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Category Archives: Automotive

Car Evolution

One would have thought at some point the evolution would have tapered off and slowed down. But even today after more than a century of development car’s continue to evolve at a great pace. Disruptive technologies keep emerging for the various sub systems that make up the car.

So what drives this constant evolution of the car? After all a car is not a biological creature that mother nature will take care of. It may not appear so but the evolution of the car is the combined effect of several initiatives being taken by corporations and individuals. Corporations is understandable because they invest a lot of money in research and therefore are likely to lead the evolution.

The amazing part is how individuals have contributed. And amongst these have been those who modified their cars with body kits and showed the way to how the car can be styled better. These pioneering individuals have been so successful that many car manufacturers now offer factory fitted body kits.

Therefore when you buy a new car as its owner your role is not be limited to that of a user. You too can be a contributer to the evolution of the car. When you go out and express your style by installing car body kits you may perhaps be leading the industry to the next level in car styling.

Of course you will not be alone when you will look to push the envelope of car styling further. You will have the talent of car body kits designers working with you. These talented designers may not get as much visibility as car designers do but they work hard to create some fantastic new designs. Using your imagination and your familiarity with your car you will be able to come up with a unique style that causes people to stop and admire the car.


Car Interior Accessories

A lot of the controls for the car machinery are in the interior of the car. The driver would be happy if it is easy and simple to access and operate them.

Besides such controls there is the rear view mirror. It is a very important aid for road safety. It tells the driver of the traffic approaching from behind. A wider rear view mirror that gives a better view can also be installed. From the information gained from the rear view mirror the driver can act as may be demanded by the situation. The driver may have to use one of the controls for this purpose and interior accessories, such as a personalized steering wheel, will help the driver have a better experience. The driver will in general enjoy using interior accessories that can be installed in several places in the car cabin. A custom gear knob will make the gear shifting more suited to the individual. A shorter gear stick may give a driver a better feel when shifting gears. Even the hand brake grip can be customized.

The pedal pads can be changed and custom ones installed which give a better grip when you use the pedals. These are often used by high performance car drivers. In fact for cars that can perform like racing cars you can get racing seats installed. These seats will give you a better seating posture even when the car is zipping around and taking sharp turns at high speeds.

Some car interior accessories are simply for making the environment more hospitable. Great looking floor mats make the cabin feel more plush and luxurious. And for a final touch you can choose a great air freshner that gives the car a fragrant wonderful atmosphere.


Accord Tail Lights

Once having done so the next step is to maintain its reputation. That is not easy. The makers of the car have to remain ever vigilant. For one the competitors become wise to it and find out what attracts the customers. They try to outdo what others have done. It is therefore remarkable that Honda Accord has maintained its unique position in the market for three decades. It is in the market as a mid-size coupe or a family sedan.

It is now recognized as a reliable car because its engineering is very good. High performance coupled with fuel efficiency is the plus point of its engine. The car is comfortable and spacious. Each and every part of the car has received minute attention. Even Honda Accord tail lights -for example- attract attention and are appreciated. There is a difference in just being visible and being attractive. In any case a tail light has to be visible to be of use, but to make it attractive a lot of creative attention is bestowed on its designing. A tail light thereby does not remain only a safety feature but in addition also becomes a decorative feature. While a mention is made here about the safety aspect of a car it is added that besides attractive tail lights an Accord has all the safety features that a customer would expect in a good car.

Accord tail lights add further style to an already stylish car. Some options like leather upholstery and navigation system have been added to extend its appeal to a wider range of customers. You can look forward to an enjoyable ride in an Accord whether it is a coupe or a family sedan.


Custom Cars Popularity

The reason behind the popularity of custom cars can be many. But let us discuss some of the major reasons. One of the prominent and arguably the predominant reason behind custom cars is street car racing. The second reason behind the popularity of custom street cars is the craze and the love of people for their cars. They want to see their car and its performance in a completely new way and opt for customization according to their needs.

Let us discuss the street car racing concept which has led to the popularity of custom street cars. Car lovers love to flaunt their cars in speed and style. Street car racing is popular in many countries. They happen both legally and illegally and the business of illegal street car racing is much higher than the legal racing.

People buy normal cars from the market and then customize them according to the racing requirements. They concentrate on modifying engine, body and style. Engine customization is their priority. The famous nitro boosts are added to the engine to give drivers an added edge over the other racers when it comes to super fast acceleration at any point of time. Among other modification are the rpm boost, better exhaust, flame silencers, ignition system, and fuel intake system. When it comes to style, neon lightning, stickers , alloys, window graphics, spoilers and other parts give car a completely new look.

With enhanced acceleration, top speed and nitrous oxide support, a car is ready to zoom ahead in a race. These customizations make any car a speeding beauty. People get both style and power which they always wanted in their cars. Street racing would continue to be the driving force behind popularity of custom cars.

Another reason behind popularity of custom cars can be sheer looks and style. They want their car to look the best when they take it on to streets. Car lovers tend to customize their cars and turn them into fabulous machines. People paint their cars with vibrant colors; they change their bumpers and add many more features to them. They put on neon blue bulbs, stickers and stylish wiser and spoiler to add to the charisma of the car. The alloys and rim covers give cars an all together different look. Light accessories, license plate accessories, high volume deck, tinted windows panes make a car look awesome in its own kind.

So if you are bored with the looks and performance of your car, customize it applying your own creativity or give it to a customization company.


Power Tuners Introduction

The aftermarket parts industry is constantly coming up with everything you need to enhance your vehicle’s look as well as its improve performance. On the performance side of things custom air filters, cold air intakes, and exhaust systems are much sought after options for car enthusiasts. In addition, performance chips are being installed by owners who desire to turn their ordinary cars into something extraordinary.

While performance chips are a great way to increase torque and bang out more horsepower, they are invasive. This means you must either pop the hood or remove the dashboard to locate your current chip, swap it out, and replace it with the new one. Fortunately, technicians have invented tuning modules that work by simply hooking it into your under dash diagnostic connector. Once you are “wired” all you will need to do is answer a series of yes/no questions and the programmer does the rest. When you are done, you can disconnect the programmer and enjoy your now potent vehicle.

Power programmers, including those developed by Hypertech, fit right into the palm of your hand. Each programmer is custom developed for your make/model, so you must specify the vehicle you own or it won’t work for you. Popular vehicles that can benefit from tuning programmer include: the Dodge Ram; Jeep Wrangler, Cherokee, and Gran Cherokee; the Ford “F” series pick ups and Mustang; and several GM models including the Corvette, Firebird, Camaro, and many full size pick up trucks.

There are several benefits in using a power programmer, including:

–Increased horsepower

–Increased torque

–Increased fuel economy – yes, an efficiently tuned engine gets the best fuel mileage.

–Optimized tuning – tune for 87 octane or 91 octane fuel.

No you don’t have to be mechanic or a computer programmer to work with a power tuner. Everything you need is stored right inside your little hand held device. What’s more, if you decide that you want to return your car to its OEM specifications, you can do that in mere moments. Try swapping out a performance chip that quickly!

Of course, power tuners aren’t for everyone. If you are satisfied with the status quo or aren’t looking to get the edge while driving, then you are likely to pass on the experience. For everyone else, a power tuner is an affordable and non invasive way to turn an ordinary passenger car into a true road rocket.