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September

5 Ways to Wiggle out of Life and Finally Work in the Garage this Weekend

Men, there’s something about that period of time between Labor Day and Thanksgiving that gets kind of… repetitive. The holiday season is still a ways off, the weather is suffering from an identity crisis and the work week is really starting to drone. Your motorcycle has been covered on a parking lift in the garage […]

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Auto Industry, You Need Millennial Buyers More Than They Need You

Chapter 1: To Catch a Millennial There’s a myth going around these days that Millennials just need to “grow up” and face the facts of life when it comes to cars. Business Insider recently published a pretty scathing piece against Millennials that sounds like it came straight from the mouth of your cranky grandfather who […]

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So How Often Should I REALLY do Car Lift Maintenance?

One of the most important aspects of owning and/or operating a car lift is performing periodic maintenance. We pride ourselves on making our lifts (two-post, four-post, etc.) as low-maintenance as possible, but there are still a few chores you’ll need to complete from time to time. All of this is listed in your owner’s manual, […]

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17 Smarter Ways to Get Value when Buying a Car Lift

Smart buyers look for value when they shop, and value comes in different ways: price, quality, durability, etc. But how should you balance those things out? Will savings now cost you more in repairs down the road? What does that word “quality” really mean, anyway, and how should you look for it? This list will […]

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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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