs would definitely be cooler if they had a Flux Capacitor inside, but their standard capacitor does have the power to boost your MPGs up to 10%. Not too shabby for a spark plug.

Pulstar Eco-MPG Series Spark Plugs

Pulstar Performance Series Spark Plugs—If your allegiances lean more towards Sterling Moss than Iron Eyes Cody, these performance Pulstar plugs juice your ignition system with up to 12% more horsepower.

Pulstar Performance Series Spark Plugs

Putco LED Strip Lights—Got a wad of sweaty ones burning a hole in your pocket? This brilliant LED light strip from Putco mounts anywhere you need a little extra light and won’t get you in hot water with your significant other.

Putco LED Strip Lights

Putco LED Truck Bed Lights—Think your buddies down at the Elks Lodge are going to go easy on you after you string a strand of kitschy lights shaped like characters from Pink Flamingos around your truck bed?  You’re better off with some proper truck bed lights.

Putco LED Truck Bed Lights

Putco LED Toolbox Lights—Remember that kid whose hair had turned from black into bright white? The beam from these truck toolbox lights are just as white if not whiter.

Putco LED Toolbox Lights
TonnoPro Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover—There are good toupees, and there are rugs. The same goes for folding tonneau covers. Let’s just say this new TonnoPro tonneau cover won’t flap in the wind if you’re tobogganing down Mt. Whitney.

TonnoPro Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover

Go Boxes Canvas Chevy Bag—Ideal for stashing your jumper cables in the back of your HHR or carrying your sun mirror and cocoa butter down to the river, these tote bags from Go Boxes sure can tote.

Go Boxes Canvas Chevy Bag

Go Boxes Canvas Ford Bag—Miss swaggering around Tears for Fears shows with your Lacoste blazer tossed over your shoulder? Think of this Go Boxes tote as a surrogate.

Go Boxes Canvas Ford Bag

Go Boxes Portable Chevy Toolbox—This totally beats the Chevy bumper stickers that are stuck all over your old garage toolbox.

Go Boxes Portable Chevy Toolbox

Go Boxes Portable Ford Toolbox—Because hardcore Ford fans need hardcore Ford toolboxes.

Go Boxes Portable Ford Toolbox