Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Choosing The Right Car Seat Cover

Whether your car is new or old, seat covers are a useful accessory to have. In newer cars, you can protect your upholstery against wear and tear, and in an older model, you can hide existing wear and tear. Stains can come from anywhere when you're driving, including leaking grocery or food backs, a spilled cup of coffee, and or even stains from pet or small child. If you use car seat covers as a preventive tool, you can wash or replace the covers when they become dirty, rather than having to pay an expensive detailing company to repair or remove stains for you.

When it comes to choosing your seat covers, you can opt to go for either leather or fabric. If your existing seat coverings are a material you dislike, this would be your opportunity to switch to the other type of covering.

Leather seat covers have some great benefits if your lifestyle is prone to many car stains. Because leather doesn't absorb liquid, any spills will wipe off cleanly without staining. It's also more durable and possesses a more luxurious feel. On the other hand, leather almost always comes in neutral tones, so if this isn't your particular style, it might be difficult to find a leather seat cover that fits your personality.

Fabric seat covers come in many different types of materials, including vinyl, neoprene, suede and even velour. These types of seat covers have a much wider range of color choices and may even have fun prints or patterns to choose from. The material tends to much softer than leather, so it feels nicer against your skin, especially during the summer when leather seat covers can get hot and sticky. If you live in a warmer climate, a fabric seat cover might be a better option for you.

In terms of fit, you do have an option of purchasing custom-fit seat covers that will appear closer to factory made seat covers. They are made to fit snugly around the seat while working around things like seat belts, headrests and armrests. Car seat covers that aren't custom made are still quite functional, and their inexpensive price tag makes them easy and economical to replace if you anticipate your seats taking a lot of abuse.

No matter what type of car you have, you can find a seat cover that will work well for your personality and your lifestyle. Regardless of the state of your existing upholstery, car seat covers can both prevent new stains from forming and hide old stains to keep your car looking fresh and beautiful.

To find seat covers in San Diego, visit this website.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Exploring Vent and Sun Visors

Before visors were mounted in the cabin above the windshield, sun visors typically extended from the roof of the vehicle to shade passengers from the sun's harsh glare. Exterior sun visors can have a few advantages over cabin visors including improved visibility and reduced windshield glare. Vent visors typically run along the top edge of door windows to keep out the weather and reduce window glare.

Vent Shades and Visors

There are a wide variety of colors and transparencies available for different circumstances. Exceptionally bright conditions can require very dark visors to block out the sun, while amber visors can lend a softer hue. Regardless of color, proper vent shades can allow fresh air to flow in freely while blocking out rain or snow. An excellent fit is important to ensure the visors fit securely over your door windows, and are long enough to keep your cabin clean and dry.

Aftermarket Sun Visors

Sometimes factory cabin-mounted visors can let the sun's glare come in around their edges, and can be unwieldy to adjust while driving. A permanent exterior-mounted sun visor can eliminate glare from driving into the sun and do not require any adjustment to be effective.

Unique Applications and Benefits

Sun and vent visors can work in tandem to provide the best glare reduction and driving comfort possible. Vent visors have the added benefit of preventing dust and rain from entering your vehicle while allowing fresh air to stream in from the windows. Click here to learn more about vent visors in San Diego for your vehicle.

Fold-a-Cover G4 Elite Now Available for the All-New Ford F-150

The Fold-a-Cover G4 Elite is now available for the All-New Ford F-150! The covers are currently in production and will begin shipping on Friday, March 27, 2015! We are now accepting...read more

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Ways a Performance Tuner Can Improve Your Truck's Power and Speed

Modern engines typically use a series of integrated circuits to keep your truck's engine running smoothly. Often,  the manufacturer's default tuning settings are geared toward a balance of economy and performance with a strong emphasis on emission control. Modifying your factory default programming settings with an aftermarket tuner can shift fuel richness, valve lift, and other parameters to meet your unique needs on the fly.

Optimizing Fuel Economy

One of the most interesting effects of performance engine tuning is significantly improved fuel economy. By modifying engine performance based on the real use conditions of your truck, an aftermarket tuner can ensure your truck is using fuel as efficiently as possible to deliver substantial gains in fuel efficiency. One of the keys to effective tuning is constant electronic fuel pressure monitoring to ensure the fuel mixture can deliver sufficient acceleration and performance without excessive fuel consumption.

Maximizing Engine Output For Conditions

Different conditions can certainly change your engine's needs. Towing heavy loads requires powerful low end torque to keep your vehicle moving and long miles on the highway might need only just enough fuel to keep your truck at speed. Performance tuners modify your engine's fuel use, spark timing and idle speed in real time to give you power when you need it.

High quality performance tuners use several engine modifications including real time fuel mapping, valve manipulation, and spark timing to balance your acceleration and handling needs or maximize your fuel economy. Visit this website to learn more about performance tuners in San Diego.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Stylize Your Ride

Who would guess that this truck is over ten years old? Stylize your older ride into a souped-up hot rod that gets noticed when it’s on the road. Turn heads with a paint job, custom suspension work, and designer rims and wheels.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Seeing Through the Haze With High Performance Fog Lights

In the country, it can get dark at night. On a moonless night in the woods, it can get just about pitch black. In the winter months, this already poor visibility can combine with ice, snow and fog to drop visibility to nearly zero. Nevertheless, it can be vital to have a clear road picture, excellent illumination directly in front of your vehicle and vision through heavy precipitation.

Clear Road Edge Picture:

Perhaps the most important areas to consistently remain visible are road edges and markings. While in many areas these are printed with reflective paint, snow or wear can quickly obscure them. Additional lighting can effectively reveal the road edge and markings to help you keep your vehicle on the road in low light conditions.

Excellent Foreground Illumination:

Fog lights can truly shine in providing direct foreground illumination with bright white or blue light. Aside from giving a better impression of visibility, road hazards like potholes can be avoided with adequate lighting. Bright hard light can be especially helpful when clearing road debris or other hazards at night in adverse weather conditions.

Mitigating the Hazards of Low Visibility:

Poor visibility can present or aggravate a variety of risks. Dangerous situations or sudden changes in the road surface can be shrouded by heavy fog or precipitation, and less than optimal headlights may not be able to effectively communicate your vehicle's position to other drivers. Visit this website to learn more about some of the high performance fog lights in Murrieta available for your truck.