Thursday, July 31, 2014

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When you find ways to make your truck perform better, the exhaust system is often forgotten. Few realize that the exhaust system is one of the hardest working parts of any automobile. To be efficient, it must be able to expel its waste gases properly and quietly. That’s why it is important to have its parts checked regularly to ensure the system’s optimal condition. Here are a few facts about the exhaust system:

Monday, July 28, 2014

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Halogen lights have stuck around as perennial choices for external car lamps. Here are a few perks that come with using these tenured illuminators.

Long life – Halogen lamps are often heralded for their longevity. This is mainly because the lamps are manufactured using a much stronger glass, designed to withstand the extreme heat that comes with operating halogen lamps. Its filament burns a lot hotter than common incandescent bulbs.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

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More trucks in the U.S. are becoming ‘cleaner,’ as opposed to the ones that roamed America’s major roads and highways decades ago, mainly due to the continued advancement of semi-truck parts design. As AutoBlog Green’s Danny King notes in his article: “When it comes to diesel trucks, the good old days weren’t so good. Go back a quarter century, for instance. Back then, a singe diesel-powered truck was throwing off about 60 times the emissions a typical ‘clean diesel’ truck goes today.” According to information from the Diesel Technology Forum, up to 33 percent of all trucks currently traversing U.S. highways are ‘cleaner’ versions of their smoky, older counterparts. About 2.9 million of 8.8 million trucks in all of America are now sporting newer, cleaner diesel engines. This data includes information on mostly class 3-8 trucks between 2007 and 2013, which were registered in the District of Columbia and all 50 states.

Friday, July 25, 2014

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If exhaust problems are not addressed immediately, hazardous fumes can seep through several openings and end up being inhaled into the lungs. As mentioned in the excerpt above, diesel exhaust is composed of numerous toxic substances, and medical science has already established that these toxins have harmful effects on human health. To avoid the hazards brought about by faulty vehicle exhaust systems, preventive measures like replacing a beat-up pipe connection with a sturdy exhaust elbow or patching up even the smallest punctures can go a long way. For some of the best exhaust fittings and spare parts, purchase only from reputable sellers like Global Parts, Inc.
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For trailer owners, E-Track systems are like a heaven-sent solution. What makes these systems so great is the multitude of different devices that make them even more useful. E-Track fittings, ratchet straps, tie down straps—all these make securing even simple accessories like cargo nets and bungee cords a cinch.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Unless you’re working with a fully-covered container truck, it’s your duty to protect your equipment against the elements, and tarps always come in handy should it start to drizzle during your trip. You should properly choose your type of tarp though—for one, while plastic is inexpensive, it tends to be more prone to ripping than canvas varieties. To help secure your cargo even further, there’s additional equipment that you can buy, like quality e-track accessories and cargo control devices.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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In a showdown of brilliance, LED lights win hands down. The only barrier keeping them from selling like hotcakes in the current market is their price. However, with every technological leap, the price of LED goes down while the quality goes up. The future of more affordable LED lights can still become a reality.

Concerning trailer lights, however, energy efficiency may as well be the least of your worries. In this category, there are different criteria such as brightness, waterproofness, and tinned wiring. Maxing out all three attributes can make boat hauling, loading, and unloading much easier for you. You can partially submerge the trailer in water and it would still emit light visible from yards away.

Monday, July 21, 2014

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"During your inspection, be on the lookout for signs that you might need a new connection—but there are steps you can take to ensure that this won’t happen in the first place. For one, don’t connect the trailer hitch to your truck’s tow ball, as this could provide false ground for the trailer. In fact the jack-and-plug connection should be the only connection to the trailer. If your trailer lights have burned out or its wirings have gone faulty, you should have them replaced right away before your next vacation or hauling trip. Look into reputable dealers like Global Parts Inc. for trusty and reliable LED marker lights or brake lights."

Thursday, June 26, 2014

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On the other hand, a halogen lamp like the popular Hella 500 Black Magic still retains the standard tungsten filament, but doesn’t contain an inert gas – instead, it contains halogen, which slows the thinning of the tungsten filament despite the extreme heat, and prevents blackening. This process significantly lengthens the lifespan of the bulb by allowing the tungsten to safely reach higher temperatures (therefore, producing a much brighter light). To further enable the filament to withstand extreme heat, materials like fused quartz are often used instead of normal silica glass.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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The lesson to learn from vehicle recalls is too important to ignore: the value and benefit of quality control in parts and services for driver and passenger safety. In this case, buying truck parts, including efficient LED trailer lights or hazard lights from reputable brands that offer high-quality products, cannot be stressed enough. Replacing faulty parts or equipment is one side of the coin, but using (and maintaining) these parts properly is another.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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As for your air intake system, be sure to have two air filters mounted outside the hood for better air flow. Also, whenever you’re modifying your engine’s exhaust systems, use flexible tubing that can be fitted, bent or turned into any application without breaking it and losing its function. You should also get your engine parts like an exhaust elbow only from reputable suppliers like Global Parts Inc. to make sure that you don’t get conned into buying something substandard.

Monday, June 23, 2014

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For efficient road performance with whatever Mother Nature throws their way, truck operators should keep their vehicles well-maintained. Global Parts Inc. has a wide range of quality semi-truck parts to suit many brands of big rigs. As part of our summer blowout, we are offering a 10 percent discount on all products in our valve categories from July 1 to July 31, 2014. These include Bendix-style air break valves and Tramec-style spring break valves.

Friday, June 20, 2014

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The exhaust is one of the most under-valued parts of any vehicle. Yes, the gases blow out, but sometimes, the exhaust system raises issues with ground clearance and engine efficiency. If the stock exhaust wreaks havoc on driving, along with the vehicle’s power and roar, consider assembling your own exhaust system.

First, use your jack stands to lift your vehicle to an acceptable height, then go under. Analyze the current exhaust pipe and mark a line on the location you’ll be cutting into. Take pictures of the underside and determine where the new piping will be laid.

Loosen and remove the exhaust hanger attachments then pry out the exhaust pipe. Start cutting at the marked lines with a reciprocating saw. You will have no choice but to cut extra piping if the exhaust pipes pass through hard-to-reach areas like the suspension. One way to minimize the visible exhaust fumes is to add bends at certain sections of the piping through an exhaust elbow.

The degree of bend will depend on your system design, especially if you are considering a change in muffler location from the rear or out the sides like in certain muscle cars. You must have new tubing prepared to weld with the elbow if you are letting go of much of the stock piping.

A new exhaust system may work well for your car in terms of performance. At the same time, making the exhaust layout with a set of elbows enables a change in direction. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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One of the things you just can’t afford to do on the road at night is driving with busted lights. Good, functioning lighting should always be part of your checklist for your vehicle’s equipment and maintenance list. This is especially so for large trucks. Accidents happen without proper illumination, and a truck driver loses much more than his cargo in an accident because of bad lighting..

However, the reverse is just as dangerous. Too many lights on your car can blind approaching drivers and cause them to collide with you. Similarly, poorly fitted or incorrectly aligned lights, can compromise you and other vehicles.

Always choose to buy the best set of driving lights for your vehicle, and have them installed properly. Make sure you know the brand of lighting ideal for your car. Hella driving lights, recognized for their durability and lightweight design, are highly recommended and have been used all over the world.

High beams are useful enough for ordinary driving conditions, but for additional illumination, driving lights are used in conjunction with the regular high beam headlights. A precaution for drivers using these lights, as they can be distracting enough to cause accidents. They should be aimed directly to the front for optimal lighting, and used ideally along remote and dark or unilluminated roads.  

Drivers should keep these lights in good shape for their own safety when driving, especially in adverse conditions.

Friday, June 13, 2014

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Ratchet straps are indispensable accessories for e-tracks, enabling safer delivery trips for various sizes, weights, and amounts of cargo. While their main function may be simple, inexperienced users can still be a bit confused as to how they’re actually used. Here are a few guidelines.

Joining the two pieces
Ratchet straps come in two separate pieces; one with the ratchet assembly on its end, and another without. Join the two by inserting the loose end of one strap into the slot of the ratchet assembly. Once done, pull the loose strap through the slot in the assembly, then bring it back out and align the strap together to avoid tangling or locking.

Tightening the ratchet
Ratchet straps can be cranked to a desired tightness with a special mechanism on the assembly. Do this by cranking it up and down. Once the desired tightness is achieved, lock the ratchet handle down. You’re now ready to secure your cargo.

Releasing the ratchet

Ratchet straps come with a quick release trigger to easily unfurl cargo. Do this by pulling the trigger toward the back handle, then opening the ratchet all the way. The webbing should be released by then, allowing it to be pulled out of the assembly. Finish things off by pulling the trigger to unlock it, then closing the ratchet assembly back down.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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Light-emitting diode (LED) lights are fast gaining popularity as indispensable materials for vehicles. What does it have that the more common incandescent light bulbs don’t? Let’s find out.

Long life
LEDs are found to last over 100,000 hours compared to a meager 3,000 hours for conventional incandescent bulbs. Such longevity enables vehicle owners to reduce the hassles of regular checking and replacement. To add to the perks, LEDs are backed by warranties that last between 2 to 5 years.

Energy efficiency
Unlike their counterparts, LEDs require a much lower amperage to operate, saving a considerable amount of energy. Also, the minimal energy requirement allows it to operate cooler, safely touchable even during operation.

Maximum visibility
With their faster rise time (time required to reach full light intensity), LEDs can be seen much better in the distance compared to their incandescent counterparts. This allows for a major safety advantage as other drivers can see LED lights flashing from greater distances.

Vibration and water resistance

LEDs do not have delicate filaments that can be screwed up when exposed to shock and vibration. This is a big problem with smaller trailers that lack shock absorbers. Also, conventional glass bulbs are prone to shatter if they get wet while hot – not LEDs. In fact, trailers with LEDs can actually be submerged in water without the need to be concerned about busted bulbs. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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"Alarms The last thing you want to happen is to make a stopover and come back to an empty trailer. Keep your ATV safe by purchasing an extra alarm. You’ve spent a lot of money to acquire an ATV, you should treat it like an investment, especially when towing it from your home to the trail and back. If you need to purchase E-track accessories and other safety gear, be sure to only deal with reputable suppliers like Global Parts, Inc."

Sunday, May 18, 2014

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"GPS Adding a GPS to your truck can help you find the shortest route to your destination, effectively reducing the amount of gas your truck needs to use. A GPS also comes in handy when driving in unfamiliar territory, as it saves you the trouble of having to go around in circles trying to find your way back into the interstate. When purchasing new semi-trailer parts online, be sure to deal only with reputable companies, such as Global Parts, Inc. This guarantees the quality of the parts you order, and that you’ll be reaping the benefits sooner rather than later."

Saturday, May 17, 2014

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When people talk about a vehicle’s exhaust system, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the muffler since it is external and thus very visible. However, the muffler is only the end point of the exhaust system, and harmful gases like carbon monoxide must first pass through components like the exhaust elbow.
As the name suggests, exhaust elbows were designed to link two exhaust pipes. Like any car part though, your exhaust elbow will wear out over time and need replacement. When this time comes, do you know how to find a suitable replacement?
To begin with, find out your exhaust system’s diameter so you can get a new elbow that fits like a glove. Then, look at the parts that the elbow will connect. How far apart are they? After determining the distance, you also have to figure out the correct angle. If you’re unsure about these specifications, you can always bring your vehicle to a mechanic or ask a car parts dealer for the best replacement option.

One note, though: some car owners use a flexible tubing to bridge the gap between two exhaust pipes. While these tubes do bend to the desired shape and angle, an exhaust elbow is still the best option because it is stationary and thus more stable.

Friday, May 16, 2014

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"Some lighting manufacturers have been successful with their LED systems and are now being tapped to do custom fixtures for a number of truck manufacturers like Volvo. The new lights’ housings are essentially the same as the OEM units, except for the LED light arrangement and the associated circuitry. A stock headlamp may have a single halogen bulb with beam angle support, while an LED headlamp might sport several LEDs of lower voltage but have better luminescence when combined. The LED array for a truck does not necessarily have to be limited to the front. Aside from the trailer lights, you may add new LED marker lights to the trailer. However, you can consider enlisting an auto electrician to reconcile the voltage issues and heat shrink, as well as to properly link the lighting and brakes with the truck."

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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"Some truck buyers turn to late-model low-mileage used trucks, which are cheaper than new ones, as temporary units. Others can upgrade their current trucks with better engines and quality flexible exhaust tubing from truck parts retailers like Global Parts Inc. To ensure compliance with emission laws, truck owners should look at which devices need replacing. In older trucks, the engine is often linked to the catalytic converter, the muffler, and the exhaust port. New regulations require installing particulate filters between the engine and the muffler."

Monday, May 12, 2014

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Off-roading is an exhilarating adventure for adrenaline junkies who want to push the limits of what their four-wheel drive vehicles can do. Some do it to enjoy the natural scenery, while some take pride in overcoming the challenges presented by unpaved grounds. Off-roading, no matter where it's done, is an exciting pastime as long as you're prepared and equipped for utmost safety.

Off-roaders usually engage their four-wheel drive jeeps and pick-up trucks in the natural terrain, where several bumps and humps show themselves off the beaten path. Whether on the trail, sand, or mud, always check and prepare your vehicle for surprising elements. Don't attempt to rush into steep climbs, descents or water crossings when your vehicle is not fully equipped with the proper gear, or risk damaging your precious adventure carrier.

Never forget to inspect your engine: it should be mechanically sound and easy to operate. Listen to it carefully and look out for any abnormal sounds of distress. If you're going to do dirt hill climbs and some downed trees for fun, don't forget to equip your vehicle with sturdy off-road wheels and to bring spare tires. Make sure that you attach a strong front skid plate to prevent damage on the underside of your vehicle.

Lastly, find a local 4x4 club who have members to help you set up your vehicle in great shape for more adventures. You can meet and learn more from people who share your interest and passion for extreme adrenaline rush and adventure.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

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One factor that makes the E-track system one of the most versatile cargo management systems is the wide range of accessories available for it. Listed below are but a few E-track accessories and how they are used:
Rings are the most basic accessory for the E-track system, and most commonly come in either O-ring or D-ring configurations. They allow you to set an anchor point anywhere along the E-track rail. This anchor point can then be used to tie down objects to a floor or wall using ordinary rope, or as a hooking point for a strap equipped with a hook on one end.

Friday, May 2, 2014

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Technology has indeed gone a long way, especially insofar as making things more efficient and economical are concerned. In the tractor-trailer sector industry, one such example of improvement in would be the LED trailer lights. Trailer truck operators and parts suppliers are certified fans, and who can blame them? After all, there are numerous advantages these LED lights bring.

Here are a few that are continuously shaping and changing the way lights are are being made.

Monday, April 28, 2014

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The purpose of any vehicle’s exhaust system is to direct burnt gases away from the engine as it runs. However, not everyone is aware of the importance of an exhaust system’s role in how vehicles can remain running, and remain in good condition. Properly expelling exhaust gases is more important than what some people may think.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

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How do you know if your car has an exhaust leak? Aside from the sound mentioned in the piece, faulty exhaust systems also produce a ticking, popping or roaring noise. Black soot on the tailpipe and exhaust is sure sign of leaks too. Be sure to check the undercarriage as well for signs of rust, as this can eat away at your exhaust system and produce leaks. If your car exhibits any of these problems, bring it to a mechanic who will check the muffler and flexible exhaust tubing’s condition.

If you’re concerned about the cost of parts replacement—as mentioned in the news item—there are now online retailers like Global Parts, Inc. that carry exhaust parts at much lower prices. Hence, you can buy parts, such as a quality exhaust elbow without breaking the bank.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

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As sales for commercial trailers and trucks increase, the demand for secure methods to transport goods also increases. For instance, some newer models of truck beds and trailers have built-in e track systems to move things easily. The system is also secured with sturdy e track straps to hold down cargo, equipment, and even vehicles during transport. Handlers should be mindful of the cargo weight that will be carried in the truck because different straps can hold down a certain amount of weight.

Besides e-track straps, the system also utilizes various types of e track accessories to suit the heavy-duty needs and requirements of cargo transport. Each accessory has unique tensile strengths to match the weight of the items, as well as connecting components to link them to other attachments.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

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Off-road lights are among the more popular products for almost all types of vehicles, mostly due to their function to improve visibility while driving at night in more remote areas. These driving lights come in different kinds and can be installed almost anywhere on the car. Setting up off-road lights for vehicles require regular tools, basic knowledge of electrical wiring, and following simple guidelines.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

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This experience is made possible by a boat, and a capable trailer which tows your boat. Your trailer, however, occasionally hits an obstacle as it tows your boat around, causing its working amber LED lights to break.

This is a problem, especially if you plan to take your boat trailer out at night. Well, you’re in luck! Global Parts, Inc. has the perfect solution for your problem. We will provide great LED trailer lights at 10% OFF the regular price from May 15 to June 15, and we can help you replace that broken light in a jiffy. Best of all, we are offering a 10% discount on all our LED trailer lights!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

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Automobiles are one of the landmark technological breakthroughs of the last few centuries. Thanks to them, people no longer have to travel long distances on foot or on a wagon driven by a horse. Of course, vehicles are not only useful for ferrying people as they are also often used to transport cargo across the country and even around the world.

Friday, April 11, 2014

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In conjunction with this development, the new distribution location will also serve as a centralized corporate headquarters. Company representatives said these steps will streamline the delivery process for faster shipping and will position the company for further growth. The new facility will open on June 1st and will house all of the company’s product offerings.

Global Parts, Inc. started as a boutique retailer but has become a preferred supplier to some of the largest companies in the United States, and even select clients abroad. Aside from offering first-rate semi trailer parts, the company also carries motorcycle parts and accessories, road safety products, vehicle and trailer cleaning supplies, GPS systems, CB radio equipment, tires and a number of car accessories.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

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You can't miss the presence of trucks and trailers on the road. After all, they're big, mean, and bulky machines that ship goods. As a driver, operator, or owner of such vehicles, it's your duty to keep them in good working condition, including all its parts and components.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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To help you with maintenance, Global Parts Inc., is offering a 20% discount on assorted flexible exhaust tubing (both stainless steel and galvanized) from April to May, 2014. Shipping is also free for the Contiguous US states.

A leading truck parts dealer in the areas of Atlanta, Ringgold and Savannah, GA; Louisville, KY; and Jacksonville, FL, Global Parts Inc. provides a wide array of exhaust products and accessories, including flexible tubing and exhaust elbow for most truck brands’ exhaust systems.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

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Most people consider their vehicles’ exhaust systems as pipe-like objects protruding from the back and spewing out smoke. However, if you feel like your engine’s been revving up too noisily and you can’t get enough thrust, then it could mean that your vehicle is not performing optimally, and might even be harming the environment greatly.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

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Work can be so busy and demanding that by the end of the day, a driver may no longer be able to remember the little details, such as which headlight they should use for the type of weather or road conditions they are traveling in. A little knowledge about the different headlamp types available for their cars can keep drivers from making costly mistakes.

Monday, March 10, 2014

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Trucking companies rely on several methods to secure items for transportation. Most cargo that these groups usually carry in their trailers often have significant value, so much that care and safety must always be practiced when handling them. Most cargo groups are equipped with straps, hooks, and other different tools to hold important goods in place.

Rope tie downs are the most common tool used for securing objects as most people know how to use this device. Some ropes are custom-made depending on the type of object needs tying down. One of the most common concerns regarding the use of ropes is that the tightness of the security can come loose depending on situations despite it being tied securely and tightly.

Ratchet straps are commonly used in trucking as it usually goes hand in hand with the e track. Ratchets straps have hooks installed into them which fits the e tracks and hold items down in place. Ratchets can also be adjusted based on the size and length of the cargo that needs securing.

Some companies also use tarps to cover the cargo and hold them as well. Tarpaulins are very durable and flexible, being utilized to pin down much larger objects that cannot be tied or strapped down.

There are more ways transportation groups use to hold down their goods for security purposes. The use of ropes, tarps and straps determine that these trucking groups really do take note of the items being transferred from one place to another. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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If you haven’t been living in the wilderness for very long, it may be easy to get lost in the dark, especially in the absence of navigational guides. It may be worse when you have an off-road vehicle that is not properly kitted for extended periods outside. As your survival and safety are essential to returning to your shelter, you will need adequate LED lighting solutions to find your way back.
Choosing which off-road lights to set up on your vehicle will fall into a choice of either halogen or HIDs, both of which your lighting parts specialist may carry in stock. Take note that certain models of both varieties also have amber LEDs located off-center to augment the lighting for blind spots.
You also must familiarize yourself with your state’s regulations on automobile lighting. While the vehicle’s stock lights provide an advantage, you can add up to that by setting up extra lights on other locations. They include the front bumpers, a lightbar atop the roof, and inside the vehicle grill. The wiring will also need a revamp, as well as checks to the alternator to see if they can handle the increased power load. Make sure that the lights you choose are specifically designed for outdoor conditions due to the insulation.

In the end, a bank of lights installed on your vehicle will make a huge difference out in the boondocks. You need ample lighting distance to find your way home.   

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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A commentary about the statement made is that the EC left out the ways of successfully reducing vehicular emission, focusing on accountability on the part of its constituents. There are ways of reducing air pollution, like through upgrading flexible exhaust tubing for large vehicles and outfitting exhaust elbows for trucks. Repairing engines and enhancing fuel sources may also reduce pollution in a significant level. Simply raising awareness of campaigns to reduce pollution can already be a significant way of helping the nation clean itself.

The implementation of strict rules regarding vehicular emission all over the world serves as a pivotal role in addressing one of the more crucial environmental issues the world faces today. Advocacies for cleaner air through proper car maintenance can already go a long way in supporting this cause.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

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Motor accidents happens every day, anytime, anywhere. This is why car technology has relentlessly pursued the development of vehicles that promote road safety. Car lights are an important element in a vehicle as this aids the driver to see his surroundings clearly. Day lights could help in foggy or rainy weather, while LED Lights, such as the Hella 500 Black Magic could do wonders at night, shining so brightly it’s as if it’s daytime on the road.

Car lights are just one of the many other components that should be ensured to be working properly before anyone hits the road. Vehicle owners, whether in Europe or in the Americas, could use some help getting supplies for day lights and Hella driving lights with reputable car parts providers like Global Parts, Inc.

Friday, February 28, 2014

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All E track accessories can easily fit the track so no gear change would be required when you are replacing the kind of cargo you carry. You just need to change the fitting, which are marked with workload limit and breaking strength, and you’re good to go. The track can also be used to fit conventional straps that you may already own.

The ways a utility trailer can benefit you are endless especially if fitted with an E track system, making for good investments. There are also several E Track accessories, each having a specific purpose in helping you secure and haul different kinds of cargo.
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A vehicle's exhaust system can be complicated. The system is comprised of various-sized components that perform unique functions. However, the larger parts are deemed more important due simply to the huge space it occupies in the system. This tends to overshadow the vital function of smaller parts, one of which is the exhaust system elbow.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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The life span of an LED is also greater than an incandescent bulb. An emergency light such as amber LED lights that are with LED lights will be much more reliable than those which don’t.

For utility lights such as amber emergency lights, accent lights, work lights, cab marker lights, and directional lights, LED is the better choice, as well.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Drivers who’ve gotten tired of the typical road trip have a more adrenalin-pumping alternative—off-roading. Generally speaking, off-roading is driving on unpaved ground such as riverbeds, sand dunes, mountainsides, and even beaches.

Friday, February 14, 2014

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For businesses which supply materials to their clients, you need to transport your vast array of goods in the most efficient way possible, meaning the fastest time and the least casualty on the merchandise. Items can slide around during delivery, though, and can result to damage. To protect the products, you're going to need a reliable setup to hold them in place in your truck bed or trailer.

Monday, February 3, 2014

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With the development of newer, higher power LEDs, the humble solid-state lighting device has risen out of its humble role as an indicator light for electronic equipment and entered the market for mainstream lighting equipment. One of their most popular uses right now is as a lighting fixture in vehicles of every shape and size.

Monday, January 27, 2014

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How do you fit a long, straight tube inside a small space? Bend it. 

Exhaust systems are not an exemption to this. As carriers of exhaust gases, the system must be able to safely guide the gases out of any combustion chamber, namely engines. However, with limited space, long tubes may not fit to contribute to the exhaust system's function. There must be a way for exhaust systems to incorporate pipes small enough to allow a seamless fit. 

Fortunately, exhaust elbows make fitting exhaust tubes easier inside limited space. An elbow's main purpose is to make a sharp bend within a short distance in small spaces. An exhaust system needs to have turns and bends at some point to direct the exhaust out of the engine to the outside. 

While exhaust elbows serve as a bridge that connects two ends of exhaust pipes, they must also be strong enough to handle the heat and pressure of the gases that pass through their exhaust tubes. Otherwise, they may spring a leak or break entirely. Another problem common to exhaust elbows is clogging. Once clogged, overheating may occur and perforation may arise. Always make it a habit to check your exhaust system with an authorized technician for corrosion, perforation, obstruction, and malformation.

Friday, January 17, 2014

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Fog is one of the most dangerous weather conditions for drivers. In many cases, fog is so thick that it completely limits a driver’s range of sight to directly in front of him. 

 Fog typically forms when the temperature of the ground is drastically different from the temperature of the wind. Warm air can easily turn into fog when ground temperatures are cool enough to condense the warm air and vice versa. This is why fog is common when the seasons change. 

When fog sets in, the rate of accidents significantly increases. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, an average of 38,000 road accidents happen every year due to foggy driving conditions, leaving roughly 15,600 people injured. 

To combat the negative effects of fog on driving conditions, drivers are advised to drive much slower than they normally would. Without the aid of vision, the perception of speed can be drastically altered, paving the way for accidents to happen. After all, it is better to arrive late but safe than to be involved in an accident. 

Drivers also stand to benefit from purchasing driving lights specifically designed to illuminate fog. In many cases, these driving lights make use of halogen bulbs that emit stronger beams of light than the standard bulbs used in headlights. If you choose to take this extra precaution, be sure to get yellow or green driving lights as it reflects less than white light, providing better visibility.

Friday, January 10, 2014

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Shipping valuable items from one city to another may sound easy but securing them can be a difficult task if you don't have enough resources. If you have a box to transport, the ideal way to protect it is to put it inside a clean and dry container that can be tightly closed without any gaps. The container should also be free from unusual stains or smell, roof holes, and cracked or broken floorboards. 

There are necessary parts and accessories that are also required to keep the cargo secure throughout the journey. A few packages may need moisture protection, such as container desiccants, to avoid losses and costly claims. Humidity indicators or oxygen scavengers may also be needed to maintain the quality of goods during shipment. If you need to tie down the load, an e track strap may be useful to safely secure any type of cargo while in transit. 

 It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand the importance of securing shipments. These measures not only prevent damage, but they can also help you save time and work more efficiently. If you own a shipping business and want to keep your customers, make sure to mark this checklist for cargo safety and security.

Friday, January 3, 2014

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Record heat waves in Australia, cold snaps in the United States, snow in Egypt and Vietnam—these are just some of the strange weather disturbances that have occurred in recent times. With the climate turning weird like an episode on The Twilight Zone, many people are switching to eco-friendly measures like carpooling and energy-efficient products like LED lights. 

LED (short for light emitting diodes) lighting is dubbed consumes less energy than traditional incandescent light bulbs or fluorescent lights that have long been installed in homes all over the country for the longest time. Households that have made the switch to LED lighting can consequently cut back on their expenses as they no longer need to replace their lighting fixtures as frequently as before. 

LED lighting is not restricted to household use, however. In fact, LED lights are rather popular in the trucking industry, where they are used as “stop, tail, turn” lights, directional lights, and marker lights. 

It is also worth noting that LED lights illuminate a wider area than conventional headlights and are thus ideal for those who drive frequently at night or in inclement weather. LED lights for large motor vehicles come in different colors. Amber LED lights, which emit a shade similar to red, are particularly good options as they are easily noticed on the road.