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When installed correctly, most oil filters will pop right loose with just hand pressure. But if a buddy torqued it down like his life depended on it, you might need some help getting it loose. These Irwin pliers look like a better solution than many of the oil filter-specific tools we’ve seen.

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We are not so stuck-up here at Toolmonger that we won’t say when things are right. We talk about trucks all the time but more often than not, another workhorse of the job site is completely overlooked — the Jeep.

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A few weeks ago I wrote about our selection for our teenage daughter’s first car and listed at least nine criteria for parents choosing a teen’s first car. Criteria #7 was “We wanted something that wouldn’t be a big deal if it did get banged up a little.” This morning, after less than two months of ownership, I had the honor of discovering firsthand why I had the criteria in the first place: “The Dent.”

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We do have a laugh from time to time at the expense of guys who drive F-250 and F-350 pickups but never seem to actually haul anything. But we figure hauling ass counts as hauling. That’s why we doff our hats to Hajek Motorsports for eking a whopping 182 MPH out of an F-250 at the Bonneville Salt Flats. And by the way, that’s the diesel F-250.

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As if it were not obvious to the most casual observer that I have an 18-month-old in every other aspect of my life, it would appear that she has managed to drop her milk behind her car seat onto… the car seat, and this was the result. To say the least, I am annoyed that my awesome truck now sports a granny stain.

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After changing the heater core on Chuck’s old F-150 we used to joke about the rest of the truck being built around it. On Sunday night, the History Channel’s excellent Modern Marvels episode on American trucking happened to show the Deerborn Michigan plant where F-150s are built — and it turns out that it’s almost completely true.

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Do you remember buying your first car? Did you buy it yourself, or perhaps your parents bought it for you?  Although my parents let me use their cars when I was in high school, it wasn’t until my senior year in college that I achieved the ultimate in personal freedom and bought my own car. And just a few months ago our oldest daughter earned her driver’s license. Add some grandparent birthday present cash to the license, and the big first car search began. Since our daughter doesn’t know much about cars, the search fell to us as parents. So how exactly do you choose your child’s first car for her?

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The gap between airing on the BBC and BBCA has shrunk again this year for Top Gear. If you’re a fan, and many are, you don’t have the uber-long year- or six-month wait for your UK automotive fix. The first episode of the newest season is airing on this side of the pond Monday, August 22 @ 8 p.m. Central.

Say what you like, but the show has been nothing short of stellar since its reboot a few years ago. The on-air interplay between Clarkson, May, and Hammond is sparkling, and the show’s segments such as the secondhand car challenges are some of the best spots around.

I’m a fan of the U.S. version of Top Gear, but it was the Brit TG that revived the automotive section of my brain and got me back into car shows and cars in general. And that is more than worth the wait as far as I can tell.

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As Sean mentioned last week, with the coming demise of the Ranger, we’re about to be screwed in terms of small trucks in the U.S. He suggested the Mexican-distributed Chevy Tornado as a possible niche-filler, but readers offered an even better idea: Tap the Australian market and give us a “ute.”

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With the Ford Ranger going away and the Mazda B series already off the Mazda web page, I began to wonder what other small trucks were available to fill the void. There are the standards like the Nissan and Toyota offerings, and then there’s mid-size like the Colorado. However, last week one of these (pictured above) pulled up next to me at a light and I had to find out more. For those not familiar with it, it’s called the Chevy Tornado.

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