The GarageSpot Gearhead & Garage Geek Gift Guide (2019 Edition)

It’s Christmas time and that means websites everywhere are publishing their holiday gift guides. Since GarageSpot.com is a website, we’ll play along. Plus, our personal wish lists are quite extensive. So if you’re in a giving mood, our addres… just kidding. In no particular order, here goes… Grease Gun Holder Grease guns can get nasty—leaking … Read more

“Just Make da Grime Disappear, Vinny… Capiche?”

We’ve tried a gazillion different industrial-strength hand soaps, degreasers, and general-purpose cleaners in our garage over the years but, to be honest, none of us have ever really used or even considered using disposable wipes. No, no… not THOSE kinds of wipes—we’re talkin’ grime fightin’ wipes. Recently, a pack of GRIME BOSS Heavy Duty Surface … Read more

A Window Screen for Your Vehicle

Ahhhh, Florida. With its shirt-soaking humidity, mosquitos, “love bugs,” and “no-see-ums,” it’s the place to be! Now, I haven’t been camping-proper for a long time. But I do take the Jeep out on the trails quite a bit and we almost always stop to hang out for lunch by the lake or just to shoot … Read more

A Simple Garage Stool

I recently put a smaller 4′ workbench in a corner of my garage dedicated to small projects like fixing electronics, working with the Dremel, etc. I knew I wanted a blue stool to match my new 44″ U.S. General toolbox, which is right next to the workbench. I’ve seen a bunch of different garage stools … Read more

A Retro Toy Hack That Can Open Most Garages

Short post, but I saw this video from one of my YouTube faves, Veritasium, where they hack a retro Mattel instant messaging toy for little girls, called IM me, to open garages when they don’t use rolling code tech. Interesting, nerdy, and a little disconcerting but not THAT easy to pull-off. Apparently, this has been a … Read more

Fascinating: First Ever Dashcam Recording (1906)

One of the channels we follow on YouTube, Global Leaks, posted this video a while back of what they claim to be the first ever dashcam recording. The recording is allegedly from early 1906 and takes us on a brief journey down what is also alleged to be Market Street in San Francisco. Some viewers have … Read more

A Look at Vehicle HUDs

Pretty much every new car today has some level of digital display built into the dash—radios, cameras, AC, navigation. The problem with so many of these systems is they’re trying to do everything in one or two screens, which makes for a horrible, frustrating, and even dangerous user experience. And in an age where distracted … Read more