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posted by: safetyguy
Last Updated: 06 December 2019

Buying for a car guy/gal/mechanic is like buying for a musician, they have pretty specific likes and dislikes where tools/gadgets are concerned and unless you really know your target you have to be generic with your gifting strategies. 

Hear are some ideas to get you started:

https://shop.snapon.com/gift-card (at least $250 will him/her something nice)

Have your car lover create a wish list https://www.matcotools.com/catalog/wishlist/

Home Depot has digital and traditional gift cards (at least $250 will him/her something nice) at least $250 will him/her something nice

https://www.harborfreight.com/390-lumen-magnetic-slim-bar-folding-led-work-light-63958.html

https://www.harborfreight.com/gift-cards

Solid car starter: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015TKUPIC/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_Zfv6Db3Y4V0XE

From Automoblog:

https://www.automoblog.net/2019/11/11/best-gifts-for-car-guys/

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s2smodern
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posted by: Joe D.
Last Updated: 25 April 2019

UPDATED

We mentioned on the show that there are a few ways to get diagnostic and repair information for cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles and ATVs.  Here they are:

NOTE: Subscription rates indicated below were up-to-date on 4/25/19

AllData  $29.95/year for first vehicle, $19.95/additional vehicles (mult-year, multi-vehicle pricing options available)

Mitchell  One full year coverage for a single vehicle - $29.95 (one month (19.95, mult-year, multi-vehicle pricing options available)

MotoLogic  $119/month (plus setup fee).  Appears to be for all vehicles.

http://www.chiltondiy.com/  $29.95 1-year plan, $24.95 30-day plan.

https://haynes.com/en-us/tips-tutorials/free-14-day-online-manual-trial (Free 14-day online manual with all print manuals)

Try your local library as some will provide access to a service like these for free to their members.

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Old Hydraulic Floor Jack
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posted by: safetyguy
Last Updated: 08 November 2019

Mark Trotta, a friend and listener of the show, tackles and documents a challenging repair with this detailed, useful article:

https://www.restore-an-old-car.com/repair-an-old-floor-jack.html

BTW, Here is an example of the 90 degree pick tool Mark describes in the article.

SnapOn90degreePickToolA

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posted by: safetyguy
Last Updated: 07 November 2019

Fall means darkness, leaves, sun glare, rain, fog and deer. We mean that fall brings unique hazards to roads such as falling leaves on the road, deer are more active, and a darker commute to and from work and school. Here is a reminder of what makes fall driving hazardous and what you can do to prevent crashes.

Read More: Fall Driving Hazards
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