Types of Car Power Inverters

Single

The most cost-effective option is the single outlet inverter. They are built with a single 3-pronged outlet to accept one electronic item. The current capacity can vary between 150 watts and 200 watts. A useful benefit of this unit is its compact size, which makes it really easy to use and store. Also, the ability to power only one device at a time means there is a low risk of overloading the system. But, the single use option means the all-round use is limited and not a practical choice when multiple devices are in need of charging. If it is necessary to charge several devices, the inverter will be in use for a long time, which can put a strain on the vehicle battery.

Multiple

The Multiple outlet inverters are a lot more expensive and larger than the single outlet units. Most are built to power two devices, although there are some that have up to three and include a higher wattage capacity. This type of inverter is great on a campsite when it is necessary to power a DVD player and television at the same time. When using the multiple outlet inverters it

How To Prevent Car Lockouts

  • Do not forget to take keys before leaving home-
    Once you plan to leave home, take the car keys with you and once you park and leave the car take the keys out of the keyhole and keep them with you. Instead of leaving the car and forgetting the keys in the car ensure that you have them with you all the time. If you forget to take your keys out and leave, someone will do it for you and take your car away. Once you park the car and turn the engines off, if you hear any beeping once you open the door, it means the car keys are still in the ignition. The beeping sound gives you a reminder to take the keys out instead of leaving them behind. You should always keep the keys with you.
  • Get a spare key-
    In order to avoid any bad event on your way out, make sure you have an extra pair of keys at home. People who have this problem of forgetting things and leaving car keys behind should get an extra pair of keys. This way you can avoid lockouts. You can use this key to

Windshield Repair Kits

The basic windshield repairs kits available generally include a windshield resin that helps bond the glass, so that it becomes stronger and prevents further damage. Curing lamps are used to provide UV lights to ensure that the resin is properly cured. A bracket that has a built-in suction cup pump that adheres securely to the windshield is also provided. A drill bit that can create a tiny opening into the damaged area for the repair resin to flow into is usually included. Other items in the kit include a battery powered drill, mirror, pit, polishing wheel and compound, drill bits, 12-volt extension cord, misc. seals and glass pick.

Different types of windshield repair kits are available to suit the budget and requirements of different individuals. The cost of a windshield repair kit could range from $10 for a basic kit to more than $2000 for a professional kit. The number of windshields that can be repaired using one kit should be a criterion for selection of a suitable kit. One needs to evaluate the available windshield repairs kits in the market and find the most suitable one.

Car Stereo

To have a great sound system, first you need better quality of speakers. Addition to it, you also need a sub-woofer. Sub-woofer mainly helps in increasing the frequency of sound and for loud bass. So if you want better sound effects and quality, you need a sub-woofer importantly. It is mainly installed in underneath your seats or the trunk of your car. If you have a hatch-back or a truck, woofer will be installed in the trunk; for rest all type of car installation is under the seats.

After installing the quality speakers, second most important component is amplifier or the system. An amplifier decides whether the system works smoothly or not i.e. an amplifier mainly amplifies the whole system for a smooth and even performance. These days many systems available in the market from ordinary CD changers to Bluetooth connectors and others like DVD players and big LCD screens etc. Furthermore there are systems available with USB-ports to play your piece of music directly from a pen-drive or smartphones. However, with advancement of systems with all these particular features also increases the price slab of it. So, if you are person who just listen music while driving back home from

Auxiliary Battery Systems

  1. Battery Isolator
    Perhaps the most important item needed for an auxiliary battery system is a battery isolator. Isolators allow auxiliary batteries to receive a charge from the vehicles electrical system but as the name suggest, isolates it and prevents a back-flow of current and depletion of the auxiliary battery. Advanced battery isolators also give operators the ability to manually override isolation and to assist with emergency jump starting.
  2. Fuses
    When adding an auxiliary battery system, a new a circuit is created and in some cases such as a surveillance van, many sub-circuits are created as well. Without compromise, anytime a new circuit is added, proper fusing needs to be installed. For auxiliary battery systems, in general I recommend using a master or a.k.a. limiter fuse in between the auxiliary battery and the vehicles electrical system. Additionally, any sub-circuit originating from the auxiliary battery should have its own dedicated fuse. Fuse sizes are dependent upon total load or in other words amperage demand that will be placed up the new circuit(s) and potential use. For example, an auxiliary system designed to support 40 amps worth of electronics and the potential emergency jump start, should probably use a 150

Car DVR

The car DVR system allows you to have a recording of anyone that breaks into or vandalizes your property. Millions of cars are vandalized each year. Some of these vehicles are parked in the driveways of their owners while others are parked in secure parking garages. The vandalism does not just occur in the seedy parts of town where cars are parked on the edges of streets that are poorly lit.

Many thieves love to break into automobiles and steal the stereo equipment that is in them. We spend large amounts of time in our vehicles and many people spend large amounts of money putting stereo equipment in their vehicles that is very expensive. They want to be able to enjoy their music, but thieves love to steal these items and sell them on the black market. The car DVR can prove who stole your stereo equipment and can stop them from stealing from anyone else in the future.

The car DVR can also stop thieves from stealing your automobile for the seats that are in it, or the video equipment that is in it. There are thieves that strip cars to sell the parts to

Remote Starters and Keyless Entry

The most obvious and convenient benefit of owning a remote car starter is the ability to let your car warm up in the winter time or cool down in the summer time. Owners simply have to leave their heat or A/C on the night before. Whenever you are ready to drive you may start your vehicle up from the comfort of inside your home and allow it to warm up if it’s the winter time or cool down to a comfortable driving temperature if it’s the summer time. In the winter time you may also opt to leave to your defroster on the night before.

It’s a rule of thumb among car users that they should allow their vehicle to run a few minutes before driving. This saves the lifespan of your engine and allows your oil to become viscous prior to driving which in turn adds to the lifespan and value of your overall vehicle. Having a remote start and keyless entry system also serves as a great selling point for when you are ready to sell your vehicle.

These systems also provide added security to its owners. It is possible for criminals to duplicate

Use Your Phone for Music in Car

Smartphones have become so popular because they’re multi-functional, a phone, sound system, navigational system and computer in one. For many their phones are worthless once they step into their vehicles. Driving and using a phone requires a Bluetooth headset and you can’t use your phone to listen to music through the car speakers unless you have car MP3 players.

There are many ways people use their smartphones in their vehicles from FM transmitters, which never really work and constantly experience interference to cassette tape adapters, depending on the age of the vehicles sound system.

The FM transmitters increased in popularity for a while because they offered the convenience of being able to listen to music while driving through the vehicle speakers. These units plug into the lighter adapter of the vehicle and the phone plugs straight into the unit, you then spend a lot of time trying to sync the unit to a frequency on your car sound system, the music then plays through the speakers.

The biggest problem with the FM transmitters is that they lose signal and you will experience a lot of interference. Another problem is that not all vehicles come with

Remote Car Alarms

What a car alarm can do for you is to alert you, and anyone within hearing range, that your vehicle is being tampered with or someone is trying to break into it. Depending on the kind of alarm system you get, you may find that some alarms go off when someone approaches your car and gets to a certain distance from it. Other alarm systems go off only when the vehicle is touched or when someone attempts to open any of the doors, the trunk or the hood.

Some alarm systems use door sensors to set these off. This is not a pretty reliable car alarm to get since these only activate when the doors to your car are opened. Anyone can actually steal your car without opening the doors by simply towing it away, or even by breaking windows, if this is the kind of alarm you have installed. It would be better to get more advanced systems than this.

One advanced remote car alarm to consider is one that uses shock sensors on them. Any movement near or on the car sets off the alarm, so anybody who tries to strike, tow or even

Install Car Amplifier From Start To Finish

  • Step 1 – Choose your amplifier. No work should begin until you have found the best amplifier for your car. A good amplifier should make the sound louder and sharper and more crisp. The RMS power and number of channels are some of the considerations to make when choosing. Remember, a 4 channel amplifier is made to run 4 standard in-car speakers. A 2 channel or single channel/Mono amplifier is made to run one or more subwoofers.
  • Step 2 – Identify the amplifier location. When choosing where to place the amplifier, remember that it should be within 12 feet from your stereo receiver to keep interference minimal. Ventilation should also be considered. The best areas for the amplifier include the rear cargo area or under the front seats.
  • Step 3 – Get your amplifier wiring kit. There is no way you will get the work done right without the right tools The wiring kit should include important items such as grounding cable, power cable, signal cable, fuse, ring terminals, turn on wire, self-strapping screws, fuse holder and grommets. Other tools needed to install a car amplifier are wire strippers, wireless drill, panel removal tools like screw drivers and a