1998 Ferrari F355 F1 GTS

How To Correctly Wash & Dry Your Car

There are few things that rival a Sunday drive in a freshly washed car. We have a relationship with our cars that runs deeper than appearance, but it’s hard to deny the feeling of cruising along the lake with the sun gleaming off of your hood. In some ways, driving a clean car can give us the confidence to actually feel good while driving. Read More

1977 Datsun 280Z

How To Wax Your Car Like A Pro

When it comes to waxing, the goal is a deep, brilliant, and lustrous shine that brings out your car’s natural beauty. What the back label of a simple wax product won’t tell you is that in order to achieve that high-depth shine, you’ve got to prepare the surface correctly. Proper preparation will help prevent swirls or minor scratching, while also Read More

Scratch Cross Section

Surface Science: Car Scratches

As any driver knows, surface scratches plague the visual aesthetics of a car's paint job. They make a paint finish look dull and neglected, and in some cases can cause the need for repainting. What most everyday drivers don't know is that there is a science behind scratches, and removing them isn't as easy as a simple wax or machine buff makes it Read More

1987 Rolls Royce Silver Spur II

1987 Rolls Royce Silver Spur II: Post Detail

This one of a kind Rolls is a sight for sore eyes. What was once layered in a fine film of dust, covered in scratches and swirls, and by all means neglected, has turned out absolutely spectacular. You wouldn't think it, but a monster like this is a joy to detail; flat panels, intricate components, and all-in-all a beauty to stare at once you're Read More

Silver Audi S4 Wheel

How To Clean Wheels Safely

Your car's wheels are the lifeblood of your car's appearance, and when neglected can greatly diminish the value of your investment. Some opinions stress the paintwork or the interior of your car, but it's your wheels that keep you on the road and really speak for how clean your car truly is. It's obvious from looking at a wheel covered in brake Read More

Custom Matte Chevy Pickup Truck

Taking Care of Matte Paint Finishes

Matte Car Care Products available now! So it seems our friend David Beckham has made a new purchase. Good for him. Recently he bought this brand new Chevy Camaro SS with a custom matte gray paint job. Sweet car, but he may not realize that he won't be able to take care of it like he would a regular car. See, matte paint can't be waxed and needs Read More

2002 Black Porsche Turbo

A Clean Car = Better MPG

It may be overlooked, but the appearance of your car can actually effect it's miles per gallon. When it comes to aerodynamics, a waxed or clean car will allow air to move freely across the surface (less resistance). Unlike a clean surface, a dirty car limits the amount of airflow, causing increased friction and less MPG. Unfortunately, we didn't Read More

Red Volkswagon Jetta in the Snow

Dirty Car Contest Winner

Congratulations, Katie! Katie and her red VW, out of Chicago, have won our Dirty Car Contest! Katie will receive a plethora of prizes for entering, including: Concours Showroom Shine from Simon's Shine Shop Dr. Beasley's First Aid Kit Dr. Beasley's Formula 1201 Read More

Green Land Rover With Dogs

Dirty Car Contest Updates!

As you may know, Dr. Beasley's and Simon's Shine Shop are teaming up for our very own Dirty Car Contest! This contest will have 8 winners with prizes valued at over $2000. Remember you have until the 25th to submit. Here are just a few of the submissions we've received.. and if you think your car's got what it takes to beat these then sign up Read More

WhiteInternational Truck

Spring Detailing Tips & Essentials

Yes, it's about that time. Salt stains and swirl marks beware - spring is on its way. It's amazing what a cool 50 degree February day in Chicago will have you thinking, but a clean car is just one. In preparation for the warmer months, the time has come to bust the car out of the garage, scrub her down, and get her ready to shine. Spring detailing Read More