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Automotive Accessories

Read product reviews and opinions on the latest car gadgets and automotive accessories. Find gifts for the car enthusiast in your life.

Jaguar Land Rover offers modern infotainment for classics

Systems offer modern audio, navigation and infotainment in classic styles

Compatible with negative earth vehicles, Classic Infotainment Systems come in five designs, including two branded units for Jaguar and two for Land Rover. Read More

Auto Accesories Classic Cars Sep 8, 2018, 2:30 AM

Bentley writes new chapter in branding

Bentley inks deal with Graf von Faber-Castell writing instruments Read More

Auto Accesories Luxury Cars Sep 3, 2018, 10:30 PM

Dyson adds another winner in new V7 Car + Boat

Exclusive-to-Canada handheld overcomes shortcomings of previous vacuums Read More

Car Care Auto Accesories Jul 12, 2018, 10:30 PM

Car Hammock makes easy work of resting in a cabin

Setting up in 5 minutes, it provides a comfortable place to stretch out Read More

Car Travel Auto Accesories Jun 17, 2018, 5:30 PM

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AutoGlym a functional inexpensive Father's Day gift

Sample kit allows dad to sample several products for future car care needs Read More

Car Care Auto Accesories Jun 7, 2018, 9:30 AM

Children improperly protected in child seats: report

Independent UK checks show 59% of kids in car seats not properly protected

Child Seat Safety organization found 49% of car seats not tightened up sufficiently and more than 40% fastened by seatbelts weren’t strapped down properly. Read More

Car Safety Auto Accesories Jun 5, 2018, 2:30 AM

GM owners can get Amazon delivered to their cars

US Amazon Prime subscribers can choose In-Car as package-delivery option

Amazon Key In-Car Delivery requires the Amazon Key mobile app linked to an OnStar account on 2015 or newer vehicles and is available in 37 US cities. Read More

Auto Technology Auto Accesories Apr 25, 2018, 9:30 PM

Mazda finally gets around to Android and Apple integration

Android Auto, Apple CarPlay to debut in 2018, retrofitted for older cars

2019 Mazda CX-9 SUV to be the first Mazda vehicle to incorporate Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, on vehicles equipped with Mazda Connect infotainment. Read More

Auto Technology Auto Accesories Apr 15, 2018, 2:30 AM

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Dodge adds more sport to Durango sport ute

Limited-run appearance package adds looks of R/T and SRT to Durango GT

Durango GT Rallye Appearance Package adds performance hood with cold air intake and two heat extractors, performance front fascia and LED fog lights. Read More

New Cars Auto Accesories Apr 12, 2018, 2:30 AM

10 things you can buy with your Income Tax refund

The average Canadian worker will receive an income tax refund of $1,800

You can deposit it and live large on the 0.5% interest it will earn, maybe splurging on a deluxe car wash, or you can spend it all on something fun. Read More

Used Cars Car Buying Auto Accesories Apr 5, 2018, 9:30 PM

Land Rover introduces its first smartphone

Land Rover Explore is capable of operating and navigating for two days

Land Rover Explore is capable of withstanding abuse that would have ordinary smartphones scurrying for bubble wrap, and will work where others don't. Read More

Auto Accesories Auto Technology Feb 25, 2018, 9:30 PM

Bugatti 3D-prints first and largest brake calliper

Titanium component replaces current aluminum model, trials start soon

Chiron's new titanium-alloy brake callipers are considerably stronger and weigh just 2.9 kg (compared to 4.9 for current aluminum alloy callipers). Read More

Auto Accesories Auto Technology Jan 22, 2018, 10:25 PM

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Mercedes X-Class explores wilderness comfort

Removable full cabin and slide-out kitchen show new pickup's potential

Tischer cabin features kitchen, bathroom and beds for three; VanEssa fully-equipped kitchen includes cooler, cooking and washing facilities, and stowage. Read More

Auto Accesories Future Cars Jan 19, 2018, 10:30 PM

Mini allows customers to personalize specific parts

Mini Yours Customised uses 3D printing and laser lettering for production

Customers will be able to design personalized inlays for the side fender markers, passenger side interior trim, LED door sills and LED door projectors. Read More

Auto Accesories Dec 27, 2017, 8:50 PM

20 auto-themed gifts for last-minute shoppers

Still looking for that unique something for your auto enthusiast?

There was a time when a gift for the car-nut around the house usually involved seat covers, tools or books, but today’s choices are wide-ranging. If you are last minute shopper don't worry. There is still time to have stuff shipped before Christmas if you are member of Amazon Prime. Read More

Car Nuts Auto Accesories Dec 19, 2017, 11:30 PM

Timeless Mustang immortalized with wristwatch

REC Watches scours salvage yards for authentic auto pieces for its watches

Each watch comes with a bespoke video, and the car’s VIN and year of production on the face, with hands and numbers influenced by classic Mustang gauges. Read More

Car Nuts Auto Accesories Dec 8, 2017, 9:30 PM

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Land Rover debuts the ultimate off-road food truck

Created for Jamie Oliver, bespoke Discovery is a well-equipped kitchen

Among the features are a slide out kitchen counter, slow cooker, pop-up toaster, butter churners, ice-cream makers, 40-inch flatscreen and herb garden. Read More

Auto Accesories Nov 17, 2017, 11:40 AM

Ford Raptor stars in its own colouring book

Colouring may be a child's activity, but can help reduce adult anxiety

Available from Blue Springs Ford Parts, the colouring booklet is a PDF, showing the latest Raptor in action line-drawings ready to be brought to life. Read More

Auto Accesories Nov 11, 2017, 9:30 PM

Ford gives Mustang GT and F-150 a boost

Ford teams with Roush Performance to offer 5.0-litre engine supercharger

On the Mustang GT, the Roush 2650 supercharger boosts horsepower to 700 and torque to 610 lb-ft; on the F-150, it helps generate 640 hp and 600 lb-ft. Read More

Car Nuts Auto Accesories Nov 2, 2017, 12:35 AM

Mini launches new JCW tuning kits at SEMA

New engine tuning and exhaust kits fit 2018 Clubman and Countryman

With the engine and exhaust modifications, the power outputs of the models rise to 208 hp and 211 lb-ft of torque, and a nice exhaust note is produced. Read More

Auto Shows Car Nuts Auto Accesories Oct 30, 2017, 10:15 PM

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VW sheds light on evolution of the sunroof

Panoramic roofs are hot items with buyers craving more natural light

In the early days, many manufacturers farmed out sunroof installations to aftermarket companies, which also sold the components directly to consumers. Read More

Auto Accesories Oct 22, 2017, 10:30 PM

Father’s Day gift ideas for your auto-enthusiast dad

Find some new ways to celebrate dad, whatever his style or your budget

If you’re ready to go beyond socks and ties – or even if you’re not – check out this list of Father’s Day gift ideas for your car-loving dad. Read More

Car Nuts Auto Accesories Jun 8, 2017, 10:20 PM

Nissan offers ultimate selfie-mobile

X-Trail crossover available in the UK with optional drone package

X-Trail X-Scape features Parrot Bebop 2 drone, with “follow me” technology so drivers can concentrate on driving the vehicle, not flying the drone. Read More

New Cars Auto Accesories May 10, 2017, 10:30 PM

BBR gives Mazda MX-5 an aftermarket boost

Famed Mazda tuner adds twin-scroll turbo to Skyactiv 2.0-litre engine

Turbocharger upgrade boosts 4-cylinder’s outputs from 155 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque to 248 and 236, respectively, lowering 0-100 time to 5.5 seconds. Read More

Auto Accesories Car Nuts Apr 21, 2017, 10:30 PM

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Get great gifts for gearheads and do a good deed as well!

Proceeds from online auction to benefit auto journalist Mark Atkinson and his family

Automakers and journalists have donated some great swag for auction with proceeds going to colleague Mark Atkinson, afflicted with Huntington’s. Read More


Crate kits adapt new HEMIs to classic cars

Kits make it easy to fit 2014 or newer HEMIs into 1970s' muscle cars

Mopar 345 Crate HEMI Engine Kit is meant for 5.7-litre V-8s, Mopar 392 Crate HEMI Engine Kit is meant for 6.4-litre V-8s; come with 2-year warranty. Read More

Auto Accesories Nov 6, 2016, 9:30 PM

Mopar makes finding restoration parts easy

Everything from badges and body panels to carpets and manuals available

Mopar restoration website lists more than 9,000 parts from more than 45 licensed Mopar restoration parts companies, plus ability to locate others. Read More

Auto Accesories Auto Shows Nov 1, 2016, 10:10 PM

Lexus spins an innovative car seat concept

Synthetic protein-based spider silk woven into web-like design

The Kinetic Seat Concept is an innovative way to provide support naturally (without added padding), while helping to reduce overall vehicle weight. Read More

Auto Shows Auto Accesories Auto Technology Sep 17, 2016, 10:20 PM

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Aftermarket suspension kit gives F-150 a lift

New Superlift lift kits add 4.5 inches or 6.0 inches of ride height

Louisiana suspension kit maker called the F-150 OEM suspension and ride height “biggest limiting factor when it comes to its off-road capabilities.” Read More

Auto Accesories Sep 13, 2016, 10:30 PM

Borla enhances Camaro sound and fury

Free-flow stainless steel systems are lighter, to also aid economy

California-based performance exhaust systems maker introduces new systems exclusively for latest generation Camaro V-6 and 4-cylinder turbo models. Read More

Auto Accesories Sep 7, 2016, 10:30 PM

Ford, Jose Cuervo working on plastic cocktail

Ford experiments with agave waste following tequila distillation

Bioplastic material, used for interior and exterior components such as storage bins and wiring harnesses, would lessen dependence on petrochemicals. Read More

Green Cars Auto Industry Auto Accesories Jul 31, 2016, 10:30 PM

Bentley offers bespoke fishing edition

Mulliner creates fishing storage solutions to fill SUV's cargo area

Centrepieces are three hand-crafted storage units trimmed in Saddle leather — master tackle box, refreshment cooler, and waterproof stowage trunk. Read More

Auto Accesories Jul 20, 2016, 10:20 PM

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Voyomotive helps put your vehicle on Lockdown

Lockdown adds another layer of security, requiring authentication

Many vehicles now have hands off access and ignition, and technology used to facilitate that also makes the car more accessible to a tech savvy thief. Read More

Auto Accesories Jul 8, 2016, 10:30 PM

Bugatti, Armani collaborate on artisanal line

Bags, belts, jackets and footwear part of limited edition collection

Giorgio Armani for Bugatti collection offers customers timelessly-elegant products distinguished by top-quality materials and skilled craftsmanship. Read More

Auto Accesories Jun 30, 2016, 10:30 PM

Ram Rebel takes up Mopar arms

First ever limited-edition Mopar customization for truck segment

Only 500 full size pickups produced, with upgrades such as 17-inch satin black wheels, off-road wheel flares, cat-back exhaust and body graphics. Read More

New Cars Auto Accesories Jun 16, 2016, 10:35 PM

Lamborghini Aventador joins the carbon culture

Vitesse AuDessus makes bespoke carbon fibre bits for several exotics

Parts can be purchased individually (for example, wheels go for $25,000 per set, or $20,000 when added to a package) or grouped into several packages. Read More

Auto Accesories Jun 8, 2016, 10:30 PM

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AlloyGator stylishly protects expensive wheels

Tough nylon protectors in several colours mount between tire and rim

A phosphorescent luminescent pigment absorbs light through the day and radiates it when it gets dark (in a manner similar to older wristwatches). Read More

Auto Accesories Jun 5, 2016, 10:30 PM

Acura NSX not just super on power

Superior downforce, reduced drag, improved stability all benefit

Body surfaces, air intakes and exhaust vents are all shaped and proportioned to reduce drag, create downforce, maximize cooling and dissipate heat. Read More

Auto Accesories Auto Technology May 31, 2016, 10:30 PM

British company speeds up brake efficiency

Fully integrated parking brake in opposed-piston rear wheel caliper

Advantages of new system are decreased complexity, fewer components and reduced mass (roughly 30% less than comparable performance sliding calipers). Read More

Auto Accesories May 11, 2016, 9:30 PM

Canadian car care products now available to the public

Silverwax products have previously been limited to car care professionals

Quebec-based company has marketed a full line of Silverwax car care products for dealers and maintenance experts since 1999. Read More

Car Care Auto Accesories May 5, 2016, 2:50 AM

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