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4 Wheel Parts Introduces a New Line of Extang Tonneau Covers for Pickup Trucks

Tonneau covers can be a priceless asset to have for a truck and 4 Wheel Parts wants to make sure everyone can get the tonneau cover that is perfect for them. By adding a new line of Extang Tonneau covers to our inventory, 4 Wheel Parts offers a variety that is unparalleled so everyone is guaranteed to find the best one for his or her truck bed.

Compton, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2009 -- 4 Wheel Parts, the nation's largest distributor of off road parts and accessories for trucks, Jeeps, and SUVs, announces the launch of a new line of quality tonneau covers by Extang. An Extang tonneau cover offers a number of benefits including up to 10% increased gas mileage, weather resistance for all climates, and a quick no-drill installation.

If someone has been looking for a tonneau cover for a truck, they can't go wrong with Extang. With such a wide variety, there's sure to be one for every type of application. The off-roader on-the-go can benefit from any one of Extang's roll-up tonneau covers, which provide quick and easy access to the truck bed. There's no time wasted unfastening or securing. Instead, this tonneau cover allows the owner to get in, get their cargo, and get on with their life.

Or maybe someone carries larger cargo in their truck bed and needs the option of transporting objects that are too big to go underneath the tonneau cover. In that case, an Extang folding tonneau cover is the perfect fit. These truck bed covers are divided into multiple panels that fold up to rest against the cab, providing the owner with full access to the truck bed. This makes it so much easier, allowing for transportation of large cargo without having to remove the tonneau cover. When the job is done, just fold it back down to protect any remaining cargo in the truck bed.

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Light and Bright is Best for Road Safety

Light and brightly coloured cars are more likely to help you to be seen on the roads according to new research by NRMA Insurance.

Sydney, NSW December 5, 2008 -- Light and brightly coloured cars are more likely to help you to be seen on the roads according to new research by NRMA Insurance.

The results show that light and brightly coloured cars such as white, yellow, beige and red are involved in around 10 per cent fewer crashes than dark coloured cars such as black, green and blue.*

NRMA Insurance spokesperson Adam Macbeth said the car insurance research indicates that lightly coloured cars are more visible and potentially a safer option for car buyers.

"We also found that the average cost of repairs for light coloured cars is less than dark coloured cars, which may suggest they may be involved in less severe accidents," he said.

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Energy absorbing hitch cover introduced

Go Ahead - Bump This! Mohr Manufacturing Introduces A Crash Tested, Energy Absorbing, Portable Receiver Hitch Cover And Bumper Shield / Skid Plate.

The two most frequent vehicle accidents are getting hit while parked and the rear end collision.  This crash tested, energy absorbing hitch cover not only covers your ugly receiver hitch, it works as a bumper shield for rear mounted 2” receiver hitches and doubles as a skid plate and bumper shield for front mounted receiver hitches.

Its 12” wide by 6” high only sticks out 4” beyond your receiver hitch (in the full compression mode), crushes 2” when hit, won’t interfere with most vehicles equipped with backup alarms and can be used in the down position (shown) to protect against under-ride on full size pickup trucks or SUVs or flipped around to protect against over-ride on small size SUVs.  
Mohr Bumper Shield
It has a duel compression system so it can be pinned out for maximum protection or pinned in closer (still energy absorbing) for approach angle clearance during off-road use, tight garage spaces or to avoid being detected by backup alarms.  Simply arrange the rubber bumpers / spacers and pin it where you want.   

Because it’s energy absorbing it won’t transfer all the crash energy from a rear end collision directly to the occupants, will keep your receiver hitch from bending when hit from the rear (unlike all other static receiver hitch products – including your ball mount), keeps Braille parallel parkers from wrecking your bumper, reduces whiplash if hit hard enough and has a lifetime crash warranty (like all of our other products) – if it bends or breaks from a rear end collision, at any speed, it will be replaced absolutely FREE.   

For more information contact:  Jeff Mohr, Mohr Mfg, 1319 Larc Industrial Blvd, Burnsville, MN, 55337, 952-882-8800, 800-852-6752, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or log on to the web sites:  http://www.superbumper.com or http://www.sparebumper.com.

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Mohr Mfg specializes in protective, safety receiver hitch products and they are experts in rear end collisions. The company makes portable, crash tested, energy absorbing, spare safety bumpers that prevent rear end collision damage caused by Tailgaters, Uninsured Motorists, Bumper To Bumper Traffic, Distracted Drivers, Inattentive Cell Phone Users, Drivers With Poor Judgment, Text Messengers And Lousy-Stinking Parallel Parkers.
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OnStar Launches Stolen Vehicle Slowdown®

New technology will assist public safety officials in OnStar stolen vehicle cases, help save lives

DETROIT – General Motors (GM) and OnStar today launched Stolen Vehicle Slowdown on more than 1 million model year 2009 GM vehicles in the U.S. and Canada. Stolen Vehicle Slowdown is the latest enhancement to OnStar’s Stolen Vehicle Assistance service and enables OnStar to further help law enforcement in the recovery of subscribers’ stolen vehicles, while helping to reduce fatalities and injuries resulting from police chases. Working with law enforcement and utilizing its unique built-in technology, OnStar can remotely send a signal that interacts with the vehicle’s engine, gradually slowing it down, aiding in a safe recovery.

“No other automaker provides its’ customers the peace of mind that OnStar Stolen Vehicle Slowdown does,” said Chet Huber, OnStar president. “Our subscribers have told us they don’t want their vehicle to be the instrument of harm.”

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics show 30,000 police chases occur each year, resulting in approximately 300 deaths. Stolen Vehicle Slowdown will help take high speed pursuits out of the equation, as well as the probability that a subscriber’s stolen vehicle will be crashed during a chase.

“Prior to Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, there were only three ways to stop a police chase; the officer elects to terminate the chase, the vehicle being pursued decides to stop or in the worse case scenario there is a crash,” said David Hiller, national vice president, Fraternal Order of Police. “With OnStar Stolen Vehicle Slowdown we now have an additional and obviously far safer method. We congratulate GM and OnStar for working with law enforcement as they developed this product.”

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Easy Access, Capacity and Security Combine in New Rainier Bike Rack

StowAway2 Cargo Carriers is proud to announce the release of its new Rainier Bike Rack. The Rainier is a hitch mounted bike rack that lets you have it all: easy access to the rear of your vehicle, a cargo rack for your extra gear, and premium security features.

Portland, OR (PRWEB) September 14, 2008 -- StowAway2 Cargo Carriers is proud to announce the release of its new Rainier Bike Rack. "The Rainier incorporates everything that our customers have been telling us they want in a full-function bike rack - not just a place for their bikes but also room for their bike gear," said StowAway2 President Jim Stewart. "The Rainier lets you have it all: easy access to the rear of your vehicle, a place for your extra gear, and the security features that you expect from a premium bike rack."

StowAway2 Rainier Bike Rack
The Rainier mounts on all Class III/IV 2The Rainier stands above the pack thanks to its versatility. StowAway2's patented and rugged swingaway frame enables the Rainier to swing out for clear access to the rear of your vehicle -- even when the bike rack and cargo basket are fully loaded. The frame pivots a full 180 degrees for total clearance on both liftgates and van doors. Best of all, the racks are interchangeable: the bike post can be removed for those trips where the bikes don't come along and the cargo rack can be removed if you only need to bring the bikes.

Like its name suggests, the Rainier offers ample room for all your bike helmets, tools and other gear. Its cargo rack measures 53" x 25" x 5" and it can carry up to 200 pounds (bikes and gear). The Rainier mounts on all Class III/IV 2" hitch receivers, making it the perfect addition for most SUVs, minivans, trucks and RVs.

The Rainier wouldn't be complete without all the extra touches that you expect from a high-end bike rack. "We've added a keyed-alike security cable and hitch lock to prevent theft and included our popular Hitch-Coupling Tightener to eliminate hitch wobble," said Stewart. "With these additions, we think the Rainier is the most functional, versatile and secure bike rack available today."

The StowAway2 Rainier Bike Rack is priced at $499.00 and is available from StowAway2.com and several online retailers, including FastTrackRacks.com. To view an online image gallery of the StowAway2 Rainier, go to: StowAway2 Rainier Showroom

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