Customizing your Car- Pinstriping BasicsWritten by Carlo Morelli
Did you know pinstriping has a long history? Even before invention of automobiles, pinstriping was used as an ornamental decoration for horse and buggy carriages. Custom pinstripes started appearing on automobiles in mid-1950s. Although pinstriping had been on cars long before that, last American car to appear with auto pinstriping had been made by General Motors in late 30ís. For those individuals with muscle or sports cars, customizing their ride is an important part of owning and showcasing vehicle, and pinstriping is a final touch.
Pinstripes are commonly painted in two colors: one that sets off body color, and another, thin line, in a color contrasted with stripe to make it stand out.
Mechanical pin striping is best way to stripe larger vehicles- trucks, vans, or station wagons. The benefit is it lays down stripes of constant width, letting you focus attention on getting stripe oriented properly along your working surface. You can set up your stripe lines using magnetic pinstriping strips with center grooves designed to be paint templates. They hold fast to steel surfaces, and can also work as guidea for your hand.
Pay as You Drive Car Insurance- a Win-Win PropositionWritten by D.Demetre
You can pay as you talk with a cell phone plan, so why not pay as you drive auto insurance? It sounds like a good idea; but would pay as you drive auto insurance work for you? The idea behind pay as you drive auto insurance is simple. Basically its this- if you do not drive very much, you will not pay high insurance premiums. Advocates for this type of insurance policy think that there are many merits to this type of program. What if you car pool to work, or take public transit? You are not using your car very much so why are you paying high premiums. With a pay as you drive auto insurance premiums you would be able to quite literally pay as you go. Another situation where this plan would be of benefit is that of many retirees who have winter homes in temperate climates, 'snowbirds' living in Florida or Arizona six months of year and six months in New York or Toronto for example. Essentially insurance companies would set an average driving amount for each car type. It could then be broken down into a cents per mile basis. If you wanted to us pay as you drive auto insurance system you could purchase a set number of miles and you would be covered for insurance during this period.