Keeping Your Toyota Hubcaps in Shape

So your Toyota vehicle is no longer just another car passing in the street or parked in another fellow’s garage.

Just a month ago you were bored with your car’s looks and have been scouring the market for ways to give your beloved Toyota ride a little facelift without necessarily wiping the face off your wallet, or your credit card. You were happy to find that Toyota offered a vast array of top of the line car parts and accessories to give your car that additional zing – from colorful seat covers, floor carpets, and steering wheels for your car’s interiors to body kits, ground effects, spoilers and hubcaps for its exterior.

For your car, you picked the Toyota hubcaps (also known as wheel covers) – those round metallic disks designed to fit snugly over the center space of a car’s tires. More than protecting the lug nuts from exposure to the elements, Toyota hubcaps were guaranteed to give your vehicle a boost to its overall style. You were amazed at the vast collection of hubcap designs you were free to choose from: from the simple yet elegant steel wheel covers to the trendy hubcaps featuring a free-spinning center element, and to the upscale wheel covers which used separate anti-theft retaining screws with separate caps or covers. Before you knew it, you were sporting a trendier car around the neighborhood and the city.

So now that the new look is in place, how do you get to keep it?

True, maintaining a complete set of hubcaps can be a real challenge. The main reason for this is the process of changing tires. Every time you change tires, your Toyota Hubcaps must be pried out with a screwdriver or some other tool, which eventually causes the cap to warp. Since few drivers diligently carry around rubber mallets with them, more often than not, hubcaps are reattached loosely and incorrectly. This ultimately leads to the loss of one or more hubcaps. To avoid this from happening, take the time to periodically secure your Toyota Hubcaps by tapping the rim in a circular pattern with a rubber mallet.

In addition, your hubcaps should also be cleaned periodically. When washing your car, always use a suitable cleaner. Use care when removing your Toyota hubcaps when changing tires to make sure you don’t damage or dislodge any of the retention clips. Bent or missing retention clips will cause your hubcaps to fall off, a waste of good money if you never find the missing hubcap again. When reinstalling the wheel cover, use extreme care not to break or bend the retention clips, especially when it comes to hubcaps with plastic clips. Apply pressure to the wheel cover evenly and gradually; never force the cover on. When installed properly, your Toyota hubcaps should be evenly seated around the edge of the wheel. If in any unfortunate event you should lose a hubcap, you can find comfort in the knowledge that finding an affordable replacement may only be a mouse’s click away.

A Grand Showroom for Kings Toyota

Kings Toyota has finally opened its multi-millions dollar showroom for its cars and trucks. Said showroom, which is located at 4700 Fields Ertel Road, is said to be the largest of its kind in the nation. It measures 68,000 sq. ft. and can display a total of 150 fresh releases of Toyota and Scion cars in an ideal and controlled setting.

The new showroom of Kings Toyota is located on a 5-acre site in front of its former car showroom. The latter had been converted into used vehicle showroom. The showroom is divided into four to separate Toyota cars, trucks, SUV’s and hybrids. Every feature has large high-definition plasma screens to make more stunning. There is also a special showroom which is designed for Scion vehicles. An area is also designated for Toyota parts and accessories.

The showroom is so large that it can accommodate those divisions plus 2 automotive turntables in its front display area which can be used for auto shows. Aside from that, there is also a large customer lounge with a cafĂ© that serves Starbucks coffee and other refreshments. Said lounge is equipped with leather couches and water fountain featuring Toyota logo. A children’s corner with video games is also incorporated in the showroom. In addition, there are also 4 computer-equipped stations which have wireless,
Internet service for customer use. There is also a 9 vehicle indoor delivery area for taking deliveries. It is also used to provide a quiet indoor setting for briefing the customers

According to Gerry Carmichael, general manager of Kings Toyota, “we’re very proud to offer such a unique and comfortable environment for our customers. It adds value to their shopping experience when they’re able to view and inspect a wide variety of products in such a pleasant setting.”

Kings Toyota will have a grand opening celebration on the 28th of this month at 5-9 in the afternoon. At the grand celebration, car enthusiasts can expect a royal display of Toyota wheels, hood, tailgate, windshield, alternators and more of Toyota vehicles.

2005 Mitsubishi Outlander Reinforced Safety with Matched Performance Parts and Accessories

The Outlander is built on a rigid unibody chassis and benefits from Mitsubishi’s extensive experience in international rallies and raids. The Outlander benefits from such body-strengthening techniques as MASH seam welding and what Mitsubishi calls its RISE design (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution). Much of this technology was developed from the company’s winning efforts in the Paris-Dakar raid as well as its involvement in the World Rally Championship with the Lance

It has four doors and a roomy cargo area that’s easily accessible. Like other small crossover sport utilities, the Mitsubishi Outlander offers elevated seating for better visibility.

Mitsubishi’s 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is rated at 160 horsepower, matching the output of the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. Mitsubishi tuned the Outlander’s engine to deliver the bulk of its torque at lower engine speeds. Mitsubishi’s MIVEC electronic variable-valve setup helps the engine to operate at peak power and efficiency throughout the rev range.

The 2005 Mitsubishi Outlander is available in three models: LS, XLS, and Limited. All come with the 160-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. Most models come standard with an automatic, but the base models come with a five-speed manual. Each is available with front-wheel drive (2WD) or all-wheel drive (AWD).

The LS trim includes air conditioning; cruise control; power windows and locks; power folding rearview mirrors; a height-adjustable steering wheel; height-adjustable driver’s seat; a 140-watt, four-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system. It also has an analog clock; center console with storage; two 12-volt accessory outlets; 60/40 split, folding and reclining back seat; intermittent windshield and rear window wipers, and 16-inch steel wheels. A cargo cover, floor mats, keyless entry, and roof rails come standard on the AWD model and are optional on the 2WD model

XLS trim adds a rear spoiler, premium cloth seat fabric, extra speakers, whiteface gauges and clock, a leather steering wheel and shift knob, see-through headrests, a tubular roof rack and alloy wheels. Options for XLS 2WD include a Sun & Sound package with a 210-watt Infinity audio system with six-CD changer and sunroof.

The new Limited and Limited AWD have heated leather seats, front side airbags, heated outside mirrors, and body-colored fender flares and air dams.

Safety equipment includes three-point seatbelts for all five seating positions. Both front seats feature seatbelt pretensioner and force-limiter technology, which can help reduce injuries in an accident. Also standard are: child safety seat anchors. Anti-lock brakes are optional on the XLS and Limited models; ABS helps the driver maintain control of the car in an emergency braking situation.

Parts and accessories for Mitsubishi are available at Parts Train. All you have to do is go to http://www.partstrain.com/ShopByVehicle/MITSUBISHI and choose which ones are compatible for your needs. The advantage of using Mitsubishi parts and accessories is that these are especially designed to work well with all Mitsubishi cars and therefore you have ensured performance and maximized workability out of these parts and accessories.

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