Archives – July, 2011

BMW I8 Hybrid

  • 0-60 in 4.8 seconds
  • Fuel Economy: 75.1 mpg
  • Top Speed: 134mph
  • 328 horsepower
  • Need we say more?


Leave a Comment July 30, 2011

Juice Your Ride: Install A Lowering Kit For Honda Civic

In times past, owning a small, four cylinder car was a source of ridicule. Today’s compacts offer power and can be easily customized for performance. The Honda Civic is a perfect example of that ease of customization and the best way to get that fresh, ready to run look is to install a lowering kit designed for Honda Civic.

You can not just drop your car to any extreme. Too much drop and you lose handling and ride comfort as well as infringe on your car’s safety. If you use a lowering kit designed for Honda Civic, then you will get an optimal 1.4” drop. This allows for a lower center of gravity, stability in turns, optimal sway control, and a sharp look as you roll.

Adding a lowering kit designed for Honda Civic allows you to maintain ride comfort while improving your fuel efficiency, slalom times, and your time on the short track. If you really want to improve your speed, consider weight reduction by adding a carbon fiber hood as well.

Leave a Comment July 28, 2011

Race Cars of the Future?

With gasoline engines eventually on its way out, what would race cars of the future be like? Would they run on Bio Fuels? Hydrogen? Lithium Batteries?

If you guessed battery, you’re definitely off to a good start. Nismo, a Japanese Tuner company, has already built their first fully-built race car with the Nissan Leaf. Check the video below:

This really shows how new technology can open up more opportunities to explore other areas of motorsports that have never been explored. Fans can now watch races at tracks closer to home, tracks that are held indoors, or even have a live chat with the drivers inside the race cars themselves.

We’re not just another automotive store, we’re passionate about new technology, cars, and racing as well.

Leave a Comment July 26, 2011

Safety isn’t an Issue to go Green

The Nissan Leaf is the first plug-in electric car to receive from the European New Car Assessment Program. Jump below to see their crash test video:

Leave a Comment July 26, 2011

Stop The Door Ding Madness

One of the most annoying things that can happen to your Toyota Prius is to have some thoughtless person open their door and hit yours. Well, that and when they rub their shopping cart along the side. Short of going ballistic on everyone in earshot, the best thing that you can do is install a set of side body moldings to prevent these accidents from ruining your paint job.

You’re right, you should not have to add side body moldings to your car. People should just pay more attention, but they never will. So, you are left protecting your car.

Side body moldings are custom fit for your car and are easily installed. The hardest thing you will face is making sure they are straight before you stick them on. They are painted to auto specs to make color matching seamless.

You have quite a bit of money invested in your car and probably want to keep it at least until the loan is paid off. Why deal with door dings and anger when side body moldings can prevent both?

Leave a Comment July 20, 2011

Protect Your Investment With A Cargo Liner Mat

There are certain areas of your car that show more wear than others because of heavy use. The most glaring spot is the carpet in the cargo area. You can protect the resale value of your car by installing a cargo liner mat to cover that carpeting.

Carrying cargo is a year round event, but the carpet in the hatch of your car is not weather resistant. Custom fit cargo liner mats are made of a durable all-weather material and can be removed for easy cleaning. Just turn on a garden hose and clean the grime away. You can have the mat cleaned and re-installed in a matter of minutes.

When you are ready to sell your Toyota Prius, or any other car, you can simply remove the cargo liner mat and have the pristine carpeting underneath show. Your car is your investment. Why not protect in every way possible?

Leave a Comment July 20, 2011

Three Things A Wind Deflector Can Do For Your Car

Adding a wind deflector has several benefits for any kind of car. Some will be immediate and others will take time to be evident. Here are three benefits to adding a wind deflector to your car.

  • Improved gas mileage. At nearly $4 a gallon any additional miles per gallon are a bonus. An open window adds aerodynamic drag, which lowers fuel efficiency. A wind deflector keeps the air moving over an open window or sun roof to prevent that loss of gas mileage.
  • Less dust and noise. One of the chief complaints about having a car window open is the noise. Another is the dirt flying in. Window deflectors prevent both by allowing the air to flow over the opening.
  • Reduces sun damage to interiors. This is not a commonly thought of benefit from a wind deflector. Most deflectors are a smoky colored polycarbonate and eliminate some of the UV rays, thus helping to protect a car’s interior.
  • A simple wind deflector can do all of that for your car. Almost makes you rethink life, doesn’t it?

    Leave a Comment July 13, 2011

    How To Improve Your Toyota Prius Gas Mileage

    It may seem hard to believe that you can improve your Toyota Prius’ gas mileage, but you can with a few minor changes in your driving style and a couple of after market parts. Here’s how.

      Keep your tires properly inflated and rotate them on a regular basis. Improperly inflated tires can rob 15% of a Toyota Prius’ gas mileage.
      Constant lane changes and/or speeding up then slowing down can dramatically impact fuel efficiency. You could see as much as 10 mpg improvement by changing these driving habits.
      Regularly change your air filter.
      If you normally drive with your windows down and your sunroof open, add wind deflectors to each of them. An open window or sunroof adds aerodynamic drag to your car, robbing fuel efficiency. A wind deflector will reduce that drag.

    It is not hard to improve your Toyota Prius gas mileage. For the most part, all you have to do is drive sensibly and perform scheduled maintenance.

    Leave a Comment July 13, 2011

    Keep The Noise And Dust Out With A Moonroof Deflector

    Moonroof deflectors work by redirecting wind up and over your moonroof. This reduces wind noise and turbulence inside your car, while keeping dust from settling on your interior. Since moonroof deflectors are custom fit for your Toyota Prius or other car, you do not have to worry about damaging your vehicle during installation.

    A moonroof deflector can add a stylish and personal touch to your car. They are made of impact resistant polycarbonate and come in many colors. You can add the subdued touch of a smoke colored deflector or express your personality with a camouflage design.

    A moonroof deflector can be both practical and flippant. You can express your personal style while insuring a less noisy ride. Whatever your reason for adding a moonroof deflector, be sure to buy a custom fit brand from a reliable manufacturer like WeatherTech.

    Leave a Comment July 6, 2011

    Use A Sunroof Deflector To Reduce Noise And Aerodynamic Drag

    It is always great to feel the sun on your head, but the noise and wind coming in your sunroof can be a distraction and annoyance. In order to keep your sunroof open and prevent the annoying wind, you only have one option: a sunroof deflector.

    Noise reduction is not the only reason to have a sunroof deflector. In today’s fuel efficient market, every measure needs to be taken to maintain high mpg. An open sunroof creates increased aerodynamic drag, thus robbing fuel efficiency. A deflector helps the air to flow smoothly over your car, decreasing that effect.

    The main purpose of a sunroof is to allow an open top feeling without owning a convertible. Adding a sunroof deflector will let you enjoy your sun roof without all of the annoying wind, noise, and dust, while helping to maintain your cars’ fuel efficiency.

    Leave a Comment July 6, 2011

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