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

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

Grey Land Cruiser in Snow

Beating the Blizzard

Soo...it snowed a little here in Chicago this week. Between 65+ mph wind gusts, 6 ft snow drifts, and a lack of snow plows, traveling around the city has been a little tough these past few days. (The hundreds of drivers who were stranded on Lake Shore Drive can probably attest)  Luckily, here at Dr. Beasley's we have a couple of old Toyota Read More

Convertible in the Shade

Why You Should Be Doing It In The Shade

"Always wax your car in the shade, out of direct sunlight" If you've ever waxed a car then I'm sure you've heard this before. Every different wax product I've ever used has had something similar to this on the label. In fact, you could hear a dozen different tips for waxing a car from a dozen different sources, but every one of them worth their Read More

Ford GTX1

8 Car Cleaning Myths Debunked

Car cleaning may seem like a whole different world to you, but have no fear. We're here to educate, assist, and help you through getting and keeping your car as close to new as possible. We've provided 8 of the most common myths that car wash & detail shop customers believe to be true and have debunked them for your entertainment. Read on to Read More

Red Corvette Stingray

Losing The Machine: Hand Polishing to Remove Scratches & Swirl-Marks

Don't be fooled. Just because your car has unsightly surface scratches and minor swirl-marks doesn't mean your car needs to be machine buffed. In fact, on a car such as this 1970 Corvette Stingray LT-1, it's a better idea to stay as far away from a machine as possible. Truth is, impurities like this can be taken care of easily and safely by Read More

Silver Porsche in Snow

Top 5: Things To Do & Not To Do In Winter

As Winter is among us, car care becomes a whole new game. Personally, it appears that most people decide to 'go rogue' once the temperature drops and will use anything accessible to rid their cars of snow, ice, and the rest of Winter's gifts. I kid you not, I've literally seen shovels taken to car doors to remove ice. My personal favorite was the Read More

Blue MG

Paintwork Correction or Paintwork Preservation?

A car’s paintwork is like its skin, its face, its essence. A car’s beauty often leans against the quality of its paint job and is often the first cause of criticism. Keeping the everyday car’s paint looking like new is a tough job, but there is certainly a way of going about correcting, preserving, and protecting a car’s paintwork. Knowing the Read More

Simon's Shine Shop

Automatic vs. Hand Wash. What & Why?

  Today, you're either going to the $7 Wash N' Go or you're dishing out $15 - $20 for a hand wash (if you're not doing it yourself). To many people, the choice of where and how to get your car cleaned lies upon three options: location, time, and affordability. In retrospect, rather than asking "How long is this gonna take?" or "How close is the Read More

End Product

A Paintwork Correction Outline

The process of refreshing and restoring the exterior paintwork of a car can be quite extensive. As an example, I’ll be briefly walking you through the process on a blue Corvette that we detailed at our sister company, Simon’s Shine Shop. Using only the highest quality products, an outline such as this is essential in learning to preserve and Read More