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18 New Ways to Spend Money on Your Auto


Is it just me, or is Freddy Prinze Jr.’s career buried next to Jimmy Hoffa? If today’s avalanche of new accessories doesn’t inspire another Scooby-Doo movie, I may have to get this Prinze4Eva tattoo lasered off.

Hella Optilux 1450 Fog LightsThese smallish fog lights from Hella lights were originally designed 42 years before Columbus sailed the ocean blue, but they were deemed heretical and locked away in the Pontiff’s chifforobe until now.

Hella Optilux 2020 Combo Fog and Driving LightsYou couldn’t even decide on which absurd TGIF cocktail to order last night, but you expect to decide between getting fog lights or driving lights? Son, just get these two-in-one lamps from Hella Automotive Lights and stop your hem-hawing.

Hella Optilux 1200 Series Fog LightsFeature: They’re oblong fog lights, dude. Benefit: Use ’em the next time you’re driving through Colorado in a snow storm after finishing your novel, and maybe you won’t go off the road and end up trapped in a sledgehammer-wielding kook’s basement, you dirty bird, you.

Hella Black Magic LightsAlthough perfectly titled to spotlight your next voodoo ceremony, these Hella driving lights summon black optics—not malicious powers.

Hella Micro FF Fun Cube Driving & FogJust imagine how much faster Mario could navigate through the streets of Dark Land with these automotive lights blinding the Koopa Troopas.

Hella Optilux 1300 Driving LightsThey’re round, they make light, they’re affordable, they’re driving lights.

Hella Optilux 1400 Driving LightsThey’re rectangular, they make light, they’re affordable, they’re driving lights.

TruXedo TonneauMateMate a golden retriever with a poodle, you get a golden doodle. Mate a pickup tonneau cover with a truck tool box, you get this deluxe tonneau accessory from TruXedo. Dr. Moreau would be proud.

Escort RedLine Radar DetectorIf the M*A*S*H unit had one of these detectors from Escort Radar, they would have detected Radar O’Reilly before he delivered the news of Colonel Blake’s copter crash, sparing us all the sadness.

ARB Safari SnorkelNot to be confused with a beautiful Hawaiian excursion, these safari snorkels from ARB are just what your off-roader needs to breathe underwater.

ARB Rear BumperWhere else can you transform your whole backside for under a grand? These rear bumpers from ARB do to your dune-surfer what Billy Blanks does to your rump.

ARB Deluxe Bull BarsNot just any run-of-the-mill truck bull bars; these ARB bars are Deluxe with a capital “D.”

ARB Sahara Bull BarsNever venture into the Sahara without your Sahara, and possibly a girl named Sarah. These boss bars from ARB 4X4 are both a bumper and center center grille guard combined.

FANMATS NHL Cargo MatsThese logo cargo liners from FANMATS are perfect for keeping your soiled hockey gear from ruining your ride’s carpeting.

FANMATS NFL Cargo MatsSame as above, but replace “hockey gear” with “football gear.”

FANMATS NBA Cargo MatsSame as above, but replace “football gear” with “basketball gear.”

FANMATS MLB Cargo MatsSame as above, but replace “basketball gear” with “baseball gear.”

FANMATS College Cargo MatsThese cargo & trunk liners are the perfect buffer between your Natty Ice keg and your ride’s carpeting.

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More Rugged Ridge Jeep Gear, Escort SRX Laser Detector & Garage Storage Systems! – An AutoAnything Weekly Update


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How’s the weather where you are?  It seem like it’s been doing nothing but raining jeep accessories here, but this week we’ve also had some sporadic products drop in on us; caliper covers, laser jammers, and garage storage systems.

Phantom Alert Lets You Avoid Speed Traps


It looks like some pretty smart guys have put together a Point-of-Interest alert system that lets you know when you’re approaching a photo-red-light camera or speed trap.  The system harnesses the power of it’s users, which could be both its strength or its Achilles heel.  It works by users updating a Google Maps based system with information about the speed trap/camera; location, intersection and the speed limit for the road are all recorded by Phantom Alert.  You can then sync your GPS device with Phantom Alert’s database to have up-to-date information about the speed traps around you.  When you are approaching a speed trap or camera, your GPS device will beep to alert you of the impending ticket, hopefully saving you from insurance rate hikes and costly tickets.  The only downside is that this is a subscription service, but the cost is $40/year or you can make a $99 Lifetime Purchase, so the price seems pretty reasonable if it saves you from one or more tickets.  Hit the jump to check out the video!

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Car Covers, RV Covers, Motorcycle Covers and ATV Gear – An AutoAnything Weekly Product Update


With summer getting closer by the minute, we thought it’d be a good idea to provide you with some options to deck out your power toys. So we took a close look at what was available, made a few new friends and added a TON of new products. Strap on your new product shoes and take a walk with us through the new toy store.  Most of the following products can be found in the brand-new ATV, Boat & RV Accessories department; there you’ll be able to find boat covers, trailer covers, RV covers and RV accessories.

Stay tuned, this is just the first round of new products for today. Check back later this afternoon for the skinny on the rest of the stuff we’ve been adding (hint: some of them are inflatable and sorta-seaworthy!)

Hit the jump for the pics, 56K beware!

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Happy Holidays! – An AutoAnything Weekly Product Update


What’s that old saying, “Time flies when you’re having fun.”  Well the same is true if your keeping busy.  Not only have we been helping lots of people find great gifts this holiday season, but we’ve also been busy adding new auto parts to our website.  This week we’ve got some really great new products, anything from stocking stuffers to people pleasers.  Check it out!

Neon Signs Who needs Christmas lights when you’ve got a huge neon sign in your garage which proudly proclaims that “It’s 5:00 Somewhere”.  These signs are big and bright, a perfect addition for any garage, basement or den.

Q3 Innovations is the go-to company for gadgets that are portable, informative and promote safety.  We just picked up three of their product lines, all of which make great stocking presents.

AlcoHAWK – Have you dipped into the eggnog a little early this holiday season?  Make sure you stay safe by monitoring your Blood Alcohol Content with a high quality breathalyzer.

  • The AlcoHAWK Slim breathalyzer is small enough to keep in your pocket, yet accurate enough to tell you when you’ve had too much.
  • The AlcoHAWK ABI breathalyzer is bigger than the slim, but also more accurate.  Reading all the way up to 0.4% BAC, this breathalzyer is perfect for most situations.
  • The AlcoHAWK Pro is for the people who need to know exactly how inebriated they are.  With it’s specialized built-in sensor, the Pro makes sure that you blow hard enough to get an accurate reading.  Precision sensors measure within +/- 0.01% @ 0.10% BAC.
  • The AlcoHAWK PT500 is the most accurate breathalyzer in the line up.  Whether you’re a concerned parent or an aspiring cop, the PT500 will let you know exactly how booze is in the blood.

ThermoHAWK – Whether you’re working on an engine or cooking on the grill, an infrared thermometer will let you know exactly how hot something is without burning your fingers.

  • The ThermoHAWK 220 is great for lower heat applications with a range of 10 to 230 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • The ThermoHAWK 420 is the ultimate portable infrared thermometer.  Measuring temperatures from 10-428 degrees Fahrenheit, it comes with a keychain ring so you’ll always have it with you.

RadarHAWK – Avoid costly speeding tickets and expensive insurance rates by giving yourself an edge that only a radar detector can give you.

  • RadarHAWK Traveler II
    • English: This bilingual radar detector warns you with words when the fuzz are out on the prowl.
    • Español: Este detector bilingüe del radar le advierte con palabras cuando la pelusa está hacia fuera en el vagabundeo.
    • Español to English: This bilingual detector of the radar notices to him with words when down is towards outside in I wander.
  • RadarHAWK SM – Like the majestic leaf, the RadarHAWK SM captures the sun’s energy to power its internal solar cell, keeping you both green and ticket-free.

Posi Quiet brake pads get the squeak out of your brakes while providing excellent stopping power.  Available in three compounds:

  • Posi Quiet Ceramic brake pads are Posi Quiet’s longest lasting brake pad, and their low-dust ceramic compound keep your rims looking good.
  • Posi Quiet Semi Metallic brake pads are inexpensive, but that doesn’t mean they skipped on quality control; each brake pad is hand checked to ensure production standards are met everytime.
  • Posi Quiet Extended Wear brake pads will outlast the competition and are also easy on your rotors, reducing the total cost of maintaining your vehicle.  Great for fleet service vehicles that see constant use and abuse.

Wellstar is maker of all things chrome.  If you want to add some shine to your ride, whether it’s to the grill, the mirrors, door handles or pillars, Wellstar’s got what you need to roll like a baller.

  • Wellstar Chrome Fuel Door Covers are made of tough ABS plastic and install using heavy-duty 3M adhesive tape, so no drilling or cutting is necessary for installation.
  • Wellstar Chrome Pillar Covers vertically accent your ride by covering your A, B, and C pillars with the brilliant shine of chrome.  These covers look great by themselves, but combine them with some other chrome accessories and you’ll be in for a dazzling treat.