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Justin Dake

Justin Dake

The first thing I remember reading as a kid is Car and Driver.

I know cars and motorcycles, their history, and their personalities. My mind's like a steel trap with this stuff. I might forget what I had for lunch, but I can remember every step of rebuilding those dual SU carburetors from 4 years ago. It's a gift and a curse.

I'm a writer and editor of high-quality print and web content. Blog posts, product descriptions, and anything in between are high-quality originals. No boilerplate filler here.

If it involves cars or motorcycles, their technology, or their history and I don't know about it, I want to. It's that passion, that genuine love for anything with wheels, which fuels my writing and speaks to your audience.

I have years of experience:

- Finding, fixing, selling, and racing cars and motorcycles through my LLC
- Managing escalated customer communications at a Fortune 100 company
- Using Excel, Word, and the Adobe Suite intensely

How many people like adrenaline AND Excel?

best automotive floor jacks for home

We found you the best floor jacks for every job. A floor jack is something no mechanic should live without. It allows a person to lift heavy objects with ease, and car and truck enthusiasts know the value of owning a jack that is dependable, easy to use, and durably …
best radar detector for motorcycles

If you’re a motorcycle enthusiast, you probably know what a radar detector is. You’ve seen them in cars, and maybe you’ve heard the rumors of getting an automatic ticket if a cop spots a detector when they pull you over. This guide will help you stay one step ahead of …
best budget dual dash cam 2018

Have you been run around by an insurance company over something you know wasn’t your fault, but you had no proof? Do you drive for a rideshare company and need to keep a watchful eye on your passengers? What you need is a dual dash cam, and you’ve found the …
Best Bluetooth OBD2 Scanners

Chances are you’re what I like to call “car aware”: you know the basics of how cars function, and you can drive the entire 15 minutes to work without causing a massive ten-car pileup. You know it’s important to keep a car in tip-top shape, and like anyone you shudder …
Best Creepers for Mechanics

Whether you’re an A-to-B driver or an experienced gearhead, it’s safe to say we’ve all heard a new sound emit from under our cars at some point in time. A rattling, a shaking, or worse yet, a grinding – a troublesome noise can put a shiver of worry down your …
best engine hoist or cherry picker

You’ve never pulled an engine before? That’s okay! We’ve all been there. Your old engine stand is getting sketchy, the one you got from your dad’s neighbor’s uncle’s friend? Let’s replace it! Maybe you need a spare cherry picker for the shop or home garage. No problem. Whatever your need …
best headlight restoration kit

Let’s talk about faded, dull, and yellowed headlights. Not only are they ugly, they also make it harder to see at night. How do you clean headlights? What does the phrase “headlight restoration kit” mean? Why does a headlight fade in the first place? And what in the world are …
best torque wrench guide

Best Torque Wrench Guide I like to be precise with my work.  And if you’re like me, when I’m working on something important and it comes time to tighten something down, “hand tight” isn’t good enough.  My hands are different than your hands are different than Shaquille O’Neil’s hands, and …