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BassMaster Pro, Brandon Card, Reviews EmpireCovers Bionic Boat Cover

Professional Angler, Brandon Card, shows how easy and effective the EmpireCovers Bionic boat cover is.

In the video, Card puts on the cover by himself and talks about the benefits of a Bionic boat cover. He also takes the boat on the interstate to show the cover can withstand the speed and wind.

The Bionic boat cover is the first high performance boat cover made from eco-yarn. It protects your boat and the environment. The Bionic boat cover is exclusive to EmpireCovers. It’s outer layer is made from BIONIC ® Ripstop, which is extremely durable and prevents tears. It also has a UV Resistant finish and is 100% waterproof. The microfiber fleece lining is soft and will not scratch your boat.

This durable boat cover also comes with a buckle and strap system for security and trailerability. The venting system allowed for added breathability while trailering. Whether you’re taking your boat to a local fishing hole or across the state, the Bionic cover will keep your boat protected.

EmpireCovers was Card’s first sponsor as a bass fishing pro. We’re happy to continue the sponsorship into the new year!

EmpireCovers Founder & CEO Featured In SmartCEO Philadelphia

EmpireCovers is growing at a rapid pace. The success of the nation’s best car cover company isn’t going unnoticed. SmartCEO Philadelphia recognized Jake Goldblum, Founder and CEO of EmpireCovers, as one of the best CEOs in the area. In the November 2013 Edition, Goldblum discusses the advantages and obstacles in the eCommerce industry.

Goldblum believes that utilizing Google Analytics (and analytics in general) is a huge advantage in eCommerce. The EmpireCovers team loves online marketing because the metrics are so much better than its traditional counterpart. Not all online marketing is created equal. He also discusses the lack of ROI on social media. Check out his full excerpt on the right.

EmpireCovers has specialized in high-quality protective vehicle covers since 2004. The work ethic of Goldblum and his team has grown EmpireCovers to be the number one car cover company in the United States.

EmpireCovers CEO Jake Goldblum

Hybrid vs 100% Electric Cars: High Tech, Low Impact

Going green has been a trending topic in the automotive industry. From car share programs to taking public transportation, there are so many ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Should you make the switch to electric or transition to a hybrid vehicle?

The automotive industry’s shift toward electric isn’t a fad. It is here to stay and it seems early adopters couldn’t be happier. EmpireCovers interviewed Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf owners to see what all the hype is about.

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The Chevrolet Volt is a hybrid electric car. Because it runs on gas and electricity, it has an internal combustion engine. Depending on the conditions, drivers can go up to 40 miles using electric. After that, the engine switches to gas. The gas is also used to charge the electric battery, making the MPG higher.

Matt Schmidt, Volt owner since October 2012, said over 75% of his car’s mileage is electric. Schmidt upgraded from a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero and hasn’t looked back since.

“I’m very pleased with the Volt,” said Schmidt. “Most of the gasoline miles came via trips of 1,000 and 1,200 miles and the car performed without incident in both cases. Except for a change in sound, there is no difference when driving powered by gasoline or the batteries. I’d gladly purchase another Volt, if needed. I just wish there were more charging stations available throughout the U.S.”

Dustin Floyd and his wife traded their 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser and 1988 Toyota Camry to purchase the Volt and become a one-car household. Floyd notes that most of the Volt’s mileage comes from electric, but road trips have resulted in more gas usage.

When asked about the biggest difference between his Volt and previous vehicles, Floyd said, “Maintenance costs are much lower. I’ve been driving my Volt for five months, and the car tells me (which in itself is pretty cool) that I have 75% of my oil life remaining. Since we’ve been averaging nearly 70 miles to the gallon, we spend very little on gas. And while I had some problems with fluid leaks and tires on our last cars, this one is warrantied for the next few years, so I expect to have very little out-of-pocket expenses.“

The Nissan Leaf is a fully electric vehicle. It has no internal combustion engine, meaning no more CO2 emissions or oil changes. The Leaf’s electric range is about 75 miles. Because it is 100% electric, once the battery is gone, it’s gone.

Nissan Leaf owner and co-founder of Web2Carz, Ben Wallach, enjoys being behind the wheel of his Nissan Leaf. With over 7,200 miles in almost two years, he has not run out of power, yet.

“The silence, smooth ride, and acceleration when desired, are all quite impressive,” explained Wallach. “I charge at my home garage charger every few days as necessary and have no need for gas stations any more.”

Less maintenance appears to be a main benefit to convert to a hybrid electric or fully electric vehicle.  When you’re protecting the environment it’s important to also protect your vehicle. EmpireCovers offers a wide variety of vehicle covers to protect your investment. Check out the EmpireCovers Chevy Volt car cover in action.

Do you have a hybrid electric or fully electric car? We’d love to hear from you! What is the biggest difference you’ve noticed in your electric car from your previous gas powered vehicle?

EmpireCovers & ClassicCars.com Thanksgiving Photo Contest

EmpireCovers and ClassicCars.com have teamed up to protect and show off your car!

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One lucky entrant will win a prize package totaling over $750! Prizes include:

  • EmpireCovers American Armor Car Cover ($339.99 value)!
  • Premium Vehicle Listing on ClassicCars.com ($114.98 value)!
  • Road-Ready Inspection Package for Buyers from Road-Ready Certified ($297 value)!

 

In order to win, you first have to enter! Fans of EmpireCovers and ClassicCars.com can enter using these simple steps:

 

It’s that easy! The picture with the most votes by November 28 at 11:59pm will win the awesome classic car prize pack!

Please note: Each fan is allowed one vote per day. The contest administrators will adjust the vote counts at any point in the competition to discount votes from registrants who use fake accounts. Those who are caught cheating by manipulating the votes or using fake accounts will be disqualified from the competition.

*Entrants must be in the photo with their vehicle to win.

EmpireCovers Donates Money For The PSPCA Pet Photo Contest

For the month of November, EmpireCovers is hosting the PSPCA Pet Photo Contest. Facebook fans of EmpireCovers are encouraged to submit pictures of their pet in or around their vehicle.

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To enter the pet photo contest, visit the EmpireCovers PSPCA Pet Photo Contest page. The picture with the most votes will receive a free EmpireCovers car cover. The winner of the pet photo contest will be announced December 2, 2013. The best part is EmpireCovers will donate $1 for every vote to the PSPCA (up to $250).  All entrants and voters will also receive a 30% off coupon code to shop at EmpireCovers where 5% of their order will be donated directly to the PSPCA (unlimited). Please note that you must enter the code during checkout! The coupon code is valid until December 31, 2013.

Our goal is to raise awareness to the happiness pets bring to families, but also to the potential happiness the animals at the PSPCA can bring to adoptive families. EmpireCovers is no stranger to animals. The ferocious bark of a Labordoodle and Border Collie can be heard at times at EmpireCovers.  While we never have customers in our office, our customer service team is always asked if we have office dogs, especially when the mailman comes in. Our office dogs definitely have more bark than bite.

Meet EmpireCovers office dogs are Zoey, Wex and Chibi. Zoey is a fun loving Labordoodle, Wex is a protective Border Collie and Chibi is an adorable little Yorkie.

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Zoey will be your best friend, even if she’s just met you. She actually sat with one employee during her interview at EmpireCovers. Zoey is quirky and often referred to as an oversized teddy bear. Wex, on the other hand, takes a while to warm up to you. All new employees are debriefed before they are introduced to Wex. Don’t reach out for her. Play ball with her and she’ll warm up to you. She’s a big sweetheart once she gets to know you. Chibi may be small but she has a huge personality. This little free spirit can be found by her mom’s side or on the laps of one of the employees. She is the newest addition to the EmpireCovers dog family, but she’s already stole our hearts.