Connected Car Tech

From batteries to connecting your phone via bluetooth and asking for help to navigate the way home, your connected car is part of your life. We'll help you figure it all out.
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Illustration of a person using a laptop in their car via a power inverter
Understanding Car Power Inverters
Illustration showing a smartphone using the USB and Aux ports
USB vs. Aux: What's the Difference?
An illustrations of Apple Maps vs Google Maps
Apple Maps vs. Google Maps: What's the Difference?
A trickle charger with text explaining what it is
What Is a Trickle Charger?
Man starting his car remotely with key fob
How Remote Car Starters Work
A vehicle with traction control driving on a slick surface.
How Does Traction Control Work?
yellow fog lights
Fog Lights or Lamps: Who Needs Them?
A photo of a parked Uber driver's car with the Uber sticker in the windshield.
How to Use Uber Rewards and Referrals
Commuter using a navigation device in car at night
How to Change Voices on Waze
1s and 0s and waves
Pure Sine Wave Inverters: Necessary or Overkill?
Phone while in a car
What Is Amazon Echo Auto?
Woman driving a car
How Does GM's OnStar Service Work?
A man using Fixd on a phone to diagnose his vehicle in a car
What Is Fixd and Do You Need It?
Illustration of a car engine block heater blanket and a person dressed in winter clothes
Car Engine Block Heater: Unsung Hero of the Frozen North
A car mechanic diagnosing a car engine.
Diagnostic Tools for Your Car
Three types of portable car heaters: residential, 12v, and propane
Your Best Portable Car Heater Options
What Are Air Bags and How Do They Work?
In car DVD
In-Car DVD Options
bluetooth car stereo
Bluetooth Car Stereo Basics
A phone mounted in a car displays Alexa.
How to Get Amazon Alexa in Your Car
high amp alternator
How to Choose an Alternator: Can High Output Alternators Cause Damage?
High output alternator for a car
What Are High Output Alternators?
Choosing the Best Remote Start Kit
Rear-view of a car putting on its breaks at a stoplight
Car Safety 101: Anti-Lock Brakes
12V socket near a cupholder between two seats.
From Car Cigarette Lighter to 12v Accessory Socket
Woman in car using the screen to access the radio
2 Easy Ways to Cancel SiriusXM Radio
electronic power steering
All About Electric Power Steering
Hand holding a burning cigarette in foreground of car interior with two small children in the backseat
Removing Cigarette and Smoke Smells From Cars
Car antenna
Choosing a New Car Antenna
An illustration of a person pushing a car
Diagnosing a Dead Car Battery
Projector headlights illuminated by halo rings.
What Are Projector Headlights?
An iPod plugged to a car radio through a USB cord that won't work.
Using a USB-to-Aux Cable in Car Audio
car solar battery charger
Do Car Solar Battery Chargers Work?
Close up of hands holding an Arduino microcontroller board
ELM327 Microcontroller Car Diagnostics
Two-car accident
Electronic Stability Control and ESC Failure
A person shivering in a car and saying Brrr...
How to Fix It When Your Car Heater Isn't Working
A car app displayed on a phone in a car dash mount.
The 10 Best Car Apps of 2022
Person fiddling with a car radio
How Car Antenna Boosters Work
Person driving SUV in snow covered road in a forest
When Your Car Heater Blows Cold Air
Driver and passenger driving across bridge in car
Automotive Telematics System Basics
Person adjusting a camera in their car
GoPro vs. Dash Camera
Man in car with bluetooth earpiece
How Do You Get Bluetooth for a Car?
CD changer in a car
What is a CD Changer?
An illustration of the six reasons that a car battery dies repeatedly.
6 Reasons Your Car Battery Keeps Dying
add second car battery
Do You Need a Second Battery for Car Audio?
Buying a car online
Buying a Car from a Dealership Online: How It Works
An electronic diagram of a brain with speedometers in the brain
Using an ELM327 Bluetooth Scan Tool for Android and PC
Man working on car battery
When Does a Battery Need Electrolyte Instead of Water?
Man removing a car battery in the dead of winter
What Can Replace Battery Electrolyte?
car dashboard with warning lights on
Why Your Car Won't Start Even Though the Lights Work
headlights going into a turn
Adaptive Headlights See Around Corners
A phone that is discharging due to the cigarette lighter socket not working.
Why Doesn't the 12v Socket in My Car Work?
Blown cigarette lighter fuse
Why Does My Cigarette Lighter Fuse Keep Blowing?
A cartoon radio throws money in the air.
Satellite Radio Programming Packages and Subscription Tiers
1.5 din radio in a car
What Is a 1.5 DIN Car Stereo?
watching tv in the car
How to Watch Mobile TV in Your Car
Listening to Audible during commute
The Best Driving Apps to Make Your Commute More Fun
Cigarette lighter and 12v sockets and the dash in a car
How Are Cigarette Lighters and Accessory Sockets Different?
Icicles on the bottom of a car
How Much Does It Cost to Warm up a Car, and Does Heat Really Use Gas?