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Tech: Winterizing Convertible Tops

Tech: Winterizing Convertible Tops

Drop tops are great when the air is warm and the sun is shining, but in regions that have four real seasons convertibles have a lot of top-up downtime. So as the seasons turn and the dark months approach, it is wise to prep your top for the harsh conditions at hand. This thinking ahead also ensures your top will be ready to perform when the sun makes its comeback.

by 12/04/2018 0 comments Car Care, Tech
Picking The Right Tire Care Products

Picking The Right Tire Care Products

Upgrading wheels and tires can impact both the look and the performance of your ride. Wheels tend to steal the spotlight when it comes to attention getting so they tend to get the most detailing… but tires matter too. They complete the look and we have six dressings and two cleaners dedicated to enhancing the look and longevity of tires.

by 08/21/2018 5 comments Car Care, Tech
Video: Track-Worthy Detailing Tips

Video: Track-Worthy Detailing Tips

We all love to jump on the loud pedal. Hot lapping a weekend warrior or taking your daily on an apex hunting expedition up your favorite canyon road can get your car real dirty real fast. As your top speed rises so does the speed in which you kill bugs, spit debris, generate harmful brake dust, and accumulate molten rubber on most every panel of your car.

by 08/20/2018 0 comments Car Care, Tech, Videos
Car Care Myth vs. Car Quotable: Daniel-san Edition

Car Care Myth vs. Car Quotable: Daniel-san Edition

“Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Breathe in through nose, out through mouth. Wax on, wax off. Don’t forget to breathe, very important.” – Mr. Miyagi, in The Karate Kid (1984) Old Miyagi knew crane kicks and bonsai trees, but his car care techniques leave something to be desired.

by 09/23/2009 2 comments Car Care, Car Quotable, Columns, Tech
Car Care Myth: Dish Soap Makes a Great Car Wash!

Car Care Myth: Dish Soap Makes a Great Car Wash!

Our previous Car Care Myth article cleared up the misconceptions about waterless car washes. Now, while we are on the subject of car washing, let’s talk about dish soap as car wash. Let me begin by saying, hearing about this rarely gives me any joy, so I hope after this article there will be a new dawn of car wash understanding.

by 08/20/2009 10 comments Car Care, Tech
Car Care Myth: Waterless car wash will damage my paint!

Car Care Myth: Waterless car wash will damage my paint!

It’s drought season, and with water restrictions becoming more common, I’m sure you’ve seen a flood (forgive the pun) of waterless car washes hitting the market. As you may be, I was very skeptical. Washing my car without water? Are you nuts?!?!! However, now that I understand and have used them, let me say… I am a believer!

by 08/07/2009 8 comments Car Care, Tech
Car Care Myth: All 100% Cotton Towels are 100% Cotton

Car Care Myth: All 100% Cotton Towels are 100% Cotton

In the last installment of our Car Care Myths series, I cleared up the differences between polish and wax. Are you ready for some more myth busting? Okay… save the bath towels for your morning shower, step away from the old t-shirt, and for the love of all that is sacred in car care, leave the diapers on your babies. It’s time to dispel the myth that all cotton towels are created equal.

by 07/28/2009 0 comments Car Care, Tech
Car Care Myth: Wax is Polish is Wax

Car Care Myth: Wax is Polish is Wax

In my first Car Care Myth article, I shed some light on what’s in your carnauba wax. Now, let’s look at one of the more baffling terminology distinctions in the world of car care… polish vs. wax. These two words have been confused and misused longer than Audi and Mercedes have been trying to build a car better than the M3.

by 06/29/2009 2 comments Car Care, Tech
Car Care Myth: My Wax is 100% Carnauba!

Car Care Myth: My Wax is 100% Carnauba!

Exaggerated marketing and plain old misinformation have created a confusing bunch of car care assumptions. I’m here to bust some of the most common myths, and give you the information you need to make informed decisions about caring for your prized possessions. First stop on the truth train: Carnauba wax content!

by 06/03/2009 4 comments Car Care, Tech