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2019

Longacre Pro Precision Tire Gauge Title Image

Longacre Pro Precision Tire Gauge

Is there an advantage to precision instruments like the Longacre Racing Products Pro Precision 4.5" Tire Gauge?

That's a valid question and in my personal experience I've formed the opinion that there definitely is.

In fact, I've wanted a quality tire gauge for years, but never gotten around to laying out the cash to buy one — there's a reason, they aren't cheap, and I'm poor.

That's a situation I've recently corrected and you can check out this review of the Longacre Pro Precision Tire Gauge to see if it really was worth it.

Posted: 12/19

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Ryobi 18V One+ Power Inflator Title Image

Ryobi 18V One+ Power Inflator

Recently I tested the Ryobi 18V One+ Dual Function Inflator/Deflator to pump up the tires on my project cars, but found it too large to fit in the Cobalt SS/SC for extended road trips.

To remedy that issue, I picked up their handheld, trigger operated Power Inflator.

Check out this review to see how well the Ryobi 18V One+ Power Inflator performed on my most recent road trip into Glacier National Park.

Posted: 8/19

OTC OBD I & II Scan Tool 3211 Title Image

OTC OBD I & II Scan Tool 3211

For years I avoided cars that require a scan tool for diagnostic work.

Once I was forced to buy them (I've owned three, so far), I avoided working on them.

Only recently have I run into a problem with the Cobalt SS/SC that I actually benefitted from having a scan tool, so I broke down and bought one.

After extensive research, the tool I chose to purchase was an OTC OBD I & II Scan Tool (P/N 3211). It straddles the line between cost and professional capabilities.

Follow along with this review to see how I was able to use it and how well it worked for me.

Posted: 1/19

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