Hands On: Innova OBD2 Scanners (5210 & 5610)

If you’re a DIY mechanic or just someone wanting to identify and better understand vehicle problems before taking it to the local repair shop, an OBD2 (or OBDII) diagnostic tool (or scanner) is almost necessary. What is an OBD2 Scanner? An OBD2 (on-board diagnostics – generation two, post-1996) scanner is a device that can read, … Read more

Hands On: Audew Portable 12V 150 PSI Air Compressor

It’s wintertime, and that means the wife will be reminding me soon that the TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system) lights in her car are alive and well. See, when it gets colder outside, tire pressure can decrease by about 1 PSI (pounds per square inch) for every 8-10 degrees the temperature drops. Of course, normal … Read more

Hands On: Daytona Three-Ton Floor Jack

Let’s face it, Harbor Freight Tools often gets a bad rap. But anyone buying a $20 torque wrench or a 50-piece socket set for $15 from the discount tools and equipment chain expecting top-quality may need to reconsider their perspective. Harbor Freight is well-known for being cheap in terms of product pricing and, oftentimes, cheap … Read more

Hands-On: RYOBI 2300 PSI Brushless Electric Pressure Washer

Just in time for Mother’s Day, I needed to tackle a few chores around my own mother’s house. One of those jobs included the long-overdue pressure washing of her back patio—it was full of dirt, mold, and grime.???? I’ve got a few pressure washers—both my own and those from various GarageSpot.com projects—and wanted to use … Read more

Hands-On: LOFTEK Pioneer Portable LED Work Light

I admit it: I have a secret obsession with portable lights. I’ve got a bunch of tactical/EDC flashlights that I rotate through all the time (I guess I should review some of those, huh?) and several larger but still somewhat compact work lights—like my favorite, the Milwaukee M18 Radius that we reviewed a while back. … Read more

Hands-On: BlueDriver Bluetooth OBDII Scanner

A few weeks ago, the dreaded Check Engine light came on in my Jeep for the first time (it’s a 2013). Nothing seemed out of the ordinary and I checked a few of the more common issues many Jeepers report seeing from time-to-time but to no avail. Instead of letting my brother-in-law charge me an arm … Read more

Hands-On: EGO Power+ 575 CFM 56V Cordless Blower

When it comes to leaf blowers, most pros will tell you gas-powered backpack blowers are the way to go. But EGO has made it their company mission to replace gas-powered lawn tools with battery-powered machines that are equal to or better than many gas-powered tools. Their latest blower is no exception and is, in fact, … Read more