Category Archives: News Worthy

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.

Top 5 Signs That Your Car’s Computer Has Been Hacked


Computer Hackers

According to the NY Times, two groups of computer scientists are warning that the onboard computer systems in modern cars are vulnerable to attacks from hackers. The scientists claim that they were able to remotely control the test vehicle’s brake system and other critical systems, though they did not mention whether they were able to successfully tweak the car’s nav system to display unsolicited sales pitches for shockingly affordable Viagra.

Although the risk of hacking won’t be a real threat until cars are connected to the internet, you should still familiarize yourself with the telltale signs that your ride has been taken over by malicious dweebs. Here are the top five signs that they’re inside your matrix: Continue reading

The 5 Worst Foods to Eat in Your Car


Eating In The Car

True—driving and dinning go together like Chumbawamba and the socially awkward. But that doesn’t mean that all foods are suited for snacking behind the wheel. Before you order another to-go cup of wonton soup for your drive down the California coast, check out this list of the five worst foods to eat in your car. Continue reading

The 5 Best Foods to Eat in Your Car


Beltzbib

Driving and dinning go together like wrestling and armpit shaving. In fact, if I extrapolate the data gathered from an unscientific poll of three of my coworkers, then it appears that the majority of Americans spend almost as much time eating meals behind the wheel than they do square dancing (I work with grandparents). Although eating while driving is a common activity, there are certain foods that seem perfectly engineered for consumption in cars. Here’s a basic list of five of the best foods to munch while motoring. Continue reading

ICONIC AC Roadster: The Rebirth Of A Rebel


ICONIC AC Roadster

The 1960s marked the apex for both British rock ‘n roll and British sports cars. The Kinks and the Beatles were tearing up the charts, and Jaguar E-Type roadsters and Aston Martin DB5s were shredding olde England’s highways. But, the undisputed king of the road was none other than the AC Cobra, a 2-seat roadster with sleek lines and a potent bite. Although the Cobra only lasted 6 short production years, it’s been resurrected by an upstart coachbuilder, ICONIC Motors, and due to reclaim its crown in August. Continue reading

Need a Job? AutoAnything is Hiring!


AutoAnything Wants You

If you follow this blog, you know that we are passionate about cars and we work pretty hard (…sure hope the bosses read this!).  But working at AutoAnything has it’s benefits too.

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A New Red Light That’s As Lovable As A Red-Light District?


Kabukicho Gate Shinjuku

We used to think that nothing could beat a good red-light district. From Japan’s sudsy soaplands in Kojo to Germany’s anything-goes go-gos in Reeperbahn, red-light districts are magical oases for releasing the pent-up tension of the daily grind. However, a newly designed traffic light has forced us to consider this question: can a red light be as lovable as a red-light district? Continue reading

It’s a Good Friday For New Camping Gear


Jean Paul Sartre

Life’s full of questions, but answers are hard to come by. For example, I’ve always wondered why it is that if existence precedes essence, why did I know my neighbor’s BO before I knew my neighbor? Troubling your mind with these kinds of thoughts, though, is not going to answer the really important question: now that spring has sprung, is your rig ready to go camping? Here are a couple of choice new accessories to make your next trip more comfortable.

CARPOD Cargo CarrierWithout the locking lid option, the CARPOD a spacious, versatile hitch cargo carrier. With the locking lid, it’s a metaphoric prop for a Lars von Trier film to remind us of humankind’s propensity for violence, the inherent meaninglessness of life, and nature’s indifference to the pain it blindly inflicts. Wicked awesome for camping trips, too!

CARPOD Cargo Carrier

AirBedz Truck Bed Air Mattress—Because roughin’ it while camping is a sure-fire recipe for a mangled back, a twisted neck, and a rock embedded in your solar plexus, get comfortable on a truck mattress. AirBedz custom shapes your mattress for a perfect fit in the bed of your pickup.

AirBedz Air Mattress

The New 2011 Subaru WRX STI With A Side Of Wing!


2001 Subaru WRX STI Sedan

Fresh news from the New York Auto Show: Subaru is bringing out a new STI sedan, and the wing is back! I’m glad that the WRX design crew likes ordering their late night ‘zas from Pizza Hut. Had they not been constantly badgered by the script-reading order taker asking if they wanted to upgrade with a side of honey BBQ wings, they might never have been inspired to bring back the WRX wing. Thank you, Pizza Hut. You may clog our colons, but also inspire greatness. Continue reading

Scion Pulls New 2011 Scion iQ Out Of Their Pocket At New York Auto Show


2011-scion-iq4

The 2011 New York Auto Show is in full swing, and Scion is using the platform to unveil their latest model: the 2011 Scion iQ. First of all, we’d like to say how disappointed we are that Scion did not name it the Scion fU—it would deftly match the attitude with which Scions are driven. Nevertheless, the Scion iQ moniker is pretty smart (no pun intended), and it aptly reflects the design of this zippy micro-subcompact. Continue reading

Buying American: 10 Automobiles Made in the USA


Assembly Line

These days, trying to find a pair of shoes bearing the Made in the USA label is about as difficult as finding a Columbian cocaine kingpin with a heart of gold. Sadly, a lot of goods that used to be assembled by American workers have been outsourced to take advantage of low-cost overseas labor. Of course, it’s more than just sneakers and sweatshirts that are made in foreign factories—a lot of cars are built outside of our borders, too. Continue reading

Porsche 918 Spyder: First Look


Porsche 918 Spyder

Think hybrids are only for bookish, latte-sipping, liberal librarians from the People’s Republic of San Francisco? That may have been true before the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, but Porsche has redefined the word “hybrid” with the announcement of their visionary Porsche 918 Spyder. In our humble opinion, the only way this green machine could get more supreme is if they slathered some Stuttgart sour cream over the hood. Continue reading

BMW’s Electronic Brake Override: The Future For Non-Bavarian Autos Soon?


Weird Car Accident

It used to be that Bimmers were showcases for cutting-edge automotive technology. Were you to draw comparisons to grocery stores, BMW would be a Whole Foods (organic, grass-fed, hormone-free), and Detroit’s Big 3 would be 7-11s (pre-packaged, corn syrup-fortified, jerkyed). However, Washington is tossing around the idea of making one of BMW’s standard safety features mandatory in all North American cars: brake override systems. Continue reading

2010 Chevy Camaro SS Drunk on Hennessey


Hennessey 2010 Camaro

Looks like Humpty Hump didn’t drink up all the Hennessey on the shelves. Texas-based Hennessey Performance got their hands on some serious juice and poured it under the hood of a 2010 Chevy Camaro, building a supercharged muscle car monster that’s meaner than a sauced steelworker at a Pennsylvania VFW. Continue reading

Das Hot Hatch: The Audi A1 Gets Mad Love at Geneva Motor Show


Audi A1 In A Box

It’s only been a couple weeks since Audi officially announced the coming of the new A1, a spunky, compact hatchback jam-packed with all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a car with German thumbprints under the hood and 4 magician’s rings linked together on the grille. It’s an Audi alright, and it’s getting mad love at the Geneva Motor Show. Continue reading

GM Kills Hummer; Bald Eagle Sheds Tear


Death of the Hummer

Well, it’s official: GM is putting its Hummer marque out to pasture. GM had been in serious talks to sell this iconic brand to Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Company, a Chinese company that specializes in manufacturing road construction equipment and heavy-duty trucks. However, Sichuan withdrew its bid because it could not receive the blessings of the Chinese government, which was concerned about the potential environmental and economic impacts of the Hummer.

GM says that they’re still open to new bids, but they’re going to move forward with winding down the operation.

In honor of the fallen marque, we’ve put together a gallery of Hummers in full glory. Requiescat in pace, Hummer. 

Test Your Car Knowledge & Waste Time at Work


Auto Hide 'n Seek Wallpaper

Like most worker bees, we don’t spend all of our time in the office hive busting our tailbones. Some goofing-off time is mandatory to stay sane and quiet those voices in your head that keep trying to convince you to just drop a deuce coupe in the boss’s desk drawer and move to Costa Rica.

But, you can’t be blatant about your time-theft at work. Kicking off your shoes, pointing your browser to Hulu.com and watching The Daily Show with a bowl of popcorn just won’t fly. You’ve got to have a little more tact than that. Continue reading

5 Songs for Slow Driving


Windy Road

Come here, baby. We’re going to turn the lights down low, spark up a stick of Nag Champa and slow things down a bit. Maybe you’d like to slip into something a little more comfortable? Go ahead, baby. Kick off that workaday world pantsuit and shimmy into that velvet number you’ve been saving for a special occasion. That’s right, mama—nighttime is the right time for letting it all hang out.

No, we’re not trying to seduce your old lady—we’re simply setting the mood before discussing 5 of our all-time favorite slow driving songs. Feeling mellow? Maybe a tad lugubrious? Good. You’re ready to read on. Continue reading

A Score of New Accessories Now Available: From Hitch Locks to Floor Mats


Abraham Lincoln Surveying the Antietam Battlefield

Lo, on the eve of Honest Abe’s birthday, 4 score minus 4 score and 1 day Ago, AutoAnything brought forth on this Website a multitude of new products, conceived in Convenience, and dedicated to the Proposition that all Vehicles deserve to be better than Stock. Here’s what we’re now serving:

Trimax Wheel Chock Lock —Like a death grip on your tire, this Trimax lock makes your car or trailer’s wheel un-rotatable. Plus, it’s got a built-in chock, so you can chuck that make-shift 2×4 you’ve been wedging under your tire.

Trimax Chock Lock

Trimax Trailer LockBecause you want to wake up with your trailer where you left it, you need this ingenious trailer lock. It fits into your trailer’s coupler, making it impossible for goons to hitch up and drive off with your trailer.

Trimax Trailer Lock

Trimax Keyed-Alike Trailer Hitch & Coupler Lock Set —Look, janitors may have to tote around 10-pounds worth of keys, but they’re paid to bear that jangly burden. Why should you have to fumble with extra keys when only 1 key works with both the hitch lock and coupler lock in this deluxe set?

Trimax Keyed-Alike Trailer Hitch & Coupler Lock Set

Trimax Receiver LockYou can either lock it or lose it, and the former is the smart choice. Luckily, Trimax makes a wide array of hitch locks to keep your towables secure.

Trimax Receiver Lock

Trimax Wheel LockThis wheel lock is the closest thing to a proper police boot that you can get without racking up a dime’s worth of parking citations. And, the only way to make your trailer more secure is if you hired a Black Water security detail to guard it.

Trimax Wheel Lock

Ulti-MATE Pro Garage Storage Systems—No social-services bureaucrat is gonna label you a compulsive hoarder! Well, they might think it when they take a gander at your top-of-the-line Ulti-MATE Pro garage storage system.

Ulti-MATE Pro Garage Storage Systems

Ulti-MATE Garage Storage System—Finally! A place to keep that Manga collection under wraps. This mid-range Ulti-MATE garage storage systems comes in a wide array of options that you can mix-n-match to build the perfect closets to hide your skeletons.

Ulti-MATE Garage Storage Systems

Ulti-MATE Starfire Storage Systems—Stash your booty in these deluxe Ulti-MATE garage organizers, and you’ll always know exactly where your Dremel and tap set are.

Ulti-MATE Starfire Storage Systems

TrynEx SnowEx Wireless Salt Spreaders—This remote-controlled tailgate salt spreader from SnowEx is incredibly convenient when you’ve got things to do, people to see, and places to salt. Just hitch it up, fill it up, and let ‘er rip. You have total control right from the comfort of your cockpit.

TrynEx SnowEx Wireless Salt Spreaders

Nifty Elite Floor Mats—Whoa, whoa, whoa there, unruly mob. Before you gather your pitchforks and torches, listen up: these new Nifty floor mats did not go to Harvard, nor do they drink lattes. They just happen to have a smart, custom-molded design with a raised lip around the perimeter to stop the sticky, soggy beast unleashed from your toppled cans of Monster from sloshing around.

Nifty Elite Floor Mats

5 Songs for Fast Driving


This Ride Will Rock Your Face Off

Can the cops really blame us for thumbing our noses at their speed limits? The intoxicating blend of raw power under the hood and Raw Power blasting through the stereo is enough to strip away the inhibitions of even the most defensive drivers. But, not all music inspires machismo motoring. The only reason you’d drive fast with Yani coming through the speakers is to plow harder into a brick wall to end your suffering. Here are a handful of tracks that redline our engines and eardrums.  Continue reading