The Gifts Your Car Wants

For years I've been wondering if there are people out there who buy gifts for their cars. As a kid we got gifts for the dogs, and I've seen people give gifts to "the house," but I got to wondering why not the cars. Plenty of you car enthusiasts come home to a hidden beauty in your garage, and while for many of you that's a modern sports car, for Read More

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5 Tips For High-Mileage Paintwork

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 Read More

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Become a Certified Detailer

An Industry Shift Toward Quality & Trust When it comes to detailing, you may picture a few guys in a garage with a bag of shammies, a bunch of product, and a polishing machine. This is a bit of an ancient perception of detailers and, more often than not, a good description of a body shop. Anyway, the detailing community has stepped up its game Read More

Our Favorite Car Care Products of 2011

Our Favorite Car Care Products From 2011

What a year. 2011 came quickly and will be leaving us shortly, so I guess you could call this a tribute. If you've followed us this past year, you've seen first hand the outburst of innovation in the car care product industry. If you haven't, well you're missing out. As car care enthusiasts, we are reaping the benefits of a competitive industry Read More

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Before You Polish Your Chrome

What Chrome Polish Can and Can't Remedy Whether your idea of a classic car is american muscle or european luxury, you're no stranger to chrome. To some it's flashy, to others it completes the look of their car - I'm not one to judge, but one things for sure.. owning a decked out car means polishing some chrome. Before you jump right into the Read More

What NOT To Get Car People This Year

While the holidays are for giving, nobody wants their gifts to go unused. In fact, giving the right gift can put an even bigger smile on the giver's face than the receiver. Obviously each person has his or her own likes and dislikes, but there is one thing that every car person loves - their car. So as you peruse the aisles and filter through Read More

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Mid-Storage Paint Care

As storage season has quickly swept across the united states, a lot of us have had to put away our babies until spring. For some of you that's a motorcycle, maybe a vintage Camaro, and perhaps there are even a few Ferrari owners out there getting ready to pack-it-in. As a resource for anyone storing a car, we've covered tips on how to prep your Read More

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A Simple Way To Better Your Car Wash

While there are plenty of "car wash secrets" floating around the web, there is no clear go-to solution to bettering your car wash. Of course proper wash procedure is where to start, but once you've mastered that, then what? Although this tip really isn't a secret, and professionals have been utilizing the advantages of it for years, it comes down Read More

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Engine Bay Looking Grey?

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 Read More

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How To Save Your Wheels This Winter

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 Read More