Awesome Automotive Accessories!

When you purchase a vehicle chances are you want to outfit it the way you want it to look, no matter how many options or accessories may have come with it. There is just something about a car that begs for a personal touch beyond what a factory, dealership, or previous owner can give to you. Companies specializing in automotive accessories know this and have you in mind when it comes to designing and developing products they think that you will like. Let’s take a look at some proven products that have been popularized by the accessories crowd.

Car Covers — More and more car owners are opting to purchase a car cover to protect their investment. Even owners who regularly garage their vehicles know that investing in a car cover can go along way toward protecting a vehicle’s finish beyond what a top notch wax can do. Dust, dirt, debris, and falling objects can harm a garaged vehicle while bird poop, rain, snow, ice, pollution, tree sap, and the sun can mar the finish of a car left outside. One company, Covercraft, has designed over 600 car covers ranging from one layer basic covers to four layered covers offering top protection and fitted with side mirror pockets.

Brake Dust Shields — How very nice it is to have a set of expensive alloy wheels on your ride. How awful it is to have those wheels looking like crap because of brake dust. A weekly chore to clean and they never look quite right! Besides, applying wheel cleaner gets expensive and tedious. Brake dust shields solve the problem as they are easily fitted into the wheel just like an inside hub cap. They are a very cost effective and inexpensive solution to a noticeable problem.

Dash Trim — Pimp your ride! No, really! Chances are your dashboard doesn’t do a whole lot for you…or your car. Why not trim it with model specific dashboard trim? Made of high quality velour, dash trim looks cool and comes available in a variety of colors including red, taupe, tan, brown, black, beige, and more. Some are even covered with low pile poly carpeting for that special look. Dash trim can also protect your dashboard from cracking and reduce sun glare.

Splash Guards — There was a time when mud flaps were basically made from rubberized material and available in just a few sizes: small, medium, and large. They never looked or fitted quite right; even though they served a useful purpose. Enter splash guards. Taking the idea of mud flaps one step further, splash guards are customized for individual models for an undeniably good looking fit. Made of durable material, splash guards are designed to match the look of nerf bars and running boards to ensure that you have a product that doesn’t stand out like a sore thumb!

Brush Guards — Owning a 4×4 means you do some off-roading or at least you travel where the average vehicle doesn’t go. This can mean driving down unpaved roads surrounded by overgrown brush and branches, any of which can scratch your car or break your headlamps. With a stainless steel brush guard in place, you can prevent damage and keep your truck looking great. Combined with a center grille guard or push bar, your brush guard will help protect your truck from damage.

Fender Flares — Bushwhacking never got better than with a brush guard and fender flares installed on your truck. With custom fitted brush guards, your front end is assured of protection, but the sides of your truck are still vulnerable. By installing fender flares, you can keep your wheels from throwing mud and dirt on the sides of your truck. Fender flares are designed to enhance the look of your truck and add value to its worth.

Depending on your vehicle there are as many as 500 auto accessories you can purchase to give your truck, van, SUV, or car that special look; such is an industry in tune with what consumers want and need. Shop around for the best accessories available to you at the lowest prices.

Copyright 2006 – Matt Keegan is The Auto Writer who covers topics from car parts and accessories to specific models and industry trends. You can accessorize your car, truck, van or SUV for a custom look and

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Automotive Battery Chargers – Be Equipped at All Times

I must admit, I was not always smart when it came to road trips. My wife and I once planned a road trip down to Orlando, Florida from where we live in Upper Darby, PA. My brother offered to help with the driving. The trip was around 1000 miles just one way! A few weeks before I got my car ready for the trip with a tire rotation and oil change. The technician at the shop even filled up my tires with nitrogen. He said this allows the tire pressure to stay constant in the summer and winter months, unlike regular oxygen.

At the time of the trip things were tight and we really had to budget. So we actually drove without a spare tire. Fortunately, the ride was all smooth and we had at great time. But please don’t follow this example. I will make sure not to be unequipped like that again.

I always keep emergency tools in the trunk of my car. My portable battery charger has great features that helped me countless times. It has a built-in air compressor for my car tires. It saves me from going to to gas station to maintain my tire pressure and also has its own pressure gauge. This automotive battery charger also has a emergency light source. These are just some of the things to think about so you can be fully equipped.

Even though we had a full roadside assistance package, I would not go on a trip like that without a spare tire. Even if you have AAA I recommend keeping keeping a tool box, flashlight, spare tire, working jack lift and at least jumper cables (if you don’t have an a portable battery jump starter). If you have any other recom

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