Electric Car Accessories

Give your electric car some bling-bling, and turn it into a real haven. Sure, there’s a wide array of accessories for your vehicle-anything that you want-from a simple floor mat of your taste to a more complicated GPS unit.

Here are a few car accessories you can choose from:

Trillium Cozy Cushion Heated Car Seat Massager

Here comes the answer to everyone’s longing for comfort while on the road alongside an electric car. Trillium Cozy Cushion Heated Car Seat Massager, the name says it all! The cushion uses a soothing massage; radiating heat and cozy memory foam to provide you comfort and help you alleviate stress while driving. For maximum comfort, you can control the level of heat and vibration for massage with a hand-held controller. The cushion can be easily strapped to a seat in your electric car.

Trillium AutoVent Solar Powered Ventilator

If you have been complaining about heat circulated while your electric car is on park, you might as well invest in a Trillium AutoVent Solar Powered Ventilator. The solar-powered fan cools your electric car while on park. It doesn’t only vent hot rancid air but also cigarette and pet odors, as it helps circulate the air in your car every 20 minutes. Because it takes energy from the sun, you wouldn’t have to think about recharging.

Sheepskin Seat Belt Cover (Pair)

If you wanted a rather personal look of your seat belt, you can get a Sheepskin Seat Belt Cover. It is made of genuine sheepskins from Australia and New Zealand. It uses nature’s thermostat, which makes it cool in the heat and warm in the cold. Unlike any other material, sheepskin is real tough, lasting for several years. Plus, this product comes in a wide array of colors-sure, you can find one that fits your taste and that matches your electric car.

Level 2 240-Volt ECOtality Home Charger

Many electric car owners are having a problem about where to charge their car. This is because not all cities have public installed car hookup stations. Now, that has been solved. ECOtality Director of Stakeholder Services Steve Schey said that they can complete an installation of a home electric car charger, given the owner has a request permit. This wall-mounted charger can be installed inside your garage. Full charge can be achieved within 4 to six hours of charging.

Parrot MKi9200 Advanced Color Display Bluetooth Hands-Free Music

Keep driving safe and entertaining with Parrot MKi9200 Advanced Color Display Bluetooth Hands-Free Music, as it keeps you connected with your calls without having to hold your phone. You will be entertained with music inside your car at press of a button. Plus, it features automatic phonebook synchronization, voice recognition and several others. It’s compatible with your all music sources like the iPod, iPhone, and other mobile devices.

Knight Rider Portable GPS

If your electric car isn’t yet equipped with a GPS unit, here is Knight Rider Portable GPS to guide your direction while on travel. This comes with a Turn-By-Turn Voice Navigation that gives a voice instruction of your direction and syncs with the car lights. It also helps you locate local gas stations, hotels and restaurants easily.

Tire Pressure Valve Caps

Besides all these tire bling such as the spinners, gold rims, neon lights, etc., you can also put on these Tire Pressure Valve Caps to alert you when the tire pressure drops or when tires need air.

Sun Zapper Innovative Glare Shield

The blinding sun and reflective lights can be a distraction while you’re driving, and true, may cause you an accident. Sun Zapper Innovative Glare Shield protects you against UVA rays to keep your driving smooth and safe.

GEM electric car accessories

For GEM electric cars, which do not come with standard doors, there are retailers that offer door installation services. You can choose from the different door types available, which range from $1000 to $3000. Also, you add up a dash-mounted fan for about $70, as GEM electric vehicles do not have air conditioning. Other accessories for you GEM car includes: LSV-100 quick charge kit, heated seats, audio system, roof light bars, tilt steering, cargo carriers and many more.

Other accessories for your electric car include: air freshener, trash bin, interior packages, personalized wheels and lights, and many others.

How to Find Money for an Electric Bike or an Electric Scooter

If you were to keep careful track of what you did with your money, you would probably be amazed to find how much of it slips through your fingers each day. Whenever I begin to talk to friends or students of mine about getting an electric bicycle or an electric scooter, they almost, without fail, begin to tell me that they do not have the money to purchase one.

Purchasing an electric bike or an electric scooter is just like handling an investment

The thing that I always like to point out to them is that purchasing an electric bike or an electric scooter is just like handling an investment. As a matter of fact, considering the gas savings that you will have, one of these methods of travel IS AN INVESTMENT! So, for the rest of this report, I’m going show you ways that you can get the funds so that you can purchase an electric motor scooter or bicycle.

Here are some of the world’s easiest methods of finding the money that you will need. Remember, some electric bike kits are only $400.00 although you can spend up to several thousand for a really good scooter or bike, it all depends on what you want or need.

Online Auctions I love eBay!

I recently found several hundred dollars worth of merchandise lying around the house. No kidding. I find that if you are older or married you accumulate junk very, very fast. For example, I found a gigantic tub of Legos that my son had when he was younger. I don’t really thinks he needs them now, because he gets to play with much bigger toys in the Air Force.

I also found a whole ton of PlayStation games, computer games, antiques, and a whole variety of other things that were just sitting around (some of them new and never used) eBay usually charges a few bucks to unload this stuff and you will be amazed how much money you have left lying around the house collecting dust.

Half-Price Books

We have Half-Price Books in our town and they will give you cash for bringing in used books and videos.

Loose Change

Look for loose change or money around the house. I recently found $25.00 in change lying around. Check in all drawers, mattresses, boxes, especially under recliners.

Start a Part Time Business

Personally, I think everyone should at least try it once. Statistically, a lawn mowing business in an average town can bring in $30,000 per year. That’s right, at least $30,000 per year. Just think if you have a skill or trade that you could use to make some extra money. Hey, it’s better than sitting around WISHING you had extra money. Go to the local library and get a book out on how to make extra money starting a part time business. One very easy way to get started on a business is to build an Internet business. You can easily start one on about a dollar a day.

TIP!

While I’m on the subject of books, you can save money if you got to book stores look at their books and then order them used online from eBay or Amazon. I recently bought two Web design books from Amazon. Both books were brand new and cost $20.00 with shipping. If I had bought them at the book store they would have been over $50.00.

Here are a whole bunch of other things you can do to save money.

Make your coffee at home

I’m a coffeeaholic. I drink the stuff all day, but I make my own or take a thermos with me. I never spend the money with the vendors because $2.00 here and $ 2.00 there really makes a huge difference over time. Oh, by the way, if you have to, stop at McDonalds for your coffee. A recent survey said that coffee drinkers nation wide choose the taste of their coffee over all other coffee vendors including Starbucks. McDonald’s large comes in at just under a dollar too!

Pack your lunch

I used to work in a department store and I was always amazed at all of the sales women that would eat at the mall restaurants….Everyday!!! Mall prices are very inflated and usually not very good for your diet or digestive system. I eat a large, healthy salad every single day. Only in an emergency would I eat from a vendor.

Carpool

If you drive to work, carpool with a colleague or take public transportation. This is a real no brainer considering gas prices.

Avoid ATM fees.

Do this by planning ahead and using the machines at your bank. Yes, the banks charge you money for using the little machine at the mall or minute market. Avoid this trap by going to the ATM at your bank or going inside and writing a check.

Cut back on dining out

My wife went out on a special occasion recently to a very ritzy yet popular restaurant chain. It was a Tuesday night and the restaurant was packed! People don’t cook at home anymore and eat out very frequently. My wife and I have learned how to cook real well at home. It is much cheaper but it is fun to do and much healthier for you.

If you think that this is all I have to say about making and saving money for an electric scooter, Well think again buddy.

Stop Smoking

This is a HUGE money waster on so many levels, I can’t believe it! First of all, you have the cost of the cigarettes which is about $2.50 per pack. But wait, you have to think about the cost of your health insurance that just went up because you smoke. Also, the cost of being medically treated for all the afflictions that are incurred by this habit.

Not just to you, but to the other members of your family. (Babies get serious ear infections from being around smokers as well as other complications.) Then you will also have to consider your dental bill. Since the cigarette companies want to make sure that you are thoroughly addicted to their product, they have “sweetened” the deal by putting sugar into the cigarette paper. So when you are sucking on that smoke, it is getting up into the roots of your teeth and destroying them. So, there is the added cost of dental problems.

If you want to go further on this matter, think of these extra costs. Car reselling is affected by smoke, so if you ever sell your car and smoke you can bet it will be much harder to sell with the smoke smell in it. Same thing with your house. Also, homeowners insurance rates go up with smokers because they have a tendency to burn down houses more.

Ok, enough on this savings tip, but just think of all the savings in this category if you stopped smoking. Stop playing the Lotto. Statistically, you have a better chance of being hit by lightening on a clear day.

Go to movie matinees instead of the evening movies

Better yet, get a video or DVD from the rental store. Our library rents out first run movies for $1.00 and older movies are free! If you implement all of these strategies immediately and take serious action, you will be able to get your electric bike or scooter in no time! After you get what you want, use these same strategies to stockpile all sorts of cash that you can use for other investments. You might as well use your money wisely, because if you don’t, someone else will!

Cigarette Smoke Detector

I love watching television. If I can ever use a television program or a movie as an example, I jump at the chance! On a particular episode of “That 70’s Show”, one of the teens was accused of buying marijuana. In an effort to stop him or any of the other teens he hung out with from smoking, one of the father’s gets an idea to put up a smoke detector in their hangout – his downstairs basement. Contrary to popular belief, smoking does not set off smoke alarms. (Unless you are in a bingo hall – man, those people can puff!)

However, there are cigarette smoking alarms now manufactured to detect unwanted smoking. The larger companies that have installed cigarette smoke detectors have ranged from hotels (just let them catch you smoking in a non-smoking room!) to public schools (Sorry – no more smoking in the bathroom stalls). Whether or not this type of a smoke detector is actually a feasible expense, depends upon what it is used for. It seems that this is more of an infringement upon another person’s right, as well as a cheap, easy, and actually legitimate method for hotels to make money.

Say, for example, that you are a smoker. There are no more smoking rooms available at a hotel you are meant to stay at, in order to attend a wedding. Once inside the room, you put all of your clothes away, use the bathroom, call a few friends in town, and have a seat on the bed to wait for a return call. You pop on the television, sit back against the bed headrest, and light up a cigarette. A couple of minutes later, the smoke detector go off. You call the front desk, and they tell you that hotel security is linked to the alarms, and cannot be reset until the fire department gets there. Once the fire department issues that is was a false alarm, the detector is reset, and you receive a phone call from the hotel owners.

To your surprise (and anger), the owners want YOU to pay the fire department bill (for smoking in a non-smoking room), as well as a deionization treatment for the room. The deionization cleans the air in the room, and thereby removes the smoke smell. It leaves a bit of a smell like an electrical charge. This entire episode may seem out of the ordinary, but as a previous night shift desk clerk of a highly recognized hotel chain – it has happened!

Well, if there is one thing to make you think about quitting, it could be the idea that a $275 bill could be waiting for you right around the corner ($225 for the false alarm and $50 to deionize the room). In addition, not only do you have yourself to blame, but also you will have had all of this drama for about twenty-five cents — the cost of a single cigarette. Was it worth it?

How an Electric Toothbrush Can Reduce Your Dentist Bills

Today an electric toothbrush is not just a faster version of the normal, manual toothbrush. It is actually a very advanced piece of consumer electronic that can give you better brushing habits.

And the toothbrush does not only make your morning and evening easier by helping your brushing your teeth. It can also save you a lot of the money, your normally pay your dentist to clean your teeth.

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is actually quite simple. And you do not have to spend more than a few minutes each day to do it. The only things you have do, are to brush and flush daily; and see your dentist twice a year.

That may sound simple, but if you have to do use both a toothbrush and dental floss every day, it might get a little annoying. Then it is time to buy an electric toothbrush.

An electric toothbrush can remove significantly more of the disease-causing plaque between your teeth than a manual toothbrush. It is especially good in the hard-to-reach areas in the mouth.

If plaque builds up between the gums and the teeth, it can start irritate the gums. This can lead to the most common form of gum disease gingivitis; also called inflamed gums. That can be avoided by removing plaque daily.

Your dentist will gladly do it for you, but of course it will cost you a lot of money. And it is better to remove it each day instead of maybe twice a year.

Are you suffering from cigarette-, coffee- and tea stains on your teeth? You can remove it with an electric toothbrush, which is much better than using unhealthy chemicals.

It is proven that an electric toothbrush is much better to remove stains from coffee, cigarettes and tea than a manual toothbrush. And you can often see an improvement within a month.

It is unhealthy for your gums, if the pressure is to hard when your brush your teeth. Many modern electric toothbrushes have a pressure alarm that will tell you, how hard you can brush. If it is too hard, you will be alarmed. No more bleeding gums.

Finally it is also important that you brush your teeth for two minutes. And it is probably longer than you expect. Luckily most toothbrush has a timer that sound when the two minutes is over. The more advanced even sounds every 30 seconds to remind you to change quadrant in the mouth, so all the teeth are brushed.

Buy an electric toothbrush might seems like a large investment. But compared to what you pay your dentist after each visit, you can save a lot of money. And if you find a good offer on the internet, the investment can be paid back after just a few visits at the dentist.

Enjoying The Convenience of Electric Coolers and 12 Volt Coolers

Electric coolers serve the same purpose as traditional ice boxes – they help keep your beverages and foods cooler than the average room temperature. They come in handy during picnics, beach outings, long road trips and even ballgames. They come in several designs – portable, station based and the combination type. The great thing about electric coolers is they don’t need ice to keep the food cold, which means on top of the savings you get, you also get a minimal maintenance, and hassle free equipment that you can take anywhere you go.

Portable electric coolers come with either hard or soft-sided shells. They are often called travel coolers and they typically come with a cigarette-light adapter that you can plug into any car cigarette lighter power source. Aside from this neat way of recharging a portable electric cooler, you can also use an ordinary 12v to 110 AC adaptor which will allow you to plug it into any electric socket, even in hotel rooms. Some even come with a 12v to USB adaptor which you can easily plug into your laptop and other devices. Soft-sided portable 12 volt coolers are more preferred for traveling purposes, because they are lightweight and usually have external pockets where you can put other beverages and other important things such as your cell phone.

Station-based units and combination design electric 12v coolers are usually made of hard shells. These are more economical than mini fridges and they are often put in the basement or in the garage. The station-based units are usually attached directly to the wall. They are not as bulky as a fridge and you can easily turn them off when not in use in order to save on energy.

Combination type electric coolers often have bases that are attached to the wall. They can either be soft or hard-shelled and they can easily be dislodged from the base if you use them as portable units.

Most people would think that electric travel coolers are expensive, but if you try and compare their prices with the average ice coolers, you will get more value for your money. Electric 12v coolers require lesser maintenance and provide more convenience. Also, whatever investment you make on electric coolers will soon be recovered because of the savings you’ll get from not buying ice too often.

With advanced technology that most electric coolers now offer, it is no wonder that they are fast becoming popular additions to homes, hotels and even campsites.