BEWARE: Counterfeiters from China and Taiwan

AutoVisionz Personality Edition emblems are being counterfeited by people/companies in China and Taiwan!

The emblems sold by these companies are knock offs.  They are manufactured in China and Taiwan and being sold as authentic AutoVisionz emblems which are made in the USA.  The knock off emblems are inferior quality compared to AutoVisionz even though they are being marketed on as they are the same.

AutoVisionz emblems are guaranteed to last the life of your vehicle.  We stand behind our warranty; however, we cannot guarantee any knock off emblems.

To ensure you are getting an authentic emblem, only purchase from, from our EBay or Amazon store, or any authorized re-seller located within the USA.  DO NOT purchase from sellers located in Taiwan.

If you suspect you have received a counterfeit emblem, please contact us and we will do everything possible to help you obtain a refund.

Currently the following emblems are being counterfeited:

Bad Ass Edition, Boss Edition, Island Time Edition, Junk Yard Edition,  Red Neck Edition, Rock Star Edition, Sexy Bitch Edition, Taxi Mom Edition,  and Wounded Warrior Edition.

We are doing everything possible to stop the counterfeit production but it’s an uphill battle.  We will keep you posted on any updates as we want our customers to be informed.  Small businesses in America are under attack by foreign counterfeiters.  This needs to stop!



40 Things….about being 50


A friend of mine recently shared a post about turning 4o…I edited it to share my take on turning 50…. the italicized comments are my edits.

Here are 40 other effed up things about being 40 50:

1.     Other than Teen Mom, I have no clue what’s on MTV and I haven’t cared about MTV in 20 some years.  Are they still on the air?  Really?

2.     When people say “middle-aged,” they might definitely mean me.

3.     I can’t can wear sequins or anything I want to because I don’t care what you think…or I’ll look like Really, I don’t care if you think I am a cougar.

4.     I’m more likely to forget to have sex than to forget to floss ….anything.  I forget pretty much everything.  .

5.     If I eat chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast, I’ve gained a size 2 sizes by dinnertime.

6.     Even if I finally get a full night’s sleep, I still look like I was up all night. But not up all night doing something cool.

7.     At the doctor’s office, I bypass Cosmopolitan and reach for Redbook. I’ll even read Family Circle. There are some great recipes in there.   anything with pictures of women with their air brushed perfect bodies.  I just look for the recipes…or take a nap…or watch TV in the waiting room.

8.     I’m probably never going to be  I was a Solid Gold Dancer.  It’s my story, I can tell it like I want to.

9.     Going out without makeup is seeming more and more like an aggressive act I am past trying to impress anyone.

10.  The “me” in my head is like the foxy little sister of the “me” in the mirror.

11.   Any girl can look cute like Rachel on Friends in her 20s. Only Jen Aniston looks cute like Rachel on Friends in her 40s.

12.  If I strolled across a college campus, people would assume teacher  or COOL Grandma, not student. (Upside: instant Ph.D!)

13.  I’m old enough to drink, vote, rent a car and be elected to the highest office in the land. All that’s left on my age bucket list is admission to the AARP. Thanks, I’ll wait.  Seriously, I will wait.

14.  Most days, I choose comfort over style. I’m a traitor to my stilettos. I feel sorry for chicks wearing stilettos.  I want to scream and warn them about bunions!

15.  All the tanning I did in college is showing up now as brown blotches. Get a Sharpie and you could draw a cow all the constellations on my chest.

16.  The Psychedelic Furs, Duran Duran and The Cure are now considered oldies. Who?

17.  Everything I wore in high school has been appropriated ironically by hipsters. in style at least twice now.  Nowadays it’s called “vintage”.

18.  Only a forty and fifty something is old enough to remember the TV show Thirtysomething. More irony.

19.  Oooh, my back.

20.  Other than the Kardashians, I don’t recognize anyone in the tabloids. Who are these people and why are they famous?

21.  Ages 31-3 49 are a total blur. I’m scared I’ll blink and be 200.

22.  All of sudden my tight mini-skirts make me look like I’m trying too hard scary. Hey old sluts, incoming at Goodwill!

23.  Uhhh, my back.

24.  The Real Housewives and I are, like, the same age. Where’s my butler? But most importantly, where is my Bentley?

25.  It’s occurring to me that I might not ever visit every single beach on the planet, and I’m actually okay with that, which feels weird. I prefer Vegas or Bingo.

26.  When I flirt with the cable guy, I don’t get extra channels for free anymore. (When you’re 50, you’ll figure it out).

27.  I still think 21-year-old guys are hot. And they’re like, “Mom?”  21 year old guys think you’re hot and you’re like, “You’re the same age as my son!”

28.  Why didn’t I take naked pictures of myself when I was 30? Or 40? Or 20?

29.  I fantasize about taping up the sides of my face. Try it with your fingers — it takes 10 years off instantly. My cosmetic surgeon is on speed dial.

30.  Cripes, my back.

31.  Touching my toes is not a guarantee because it was never on my list of things to do.  I can touch a lot of things…I don’t need to touch my toes.

32.  Forget 50 Shades of Greyis on my nightstand. is full of wrinkle cream and Bengay. The apothecary is open!

33.  I even have one of those days-of-the-week vitamin boxes and I bedazzled it because they’re cool.

34.  If I buy a turtle it’s included in my last will and testament. might outlive me.

35.  The bad habits I still have are probably here to stay.

36.  I say things like, “What’s the name of that actor, you know, he was in that thing?” ? Ummm…what were we just talking about? 

37.  I get a hangover from looking at  like liquor.

38.  The next milestone birthday is 50 who cares?  I’m having fun!

39.  Did I mention my I bought stronger reading glasses?

40.  One Five words: “Ma’am.” “Life is short, enjoy it”  (I don’t care what you call me as long as you call me).


Easy to Apply Car Emblems

Easy to apply car emblems!

Easy to apply car emblems!

Application Instructions:

  1. Locate and clean the area on the vehicle in which the emblem is to be placed.
  2. Remove adhesive backing and carefully position the emblem to the desired vehicle location and press firmly.
  3. The emblem should not be applied when the temperature is below 50F.

That’s all there is to it!  I told you it was easy! :)


Are Chrome Plated Emblems A Good Thing?

This is a good question!

People who are not familiar with manufacturing processes within the auto industry are often put off by the term “chrome plated.”  When buying jewelry, plated means a lesser quality product; however the opposite is true in the auto industry.

Cars are subjected to a lot of conditions that would be corrosive to steel.  Weather conditions, road conditions, salt and chemicals used for winter weather and a whole lot of other elements cause corrosion.  Chrome provides corrosion resistance and hardness.  It is durable, is easy to clean, and stands up well to these conditions.  This is why bumpers and exterior parts on cars are plated in chrome.

Nowadays, a lot of ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic is used in the auto industry.  Again, we heard the word plastic and we think inferior quality.  This is not so.  ABS Plastic is considered a superior product because of it’s hardness,  glossy finish, impact resistance, and durability.  It is also very lightweight.

When ABS is triple plated in chrome, you get a very high quality product!  It is lightweight enough to be applied with adhesive instead of using bolts as you would a chrome plated steel emblem.  It is extremely durable resists corrosion.  It is also easy to maintain, and will stay looking shiny and new for years.

Chrome plated emblems are not the cheapest emblems on the market for sure, but they are still very reasonably priced considering the extensive process it takes to make them.  Depending on the size and amount of detail in an emblem, you can find chrome plated emblems from $15.oo on up, most are available between $15-35.00.

Emblems that are lower priced are generally hot stamped.  Foil leaf is heated and stamped on the emblem.  There are many great looking emblems made using this method.  The downside to this is these emblems tend to fade and tarnish and need to be polished on a regular basis to maintain their look.  Even with attention, they tend to fade and chip and loose their luster in a few years.

To date, chrome plating is still the superior method to manufacturing emblems.

The Latest Trend – Personalizing Your Vehicle

I subscribe to many groups in the automotive industry so I can keep updated on the latest trends.  This morning I grabbed a cup of coffee and sat down to catch up.  One of the first things that caught my attention was an article, “Vehicle Personalization: The Key to Selling to Millennials.”  In the article, the author Nathan Stowe refutes the opinion of another article that was published titled, “The Cheapest Generation.”

I agree with Mr. Stowe’s opinion simply based on my own experience with people in Generation Y.  This is a generation of very expressive people and anyone in business who writes them off as cheap is certainly missing the boat.  The Millennials don’t follow the rules laid out by the previous generations; they create their own path.  This young generation is not only setting the trends for their age group, they are also setting the trends for Gen X and the Baby Boomers.

Facebook, Twitter, and tattoos are all prime examples.  Facebook was originally for college students, later expanding to schools with parents and grandparents being excluded.  As soon as it was open to the public, Facebook became inundated with Gen X and Baby Boomers.  Tattoos were once considered something only acceptable for bikers or sailors, but Gen Y started a trend.  Today you see more Gen X and Baby Boomers with tattoos than ever before.

I don’t believe that Gen Y is a cheap generation.  I believe they just want to express themselves.  They personalize everything, their phones, their pictures, even their bodies.  It won’t be long before Gen X and the Baby Boomers follow suit.  I also believe automotive accessories like AutoVisionz’ Personality Edition Emblems are right in line with Gen Y.   We need to get busy and start adding more emblems and matching accessories to the line!