Generally speaking, until I have had at least twice the FDA-approved amount of caffeine in the morning, I am not as alert as I need to be. Admittedly I exaggerate, but I drive a delivery truck for a living, and need to stay as observant and aware as possible for my long days on the road. With a passion for coffee and all things on four wheels, I recently researched the Fiat 500L. I was so distracted by the auto’s seating for five, massive glass roof, and the option for six different engines that I nearly overlooked perhaps the smallest, most buzz-worthy add-on available: and in-car coffee maker.
When released, the Fiat 500L will be the first auto in the world to offer a mobile, in-car coffee machine—an espresso maker, to be exact. Believe it or not, right between the front seats and plugged into a conveniently placed power source will be a tiny, yet efficient, caffeine-dispensing, water-boiling, Java-juicer. Music to my ears, if you ask me!
Developed by Lavazza, a renowned Italian coffee maker producer, this “Coffee Experience” package comes equipped with vehicle coffee cups, a sugar container, and even a spoon holder. Convenience is not cheap, however; the kit will cost about $300, but for me, it’s worth every penny. To operate, simply fill the coffee maker base with water and place it in the center console cup holder. A patented heating plate boils this water, brewing coffee into the pod. The result: a piping hot cup of coffee in mere seconds, giving you the jolt of energy you need on the road.
Well, maybe not you—or me. You see, this particular in-car coffee maker will only be available in Europe, not the States. While I fully expect the 500L to make its way across the pond, I am debating whether the uppity USDA will approve this third-degree burn lawsuit in the making. If the idea of an in-car coffee maker percolates your interest, however, I suggest looking on eBay or other auction sources for this worthwhile investment.
For a car to function properly, it definitely needs replacement parts and other important components to ensure safety and performance. You should not use unreliable or compromised spare parts under any circumstances. Such parts hinder the safety of yourself, your passengers, and other drivers on the road. In addition, some car parts play a major role in the functioning of the auto. Other spare parts add to the look of the vehicle, allowing you to customize and enhance your car.
The valves, typically considered secondary parts, are classified as some of the most needed salvage parts. They play a major role in controlling the amount of air and fuel that goes to the piston chamber of the engine. There are good salvage valves in junkyards perform just as well as new their new counterparts. In addition to the crankshaft, other important salvage parts for the engine include the Piston and the Flywheel. These are essential parts that aid in propelling the vehicle and maintaining stability.
The radiator fan and the radiator are important cooling systems for the vehicle. They play a major role in cooling all the compartments of the engine for a smooth ride. The starter system is also important because it plays a major role in initiating crankshaft movement. You can get good salvage starters at very affordable prices. Other important salvage parts for your vehicle include the Grille and wheels. Grills protect the car, but also add appeal to the overall appearance of the car.
Salvage parts are a cheaper way of attaining quality spare parts for any type of vehicle. Regardless of the model and brand that you drive, you can get any type of spare part by visiting salvage yards.
Salvage vehicles are those that have been damaged, typically in accidents, but have either been repaired or remain repairable. If a vehicle repair cost exceeds the current market value of said car, most insurance firms usually declare it salvage, and the vehicle is taken to salvages yards for repair and reselling. Salvaging has become increasingly popular, both domestically and globally. Car recycling combats pollution and reuses valuable resources. There are very many environmental benefits of salvaging cars. The obvious benefit, as noted above, reduces levels of carbon emission, thus curbing global warming.
Auto salvaging also reduces the need for garbage disposal. Storing trash has become a global concern, as populations continue to rise and waste increases. Auto salvaging serves as one of the best ways to address over-occupied landfills. If you salvage a vehicle by repairing it or using its spare parts, you will reduce garbage disposal.
If you opt for auto salvaging, the process eliminates carbon emissions. The emission of greenhouse gases is one of the major sources of pollution. Vehicle manufacturers might not need to produce as many new, spare parts if more people recycled unwanted salvage vehicles. Salvage vehicle recycling thus reduces the production of the dangerous gases. Junkyards and salvage vehicle brokers have all spare parts necessary for vehicle repairs. In turn, car manufacturers will produce fewer vehicle parts. Lower production rates of these parts will consequently reduce pollution.