For many of us, our cars become a second home. If you have to commute to work every day, you might end up spending more time in your car that you’d like. While driving from place to place can be stressful in traffic, that time can also be soothing. The summer I had a job that had me driving all over the city gave me time in my beat-up little hatchback that I really value now. I had the time and space entirely by myself, to think, to work things out and to sing along to the radio at the top of my lungs. This got me thinking about the relationships that people have with their cars, and how they can become such an important part of our lives. And hey, if you need to get around anyway, you might as travel in style, with bacon!

Here are some fantastic ways that you can up the bacon factor in your primary mode of transportation, whether you drive a brand new flashy car or a battered and much-loved used model.

Wrap Your Car In Bacon

Check out this slick bacon-wrapped Mini! This fabulous car was given away to a lucky winner at the 5th annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival in Des Moines, Iowa. Just looking at that fabulous bacon design makes me want to give my car a new and creative paint job!

Fill The Tank With Bacon

We’ve written about technological innovation before, but it’s worth mentioning again. One of the possible biofuel alternatives that researchers have been looking into is pig fat – essentially, making a car that runs on bacon. The upside to having a bacon-powered car is that you and your vehicle will have more in common! On the downside, wouldn’t you prefer to eat that bacon yourself?

Freshen The Air With Bacon

Forget that new car smell – make your ride give off the scent of a sizzling pan full of bacon. What better way to impress a special lady than to have her overcome by the seductive aroma of bacon the first time she sits in your car?

Cook Some Bacon

You know those summer days when you swear it is hot enough to fry an egg inside your hot car? Check this out: it can actually get hot enough in there to sizzle a strip of bacon!