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Time For Car Shades

Summer is upon us, which means it’s time for car shades, to help beat the 90+ degree heat.  Besides resisting heat in a closed up car, a sun shade can also provide longer term benefits.  Although a small investment, buying the proper car shade save big dollars in the resale of your car.

Consider this, in the heat of the summer sun, with the magnifying capabilities of your cars windshield, temperatures can reach as high as 180 degrees Fahrenheit.  By adding a car shade you block the suns rays, lowering the temperature and prolonging the build up of uncomfortable hot air.  High quality car shades are capable of blocking up to 95% of the suns rays.

Properly using a car shade will block most of the suns harmful rays.  The suns rays damage leather seats, plastic dashboards, and even high end electronics installed in many new vehicles.  By keeping these rays out, a car shade is effectively prolonging the life of your interior components, thus helping your car retain a high resale value.

[ad#Google Adsense]Most car shades fold up easily and can be stored out of way behind your seats, under your seat, or in the trunk.  Furthermore, a well built car shade will snap into shape fast enough to be installed properly within seconds.  Although the first few times you use a new car shade may be annoying, taking the few seconds to set it up is very important, especially for when you return to what could be an oven!  Consider this, in as little as 20 minutes the interior of a car can rise to 120 degrees without car shades in use.  At this temperature the seats already hurt to touch to children’s sensitive skin and your steering wheel may be too hot to grasp.

Car shades are a good idea to be used because of safety reasons as well.  Many car shade makers will quickly point out that if a driver is focusing on the pain from a hot seat, less focus is on the road ahead.  Combine a hot butt, hot hands, and blistering air, waiting around 15 minutes or more for the air conditioner to catch up is just not safe for anyone.

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UK Porsche Specialist

Design 911 Porsche Specialist

Design 911 Porsche Specialist

It’s hard to contain yourself when a tuned up Porsche passes by.  The Porsche in stock trim is an impressive piece of machinery, known for power, handling, and luxury.  However, start throwing some after market components at it and it becomes a different level of sexy.  For those Porsche enthusiasts lucky enough to get their hands on a 911, 997, Boxster, or even a Cayenne SUV the mod bug can take over quick, especially with so many parts and kits available.

If you live in the UK there is only one place to visit for specialized Porsche service, Design 911.  Furthermore, Design 911 is a world wide shipper of quality Porsche components like body kits, interior items, engine performance parts, and exhaust.  They have built their reputation on 60 years of combined experience, specifically related to servicing and modifying Porsche cars, race cars, and SUVs.

Design 911 is active amongst the Porsche community.  In 2008 they were an official sponsor for the Porsche Club Great Britain.  In 2009 Design 911 received the Who’s Who of Britain’s Business Elite award.  It’s quite obvious when ordering parts from Design 911 you are not just dealing with any other internet business, this is a brick ‘n mortar Porsche specialist.

Design 911 Facility

Design 911 Facility

Looking for a Porsche service center?  Design 911 offers a full service center that is capable of handling every Porsche ever made.  The experienced team offers complete solutions from simple maintenance to full on restoration and engine rebuilds.  Furthermore all body work is also performed in house, to keep fixed costs down and allow for the highest of quality control.  The folks at Design 911 know what they are talking about, are familiar with their products, and can make recommendations on Porsche performance and tuning parts.

Design 911 also has an extensive Project Car Page that documents small projects like body kit fitting to full on Porsche race car conversions.  Light weight door swaps, engine swaps, and my personal favorite Project Orange as seen below.  Some of their more extensive projects can be seen at automotive events like the AutoSport NEC.

Project Orange Porsche

Project Orange Porsche

Business Information:

Headoffice & Showroom
Design 911 UK (Sideline Design Ltd )
Unit 5, Bracken Industrial Estate
185 Forest Road,
Hainault Essex, London.
tel:0044(0)208 500 8811
fax:0044(0)208 501 3015

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