SpotCheck #19 (But Really #1)

Introducing SpotCheck, from GarageSpot. There’s a lot of stuff that comes across the workbench here at GarageSpot each week. And while much of it is pretty cool and certainly relevant to our audiences, there’s either not enough to make a full story of it, or we just don’t have time but do want to share. To that … Read more

Greenlight SmartCradle: Your Smartphone as a Smart Dashcam

Dashcams have been an invaluable tool for police departments for quite some time, serving as witnesses to the truth when it matters most. Similarly, vehicle incident data recorders—also known as black boxes—have become the norm in newer cars, collecting key vehicle and performance data once triggered by a pre-defined event. So what do you get … Read more

Openbay Now Available on Android – Book Car Repairs and More

Openbay, an online marketplace for auto repair and maintenance services, released its Android app this week, which has been available to iOS users for a while. Openbay gives consumers the ability to compare automobile maintenance and repair services, book appointments and pay, once services have been rendered. Everything is backed by the Openbay guarantee. Openbay’s nationwide network … Read more

Washé: The Uber of Mobile Car Washing & Detailing

When I ran my detail shop back in the late 80s into the early 90s, mobile detailing was just starting to gain traction. The closest we came to it back then was to offer free pickup and delivery—come to work with a filthy car; leave in a clean car. It was a very successful model. Today, … Read more

The First Apple Watch App for Robotic Mowers

Husqvarna, the Swedish company behind the first robotic mower some 21 years ago, recently launched an Apple Watch™ app, Automower® Connect, which enables owners of the company’s Automower® 320, 330X and 450X to control key features of the mowers from anywhere. The app allows users to monitor the current status of the robotic mower, send … Read more

John Deere App Makes Mowing Fun (And Nerdy)

Okay, perhaps the title of this post is a bit misleading. With my allergies here in the extreme Florida sun, mowing the lawn just sucks. But, many see mowing as a chance to reflect on life’s complexities… or maybe as a chance to daydream about that new Jeep or big screen TV. Either way, John … Read more