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Many cables these days are Teflon coated or don’t require lubrication, so you probably don’t have to oil them anymore — but if you do, a cable oiler seems to be the way to go. Of course, you should check with the manufacturer before you try to lubricate it or you could just make things worse.

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You clamp the first type of cable oiler over the end of the cable and spray lubricant through a straw into a small hole in the block — though I’ve read using this method can be quite messy. Another method is to use a hydraulic cable oiler. You stick the cable into the end of the oiler and tighten down the cap, which compress the rubber disks around the cable to make a seal. Then fill the tube with oil and screw in the end with the T-handle. Twisting the T-handle forces oil into the cable.

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When I covered a cigarette lighter flashlight a while ago, many people commented that it was a cool idea, but it just wasn’t executed very well. Maybe rather than having your flashlight live in your cigarette lighter, it might be more practical to take a regular-looking flashlight and build in an auto adapter so it can be recharged right in your car without any special cables. Out of the few entries in this category, I looked into two that looked the most promising: an OEM flashlight from Duluth Trading Company and a model from Dorcy.

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Does anybody ever remove the antenna anymore when going through a car wash? Maybe not since the invention of the touch-less car wash. However, a few places still hold on to the old-fashioned, break-your-antenna-right-off style car washes.

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What do you do when your windshield is cracked and you don’t have glass coverage in your insurance policy? You go to the junkyard to pick up a replacement, but you’re still going to need the right tool to remove the two windshields, and SG Tool Aid’s windshield removal tool may be able to help.

This particular removal tool provides a handle you can pull for extra leverage when cutting the sealant around the windshield. The tool comes with two tempered steel blades and you can pick it up for somewhere between $10 and $15.

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Can you ever find the right size bungee cord when you need it? Half the time you need to stretch the cord past its limit or wrap it around strange places to take up the slack. With Lee Valley’s rubber cord system, you can cut the cord to whatever length you require and then attach the ends.  Even if you screw up and cut the cord too long, the attachments allow you to take up the slack.

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You put fancy rims on your ride; it’s only sensible to finish off the look with some sharp-looking lug nut covers. Besides looking good, the covers may actually provide some protection to the lug threads.  The only problem is whether you can figure out how to install them without marking them up.

Wheel Master designed their Universal Lug Nut Cover Pliers to quickly and easily remove and replace all sized lug nut covers without damaging them. The heavy-gauge steel pliers have rubber-coated handles for a good grip and a rubber-coated head to protect the lug nut covers. And the 9″ pliers are long enough to reach into deep dish wheels.

Pricing for the pliers starts around $10.

Lug Nut Cover Pliers [Wheel Masters]
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For anybody who’s ever used a screwdriver to slip a belt onto a pulley, you’ll recognize how Snap-on’s stretch belt tool works. In the brochure at the bottom of the post, they claim you can use the tool for mounting belts on some late model Ford Chevy and GMC SUV’s, but frankly I don’t see what would prevent you from using the tool on other vehicles.

The Chinese-made tool fits over the lip of the pulley and a special bolt holds it in place. When the tool is in place you can rotate the belt onto the pulley in tight quarters without twisting the belt.

A search at Snap-on.com shows pricing at $13.

Stretch Belt Tool (PDF) [Snap-On]

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You don’t own a boat or a trailer and you’re wondering what to do with your vehicle’s receiver hitch, so why not mount a grill? The Margaritaville from Freedom Grill sits on a heavy-duty swing arm that mounts in any 2″ receiver.

The grill’s 20,000 BTU stainless steel burner heats its 352 square-inch cooking surface using a 1 lb. propane tank or, with an optional adapter, a 20 lb. propane tank. The grill features fold-out side tables, a fold-down condiment tray, and even has carrying handles if you don’t feel comfortable with open flames near your gas tank.

You’ll pay about $400 for the Margaritaville Tailgating Grill.

Margaritaville [Freedom Grill]
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The bigger the tire, the harder it is to remove and replace a wheel on the vehicle. At some point the wheel gets larger than you can safely handle — that’s when you pull out the Wheel Mate from OTC Tools.

OTC constructs the Wheel Mate from structural steel tubing, and its U-shaped base gives it clearance to fit around the wheel and under the vehicle. It moves freely on heavy-duty ball bearing casters and locks with a foot-operated lever so it won’t go rolling about.

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Sure you can run a battery charger with a portable generator, but why not cut out the middle man, especially if you’re off the beaten path where you don’t want to haul around a large generator? This would be especially great for charging up an electric trolling motor battery or camper battery when you’re 150 miles from the nearest outlet.

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