Ibiza Car Tour (Part One)

If you are visiting Ibiza or Formentera then you may decide to go for a car tour. One great part of Ibiza to explore would be the hilly western part of the island, taking in: Ses Figueretes, Sant Josep, Sant Agusti, Sant Antoni, and Sant Rafel. An important tip that not many people know: the road to Sant Josep suddenly narrows after quite a few of the bends, so always approach the bends slowly. The locals know this, and you should too.

If you start the tour in Ibiza Town, then you need to take Avinguda Macabich on Exit A, and head west past the vacation homes of Ses Figueretes. You will reach a turn off to the airport and you should take the PM802 on your left towards Ses Salines. This will take you to the village of Sant Jordi de ses Salines (it’s worth stopping to take a look in the church), and then nine kilometers on from that you will reach Sa Canal. This is the spot to stop and take in the island’s best beach: Platja Mitjorn. It’s even more beautiful than Mari Formentera. At the end of the beach’s western end there is an excellent shaded area which is ideal for picnics – it’s rarely crowded as most people don’t walk down that far.

After that you should head back towards Ibiza Town, but this time turn towards the airport. You will go past the airport, and past the beach of Es Codolar. It’s worth going from here to the fishing port of Sa Caleta as there is a nice sandy cove beneath its red cliffs. After than you will head back to Cala Jondal for a bite to eat: there are plenty of restaurants to choose from, many of which overlook the white sandy beach.

How to Make Your Own Electric Car and Save Money on Gas

Its commonly believed that you need to be a qualified mechanic in order to make an electric car, but as I will show you, this isn’t the case – just some relatively basic tools and a good set of instructions will do.

But you may be asking, why would I want to build an electric car anyway? Well, for one thing, you will save a lot of money. Unless you have been living under a stone for the past couple of years you will have noticed that gas prices have sky-rocketed. Well, electricity is cheap and renewable, its also clean and exceptionally quite, so not only will you save money, you’ll also help to save the planet.
Ok, I’m convinced, what do I do then?

Number 1 – and most important – get a good guide.
Number 2 – many hands make light work – its good to get a friend involved for some of the heavier stuff
Number 3 – get a suitable place to work – make it under cover this job normally takes a couple of days and you don’t want the work stopped by bad weather. Make sure its well lit, in fact, just a normal garage will be fine
Number 4 – get some basic tools- cordless drill, saws, wrenches, maybe a socket set…

Of course its best to also have a suitable vehicle. Small compact cars are best as they are lightweight and relatively simple to convert. A problem with small cars is that the batteries do take up quite a bit of space, but a good guide will show you how to get around this problem.
The parts are all readily available from most auto stores, so that shouldn’t be a problem, but if you live out in the boondocks, there are plenty of places to get the parts on-line. Again a good guide will help here. All, in all, it took me about a week to complete the work, and now my car runs on electricity!

With gas prices predicted to climb as high as 7.00 a gallon by the end of next year, its never been a better time to convert your car to run on electricity.

Car and Truck Accessories Personalize Your Ride

The days of bumper stickers proudly proclaiming the drivers opinions or supported causes have been lost in the masses of traffic. Cars and trucks are made of less metal and more plastic – the kind that won’t let anything adhere to it. Between the technical advancement of automotive manufacturing and the evolution of drivers, the demand for car and truck accessories has never been greater. Yet the need for drivers to self express has never faded. Today’s drivers want enhancements for their car or pick up truck that will increase the value, performance, style, function and add a personal touch.

Car and truck floor mats preserve the ‘newness’ of a vehicle and are made of quality materials that withstand daily use and are easy to clean. Virtually any type of vehicle made, has a quality car seat cover made to fit it. Seat covers offer a unique way to show a personal style while being functional to preserve and protect the upholstery underneath.

While car accessories are widely available for the interior, the exterior offers opportunities to add some chrome accents on the door handles, gas cover and license plate holders. Cars can get a performance enhancing boost with a new performance programmer. Examples of popular car accessories include:

o WeatherTech Floor Mats

o Coverking Car Seat Covers

o Coverking Dashboard Covers

o Coverking Protective Car Covers

o Putco Chrome Trim Accents

o Superchips program modular

The pickup truck has fast become a common vehicle throughout the world. For many truck owners, the truck bed goes unprotected, exposed and unused. The tonneau cover revolutionized the practicality of owing a pickup truck. A quality made tonneua cover is easy to use, locks, protects and offers full use of the truck bed cargo area. Mud flaps also commonly called splash or mud guards are a necessary accessory to be a courteous driver and benefit from a cleaner truck. Adding any type of exterior truck accessory definitely adds a personal style and function to your life. Stainless steel tube steps made it easy to get in and out of the truck. A carpeted bedrug makes the truck bed soft and safe to haul delicate cargo. To beef up a truck’s torque and power add a programmer and a new intake air system to make towing and getting around easier. Examples of popular truck and sport utility accessories include:

o WeatherTech All Rubber Floor Mats

o Extang Tonneau Cover

o Ultimate Flap (Mudflaps)

o Bedrug

o Superchips programmer

o Nifty Nerf Stainless Steel Step Tubes

o AEM Exhaust Air System

As is the vast selection of products available, so is the choices of where to buy car and truck accessories. Today consumers have the choice of buying made in China floor mats from one of the big box stores, mail ordering from a parts warehouse, or shopping at an specialized auto and truck accessory retailer. Technology and the use of home computer have created a yet another great resource for consumers, shopping via the internet. Select auto and truck accessories retailer are also e-tailers. Some of the best automotive e-tailers offer an easy online shopping experience that helps narrow the search of products that fit specially to your vehicle backed with expert product knowledge and quality automotive grade accessories. Savvy consumers can save time, money and show some style by accessorizing their car or truck.