Category: Automotive

Go Green Initiatives

  • Multi Clean – Multi Purpose Cleaner
    Multi-Clean is a cleaner that has the ability to remove stubborn dirt, films, road, debris, bugs, tar and so on. It uses biodegradable surfactants, which are strong enough to break up and lift away heavy dirt film, grime and debris but are also gentle enough to be used on fabrics and carpeting to remove many stains, grease and dirt.
  • Vegetable Oil Conversion Systems
    Vegetable Oil Conversion Systems are capable of converting standard fossil fuel guzzler into a vegetable oil, running machine. One of the key benefits of is the reduced fuel cost.
  • Waterless Car Wash Systems
    They are spray based cleaners, which safely remove surface contaminants and leaves the car spotless. This formula is designed to ‘lift’ dirt away from the car’s paint to help ensure a scratch-free finish. The powerful surfactants break down road grime, while polymers leave a smooth and protected finish.
  • Water Based Car Tire Shiners
    Car Tire Shiners are one of my all time favourite products. A shiny look of car tires makes it look like brand new. The tire shine products come in two versions: solvent-based and water-based. The solvent-based dressings offer a bit more durability, although they come at the cost of environmental risk. I have been using water-based Shiners which do not contain any harsh ingredients making it environment friendly.
  • Organic Car Wash
    A lot of organic car wash products have been launched. These products are biodegradable, non-toxic, non-hazardous, non-flammable and VOC compliant. Simple green car washes don’t harm the car’s finish and are safe for the environment as well.
  • Spark Plugs
    The rising fuel costs accompanied with high levels of pollution makes this product an ideal choice. Installation of go green spark plugs is a time saving, cost effective product to enhance the car performance, fuel efficiency, and durability. They are not only environment friendly but also reduce carbon emissions by producing a cleaner and better combustion.

Lenso Wheels

Lenso Wheels were specifically designed to give you a performance that is very rarely experienced. With the quality of the wheel comes the beauty of it. When you want to show off your car people watch in awe. You want them to see how good your car looks. You don’t just want them to be impressed with the engine you want them to be impressed with the wheels as well.

Performance wheels are wider in order to fit into the performance tyres. Always remember that if you have to drive faster, yet avoid accidents, you need to have more surface area in contact with the floor you are driving in. Many Lenso Wheels styles are made to fit into these kinds of tyres.

Most styles of this fantastic brand are made with alloy and aluminium alloy. The reason for this material is to keep the car at a lighter weight in order to increase your speed and to bear with a massive amount of heat that could cause other metals to melt.

These wheels that are used give you unbelievable speed and also need to have a frame that is wide enough for your tyres. In addition, performance tyres need to have a smaller sidewall to allow the car to have a lower suspension. The wheel will also keep the structure of the tyre when travelling at high speeds.

Combined together, Lenso Wheels are the perfect investment. Their beauty isn’t the only thing to look forward to. The execution of this wheel will leave you speechless. The feather-like weight is impressive and plays a huge role in driving with great speed.

The overall presentation your car will make your friends and enemies green with envy. It will give them some motivation to style up their rides too. Having Lenso Wheels on your car is definitely something to be proud of.


Pick the Right Decals for Jeep

Think of What You Believe

One might be forgiven for saying that belief is in short supply these days owing to things happening around the world in the name of God and religion. However, the fact of the matter is, all of us, individually, believe in certain things. The beliefs might be delusional in nature, or they might simply be the source of inner strength.

No matter what it is, you are entitled to show it to the rest of the world. And what better way to show it than having it as a decal on your jeep? People would get to know something about you simply by taking a good look at your jeep, and you would feel more at home in your jeep, as it would become a reflection of who you are.

Think of Who You Love

Love, like belief, is another great source of strength. Again, many might say that love has more potential for heartbreaks than it does for giving one strength, but the fact is, love does create a lot of hope and optimism in one’s life.

You can turn your jeep into something truly inspiring for yourself by getting customized decals that are dedicated to the special ones in your life. It would also make them happy to know that you care for them so deeply to have their names etched on your jeep.

Think of What You Like/Love

You might be a hardcore Game of Thrones fan, or you might have been inspired deeply by the Fast and the Furious series of movies, and you want to show the world how much these things mean to you every time you rev up your jeep and leave your house. But how do you do it?

Simple! Get a custom jeep decal that states a memorable quote from your favorite movie or TV series, or maybe one that displays your favorite fictional character in all his/her glory.


Accessories To 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 them from a manufacturer.

The Headliner

The headliner, which is the fabric lining the interior roof, can sometimes become dirty or possibly even fall or droop. Even though this can make an automobile appear very outdated, the upgrade to fix this problem is quick and easy. Headliners come in a variety of colors, and some even feature designs for those who wish to customize the interior.

A Fun Hitch Cover

For used cars or trucks that have a hitch, it can be fun to change out the hitch cover. It might not exactly make the vehicle look brand new, but it will help add some personalization. Some hitch covers come in standard chrome. However, they are also available in a variety of shapes and styles including light up options. Some people purchase hitch covers that feature their favorite sports team’s logo or display an image for a cause they support.


Advantages of Nitrogen Tyre Inflation

  • Nitrogen-filled tyres bleed pressure slower than compressed air. Properly maintained tyre pressure grants you more gas mileage distance and a slower rate of wear and tear. This also means that it increases the tyre’s life span.
  • A nitrogen-filled tyre does not lose pressure as quickly so you can expect a longer tyre life. It tends to keep the pressure constant.
  • The possibility of rust is reduced. It is the oxygen that causes rust. Rust can make rubber brittle which increases the chance of a blow-out. Nitrogen prevents the oxidation process of the internal rubber.
  • Nitrogen-filled tyres reduce emissions which gives you a longer tyre life, so you don’t need to change your tyres often. This also means that fewer tyres are discarded which reduces landfill waste.
  • There is less corrosion because there’s no moisture in pure nitrogen, unlike air.
  • There is a slower rate of pressure loss as nitrogen molecules are larger than oxygen molecules. This improves the driving quality and reduces the tyre running pressure. Therefore nitrogen-filled tyres create a smooth and safer ride.
  • A tyre that remains properly inflated deflects less than an under-inflated tyre, which keeps it cooler and causes it to wear evenly.

The reality is that nitrogen is currently not that easily available yet so you will have to go to a wheel and tyre specialist to inflate your tyres. Nitrogen-filled tyres need to be maintained by checking the tyre pressure and should also go for regular wheel balancing and alignment services. A really good advantage is that the nitrogen-filled tyres will last longer than the standard tyres which are inflated with air.

More people are inflating their tyres with nitrogen these days. The practice of inflating tyres with nitrogen might be new to most of us but this technology has been used for many years, especially on the race tracks. Once you use with nitrogen, it’s important that you only use nitrogen in the future to ensure consistency and safety. Adding normal compressed air after you’ve already use nitrogen will contradict any its advantages.

 


Tyres for Jeep

The size of the tyre is everything. The bigger the tyre the more surface area it can cover and the more stable it is. Larger tyres also make driving a 4X4 vehicle much easier and more comfortable for the driver. Larger profiles are safer too. You won’t really find off road tyres with a narrow sidewall because they need to be tough and resilient. More volume within the tyre benefits the driver whilst climbing over rocks. Remember that you won’t always be facing a blunt surface but rather more protruding hills that will stab into the tyres. The air inside the tyre helps to protect the wheel which gives the car more bounce when driving over certain obstacles. It thus decreases the likelihood of a puncture due to the amount of pressure placed on them. Besides being useful to the whole outdoor experience, the large, wide, deep tread tyres also give the Jeep an aggressive modified look that is admired by many people.

So which brand of tyres will work best for a Jeep?

BF Goodrich has a reputation of being the strongest brand when it comes to outdoor or off road driving. The rubber has been specially engineered to handle water, dry surfaces and cracking stones.

Goodyear has various types of tyres that work well in any weather conditions and many types of terrain. They also have a reputation of being the highest performing tyres in different terrains and are a definite must have in terms of choosing tyres.


Rear Window Graphics

Have you noticed any advertising on the sides of those buses? They typically wrap the entire bus nowadays with a full color ad, and they go right over the windows. But you can still see through the windows. How do they do that?

In the industry we use the same type of process with rear window graphics. We print full color images on perforated vinyl films that typically go on the outside of the pickup truck rear window glass. It makes it hard to look inside the truck, but from the inside out it appears as if you were looking through a regular screen door, its pretty easy to see out of. These images are what we call Rear Window Graphics.

Rear window graphics can fit just about any vehicle, but mostly you will find them on pickup trucks. They make excellent holiday gifts at a fairly reasonable price. There are many to choose from, and there are thousands of rear window graphics available to make it pretty easy to decide, so whatever type of image or picture you might need you’ll probably find something suitable here at the online store. It’s also easy to find the perfect gift that you want because all of the graphics are organized into many categories to make things simple. Some of the newest rear window graphics categories added are the public awareness category which has a lot of the pink ribbons and the hope banners, cancer awareness etc. Additionally newly added are a huge aircraft section, deer and hunting, and American flag section.

And finally, an installation guide for the do-it-yourselfers is available that shows step by step instructions along with pictures showing exactly how a buyer could install one of the rear window graphics himself. There were not many tools needed, there were just some clean towels, glass cleaner, a squeegee and a razor blade.


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 sunglasses if you want to completely block it out. Like almost every state, Michigan doesn’t place any restrictions on the level of shading that a driver can have on the rear and back side panels, but it also doesn’t apply its standard as a percentage of sunlight that can be let through. On the front windshield as well as the front side panes, a driver can only have a strip of coverage for the top four inches. This makes the law much easier to enforce since officers don’t have to make a guess of how much light is being let through. Earlier this year, an interstate drug smuggler was busted after he took a ride from Wisconsin, where a 50% standard is used, and he was promptly pulled over. Michigan does make an exception for people with medical needs who are more sensitive than normal to light.

New Mexico

The land of enchantment is also the land of searing desert heat. In the summers, the days can climb well into the triple digits for weeks on end. In that heat, cars sitting out in the sun can become ovens. It’s understandable, then, that New Mexico has the least restrictive window tint regulations in the country. On all sides but the front, a driver’s panes need only let in 20% sunlight, essentially limousine level.


Custom Car Paint Job

Regular Washing

Regular washing may be one of the most important ways you can preserve your custom car paint job. Never allow dirt or soiling of any kind to sit on your vehicle because of the damage that could occur. In addition, some substances can have a far greater impact on the surface, necessitating that you remove them immediately. For example, if you ever spill any type of food or beverage on your automobile, rinse off the substance as quickly as possible. Acids present in the substance could cause great damage. As you work, ensure that you use mild soap and gentle sponges. Never use brushes on the exterior of your vehicle.

Water Spots

Water spots can also damage custom car paint. To avoid water spots, wash your vehicle in sections so the entire surface does not have drying water on it at one time. Allow your automobile to dry in the shade, and blot the surface dry with a cotton cloth or a sheepskin chamois to prevent water spots.

Waxing

After washing, apply wax to seal the custom car paint. Wax serves as a protective layer to enhance the beauty of the paint. Wax also serves as a barrier to keep harmful dirt, dust, and UV rays from damaging the surface. Carnauba wax offers effective protection. As you apply it, work quickly in small sections, and wipe it off again immediately for best results. Plan to wax your automobile every two to three months to ensure that it always has adequate protection against dirt and the sun.

Between Washes

You probably don’t wash your vehicle every day, but a simple light dusting can be effective for maintaining the exterior. Use a long-handled feather duster at the end of each day and lightly wipe off the surfaces to remove the day’s grime. The danger of leaving dirt on the exterior is that these granules can be as rough as sandpaper, creating scratches and wear in the paint. Daily dusting can be an effective way to minimize light scratching and dulling.

A Word About Matte Finishes

A matte finish is the current look in automobiles. If your custom car paint job involves a matte finish, you’ll have a few special considerations as you maintain it to avoid costly damage. Never take your vehicle through an automatic car wash because the brushes can scratch the exterior. Clean your automobile by hand using a soft sponge. Never apply harsh pressure as you wash. It’s also best to avoid using any type of paste or liquid wax because these products can change the appearance of the paint. Instead of wax, apply a spray-on product specially formulated for matte finishes.


Car Washing

Hand wash

Giving the car a regular hand wash is the most traditional method. Even though it is slower than the automatic alternative, it does have its many plus points, as well as a few downsides.

Pros

High-quality and customized – a hand wash has the potential to give the best all-round cleaning performance. A regular hand wash can easily be customized to include other cleaning strategies. With actual hands on contact with the car, it is possible to use extra cleaning techniques like waxing and claying.

Easy to get started – the cost of a basic hand wash is very inexpensive with a need to only invest in a few sponges and a bucket. However, this cost will increase if planning to use other cleaning strategies such as waxing.

Better reach – the may be many places on the car that aren’t property cleaned by the automatic machines. A full hand wash service has the potential to clean the dirt and grime from literally any part or hidden corner of the car.

Cons

Time and labor intensive – a hand wash can be very labor intensive and can leave muscles tired and aching. Also, the time involved can vary with the type of cleaning service provided. An in-depth clean with multiple coatings can easily take a few hours to complete.

Poor finish – if the car is left with any unwashed soap in place, this can lead to a dull looking vehicle. Also, there is the risk of tiny bits of dirt building up on the sponges or rags used to clean the car which can result in the unwanted scratch marks.

Automatic car wash

An automatic car wash is a time-saving alternative to a full hand washing service. Many people are starting to favor the automatic services for a variety of reasons, but it does have its negative points as well as plenty of positives.

Pros

Gentle on the paint work – the automated machines are very gentle to the entire car and will complete the job without causing any damage. In the past, these machines did use hard brushes which had the potential to cause scratches, but this is no longer the case with the modern units.

Thorough cleaning service – the automated machines are programmed to carefully clean all areas of a car to ensure a consistent clean is provided every time.

Cost-effective – the latest machines are designed with specific car washing techniques that can help to lower the water use and save time. This has the benefit of cutting costs for both the operator and car owners.

Cons

Limited contact – a standard strategy with the automated machines is to use minimal contact with the car which can mean the most stuck dirt will still be in place after the washing cycle is complete.