Personalizing your car is not a new concept, it has been around for years- for year’s people have ‘pimped’ up their ride by adding body kits, custom spray jobs and private registration plates- in fact the good old slogan bumper sticker could be considered a form of personalization. What, however, has prevented it from becoming a widespread trend is the presumption that it is costly, a car for many people is an incredibly expensive purchase- why fork out £1000 for a paint job that you will probably want to change in several years time anyway?Several factors have led to the increasing desire to personalize ones car; firstly television shows such as Pimp My Ride offer an insight into extreme car modification with many participants driving away with the custom spray job, six in car plasma screens and an in-car coffee maker- the works. Secondly; car manufacturers such as Mini and Fiat are now giving buyers the choose the finishings to your car, allowing you to add and remove features such as checked roofing, racers stripes, and chrome detailing producing a car unique to the models displayed in the showroom.Of course if you don’t fancy purchasing a new car altogether there are several options that are cheaper and non permanent- giving you the chance to remove whatever personal touch you choose to inflict on the poor vehicle before you sell it on. I am of course speaking about vehicle wraps. Vehicle wraps, traditionally used for commercial livery, is now readily available for use on personal vehicles. Its works by digitally printing your chosen image or design onto highly conformable films which are then carefully applied to the car, they can then be removed at a later date revealing your paintwork still in its original pristine condition.Obviously this technique is still widely used for commercial vehicles, and I predict that their popularity with personal car users is set to increase; ranging from small vinyl graphic designs to completely transform your vehicle, a car wrap really is the future of car personalization and vehicle graphics.
The biggest challenge facing many people today is the rising fuel prices at the local station. Nowadays, an average household has more than one car. Hence, gasoline expense bill is fast becoming a major concern. Are there any solutions to solve this problem? One suggestion is to use electricity as an alternative energy source for your car. How does to system works? This article will reveal the secret of using an electric car conversion kit to convert a car into an electric vehicle.The electric car retrofitting process starts by identifying which car you want to convert. The idea is to replace the internal combustion engine with an electric motor drive train. The electric motor will get its power from multiple lead flooded batteries stored behind the car. A voltage regulator is used to control the flow of electric current to the motor. The regulator will control the acceleration rate of your car. Next, the whole system is linked to a central circuit board. For safety reason, the circuit board will also act as a cut off switch in case there is a power surge.For anyone who has no electrical or car maintenance knowledge, you may not understand what all these parts are used for. If you prefer, you can get a mechanic to do the conversion for you. What you would need is to understand the science behind an electric car conversion kit. By having some basic knowledge on the system, it is easier for you to communicate with the mechanic. This is also to prevent you from getting cheated of charged for some unnecessary parts. There are many electric car modification guides on the internet. All you have to do is do a search online for it.