Are Rubber Floor Mats Better Than Carpet Floor Mats

Regardless if you have just recently purchased a new car or are looking to spruce up your old vehicle, adding floor mats can make all the difference. Whether you are purchasing floor mats from a car dealership or a automotive shop, the options are usually large and may be confusing. Generally, there are two main categories of floor mats: rubber floor mats and carper floor mats. When making a decision between the two materials, the choice is generally one of desired look and specific needs.

Rubber floor mats are the better choice for vehicles that do a great deal of hauling materials or people. Look to include rubber floor mats in truck beds or in the rear of vehicles and in trunks. In addition to being much easier to clean than their carpet cousins, rubber floor mats may offer a bit of skid protection, so that items you are hauling are not catapulted from one end of your vehicle to another. Also, if you live in an area of the country that experiences particular messy weather or have a great deal of mud around your home or place of business, you may want to consider rubber floor mats specifically for the clean up potential.

Carpet floors mats are generally designated for cars, although there is no one reason why carpet must be included in cars and vice versa. Generally, carpet floor mats are though to look better, and are often purchased directly from the dealership in a color that matches the interior carpeting of the vehicle. If you purchase carpet floor mats from an automotive store or an outside source other than a dealership, you may have potential problems in matching the color of the floor mat to the color of your interior. In this instance, consider using a coordinating color that will hide stains and clean up easily while looking nice with the interior of your car.

Although carpet floor mats are usually purchased for vehicles designed for transportation instead of hauling purposes, many individuals find them inappropriate. Especially if you have small children or pets, carpet floor mats can become easily dirty and stained with muddy feet or spills. For this reason, consider mats that are topped with a stain protective coating so that spills and liquids puddle on the surface instead of soaking through the mat. Although floor mats are generally the line of protection for the carpet underneath, very few individuals ever let this carpet show and they often look for clear protective vinyl or rubber mats to protect their floor mats. Keep in mind that any floor mat should be secured to the floor to prevent slipping upon entering or exiting the vehicle, especially if the mat is located under the driver’s seat.

Consider using rubber floor mats for their customization options, since many individuals want to create a look especially for their car. These customizations can be anything from a name or nickname emblazoned on the floor mat to a cartoon character or a favorite sports athlete’s number. With the booming customization business involving vehicles of all makes, shapes, and sizes, it is not surprising the customized floor mats have also become a trendy extra for vehicles.

In the end, the choice of rubber or carpet floor mats is completely up to you. Consider first your purposes of the vehicle and then your budget to determine which type of mat will best meet your needs. If budget is a main concern in your choice, turn to the World Wide Web, where you can often find great prices on popular styles and brands of floor mats.

Darrell Waltrip Automotive Supports 32nd Franklin Classic

On Labor Day, September 6, 2010, Mercy Childrens Clinic in Franklin, TN held the 32nd annual Franklin Classic, with proceeds from the fundraiser benefiting their clinical services. Mercy Clinic is a “comprehensive pediatric healthcare facility that serves thousands of children from 32 counties”, according to Event Director Jessica Perry. The clinic has been operating in the Franklin Community since 1999 and, as a non-profit organization, relies on fundraising events, such as the Franklin Classic, to keep its facilities open.

Events at the Franklin Classic included a 5k run, a 10k run, a 4k family walk, and a 1k childrens run. The 5k race winner was Donald Bowman, with a total time of 17:28. Jacob Carrigan placed second with a time of 17:45, and David Scott came in a close third at 17:55. In the 10k race, Scott Wietecha finished first with a time of 32:12. Additionally, there were activities for children in the KidZone, and Scat Springs performed live at the Classic.

The Franklin Classic is Mercy Clinics “largest fundraising effort With an annual budget of nearly $3 million, 50% of which is raised through sponsors and donations, we’re hoping to raise $100,000 through this years event”, according to the Franklin Classic event guide. Official figures will not be out for a few weeks. The number of race runners and walkers totaled over 3,000 and Perry estimates there were additional 3,000-5,000 spectators at the event Monday morning.

Darrell Waltrip Automotive helped the clinic by donating $20 per test drive during the two registration days of September 3rd and 4th. The test drives took race participants and volunteers around a short route, and were met with much enthusiasm.

Darrell Waltrip Automotive donated over $2,000 to Mercy Clinic from the two days of test drives. In total, Darrell Waltrip Automotive donated $12,000 to benefit Mercy Clinic through sponsorships and other miscellaneous donations, including a $500 cash prize to the school that put together the largest team for the Franklin Classic. See Franklin Classic for more information and photos on the fundraising event.

Custom-built, Hand Made Multipurpose Bucket Seats And Accessories From Chris Bucket Seats

Chris Bucket Seats is a fully padded seat that has yours or a riel design embroidered on it. The seats are available as a stationary seat or a fully rotating seat. This seat is the talk and envy of every coach in the field. We know every coach will want one of these seats on their custom bucket.

Chris Bucket Seats use a variety of long lasting durable cover materials. For the ultimate in durability, Chris Bucket Seats offers a heavy-duty 400 denier nylon cover material in 6 colors, a 600 denier Cordura in two colors, and a 1000 denier Cordura available in light and dark shades. We also offer a comfortable 100% cotton Denim fabric cover material.

The seat covers are upholstered over 1-inch high-density foam rubber. A super density 1 -inch foam is also available.

At the heart of the rotating system is a 500lbs load capacity greased ball bearing race. Every Chris Bucket Seat is hand made in the USA and is carefully inspected before leaving our assembly shop. All of the seats are guaranteed against workmanship flaws for a period of 1 year from the purchase date.

You can also personalize and customize your Chris Bucket Seat. We have the ability to embroider just about anything you can think up to the cover material. You may choose from our listed designs or call us so we can help you customize and design it your way. We have dozens of thread color combinations and would enjoy the opportunity to create for you something that is unique. Please keep in mind however, that embroidery is not available on the animal prints.

We also offer the Chris Bucket Seat Coaches Bucket Bag which wraps around the bucket, secures firmly and holds all the important items that coaches need during a game, on the rder (nylon colors in black, red, royal blue, navy blue and dark denim). Best of all, the Bucket Bag is designed to allow the rotating and snap lid features of every Chris Bucket Seat to work without the slightestoutside of your bucket. This useful bag holds clip boards, line-up sheets, pens & pencils. Plus, it also has two drink holders, a zippered pocket and more! The Bucket Bag is made of the same durable high quality material we use on all our seats. You can even get colors to match your seat order (nylon colors in black, red, royal blue, navy blue and dark denim). Best of all, the Bucket Bag is designed to allow the rotating and snap lid features of every Chris Bucket Seat to work without the slightest difficulty. You can personalize it with your initials, name or team logo.

The Chris Bucket Seat Rotating Sport Utility Seat is designed to fit on a standard 12-inch diameter carry all-type bucket. The Chris Bucket Seat rotating sport s utility seat incorporates a self-lock / quick release lid and durable foam padded seat affixed to the lid that smoothly rotates 360 degrees. Catchers will be able to reach the wild pitch more easily. Spinning around, they are able to retrieve balls behind them and to all sides with greater efficiency. Coaches are able to assess field situations in all directions.

Chris Bucket Seats are not only for sport use but are very handy for anyone owning a work and tool bucket who wants a place to sit while at the job or on a break. Plumbers, carpenters, automotive workers can carry fittings and tools and have a comfortable place to sit when the job allows. For house and gardening, the Chris Bucket Seat will have plenty of uses, taking away strain from your back, legs and feet. Any job or task either professional or at home, will be more enjoyable and effective when you have a CBS seat. Chris Bucket Seats can also be used for outdoor sports and activities such as fishing, hunting, camping.

For more information, visit ChrisBucketSeats.

Disadvantages of Hybrid Electric Vehicles

There are many disadvantages of hybrid electric vehicles. First of all, hybrid electric vehicles are not all-electric vehicles. They do require gasoline to drive.

Hybrid electric vehicles use regenerative braking to get their electricity. The gas energy is captured off of the brakes and stored as electricity. All electric vehicles are a much better alternative in terms of cutting down smog. There are several available today.

Hybrid electric vehicles are also inferior to hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Many automotive companies are working on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in production now. Very soon Chevy will come out with a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.

While hybrid electric vehicles are low smog emission vehicles, they do produce emissions. Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles produce water as their emission, making them far superior to hybrid electric vehicles. Or better yet take public transportation in a city that uses hydrogen fuel cell buses.

Although hybrid electric vehicles are readily available, they are a large investment. There are sometimes $10,000 difference in between a hybrid car and a subcompact although the mile per gallon difference could be only a few miles freeway miles. This is an investment that might not be immediately recaptured in gas savings.

Of course, hybrid vehicles are not ideal for freeway drivers. The reason is because hybrid electric vehicles use regenerative breaking. If most of the miles put on the car are on the freeway, there is less braking involved and less regeneration of electricity involved.

Another disadvantage of hybrid electric vehicles is some models are very difficult to obtain. They are heavily advertised and there is a heavy demand. But many automotive manufacturers are using a showroom car to lure customers into the showroom to see a hybrid that there is a long waiting list for. Customers needing a car now and not six months from now end up buying a gas guzzling SUV because the hybrid SUV is not yet readily available.

A large disadvantage of hybrid electric vehicles is they give auto manufacturers a chance to tell the state and federal governments that they are doing something to lower vehicle emissions. Then car manufacturers insist that the government has no reason to bully the manufacturers to make cars with reasonable miles per gallon rates of say 100 miles per gallon. Hybrid cars are a smoke screen for the car manufacturers to pretend they care about the environment.

Finally, hybrid electric vehicles are available only to the most elite car buyers creating a disparity between rich communities and poor communities. Poor cities have drivers creating lots of emissions in old eight cylinder cars while rich cities have rich citizens driving expensive hybrid electric vehicles with low emissions. Probably the biggest disadvantage of hybrid electric vehicles is that they are cost prohibitive to the poor.