Auto Products Guide

Each year, we test over 350 auto products on vehicles and in our testing lab.

Categories

  • Car Gear
  • Electronics
  • Truck Products
  • Detailing
  • Road Trip Essentials

Our Philosophy

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 Will Moore How To Choose The Best Retractable Tonneau Cover

    The best retractable tonneau covers are secure, easy to use, and can allow for full truck bed access without obscuring the back window or being fully removed.

    May 03, 2024
  • By Aidan Pounder Best All-Terrain Tires

    The best all-terrain tires in 2024 are the Continental Terrain Contact A/T, BFGoodrich Trail Terrain T/A, and the Firestone Destination A/T2 based on our expert’s testing.

    January 08, 2024
  • 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.

    January 08, 2024
  • By Aidan Pounder Best Winter Tires

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

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

    We’ve rigorously tested car seat covers for fit, comfort, and value. Our top picks: #1 CalTrend for the best fit and #2 Covercraft for durability.

    April 16, 2024
  • By Will Moore Best 12V Coolers

    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.

    January 03, 2024
  • By Will Moore Best Truck Tents

    The best truck tents available on the 2024 market are from Rightline Gear, Kodiak, Napier, Guide Gear, and Quictent when it comes to durability, comfort, and more.

    December 21, 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 RealTruck Retrax EQ.

    January 03, 2024
  • By Aidan Pounder Best Car Ramps

    Discover 2024‘s best car ramps: #1 Best Aluminum, #2 FloTool RhinoRamp, #3 Pyle Curbside, #4 BISupply Vehicle Service Ramp, #5 Kiviynay Rubber Curb Ramp are in our detailed guide.

    January 05, 2024
  • By Kate Butler Best Waterless Car Wash Products

    The best waterless car wash products of 2024 will make washing your vehicle easier than ever. #1 Best Spray: Chemical Guys Swift Wipe, #2 Best Wash Kit: Aero Cosmetics.

    January 09, 2024
  • 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 2024 are here.

    January 04, 2024
  • 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.

    January 09, 2024
  • By Will Moore Best Silicone Wiper Blades

    The best silicone wiper blades in 2024 are the Rain-X Endura, PEAK Silicone Plus, Piaa Si-Tech, METO T6 Silicone Wiper Blade, and SilBlade WB126S.

    January 08, 2024
  • By Kate Butler Best Magnetic Phone Mounts

    The best-rated magnetic phone mounts in 2024 include Coolpow, LISEN, Lusso Gear, WixGear, Scosche, and JOYROOM based on installation, stability, and overall device compatibility.

    January 04, 2024
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Car Air Purifiers

    The best car air purifiers on the 2024 market are the IQAir Atem, Pure Enrichment PureZone, Twinkle Birds Car Air Purifier and Ionizer, Wynd Essential, and Basic Concepts Bamboo Charcoal Bags.

    January 05, 2024
  • By Aidan Pounder Best Buffing Pads

    The best buffing pads on the 2024 market include the Chemical Guys Everything Kit, Chemical Guys Sampler Kit, Autolock 6” Buffing Pads, IPELY Wool Polishing Pad, and TCP Global 8” Wool Buffing Pad.

    December 29, 2023
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Oil Extractors

    The best-rated oil extractors on the market in 2024 are from OEMTools, HT Moto, Performance Tool, EWK, and Airpower America based on assembly, speed, and cleanliness.

    January 08, 2024
  • By Aidan Pounder Best Buffing Compound

    The best buffing compounds in 2024 are Chemical Guys V-Line, 3D One Car, Meguiar’s Quik Scratch Eraser, Meguiar’s Ultimate Compound, and Meguiar’s Marine/RV One Step Compound.

    January 06, 2024
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Car Detailing Kits

    The best car detailing kits of 2024 come from top brands including Chemical Guys, Adam’s, Armor All, Meguiar’s, and HMPLL based on accessories, cleaning effectiveness, and quantity.

    January 03, 2024
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Car Seat Protector

    The best car seat protectors in 2024 are the Helteko Car Seat Protector, Munchkin Brica, Active Pets Dog Car Seat Protector, and Enovoe Kick Mats.

    January 06, 2024
  • By Will Moore Best OBD2 Bluetooth Scanners

    The best OBD2 Bluetooth scanners are the BlueDriver Bluetooth Pro, Fixd OBD2 Professional, Ancel BD200 Elite, Topdon TopScan, OBDLink MX+, and Panlong Bluetooth OBDII.

    January 08, 2024
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Trailer Hitch Locks

    The best trailer hitch locks in 2024 are the MasterLock Universal 389-DAT, Reese Towpower Coupler Lock, MasterLock 377-DAT, Curt ⅝-inch Pin Lock, and Reese Towpower Heavy-Duty Lock.

    January 04, 2024
  • 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.

    January 08, 2024
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Ratchet Straps

    The best ratchet straps ensure your items are safe and held in your vehicle with no problems. Our Buyers Guide provides information on the best ratchet straps available in 2024.

    January 09, 2024
  • By Will Moore Best Car Battery Chargers

    We think the Schumacher SC1280, NOCO Genius PRO50, Schumacher SC1309, TOPDON Tornado 30000, and CTEK Multi US 7002, are some of the best car battery chargers in 2024.

    January 08, 2024
  • By Aidan Pounder Best Car Carpet Cleaners

    The best car carpet cleaners of 2024 are from top brands including Chemical Guys, Turtle Wax, Adam’s Polishes, and Armor All based on stain removal, odor, and our overall cleaning process.

    January 09, 2024
  • By Will Moore Best Car Paint Pens

    The best car paint pens available in 2024 are from top brands including Dupli-Color, Dr. ColorChip, Ford manufacturer’s pen, PaintScratch, and TouchUpDirect.

    January 05, 2024
  • By Aidan Pounder Best Budget Dash Cams

    The best budget dash cams are the Z-Edge Z3Pro, Kingslim D5-4K Dash Cam, 70mai Smart Dash Cam 1S, Galphi Dash Cam 2K, and Rexing Dash Cam V1.

    December 15, 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.

    January 09, 2024
  • 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 2024. #1 Best For Heavy Grime: Turtle Wax T-18.

    January 08, 2024
  • By James Kiefer Best Headlight Restoration Kits

    Keep your headlights shiny with the best headlight restoration kits of 2024. Have your old headlights looking newer than ever. #1 Best Overall: Sylvania, #2: Best Drill-Oriented Kit: Mothers NuLens.

    January 03, 2024
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Car Interior Cleaners

    The best car interior cleaners are the Chemical Guys Total Interior Cleaner, 303 Interior Cleaner, Chemical Guys Leather Cleaner Kit, Armor All Car Cleaning and Leather Wipes, and Meguiar’s Ultimate Protectant.

    January 08, 2024
  • By James Kiefer Best Car Trash Cans

    We think the best car trash cans are made by Lusso Gear, Seal Skin, and Drive Auto based on installation, capacity, and features like odor elimination properties.

    January 09, 2024
  • By Will Moore Best Night Driving Glasses

    The best night driving glasses of 2024 are the Optix 55 Polarized Glasses, Xiyalai Vipers, Optix 55 Over HD Night Driving Glasses, BLUMOKY blue light glasses, and Aisweet night driving glasses.

    January 09, 2024
  • By Will Moore Best Sun Visors For Cars

    The best sun visors of 2024 are the Sailead Polarized Sun Visor, Veharvim Car Visor Organizer, Glare Guard Polarized Visor Extender, Bell + Howell TacVisor, and the Sailead Sunshade Extender.

    January 03, 2024
  • By Will Moore Best Car Detailing Products

    The best car detailing products include the Sylvania Headlight Restoration Kit, Turtle Wax T-18 All Wheel & Tire Cleaner, DeWalt DXV08S, P21S 12700W Carnauba Wax, and Meguiar’s Ultimate Wash & Wax.

    January 06, 2024
  • 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.

    January 09, 2024
  • By Will Moore Best Portable Air Compressors

    The best portable air compressors in 2024 are the Ryobi ONE+, Kobalt Air Compressor, DeWalt Pancake Compressor, Viair 450P-RV, and Slime Tire Inflator.

    December 29, 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 2024 buyers guide. #1 Best Overall: Harssidanzar, #2 Best Value: Milwaukee.

    January 08, 2024
  • By Will Moore Best Bottle Jacks

    The best bottle jacks in 2024 include the Big Red Torin 10-Ton Bottle Jack, Big Red Torin Pneumatic Air Bottle Jack, Performance Tools Shorty Bottle Jack, and Pro-Lift Hydraulic Bottle Jack.

    January 03, 2024
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Automotive Multimeters

    The best automotive multimeters on the 2024 market are the Fluke 115, Fluke 88V, Innova 3320 Digital Multimeter, AstroAI Digital Multimeter, and Klein Tools MM400 Multimeter.

    January 09, 2024
  • 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.

    January 04, 2024
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Tire Shines

    The best tire shines on the 2024 market are the Chemical Guys TVD-107, Turtle Wax T-18, TriNova Tire Shine, Chemical Guys Silk Shine, and Adam’s Polishes Wheel and Tire Cleaner.

    December 25, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Car Polishes

    Get the ultimate shine with our review and Buyer’s Guide for the top 5 car polishes of 2024 : 3D, Turtle Wax, Meguiar’s, Chemical Guys, and Nu Finish.

    January 04, 2024
  • By James Kiefer Car Scratch Remover

    The best car scratch removers in 2024 are Meguiar’s Mirror Glaze Ultra-Cut, Chemical Guys VSS, Shine Armor Revive, Carfidant Ultimate, and 3M Scratch Removal System.

    January 04, 2024
  • 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.

    January 03, 2024
  • By Aidan Pounder Best License Plate Frames

    The best license plate frames on the 2024 market are Ohuhu, Zakra, DMSE, Amazon Basics, and Aujen based on build quality, installation, fit, and durability.

    January 04, 2024
  • By Will Moore Best Tire Pressure Gauges

    The Best Tire Pressure Gauges in 2024 are the Joes Racing Products Tire Pressure Gauge, Milton Pencil, InterComp Glow-In-The-Dark Gauge, Jaco ElitePro, and Grit Performance.

    January 03, 2024
  • By Will Moore Best Windshield Wipers

    The best windshield wipers in 2024 are the Bosch Icon 180E, Aero Avenger, Rain-X Latitude, and Michelin Stealth Ultra based on our testing experience.

    January 08, 2024
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Key Finders

    The Tile Mate, Cube Pro, Tile Pro, Apple AirTag, and the Chipolo One Spot are the best key finders in the 2024 market based on value, locating ability, and sound decibel.

    December 28, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Car Seat Cushions

    The best car seat cushions in 2024 are the Purple Ultimate Seat Cushion, Everlasting Comfort Seat Cushion, and the BulbHead Egg Sitter Seat Cushion.

    January 08, 2024
  • By Aidan Pounder Best Steering Wheel Covers

    The best steering wheel covers in 2024 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 Ainavi, Vanku, MyDash, Boifun, and Wonnie are the best-rated portable DVD players on the market in 2024 based on ease of installation, video quality, and capabilities.

    January 08, 2024
  • By Will Moore Best Roof Racks

    The Yakima High Road, Leader Accessories Kayak Rack, Yakima Fresh Tracks, Arksen Universal Roof Rack, and Thule UpRide are the best roof racks in (2024).

    January 03, 2024
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Car Wash Soaps

    Our team’s picks for best car wash soaps include Chemical Guys Honeydew and Mr. Pink, as well as options from Meguiar’s, Adam’s Polishes, and Armor All. We looked for excellent cleaners and good pH balance.

    January 05, 2024
  • By Aidan Pounder Best Car Drying Towels

    The best car drying towels on the market in 2024 come from top brands including The Rag Company, CarCovers.com Platinum, SoLiD, Meguiar’s, Chemical Guys, and CarCovers.com Microfiber.

    January 06, 2024
  • 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: CarCovers.com Platinum Shield, #2 Best Weather Protection: Seal Skin Supreme.

    January 03, 2024
  • By Will Moore Best Rooftop Cargo Carriers

    The 5 Best Cargo Carriers of 2024. 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.

    January 08, 2024
  • By Will Moore Best Truck Covers

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

    January 03, 2024
  • By Mike Miller Best Motorcycle Covers

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

    January 09, 2024
  • By Aidan Pounder Best Microfiber Towels

    The best microfiber towels of 2024 are Chemical Guys Professional-Grade, Seal Skin Microfiber Towel, Mr. Siga, Chemical Guys Gray Woolly Mammoth, and Amazon Basics based on absorbancy, undetectability, and durability.

    April 23, 2024
  • By Will Moore Best Toddler Car Seats

    The best toddler car seats in 2024 are the Chicco MyFit, Britax Grow With You ClickTight Plus, Graco Nautilus, Graco Tranzitions, and the EvenFlo Chase.

    January 09, 2024
  • By Will Moore Best Car Vacuums

    We think the DeWalt DXV08S, Milwaukee 0880-20, Vacmaster Beast, Fanttik V9 Mate, ThisWorx 12V, and Fanttik V7 are among the best car vacuums for detailing.

    January 04, 2024
  • 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 buy with confidence.

    January 04, 2024
  • By James Kiefer Best Portable Tire Inflators

    The best tire inflators in 2024 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.

    January 03, 2024
  • By James Kiefer Best Backup Cameras

    The best-rated backup cameras on the 2024 market are the Auto Vox CS-2, AMTIFO A8, eRapta ERT01, and DoHonest V25 based on installation, performance, quality, and additional features.

    December 28, 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.

    January 02, 2024
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Trailer Hitches

    The best trailer hitches on the 2024 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 2024. 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.

    January 04, 2024
  • By James Kiefer Best Car Buffers

    A Review of the 5 Best Car Buffers of 2024. 1. Best Overall: DeWalt DWP849X Buffer/Polisher. 2. Best For Beginners: Avid Power AEP127 Polisher. 3. Easiest To Use: Milwaukee M18 Random Orbit Sander.

    January 16, 2024
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Truck GPS

    The best Truck GPS systems in 2024 are the Rand McNally TND 750, Garmin Dezl OTR800, Garmin Dezl 580 LMT-S, TomTom Trucker 620, and OHREX GPS.

    January 08, 2024
  • By Will Moore Best Infant Car Seats

    The best infant car seats in 2024 are the Bugaboo Turtle Air, UPPAbaby Mesa, Graco SnugRide SnugLock 35, Chicco KeyFit 30, and Baby Trend EZ Ride.

    January 04, 2024
  • By Will Moore Best Car Jacks

    Explore the 2024 buyer’s guide for the top 5 car jacks, including #1 Editor’s Pick: Torin Blackjack and #2 Best Low-Profile: Pro-Lift F-767.

    January 04, 2024
  • By Will Moore Best Truck Bed Tonneau Covers

    The GatorTrax, BAK BAKFlip G2, Gator Recoil, and Gator SFX Trifold tonneau covers are some of the best based on build quality, ease of installation, and ease of use.

    December 08, 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.

    January 03, 2024
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Car Cleaning Products

    Keep your vehicle looking cleaner than ever with some of the best car cleaning products of 2024. From top brands including Chemical Guys and Mr. Siga. #1 Chemical Guys Honeydew Snow.

    January 08, 2024
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Bluetooth FM Transmitters

    The best Bluetooth FM Transmitters in 2024 are the Nulaxy KM18, Lencent T25, Imden Bluetooth C57, Anker Roav, and Sumind BT70 based on our testing experience.

    December 15, 2023
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Aluminum Polishes

    The best aluminum polishes in 2024 are Mothers Mag & Aluminum Polish, Chemical Guys Heavy Metal Polish, and the 3D Metal Polish & Aluminum Restorer.

    January 08, 2024
  • By Aidan Pounder Best Tire Inflators With Gauges

    The best tire inflators with gauges in 2024 are the Fanttik X8 Apex, Fanttik X8 Portable, JF.GWO, AstroAI A220B, Tirewell 12V, and the Fortem Tire Inflator.

    December 15, 2023
  • By Aidan Pounder Best Car Seat Covers For Dogs

    The Meadowlark XL Premium Dog Hammock, Vailage Dog Seat Cover, ViewPets BenchCar Seat Cover, Lusso Gear Car Seat Cover, and Active Pets Car Seat Cover are the best car seat covers for dogs in 2024.

    January 04, 2024
  • By James Kiefer Best Car Emergency Kits

    The best car emergency kits in 2024 are the Thrive Roadside Emergency Car Kit, Lifeline AAA Excursion Road Kit, First Secure Car Emergency Kit, Lianxin Roadside Assistance Emergency Kit, and First Aid Only All-Purpose First-Aid Kit.

    January 05, 2024
  • By Will Moore Best Steam Cleaners For Cars

    The best steam cleaners are here to keep your car fresh in our 2024 buyers guide. Featuring top brands like #1 Editor’s Pick: Vapamore MR-100. #2 Best Handheld: Bissell SteamShot.

    January 09, 2024
  • 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 2024’s top options including: #1 Best Overall: Tevlaphee, #2 Runner-Up: Winner International.

    January 03, 2024
  • 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 2024 are here. #1 Best Overall: Ram Mounts X-Grip.

    January 04, 2024
  • 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 Bouncie, LandAirSea 54, BrickHouse, Tracki, Vyncs, and Spytec.

    December 19, 2023
  • By Aidan Pounder Best Car Covers

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

    January 03, 2024
  • 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.

    January 06, 2024
  • By James Kiefer Best Car Waxes

    The best car waxes in 2024 are the P21S 1 2700W Carnauba Wax, Meguiar’s G210516 Ultimate Liquid Wax, and CSI Q-7 Wax.

    January 03, 2024
  • By Will Moore Best Gas Cans

    The best gas cans in 2024 are the Eagle 5-Gal Safety Can, Surecan 5-Gallon, Justrite Type I, and No-Spill 1450 5-Gallon Poly.

    December 29, 2023
  • By Ben Kasierski Best Socket Sets

    The best socket sets in 2024 are from top brands including Craftsman, DeWalt, Stalwart, and Sunex based on durability, portability, torque, and included accessories.

    January 04, 2024
  • 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 2024. #1 Best Overall Dog Seat Belt: EzyDog Drive Harness. #2 Runner-Up: Sleepypod Clickit Sport.

    January 04, 2024
  • By Will Moore Best Portable Jump Starters

    After testing more than a dozen jump starters, we think NOCO, JF. EGWO, Clore, Fanttik, and TOPDON offer some of the most powerful, durable, and easy-to-use options.

    December 08, 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.

    January 04, 2024
  • By Will Moore Best Torque Wrenches

    The best torque wrenches in 2024 are the CDI Click Type Wrench, Tekton Click Wrench, ACDelco Digital, and Precision Instruments Split Beam Wrench.

    December 10, 2023
  • By Will Moore Best Dash Cams

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

    January 09, 2024
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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

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.

Value

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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