Articles by: Jason Lancaster

All About the Quadski – an ATV/Jetski Combo

All About the Quadski – an ATV/Jetski Combo

The evolution of amphibious vehicles takes a large leap forward this month, as the Gibbs Quadski becomes available for purchase to the general. The Quadski – part ATV, part Jet-Ski- is equally fast on land as it is on the water, making it one of the most exciting amphibious vehicles […]

by December 5, 2012 4 comments TacomaHQ
Another Toyota Truck Rust Recall, This Time For Tacoma

Another Toyota Truck Rust Recall, This Time For Tacoma

In what is an increasingly depressing – and predictable – turn of events, Toyota is recalling 150k 2001-2004 Tacoma in the so-called “rust belt” over concerns that the spare tire carrier underneath the bed may rust to the point of failure. Says Toyota: During manufacture, the spare tire carrier lift […]

by November 21, 2012 5 comments Recalls and TSBs
Tips for Savings on Toyota Tacoma Insurance

Tips for Savings on Toyota Tacoma Insurance

Though it is not the cheapest vehicle to insure, there are some things Toyota Tacoma owners can do to lessen their insurance rates.

by October 24, 2012 3 comments TacomaHQ
Australia’s Most Popular Pickups (Only They Call Them “Utes”)

Australia’s Most Popular Pickups (Only They Call Them “Utes”)

Utility vehicles – aka utes, aka pickup trucks – are very popular in Australia. Much like in the United States, “utes” have changed over the years, evolving from, inexpensive, utilitarian work vehicles to semi-luxurious “lifestyle” vehicles that are just as at home on the construction site as they are at […]

by October 19, 2012 2 comments TacomaHQ
The Hidden Cost of Manual Transmissions

The Hidden Cost of Manual Transmissions

Not even 35 years ago, automatic transmissions were considered a luxury feature on most new trucks. Back when this old truck was brand new (image courtesy JapaneseNostalgicCar.com – be sure to read the post that featured this truck if you’re into old imports): Stick shifts were the norm. However, on today’s […]

by October 17, 2012 6 comments Repairs and Maintenance
Motor Oil In A Pouch?!

Motor Oil In A Pouch?!

Just when you thought you’d seen it all, you find out that some companies will start selling motor oil in pouches just like this one: According to Universal Lubricants, LLC, the company behind the Eco-Ultra motor oil brand, these pouches will be on shelves early next year. What do you […]

by October 10, 2012 12 comments Latest News

Recovery Tip – Always Be Thinking Ahead


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If you’ve ever gotten stuck off-road, the temptation is to focus only about getting out of whatever you’re stuck in and not other important questions like: Is getting unstuck going to fix my problem, or am I just going to get stuck again? What happens once my vehicle is moving? […]

by October 8, 2012 2 comments Videos
Echomaster Dolphin SonarStep Hitch Backup Sensor – An Overview

Echomaster Dolphin SonarStep Hitch Backup Sensor – An Overview

What it is and What it Does: Echomaster’s Dolphin SonarStep Hitch Backup Sensor is a mobile electronic device for vehicles that notifies the driver when objects come within seven feet of the rear bumper. It provides wireless parking assistance via an in-cabin receiver, complete with three built-in sensors that each […]

by March 8, 2012 2 comments Accessories & Gear
Three Great Reasons To Have a Truck – Funny Truck Pictures

Three Great Reasons To Have a Truck – Funny Truck Pictures

FailBlog.org is a fun little site, and after wasting a few minutes looking it over tonight, I’ve found three photos that summarize why it’s so great to have a pickup truck. Reason #1 – Trucks can handle the unexpected off-road challenge Who among us hasn’t been tempted to skip rush […]

by February 27, 2012 1 comment TacomaHQ

Honda SuperBowl Commercial Released Early – Funny, but Could Have Been Much Better

Here’s the official Honda CRV SuperBowl ad released a few days early…make sure you watch it to the end. Here’s what I like and don’t like:

by January 31, 2012 1 comment Videos