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5 for Friday: New Tire Chains, Jeep Accessories and a Car Vacuum Available Now


Haruki Murakami

Were this a Haruki Murakami novel, I’d be an alienated 15-year-old Tokyoite with a game leg, and you’d be an out-of-work 30-something legal assistant with a missing cat and a missing wife. Too bad it’s just a blog post announcing the release of some new automotive accessories. Don’t get me wrong—these are slick accessories from top brands like Pewag, Smittybilt and Metro. Still, you won’t find any men at the bottom of wells, or young women mysteriously disappearing from Greek islands, or Johnny Walker building a destructive flute from the souls of cats, or scraggly old men dressed like sheep, or even older men who make leeches rain from the sky…none of the usual Murakami fare is here. But, we’ve still got some worthwhile tidbits for you to snack on.

Pewag Square Link Tire Chains—Ideal for foul weather and street rumbles, these sturdy snow chains wrap around your tires (or fists) and deliver a Newark-mean blend of traction and durability.

Pewag Glacier Square Link Tire Chains

Pewag Twist Link Tire ChainsOriginally, Pewag Chain called these the Popeye The Hitchhiker Link Tire Chains until they finally caved in to Chubby Checker’s demands for the rights to brand them The Twist: 3 new jean jackets and some eye cream.

Pewag Glacier Twist Link Tire Chains

Smittybilt GEAR Tailgate Covers—Here’s a little known fact: Jeep guys love purses. This custom-fitted gear organizer from Smittybilt comes with 2 purses, and its integrated MOLLE/PALS system lets you add more purses later, sorta like adding little sterling silver teacup charms to your bracelet, which Jeep guys also love.

Smittybilt GEAR Tailgate Covers

Smittybilt GEAR Overhead Consoles—It may look like a stretcher from the hit TV series M*A*S*H, and Toledo’s own Jamie Farr might be cold-calling Smittybilt for a job as the accessory’s official spokesman, but it’s really just a handy way to dangle gear from your Jeep Wrangler’s roll cage.

Smittybilt GEAR Overhead Consoles

Metro Vac N Blo Pro—And the Oscar for Best New Product in a Supporting Role goes to…Metro Vac N’ Blo Pro Car Vacuum! <Boisterous applause as the Vac N’ Blow sucks its way up to the podium> Oh thank you! I’d like to thank the Academy, Harvey and Bob Weinstein, my parents and everyone else who made me the car vacuum that I am today—you know who you are.

Metro Vac N' Blo Pro Car Vacuum

7 Fresh Automotive Accessories Available Now


Today’s a special day that only comes once every 4 years—it’s the closing ceremonies of yet another Winter Olympics. Finally, NBC will get back to airing stuff worth airing, and your neighbor will stop droning on and on about the intricacies of the Nordic combined and get back to droning on and on about The DHARMA Initiative.

To celebrate, we added some new product to the site. Check it out:

Pewag Cable Tire ChainsTrust us—bedazzling your tires with rhinestones is not going to give you all-weather traction like these snow chains. Conversely, strewing Pewag chain links across the back of your Canadian tuxedo is not going to score you any girl’s digits at the next flapjack social.

Pewag V-Trac Cable Tire Chains—Say goodbye to skid marks. V-Trac tire chains keep your sled fleet footed when Old Man Winter dumps his powdery load on your neck of the woods. Plus, these Pewag Glacier chains have a built-in rubber tensioner that keeps them snug against your tires.

Intro-Tech Designer Floor MatOh man, those designer mats by IntroTech Automotive make your rizz-ump look great, and their double-tufted heel pad protects against excessive wizz-air and tizz-air. What’s more, these haute couture carpet floor mats fit your floorboards to a tizz-e.

Anzo USA LED Truck Bed Lights—Cargo doesn’t like to admit it, but it’s scared of the dark. Cut it some slack already. These universal truck bed lights from Anzo USA are like high-powered nightlights for your truck’s bed.

Anzo USA Stealth Vision LED Fog Lights—Stealth vision: the next best thing to x-ray vision (and way more reliable than those x-ray specs you bought from the back of your Boy’s Life). In fact, these LED fog lights are so powerful, you might be able to convert them into grow lights.

Anzo USA Rugged Vision LED Off Road Lights—If your spouse has a hard time waking up in the morning, shine one of these Anzo off road lights in his/her face…that ought to do the trick.

Rancho My Ride Wireless Controller—Unlike social networking giant MyFace, the Rancho MyRide does something useful. This wireless shock controller gives you the ability to make on-the-fly adjustments to the stiffness of your Rancho shocks; it doesn’t provide a platform for self-absorbed chatter masquerading as communication.