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  1. Color-Matching Auto Paint: What You Need to Know

    Types of Paint You have a number of color-matching auto paint options when it comes to touching up your car. You can choose between various finishes such as solid, metallic, pearlescent, matte, and acrylic lacquer. You’ll also find some special paints for prestige cars.   Did you know: “Acrylic lacquer paint was used in the 1920's through to the 60's...
  2. Keeping Your Car Clean: 5 Common Causes Of Paint Damage

    Keeping Your Car Clean: 5 Common Causes Of Paint Damage
    Owning a vehicle is a lot of work. You're responsible for its routine maintenance, external appearance, and overall health. Sometimes -- and despite your best efforts -- outside influences exert themselves on your car with a vengeance: fluids begin to leak, wheels lose their tread, and your shiny paint job gets dinged and scratched out of seemingly nowhere. That last...
  3. DIY Scratch Repair: 3 Benefits Of Touch Up Paint Kits

    DIY Scratch Repair: 3 Benefits Of Touch Up Paint Kits
    Did you know that there are more than 222 million licensed drivers in the United States? Even if you eliminated accidents due to random objects (like things falling from trees, inclement weather, or parking lot poles), that's still a large number of people that may open their car doors a little too aggressively, scratching your vehicle in the process. Though you could...
  4. Could Your Trip to the Car Wash Damage Your Vehicle's Paint?

    Could Your Trip to the Car Wash Damage Your Vehicle's Paint?
    If you really care about your car, you might be inclined to always wash it by hand. But many motorists discover -- too late, in some cases -- that they're doing the DIY method all wrong. If you use the wrong soap, you might end up removing the paint's protective wax layer. Washing your car directly in the sun can...
  5. What's Your Damage? Understanding Different Types of Car Scratches

    What's Your Damage? Understanding Different Types of Car Scratches
    Did you know that there are different types of car scratches, each ranging in severity? Car scratches are not only ugly, but they can lower your car's value, promote rusting, and cost a fortune to fix. Here's what you should know about the different types of car scratches. The three main types of scratches There are three primary types of...
  6. 3 Parking Lot Threats That Could Damage Your Car

    3 Parking Lot Threats That Could Damage Your Car
    The parking lot. It's a necessary evil that you must navigate whenever you leave the house. Like many safe drivers, however, you might find yourself parking at the back of the lot or away from other cars to avoid getting hit by distracted drivers. Ultimately, you never know what can happen to your car when you leave it in a...
  7. 4 Good Reasons To Repair Your Own Car Scratches

    4 Good Reasons To Repair Your Own Car Scratches
    At one time or another, it happens: you come out of the store to the parking lot only to find a big scratch on your car. What a disaster! Now what? You'll probably want it fixed, and fast. From that first moment with the scratch, you'll likely be in the market for touch up paint. If you're a determined DIY-er...
  8. Why Is Bird Poop Terrible For Your Car? How To Combat Bird Poop Like A Pro

    Why Is Bird Poop Terrible For Your Car? How To Combat Bird Poop Like A Pro
    We all know the occasional car wash is a great way to improve your car's longevity. Between winter salt, dusty roads, and muddy terrain, any number of grime could damage your car's paint job and lead to rust. But it's unlikely you're going to bring your car in for a wash every time a bird leaves its droppings on your...
  9. How to Prepare Your Car for Winter | ScratchWizard

    How to Prepare Your Car for Winter | ScratchWizard
    If you’re wondering how to prepare your car for winter, you’ve come to the right place. Cold is right around the corner, and you may not realize that when it comes to prepping your car, you need to start early. Almost six million vehicle crashes occur every year, and over a fifth of them are weather-related. You can easily prevent...
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