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June

The Best Car Lift: A Buyer’s Guide

Last year, we brought you The Top 10 Things You Need to Know Before Buying a Lift, which we’ve heard has helped a lot of people. Now we’re picking up where that guide left off and taking a hard look at your different options when buying a new car lift. This new guide will help you get the best lift for you–even if that means not going with BendPak. That’s why we call it, The Best Car Lift: A Guide.

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May

New BORLA ATAK Mufflers: Music to Our Ears

Obviously the guys at BORLA couldn’t divulge all of their muffler secrets, but they did drop a couple informational nuggets about what contributes to their exhaust system superiority. ATAK mufflers are built with BORLA’s patented multi-core technology, which already yields better flow performance than a straight piece of pipe. In a BORLA ATAK muffler, the specific configuration, perforation patterns, dimensions and amount of those inner cores are varied by BORLA’s engineers to create an optimal acoustic experience.

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April

Adam Carolla CarCast Video Tutorial: Step-by-Step Guide on How to Change a Tire

As you might remember, three weeks ago we brought you an exclusive all-access look behind the scenes of the Adam Carolla CarCast tutorial segment “Tire Job.” Well today we’ve got the video. Host Sandy Ganz gives you a demonstration of how easy it is to change a tire when you have the best tools for the job. In this case, the best tools include the Ranger R26EX tire changer, a BendPak low-rise car lift and a Ranger wheel balancer for extra credit. The tires in question come from an old ’65 Mustang convertible his buddy Donny is intermittently restoring, but he leaves Sandy to do the tire job himself.

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December

The Top 10 Things You Need To Know Before Buying A Lift

It’s no fun spending a small bundle of moolah on what should be one of the best purchases of your life, only to be let down by the reality of an underpowered auto lift or a disreputable automotive equipment company. Here at BendPak, we hate it when we hear about fellow auto-enthusiasts getting burned by a bad deal. That’s why we devised the following checklist to help you avoid an unfavorable fate and get the car lift of your dreams.

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Detroit Bros. Featured in New Discovery Channel Series

Prepare to have something BIG to look forward to later this month. Dave and James Kaye of Detroit Bros. Custom Cycles are being featured in a new Discovery Channel series called Motor City Motors, to premiere December 28th. The original series focuses on some of the most memorable, challenging and innovative builds ever witnessed on the small screen.

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Jay Leno’s Garage Opens Doors, Jalopnik Gets Tour

When we saw that auto-blog Jalopnik got to take the grand tour inside of Jay Leno’s Big Dog Garage, we were pretty jealous. But since they were kind enough to make their treasure trove of pictures from within those hallowed halls available to everyone via the internet, we chose to forgive them.

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October

Because Everyone Could Use More Car Shows

If you’re anything like us at BendPak / Ranger, you understand that the real reason to own a two post auto lift, four post auto lift, air compressor, tubing bender and wheel service equipment is to take care of the true loves in our lives: the cars! And we know that there are few better ways for fans of both old and new automobiles to spend a day than walking up and down the aisles of a car show, admiring the time and care it takes to make an automobile shine better than new.

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September

The Great ALI Certification Debate

Two days ago, a user named Piper on the GarageJournal forum started a poll about a topic very near and dear to our hearts here at BendPak–ALI Certification. The poll asked fellow members:
“All things considered, if you were going to buy a lift, would you buy certified, uncertified, or don’t care?”

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US Auto Industry Breakdown

What a difference three years make. The good bloggers over at Mint.com have put together a comprehensive snapshot of the US auto industry from 2006 until now, tracking and comparing the fall and rise of GM, Ford and Chrysler.

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