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I want to remind everyone that we have our own Facebook Channel. It's a place for car enthusiasts to gather together and discuss car modifications, different projects and just have some fun)) No matter what vehicle you have - a sports car, a big lifted truck or small Mini, if you like driving, acceleration and that feeling of air in your hair at 100 miles per hour, you did the right thing to visit our channel! If you're a part of CARiD's community, feel free to express your thought on different posts we have, share them, like them and help us to make it more interesting and entertaining) We are waiting for your activity, understanding and valuable ideas! Here I will be posting Facebook updates, cool or not - you to decide:D Let's start..
Check out this crazy Camaro that is based on a character in a movie called Turbo, which hits theaters July 19, 2013. The car was customized from ground up! It's got that custom COPO hood, front splitter, rear diffuser and rear wing spoiler, custom LED lighting and it's been painted black with a vinyl chrome wrap, tinted to mimic black chrome to say the least.
Check out a pretty unique Dodge Challenger! The first thing that catches an eye is a set of wheels. Let’s admit that not everyday we see Challengers on such rims. The vinyl roof and all the chrome accents give the car a sophisticated retro look. The radical stance completes the car’s indisputable strong character! This Dodge will turn more heads than any supercar!
CARiD.com is home to the enthusiasts who want their cars to look at their best! Therefore, CARiD runs Wheels Giveaway until October 30, 2013! Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CARiDcom and name your car's make and model for a chance to become a lucky winner of brand new wheels worth $1000! It's never been that easy to get new shoes for your vehicle! So don't hesitate, since this is a limited time offer! Good luck in CARiD's Wheels Giveaway!
Finding the right tire to fit on a vehicle is not easy. If you want proof of the difficulty, just look at the caravan of tire trucks that follow rally teams around the world. There are different profile tires, there are different rubber compounds and there are tire tread patterns for all kinds of weather conditions. Unfortunately, you cannot change your tires according to the road and weather conditions of the next 15 miles of road in front of you, as the rally teams do (and even they don't always get it right). You will have to choose tires that perform well most of the time and adequately when the conditions are less than ideal. The tires you buy must have a load rating and a speed classification that fit your vehicle. The load rating is particularly important to note when you buy tires for big SUVs and trucks, as the same size tires and wheels might come in different load ratings, one for passenger cars and one for SUVs and trucks.
Racing tires show the basics of tire choices
Let's talk about performance car tires first. The extremes of racing make it clear which factors you have to take into account when you decide which tires to buy. For racing there are two basic types of tires: Slicks for dry and smooth asphalt and Rain Tires for wet conditions. The slicks have no pattern at all and are made in a sticky rubber compound. This is to maximize traction, and it works well as long as the surface is absolutely dry. Add a little water and the game changes completely. The wide and smooth slicks surf like surfboards on top of even slight moisture. The water acts as a lubricant between the road and the tire surface, and the driver must slow down enough to make the tires sink down through the water, or the car will spin out of control. This is applicable to your everyday road tires too. Wide tires, with little or no pattern that can drain water away, are very prone to aquaplaning. This is why there are laws on tire tread depths for road tires. Driving with tires that cannot drain water away is extremely dangerous as soon as there is water or moisture on the road.
Different tires for different climates
Even slicks come in a number of variations, with rubber compounds for different temperatures and pavement surfaces. One important aspect is how fast the tires wear. Soft tires (like Pirelli tires) provide better grip than tires made in harder compounds, but wear more quickly. If the soft tires wear too quickly, the extra pitstop to change tires can mean that the race is lost. If a team chooses tires that are too hard they might lose the race by being a fraction of a second slower on each bend. Choice of tire compound is important for road wheels too. You probably want to get as many miles as possible out of your tires, but you also want tires that provide a good grip on the road for safe braking and cornering. If you live in a hot climate, you will probably want a little harder rubber compound than people living in the cold of the north, to get comparable grip and wear.
Don't kill your wheels on potholes
If you live in a part of the country where rains are rare and the road surfaces smooth, you will have little problems with wide, low profile tires that come close to being slicks. (For road use you will still want some tread pattern.) If you live in a state where the frost breaks up potholes in the road surfaces and the road maintenance budget is insufficient, you will probably want a higher profile tire to have a bigger air cushion between your expensive custom rims and the edges of the potholes, and to avoid that every road trip becomes a shaking experience.
Severe grooves for severe rains
The more difficult the weather is, the more ridges, grooves and siping you want in the tire tread. The ridges running along the perimeter of a tire act like very narrow wheels that cut through the water surface, providing direct contact between the tire and the road. The grooves along the ridges drain water out. These longitudinal grooves are also important to the directional stability. Some or all of the ridges are divided into blocks, providing lateral edges that break the water surface and lateral channels that drain the water out of the tire. Many tires also have fine cuts, "siping," in these blocks, creating thousands of edges that cut through the water when the brakes are applied and the rubber between the cuts bend and show off their cut edge.
On the other hand - the more cuts and grooves, the less surface is put on the road in dry conditions. The movements of the rubber blocks in a tire with a heavy pattern can also build up heat and cause excessive tire wear. Lateral grooves can also cause excessive noise in dry weather. Thus, the choice of tire tread should be made with an eye to the local climate conditions. For everyday driving, the natural choice is an all-weather tire from a major tire manufacturer. They come in many variations, each with a slightly different compromise between the factors mentioned above. Choose one that fits your driving style, driving conditions and your comfort demands. If you live in an area with heavy winter climate, we recommend that you also get a separate set of winter wheels with tires specifically designed to perform well on snow and ice.
- Mounts to any drill for rotary buffing action - Designed specifically for restoring clarity to plastic surfaces - Kit also includes 2 double-sided sandpaper pads for severely oxidized plastic - Kit includes one microfiber towel for wipeoff - Features denser “closed cell” foam bristles compared to PowerBall 4 Paint - Individual bristles allow ball to rotate while applying even pressure to plastic surfaces, even in tight nooks and crannies - Also works well for cleaning glass with Mothers Glass Polish
- Choose between Metal Polish and Chrome Polish - Designed specifically for polishing chrome and metal surfaces - Scours and removes microscopic peaks which appear as a dull patina, leaving a mirror smooth finish - Solvents effectively clean grime and road tars away - Sealants in the paste form a barrier to lock out moisture and prevent corrosion damage - Thick consistency applies similarly to cold cream
At CARiD, we aim to provide our customers with the finest Auto Detailing the industry can offer, which is why we accept no compromise when it comes to the quality.
Today I'm gonna tell you about auto detailing products by our new manufacturer - Dr. Beasley’s. Dr. Beasley’s is a technology based company specializing in high quality cleaning and protection car care products that restore and preserve a vehicle’s surfaces. With years of professional automotive detailing and custom formulating experience, Dr. Beasley’s manufactures safe, environmentally friendly, biodegradable detailing products and car care solutions to maximize the life of your investment.
- Water based formula - contains no solvents which can damage rubber - Prevents against cracking, fading, discoloration, and UV damage - Leaves your tires healthy looking and protected from direct damage by the elements
Do you hear squeal or screech when braking? Do you feel it takes your vehicle longer to stop? Well, it's high time to check your brakes then. And if there is any noticeable damage, like cracks, grooves, heat spots or rust, don't waste time and replace the worn-out brake components as soon as possible. And it's probably no surprise to you that we have all your needs covered. At CARiD.com, we've stockpiled the largest selection of brake rotors, pads and brake kits for you. If you're still not sure what option is better for you, our experts will gladly help you.
At CARiD, we aim to provide our customers with the finest Performance Brakes, Pads & Rotors the industry can offer, which is why we accept no compromise when it comes to the quality. Created by the most reputable names in the industry, such as Brembo, EBC Brakes, PowerStop, HAWK, Omix-Ada the Performance Brakes, Pads & Rotors we've gathered for you feature precise design and everlasting durability. Each of the Performance Brakes, Pads & Rotors is skillfully engineered by the country's most experienced professionals and then crafted from premium materials to ensure quality that is second to none. Manufactured to satisfy even the most discerning aficionados, the Performance Brakes, Pads & Rotors that we stock are ready to reveal the true nature of your vehicle.
This topic is about Coverking seat covers and the great choice of materials they make their products of. They are the following: Saddleblanket, Ballistic, Genuine Leather, Poly Cotton Drill, Neo Supreme, Neoprene, Spacer Mesh, Velour, Alcantara, Suede and Premium Leatherette.
You can read a detailed description of them here - Coverking - Materials to know better what to choose for your vehicle. Seat covers are an affordable and reasonable investment. Using seat covers right from the start will not only add to the visual appeal of your vehicle, but will also help retain its resale value. Seat covers are available in myriad color options to meet your taste and needs. You can get a set that will match your dash board, or order seat covers that will be the brightest part of the interior. Whether you want to cover up the past of your seats, or want to spruce up the interior, you'll easily find dozens of options here.
Feel free to ask any question on interior customizing. I will do my best to be as informative as possible.
Remember that day when your vehicle rolled off the showroom floor? It was a feast for your eyes, and you were proud to own such a lustful masterpiece. But years passed by, and the elements did their job. Annoying spider webbing on the hood, small dings on the doors, and irritating hairline fractures on the fender flares... Day after day, your car is getting older. Even if it still runs really well, it does look like an old beater. You do know what to do, don't you? Right, get quality auto paint and breathe new life into your vehicle.
Paint fades and peels for a number of reasons. Tree sap, UV rays, freezing temperatures and road salt – all those things can easily ruin the delicate finish. And if you don't take care of the parking lot dings, they will start to rust in no time and result in serious damage. Well, whether you want to repaint the body or need to touch up a small scratch, CARiD.com has everything you need to get the job done.
The era of Japanese varnish has ended long time ago, and today, there are more types of car paint than you can imagine. You are now free to choose from myriad products – primers, single-stage paints, basecoats, midcoats, and clearcoats. With such a variety of options, it's so easy to make the wrong choice. Luckily, we are here to help you out. Let's walk through the process. So first off, strip down all the paint, sand glossy or rusted surfaces, and repair all dents to improve adhesion. Now you can apply the primer.
Primers are also known as surfacers, sealers or adhesion promoters. However, if you're looking for specific qualities, you must know the difference between those products. The goal of the anti-corrosive primer is to shield the substrate against degradation caused by rust. There are surely several types available. The 2K epoxy primer is good for refinishing of bare metal; self-etching primer can be used in auto collision repair as it dries really fast; and enamel primers are good if you need something affordable. The surfacers or fillers handle hiding defects such as chips, gouges, scratches, etc. There are urethane fillers that offer long-term durability and polyester primers which cost less. The above products require sanding, yet if you're looking for a non-porous foundation without sanding, primers sealers are your choice. And if all you need is great adhesion, you need an adhesion promoter.
After you've applied the primer, allowed it to cure, and sanded it, you are ready to paint the body. The painting techniques vary depending on the area size and the original finish. It's enough to use the touch-up paint if the area is small, yet anything larger will require spray-painting. Now, decide on the paint type. The single stage or direct gloss topcoat require no clear coat. The acrylic lacquer is the fastest to dry and the most affordable option, while the urethane single stagers are the most durable and can make fantastic finishes. The single stage paints that were among the first to be used on vehicles are alkyd and acrylic enamels, as well as nitrocellulose lacquers. They are not as durable as the today's products and are mainly used to restore vintage vehicles.
If you are ready to spend more time to achieve a better result, the two-stage system is the right choice as the effect will last much longer. This process requires basecoating and clearcoating, and sometimes there is also a midcoat involved. The urethane basecoat is the most popular option today. It's extremely durable and requires the use of small amount of catalyst. There are also polyester basecoats, however they are not as durable as the urethane ones. If you want to create a truly color, you should also apply midcoat. The midcoats are either the same or similar chemistry as the basecoats. Last but not least, apply the clearcoat. It resist the outside influences and carries the biggest part in the technological performance.
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The best way to forecast the future is to build it, and CarCapsule knows that better than any other company. Being a successful manufacturer of unique vinyl bubble covers, the corporation is ready to help you store and take care of your vehicle. The very first CarCapsule product was created and patented back in the 90's, and soon after, the newly developed device was recognized as the most effective, cost-efficient storage solution for classic and vintage vehicles, as well as bikes and boats. And almost nothing has changed since that time. Today CarCapsule is headquartered in Hobart, Indiana, and it still is the number one choice for any car enthusiast who is looking for superb protection.
The Indoor CarCapsule and BikeCapsule are among the toughest inflatable covers out there, no ordinary unit comes close! Manufactured of durable 10 mil PVC vinyl, the 'bubble' completely isolates your investment, either car or bike, from dings, dirt, mildew, rust, musty odors, and even fingerprints. Those are great for use in a full dusty garage. Another wonderful feature that makes the product stand out from regular covers is its see-thru design. So, if you want your kids or buddies just see your precious vehicle but not touch it, or you simply need to keep an eye on it all the time, the indoor bubble cover is your choice.
Quality wiper blades should evenly and effectively squeegee water out of their path in both directions no matter what speed you're going. Soft rubber compounds necessary for wiper performance are always under attack by road grit, the sun, acid rain, tree sap, ice, and especially winter salt. Of course, if the fastest wiper setting still makes you strain to see, you need to order wiper blades right here today. But unless they let you see very clearly, your wipers are more worn than you think. Ideally, they should be replaced every 6 months.
What are the signs of worn wiper blades? If they chatter up and down or squeak, that's caused by friction from dried, hardened rubber. When they streak without twigs and seeds lodged underneath, the blade has become pockmarked from salt, ice, or being yanked free of ice. And if you see overall smearing, the rubber blade has dried and warped causing uneven wear and improper pressure against the glass.
At CARiD, we aim to provide our customers with the finest Windshield Wiper Blades the industry can offer, which is why we accept no compromise when it comes to the quality. Created by the most reputable names in the industry, such as Rain-X, Michelin Wiper Blades, TRICO, Bosch the Windshield Wiper Blades we've gathered for you feature precise design and everlasting durability. Each of the Windshield Wiper Blades is skillfully engineered by the country's most experienced professionals and then crafted from premium materials to ensure quality that is second to none. Manufactured to satisfy even the most discerning aficionados, the Windshield Wiper Blades that we stock are ready to reveal the true nature of your vehicle.
Whichever wiper blade set you choose, you'll get longer life out of them by wiping more intermittently, and Rain-X exterior Glass Treatment allows you to do that. The liquid glass treatment works by penetrating and sealing microscopic glass pores with a hydrophobic coating to prevent water, sleet, and snow from sticking to the glass surface. Instead of naturally smearing all over upon impact, rain drops bead up and roll off leaving much of your glass area unobscured. Rain-X Glass Treatment applies easily with a dry cloth using firm, circular motion – then the final haze removes with a dry cloth or by washing with water. Reapply to ensure complete and uniform coverage. Rain-X also works well on shower doors and bathroom mirrors in your home. Rain-X typically lasts 3 months between applications.
CARiD is not only a good place to buy custom and replacement parts & accessories for your vehicle, it is a community of car enthusiasts from all over the world sharing their experience and car building ideas. YouTube is one of those social media playgrounds we use, to inform you on our new releases, products installations and simply interesting videos from car industry. We offer you a 10% discount coupon in exchange for your video responses to the videos of our YouTube Channel. We need everything you've got - products installation videos, reviews, packages unwrapping videos)) photos slideshows.. This topic will also be used to show you our new upload videos. (pls. don't panic if a vehicle on the video is not like yours! the video's aim is to show a general idea of how a product looks or performs). Any ideas and critical thoughts are welcome!
If you, your friends or your relatives need a body kit for a vehicle, no matter what it is, we'll try to find it for you!
At CARiD, we aim to provide our customers with the finest Floor Mats the industry can offer, which is why we accept no compromise when it comes to the quality. Created by the most reputable names in the industry, such as Weathertech, Husky, Lloyd Mats, Nifty and FanMats, the Floor Mats we've gathered for you, feature precise design and everlasting durability. Each of our Floor Mats is skillfully engineered by the country's most experienced professionals and then crafted from premium materials to ensure quality that is second to none. Manufactured to satisfy even the most discerning aficionados, the Car Floor Mats that we stock are ready to reveal the true nature of your vehicle.
Just as people form a first opinion of who you are in seconds by glancing at your face, they judge your car and its driver by the face of your vehicle. Custom grilles reflect your personality and show the world a front that tells people who you are and where you're going. CARiD.com presents a wide array of car grills enabling you to style any vehicle to your personal taste. Every grille we sell is made of the highest quality materials and designed to the most exacting standards to ensure perfect fits and long life.
We're excited to announce that we're now offering Thule snow tire chains at CARiD. They both work and look great in winter tricky weather conditions. With these chains you'll get improved safety and handling no matter how hard the snow is. Thule is a worldwide known brand to offer premium quality products at CARiD.com Here is the page - Snow Tire Chains for Cars, Trucks and SUVs at CARiD.com
You have full freedom to express your passion for your car. You could shoot a video, write a poem, draw a picture, take a photo, make a slideshow – the possibilities are only limited to your own imagination AND sense of decency (make sure your love message is safe for public viewing).
Our Cranbury, NJ office is growing, and we need you!
Does your Facebook profile have more pictures of your car than you? Do you spend more money on car washes than groceries each month? Do you spend hours browsing automotive forums and blogs? We're looking for candidates who share our passion for cars; and are goal oriented, self-motivated, positive thinking team players. We are currently looking to fill an open Sales Representative position, as well as, a Technical Support Representative position.
CARiD offers a fun, modern, first class work environment, with compensation packages including Medical, Dental, Short Term Disability, as well as, Paid Vacation, Sick Time, and Holidays. Our employees are also entitled to a HUGE discount on any of the automotive accessories on our site.
If the idea of getting paid to talk about cars interests you, visit our careers page today! CARiD Jobs
Hey guys, our weekend prize giveaway is available on Google+!
Follow us and comment on this post for your chance to win a $100 set of wind deflectors from CARiD. You just comment by Sunday 9/9 11:59pm EST, and by Monday noon you can be the owner of new wind deflectors. It’s that simple!
The summer season is at its height and it’s high time for another Free Wheels Giveaway!
Through July 31, 2012 enter the Summer Plus Giveaway for your chance to win your choice of wheels from CARiD.com worth up to $1000.
How you can enter? Simply join our Circle on Google+ and in about three weeks we will randomly choose one lucky fan as our Grand Prize Winner!
To join the CARiD Circle on Google+, just go to our page and click ‘Follow’ button. If you’re already following us on G+, you’re automatically entered. Tell your friends about the drawing - if they win a set of custom wheels, you’ll be their best friend forever!
Yesterday we found the lucky winner of a free set of Lloyd custom mats. Congrats to Jay D. and his Nissan Juke!
With no further delay, we’re running another giveaway! This time, you can get a free air intake worth up to $300. To enter, simply follow CARiD on Google+, +1 and comment on this post telling us what intake you’d pick if you won.
Don’t waste a moment as entries are only accepted through Friday, 11:59pm EST!
You can choose from over 30 wheel styles, including both classic and new radical designs. The range of sizes varies from 13” to 22-inch diameter. Prices start at $83 per wheel (depends on size and finish). Finish options include Chrome, Black, Silver, Gunmetal, Bronze, and Custom Paint finishes.
As always, you can sort items by vehicle, size, finish, and price, or you can just call our wheel experts at 800.505.3274 ext. 8035 and shoot them your questions.
What is staggered wheel fitment? Are all those codes on the tire sidewall important? Do I even need that cold air intake for my vehicle? It’s OK to have all those questions in mind while looking to do a serious mod or part replacement on your vehicle.
You don’t need to have a Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus account in order to enter. All you need is to be a 18+ legal resident of the USA or Canada (void where prohibited). See the full sweepstakes rules here: Official Rules
The winner will be selected at random in one month. Subscribe to CARiD’s updates in your social network not to miss anything:
We’re really excited to announce the opening of our brand new TIRE PAGE. From now on, you can browse, select, and order tires directly from CARiD.com. We currently have six tire brands you can choose from (Pirelli, Michelin, Nitto, Nexen, Hankook, and Toyo) and will be adding more brands over the next few months!
We’re now carrying a wide variety of tires including: summer, winter, all-season, performance, all-terrain, track, or eco. Check out a few examples:
Looking for wheels? Try out our new Wheel Visualizer App! When browsing wheels for your ride, you can virtually try on different styles, and see what they will look like on your specific model. You can only imagine how many requests to add this functionality we received! And now, it is available for your convenience! Once you pick the wheels, you can order professional tire mounting and balancing, and your wheel & tire package will be delivered at your door ready to install!
With the new Tire Page, we strive to make your shopping experience an easy one. All tires can be filtered by vehicle, type, size, and brand, as well as by price. We can’t wait to get your feedback! Let us know what you think about it!
As we have posted earlier, CARiD now has its very own page on Google+. Now you’re probably wondering what’s in it for you? Well, here are at least 3 reasons to join us on Google+: - Every day we will be posting some cool stuff that you and your ride will surely love - We will often reveal specials for our Google+ crowd only - On our G+ page you can communicate with CARiD staff directly
And to prove you that we’re worth ‘circling’, as well as show our appreciation to our existing followers, we decided to launch a giveaway right now!
In about three weeks we will randomly choose one of our Google+ fans and award them a FREE SET OF WHEELS!
To start following CARiD on Google+, just go to our page and click ‘Follow’ button.
It’s time to go Irish, mates! Yeah, it’s time to shake your shamrocks and watch out for leprechauns since St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow! In honor of St. Paddy’s Day, we prepared a few specials for you, and the best part is that you don’t need to be Irish to grab them, lol.
Every car aficionado has their own story and CARiD wants to get your story told. From now on, we will periodically post interviews with people whose interest in cars (or trucks) goes far beyond daily commuting and occasional oil changes.
For the series opener we interview Ben Eddington, a Mustang Enthusiast, Photographer, and [HorsePower] Ranchman. Click to learn more about fellow car guy and his garage, as well as, view his cool shots from the car shows and racing events.
We’re looking for YOUR story! Want to be featured? Contact us at community (at) carid (dot) com.
Are you thrilled hearing that “vroom vroom” sound of your engine revving up? Is your car on the list for Valentines presents? Are you in love with your four-wheel baby? Congrats, Car Enthusiast – this contest is right for you! Send us a creative proof of your love for your ride and you can win some nice $$$ in car parts from CARiD! Check the contest details here .
The holiday season kicked off, which means three things - gifts, gifts, gifts. You may be already surfing the gift shops looking to fill up a pile of wishlists, someone may be doing the same for you. But what are the chances that you're getting what you really want these holidays?
Thinking about gift ideas for automotive junkies we thought that a set of custom wheels might probably be a good present. What d’ya think?
This winter we’re giving one lucky car guy the chance to win a gift that any cur guy would REALLY want for Xmas. We’re giving away a SET OF CUSTOM WHEELS worth up to $1,000. Plus, we’ll raffle off $100 CARiD Gift Certificates every week through January 9, 2012!
Hi guys! We decided to make separate customer photo threads on every forum we are on, so that you could actually see how that part will look like on a vehicle before ordering it.
From now we’ll be posting all pics we get from our customers here. Bought anything from CARiD? Show it off and help others to make that decision!
Also, if you have made some high-quality photography which you’d like to be featured on CARiD website and Facebook page, email it at email@example.com and you can be featured and get a $20 gift certificate for your next purchases.
We know that there is a certain amount of posts and threads related to our products and service. Unfortunately, we have not been able to locate and address all the questions, comments, or reviews left in regards of CARiD by this time. We decided to open a separate thread for such posts so that it would be easier for us to curate it and quickly address your requests.
Please post your questions, reviews, and any other comments towards CARiD products and service in this thread. Thank you!
I just wanted to let you know that CARiD has just become way sexier since we have revived our Model of the Month contest for 2012. From now you can check out all the beautiful entries we got for Jan 2012 at Model Of The Month | Car Accessories Blog. So check out the girls’ pics and vote for your fave model!