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Just Say No To Chillaxin’, But Yes To New Auto Accessories


Willy Wonka

Like a coveted golden ticket hidden within the wrapper of a Wonka Bar, this week’s new product announcement promises a lifetime of wild wonder and rotted teeth. Read up, rinse and spit.

KONI RAID Red ShocksHuffing a sock full of Raid bug spray could leave you feeling like a six-legged character from a Kafka short story. But, equipping your street demon with these boss shocks from KONI will make you feel like Viggo Mortensen’s trusty mustang, Hidalgo, racing across Arabia in the ’04 blockbuster Hidalgo, a movie about a horse named Hidalgo. These suckers are perfect for serious off-road racing, Baja 500-style.

KONI RAID Red Shocks

KONI Heavy Track Red ShocksNeil Diamond said it best (yes, better than The Hollies, you audio-snobs): “He ain’t heavy, he’s my shock absorber.” If the welfare of your suspension system is of your concern, these Koni shocks deliver the goods your rugged off-roader demands…they’re just a notch down from the race-ready RAID Red Shocks.

KONI Heavy Track Red Shocks

Licensed Logo Hitch Covers by PilotGo down the right alley in Hong Kong or Los Angeles’s Garment District, and you could find an unlicensed version of these hitch covers by Pilot Automotive (not to mention knock-off Big Johnson shirts). But, bypassing licensing fees means you’d be stealing bread out of the hungry mouths of mammoth corporations, whose coffers are not yet lined with enough gold-plated diamonds.

Licensed Logo Hitch Covers by Pilot

Auto Accessories Dual!


Decisions: Have you thought this through?

Lets face it; there are many choices in this world and sometimes they aren’t always easy to make. But fortunately, there are a few resources at hand to simplify our decisions so we can get on with our lives. We’re working on a few things to make shopping for auto accessories easier, but I thought this might be a good time to revisit an old classic; customer reviews.  So lets look at a few fan favorites from our floor mats department.

Weathertech floor mats are a tried and true design made from a premium rubber compound.  We have 1302 reviews, scoring a solid 4.75 / 5 stars for appearance, ease of installation, price, value and quality.

Weathertech Extreme Duty floor mats are a more rugged version of the OG mats.  Made from harder plastic with taller side walls, these rubber mats will do a fine job of controlling spills. And out of 1985 reviews, these mats score an average of 4.25 stars.

Husky Liners are bringing in big numbers in the review arena; you can read 5652 reviews on our site, all with an average rating of 4.87 / 5.  An extra-tall side wall and bulletproof plastic rubber make these liners perfect for any workhorse vehicle.

Husky Weatherbeater floor mats offer a more refined look than their liners, but still boast the same solid construction and custom fit. After 526 customer reviews, we can see they also score an average of 4.87 / 5 stars.

Clearly all of them are winners, but only you can decide which set of car mats has the right style, fit and price for you.

A Triple Lindy Of New Products & One Update


Justing Bieber Hearts Justin Bieber

Today’s new product announcement goes out to Justin Bieber. Tiger, you put a beat in our normally bleak, protestant work ethic.

Bestop PowerBoardsIf machines had consciousness, I bet every time these shockingly high-tech auto-retracting running boards from Bestop tuck up against your rocker panels that they think to themselves, “I’d step on me” while Q Lazzarus’s Goodbye Horses plays through their mechanized and weatherproofed brain.

Bonus—There’s a $100 rebate for these Bestop running boards, but you only have until 10/31/2010 to save. So act with moderate haste.

Bestop PowerBoard Electric Running Boards

Bestop TrekStepA pickup without a retractable, rear-mounted truck step that works when your tailgate is open is like a key party without high balls and Herb Alpert records—the resulting knee aches, back pains and self-recrimination are rude awakenings, reminding you that you’re not 34 anymore (and it’s not 1974 anymore, either). Hey, pops. Act your age with a Bestop tailgate step.

Bestop TrekStep Retractable Tailgate Step

CalTrend Tweed Seat CoversKing Edward VII’s favourite fabric was tweed, and who are we to question the most dashing constitutional monarch in history? Besides, were we to speak out against his taste in canvas seat covers, especially the finely tailored seat covers made by Cal Trend, he’d repress us lowly peasants and demonstrate the violence inherent in the system.

CalTrend Tweed Seat Covers

PRODUCT UPDATE: TruXedo Lo Pro QT Harley-Davidson Soft Roll Up Tonneau Cover—Good news from the Lo Pro QT Harley-Davidson Tonneau front: TruXedo has redesigned these soft roll up tonneau covers with a more tastefully-sized, embossed bar and shield logo. They’re still the same tonneau covers that hog heads have known and loved for years, only a lot easier on the eyes.

TruXedo Lo Pro QT Harley-Davidson Soft Roll Up Tonneau Cover

Extra, Extra! 8 New Accessories Available Now


Newsies

Hot off the presses, it’s the New Product Times-Picayune-Gazette, bringing you only the finest automotive bric-a-brac fit to print.

Adarac Truck RackFor this rack upgrade, you won’t have to take a medical holiday to Thailand or hole up in your apartment recouping—it’s a turnkey solution for your application and verbiage verbiage verbiage. Beyond the marketing jibber-jabber, this tonneau cover rack from Access racks bolts directly into your stake pockets, so there’s no need to hunt down and dust off your Makita for this project. And, it leaves your bed open for any inside-the-rails tonneau cover.

Access Adarac Truck Rack

Truxedo B-LightTruXedo wanted to call these truck bed lights “A-Lights,” but the only celebrities who responded to the endorsement listing were Delta Burke, Rudy Ray Moore and Dave Coulier. Personally, we think that if these LED lights were to show up to the A-list Hollywood club, Voyeur, the bouncer would be so impressed by the powerful bulbs and ease of installation that he’d let them in. Not to mention, these Truxedo lights are backed by a one year warranty.

TruXedo B-Light Tonneau Lighting System

PlasmaGlow Fire & Ice LED Mud Flap LightsLike a mullet, these LED lights from PlasmaGlow attach to your mud flaps to give your truck a business-in-the-front, party-in-the-back kind of look.

PlasmaGlow Fire & Ice Mud Flap Lights

Thule Rack PadsYou could strap some elbow pads to your crossbars, but you better be prepared to get clowned in the parking lot by your boys. Save some face by cushioning your base rack system with these spongy roof rack accessories from Thule, Sweden’s finest export after Nordic swimsuit models.

Thule Rack Pads

Thule StackerBecause untangling your bikes from the heap you piled ’em in isn’t conducive to the start of a relaxing jaunt down the boardwalk, keep those two-wheelers organized with this deluxe bike storage rack from Thule racks.

Thule Bike Stacker Storage Rack

MAXPRO Brake Bleeder KitPut down your leeches and give your kid a reprieve from the pump-pump-pump-hold duty—these professional-grade brake bleeder kits from Phoenix Systems come complete with everything you need to self-bleed your own brakes or clutch right in your garage.

Phoenix MAXPRO Brake Bleeder Kit

Phoenix V-12 Brake Bleeder KitThe perfect gift for the DIY phlebotomist and the amateur grease monkey who doesn’t need all the bells and whistles of the MAXPRO but still wants to do solo brake bleed jobs. Armed with a Phoenix Systems brake bleeder, anyone can get rock-hard brakes in about 10 minutes. Rock-hard buttocks, though, are not guaranteed…but, hey, there is a lot of squatting involved.

Phoenix V-12 Brake Bleeder Kit

Armor Lid Tonneau CoverDress your truck with the best form of defense since the moat: the new Armor Lid. This tough-as-nails hard tonneau cover boasts a triple Triplex design that can shoulder up to 1,000 lbs (that’s like an entire kindergarten class) and dual twist locks (to keep the grubby, paste-covered fingers of said kindergarteners off your valuables).

Armor Lid Tonneau Cover

Four for Friday: Your Weekly New Product Gab Sesh


Taster's Choice

Pop in your hair curlers, pour a steamy mug of your favorite Taster’s Choice and take a dainty bite from a madeleine because it’s time to nestle in for our weekly new product gab sesh. You know the score—we’ll share juicy nuggets of gossip about what Thule’s been doing behind Softride’s back, and what we think about HitchSafe’s outrageous new faux alligator pumps.

HitchSafe Key VaultIt’s like a mobile Fort Knox for your receiver hitch, but better because you won’t have to worry about evil geniuses hatching dastardly schemes to set off a nucular (sic) bomb under your ride. With one of these trailer hitch accessories from HitchSafe mounted to your hitch, all you have to worry about is forgetting your combination.

HitchSafe Key Vault

Softride Dura Hydraulic Assist Hitch Bike RackRemember Mrs. Deagle’s radical chair lift from Gremlins…you know, the one that the Gremlins hotwired so she’d launch out the window? This deluxe new hitch bike rack from Softride is a lot like that, only less likely to ruin your x-mas.

Softride Dura Hydraulic Assist Hitch Bike Rack

Thule Insta-gaterYou’re motoring down to the trailhead with your Huffy clamped down in the jaws of this Thule truck bed bike rack, you’re tuned to 98.7 The Gator (Palm Beach’s ROCK Station), and The Boss’s Chicken Lips And Lizard Hips is bumping on the speakers. Baby, life in Florida couldn’t get any better…unless Florida were New York City, and your Huffy were a custom Bologna Bike.

Thule Insta-gater Truck Bed Bike Rack

Rampage Lockstraps Locking Tie-Down StrapSick of the flimflammery perpetrated by the likes of Harry Houdini, Doug Henning and David Copperfield? Well, they’re not gonna wriggle their way out of these cargo nets & tie-downs from Rampage Jeep. It’s the ideal security harness for valuable freight, be it a motorcycle, an armoire or a prestidigitator. Just remember: always have a safe word.

Rampage Lockstraps Locking Tie-Down Strap

Niner, Niner: We’ve Got Ourselves A Convoy Of New Accessories


Honore BalzacFrench novelist Honoré Balzac was often pursued by passionate woman seeking to kiss the hand that wrote Séraphîta. Similarly, AutoAnything will be pursued by passionate car modders looking to spice up their street chariots with this bevy of new accessories.

CURT Front Mount Receiver HitchWho says you can only have one Bumper Dumper going at a time? With a front mount trailer hitch from CURT, you and your hunting buddy can both go see a man about a horse at the same time.

CURT Front Mount Receiver Hitch

Eastern Catalytic Converters – 49-state LegalSelf-medicating on your cat-less exhaust‘s unfiltered fumes won’t bring Earlene back. Eastern Catalytic thinks it’s time to move on, and removing the temptation to huff hydrocarbons starts with a new catalytic converter.

Eastern Catalytic Direct-fit Catalytic Converters

Superchips Racing Diesel TunerJust when you thought Ralph Nader couldn’t get any more upset, Superchips developed the mother of all diesel power programmers and performance tuners. Maybe it’ll shake him so much that his googly eye squares away.

Superchips Racing Diesel Tuner

Go Rhino Dominator Hitch StepSingle stainless-steel Go Rhino dom hitch step seeks submissive 2″ receiver for mutually beneficial/humiliating encounter. You host.

Go Rhino Dominator Hitch Step

Coverking Car BraThe best bras in town are no longer Victoria’s Secret. A car bra comes with a standard warranty and doesn’t utilize clumsy clasps to hold it together… lets see you push-up bra do that. And once you slip into one of these custom-tailored Coverking car bras, Vic’s will seem about as comfortable as that vintage over-the-shoulder-holster you picked up at a dead woman’s estate sale.

Coverking Car Bras

Tokico HP Blue ShocksNo, your Hewlett-Packard doesn’t need new shocks—it just needs to be switched out with a Mac. In this case, HP is Tokico short-hand for high performance shocks.

Tokico HP Shocks

Tokico HTS/D-SPEC ShocksUnless you’re like the Black Eyed Peas and enjoy that Boom Boom Boom, set your ride up with these race-ready Tokico shocks.

Tokico Illumina ShocksWe’d like to claim that these Illuminas are the official shocks of the Illuminati, but then we’d have to send an albino monk to your house for some back-alley ministry.

Tokico Illumina Shocks

Tokico Trekmaster ShocksStairmaster, Thighmaster, Trekmaster: all things everyone could use a little more of in their lives. That, and gravies.

Tokico Trekmaster Shocks

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.

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

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

New Cooling Fans From Flex-a-lite Really Blow


Back Hair

Summer’s right around the corner, and you know what that means—it’s time to start manscaping your back for beach parties and preparing your ride for the hot July sun. You’ll have to look somewhere else for a Mangroomer, but AutoAnything has your back when it comes to giving your engine a Slurpee-grade brain freeze.

Flexalite Cooling Fans An electric cooling fan from Flex-a-lite won’t keep a veranda-swinging southern belle cool on a sweltering Savannah summer night, but they do a bang-up job of cooling your engine—way better than stock fans, that’s for sure. Factory blades move air over your radiator like a timid lover blowing into his girlfriend’s ear for the first time. Flex-a-lite is an experienced cooling libertine, blowing your motor with enough gusto to boost your horsepower and reduce MPGs, especially if you’re towing with a heavy-duty 5th wheel hitch or gooseneck hitch.

Flex-a-lite Electric Cooling Fans

Exciting New Auto Accessories Available: Tonneau Covers, Off-Road Light, iPod Adapters & More


Drinking on the Job

Ever wish you could throw back a couple of ice-cold, frosty brews at the office? We think about it. A lot. In fact, we think it’d probably be the best way to keep our hands from shaking after our breakfast beer wears off.

That’s why we were so surprised to hear that production workers and truck drivers at the Carlsberg brewery went on strike because the company rewrote their policy and banned drinking on the job. We feel for the brewers and brew deliverers, and we offer up this latest crop of new automotive accessories in their honor. Keep the dream alive!

Lund Revelation Roll Up Tonneau CoverTransform your truck into the fifth horseman of the apocalypse. Well, if not the fifth horseman of the apocalypse, your rig will look sharper, your gear will be protected, and your MPGs will improve when you slip on this deluxe soft tonneau cover from Lund.

Lund Revelation Roll Up Tonneau Cover

Vision X Solstice LED Off-Road LightsBrighter than the ear-to-ear grins of sun-worshiping druids on June 21st, these powerful LED off road lights from Vision X are sure to blind any woodland creature or desert beast you drive past. Pick from a massive array of styles, sizes and strengths.

Vision S Solstice LED Off-Road Lights

Vision X Xmitter Tube Frame MountsSure, they cost Xtra, but you can always Xpect an Xtreme Xhibition of lighting Xecution with these off road light accessories.

Vision X Xmitter Tube Frame Mounts

Wheelskins EuroTone Leather Steering Wheel CoversAlong with soccer, siestas and socialism, you can thank our friendly continent across the pond for this sumptuous steering wheel cover from none other than the best-known brand in the hive: Wheelskins.

Wheelskins EuroTone Leather Steering Wheel Covers

Coverking Autobody Armor Car CoverAlong with werewolf folklore, hossenfeffer and the antonymous collective, you can thank the middle ages for body armor. Since chain mail isn’t gentle enough on your finish, turn to the next best thing: the latest outdoor car cover from Coverking.

Coverking Autobody Armor Car Cover

Dash Designs Original Car Sun Shade—Just because you can cook a steak and eggs breakfast on your searing-hot dashboard doesn’t mean you’d ever want to, especially since most of your egg would ooze down into your dash through the heat cracks. Protect your ride from harm with the deluxe windshield sun shade from Dash Designs.

Dash Designs Original Car Sun Shade

DICE MediaBridge iPod Car AdaptersCompared to the mainstream media, this new iPod car adapter from DICE Electronics is more like a hologram-projected reporter yakkity-yakking with the Blitz and less like a doughy dude scribbling mad screeds on a chalkboard.

DICE MediaBridge iPod Car Adapters

March Madness Auto Accessory Extravaganza: Pet Products, Headlight Bulbs, Vehicle Gun Racks & More!


Bookie Monster

If you’re suffering from a serious bout of March Madness bracket blues, we’re here to help. No, we won’t go talk to your  bookie and beg for an extension—that’s between your knees and Tony’s tire iron. What we will do, though, is distract you from that dime you dropped on Xavier with some new automotive accessories. Dig this:

Classic Accessories Camo Kennel JacketHugh Hefner made the smoking jacket the “it” garment for millionaire smut moguls, and Classic Accessories is making the Camo Kennel Jacket the “it” garment for hundredaire varmint hunters. They come in two styles: one with extra storage pockets and one without the pockets.

Classic Accessories Camo Kennel Jacket

Classic Accessories Camo Rear Seat Protector—Now you don’t have to make that hard ethical choice between protecting your auto’s upholstery or leaving your beloved pooch at the beach because her paws got all sandy. This universal dog seat cover fits the back seat of just about any car, truck or SUV.

Classic Accessories Camo Rear Seat Protector

Classic Accessories Hitch Ball Tote—Sheathe your tri-point hitch ball in the coziest home for a bar and balls.

Classic Accessories Tri-point Hitch Ball Tote

Classic Accessories Winter Windshield Cover—While San Diego is enjoying 70-degree weather, the rest of the states are still getting dusted with heavenly dandruff. Luckily, this windshield cover from Classic Accessories helps keep your front glass ice-free.

Classic Accessories Winter Windshield Cover

Heritage Vehicle Gun Case—Some states believe having your shotguns and rifles within arm’s reach while driving is a good idea, and we’re not going to argue with the armed. Instead, we’ll just suggest that you keep your boom sticks organized with this deluxe gun case from Heritage.

Heritage Vehicle Gun Case

Classic Accessories Seat Back Gun Case—Because you can get this back-of-the seat gun rack in camouflage, it’ll be totally invisible to any deer chilling in the backseat of your SUV.

Classic Accessories Seat Back Gun Case

Classic Accessories Seat Back Gun Rack—Why bother covering them up—this gun rack from Classic Accessories reveals the heat you’re packing and probably cuts down on the number of people willing to honk when you blatantly cut them off.

Classic Accessories Seat Back Gun Rack

Advantage Hitch Extension—Finally, your hitch mount bike rack can clear your spare tire with the added 2.5” to 11” of length from this Advantage SportsRack adjustable hitch extension. Now, you just need to figure out a way to get your name cleared of those charges.

Advantage Hitch Extension

Vision X Superwhite Headlight Bulbs—Meet the Edgar Winter of headlight bulbs. These almost albino-white headlight bulbs from Vision X not only burn almost 30% brighter than stock halogen headlight bulbs, but they’re also backed by a Lifetime Warranty.

Vision X Superwhite Headlight Bulbs

8 New Auto Accessories Just In Time For Spring


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Tomorrow is the vernal equinox, a day to celebrate both Ernest P Worrell’s never-seen friend, Vern, and the blossoming of spring (aka, Nowruz). If your haft sīn is looking a little sparse this year, consider nestling these new products next to the samanu and gold fish:

Yakima SkyBoxLike one of the bog people Seamus Heaney used to muse over Ireland’s cyclical history of violence, we’ve yanked the mummified corpse of this Yakima rooftop cargo carrier up from the depths, dusted the digital dirt off its shoulders, and added it back to the site.

Yakima SkyBox Rooftop Cargo Carriers

Energizer All-In-One Battery Jump Starter with Air Compressor and Power InverterYou might think that the only thing this jump starter, air compressor and car power adapter by Energizer can’t do it make toast. But, you can plug a toaster into it, so it actually can make toast—damn delicious toast at that.

Energizer All-In-One Battery Jump Starter with Air Compressor and Power Inverter

Energizer Jump Starter—Hate waiting around for AAA to come and rescue you from your dead battery woes? When you roll with this powerful car battery jump starter in your trunk, you can rescue yourself.

Energizer Jump Starter

Energizer Battery Maintainer—Thanks to Energizer battery chargers and maintainers, you don’t have to worry about your stored vehicle’s battery fizzling out. Just hook it up with one of these car battery chargers, and it’ll be fresh and full of juice when you pull it out of its deep freeze.

Energizer Battery Charger & Maintainer

Energizer Car Power Inverter—Plugging in one of these deluxe car power inverters is almost like siphoning power from your car, but without the unpleasant taste of battery acid.

Energizer Car Power Inverter

Xmitter LED Light BarsRemember when it was cool to label products and activities with an “X” for extreme? Well, Vision X is bringing back the trend with their crazy powerful Xmitter LED off road lights.

Vision X Xmitter LED Light Bars

HitchMate TireStepGive it as a gift, and this roof rack accessory from HitchMate overtly signifies that you’re concerned about the condition of your loved-one’s back. Covertly, though, it signifies that you’re worried about the worsening state of his or her cankles and think it’s about time he or she got some exercise.

HitchMate TireStep

HiddenHitch TruckStepThis unique hitch step slides out a full 23.5”, so you can use it even when your tailgate is open. Plus, it’s built tough from…hey, stop snickering about how it looks. Sometimes an elongated steel rod with a wide tip is just that: an elongated rod with a wide tip.

HiddenHitch TruckStep

New Air Suspension, Chrome Trim & Cargo Bags Available Now at AutoAnything


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It might not be fleet week in San Diego, but it’s been raining men since Monday. Well, not literally men, but droplets of water the size of a pre-diabetic 5th-grader. It’s as though the heavens have been swilling Natural Ice for months and picked this week to see a man about a horse.

In other words, it’s been wet. Damn wet. But AutoAnything isn’t deterred by a deluge. Instead, we went postal. Not that kind of postal—we went postal in the “neither rain, nor sleet, nor hail shall stop us from deliver junk mail” sense. Instead of coupons and credit card applications, we’re delivering 5 new products from 3 deluxe brands: Air Zenith, Dee Zee and Heininger.

Air Zenith Air Struts—Tyra Banks may think she knows the catwalk, but these new Air Zenith Air Struts can teach her a thing or two about strutting. The ideal alternative to traditional hydraulics, these air suspension kits are custom engineered for a perfect fit on your ride and deliver 12-way adjustable dampening.

Air Zenith Air Struts

Air Zenith Dual OB2 Air Compressor Kit—Air struts by themselves are pretty boss, but you need a way to control them. That’s where the Air Zenith Dual-OB2 Air Compressor Kit comes in handy. Available in either a basic or pro kit, it comes with everything you need to put some bounce in your air suspension: air compressors & air tanks & all the connectors.

Air Zenith Dual-OB2 Air Compressor Kit

Dee Zee U-Cut Chrome Rocker PanelsThanks to Dee Zee’s universal U-Cut chrome accessories, everyone can rock out with their chrome out. These brilliant chrome rocker panels can be trimmed to fit just about any vehicle.

Dee Zee U-Cut Chrome Rocker Panels

Dee Zee U-Cut Chrome Pillar PostsCutting the cheese is uncouth, but cutting out your own chrome pillar post trim is all the rage. Just size it up, cut it out, and give your ride more bling than Lil Jon’s Crunk chalice.

Dee Zee U-Cut Chrome Pilar Post Trim

Heininger SofTop Roof Top Cargo BagAlles klar, Herr Heininger? This is the same roof cargo bag that Austrian pop-rocker Falco used to carry his gear from gig to gig. With 15 cubic ft of storage space, this roomy roof bag has enough space to stuff a Kommissar and the bones of Amadeus.

Heininger SofTop Roof Cargo Bag

And after we got these sleek new products up, we wrote a little information piece about the differences between paper and reusable filters. Let us know if you find it helpful.

Automotive Watches, Tailgating Gear, Power Programmers & More! An AutoAnything Weekly Update


Warehouse BoxesHoly smokes do we have a new product payload for you.  Christmas time is around the corner, so we thought we should add some products that might make your shopping a little easier this year. Over the last month, we partnered up with Taxor, a manufacturer of men’s watches, women’s watches, and automotive clocks.  But what makes these time pieces are extra special because they feature the logo of your mistress de la garage.

  • GM Watches for Men –  Because you want the world to know that you drive a Corvette.
  • Honda Watches for Men – So you can keep your Honda boxers to yourself.
  • Nissan Watches for Men – So you can time your car going from 0 to 60 in about 9 seconds flat.
  • Dodge Watches for Men – Because strapping a Dodge Hot Wheels on your wrist is unacceptable.
  • Ford Watches for Men – Tired of holding your Ford key out in hopes someone asks what you drive? Wear a Ford watch instead.
  • Dodge Watches for Women – Unless your special talent is telling time by the location of the sun, you need this watch.
  • Ford Watches for Women – Because no outfit is complete without at least one Ford accessory on your wrist.
  • GM Watches for Women – To tactfully remind others what kind of fancy car you drive.
  • Honda Watches for Women – It’s about more than just punctuality–it’s about having mad style.
  • Ford Clocks – Hickory Dickory Dock, tell time with this Ford Clock. C’mon. You knew we had to use it.
  • GM Clocks – Better than running out to your car to check the time–now you can tell time the GM way on your wall or desk.
  • Honda Clocks – Don’t spend your money on a box. Don’t spend it on a fox. Don’t spend it on a sock. Spend it on a Honda Clock.
  • Jeep Clocks – Jeeps beep and clocks tock. Now, Taxor brings you Jeep Clocks–sorry they don’t beep.

And if time isn’t your thing, then we’ve got a few other items that’ll rock your Christmas socks:

  • AVS Seamless Ventvisor – Seamless stockings, seamless rain gutters, seamless plots and now—Seamless Ventvisors.  Get’em today, they’re Ultra Low-Pro for a look that’s slicker than your grandpa’s comb over.
  • Tailgate Cargo Box – No, it’s not a miniature Doug Henning prop; however, the Tailgate Cargo Box does carry all your gear and then magically transform from a cargo carrier into 2 chairs and a table.  Works great for camping too!
  • Hypertech Max Energy Sport – You may have heard about this, you may have even seen spy photos of it, but the day has almost come; Hypertech is entering the world of sport-compacts!  We should have these puppies in stock soon, check back if you want to give your import some extra juice!

Simoniz Auto Detailing Products & Chrome Car Antennas – An AutoAnything Weekly Update


Well, another week has passed. Here in California, the weather’s getting cooler and at 64 degrees Fahrenheit, the ocean is downright frigid! It makes it tough to surf, and somewhat chilly for scuba diving.  But Colorado’s seen a huge snowstorm, leaving several feet of fresh powder behind.  I’m sure a bunch of my friends are out at Vail cutting first tracks and demolishing pints… yes, I’m jealous.

But I can already smell the turkey that mom’s cooking in the oven, so that makes everything better…

Thanksgiving Turkey with all the Trimmings

You know what I also smell?  New product.

Simoniz Products – Simon says Simoniz all you need to make your car shine like new.  Even works great on rusted out 1982 Toyota Tercel’s… really, it does.

Chrome Car Antennas – Because some people just want a shinier place to put their Jack-in-the-Box Antenna Balls.
We also revamped some of our old shopping guides with a better layout, updated information and more detailed descriptions. So whether you’re trying to find the best detailing products, pick out some aftermarket lights, or you need help choosing the right car bra for your ride (hint: just like junior high, it’s probably the push-up bra), we’ve got you covered.
That’s it for now, check back later for your Friday Afternoon 5 O’Clock Countdown post.

Trick or Treat: New Bumpers & License Plate Frames – An Auto Anything Halloween Update


Happy-Halloween

I know it’s a little early, but Happy Halloween! It’s another crazy day here at AutoAnything and we are celebrating it in full costume. Togas, clowns, and the whole Beetlejuice crew have joined the AutoAnything team for a day fun tricks and good treats. We also got some new products to help us celebrate the mummies return.  For starters, we now have a proper area for our license plate frames, broken down by type to help you find what your looking for. So if you want a standard plate, or maybe some palm trees, bamboo, a US flag or some sexy looking ladies to accent your plate, we’ve got what you need in an easy-to-sort manner.  With this new build out comes two new products from License 2 Bling:

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Now, AutoAnything isn’t exactly a player in the plastic surgery business. But, this week’s new product launch definitely made us an even bigger cheese in the world of automotive augmentation. Snip snip.

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  • FEY SureStep Bumper – Suck a rock, Seger—the only thing standing arrow-straight ‘round these parts is the FEY SureStep.
  • FEY DiamondStep Bumper – Look closely at the opening of Breakfast at Tiffany’s and you’ll see that Holly Golightly is actually eyeballing a FEY DiamondStep in the window of Tiffany’s.

That’s what I’ve got for now, check back later for your standard Friday-afternoon time killer.

PS: We also have a 10% off sale, check the site for details!

UPDATE: MORE NEW PRODUCTS

Whoops, looks like we actually had some other products that went live, so this week, you get more treats than tricks from us.

Two new product categories:

  • Garage Toolboxes – Because kitchen toolboxes would be silly.
  • Grille Covers – Because some times its a good idea to cover your grille up in the winter time.

Eight New Products:

Pink Tool Box

  • Pink Box Bench Tool Box – Perfect for storing 2 turtle doves, 3 French hens or 5 goooolden rings. Choose from 2, 3 or 5 drawers.
  • Pink Truck Tool Box – You’ve seen the stickers “Silly boys, trucks are for girls.” Now we have the truck toys to prove it!
  • Pink Wall Cabinet – Who needs picture frames when you can hang these on the walls?
  • Pink Rolling Tool Box – So your tools won’t get lost like copywriters in a trash heap.
  • Pink Cordless Driver & Bit Set – No more getting tangled in useless cords. This cordless says goodbye to tangles better than Johnson’s No More Tangles Spray.
  • Pink Box Home Repair Set – Your solution to wanting to be “Fix It” Barbie or Ken.
  • Pink Tool Cart – When you’re left on the streets you can push something more stylish than your shopping cart.
  • Fia Front Grille Covers – Better than a snuggie or a bug swatter for your car.

 

 

2010 Camaro Body Kit – Front Lip Spoiler, Rear Spoiler & Side Skirts


FYI, if you’re lucky enough to own one of these fine examples of American muscle, then you can now give it a more aggressive look with a custom body kit.  We’ve teamed up with Street Scene to offer you a full body kit that is hot of the presses. Pick and choose your parts to make your own great look, or get all three for a more composed style.  We are working on getting some better images up on the site, but it’s the same kit to be featured on the WD-40 Camaro at SEMA this year.

Here’s a few shots of the WD40 car, courtesy of the Camaro5 Forum:

WD40 Camaro - Front

WD40 Camaro - Side and Rear

If you’d like to order this, here are some quick links for you:

Car Monitors, Overhead DVD Players, Tailgating Grills & Mud Flaps – An AutoAnything Weekly Update


The weather is cooler, it’s getting dark earlier, and there has even been some light drizzle that Southern Californians describe as heavy rain. This can only mean one thing—the seasons are changing. Fall is here, and before we know it, we’ll be clearing plates from the table after a Thanksgiving Feast. Then guess what?! It’s Christmas shopping season! With the stress of knowing there are just 71 days to get presents purchased, wrapped and put under the tree, we’ve launched 3 new products for early-Christmas shoppers everywhere.

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  • Vizualogic Quantum Overhead Monitors – How do you keep your kids’ yaps zipped on the road? Take a lesson from Houdini and practice the art of distraction by slipping a copy of The Secret of NIHM into the Vizualogic Quantum. Find this and more in our car monitors category.

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