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September

9 Incredible Situations where a Dash Cam Saves the Day

Dash cams serve two purposes. BendPak doesn’t make dash cams, but the more we hear about them, the more vital we think they are. Dash cams are a good investment: they’re cost-effective and give you peace of mind. Dash cam footage will back you up in court when it captures crimes and other illegal acts. […]

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August

Already Outside: Your Uber Self-Driving Car will be Arriving Shortly

This blog has discussed the benefits and drawbacks of hybrid and electric vehicles, but self-driving cars may be the biggest auto tech we have yet to cover. In some ways, it’s hard to imagine this is even real. Well, we can all pinch ourselves. It is real—maybe a little too real—and it feels like completely different […]

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Two-Post Lift Safety: Lifting Points, Adapters and Common Sense

If you were out driving your car and came to a red light, it would be pretty ridiculous if you pulled out into the middle of the intersection and parked, right? That’s common sense. We know that safe driving means stopping before the thick white lines, staying in your lane, using turn signals, etc. Likewise, certain […]

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Should I Buy Diesel, Gas, Hybrid or Electric? (Part 2 of 2)

Part 1 of this series focused on diesel and gas options. Part 2 explores the pros and cons of hybrid and electric vehicle types. If you’re interested in hybrid and/or electric car options, you’re probably a go-getter who finds excitement in all things futuristic, new, advanced and efficient. Can’t say we blame you! Most of the headline-grabbing advances […]

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July

Should I Buy Diesel, Gas, Hybrid or Electric? (Part 1 of 2)

Part 1: Keeping With Tradition By all accounts, we live in the age of choice. Thanks to an extremely competitive new and used car sales market, there are more car options than ever before: diesel, gas, hybrid and electric options are sold in every price range, and there are pros and cons to every type. Electric car […]

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Ranger Products Releases RP-50FC 25-Ton Capacity Oil Filter Crusher

Santa Paula, California – July 2016 – Ranger Products is debuting a new oil filter crusher that flattens used oil filters with over 50,000 lbs. of crushing force, reducing them to 20% of their original size. The Ranger RP-50FC transforms used oil filters, normally regulated by the EPA, into general refuse by squeezing out 95% of […]

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The 5 Best Cars to take on a Road Trip this Summer

We’re coming to that point in summer when most of us have either made the big getaway-vacation plan or otherwise come to fear that it may be too late. Not so! The great North American landscape is full of potential for thrill-seekers, weekend warriors and of course, the most rugged outdoorsy type. The car you drive […]

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Despite Fatal Auto Pilot Crash, Tesla Primed for Market Dominance

Santa Paula, CA—July 2016—There are two major indicators that Tesla’s Model 3 is turning over the world of auto repair and professional service. First and foremost, as of July 12, 2016, the Tesla 3 model, which is expected to cost consumers $35,000, already has 325,000 pre-orders/deposits. For context, the Toyota Camry sold just over 250,000 units in 2015. Meanwhile, […]

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BendPak Unveils Elite Series of Multi-Stage Air Compressors

Santa Paula, California – July 2016 – BendPak recently introduced a new family of two-stage air compressors to increase their presence in the commercial and industrial markets. Their latest V-Max Elite Air Compressor Series models are equipped with 7.5 or 10 horsepower energy-efficient motors paired with huge 4-cylinder 100% cast iron pumps resting on 80-gallon […]

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June

8 Car Shows to get Excited About this Summer and Fall (2016)

It’s hard to believe that six months ago we were still ringing in the New Year. Early winter showcased, as usual, the two largest and most public car shows in the world: Detroit’s North American International Auto Show and the Chicago Auto Show. Cars and car tech are getting faster, sleeker, safer and debatably more gorgeous every […]

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