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Safety Tips for Installing Auto Accessories

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

When purchasing accessories for your car, you want to make sure they are properly installed for safety reasons.  All of our products are rigorously tested to ensure high quality and safety.  However, if not properly used or installed, any product purchased from any supplier can be considered unsafe.  To help you get the most out of your products, we have compiled a list of things to do, to make sure you are as safe as you can be when installing custom auto accessories.

  • Before installing your new floor mats, remove the old ones. If you place your new mats on top of the old ones, this may not leave enough room for you to move the gas and brake pedals effectively.
  • Secure your floor mats to the floor.  Many vehicles have special hooks that secure the mat.  These hooks are there for your safety. If you do not use these hooks, your mat may slide into an unsafe position.  If your vehicle does not have hooks, place your floor mats securely and be certain that they do not  interfere with your pedals.
  • Only use mats that are designed for your car’s make and model.  If you buy the wrong mats, the fit could make it more difficult to reach and operate the pedals.

When you purchase any accessory for your car, it is important that you test it out before you take the car on the road.  Try driving around in an open area to ensure that the car is running smoothly. As always, safety is the highest priority.

Benefits of Buying from Custom Auto Accessories

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Purchasing auto accessories from us is an experience like no other.  Aside from high quality floor mats, car covers, sun shades and more, you will receive great customer service and a lifetime guarantee on all of our products.  Many other manufacturers only cover their products for a specific period of time, like 90 days from the date of purchase.  If you have a problem with one of our products that is due to manufacturing, we will replace it.  Simply tell us what is wrong with the product, ship it back and we will send you a replacement right away.  100% customer satisfaction is our overriding priority so we take the extra steps necessary.  Also, if you receive your product and it is not what you thought it would be or you just don’t like it, return it in new condition and we will exchange it for something you like better, or offer you a complete refund.  We can do this because we stand behind our products and know that you will be satisfied once you find the item to meet your needs.

The best aspect of our products is that they are made according to the specifications of your car.  Our products are engineered and manufactured to fit and protect as well or better than OEM applications.

When you purchase products from Custom Auto Accessories, feel assured that you are getting the very best products at the lowest price.  Please note:  we provide Free Ground Shipping within the lower 48 states.

Tips For Purchasing Interior Auto Accessories

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Purchasing a car is likely one of the most expensive items a person will buy in their lifetime, with a home being the most expensive.  Most people will keep their vehicle for 5 years or more.  And during that time, you want to keep it running well and looking clean on the inside.  One of the hardest areas to keep clean is the carpet.  It can receive unsightly stains that may eventually start to smell from dirt, snow, water and even spilled drinks.  One of the better ways to protect your car is to purchase after-market floor mats.  These floor mats come in many different shapes, sizes and materials, and all are not created equal.  Some store bought ones, while inexpensive, don’t hold up year after year.  You truly get what you pay for.  Here are some tips that you can use when shopping for mats to protect your carpet.

  • Make sure they are custom – Custom mats mean they are specifically designed for your particular vehicle.  Every vehicle has a different interior shape, so an off the shelf floor mat, often times won’t fit properly, leaving gaps for dirt, water, snow and other materials to sink in.
  • Check the materials. The reason store bought floor mats are cheaper is because they cut corners on material.  When purchasing an after-market floor mat, make sure it is well made and carries a good warranty or guarantee.
  • Purchase a mat that will suit your needs.  Not everyone lives where snow and rainy weather are prevalent, so you may not need an all-weather mat. If this is the case, you may only need a mat that can be easily cleaned of loose dirt and to catch any spills that may occur.

Protecting the interior of your car will help it to retain its value when you go to sell it, so choosing the right products is vital.  For more information about floor mats and other auto accessories, please see www.customautoaccessories.com.