Car covers are an important investment for all drivers who want to have their automobiles secured against damage. Dust, dirt and little stones are being blown about by air are major elements resulting in damage. Some classic automobiles are both delicate and expensive and hence they need great care. When the car is at home, you can shop it in a garage area and it will be cover from all these ecological risks. However, whenever you are traveling, you will need portable car covers for a high level of security. Some individuals are not yet informed about these floor coverings. Read on these tips to understand more about these floor coverings.

Portable car covers are analogically same as the sleeping bags for automobiles. Drivers are expected to have them whenever they are visiting places where finding garage for their automobiles will not be possible. Now, there are two types of car covers available in the market. These at least give a variety, which drivers can choose from these types.

In a real sense, one of the car covers is similar to a sleeping bag. The cover is fitted on the car to protect it from certain aspects of climate like pebbles on motions, acid rain, and sunrays. These are among the varying weather elements that speed up at which automobiles turn. These covers are convenient for some types of security but other conditions are not suitable for this type of cover. For example, when there is a flaming surprise that is associated with the powerful wind that is holding elements with it, the car will still be susceptible to remove. For the highest possible protection of your car, you will then need another type of car cover.

This type is designed such that when you fix it, it will look like a little home. The car is stored in the little home. In case you will feel the powerful wind that is blowing the materials, they hit the cover and jump off avoiding the car from damage that would have been due to the effect of the material. These covers might need some stands for support. However, in the forest, you can erect them with the help of trees.

Portable car covers are made from different types of elements. Most of the popular elements are both provide security to the automobiles and they are affordable too. Materials used to make these covers are powerful and durable. The material is well resistant to the bad weather.

The protection forming covers have the steal frames. These frames seem to be heavy, but they are very portable with you. The supports are fixed with a drill on the ground to give solid support. You can easily install them and do with little hand tools. Not that these portable car covers are only suitable for solid ground. Otherwise, they may not be effective in bumpy grounds since the stands cannot crack the stone. The supports are also elevated at a far distance from the automobiles to stop rainwater and bad weather like snowfall on the car.

Anti-theft car covers:

Most individuals only think that car covers are only intended for defending the car from climate, dust and other main purposes. Some of the benefits you can get from anti-theft car covers but there are others. One of the basic things that these slim materials can do is defending your car from being thieved. This stands to be shocking as the covers are slim sheets that can be taken off with a cutting blade but it has been proven a fact. Most criminals thieve things because they are seeing them and not because they had plans for it. A cover can stop your personal items from being thieved.

Look at a situation where criminals want to thieve a car in a public place and are not aware who owns the car. This will persuade them to get in the car as fast as possible and drive off at the speed. A car that is cover will need some time to fold, remove and store it, as you cannot just remove it on the road as this will look doubtful and entice attention. This makes the car covers important and cheap antitheft investment strategies.

Other than the exterior, the covers are liable for offering security to the material within your car. A kleptomaniac is criminals who still for the actual excitement of it. If the material that you have stored in your car is not being seen, there is less possibility that a robber will take some time on planning to force the lock of your car. This guarantees the protection of material stored in your car. Additionally, you will need taking off the cover before getting into the car. This is another process will need many efforts and criminals are always in rush and run before being observed by the owners.

Some car covers come with car locks. The cover is a means of making it difficult for criminals to remove the covers. Since only the proprietor has the important factors to open up the covers, criminals will need to split off the covers to get access to get into the car.

The covers fixed with locks also come with wires personalized in them. The wire in the cover is cover with vinyl fabric and is hence friendly to all parts of the car. Some were linked with ruining the color of the car but this one is cover. These covers are sold with grommets and circles for attaching down. The wire is undergone one of the grommets and under the car. Let the end pass through the other grommet and then you can cover it. Your car hide is both covers now. Most individuals prefer using cover and wire car covers since they are hard to remove. Moreover, splitting them will take lots of your time. Additionally, the resources used to remove the cover and wire draws interest or the person who owns the car.

With promises of fundamental changes in the wonderful world of mobility it’s perhaps little wonder that consumers are increasingly more attracted to interactive technology when it comes to getting behind the wheel.

What is already commonly referred to as the ‘connected car’ has certainly evolved in very distinct stages over the past few decades, which perhaps not only demonstrates the major advances already made but also provides an exciting insight of what’s yet to come.

A brief history

Going as far back as the mid-1960’s, the General Motors’ Driver Aid, Information and routing initiative (otherwise known as “DAIR”) sought to provide drivers with all types of useful driving information, from basic directions right through to current road conditions and ongoing accident reports. Sadly, a basic lack of technology stopped any further progress at the time, although only until 1995 when GM revealed its new OnStar technology in collaboration with EDS and Hughes Electronics. For some vehicles, this meant the exciting introduction of car phones; not to mention two new key players: the hardware providers and Tier 2 chip providers who supplied both the DCM devices and core services.

Almost  a decade later, the near-ubiquity of mobile phones, coupled with the rapid rise of what are now known as ‘smartphones’, promoted the introduction of “info-tainment” applications, particularly the Ford SYNC, Kia UVO and GM MyLink.  As opposed to utilising embedded hardware, these applications were developed via the driver’s own phone and streamed via Bluetooth; thus duplicating entertainment and features the driver could enjoy elsewhere and not purely in the car. On the back of this, Silicon Valley giants duly made their presence felt – particularly Blackberry, Google and Apple; all of whom released their own proprietary software platforms to establish themselves in an already booming market.

Today’s technology

It comes as no great surprise that new technologies in the automotive industry have continued to advance over the years and this can only mean one thing – decisions, decisions, decisions! With so many gadgets and apps to choose from, today’s consumer has a plethora of important decisions to make when it comes to finding the right accessories for both the driver and their passengers, including mobile-apps. Here we take a look at just a few of the many options available on today’s market:

Adaptive suspension  

No longer reserved for the likes of Range Rovers and other 4 x 4 alternatives, adaptive suspension allows the vehicle to be put into different modes for added comfort, such as “sports” mode. Popular with landowners and farmers (or, at least, those with the budget to spare), this particular add-on is ideal for both on and off road adventures.

Advanced self-driving capabilities

As though forward-collision warnings and adaptive cruise controls weren’t enough, car manufacturers such as Mercedes and Volvo are already rolling out far more advanced packages which only stop a little short of autonomous vehicles themselves!  Ideal for the regular commuter, technology such as Volvo’s Pilot Assist system are certainly making an impact on the market. Autonomous technology leaves the car users the time to enjoy the interactive technology.

Autonomous safety features  

Whilst features such as lane-keep assist, automatic forward-collision braking and adaptive cruise control were initially restricted to the higher end luxury vehicles, these are now available on many more models, including the Nissan which even has the capability to perceive an incident two cars ahead! Now that’s what you’d call smart thinking, and it allows you to watch Netflix, get the answer to the question How old are you? Or even check your email while driving, and legally too! 

Electronic Logging Devices

Huge amounts of money are being saved each year on vehicle fleet owners and private car owners alike, using ELD devices to keep track of mileage. From a lower and better insurance rate, to finding the minimal mileage required, these devices are worth their weight in gold.

Gesture control  

Whilst only BMW currently offer gesture control on their 7 series, another great app well and truly in the making enables drivers to control various vehicle features quite literally, by using gestures as opposed to touch or voice control.

Larger screens  

For drivers who prefer to keep their hands firmly on the wheel then the new larger screens being introduced by manufacturers such as Mercedes and Volvo not only offer great viewing ease but are also ultra-sensitive to touch, meaning they can be operated with ease, just like a smartphone.

Car care apps  

Long gone are the days when you needed to record your service mileage on a scrap of paper; or try and remember when the next oil change falls due. Today’s car care apps like many other mobile apps for drivers, such as the Hyundai Assurance’s version, really do make life much easier when it comes to keeping track of that all important information meaning you’ll never miss an important milestone again.

Electric drivetrain

Whilst vehicles with electric propulsion systems have been around since the late 1990’s, electric drivetrains are certainly driving performance forward – not only from a fuel economy point of view but also in terms of speed. What’s more, it’s already being offered on a long list of vehicles (including performance models such as the BMW, Porsche Spyder and Ferrari).

Suffice it to say, when it comes to interactive technology some incredible progress has already been made; and with yet more to come. Quite what the future holds in store, we’ll have to wait and see but it certainly seems true to suggest that technological advances hold no bounds when it comes to market competition.