Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Ford Mustang Convertible

Is there anything more American than a Ford Mustang convertible? Mustang convertible drivers enjoy a level of appreciation and respect among car enthusiasts, and many treat their Mustangs similar to how Harley Davidson owners treat their bikes – like the collectible classics they are. Many Mustang enthusiasts can tell the difference between each year’s design changes dating all the way back to the Mustang’s inception, and, depending on the year, even a Mustang convertible in less than perfect condition can be extremely valuable. While Mustangs are powerful and unique, they are fun and simple to work on, and most parts are relatively easy to find.

Ford has consistently improved upon the Mustang over the years, and the 2016 Ford Mustang GT convertible is a true work of art. The V8 Mustang (the only one in good conscience we can recommend for true performance) boasts over 420 horsepower with 390 lb.-ft. of torque to the rear tires. The interior of the Mustang has been completely redesigned, and the convertible top boasts improved noise reduction technology with a large back window for optimal visibility. Raising and lowering the new Mustang’s convertible top takes seconds and is fully automated – aside from two header latches. The 2016 Mustang convertible top uses Ford’s Z-fold mechanism to store the convertible top in the well and sacrifices minimal trunk space in order to better accommodate storage of the convertible top. The convertible top locks to the car and windows using specially designed rubber seals, and the windows automatically slightly lower when opening or closing the top to help the seals properly connect. All of these features give Mustang convertible drivers plenty to celebrate and guarantees that the strength of the convertible top is able to match the power of the Mustang’s V8 engine.

From rich CEOs to the common working man, the Ford Mustang holds a place in the hearts of car lovers everywhere and is one of the most powerful and well-known symbols of American freedom. Mustang convertible drivers enjoy the best Ford has to offer and take the maintenance and restoration of their cars with extreme care. Few car manufacturers have been able to so perfectly blend power, performance, style and comfort the way Ford has been able to do, which is why the Ford Mustang has been the flagship vehicle for Ford since the beginning.

So, what’s your favorite Ford Mustang? Share your best Mustang story with us below!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

5 Reasons You Need Seat Covers

If you are like us, you value your car and take great pride in keeping it looking its best. Protecting your car’s interior is as important as washing the car and changing the oil (well, maybe almost as important as changing the oil …). We come into direct contact with our car’s seats more than any other part of the vehicle, and they are usually one of the first parts of the interior to wear out. There are several reasons to use seat covers, and we’ve put together the top five reasons seat covers can save you time, money and frustration.

  1. You Have Kids and/or Pets – When kids aren’t climbing on and jumping over car seats, they tend to ruin them by spilling drinks, food and everything imaginable. If you have pets, you know their claws, teeth, slobber and other fluids can damage a car seat beyond repair. Using seat covers can prevent permanent and unsightly rips and stains before they happen.
  2. Increase the Resale Value – Buying custom car seat covers as soon as you purchase your car will keep your seats looking like new until you are ready to sell. Removing the seat covers will reveal a car interior that looks just like the day you bought it, which leaves buyers with little to complain about. For example, if a buyer is debating between buying two similar cars, they will likely choose the car that is visibly more appealing.
  3. Prevent the Spread of Mold and Mildew – If your car seats do have rips or tears in the fabric, seat covers will protect the exposed fabric from absorbing moisture, which can cause foul odors and discoloration over time. When seat covers do come in contact with moisture or liquids, they are easily cleaned up and will not damage your replacement seat cover’s fabric.
  4. Car Seats are Expensive – Yes, replacing and/or reupholstering car seats can be very expensive and time-consuming. Custom car seat covers are a fraction of the cost of replacing a car seat, and seat covers can make a car seat last much longer than that if unprotected.
  5. They Look Great – One of the quickest ways to spruce up the interior of your car is to add custom seat covers. Even the most worn-out car seats can look like new with the right seat cover. Seat covers now come in a wide range of styles and colors with something to fit everyone’s personal style.

Seat covers are a simple way to enhance the look and value of your car even with a limited budget. Buy seat covers from our online store before any damage has occurred to enjoy a perfect car interior for years to come. What are some of the reasons you’ve had to buy seat covers? Share your stories with us below!