Goodyear Fortera HL

Goodyear Fortera HL

Don’t pay dealer prices. Same tires. Half the price- Amazon customer review. 

Can’t beat this price plus no tax.
I got 40K out of my last set on a 2013 Dodge Durango

High-performance all-season tires for sporty coupes and sedans
Variable angle grooves for higher mechanical grip
Innovative all season compound for top level grip on wet and dry conditions
Longitudinal and lateral groove optimization to minimize the risk of aquaplaning even when cornering
Optimized pitch sequence and continuous circumferential element for a high driving acoustic comfort

They good tires,and good price
it was my second set I bought, they are good on Infiniti FX35 2006
BUT they are NOT good in Snow


Toyota Tacoma Hawk Brake Pad & Rotor Upgrade Kit

Yesterday I installed a Hawk brake pad and rotor kit on a 2013 Toyota Tacoma.  Hawk pads are the only thing that stands up to some of the roads we have here on the big island of Hawaii that could pass for cliffs.

Toyota Tacoma Brake Upgrade - Hawk Brake Pad & Rotor Kit

One particular road here is so steep, it killed the rotors on this truck with only 10,000 miles on it.  The dealer wanted to machine the rotors. I suggested how about we upgrade and fix the problem once and for all. The customer agreed. So I ordered Hawk Sector 27 high-performance brake kit that comes with drilled and slotted rotors with Hawk pads all in one kit.

Hawk pads and rotors

There is a break-in procedure after installation, and I was expecting these rotors to be noisy, and to my surprise, they weren’t. This is going to be my shop’s new brake upgrade package from now on.

Hawk Sector 27


Cordless Impact Wrench Review

Dewalt cordless impact wrench

Most of the last 37 years in auto repair I’ve used Ingersol-Rand impact guns. A few years back I bought an 18-volt cordless impact from Matco Tools. It was very impressive. And very expensive. After about a year and a half, I had to have it rebuilt.
Recently I got a new Dewalt 20-volt 1/2 impact wrench. Oh. My. God. It’s amazing how powerful it is. And since it’s brushless, hopefully, it will last a long time before having to be replaced.  But even if I have to buy a new gun every year or so it will be worth it since it’s over 50 percent less cost than  the 18v Matco gun I first bought.  Plus, the Dewalt gun is shorter and easier to get into tight places. And the most powerful impact wrench I’ve ever used.

Coolest Portable Jump Starter On The Planet

This tool is so small you can put it in your glove compartment. I bought one of these for my kids to keep in their car so they never have to worry about a dead battery.

I’ve been using one of these portable jumpers in my shop for a year now and I’m totally amazed at how many jump starts it will do before needing a recharge. Plus, you can use it to power all your computer gadgets too.  Worth every stinking penny!