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Meguiar’s Holiday Gift Kits: Car care packages for the automotive enthusiast

Meguiar’s Holiday Gift Kits: Car care packages for the automotive enthusiast in your life

Car care packages for the automotive enthusiast in your life

Meguiar Clean Shine Holiday Gift Kit 01
Michael Johnson
Technical Editor
November 23, 2016

Just in time for the holiday season, Meguiar’s releases car care packages designed to keep your or your significant other’s Mustang looking good. This line of car care packages has everything you need to take care of your Mustang’s exterior and interior. So when you have exhausted your list of Christmas presents for yourself or your favorite Mustang enthusiast, here are a few ideas to make sure you have everything on their list.

Meguiar’s Clean & Shine Car Cleaning Kit includes the company’s Deep Car Wash, Gold Class Quik Wax, Quik Interior Detailer, and Perfect Clarity Glass Cleaner. Sold exclusively through Kmart and Sears stores, the Clean & Shine Car Cleaning Kit is the least expensive of the three we’ll list here. At just $15, it’s the perfect gift for someone you only like a little.

Regardless of the car care kit you choose, Meguiar’s has the products you need in order to keep your Mustang clean. We present three just in time to put under the tree for your favorite Mustang enthusiast.




Check Tires

Damaged tires are no match for sleek, slippery roads. Get tires winter-ready by examining for thin or uneven tread wear, which reduces traction and can be very dangerous in winter weather. Cut or damaged sidewalls are also weak areas that can collapse under severe weather conditions. Remember to check the air pressure before and during winter months to ensure the best traction and mileage.


Once your tires are in good shape, apply tire cleaner and coating such as Turtle Wax® Jet Black™ Endura-Shine Tire Coat to help repel winter elements for months!


Wax On, Winter Off

Winter weather can dull your car’s paint and shine, making it susceptible to rust and oxidation. To keep your vehicle clean and protected all winter long make sure to thoroughly wax your car before the cold weather hits. For best results, wash your car with a product like Turtle Wax® ICE ® Wash and follow with Turtle Wax® ICE® Liquid or Paste Wax to protect your vehicles surface from road salt and snow.  Concentrate on the lower parts of your car such as behind the wheels, quarter panels, and front grille where ice, snow and salt hit hard and stay the longest.


Check Fluids

Maintaining proper fluid levels is critical to keeping your car working properly during the winter. A common mistake is forgetting to replace or top-off summer windshield wiper fluid with a winter blend that will not freeze when the temperature drops.


Check your antifreeze and oil levels to prevent internal damage to your car, and keep your gas tank at least halfway full to help prevent gas line freeze. Winter prep should also include an oil change.


Make sure you’re not stranded in the cold with a car that won’t start.  Use Marvel Mystery Oil® as an engine and fuel additive to promote better cold weather starting.


Care for Your Interior

Winter elements can also cause damage to the inside of your car.  When tracked-in mud, slush and snow enter your car, prevent it from staining your interior and keep your floor mats clean, use Turtle Wax® Quick & Easy ™ Interior 1 Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner.


Also, be sure to remove any water-based products in containers that can freeze and crack, as well as any unnecessary items that can weigh down your car and lower fuel efficiency.


Always Be Prepared

Winter can be unpredictable; so don’t wait for the first snow to fall to put the ice scraper and snow shovel in the car. Keep an emergency winter kit in the trunk in case of an accident or other bad weather situation. Recommended emergency items include a small first aid kit, flashlight, blanket, gloves, shovel, and road flares.


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Tips for driving in the summer heat


Consumer Reports News: July 07, 2010 12:37 PM
  summer driving

It’s hot outside, but even hotter inside a car. On a 90-degree day, the temperature inside a vehicle can quickly rise another 20 degrees in just the first 10 minutes. We all know the deadly consequences of leaving children or pets in a hot car. But in everyday driving, just getting in your car after it’s been parked in the sun for a while can be uncomfortable and has the potential to cause burns. Here are some tips on how to prepare for driving in the summer heat.

When parking, reducing the amount of sunlight coming in through the windows can minimize heat buildup inside the cabin:

  • Park in the shade if possible.
  • If you need to park in sunlight and you have a sunroof, close the shade.
  • Put a sunshade in the windshield and another over the rear seat window, especially if you’ll be carrying children in car seats. Folding-type shades are easy to store while driving.
  • If you’re parking in a secure area and there won’t be any rain, lower each window an inch or two. If you have a sunroof, you can leave it in the tilt position to provide extra ventilation.

When getting into your car, be careful not to burn yourself on hot surfaces:

  • Open the windows for the first few minutes to let buildup heat escape.
  • Bring a towel to sit on if you’re wearing shorts and have leather or vinyl seats.
  • Be careful when buckling up to not touch the metal part of the seatbelt as you can burn yourself.
  • Keep a light pair of gloves in the car if you find the steering wheel too hot to handle.

Driving in hot weather presents unique challenges for passengers and pets:

  • If carrying children or pets in the backseat, bring plenty of water and snacks, and plan to stop more often to tend to them.
  • Remember that the rear seat and cargo areas in SUVs, wagons, and minivans can be considerably warmer than the front-seat area. If you’re carrying passengers back there, and there are no backseat temperature controls, adjust the front a/c vents so they direct air to the rear.
  • If you’re headed to the store, bring a cooler bag to keep frozen items from melting or defrosting before you get home.
  • Keep in mind that high temperatures can mean power outages, which means that any gas stations that are affected could be out of service. Filling up in the morning will help you be ready for the unexpected.

For more advice on summer road travel, see our guide.

Liza Barth

Best Car Waxes – The 9 wax showdown! FINAL REVIEW!!!


Best Car Waxes – The 9 wax showdown! FINAL REVIEW!!!

Ease of Application

Best Car Waxes – The 9 wax showdown! FINAL REVIEW!!!

Best Car Waxes – The 9 wax showdown

Ease of application basically consists of how smooth the wax lays on the paint, how easy it is to spread evenly and thinly, how easy it is to get the applicator inside the tub, and all that fun jaz. Just simply read the first review on my thoughts on all the waxes in general, but here I am going to put a point system to them as some have requested, though personally, I think that the first review will give you a better insight than just numbers. Also note that there are both pastes and liquids here, so while I am grading on one scale, some things like Liquid Glass’s runny nature took away from its score along with ICE’s oversize applicator with undersized tub, while likewise Gold Class and Souveran were incredibly easy waxes to work with with everything nicely sized and everything just done right. Collnite’s finicky nature also took away from its score, along with both the Turtle Waxes, but remember that I also still do stand strong that once you get the technique down, it really is much easier, so keep that in mind.

(5) Meguiar’s Gold Class
(4) Meguiar’s #26 Hi-Tech Yellow Wax
(5) Meguiar’s NXT 2.0
(1) Turtle Wax ICE Polish Paste
(5) Pinnacle Souveran
(3) Collnite #476 Super DoubleCoat
(3) Liquid Glass Auto Polish/Finish
(2) Turtle Wax Super Hard Shell
(4) Eagle One NanoWax® Paste

Ease of Removal
This did not only take into consideration of how easily the product wiped away, but also how it did with drying time. Collnite was going to be the hardest to rate in ease of use, because while it is super easy to remove with a good drying time, it can be impossible if not applied properly, which is why I have seperated the two catagories. I had to rate the Meguiar’s waxes down half a point, because while they were unbelievably easy to remove, they do require a drying time, while Souveran does not, making it the clear winner. Otherwise, all went well! The Turtle Wax Hard Shell was as my first review said, a royal pain in the you know what to remove simply due to the thing not wanting to dry! Removal was very streaky as well, which ICE also seemed to share a bit of the same problem. Nanowax was still easy to remove, but did require extra drying time, hence the knock down in the score.

(4.5) Meguiar’s Gold Class
(4.5) Meguiar’s #26 Hi-Tech Yellow Wax
(4.5) Meguiar’s NXT 2.0
(3.5) Turtle Wax ICE Polish Paste
(5) Pinnacle Souveran
(4) Collnite #476 Super DoubleCoat
(3) Liquid Glass Auto Polish/Finish
(1) Turtle Wax Super Hard Shell
(4) Eagle One NanoWax® Paste

Clean hood with cured wax – Water Beading:
This was without a doubt, my hardest test believe it or not, because they were all so simular in their beading, I spent well over half an hour looking at water beads trying to find out which one beaded better than the other, and while in my initial testing I had made a few observations in the video, after spending a lot of time off camera, I realized much of that was probably due to the sprayer itself and the curves of the hood. As much as I hate to do this, on a scale of 1-5, all of them deserve a rock solid 5.

Clean hood with cured wax – Sheeting:
This is where it got REAL interesting and where the differences in the waxes became apparent! After I took the video, again I spent a long time with many gallons of water dripping on my boots from the hood on trying to observe the difference. This was, without a doubt, the easiest one to grade and the most fun! What I have to stress here is that they all do, without a doubt, sheet water, and none of them do a bad job at all! However, there are a few, namely Eagle One NanoWax and NXT that just blew me away, with NanoWax being the big surprise! The water literally just fell right off the paint with this wax and I was just blown away that I had never heard of anyone who made raved about this product because it really is good stuff, especially for the price! ICE also gave me a bit of a surprise because this stuff seriously does sheet water as well. I made a scale down below to give you guys an idea on how I thought they compared.

(3) Meguiar’s Gold Class
(4) Meguiar’s #26 Hi-Tech Yellow Wax
(4.5) Meguiar’s NXT 2.0
(4) Turtle Wax ICE Polish Paste
(4) Pinnacle Souveran
(3) Collnite #476 Super DoubleCoat
(3) Liquid Glass Auto Polish/Finish
(3.5) Turtle Wax Super Hard Shell
(5) Eagle One NanoWax® Paste

Water Spot protection
I was very disapointed with this test, and the reason is that all the waxes seemed to have failed miserably. Every single one has completely lost all of its shine, and trust me on this one, because I spent a good 45 minutes with 1000watt halogen lamps looking at every possible angle. No one wax wiped off easier than the other, and here is the difference that the wipe off made (note that the tape took some off when I tape off an area).


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car wax

This was done with a clean microfiber and ONR quick detailer mix for the reason that I have found ONR to leave behind the least, if any shine agents that would change the results of the test. Now note that while it does look clean of water spots, this is what the paint actually looked like:


car wax

car wax

Another oddity that I noted was that Liquid Glass seemed to fog up for some reason. I tried to capture this with the camera, and I think you can see the difference here with some fogging in a small area. You will notice it right where my hair is in the picture, that cresent shape that looks like it could be glare is actually a fog:


car wax

car wax

I tried to debunk this with putting the light against it to see if it is due to the cold, or due to the heat of the light, and it seems as though it is due to the cold, though I still can’t be sure. This again just stresses my thoughts on Liquid Glass not being a good winter wax.

So, unfortuneatly, none of them were scorable in the protection ability as they all performed the same, so I thought I would try some beading to see how they acted, and this is where some of you may be in for a bit of a surprise, I know I am!


car wax

car wax


car wax

car wax

I’m not sure if I caputred it on camera very well, but they all seem to be beading very, very differently. Liquid Glass and NXT don’t seem to be fully beading up at all anymore! Compare them to the beading in the video, and I believe you will draw the same conclusion. What also leads me to believe this is that they are not showing a tape line anymore, while Turtle Waxes ARE, especially ICE paste! All the other waxes were showing the tape lines which shows simply that they do infact have a higher surface tension over the unwaxed paint, which would lead me to believe wax is present.

I then went onto trying to sheet water on this, and it again left me with a very hard test. All the waxes dropped down a lot in points here, but surprisingly, some do a bit better than I thought:

(2) Meguiar’s Gold Class
(3) Meguiar’s #26 Hi-Tech Yellow Wax
(1.5) Meguiar’s NXT 2.0 *****
(3) Turtle Wax ICE Polish Paste
(2.5) Pinnacle Souveran
(2) Collnite #476 Super DoubleCoat
(1) Liquid Glass Auto Polish/Finish
(3) Turtle Wax Super Hard Shell
(3.5) Eagle One NanoWax® Paste

*****I also HAVE to note to everyone that I could be wrong on NXT not beading up in this test, but I can assure you I studies it long and hard and while it may be beading up, it is not doing it NEARLY to the extent of the others, which is maybe where Ultimate Quick Detailer is suppose to come into play, but I personally wouldn’t take that beading over the others in any situation given a choice![/i]

I didn’t bother taking a video because of all the headache I am having with my computer, and considering it officailly takes 4+ hours to get a video on youtube for me, I will probably just upload the sheeting one since that is the impressive one, once I get that whole thing figured out with getting it off the camera!

Final Thoughts
Well, I can honestly say that I have learned a WHOLE lot from this little test, probably the most important thing being just how important it is to prep the surface prior to waxing with a REAL good clay job to where not even the plastic baggy can pick something up, and polishing the paint to absolute perfection. I also learned just how little importance a wax actually plays in this game, because after this test, I am convinced on just how little time you have to remove whatever is on your paint, and just how thin of a layer of protection these waxes offer, even with some of the best in this test like Collnite and NXT.

As all of you probably have done by now, adding up the points gives a final score of this:
(17.5) Meguiar’s Gold Class
(19.5) Meguiar’s #26 Hi-Tech Yellow Wax
(20.5) Meguiar’s NXT 2.0
(12.5) Turtle Wax ICE Polish Paste ******
(20.5) Pinnacle Souveran
(14) Collnite #476 Super DoubleCoat
(13) Liquid Glass Auto Polish/Finish
(10.5) Turtle Wax Super Hard Shell
(19.5) Eagle One NanoWax® Paste

What I want to note on ICE is that let’s say that it might not of marred the surface if application was easier (again, still up in the air or not if it is a bad batch) and which in turn made removal easier, it could of had the chance to score a 21, which would put it as the winner, but that is all dealing with if and buts, and the point of me saying this is that the scores really don’t matter, it is just something there for fun. So, as you can see Meguiar’s NXT 2.0 and Souveran scored 20.5 which puts them in a tie for first place while Eagle One NanoWax and Meguiar’s #26 scored a 19.5 for a tie in second, and third left up to a solid 17.5 from Meguiar’s Gold Class. So don’t go out and buy simply based on the scores, READ what I wrote, and see which one seems like you would enjoy using the most!

I have to say in all this, Souveran was a bit of a letdown for me, and Eagle One NanoWax was a HUGE surprise! NXT also, obviously is just a solid, all arounder wax. So the question is probably in everyone’s mind, “So what wax are you going to use on your car!?” and for my situation, my car is one that is driven every single day, get’s a lot of abuse from the weather, and I plan to want to wax about every month at the most. Overall, I am leaning towards Eagle One NanoWax or Meguiar’s #26. NXT would probably be my top choice, however I do have the dilema with it falling apart after that water spotting abuse test on how it would hold up against other containments and if it would just fall on its face again. Durability also comes into play here, and as many know, Collnite lasts a good, long time, and I am sure with a little practice, it wouldn’t be a bad product to work with. I have heard horror stories about ICE’s durability, so I can’t say much on that. So I guess my answer to which one is:

The test must go on!. I am going to strip them all with a paint cleaer, re-apply, and test for durability, but this time take care of the paint and make sure to avoid water spots at all costs! For all those who don’t believe me on the NXT looks vs Souveran, I might also do a side by side of those two for everyone to see! It is now past midnight, and I have to wake up at 7am, so gnight everyone! I hope you learned from this as much as I have!
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Liquid Glass Customer Testimonials

Liquid Glass Customer Testimonials

available at Consumer Auto Parts


Liquid Glass is rated 5-Stars in over 350 customer testimonials
and product reviews submitted online at Amazon and Epinions.

I have been using Liquid Glass for over 20 years now, and have never been disappointed with the result.

“Over the past 40 years, I have used well over 100 different car wax and polish products. At one time I had an entire rack of bottles and cans of car wax in my garage. I tried every new product that came out from every manufacturer I could find. And then I tried Liquid Glass. Incredibly easy to put on and take off, leaves a stunning shine, and lasts longer than any product I have ever used. It will even remove stubborn bugs and tar as you put it on. I have been using Liquid Glass for over 20 years now, and have never been disappointed with the result.”– David E. Lusk Traphill, NC

What a wonderful product. Buy it, you won’t be disappointed.

“I have tried just about every auto polish ever marketed over the last 50 years, and never have I been more impressed with this product that is easy to apply, easy to wipe off and leaves an incredable shine that actually looks and feels like glass. What a wonderful product. Buy it, you won’t be disappointed.”– Michael B. Moore, Medford, OR

Each successive coat adds another layer that looks and protects even better.

“I’ve been using Liquid Glass for 10 to 15 years and have never been disappointed. I recently bought a Hyundai Sonata with the deep black finish. As an experiment, I just put Liquid Glass on the hood and drive it through the automatic car wash. The difference is truly remarkable! The hood just stands out and dried without a spot. This stuff not only looks better but last significantly longer; the real beauty is the coats are cumulative. Each successive coat adds another layer that looks and protects even better. You won’t be disappointed!”– Charles R. Spong, West Des Moines, IA

It’s the best protection for my car’s finish that I could buy.

“I started using Liquid Glass back in 1986. At the time it had a great reputation, both for it’s quality and it’s price. It took a lot of faith to pass over the $2 Turtle Wax for the $16 Liquid Glass, but it was well worth it. I have used it ever since. It goes on very easily, and buffs off without much effort. You can use it on your car’s finish and on the glass. Ever wonder if your car wax will turn yellow with age? Well, Liquid Glass doesn’t, and you can check that by applying it to your windows. Liquid Glass lasts longer on your windshield than Rain-X does as well. There have been a lot of fad waxes and polishes to come along in the last 23 years, each with a promise of a better shine or better protection than Liquid Glass. They are all fine products, but I have never had any reason to switch. I have used Liquid Glass on my last four cars, plus several family members cars and it always performs excellently. It’s the best protection for my car’s finish that I could buy.”– Dudley S. Marshall, Trussville, AL

This stuff is awesome!

“Like others, I have tried a variety of waxes and polishes with mixed results. Upon the recommendation of a friend, I tried Liquid Glass many years ago and I haven’t bought anything else since that time. Put simply, it works! It goes on easily, comes off even easier with a microfiber cloth and lasts longer than any wax that you can buy. This week, I washed my black Ford Fusion, removed the surface grit with a clay bar and applied Liquid Glass with an orbital polisher. I have repeated the last step an additional three times over the past three days and the car just glows. Last year, I applied multiple layers of LG and the shine lasted late into the spring. Unlike wax, the product will bond to the paint and water will bead up for up to a year. I like to apply multiple coats for additional protection and I also apply it to the glass on the vehicle. This stuff is awesome! You won’t find a better product for your vehicle and you will be amazed at how great your vehicle will look and how easily it goes on and comes off.”– Daniel F. Moore, Yarmouth, ME

Mother’s Car Car Guide – Consumer Auto Parts

Detail Guide - Introduction

Mother’s Car Car Guide – Consumer Auto Parts

Wash your car, wax your truck, polish the chrome and buff the paint. Settle down to clean the wheels while Protectant works its magic on the tires. Stand back and examine the work you’ve done, looking for the little things you may have missed. The time spent cleaning your ride is an investment in its health and beauty—you trade on your elbow grease and painstaking efforts so folks can admire your ride as much as you do.

The people at Mothers® PolishesWaxesCleaners feel the same way. Mothers® has been in the car care business for several decades—and helping you keep your vehicle looking its best is what we do.

Packaged here are some of the practical tips and tricks our chemists, body-men, mechanics and all-around car guys have put together for you to use as you need. We’ve also created a week-by-week schedule and listed a comprehensive set of car-care tools and materials for your handy reference. To get all the details on detailing we suggest going through this guide from cover to cover. Perhaps you’ll find a new trick, or discover that a technique you’ve used in the past wasn’t such a good idea after all. If you’re one of those espresso-fueled people with no time to spare then use this manual as a quick go-to reference for important info. For instance, when you need to clean your leather upholstery, check for fresh ideas in the section that details interior and leather care.

Keep in mind there’s a big difference between detailing your car and giving it a quick wash job. Mothers® encourages you to be thorough in your approach and execution of any car care project—doing a half-job means you’re only half-done, and your vehicle’s still half-dirty. Find the right cleaner or polish for each project, and use the correct tools.


Plan ahead for your detailing efforts to get an accurate idea of what can be accomplished. First, evaluate the condition of your vehicle: tires, wheels, paint, trim and interior (headliner, carpet, upholstery, and gauges). From there, you can determine what you’ll need for materials, tools and time expended.

You’ll also need to pick a good location to do your detailing—preferably in open shade. In addition to the obvious need for water, and power (for a buffer, vacuum, etc.), you’ll want to make sure you have room to work and no distractions or interference (chrome cleaner does wonders for your bumpers, but you don’t want to get it on the rose bushes).

After assessing your vehicle’s needs you may feel a bit overwhelmed if there’s a lot of work to do. To make things easier break down the job into smaller tasks to be done in a set order. Generally speaking it’s better to work from the inside out and from the top down (with one exception—take care of the wheels and tires first; see the Cleaning & Detailing Planner and step-by-step list below). You should also do any scratch repair or spot removal before polishing and waxing.

How often you’re able to wash and/or detail your ride is another important factor to consider. Whether you’ve got free time or not will often determine if detailing can be a weekly or monthly affair. Following the recommended Cleaning & Detailing planner, you may have to parlay the weekly event into a monthly one when time doesn’t allow more frequent attention.

Cleaning Detail Planner
Wash Weekly
Intensive Detailing: Jambs, under-hood, emblems, etc. Monthly
Paint: Pre-wax cleaner/polish Bi-annual
Paint: Sealer/glaze Every 8-12 weeks
Paint: Wax Every 8-12 weeks
Trim Weekly
Apply correct preservative, protectant, clean cracks Monthly
Wheels Bi-weekly
Bead to hub, polish wheel & lugs Every 2-3 months
Tires Monthly
Full dress, scrub bead to tread Monthly
Glass: Clean Weekly
Polish, clean along seals Monthly
Interior: Vacuum Weekly
Clean stains, vacuum trunk, etc. Monthly
Leather: Condition Monthly
Thoroughly clean leather surface and recondition Every 2-3 months

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Meguiars Car Care Products – Consumer Auto Parts
Meguiars Car Care Products is one of the oldest and most trusted names in car care. Meguiars has been manufacturing car care products since 1901 and today Meguiars is among the biggest car care companies in the world with recognizable products like Gold Class Car Wax, Meguiars professional, Meguiars Detailer Professional’s Choice, ScratchX, and Show Car Glaze.

Did you know the first Meguiars wax was a furniture polish? Frank Meguiar, Jr., the founding father of the Meguiars, mixed the furniture polish one bottle at a time using an eggbeater. Once the first wooden automobiles were introduced, Frank saw a golden opportunity to expand his car care business. You could honestly say that Meguiars was around before the car!

What began a century ago as a simple furniture polish laboratory in a garage now spans the globe as an international car care brand. Meguiars has become one of the world’s leading car care companies, providing highly specialized car care products for almost every conceivable type of surface, including cars, boats, RVs, and more!

Meguiars huge selection of car care products is divided into seven distinct categories:

Meguiars Car Care Products: Here you will find Meguiars famous Mirror Glaze and Gold Class lines. These include Meguiars traditional polishes, compounds, glazes, washes, and car waxes.

Meguiars NXT Generation: For the enthusiast who enjoys instant gratification, Meguiars created this line of polymer-based products. Designed especially for today’s clear coat finishes, these entirely synthetic products are aimed at ease of use and longevity.

Meguiars Ultimate Products: Designed with the perfectionist in mind, Meguiars Ultimate Products provide the best shine and protection of all Meguiars waxes and polishes. Each and every Meguiars Ultimate Product represents the best that Meguiars has to offer. From synthetic polymer sealants to vinyl and rubber protectants, Meguiars Ultimate Products has all your car care needs covered.

Meguiars Car Care Products

2006 RedFire Mustang GT polished with Meguiars M105 and M205 and protected with Meguiars #21 Synthetic Sealant. M105 removes swirls with ease, M205 restores a rich, glossy finish and #21 Synthetic Sealant provides durable cross-linking polymer protection and a deep, wet gloss. This combination of products is popular with professional detailers who seek the absolute perfect finish.

Meguiars DA Microfiber Correction System: Meguiars DA Microfiber Correction System is a two-step process designed to correct paint without leaving any swirls- guaranteed! Meguiars DA Microfiber Correction System consists of microfiber pads, DA Microfiber Correction Compound, and DA Microfiber Finishing Wax.

Meguiars Detailing Tools: Apply your Meguiars products the right way! These towels, applicators, brushes, sponges, and pads are expertly designed by the car care fanatics that have been bringing you car care products for more than 100 years.

Meguiars Professional Detailer Products: Looking for something in bulk? Meguiars has packaged these body shop-friendly products in gallon containers for the professional detailer.

Meguiars Boat Maintenance Products: Meguiar’s has formulated a series of products especially for your boat, so you can provide it with the same exceptional care you give your terrestrial vehicle. These products are designed to meet the unique maintenance challenges of sea-faring vessels. Many of these products can also be used to maintain your fiberglass RV!

Winterizing Your Car Winterizing Tips Consumer Auto Parts

Car Winterizing Tips!

Winterizing and Your Car – Car Winterizing Tips

Car Winterizing Tips!

Car Winterizing Tips!

Winter driving presents a number of challenges to you and your car. Cold weather tests the limits of your car’s mechanical abilities. Treacherous conditions test your abilities as a driver. If you’re not careful, you could find yourself sliding towards a guard rail, wondering if your affairs are in order. Here are a few tips to help you winterize your vehicle for the upcoming cold winter months:

  • Keep an emergency kit in your car at all times
  • Winterizing and Your Car – Car Winterizing Tips
  • Make sure you don’t have bald tires, the newer the tire the better the control
  • Check your car belts and hoses, replace any that need to be replaced or fixed. ( Or check with your mechanic and get a tune up)
  • Replace windshield wipers and wiper fluid, Low visibility can make driving in cold weather extremely dangerous.
  • Make sure your defrost and your heating units work. It’s also important to stay warm and comfortable while driving, since shivering makes it difficult to steer or pay attention to the road.
  • Keep your fuel tank full, never run it low just in case you run into problems!
  • Check your oil!
  • Check your battery, car batteries last for about three to five years, so it’s best to keep track of how old yours is.

Consumer auto parts has everything you need to make it through another year of winter. Please check out our website or visit one of our locations for more information.

Safe Winter Driving

Safe Winter Driving – Winter driving can be hazardous and scary, especially in northern regions that get a lot of snow and ice. Additional preparations can help make a trip safer, or help motorists deal with an emergency. This sheet provides safety information for your residents to help prevent motor vehicle injuries due to winter storms.

The Three P’s of Safe Winter Driving:

» PREPARE for the trip;   » PROTECT yourself; and   » PREVENT crashes on the road.


Maintain Your Car: Check battery, tire tread, and windshield wipers, keep your windows clear, put no-freeze fluid in the washer reservoir, and check your antifreeze.

Have On Hand: flashlight, jumper cables, abrasive material (sand, kitty litter, even floor mats), shovel, snow brush and ice scraper, warning devices (like flares) and blankets. For long trips, add food and water, medication and cell phone.

Stopped or Stalled? Stay with your car, don’t over exert, put bright markers on antenna or windows and shine dome light, and, if you run your car, clear exhaust pipe and run it just enough to stay warm.

Plan Your Route: Allow plenty of time (check the weather and leave early if necessary), be familiar with the maps/ directions, and let others know your route and arrival time.

Practice Cold Weather Driving!

  • During daylight, rehearse maneuver slowly on the ice or snow in an empty lot
  • Steer into a skid
  • Know what your brakes will do: stomp on antilock brakes, pump non-antilock brakes
  • Stopping distances are longer on watercovered ice and ice
  • Don’t idle for a long time with the windows up or in an enclosed space


  • Buckle up and use child safety seats properly
  • Never place a rear-facing infant seat in front of an air bag
  • Children 12 and under are much safer in the back seat


  • Drugs and alcohol never mix with driving
  • Slow down and increase distances between cars
  • Keep your eyes open for pedestrians walking in the road
  • Avoid fatigue – Get plenty of rest before the trip, stop at least every three hours, and rotate drivers if possible
  • If you are planning to drink, designate a sober driver


Safe Winter Driving – Consumer Auto Parts

Fall Car Care Includes Detailing

Fall Car Care Includes Detailing

Fall Car Care Includes Detailing

Winter takes a big toll on your automobile so it is important to maintain it. Fall is the perfect time of the year to prepare your automobile for the harsh winter months ahead. The salt used to de-ice the roads is known to cause damage to the exterior of your automobile so it is important to protect it. The best thing you can use to protect your car’s exterior is wax and sealant. Both can be found at your local Consumer Auto Parts.

Some other basic things to prepare you and your automobile for winter include an ice scraper, snow brush, winter wiper blades, and it is also a good idea to keep a flash light, blanket and anything else you would need if you were to get stranded somewhere.

Fall Car Care Includes Detailing

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