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LED Lighting for Autos

First of all, many auto manufacturers are choosing to incorporate LED lights into their vehicles right from the start or as an option. For example, headlights and tail lights can now have LED lights instead of traditional halogen lights that have been used in the past. Not only can LED replace the main lamp of the light, which produces the most light in front of the vehicle, but additional, smaller LED lamps can be added to the light fixture for additional brightness or even color.

LEDs can also be used to make vehicles more attractive. You may have seen auto racing movies like the Fast and the Furious before. In those movies, many cars are tricked out with lights that appear underneath the car. These lights are almost always LED based. Car customizers use LEDs because of their powerful brightness available in such a small package. Due to this, they can be attached to the bottom of the vehicle easily. They can also take on just about any shade of color you want. So if you want your car to have

Give Car Audio A Maximum Boost

There are many reasons that could cause such problem. As a car owner, it is your job to have the problem identified before we figure out an excellent solution. But hey, most of the time the problems are the solutions themselves and it’s only a matter of choosing car audio equipment like pro’s do. If you don’t seem to confident by this, then feel free to contact an expert to figure out the problem and solution for you. All right. Let’s begin.

Amplifiers

Technically, an amplifier prepares the source before it’s release through the loudspeakers. By this, source means the kind of music or sound that you want to hear playing over your car audio system. An amplifier is directly connected to a power supply to which audio signal comes from. It’s task is to take full control of the wirings connected to the speakers. How complicated it is on the inside is the total opposite on how it seems for car owners as it readies itself for operation. With easy-to-navigate options and buttons, sound is easily produced.

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Mobile Auto Detailing

Small pumps like the one they mentioned may not be the best choice due to the low-volume, plus low pressure. This particular brand of pump is fine, and decent quality, and perfect for some uses, but perhaps not for washing a number of cars and doing it quickly. Why you might wonder?

Well, if you have low-volume you’ll need higher pressure. If you have higher volume you can get away with lower pressure but you will deplete your tank too quickly, see that problem. It might be better to find a plastic 55-gallon drum and hook it to a Walmart electric pressure washer or one you find at Home Depot since you already have a generator. Generators put out 110, not 12-volts you see.

If you have a generator, why bother going with a 12-volt system which you’d have to run off the vehicle battery? You could start out small as you suggest, however, for the price of a 12-volt pump you could probably buy a cheapo Chinese made pressure washer and then when you upgrade later you

Tyres for Off-Road Cars

You should think about:

  • How fast you drive
  • The conditions you usually drive on. Think about steepness of the terrain and moisture that may be present.
  • How much stability you will need. The tyre will need to be wider for more stability.
  • Depth of the tread is important. Different tread shapes and patterns are designed for different purposes.
  • Consider the flanges that are required to protect the rim and for a snug fit of the wheel.

Wanli is known as one of the best types of tyres with clever tread patterns to help with off-road travelling. The different designs serve different purposes that could benefit any mountain explorer. Most of the patterns made have been designed to assist with slippery surfaces in conjunction to the type of surface the car will go on. It is a definite must have for anyone who dreams of outdoor adventures and craves the muddy quests.

BF Goodrich is another well-known brand that has impeccable grip on rocky roads. The makers of this product have created a touch sidewall so that the drive can be easier when going around corners and curbs. The treads are exceptionally deep to allow for off-road gallivanting.

Goodyear

Nitrogen Inflation

Nitrogen inflation allows the tyres to lose air at a slower rate. This is possible because the molecules are smaller than regular oxygen which means it’s harder for the gasses to escape smaller gaps in the tyres.

One of the advantages of replacing regular compressed air, which is concentrated oxygen, with concentrated nitrogen is that it won’t cause resistance allowing you to use less fuel overall. This is beneficial since the fuel economy is at its worse and the less fuel we use on a daily basis the better it will be on our pockets.

Nitrogen doesn’t change temperature much when the car is in motion. High temperatures can damage the tread of the tyres plus it can cause wear and damage. The quality of the tyre endures also because the pressure within it doesn’t drop rapidly causing wear on the edges of the tyre.

With this relatively new inflation technique, the tyre and the tread have better grip. The improved grip comes from the strong resistance to pressure leaving the extruding parts to remain “popped out”. The weight of the car plus the motion when driving applies high force on the tyre which leads

Custom License Plate Design

The text Should be Brief

The text on the plate should be brief. Others will view your tag from a distance. They may be on the go while viewing your tag. So, each item on the plate should be large enough for immediate legibility and recognition. Moreover, it may be tempting to cram in a lot of information but it will make the tag illegible.

What you need to do is pick the most important things, such as name, tagline or slogan. Ideally, we suggest that you choose only three elements for the plate. In fact, you should choose less than 3 items, especially if you have a powerful, well-designed logo or other symbol that identifies you.

Make Your Design Simple

For graphics, we suggest that you go for a simple version of the artwork. Keep in mind that it should be read from a distance. Too much detail may make it look muddled. Instead of a few small art pieces around the tag, you can opt for a big graphic.

If the name of your organization is composed of several words, we suggest that you choose two or three words that identify

Window Tint Laws

California

Well known for strict safety regulations, especially as it relates to motor vehicles, the Golden State has one of the most onerous window tint laws in the country. As with most states, the back side windows and the rear window are not subject to any restrictions on darkness, but they cannot be more reflective than a standard screen, meaning that a mirror finish will get you a ticket in a hurry. California only allows non-reflective darkening on the top four inches of the front windshield and the front side windows, and the cover must allow at least 70% of the light through. If you get pulled over for a violation, the first offense is a fairly minor affair. The police will cite you with a “fix it” ticket, requiring you to bring the glass into compliance within a specified period and pay a nominal $25 fine. If you fail to comply with this initial citation, however, the second stop could cost up to $200.

Michigan

Up in the Great Lakes state, the northern sun can hit you right between the eyes in the summer. But you’ll have to invest in a pair of polarized

Spruce Up Used Cars

A Warming Or Cooling Seat Pad

Most new vehicles are equipped with seats that will warm up at the touch of a button. This feature can be a lifesaver on particularly cold winter days, and it is considered standard in many recent models. The same effect can be achieved in an older vehicle by purchasing a seat pad. Easy to install, they bring a little luxury to an older automobile. Simply place the pad on the seat and plug it into the 12-volt outlet. Some heating pads even offer cooling settings for hot summer days, which is an amenity not commonly found in brand new automobiles.

Seat Covers

Many used cars can also be spruced up with the addition of seat covers. If the seats seem dirty or worn out, new covers can make a dramatic difference. This small investment can create a whole new feel in an older vehicle. Some seat covers are tailored to a specific make and model, but more generic options can be found at an auto parts store. For large trucks or vans, it may be difficult to find the right covers, so it may be necessary to special order

Lenso Wheels

The range that more specifically caters for high performance is called the Lenso Project D series. The wheels in this range have been specifically designed for vehicle tuners and racers. The technology in the manufacturing of these wheels accommodates for four wheel drive and rear wheel drive vehicles. Therefore they are suitable for circuit racing, drifting, and drag racing. For added fun there are a variety colours to suit your racing car such as hyper black, gold, red, and silver.

Lenso Project D series’ wheels are made of alloy; which is a very strong material in comparison to their weight. The alloy material tends to be quite light weight and this is a characteristic that is sought after in racing circles. The lighter the overall weight of the vehicle, the quicker it is able to reach higher speeds. If the vehicle is lighter it is able to respond quicker to corresponding driver actions. This could mean the difference between a win or lose in terms of motor racing. Which race car driver doesn’t desire to win?

In addition, the Lenso Project D series’ wheels are durable so they can withstand a lot of racing punishment. They

Before Buying a Double DIN Head Unit

The universal Cable or ISO

Just so you know, all car radios that are purchased come with a universal cable or ISO. But many experts who manufacture cars of many different brands claim that the connector that is convenient is not the ISO. So to connect any double DIN head unit to the car, you should buy the adapter cable which any workshop that install stereos will provide. Not only does it cost a lot, but also you need to throw away some stuff to put it in position. It costs between 10 and 20 Euros.

The frame

All car radios are manufactured in 2 types of different standard: 1 DIN or 2 DIN standard which is the largest. The problem here is that car manufacturers put in the car a radio that, in many cases, does not follow the size standard that I mentioned earlier. The result is that if you want to change it, you may have a gap in one of the sides of the radio. This is no problem because plastic frames are made for all car models and they fit almost any type of car radio even if it is

Types of Car Air Fresheners

Can

The can style of air freshener is similar to the sticky gel, and consists of a metal or plastic can that holds a sweet-smelling fragrant gel pack. The can has a top section with adjustable holes which makes it easy to determine the amount of fragrance to release at any one time. While these products have the potential to last longer than most of the sticky gel products, they still aren’t very effective at removing the strongest smells in the vehicle.

Plug-in

The plug-in fresheners are a popular choice and consist of an oil-based compound that is contained within a plastic housing. They are designed to plug into the power outlet on the dashboard, and start to emit a fragrance once the oil-based compound is heated. This plug-in is great for strong odors, and soon fills the entire car with a sweet-smelling fragrance.

Spray

The spray type of freshener is quick and easy to use. The liquid-gaseous fragrance for these air fresheners comes in a pressurized can which can be sprayed when an unpleasant smell is noticed. Spray fresheners aren’t the longest lasting and will need to be sprayed at regular intervals

Fender Flares

Fender flares are legally required if you’re planning to put on larger tires. You need to determine what set of fender flares you want or need. Finding the style that fits with your vehicle will depend on your preference and your personality. There are different brands that offer this automotive part in various color, shapes and sizes, but it can be categorized into one of 4 styles:

• OE Style

This style will give an added style on the basic stock look on your vehicle. This is also preferred by those who just want to hide a small amount of body rust or damage in their vehicle. Take note that some OE style fender flares does not use the same factory holes and may require drilling.

• Street Style

Street Flares provides protection around the wheel well and fenders, plus an added style and low-profile appearance on the vehicle. It has a smaller profile compared to OE style. You can usually see this on showroom style trucks.

• Pocket / Bolt Style

The Pocket / Bolt Style provide protection while giving an extremely rugged and tough look on your ride. It’s a

Car Paint Types

Urethane paints

The main benefit is that it can be sprayed over almost any type of paint as it does not react. It’s also cheap and dries easily. Experts also say that it gives excellent finishes and it doesn’t run lines.

It’s resistant to chipping and doesn’t fade easily. In fact, it you take good care of your car, the paint has the potential of lasting for more than 10 years.

While the paint has these advantages its main flaw is that it tends to give cars a plastic-like appearance which is usually unpleasant to look at. It’s also toxic therefore, as a mechanic you have to wear protective gear such as eye goggles, air pump, painter’s suit, and even an air respirator mast.

While the paint is usually considered superior in quality, it does not flow out easily from the spray gun which can make your painting job tedious.

Acrylic paint

There are usually two types of this paint: one that requires a clear topcoat (called a two stage system) and one that does not require the top coat (known as single stage system). The two stage system is the most

Alloy Wheels for Your Car

Alloy wheels are aesthetically pleasing because they can be cast in any kind of design thus making your car unique. However, there is a reason to why they were designed with alloy material, besides aesthetics.

Engineering is designing for function first before beauty. The combined metals of these wheels are often made to enhance the strength and quality of the product. You are installing stronger wheels with better handling when you choose this option.

Wheels made with alloys are lighter in weight thus making your car lighter and, consequently, enhancing speed and mileage. In other words, they have a lower unsprung weight. By having a lighter car, not as much energy and force is required to get the car moving forward thus making your car slightly lighter on fuel.

Most commonly drivers have previously chosen to install steel rims because they are incredibly strong but they are not as efficient as alloy wheels. Often you will see that the steel rims would be used for heavy duty vehicles such as trucks and busses, but there are alloy wheels that are also made specifically for these larger vehicles.

Alloy wheels don’t require as much maintenance

Effect of Wheel Size

Typically, someone wishing to plus-size starts from a 15- or 16-inch standard wheel size and upgrades to a 17-, 18- or 19-inch diameter. As wheel size increases, tire diameter decreases to maintain the same overall diameter, ensuring proper clearance, gearing and speedometer readings. Large diameter wheels and tires are often only available in increased widths, so plus-sizers must take their wheel well and fender depth into consideration as well. A manufacturer’s car wheel size guide can help determine what sizes will fit your make and model.

As to performance, increasing the size of your wheels has both benefits and drawbacks. On the plus side, tires with shorter sidewalls can improve steering response and cornering stability. Increasing the wheel diameter and width may also increase traction. On the downside, larger tires mean more weight. More weight hurts fuel efficiency, acceleration and stopping distance. Wider tires have a tendency to float, reducing traction in inclement weather. Perhaps the biggest downside to plus-sizing is the reduced durability of the tires themselves. Narrow tire sidewalls don’t have the strength of standard tires and can be damaged by potholes and road debris. They can also sustain damage from getting pinched more easily.

Vehicle Wraps

The wraps are large vinyl graphics or decals applied on your car on its original paint. The wrap application enhances the appearance of the vehicle for a limited time period and can be easily and quickly removed to get the car back in its original condition without causing any damage to the paint. The fact that the wrapping does not interfere with the paint and actually prevents scratches has made it very popular, but the marketing benefits stand out in making car wraps loved.

They grab attention – This is because the graphics are attractive, brightly colored attracting attention from people you pass by as you drive. Apart from being noticeable, they are readable, hence the message is passed across effectively.

They reach wider market – You can be sure to pass your message across wherever you drive and to all kinds of people when using the wraps. The wide market reach gives your business an advantage since you never know who could be interested in the products or services that you are offering. They offer better coverage than other marketing tools such as flyers.

They are non-aggressive – This is because you don’t have

Difference Between A Wheel And A Tyre

A wheel is the part of the car that is known as the part that is rounded and is attached to an axle and a hub. This does not include the tyre and the mag. The hub is the section that allows the rounded part of the wheel to be fixed to the axle, and is also known as the mounting assembly. It often has something called a hub cap to protect this piece.

Did you know that the wheel came before the tyre? The carriages, old fashioned tractors and ploughs were made with this handy invention. The whole purpose of the wheel was to assist with easy movement which made life and travelling easier as well as cheaper than riding a horse!.

What is a tyre?

The tyre is simply the part that is made out of rubber and assists the car with more practical movement. The rubber grips the road to avoid a no-friction experience. Think of roller skating and how a simple push will get you far. Before we had cars, horses and cattle would pull the transport along. However cars don’t require to be pulled, rather there are many spinning parts

Facts About Lamborghini

This may come up as a surprise to some of you, but Lamborghini never participated in any major motorsports competitions. According to the will of Feruccio Lamborghini, his company stayed away from racing, because the famous Italian engineer always believed the motorsports to be a big waste of time and resources.

One thing Lamborgini was always known for is its top-notch design. Some of the best professionals in the industry, including Franco Scaglione, Touring, Zagato, Mario Marazzi, Bertone, ItalDesign and Marcello Gandini, worked on its visual design.

People usually think of luxury and high-performance grand tourers, whenever someone mentions the name, Lamborghini. Nevertheless, the Italian automaker has created a few unusual models. Feruccio Lamborghini had extensive experience in producing tractors, so it seemed natural for him to try his hand at designing an automobile with high off-road capabilities. Lamborghini LM002 was the first SUV, built by the Italian vehicle manufacturer. Combining speed and luxuriousness with exceptional off-road capabilities, Lamborghini LM002 was in many respects far ahead of its time. When it comes to comfort and ability to cross the difficult terrain, only Land Rover could compete with LM002. Unfortunately, the automobile market was not quite ready

Benefits of Nexen Tyres

Nexen tyres are so durable that they are able to withstand the impact of a pothole. At some point in our driving adventures, we’ve all been victim to those dreaded potholes. These tyres are manufactured with potholes in mind and should not damage when you hit one. If you do so, you can take advantage of Nexen’s pothole guarantee on certain of their tyres. In addition, there is also a mileage warranty. You can rest assured that you are getting tyres that will take care of you in the long run. After all, besides driving performance, your safety is very important. If your wheels and tyres get damaged while you are driving, this can affect yourself, your passengers and other road users. That is why Nexen invests a lot of time and effort in the manufacturing and design of their products.

These tyres are engineered to drive in all weather conditions. If you find yourself driving on the highway during a rain storm, you can be assured that they will grip the road firmly in the wetness. If the road is hot and dry, it will remain firm and steady on the road. It is necessary to

Pump Up Your Ride

Interior Accessories

Interior accessories are important as these help support the inside of the car and prolong its lifespan. Examples of interior accessories include seat covers to protect the seats from accidental spills and car mats to prevent dirt and debris from accumulating. Car owners can just remove the covers without having to worry about stains in the seats. Mats are also easier to clean or replace when the time comes.

Steering wheel covers are also a necessity for people who have less gripping power as they can grip the wheel without having to worry about slipping. Some covers also have heating features making it ideal for winter driving. Sun shade covers are another must-have. As the sun’s rays can blind a person, having a shade cover protects the person not only from the heat but also from being blinded by the sun while driving. Car owners have the option to choose from plastic screens to mattes to customized ones. Other interior accessories that you can add include TV screens for your passenger’s entertainment. You can also add up other technology features to your car including Bluetooth and GPRS tracking system.

Exterior Accessories

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