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Twinsburg, Ohio – CTEK Power, Inc. has released the first two in a series of 10 educational articles on battery technology for consumers. The series is designed to help take the mystery out of batteries, battery chargers and battery maintenance.
The first article, “Why Do Vehicles Have Batteries?,” helps consumers understand all the functions that a battery performs. The second article answers the question: “How Do Batteries Work?” The third article will talk about “Different Types of Batteries.”
“Until they are stranded with a malfunctioning battery, many consumers do not realize how critical batteries are to the electrical system in their vehicle,” explained Matt Ingram, regional sales manager for CTEK. “Part of our objective in publishing these articles is to help drivers understand the advantages of using a state-of-the art battery charger and maintainer like the units that CTEK manufactures and how it can extend the life of their battery and help keep them on the road.”
Bus 360 Bird View DVR Sysem
New Intelligent Eye for buses, trucks, long vehicles come out now! Now Yincaa is releasing the Bus 360 surround-view DVR system, it provides the driver with a ‘bird’View’ around the vehicle, Real-time view & Recording of the vehicle’s surroundings. The system uses Panoramic images with fisheye lenses, mounted on the sides, the rear end and the front end of the vehicle. An electronic control unit then merges the four high-resolution camera images and automatically optimizes them into one image view. Partial images are joined into a whole, showing the driver their vehicle and its immediate surroundings from a bird’s-eye perspective.The images synthesizes immediately&continously thus it can show a Panoramic view for the driver inside the car.
STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® Performance Audio is unveiling its newest Vehicle-Specific System (VSS™) upgrades for 2015 Ford® F-150 trucks, purchased, installed and precisely tuned at Authorized KICKER Dealers nationwide. KICKER VSS upgrades are currently available for 2009-and-newer F-150 Super Crew and Super Cabs. KICKER VSS can be seen at the 2014 SEMA Show in the KICKER Audio booth, number 11825 in the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall.
Consumers can purchase the VSS PowerStage™ full-system upgrade (powered subwoofer enclosure and speaker-enhancing amplifier) for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $1,249.95. The VSS SubStage™ upgrade (powered subwoofer enclosure only) retails for $699.95.
Avon Lake, OH…DEI’s new Titanium Protect-A-Sleeve™ with LR Technology™ offers the best possible sleeve protection on the market today. Developed specifically for any application where extreme high heat is present, these Titanium™ sleeves will protect wires, lines and cables when exposed up to 1800°F direct heat/2500°F radiant. Developed with DEI’s proprietary LR Technology, these high temperature rated sleeves provide superior thermal protection for street vehicles or race engines, protecting fuel, oil lines, spark plug and electrical wires from direct or under hood radiant heat. The ½” ID sleeves will fit many of today’s larger diameter spark plug wires for protection against hot exhaust manifolds and headers. Water and heat resistant, they are also ideal for Powersports – ATV/UTV, motorcycle, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, and marine use.
AVON LAKE, OH…DEI’s professional grade Hi-Temp Shrink Tubes, made of military spec polyolefin tubing with a high shrink ratio of 3:1, offers the ultimate protection for ignition and electrical wiring, and are ideal for sealing electrical connections. Other uses include bundling wire, hose and cable, all types of wire repair, or any form of splicing or termination.
Designed as an alternative to plastic ties and tape, these Hi-Temp Shrink Tubes have a thick wall structure and are made of material that meets Military spec DTL-23053/5C for a water tight, flame retardant seal that is resistant to debris, dirt and abrasive solvents. Offering a clean professional look, they are flexible and easy to install.
AVON LAKE, OHIO…Now there is a way to keep your vehicle quiet and cool with one easy to use kit that has everything you need to improve vibration noise and reduce heat transfer in small to medium sized vehicles. Boom Mat™, the leader in thermal acoustic control, introduces the Boom Mat Thermal & Acoustic Interior Kit. This recently introduced kit includes 27 sq. ft. of Under Carpet Lite that blocks 85% of heat from a vehicle’s engine, transmission or exhaust, 25 sq. ft. of Boom Mat damping material, developed to reduce structure-borne vibration, squeaks and rattles, and one 18 oz. can of Boom Mat Spray-On.
Avon Lake, OH…Every vehicle has a unique acoustic signature caused by the combination of engine noise and modifications. Boom Mat damping material greatly enhances cabin acoustics, reducing vibration and noise that can interfere with a quiet ride and quality stereo performance. Developed primarily to eliminate low frequency noise, Boom Mat damping material works by sealing interior holes and leaks and damping structure born noise. Boom Mat now offers its quality damping material in a convenient 30 sheet pack of 12-1/2” x 24”; large enough to complete the interior of a large SUV, wagon or van.
Twinsburg, Ohio – CTEK Power, Inc. has announced the appointment of Bobbie DuMelle as the company’s new executive vice president of sales. Most recently, DuMelle was vice president of sales and marketing for Schumacher Electric. She will report to Andreas Naeslund, president of Americas for CTEK.
DuMelle is responsible for overseeing CTEK’s sales team in North and South America and helping the company grow into new market segments. DuMelle brings a strong background to CTEK in leading sales, marketing and service teams in the automotive industry. She also has valuable experience in supply chain management. In addition to working at Schumacher Electric for eight years, DuMelle has experience running her own company, DuMelle & Associates and in sales and marketing for General Cable Corporation.
Twinsburg, Ohio – Roger Parker, an experienced automotive business manager, has joined CTEK Power, Inc. as the company’s logistics coordinator and inside sales representative. Most recently, Parker was general sales manager for Fitzgerald Automotive Group and spent four years as the park services director at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
In his new role at CTEK, Parker will help lead technical support for the company. He will also be responsible for order fulfillment, customer service, inventory planning and marketing support for CTEK’s sales team.
“Roger’s exceptional interpersonal skills combined with his automotive experience, including his time as an ASE certified automotive technician, provides CTEK with a strong technical support background that will benefit our customers,” said Andreas Naeslund, president of Americas for CTEK.
Hornblasters is glad to announce the newest product to be added to the Hornblasters collection. The MC-127H is the 1.5 gallon air source system. This self contained unit is set at 120 psi and comes completely pre-plumed and pre-wired. The 12 volt on-board air solution comes with a pressure switch, safety blow off valve, a drain cock, and a 1/2" compression fitting. This unit is safe, reliable, and worries free.