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5 Tips on Creating the Best Fence to Protect Your Car, Driveway and Garage

Protecting your car is probably one of the most important things you want to do, especially if it is vintage or specialized in some way. If your garage or driveway is part of your property and can be fenced in with your house, we have some tips for you. A fence is one of the best ways to protect your car and property.

1. Choose a fence that doesn’t allow potential burglars to hide

You want to be able to see when there are people on the other side of your fence. Increased visibility means increased security. Make sure that your fence is strong but see-through. Avoid planting thick bushes or big trees by your driveway as Burglars can hide behind these.

2. Choose a fence that is difficult to climb over

A fence that is at least 8 feet tall is good. You might have restrictions in your area, so check before you have a fence installed. Avoid a fence that has horizontal bars as this helps burglars to climb the fence. Another point to consider is adding spear tops, razor, wire, or other anti-climb spikes to the top of your fence. This makes it harder to climb.

3. Choose a fence that cannot be easily bypassed

Some fence materials are easy to cut through or go under. Avoid these materials and rather opt for a stronger alternative. Make sure that the fence posts are secured in concrete and deep enough into the ground. Your great fence should also have a great gate. Make sure that the gates to your property are as secure as you are making the fencing.

4. Choose metal or wire mesh fencing

Metal or wire mesh fencing offers you all the security mentioned in the first 3 points: see-through, difficult to climb, and not easily bypassed.

Metal fences consist of vertical rods that are spaced evenly and can be quite tall. There are different designs so you can choose which one goes best with your home. They are low-maintenance and will keep your car and property protected.

Wire mesh fences are made of panels of tightly woven grids of wire. These panels are placed between fence posts to form the fence. These fences are similar to chain link, but they cannot be cut easily and doesn’t allow for easy climbing. Wire mesh fencing comes in more than one color and can also be chosen to suit your home.

5. Build a fence that goes around the whole property

This is especially important to help protect your car. Your fence should go around the whole house, garage, driveway and yard. This will ensure better security, no place to hide, and it will serve as a mental barrier. A fence of any kind makes it harder for burglars because it prevents a fast getaway and makes it difficult to go unnoticed.

To make sure that your car or cars are safe in the garage or driveway, choose the best fence you can afford. Follow these tips and you will sleep sound without worrying about the safety of your property or cars.

Tip 5.5 Building a Suitable Garage and Driveway

Its definitely recommended, if you don’t already have one, to build a garage. If you are building a garage you need a suitable driveway to park and drive on. The security of your prized vintage car is increased dramatically if you put it into a garage each night.

A Garage you build yourself can be made bigger than a traditional garage so it allows for working on your vehicle. During the winter and when the weather is too bad to work outside, having a warm dry space to tinker and improve your car is a definite luxury.

Its not too expensive either. We have recently had a double garage built at our property. We used Cornwall Builders, a local Building contractor who also paved our driveway and built the security fence. They charged a very reasonable fee for all this work and if you live in Cornwall we strongly recommend you use them.

For everybody else searching for a local building firm and getting 2/3 quotes is the best way forward. Remember you are looking for a happy medium between affordability and security.

Muscle Cars: 5 Best Models Made During 1965 to 1970

Muscle cars are those cars that you see drag racing in old movies. There is no definite definition for a muscle car and many people have different opinions about what qualifies and what not. The basic idea of a muscle car is a 2-door car that is powered by a high-displacement engine. They are smaller cars with large engines, in other words.

We have compiled a list of the top 5 muscle cars. Some of you will disagree, but these are what we felt qualified.

1967 Pontiac GTO

Some people believe the era of muscle cars started in 1949 with the Oldsmobile Rocket 88. Others say the beginning was in 1964 with the GTO. We are going according to the latter.

1968 Plymouth Road Runner Hemi

This car was one to be feared when cruising past the Saturday night drag race crowd. Plymouth built a car that looked tough and was tough. This was one of the best from Plymouth.

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429

This was a rare car as only 1 400 were built. This Mustang was the result of Ford trying to meet NASCAR requirements. This model may not be the best of the best, but it still makes our list.

1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

This muscle car is considered one of the rarest production cars that Chevrolet ever made. It is also a rare car as only 70 were made. The ZL1 is an engine that is extremely powerful and the most powerful engine that Chevrolet has offered to the public.

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454

This is hands down one of the best muscle cars ever made and it beats out most of the cars on this list. There is no equal to the horsepower of the SS 454. This car was part of the last breaths of the muscle car era and it went out with a bang.

These 5 muscle cars are a short list of some of the best ones ever made. Despite your opinion on when the era started or what qualifies as a muscle car, you can’t deny that these babies were some of the best cars ever made.

9 Steps to Pimp Your Ride and Get Some Street Cred

If you love your car and want to stand out, pimping it up or out or under is probably on your mind. You can do it yourself or get a professional to help you out. Either way, we have some tight tips to help your car look smoking.

1. Have a plan or picture. Decide beforehand what you want to change and what you will need to do it.

2. Paint your car. The first and most drastic and visible step is to paint your car a different color. You can add flames or other designs to add some flare and flavor.

3. Tint your windows. Tinted windows add an air of mystery to your car. It is also great for privacy.

4. Change your lights. To add some more style to your car, change the headlights and taillights. Simply changing the shape or design will make a huge difference.

5. Change the upholstery. To make the inside match the flavor of the outside, change your car seat upholstery. Add leather or funky animal print if that’s your thing.

6. Lower the suspension. Yes, you guessed it, we’re going all out Fast and the Furious. Lowering your suspension is a must to pimp your ride. It will give your car a sleek and streamlined look.

7. Add a spoiler. A spoiler on the back of your car makes it look really fast. For most cars, it is only for show, but if you like the look and want the look, go for it.

8. Get a killer sound system. This is a change that will be felt. Get a new subwoofer and some awesome speakers and you will feel the difference in your car.

9. Make the car dance. If you want that bounce or dance effect you see in the movies, you want to give your car a hydraulics suspension rig.

With these tips completed, you will have the ladies swarming your car in no time. Happy driving!

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Interesting and Fun Facts About Cars You Won’t Believe

To brighten up your day and give you a smile, read these fun facts about cars.

New Car Smell – Did you know that the ‘new car smell’ is made and not naturally there? More than 50 different compounds are used to make the ‘new car smell’ and none of them are toxic.

‘Green Cars’ – In the early 20th century, cars were seen as the ‘green’ alternative to horses and carriages. The horses caused too much pollution with their poop. Being green apparently has its origins long before the 2000s.

Dirty Cars – If you were to drive a dirty car in Russia, you would be breaking the law. It is a criminal offense and might land you a hefty fine or prison time. Would your car be allowed on Russian roads today?

Travel to the Moon – If you could travel to the moon in a car, it would take you approximately 6 months to get there if you drive 60mph. Best start driving today to catch that big cheese in the sky.

Cars vs. People – This is one of the stranger facts, but it’s true. There are more cars in Los Angeles than there are people. Not sure how that works, but there you go.

Must-Have Features – When the Honda CR-V was first launched, it included a picnic table. Yes, the picnic table was part of the car features. Clearly, they were trying to tell people something.

Always in Style – Rolls-Royce has produced a multitude of cars and most of these cars are still on the road. How’s that for style and longevity?

Traffic Frustration – Time spent in traffic can be brutal. It is estimated that the average American spends about 38 hours a year in traffic. 3 days of your life wasted standing still in traffic…

Roof of Steel – When the Ford GT was put through the ‘roof crush test’, it broke the crushing machine. Clearly, the Ford GT has a roof of steel and should not be messed with.

First Car Accident – Ever wondered when the first car accident happened? It happened in 1891 in Ohio. Many are of the opinion that Ohio still doesn’t have the best drivers…

It truly is a wacky world, but as long as it has cars, we’re good.