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Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Vendor Report: HotFIAT
I would like to introduce our newest sponsor, HotFIAT. Noted car enthusiast, Rick Hartbrodt, the owner of HotFIAT, has been a longstanding member of the Fiat 500 USA Forum community and has put together a fantastic collection of products to accessorize your Fiat 500. Rick will be building one of the first racing Fiat 500s on the west coast, so you certainly need to keep an eye on that!
Here is a press release describing more about HotFiat:
HotFIAT.com distributes sport tuning performance parts and unique custom accessories for your FIAT 500.
The staff at HotFIAT.com all own FIAT 500s and every item they sell has been tested on their personal or company FIAT 500s to ensure proper fit and operation. Owner Rick Hartbrodt has personally visited many of the manufacturing suppliers of products distributed by HotFIAT.com to ensure quality and customer satisfaction.
All HotFIAT.com products are modern technology, but Rick delivers old fashioned customer service, often answering the company phone (831-241-4144) himself to assist you with any questions you may have.
HotFIAT.com items are priced competitively. In fact, it’s company policy that if you find the exact same item offered anywhere else a lower price, then HotFIAT.com will match that lower price. HotFIAT.com continually adds new products to its inventory, so please visit the http://hotfiat.com/ website to see the latest items featured. Here (below) are several HotFIAT.com products currently available:
Wet Okole Custom Seat Covers
Seat covers protect your Fiat 500’s original upholstery from daily use and abuse, including normal wear and tear, food spills, pets and kids. Wet Okole neoprene backed car seat covers will protect your seats from wet bathing suits, wet suits, and other summer and winter sports clothing that gets wet in normal use. The top quality 100% CR neoprene used has nylon bonded to both sides for easier installation, better fit and ultimate protection.
Wind Deflectors for Side Window
Side Window Deflectors offer you fresh air enjoyment with an original equipment look. They are crafted in Germany from the finest 3mm lightly-tinted acrylic material available. Installation is quick and easy, with no exterior tape needed.
WeatherTech® Side Window Deflectors are precision-machined to perfectly fit your vehicle. These low profile window deflectors help to reduce wind noise and allow interior heat to escape. HotFIAT.com offers these wind deflectors in the dark tint for your Fiat 500.
Sport Tuning Front Spoiler
Front Brace Bar
With a simple bolt on procedure you can improve the handling of your Fiat by decreasing the amount of body flex. Remove and replace 4 bolts. That’s it. A direct bolt on but you must use this with a cold air intake system in order to get the clearance room for the brace. The factory plastic engine cover and air box have to be removed.
This brace is coated aluminum and is made by Competizione in the US from high grade materials and precision welds. The bright red powder coated wrinkle finish has a great look and stands out the minute the hood is opened.
High Flow Drop-In Air Filter
Increase the Horsepower and Torque, and Improve the Gas Mileage: The High Flow drop in foam filter can help your engine to suck in more cooler air resulting in better throttle response and higher explosive horsepower output.
Our high flowing, super cleaning foam media allows us to make the filter thinner while keeping the maximum amount of volume to hold dirt. This simple change allows for more air to be drawn across the entire filter. This also allows for 2 times the volume in the OEM intake box, and allows for the intake to breathe that much better! This intake is designed specifically for the North American Version of the FIAT 500 .
Our Fiat 500 sunshields are designed to minimize the annoying and uncomfortable heat that can occur inside automobiles during hot weather. They protect your vehicle’s interior from ruthless and potentially damaging UV rays and are custom cut for complete protection. Made from a highly insulating, tri-laminate material, these shields are easy to store—just roll ‘em up and tuck away in the trunk or backseat.
Sunshield for Sunroof
DON’T take the heat. The Fiat 500 has a weak link above our heads. They do not give us the option of zero heat and zero cancer causing UV beating on us.
HotFIAT.com, after months of numerous attempts with different materials and designs, has found the inexpensive, useful and easy solution. Our sunroof shield is made specifically for the FIAT 500 sunroof cars. It fits ‘just right’ into the sunroof space. You can close the mesh screen once it is in place and it will stay put until you want the heat and sun again. Your car will stay 10 plus degrees cooler when parked. You no longer have to return to a bread oven or wear a hat while driving.
See our full (and growing every day) lineup of products at HotFiat.com/ or just give a call to 831-241-4144