Finding a Good Car Air Freshener

The scent of a brand new car can be very pleasant. Unfortunately, that smell can fade rapidly if your car is not kept clean. Odors from trash, dirt, smoking, etc can affect how your car’s interior can smell. Keeping your car clean can help avoid this problem and keep odors out. This can also help preserve your new car scent. A car air freshener or car deodorizer can also remove odors and improve the scent of your vehicle. These can be achieved with various scents. Many are available to choose from giving you a variety to suit your own preference. Removing foul scents and odors and keep you as well as your passengers happy when riding in your vehicle. Trying simple tips or ideas can make a complete difference in the quality of your vehicle.

There are many products that can improve the scent of your car. These can be items that clip on to your air conditioning vent to ventilate the scent throughout the inside of the vehicle. You may be able to use a car air freshener spray to spray as you please within the vehicle. These can come in different scents and really depends on your own preference. Some of these products may have a cartridge that may require to be changed after a period of time. Check the instructions of the product you have to ensure proper use. It is recommended to have a clean car interior beforehand to ensure better results. These products can generally be found at auto parts stores or car washes. They are made in small convenient sizes to make it easy for installation.

Using common household items can be a possibility as well. This can include baking soda, dryer sheets, or other recipes to keep your car smelling clean. Making your own air freshener is also a possibility. Research recipes online and experiment to find what suits you the best. It would be ideal to use something that will last and has deodorizing capabilities.

Having a car air freshener can be very beneficial for your car. It can keep odors out and keep you and your passengers happy when on the road. Your car will be cleaner overall and will maintain a clean scent and appearance. Bottom line, keeping the inside of your car clean is the first line of defense for keeping bad scents and odors out. Adding scents or deodorizers will reinforce the work you put in to maintain a clean car.

The Importance Of Legal Window Tinting Your Automobile

Window tinting for automobiles, trucks, and recreational vehicles all have visible light transmission laws that vary from state to state. Visible light transmission means the amount of light passing through any piece of glass to the interior of the vehicle. For example a clear piece of glass would have a 100% visible light transmission.

All of the window film manufacturers of today offer their products in different visible light transmissions or VLT’s which they can be referred to as well. I will use SolarGard HP Smoke for an example. This particular window film comes in VLT’s of fifty percent, thirty five percent, twenty percent, and five percent. They do not offer any different light transmissions in between the ones provided. It is important to note that these VLT’s are all based on 100% clear glass. So for example a 35% visible light transmission installed on a factory supplied automotive glass with a 75% visible light transmission would give it approximately a 26% visible light transmission. So it is important to know the VLT of the glass before the installation of any window tinting. This can easily be checked with a meter which slides over the edge of the glass and reads the visible light transmission. Any reputable window tinting business will have one of these meters, and I am sure will check your glass for no cost. If one is not available in your area, and you have trouble attaining a meter they are available for purchase with a starting retail of eighty nine dollars.

The benefit of having window film that is too dark is very little. Staying along with our previous example of the SolarGard HP Smoke. The heat difference between the 50% light transmission, and the darkest available the 5% light transmission is a mere 10%. So to capture that example the window film is 45% darker, but only achieving an additional 10% in heat rejection! So darker does not necessarily mean cooler. It simply means more light is being taken out.

Most all glass installed in vehicles today have some sort of tinting to them. It varies from the automobile manufacturer, and the model of the vehicle. Generally they range from 75% on the front two windows, and as dark as 15% on the rear doors and back glass. The windshield is only allowed to have tinting on the top down to the AS1 line marked in the glass or six inches if the line is not marked.

There are different laws also regarding the location of the window tinting. They are separated into the front driver and passenger, the rear driver and passenger, the rear glass, and the windshield. All of these locations will have different laws and vary from state to state. To check the law for your state you can see a window tinting chart provided by the International Window Film Association provided at http://www.IWFA.com

The importance of having legal window tinting is critical. The reason being if you were ever involved in an automobile accident, and found to have illegal window tinting you could be held liable for the accident. The insurance company would claim you were negligent, and that you had an improper and illegal vehicle unsafe for the roadways. They would then deny the claim, and you would be held personally responsible for the accident costing you thousands of dollars in medical and attorney fees. The risk far outweighs the reward in this case. Especially for the very small benefit of the additional heat rejection. Some states do have medical exemptions that do allow for the darker shades be applied. Again check your state law, and be safe.