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Uber driver’s favorite car tools

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Tools for safer driving

I have driven for Uber and Lyft for three and a half years and have found these items extremely useful.

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PIAA SiTech Windshield Wiper Blades (~$30)
These last considerably longer than conventional wiper blades(company claims 2X). They coat the windshield with silicon on each pass making for better vision in bad weather. I have used RainX and Bosch Icon blades; these last longer and keep my windshield clearer.

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Rain-X Windshield Washer Fluid ($5)
Does the same thing as their windshield treatment but less of a pain to apply. Improves vision in rainy weather.

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Glowteck LED Headlight Bulbs (~$70)
I drive mostly at night and want all the light I can get. These bulbs are brighter than conventional bulbs and last longer.

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Steelie Vent Phone Mount ($20)
Mounts on vent. Gives me easy access and multiple viewing angles. Doesn’t protrude above dashboard.

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Vantrue N2 Pro Dual 1080P Dashcom ($199)
Records the road ahead and inside the car with infrared. This has helped me avoid real problems twice with riders. I use a 256 GB SD card and download the footage to a hard drive every day. This camera takes up minimal windshield real estate and the recording quality is better than most on the market.

-- Kelly Coghill 12/30/19
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Corrugated Cardboard Cutter

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This week, I’m going to show you a knife designed specifically for cutting corrugated cardboard. It’s made in Japan, costs around $8, and if you want one for yourself, using the Amazon link in the description helps support my videos and the Cool Tools blog.

Cardboard is an abundant resource for making crafts and mocking up design ideas. It’s especially great for kids.

Unfortunately, one of the most common tools for working with cardboard is a boxcutter knife, which is a dangerous tool for anyone of any age. It’s also really not a great tool for shaping cardboard. It cuts the stuff, but there’s really not much nuance with it.

The Canary Cardboard Cutter is a much more satisfying way to cut and shape cardboard. It has a finely serrated edge on both sides and a blunt tip. The edge could cut you if you sawed into yourself, but it’s unlikely to cut you from casual handling.

But when this thing comes into contact with corrugated cardboard, you can work through it like butter. Even without a pointy tip, you can easily work your way into any spot just by starting with the side of the blade and then pushing in.

It works against the corrugation or with it. And unlike scissors it doesn’t pinch the material at all and you can make long, swooping cuts with ease.

But what this does better than any other tool I’ve used is kerfing, which is to make a flexible joint on a material with a series of incomplete cuts. Using light pressure, you can get a consistent kerf cut for making hinges or tubes in cardboard designs.

As a bonus, I’ve had equally great results using this knife on foamcore, without any of the bunching you’ll sometimes get with a box cutter or x-acto blade.

Best of all, it’s just $8. If nothing else, it’s a great, relatively safe tool for breaking down cardboard boxes for recycling.

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OK that is a pretty cool tool for a mono-tasker. Peelman do you have one of these?
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i do not. i will have soon though :)

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Willpower: Why It's Not Just About Self-Control

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Get wise to how willpower works, so you'll know how to use it, why it can go off the rails, and how to get it back on track. Learn more at WebMD.

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