Friday, October 10, 2014

The Torch Tamer For Safer Soldering and Brazing

     Five. That’s how many torch tips I have purchased this year alone. If you are like me, you probably use your propane torch extensively in your shop or garage. From brazing and soldering of pipe fittings, to heating up bolts, breaking through rust and just all around hard use, our torches go through a lot. They get banged around, they fall off work benches and they tip over constantly. Sure, you can try those little stubby cans, but they are really hard to hold and use effectively. They were a great idea, just designed by someone who doesn’t work in a shop setting.

     There has to be a better way to keep your torch upright and keep it from falling over every time you set it down right? There is and I just bought it! It’s called The Torch Tamer and it is an ingenious device that holds your propane torch for you while you are not using it. If you are in the middle of heating up a bolt and need to get the wrench on it quickly, now you have a place to set your torch without worrying about it falling over and burning your leg (yes, I have done that many times!). Maybe you are soldering a pipe fitting and your cell phone rings. Safely place your torch in The Torch Tamer and now you can answer your phone without worrying about a hot, or even a live, torch creating an unsafe environment in your work space. With The Torch Tamer, you never have to lay your torch on its side again!

     Maybe I sound like an advertisement for The Torch Tamer and, if so, I don’t mind. I really like this product and if it save me from having to spend $25 on a new torch tip every 2 months, I will tell everyone I know about it. I bought mine from their link on Amazon and paid less than 8 bucks for it. When you compare that to the cost of a new tip, a burned leg, or worse, a fire, it’s a big savings.

     You can even use The Torch Tamer as a torch holder. Just place your torch in the stand and aim it where you need it. Now, you have two hands for tools, solder or anything else you need to do while The Torch Tamer safely holds your torch keeping it from tipping over.

     Whether you do a lot of soldering and use your torch regularly, or you just use it once in a while and need a safe place to store it while not in use, The Torch Tamer is perfect for you. Buy one today, you’ll be glad you did!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Do You Need to Cover Your Car?

     Does everyone know what silly string is? What about tree sap, bird dropping and acid rain? These re all things that are cars, trucks and SUV’s face every single day. Well, maybe yours doesn’t have to face the silly string every day, but I am sure it has some other potential hazard to deal with on a routine basis. The reason I am asking you all of this is not because I have dreams and aspirations of becoming a teacher one day and I wanted to throw a pop quiz at you; far from it. I am asking my readers if they know what is attacking their car’s paint every day while it is parked outside in the elements.

     There are many potential environmental dangers to your car’s paint that are working their way through the wax and the top coat right now as you read this. Don’t stop reading though, the information that follow is of great importance to you and you just might learn something about how to protect your car’s paint.

     First of all, anything, and I do mean anything, that adheres itself to your car’s paint will begin destroying the top coat and, sooner than later, eat away at your paint and your car’s body. What can you do to protect it? Aside from routine washes, hand waxing your car with expensive carnauba wax, keeping it parked in a sealed, climate controlled garage and using a very large umbrella over it while driving it in the rain (don’t laugh, this will become big in Japan very soon!) there isn’t much you can do to protect your car from the elements.

     There is one other thing that you can do and it works very well to protect your automotive investment; you could purchase a car cover and keep your car well protected when it is parked inside or out. There are many companies selling car covers that are designed to protect your car from whatever want to feed on it protective surface, but there is only one online resource that helps you wade through the 1,000’s of companies to find the one that suits your needs and the needs of your car.

     It’s called and they are one of the best online resources for researching car covers and finding the best places online to buy them. From universal car covers, to a custom fit model that will cover and protect your car for many years to come, has the information you need, when you need it.

     Your car is being attacked by the elements every day, do something to protect it. Visit and learn more about how to protect your automotive investment and how to find the perfect car cover for your car today. After the last silly string incident from the neighbor’s kids, I am buying a car cover for mine now and I found it on with a link that is going to save me money!

Johnny Law Motors For all of Your Hot Rod Needs

     Show of hands guys (and girls), who’s building a street rod this winter? Congrats and good luck to everyone who is and keep reading as I have some important news that you don’t want to miss. Now, if I could just get this webcam thing to work, you would see that my hand is also raised as I am building a 32 Track T for an Autism Awareness event coming up late next year. It will be my first build in a while after taking many years off from the Hot Rod scene and focusing mainly on vintage motorcycles and race bikes.

     I have noticed that there aren’t a lot of differences in the cars and the techniques, it’s the parts sourcing that has changed. It’s actually much easier now that everything can be ordered online and shipped right to my door. Gone are the days of the local speed shops and, although they were fun places to visit, they didn’t usually carry a wide supply on hand. What I did find was an online retailer has that more than enough parts in stock and they will treat you like you were actually in their showroom. It’s called Johnny Law Motors and they are the number one provider of quality Hot Rod, Street Rod and vintage car parts in the world!

     Headquartered in Portland, Oregon and serving the global hot rodding community, Johnny Law Motors offers the largest online selection of auto parts and auto accessories. Their ridiculously low prices make almost any street rod project affordable and they even offer FREE hot rod car club group rewards, daily deals over 50% off and FREE shipping! That’s a deal that’s hard to beat!

     With over 100,000 parts in stock for cars spanning from Model A's to today’s Volkswagen’s, Johnny Law Motors has something for everyone. Whether you are a Hot Rodder, Street Rodder, Vintage or Classic Guy, you will find something for your next project on their easy-to-use website. Johnny Law Motors even carries parts and accessories for you truck and muscle car guys and girls. From classic and vintage-era parts to some of today’s most sophisticated electronic ignitions for you street car, you will always get the best price and the best service with Johnny Law Motors.

     You can visit them online at or visit them in their well-stocked showroom in Portland; either way, you will always get the best parts and the best prices at Johnny Law Motors. Visit them today and see what they have in store for you!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Best Used BMW's in Toronto!


     If you are in the Toronto area and you are looking for your next car, I am going to let you in on a little secret that a good friend of mine told me. He was in the market for a new BMW but he had been searching and searching locally for a good deal. Anyone who knows BMW’s, knows that they are one of the best vehicles on the road and you would also know that new ones can be expensive and, because of the high demand, there aren’t very many deals to be had. What does all of this have to do with the secret I was going to let you in on? Well, after weeks of searching for a deal on a new one, he was relegated to looking for a used one that was almost new, but had that used car sticker price.

     This is what led him to look closer to the Toronto area and a dealership call Luxury Auto Sales. They have the best prices and the best cars out of any other dealership around. These guys are THE PLACE to buy your used BMW in the Greater Toronto area, or anywhere else for that matter! They have the best selection and Luxury Auto Sales has set the standard for quality used BMW’s in Toronto.

     I checked out their website online and it has more used BMW’s than you could imagine; most of them very low miles and all of them in excellent shape. I think a used car should look like a used car, especially when you factor in the savings or buying brand new, but Luxury Auto Sales thinks a used car should look and feel brand new so they go through every car they sell to ensure it is in perfect condition from top to bottom. If you are looking for a used BMW in Toronto, why would you shop anywhere else?

     Luxury Auto Sales serves the Vaughan, Toronto, Brampton, North York and Mississauga areas and carry a full line of used cars from BMW, Audi and Mercedes as well as many others. If it‘s a high end sports sedan, chances are, you’ll find it at Luxury Auto Sales and you’ll get a good deal on it. Visit them online, or stop in at their showroom in Woodbridge, whichever you choose, you will always find a good deal on a used BMW at Luxury Auto Sales.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The FREE List of Bank & Credit Union Repo Sales

     I don’t know about the rest of you, but one of my hobbies when I was younger was spending hours on the weekends searching for that one special project car that I could take home and make new again. I had visions of finding an elusive model just waiting to be turned back into that street machine that it once was.

     Many years, and many cars, later, I don’t think there are any more of those special cars out there for us. The scrapyards have all been picked over and all that’s left is parts for today’s cars and trucks with the random rusted out Chevelle here and there. Today, my hobby has gone from searching the scrapyards for a diamond in the rough, to searching the repo lots for a car that is flip-worthy and can make me some extra money. I have even found a couple that I would sell my own car to have!

     The repo lots offer us the ability to find a car that we might not normally be able to afford at a much lower price. Remember, repo lots sell the cars for what is owed on them, not for what they are worth; this means great cars and big savings for you and me.

     When someone defaults on their car loan, the bank or credit union will repossess that car, truck or SUV and sell it for what is still owed on it. This means that you can find incredible deals on cars all over the country. How do you know where to look for these cars? That’s the easy part! Not many repo lots advertise their products or selection and searching online can be quite time consuming. What do you do? You go on over to and let them do the searching for you! is a free nationwide resource for buyers looking to purchase repossessed cars, trucks, motorcycles and from local credit unions and banks. Whether you live in Anchorage or Tallahassee, you are sure to find a repo lot near you on

     With, you will never pay retail for a used car ever again! They will help you find the car you are looking for in any part of the country quickly and easily. Whether you are looking for your kid’s first car, a used car for yourself or one to flip and make a little extra profit, is your trusted online repo lot resource.

     Visit their website today, and start searching for your next car tomorrow! Remember it’s and they are standing by to serve your needs and help you find the car of your dreams that fits your budget.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Commonwealth Motorcycles – Always First

     Well my friend down in Kentucky finally broke down and did it; he bought a brand new, 0 mile Ducati 1199 Panigale. My dream bike is now in the capable hands of someone who has been riding almost as long as I have. I shouldn’t feel so bad; I love my Buell and it has served me well. Although, a brand new Ducati might be nice sitting alongside it in the garage next year. Living here in Michigan, we don’t see as many Ducati’s on the road as I would like, but at least I know that when I head down to Kentucky and see my friend, I will be able to take his out and really see what it can do on some nice, twisty roads.
     As if buying a new Ducati isn’t an incredible experience in its own right, the place he bought it sounds like it is more than worth a trip south for a while. He already has more carbon fiber on it than I knew existed and he bought his new Ducati accessories at Kentucky’s premier motorcycle shop, Commonwealth Motorcycles, and they were one of the friendliest, most knowledgeable retailers he has ever been to! Located in Louisville, Commonwealth Motorcycles provides world class sales and service for Ducati, KTM, Triumph, MV Agusta and Suzuki motorcycles.
     The staff at Commonwealth is made up of riders who actually care about the customers’ needs and work hard to ensure that each customer leaves 100% satisfied. Whether you are buying Ducati or MV Agusta parts and accessories or just a KTM t-shirt, Commonwealth Motorcycles treats you like family.
     There state-of-the-art 19,000 sq. ft. facility includes a dyno room, machine shop, two stories of showroom space, a climate controlled warehouse for bike storage, a head porting room, large storage rooms for inventory and a dedicated workshop with 8 lifts. The professional technicians at Commonwealth Motorcycles is ready for whatever challenge you have for them and they  will get you, and your bike, back on the road in no time.
     If you are looking for a new or used motorcycle anywhere in Louisville, Kentucky or the surrounding areas, check out Commonwealth Motorcycles and see what they have in store for you. They are more than capable of serving all of your motorcycle needs. Stop in and see for yourself, you won’t be disappointed! Also, check out their informative and entertaining Ducati Motorcycle Blog for the latest info on Ducati products and accessories.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Roadrunner Auto Sales-San Fernando Valley's Only Choice for Quality Used Cars

     In wrapping up our week-long look at car dealerships that offer quality used cars and trucks at affordable prices, I am going to focus on one dealership that really stands out from the rest. They are Roadrunner Auto Sales out of Canoga Park, California and they are the San Fernando Valley’s best kept secret when it comes to scoring a great deal on financing.

     Roadrunner AutoSales works with over 20 different lenders to get you the financing you need on the car you want. They make it easy to finance your next car and they can get you affordable payments with the lowest down payment possible! How’s that for service?
     Roadrunner Auto Sales has hundreds of cars, trucks and SUV’s in stock, all at unbeatable prices. They even throw in a 1 year warranty on every car they sell regardless of year, make or model. As a Carfax Advantage Dealer, you can count on Roadrunner Auto Sales to offer only the highest quality used cars and trucks available.
     Roadrunner Auto Sales has been proudly serving the San Fernando Valley area since they opened and have given excellent service ever since. They have worked hard to build a loyal customer base over the years including many local families whose parents and grand parents have bought their new cars there. You don't get a reputation like that by accident, it takes hard work and a knowledgeable staff that cares about the customer’s needs.
     When you shop at Roadrunner Auto Sales, you know you are going to get a safe and reliable car that you can count on. Whether you purchase a car, truck or SUV, you know that you will receive high-end service and the best deal possible. Their specialty is getting people financed quickly and back on the road in their new car.

     As always, you can find Roadrunner Auto Sales on Facebook and Twitter as well as many other popular social media sites. You can also check out their website for weekly specials and to see what they have in inventory. Even if you aren’t in the market for a used car, truck or SUV, you can still visit their website and see what they have to offer; you won’t be disappointed.

LA Auto Connection-Making Buying a Car Easy and Affordable

     Are you looking for a new car? Are you looking for a good car? Scratch that, a great car. One that you can be proud of and not worry about leaving you stranded in the middle of the night. And finally, do you live in the Van Nuys, California area? If you answered yes to the above questions, you need to get a hold of the helpful people at LA Auto Connection and have them do what they do best.

     LA Auto Connection is an auto dealership that is changing the way people buy cars, trucks and SUV's. Using your credit file and budget, LA Auto Connection will help you find a great deal on your next car. Gone are the days of driving all over town to multiple dealers trying to haggle for the lowest price or get the next great bargain of the day only to find out you just missed out. No more annoying salesman calling you later that day or even for the rest of the week bothering you to buy, buy, buy. LA Auto Connection works for you. They have a large array of used cars on the ground and ready for you to take one home. This sizable line-up enables LA Auto Connection to offer their customers the best price possible, guaranteed. What does this mean to you? It means less hassle and more savings. Prices that are near wholesale, not retail.
     LA Auto Connection services the Los Angeles and surrounding areas. When you work with LA Auto Connection you work with a knowledgeable staff that is able to offer you every make and model and can even get you a "no money down" deal. LA Auto Connection will give you personalized service and also caters to the Spanish community. They’ll even get you affordable monthly payments that you can handle.
     With hundreds of cars to choose from and financing for everyone, why would you shop for your next car anywhere else? Trust LA Auto Connection to have the car you need at a price you can afford.

     When you visit their website you will find that it is easy-to-use and offers an extensive collection of quality used cars, with most of them being clean 2010-2013 models. Head on over to LA Auto Connection and get started on buying or leasing your next car. Their friendly staff can answer any questions you might have and get you on the road fast.

Alpha Armeno-Used Cars at Low Prices

     As you all know, I am still looking for a new car to replace our sedan and I just haven’t been able to find anything I like yet. I want a 2-door, the wife wants a 4-door and she definitely doesn’t want to compromise. As always when I’m looking for something particular, I grab my laptop and a cup of coffee and head out to the shop and start searching.

     I didn’t have to search very long until I stumbled on a place that had quite a few cars that I was interested in and the prices were incredible. What are the chances of that ever happening? I’m talking about Alpha Armeno and they are a dealership down in Winnetka, California. I know, that’s quite a haul for me to be looking at cars so far west, but, in my opinion, it doesn’t really matter where the car is located, if it’s a good car for a fair price, I don’t mind traveling for a couple of days to get it. And besides, most dealers now are nationwide and can ship a car quickly and safely right to my door.
     With many years in the business, Alpha Armeno sells high quality used cars, all with a multi-point inspection and backed by an industry-leading warranty and the dedication of a dealership that truly cares about its customers. These guys have a lot of used cars on the ground just waiting for someone to come in and pick one up today. Alpha Armeno is one of those rare dealerships that actually puts the customer first and works with you before, during and after the sale. Their sales and service departments are the highest rated in the industry for customer care and they have built a solid reputation for themselves over the years.
     Being a BuyHere Pay Here dealership, Alpha Armeno can finance anyone even if you have bad credit or no credit at all. Alpha Armeno serves the entire Los Angeles and surrounding areas and even works with out of state buyers. If you are in the market for a used car, Alpha Armeno is the place to go; they have many used cars starting at only $1995! Alpha Armeno will finance you 100% guaranteed!

     You will find Alpha Armeno in many of the popular social networking sites including Facebook and Twitter or you can just visit their website today and see what they have to offer you.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Chandler Locksmith Pros-Your Trusted 24 Hour Locksmith Service

     To start, let me say that I have never been locked out of my car. Well, maybe that one time that I had to break in through the sunroof and that made the car leak every time we got a good rain or went through the car wash. But besides that time, that’s it until just yesterday. For some reason or another, I locked the car with the key fob as I was getting out, turned around to grab my phone and dropped the keys on the floor as I closed the door.
    I knew right away what I had done and started thinking of alternative ways in. I could break a window and report it to the insurance company. Maybe I could hitch a ride home and back with my spare key. That’s a good idea but it would take too long as I was about ten hours away from home.
     No, the only alternative was to Google automotive locksmiths and see what came up. I usually like to take a look at the available options, but since I was in a hurry, I chose the first one that came up. Not knowing the area, it was the logical choice to make and I am glad I chose them. The company was called Chandler Locksmith Pros and since I was in Chandler, Arizona, they are who I called.
     I don’t think I waited more than 20 minutes before help arrived. The locksmith was very professional and had me back on my way in no time. I’m not used to service like that any more so when I see it, I tend to take note.

     When I returned home, I checked out their website and learned that they provide a wide array of automotive lockout services including automotive locksmith services, lockouts and car key replacements as well as commercial and residential locksmith services. Chandler Locksmith Pros is Chandler’s most sought after automotive locksmith service and have built a reputation in the industry for being customer oriented and result driven.
     They offer the fastest 24/7 mobile service around and offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on their work. You can find them on Facebook and Twitter or any of your favorite social media channels or just visit them at their website and see what they have to offer you. Save their information in your phone so when you need them, you are prepared.

     Chandler Locksmith Pros is the company you need when you are locked out of your car or home, have a broken key or just need a replacement lock assembly installed. These guys know what they are doing and they will get you back on the road fast.