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Across our many different product categories, we strive to highlight only the best and most consumer-friendly options on the market. To this end, we omit products that receive low ratings during our testing process. We believe it’s in the consumer’s best interest to avoid having to sift through low-rated products in order to find the best ones available.

Latest Articles

  • By Aidan Pounder Best All-Terrain Tires

    The best all-terrain tires in 2023 are the Continental Terrain Contact A/T, BFGoodrich Trail Terrain T/A, Firestone Destination A/T2, Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar…

    September 21, 2023
  • By Aidan Pounder Best All-Season Performance Tires

    The best all season performance tires are the Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4, Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 Plus, the Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS+, and Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus.

    September 20, 2023
  • By Aidan Pounder Best Winter Tires

    The best winter tires are the Michelin X-Ice Snow, Nokian Hakkapeliitta R5, Continental VikingContact 7, Pirelli Ice Zero FR, and the Yokohama iG53.

    September 21, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Seat Covers For Cars

    We’ve tested several seat covers for cars to learn which ones fit best, are most comfortable, and are worth the cost and time of installation. #1 Best Fit: CalTrend. #2 Long-Lasting: Covercraft.

    September 27, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best 12V Coolers, Tested

    Our top 12V coolers are perfect for keeping food and drinks fresh on a road trip. Our buyers guide includes top brands: #1: Best Overall: Aplicool CF45. #2 Best High-Capacity: Coleman Powerchill.

    June 06, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Truck Tents

    The best truck tents in 2023 are the Rightline Gear, Kodiak Canvas, Napier Backroadz, Guide Gear, and Quictent Pickup Truck Tent based on our testing.

    July 23, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Hard Tonneau Covers

    Based on factors like convenience and durability, we think the best hard tonneau covers are the GatorTrax, UnderCover SE, Gator Recoil, BAK BAKFlip G2, and the Gator EFX.

    November 13, 2023
  • By Aidan Pounder Best Car Ramps

    Check out what makes the best car ramps stand out in our review and buyers guide. #1 Best Overall: Best Aluminum Ramps, #2 Best Value: Rhino Gear RhinoRamp, #3 Best for Lowered Cars: Pyle Curbside.

    October 06, 2023
  • By Kate Butler Best Waterless Car Wash Products

    The best waterless car wash products of 2023 will make washing your vehicle easier than ever. #1 Best Spray: Chemical Guys Swift Wipe, #2 Best Wash Kit: Aero Cosmetics.

    November 20, 2023
  • By Kate Butler Best Motorcycle GPS

    Don’t get lost riding your bike with one of the best motorcycle GPSs. From top brands including Garmin, TomTom, and Beeline, the best motorcycle GPSs of 2023 are here.

    August 07, 2023
  • By Aidan Pounder Best Orbital Sanders And Polishers

    An orbital sander or polisher can completely transform your DIY car detailing experience for the better. #1 Best Overall: DeWalt DWP849X, #2 Best For Car Detailing: Avid Power.

    October 04, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Silicone Wiper Blades

    The best silicone wiper blades in 2023 are the Rain-X Endura, PEAK Silicone Plus, Piaa Si-Tech, METO T6 Silicone Wiper Blade, and the Silblade WB126S.

    January 03, 2023
  • By Kate Butler Best Magnetic Phone Mounts

    The top magnetic phone mounts will reliably keep your phone attached to your air vent or dashboard. #1 Coolpow, #2 LISEN, #3 Lusso Gear, #4 WixGear, #5 Scosche, #6 JOYROOM.

    July 14, 2023
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Car Air Purifiers

    Click here to learn more about how our review team’s top picks for the best car air purifiers can eliminate odors from your vehicle and improve its air quality.

    June 26, 2023
  • By Aidan Pounder Best Buffing Pads

    Buffing, cutting, and polishing your car’s paint can be an intimidating task for a beginner DIYer. The best buffing pad can even fill newbies with confidence.

    October 04, 2023
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Oil Extractors

    Click here to explore our expert review team’s top picks for the best oil extractors on the market. Make your next oil change go smoothly and without a mess.

    January 03, 2023
  • By Aidan Pounder Best Buffing Compounds

    The best buffing compounds are Chemical Guys V-Line Polish & Compound Kit, 3D One Car Scratch & Swirl Remover, and Meguiar’s Quik Scratch Eraser Kit.

    October 03, 2023
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Car Detailing Kits

    The best car detailing kits based on accessories, cleaning, and quantity come from Chemical Guys, Adam’s, Armor All, Meguiar’s, and HMPLL.

    September 09, 2023
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Car Seat Protectors

    Keep your car's interior protected from muddy shoes, dirty paws, and much more with the best car seat protectors on the market. #1 Best Overall: Whew, #2 Best Storage: Helteko.

    April 27, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best OBD2 Bluetooth Scanners

    The best OBD2 Bluetooth scanner is easy to use and offers a variety of features. Our buyers guide has in-depth reviews of each product, including BlueDriver Bluetooth Pro, Fixd OBD2 Professional.

    September 15, 2023
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Trailer Hitch Locks

    The best trailer hitch locks in 2023 are the MasterLock Universal 389-DAT, Reese Towpower Coupler Lock, MasterLock 377-DAT, and the Curt Hitch Lock.

    August 09, 2023
  • By James Kiefer Best Car Anti-Theft Devices

    No one wants their car broken into. We've tested and reviewed the best car anti-theft devices to ensure your vehicle stays safe. #1 Best Wheel Lock: Tevlaphee Universal, #2 Runner-Up: The Club 3000.

    September 11, 2023
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Ratchet Straps

    The best ratchet straps are from top brands including Rhino USA, Rocket Straps, Augo, and Vulcan based on installation, tightness, accessories, and value.

    November 26, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Car Battery Chargers

    The top five car battery chargers in 2023 are the Schumacher SC1280, NOCO Genius PRO50, Schumacher SC1309, TOPDON Tornado 30000, CTEK Multi US 7002.

    September 27, 2023
  • By Aidan Pounder Best Car Carpet Cleaners

    We all stain our carpets at one time or another in life. The best car carpet cleaners will fix even the toughest stains. #1 Best Overall: Chemical Guys CWS20316. #2 Best Features: Turtle Wax T-244R1.

    October 03, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Car Paint Pens, Tested

    We tested the top-rated car paint pens in 2023 so you can fix the paint chips and nicks in no time at a low cost. Check out our Buyers Guide for details on the best paint pens for your car.

    January 03, 2023
  • By Aidan Pounder Best Budget Dash Cams

    Stay protected in the event of an accident with the best dash cam. We have the best dash cams all under $100 with an in-depth review for you to buy with confidence. #1 Best Overall: Z-Edge Z3Pro.

    August 04, 2023
  • By James Kiefer Best Car Air Fresheners

    Eliminate odors and keep that new car scent with the top car air fresheners on the market courtesy of our in-depth testing. #1 Top Choice: Ait Spencer CS-X3, #2 Best Odor Eliminator: Moso Natural.

    September 06, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Wheel Cleaners

    Get that new car look with the best wheel cleaners. Keep your wheels shiny with the top-rated and best-selling wheel cleaners of 2023. #1 Best For Heavy Grime: Turtle Wax T-18.

    July 25, 2023
  • By James Kiefer Best Headlight Restoration Kits

    Keep your headlights shiny with the best headlight restoration kits of 2023. The best options are from Sylvania, Mothers, 3M, Cerakote, and Chemical Guys.

    November 26, 2023
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Car Interior Cleaners

    Keep your car looking cleaner than ever with new car interior cleaners. The top 5 car interior cleaners have hit the market. A 2023 Buyers Guide to the best products to keep your car interior clean.

    January 03, 2023
  • By James Kiefer Best Car Trash Cans

    Trash builds up in every car on long road trips with family or your daily work commute. The best car trash cans of 2023 are here. An honest review on the top-rated car trash cans our team tested.

    July 07, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Night Driving Glasses

    The best night driving glasses of 2023 will help you see what's out there. Our buyers guide has the top brands including: #1 Editor’s Pick: Optix 55 Polarized, #2 Best Glare Reduction: Faguma Sport.

    July 12, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Sun Visors For Cars

    Hard 200-character limit): The best sun visors for cars based on ease of use, stability, and coverage come from Sailead, Veharvim, Glare Guard, and Bell + Howell.

    September 05, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Car Detailing Products

    All the best car detailing products you need from our 2023 buyers guide. We tested all of these car detailing products. #1 Best Headlight Restorer: Sylvania, #2 Best Wheel Cleaner: Turtle Wax T-18.

    November 27, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Portable Car Heaters

    If your car struggles to warm up, you may need one of the best portable car heaters. Each one is tested and rated. #1 Editor's Pick: Mr. Heater Golf Cart Heater. #2 Best Defroster: TIKSCIENCE 12-V.

    April 20, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Portable Air Compressors

    The best portable air compressors in 2023 are the Viair 450P-RV, Ryobi ONE+, Kobalt Portable, DeWalt Pancake, and Slime Tire Inflator based on our testing.

    July 11, 2023
  • By Aidan Pounder Best Driving Gloves

    A high-quality pair of driving gloves can make driving fun, safe, and stylish. Check out the best in our 2023 buyers guide. #1 Best Overall: Harssidanzar, #2 Best Value: Milwaukee.

    October 06, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Bottle Jacks

    A bottle jack can bear a lot of weight and provides a high lift. Use this guide to decide if you need a bottle jack and to find the best bottle jack if you do.

    January 10, 2023
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Automotive Multimeters

    The best automotive multimeters are the Fluke 115, Fluke 88V, Innova 3320 Digital Multimeter, AstroAI Digital Multimeter, and the Klein Tools MM400.

    July 18, 2023
  • By Aidan Pounder Best Blind Spot Mirrors

    Blind spot mirrors are something that every driver on the road should have. In this article, we explain how they can increase your field of view when changing lanes.

    October 04, 2023
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Tire Shines

    Although sometimes overlooked, tire shines improve tire health and appearance. Check out our list of the 5 best tire shines for your next detailing project.

    January 03, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Car Polishes

    Get the ultimate shine from the top auto brands. A review and Buyers Guide of the top 5 car polishes of 2023. 3D - Turtle Wax - Meguiar's - Chemical Guys - Nu Finish.

    January 03, 2023
  • By James Kiefer Best Car Scratch Removers

    Scratches on your car? We have the fix to get your car looking brand new. The best car scratch removers buyers guide has everything you need from Chemical Guys, Shine Armor, Meguiar's, and 3M.

    September 11, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Ceramic Coatings

    Our buyers guide has the best ceramic coatings for cars to keep your car looking clean in a budget-friendly way. #1 Editor's Choice: Chemical Guys Hydroslick, #2 Best Protection: CarPro Quartz.

    September 27, 2023
  • By Aidan Pounder Best License Plate Frames

    Looking for new car decor? Bring some color to your license plate with one of our 5 best license plate frames of 2023. Featuring Ohuhu, Zakra, DMSE, Amazon Basics, and Aujen.

    October 03, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Tire Pressure Gauges

    The Best Tire Pressure Gauges on the market. A 2023 Buyers Guide to safely and efficiently keep your wheels on the road. The top tire pressure gauges of 2023 are here. Milton - Jaco - Intercomp.

    September 03, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Windshield Wipers

    The best windshield wipers in 2023 are the Bosch Icon 180E, Aero Avenger, Rain-X Latitude, and Michelin Stealth Ultra based on our testing experience.

    September 06, 2023
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Key Finders

    The best key finders are the Tile Mate, Cube Pro, Tile Pro, Apple AirTag, and the Chipolo One Spot based on their locating, sound, and value.

    September 17, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Car Seat Cushions

    The best car seat cushions in 2023 are the Purple Ultimate Seat Cushion, Everlasting Comfort Seat Cushion, and the BulbHead Egg Sitter Seat Cushion.

    August 07, 2023
  • By Aidan Pounder Best Steering Wheel Covers

    The best steering wheel covers in 2023 are the SEG Direct Car Steering Wheel Cover, Cat Two-Tone Ergonomic, and Lusso Gear Steering Wheel Cover.

    November 27, 2023
  • By Aidan Pounder Best Portable DVD Players

    The best portable DVD players based on features, functionality, and affordability come from Ainavi, Vanku, MyDash, Boifun, and Wonnie.

    October 03, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Roof Racks

    The best roof racks of 2023 offer extra storage without sacrificing aerodynamics. We recommend top options from: #1 Best Bike Rack: Yakima HighRoad Upright, #2 Best Kayak Rack: Leader Accessories.

    July 25, 2023
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Car Wash Soaps

    After tirelessly rubbing and scrubbing, our product review team has narrowed down the five best car wash soaps on the market for your vehicle’s next cleaning.

    August 08, 2023
  • By Aidan Pounder Best Car Drying Towels

    Searching for the best car drying towel for your next car wash? Our team has researched and tested the top options available to keep your ride looking fresh.

    September 27, 2023
  • By James Kiefer Best SUV Covers

    The best SUV covers are durable and keep your vehicle free of cosmetic damage. Our buyers guide features #1 Best Design: Platinum Shield, #2 Best Weather Protection: Seal Skin Supreme.

    October 26, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Rooftop Cargo Carriers

    The 5 Best Cargo Carriers of 2023. In-depth reviews and testing methods for the best Rooftop Cargo Carriers. #1 Best Overall: Thule Pulse. #2 Best Canvas Carrier: Fivklemnz Car Roof Bag.

    September 27, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Truck Covers

    The best truck covers are the Platinum Shield, Seal Skin Supreme, Satin Cover, Kayme 6-Layer Heavy Duty Truck Cover, Budge Indoor Lite Truck Cover, and Covercraft Sunbrella Truck Cab Cover.

    November 01, 2023
  • By Mike Miller Best Motorcycle Covers

    The best motorcycle covers are the Platinum Shield, Dowco Guardian WeatherAll, and the Indoor Satin based on our testing.

    November 12, 2023
  • By Aidan Pounder Best Microfiber Towels

    The best microfiber towels of 2023 are Mr. Siga, Chemical Guys MIC_506_03, Amazon Basics, Chemical Guys Gray Woolly Mammoth, and based on absorbancy, undetectability, and durability.

    November 26, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Toddler Car Seats

    The best toddler car seats in 2023 are the Chicco MyFit, Britax Grow With You ClickTight Plus, Graco Nautilus, Graco Tranzitions, and the EvenFlo Chase.

    July 05, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Car Vacuums

    The best car vacuums in 2023 are the Dewalt DXV08S, Milwaukee 0880-20, Vacmaster Beast, Fanttik V9 Mate, ThisWorx 12V, and Fanttik V7. Our team performed hands-on testing to select the top products.

    August 14, 2023
  • By Will Moore BlueDriver OBD2 Scanner Review

    The BlueDriver OBD2 scanner is a top-selling OBD2 scanner. We have an in-depth review and testing process so you can make buy with confidence.

    March 27, 2023
  • By James Kiefer Best Portable Tire Inflators

    The best tire inflators in 2023 are the Fanttik X8 Apex Tire Inflator, Fanttik X8 Portable Tire Inflator, AstroAI Air Compressor, DeWalt 20V Max Cordless Tire Inflator, and Viair 84P Portable Compressor.

    September 06, 2023
  • By James Kiefer Best Backup Cameras

    The best backup cameras in 2023 are the AUTO-VOX CS-2 Wireless Backup Camera, AMTIFO A8 FHD, eRapta ERT01, and DoHonest V25 HD 1080P Backup Camera.

    August 14, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Power Inverters For Cars

    The best power inverters for cars based on cost and wattage come from Bestek, Maxpart, ShockFlo, Potek, and Foval.

    September 16, 2023
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Trailer Hitches

    The best trailer hitches on the 2023 market are Curt Fusion, Reese Towpower Drop Standard, MaxxHaul Triple Ball Mount, Towever Tri-Ball Mount, and Bulletproof Hitches.

    November 26, 2023
  • By Aidan Pounder Best Dog Car Seats

    Shop the best dog car seats of 2023. Keep your furry friend safe on the roads with a new dog car seat. Including top brands such as: #1 Best Overall: Bochao, #2 Runner-Up: Marslabo.

    September 27, 2023
  • By James Kiefer Best Car Buffers

    A Review of the 5 Best Car Buffers of 2023. 1. Best Overall: DeWalt DWP849X Buffer/Polisher. 2. Best For Beginners: Avid Power AEP127 Polisher. 3. Easiest To Use: Milwaukee M18 Random Orbit Sander.

    November 11, 2023
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Truck GPS, Tested

    A Buyers Guide to the Best Truck GPS of 2023. #1 Best Overall: Rand McNally TND 750. #2 Most Versatile: Garmin Dezl OTR800. #3: Garmin Dezl 580 LMT-S. #4: TomTom Trucker 620.

    July 06, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Infant Car Seats

    The best infant car seats in 2023 are the Bugaboo Turtle Air, UPPAbaby Mesa, Graco SnugRide SnugLock 35, Chicco KeyFit 30, and BabyTrend EZ Ride.

    July 05, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Car Jacks

    5 Best Car Jacks. A 2023 Buyers Guide. #1 Editor's Pick: Torin Blackjack. #2 Best Low-Profile Floor Jack: Pro-Lift F-767 Floor Jack. #3 Most Durable: Blackhawk B6350 Service Jack.

    September 27, 2023
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Truck Bed Tonneau Covers

    The best truck bed tonneau covers in 2023 are the GatorTrax, Gator SFX Tri-Fold, Truxedo Truxport, and the Tyger Auto Cover.

    November 01, 2023
  • By Aidan Pounder Best Car Wash Brushes

    Everyone loves a clean car. The best car wash brushes will have your vehicle looking brand new. We have the top 5 car wash brushes on the market here. #1 Best Overall: Toolly Car Wash Brush.

    October 03, 2023
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Car Cleaning Products

    Keep your vehicle looking cleaner than ever with some of the best car cleaning products of 2023. From top brands including Chemical Guys and Mr. Siga. #1 Chemical Guys Honeydew Snow.

    July 07, 2023
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Bluetooth FM Transmitters

    The best Bluetooth FM Transmitters in 2023 are the Nulaky KM18, Lencent T25, Imden Bluetooth C57, Anker Roav, and the Sumind BT70.

    July 11, 2023
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Aluminum Polishes

    The best aluminum polishes in 2023 are Mothers Mag & Aluminum Polish, Chemical Guys Heavy Metal Polish, and the 3D Metal Polish & Aluminum Restorer.

    November 16, 2023
  • By Aidan Pounder Best Tire Inflators With Gauges

    The best tire inflators with gauges in 2023 are the Fanttik X8 Apex, Fanttik X8 Portable, AstroAI A220B, Tirewell 12V, and the Fortem Tire Inflator.

    September 27, 2023
  • By Aidan Pounder Best Car Seat Covers For Dogs

    The best car seat covers for dogs are the Meadowlark XL, Vailge Dog Seat Cover, ViewPets Bench Car Seat Cover, ActivePets Cover, and Lusso Gear Cover.

    September 07, 2023
  • By James Kiefer Best Car Emergency Kits

    The best car emergency kits are here to help. Our buyers guide has all the resources you need to make a purchase that can save lives. #1 Best Overall: First Secure, #2 Most Organized: Lifeline AAA.

    September 15, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Steam Cleaners For Cars

    The best steam cleaners for cars in 2023 are the Vapamore Mr-100, Bissell SteamShot, McCulloch MC1375, Grobell Swift Vapore, and Wagner SprayTech.

    October 10, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Steering Wheel Locks

    We reviewed the best steering wheel locks to keep your car secure. Our buyers guide has all the info on 2023's top options including: #1 Best Overall: Tevlaphee, #2 Runner-Up: Winner International.

    April 20, 2023
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Motorcycle Phone Mounts

    The best motorcycle phone mounts will hold your phone worry-free. We did the testing so you don't have to. The Best Motorcycle Phone Mounts of 2023 are here. #1 Best Overall: Ram Mounts X-Grip.

    August 02, 2023
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Car GPS Trackers

    The best car GPS trackers can help you track your vehicle and more. Including top brands such as: #1 Best Overall: Bouncie, #2 Best Tracking: LandAirSea 54.

    August 30, 2023
  • By Aidan Pounder Best Car Covers

    The best car covers are the Platinum Shield Car Cover, Seal Skin Supreme Car Cover, Budge RSC-3, Motor Trend SafeKeeper, and Tour Performance Car Cover.

    September 07, 2023
  • By Aidan Pounder Best Floor Mats For Cars

    The best floor mats for cars include the Smartliner Custom Fit, VIWIK TPE, Caterpillar CAMT-9013, WeatherTech Universal Trim To Fit, and CustoArmor Tisse Collection.

    September 25, 2023
  • By James Kiefer Best Car Waxes

    Best Car Waxes for 2023. A Buyers Guide to the top 5 Car Waxes. #1 Best Paste Wax: P21S 12700W Carnauba Wax. #2 Best Liquid Wax: Meguiar’s G210516 Ultimate Liquid Wax. #3 Best Spray Wax: CSI Q-7 Wax.

    July 25, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Gas Cans

    The best gas cans in 2023 are the Eagle 5-Gal Safety Can, Surecan 5-Gallon, No-Spill 1450 5-Gallon Poly, Justrite Type I, and the Scepter Duramax Flo-N-Go.

    June 06, 2023
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Socket Sets

    5 Best Socket Sets for Cars in 2023. #1 Best For Daily Use: Craftsman Mechanics Tool Set. #2 Best Basic: DeWalt 34-Piece Set. #3 Most Accessories: DeWalt 247-Piece Set.

    June 26, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Dog Seat Belts

    Keep your pet safe in the car with a new dog seat belt. Shop the best dog seat belts of 2023. #1 Best Overall Dog Seat Belt: EzyDog Drive Harness. #2 Runner-Up: Sleepypod Clickit Sport.

    July 12, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Portable Jump Starters

    The best jump starters in 2023 are the NOCO Boost X Series, JF.EGWO 6000A, Clore Automotive Jump-N-Carry, Fanttik T8 Apex, and TOPDON JS3000 Jump Starter.

    October 27, 2023
  • By James Kiefer Best OBD2 Scanners

    The best OBD2 scanners based on speed, ease of use, advanced features, and overall value include the BlueDriver Bluetooth Pro OBDII Scan Tool, TOPDON ArtiDiag800BT, and Foxwell NT201.

    September 15, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Torque Wrenches

    The best torque wrenches in 2023 are the CDI Click Type Wrench, Tekton Click Wrench, ACDelco Digital, and Precision Instruments Split Beam Wrench.

    September 26, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Dash Cams

    The best dash cams based on ease of installation, video quality, and extra features come from Kingslim, Vantrue, Nexar, Viofo, Fanttik, and Garmin.

    November 14, 2023
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Meet the team

Our Methodology

Our team prides itself on sharing accurate information on everything related to auto products. We verify each product’s quality through our hands-on research, and our team follows an in-depth testing process for products we review in person. We try to perform in-house testing on real vehicles whenever possible before making our recommendations. This ensures that only products we are passionate about appear in our guides, so you can buy with confidence.

Our Research Process

Each year, we review over 1,000 auto products. We start by consulting our network of experts for their thoughts on any given product. These experts have over 100 years of combined experience in aftermarket auto fields ranging from detailing to accessories to tires, and everything in-between. These experts help us identify the qualities that would be most important to someone looking for these products and the standout brands in each category.

Our team then combs through dozens of resources such as DIY mechanic and auto enthusiast forums, manufacturer and product-specific websites, instruction manuals from manufacturers, and reviews from online retailers. We pay particularly close attention to quality reviews and recommendations that highlight the quality of warranties, customer service support, build quality, materials, and overall reliability.

We also factor in the quantity and quality of online retailer reviews from websites such as Amazon, RealTruck, Advance Auto Parts, and more. We look at factors such as notable customer reviews, prices, meaningful superlatives, and discount shipping eligibility. We do the research so you don’t have to.

Our Testing Process

Each year, we test over 350 auto products on vehicles and in our testing lab. Our writers handle all testing themselves with the goal of providing accurate and honest reviews from the perspective of an everyday car enthusiast. We do our best to apply and test each product in its intended setting, right out of the box. The following factors are taken into account with most of the products our team tests and reviews.


Durability is an essential factor our team considers when testing the majority of products we receive. We want the products we test to be of the highest quality, ensuring that each product prioritizes longevity and consistency.

Ease of Use

Simple installation and ease of use are taken into account while testing every product. Our team of auto enthusiasts wants to assure our readers that products will not cause headaches or require additional purchases for setup.

Products that are easy to use often reflect smart design choices by the manufacturer. In the event of a roadside emergency, for instance, you want a product that will be both straightforward and adjustable. Ease of use can greatly sway a product’s overall rating, which is why our team focuses on the simplicity of each product design prior to and during testing.


Aftermarket auto products can sometimes be a large investment. Our team wants each reader to feel confident that they are purchasing something that will last years and be worth their money and time. We take all of these factors into consideration while testing products to ensure that you are getting the best value out of your purchase.

Along with these review categories, we add additional categories as we see fit for each product category. For example, when testing GPSs, we grade wireless connectivity. With car seats, we prioritize safety. In other words, we always try to get in the mind of the average driver and determine which features are of utmost importance.

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