Monday, October 17, 2005
Ready for the Windy City
Trudi is going to Chicago this week following an invitation from the Illinois Institute of Technology to show our smartcar to their Architecture class. They have been doing a project on "the car dealership of the future" and are inspired by the smartcar. Thanks to Alex Campbell of ZAP in Santa Rosa, California for putting this together.
To get Trudi in show condition we took her out to the Wash N'Go self-serve carwash at 4000 Dundas Street West. We gave her a thorough cleaning inside and out. Several people asked questions about the car including one gentlemen who very politely asked if he could see the engine. Edward Garcia, our sales representative at the Mississauga showroom, recommended Mothers California Gold Showtime Instant Detailer and we have had great results. On the tires, we used Meguiar's Hot Shine Tire Spray. It works well on rubber floor mats too!
You can improve your fuel economy for 25 cents by inflating your tires to the manufacturer's spec twice a month. You will achieve better mileage with the tires pumped up a little higher than the recommended psi.
Trudi is no trailer queen and already has ten thousand hard miles under her wheels. Naturally she will be driven to Chicago on Tuesday in time for the gig on Wednesday.