When it comes to buying our cars we're usually concerned with two things - how it drives and how it looks. Somewhere around 2 or 3 years later, the vast majority of car owners don't care about anything other than keeping it running. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but if you're going to drop anything over $20,000 on a car wouldn't you
It's almost February, and you know what that means... it's almost March. Yes, us car geeks cannot wait until spring - it's that magical time of year when the toys come out of the garage and take to the streets. Whether it's hotrods, matte cars or simply that pride and joy that has never seen rain, we're excited to see them on the road. You've
You've seen how to protect a matte car, but it's about time you learned how to treat the entire exterior, right? Well here it is... How to detail a matte car. Let us know what you think!
Whether winter for you means rain or snow, you know how much of a pain it is to watch your windshield get pummeled by poor conditions. You hate the smearing, the splotchiness, and most importantly the obstructed view... so what can you do to relieve the pressure? Simple. Protect your glass! As far as driving visibility goes, you can never be too
Most of us in the United States are experiencing some sort of "unseasonal" weather right now; I'm taking about almost 50 degrees in Chicago, near freezing in parts of southern New Mexico, and highs of 64 in northern California. Whether your car likes it or not, it's not used to this type of dysfunctional weather, so it's up to you to get it ready.
If you've detailed your car then you know what I'm talking about when I say accessories get dirty. Applicators get chalky, wheel sponges start to look like charcoal, microfiber towels gather grease, and you'd never want to detail your car with dirty accessories. Cleaning your car with dirty mitts or soiled towels can leave you with swirl marks,
Just because your car's getting old, doesn't mean the paint has to look that way. We know Toyotas and Jeeps are built to last, and you can definitely find a few Hondas with over 150,000 miles puttering around your town if you look, but typically when you see these cars at such high mileage they look like garbage. You know as well as I that the
Condition Your Engine's Plastic Back To Black Over time the plastic on your car is going to get pretty dull. You'll notice fading, splotching, and discoloration of everything from plastic trim to rubber tubing, but when was the last time you checked under the hood? Due to high heat and the area's infrequent cleaning, the plastic and rubber in your
If you thought brake dust was bad, imagine what your wheels have to go through when the temperature drops. Road salt and snow are obvious, but don't forget about sand (most cities solution to heightening salt prices). Aside from causing damage, winter also worsens the effects of etching and pitting. While this all sounds bad, it's all
Drop the Wax and Grab the Sealant When winter rears its ugly head this season, you already know to expect road salts. If you've experienced even a mild winter in your life, you know what the salt can do to your paint finish. Not only is it dirtying up your car... it's compromising the integrity of your paintwork. As you may know, salt dehydrates