Car Care

Absorbency Showdown: The Great Towel Tussle

Absorbency Showdown: The Great Towel Tussle

Our towels pack away so much water even camels get envious, but exactly how absorbent are they? I was charged with finding this truth, and it isn’t as self-evident as one would expect. Meet our five contenders in the “Griot’s Garage Battle in a Bucket” showdown, and then scan the results charts to see who came out on top.

by 02/27/2014 9 comments Car Care, Griot's Garage
Top 10 Wheel Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Top 10 Wheel Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Wheels are a focal point of any automobile, so keeping them sharp and shiny is key. You never get a second chance to make a first impression! The task can be especially challenging because wheels get dirtier (and do so faster) than any other part of your car. There are two main culprits; brake dust and road grime.

by 02/03/2014 11 comments Car Care, Griot's Garage, Tech
We Asked: Where do you use Speed Shine?

We Asked: Where do you use Speed Shine?

One might think Speed Shine®, a best-selling Griot’s Car Care product for almost 20 years, was beyond improvement or innovation. But in our constant quest for perfection (and realizing some of the best ideas come from our customers), we recently asked on Facebook, “What are your favorite ‘alternative’ uses for Speed Shine?”

by 05/07/2013 12 comments Car Care, Griot's Garage, Randomness
What drying towel should I choose?

What drying towel should I choose?

Making a choice between similar products can seem like a game of eeny, meeny, miny, moe. In these cases, having some simple data can help us differentiate and make the best decision for our own needs. I recently compared four popular Griot’s Garage drying towels and created a chart so you can see the differences.

by 02/27/2013 3 comments Car Care, Tech
Griot’s Garage Glass Sealant

Griot’s Garage Glass Sealant

We experience a healthy amount of rainy weather here in the Pacific Northwest (okay, probably an unhealthy amount of rainy weather). While I’m not usually one to talk positive about gray skies and water-soaked shoes, it does make for an ideal test bed when developing products to fight our aquatic adversary.

by 04/09/2012 27 comments Car Care, Griot's Garage, Tech
WIN THIS! Griot’s Car Care New Arrivals Collection

WIN THIS! Griot’s Car Care New Arrivals Collection

Recently, a request to bring back the Griot’s Garage Logo Sign popped up on our Facebook page. In fact, quite a few of you chimed in that you’d like  more red in the garage. We love feedback from our customers! So, in addition to re-releasing the sign, we thought we’d have a little fun. Feel like winning some new car care products?

by 04/06/2012 5 comments Car Care, Griot's Garage
5 Gotta-Know Wax Application Tips

5 Gotta-Know Wax Application Tips

Griot’s Garage has collected some great car care tips and tricks over the last 21 years. We also learned a few things while developing our new Premium Carnauba Paste Wax that will definitely help you have more fun in your garage! And fun is what it’s all about, right? So here you go… the top five, gotta-know wax application tips.

by 12/28/2011 23 comments Car Care, Griot's Garage
Tire Care Secrets Part 3: Inspection and Maintenance

Tire Care Secrets Part 3: Inspection and Maintenance

We sometimes take them for granted, but you can learn a lot about a car by looking at its tires. Whether it’s for myself, friends, or family, I help inspect and maintain quite a few well-loved cars. One thing that never surprises me is how much I can evaluate (and in many cases easily repair) with a quick check of the four corners.

by 11/17/2011 0 comments Car Care, Griot's Garage, Tech
That’ll buff right out (no, seriously)…

That’ll buff right out (no, seriously)…

Generally speaking, the phrase “that’ll buff right out” comes with more than just a hint of sarcasm. However, there are the occasional situations when a scrape or a scuff on car paint looks scarier than it actually is, and will in fact… buff right out. Rewind to last weekend, and a KIA that got a little friendly with a garage door.

by 08/12/2011 4 comments Car Care, Griot's Garage, Tech
Water Spots: The Cause & Cure

Water Spots: The Cause & Cure

Water spots take many different forms across the various surfaces on your vehicle. The two most common (and frustrating) are the spots left behind on your paint and glass. Let’s take a few minutes to talk about what causes water spots, how to remove water spots, and finally, how to prevent water spots.

by 08/02/2011 24 comments Car Care, Griot's Garage, Tech