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3 Ways Hands-free Controls Can Help You Eliminate Distractions While Driving

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Ways Hands-free Controls Can Help You Eliminate Distractions While Driving

Did you know that distracted driving is responsible for 30% of fatal crashes and 45% of serious injury crashes in South Australia each year? Every time that you text and drive, you are distracted for a minimum of 5 seconds, and you are 23 times more likely to end up in a car accident. As your cellphone can be a huge temptation, install hands-free controls to keep your eyes on the road. Some of these hands-free controls rely on optimal placement of certain buttons. Others rely on voice activation systems. Here is what some of these hands-free controls can do. Switch and Change Music and Radio Stations with a Push of a Button Do you enjoy listening to music when you’re driving? Instead of having to mess around with the controls on the dashboard, install hands-free controls that will allow you to switch radio stations or skip music with a simple push of a button located on your steering wheel, so you can keep your eyes on the road. The controls allow you to adjust the volume, replay a song and even skip tracks when you’re bored. Call Others and Answer the Phone Through Your Car’s Bluetooth System The hands-free controls are normally integrated into the electronic system of the car, so that the caller IDs of incoming calls are displayed on the dashboard. You can choose to answer the call, reject the call or even get the car’s Bluetooth system to send a text message to the caller that you are driving. Do you need to call someone quickly? The hands-free controls are voice activated and you can literally command your car to call family and friends without lifting your hands off of the steering wheel. Get Text Messages and Important Emails Read to You Did someone text an important message to you that needs to be accessed right away? Instead of having to find a place to pull over or taking your eyes off the road and risk getting into an accident, some hands-free car systems have software programs that will read you the text messages and important emails, so that you are always up-to-date on what’s happening. Using the voice activation software, you can even answer text messages and emails if necessary. It’s time to put the phone down and pay attention to the road. By installing hands-free car controls, you eliminate a lot of the distractions, and can keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the steering wheels at all times. Learn more about your options by consulting resources like Gold Coast Car...

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6 Reasons to Buy Custom Seat Covers

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Homeowners often love to decorate their homes by experimenting with colour, buying a new couch or changing the rugs on the floor. So why do many of them keep their cars the way they came from the manufacturer, right down to the bland upholstery? There are thousands of custom made seat covers on the market, able to be tailored to fit your car, truck or ute. Here are 6 good reasons to go shopping for some right now. 1) Express your personality If you like your outfits and possessions to tell people something about who you are, find a car seat cover to reflect your personal taste. There are many textures, colours and styles that can appeal to your interests or personality. 2) Increase the car’s resale value Use car seat covers to protect the seats from daily wear and tear. This is especially valuable if you have small children who consume snacks in the car. Your vehicle will be worth more when it is time to sell it and upgrade to a newer model. 3) Hygiene and allergy issues Car seat covers are washable, so if you suffer from dust mite allergies, or just like to keep things clean, they are the answer for you. Choose a style that washes well and dries easily. You can also buy double so you can alternate them to keep things fresh. 4) Dog on board If you have pet dogs who travel in the car with you, make sure they are safe and comfortable. Shiny fabric or leather seats can make it slippery and hard for claws to get a grip on sharp corners. Buy a seat cover in fabric with a deep nap or in faux fur so your furry friends are happy. Custom made seat covers will also make it easier on you when it’s time to vacuum up excessive shedding; you just have to clean the seat covers rather than the seats themselves. 5) Climate control Leather seats can be very stylish and premium vehicles often have these as standard. Unfortunately, they are not compatible with the Australian climate, however good the A/C is. During summer, slip on some lightweight fabric seat covers to stop that sweaty sliding around. 6) Bad taste If you have bought a car that ticked most of the boxes—budget, condition, model—yet has a mediocre upholstery, do not fear. Just cover the repulsive original fabric with covers that are easier on the eye. You might want to leave them on when it is your turn to sell the...

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The Different Types Of Trailer Parts You Can Buy For Additional Functionality

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are you interested in getting more out of your trailer unit but are not sure what kind of parts you can buy to do so? Then take the time to learn more about what is out there, and you can increase the amount of functionality that you’ll get out of your trailer unit. With that thought in mind here are some of the more useful trailer unit accessories you can buy: Tie down straps: in order to secure a trailer unit so that it does not move whilst disconnected from the car, you need to invest in some tie down straps. Most people use blocks of wood, or something similar; however, if the trailer is on a slope then they might not hold the trailer steady. Tie down straps can hold a trailer unit steady under relatively high forces. Loading ramps: if you want to load a go-kart, or other item with wheels, then a loading ramp can make a loading job go easier. When buying a loading ramp, keep in mind the weight of the item that you will need to load. Metal ramps should be used for very heavy items, and wooden ones when the weight is not an issue. Spare tire carriers: you might think that you can throw in a spare tire anywhere and it won’t be a problem. However, during transportation, if the tire is not secure then the tire can receive some damage as it bumps into the walls of the compartment in which it is held. Therefore, you should invest in some spare tire carriers that can fix down the tire in a way where no movement of the tire is possible. Cargo baskets: these will allow you to store stuff in your trailer in compartments so that they are not exposed to the elements of the weather and are stored in a tidy manner. For example, if you are transporting fishing gear, then you can use one compartment for bait, the other for the fish that you will catch and another for the fishing rods. Cargo nets: if you want to tie something down that you are transporting in a quick manner, then you can use a cargo net to do so. This is simply an accessory where a net is placed on top of the cargo, and at each corner of the trailer unit the net will have attachments so that it can be quickly tied down. For more information, contact a business such as Transtyle...

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