Tip your Amazon driver $5 for free

Per this article today, be sure to say “Alexa, thank my driver” to your echo device and your driver will get a $5 tip.

The new thank you feature is part of a promotion that Amazon says it’s running to celebrate its impending milestone of 15 billion packages delivered. If a driver is one of the first one million to receive a thank you, they get $5. The five

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Pausing Social Media

At the beginning of 2021 I took a break from social media, as I have several times in the past. But in the past, I only paused for a couple of weeks. It’s now early June and I haven’t returned. Why’s that you ask? There are a few reasons. My apologies in advance for the lengthy post. It’s a brain dump of my current state of mind when it comes ... (more)


New Tool Talk Logo for 2021

It’s fun to switch things up from time to time! While I loved the original wrench logo, it quickly became clear that “Tool Talk with Chris Duke” was meant to be more than just about tool reviews.

So, about halfway through 2019 I changed up the logo to the round version without the wrench. I really loved this version as well, but after having it for a year and a ... (more)


Surviving SEMA


If you’re wondering what to bring to SEMA, or what to pack for SEMA, let me help you out. I’ve been going to the SEMA Show for almost two decades, so I’ve got quite a list! I guarantee you that there’s something here that you haven’t seen yet, or didn’t even think of. Please share it with a friend!

What To Expect

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Fall-ing Into a GM

The following post was sponsored by the GM BuyPower Card from Capital One®.  All opinions are my own and not directed by Capital One. To learn more about the GM BuyPower Card, click here.

Welcome to autumn, or better known to us here in America as fall. It’s that time of the year when (hopefully) the crazy heat of this past summer is on its way out, and ... (more)


Goodyear Footwear: Official Sponsor of Chris Duke

This Facebook announcement that features a photo of my foot says it all! Goodyear Footwear is now my official footwear sponsor. You will see me sporting their new kicks for car guys on my show, Motorz TV, on Duke’s Drive, my social media, and more!

Goodyear Tires For Your Feet

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Chris Duke Interview at the Shell SEMA Experience 2016

Alan Taylor and Jeff Allen interviewed me at the 2016 SEMA Show live on the Shell Pioneering Performance Stage at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Check it out!


2016 SEMA Show Chris Duke Appearance Schedule

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Come meet me at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas!

11/2/16 2-3PM

Superwinch booth 31017 in South Hall

11/3/16 3-4PM

Shell Live Stage 600005 (Out in front of Central Hall)


I’m a toon!

Some dude made a boxy-headed character of me. It turned out awesome! See this and more in my photo gallery.

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In The News: Los Angeles Times

What does Chris Duke and Emma Stone have to do with each other? We’re both in today’s Los Angeles Times! It’s a 12-page insert in today’s paper. Look for Emma on the cover, and I’m on page 4! See the full magazine here: http://npaper2.com/marketplace/2015/01/30#?page=4

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Featured in Nov/Dec Issue of Consumers Digest Magazine

Chris Duke in Consumers Digest MagazineCheck out the Nov/Dec 2014 issue of Consumers Digest magazine! In this issue I was interviewed about the “connected car”. Pick up the issue on newsstands now, or read the article here:

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Chris Duke to be Regular Contributor to The Drive with Alan Taylor

Craftsman Tool Advisor Chris “The Tool Man” Duke to be Regular Contributor to The Drive with Alan Taylor

Real Life “Tool Man” Chris Duke and Host/Executive Producer of Motorz, becomes a weekly contributor to Alan Taylor’s hit radio show, “The Drive”.... (more)


The Drive with Alan Taylor: HIDprojectors

This morning on “The Drive with Alan Taylor” radio show, I talked about our Motorz Jeep project vehicle’s hot new HID and color-changing LED headlights from HIDprojectors!

Listen to my segment here:

Listen to the full show here: Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas | FULL SHOW | #163

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The Drive with Alan Taylor: iPhone 6 Plus & CarPlay

I was on The Drive with Alan Taylor radio show this morning! I talked about the iPhone 6+ and the Apple CarPlay connected car.

Listen to my segment here:

Listen to the full show here: Alternative Fuels | FULL SHOW | #162

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Special Guest: Popular Science Radio

I was an in-studio special guest yesterday at the Petersen Auto Museum in Beverly Hills! I was on Popular Science Radio with Alan Taylor for the full hour show. I had so much fun, not just being in the studio inside the museum with all those fantastic cars, but also to be live on the radio! You can listen to the full broadcast here:

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Big thanks to my daughter, Melanie, and friends Greg Erickson and Brenda Priddy for nominating me for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge‬. I accepted their challenge and I’ve nominated Bob Denny, Joe Mayo, and Alan Taylor! I’ll be making my donation to www.alsasd.org next! That was so much fun!

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The Drive with Alan Taylor: Craftsman MAKEcation

The Drive with Alan Taylor radio show interviewed me this morning right before Jesse James!

We talked about Motorz, the Craftsman MAKEcation contest, and more.

Listen to the full radio interview here:

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Advice For Modifying Your Car Yourself

chris_duke_auto_center_26_640x480Deciding that it’s time to modify your car is a big step. For some, it takes years before additions are made. For others, the purchase of aftermarket products begins before the car even leaves the dealership lot. It all is a matter of what you are looking to get out of your ownership experience and where you see a potential project heading. However, one of the biggest mistakes newcomers to ... (more)


10 Tools Every Home Mechanic Should Have

chris_duke_auto_center_22Taking your car to a professional mechanic can end up costing you hundreds of dollars and eat away at your savings. Most people don’t realize that you can do repairs and maintenance to your car yourself, saving time and money. To avoid unnecessary expenditures, here are some tools you need in your toolbox to be an at-home mechanic.... (more)


5 Reasons to Do Your Own Vehicle Repairs and Improvements

chris_duke_auto_center_21America is a nation of people who love vehicles of all types. In fact, the U.S. Department of Transportation reports that there are over 250 million registered vehicles in the country. With each of these vehicles comes the maintenance, repairs, and custom improvements that owners will need and want to do on a regular basis. While vehicle repair and body shops may be widespread and easy to access, there are ... (more)