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Learn to fix your car’s flaws, inside and out.

View our comprehensive “How To” videos that show you how to complete your repairs. Each video includes step-by-step instructions to help you skip the auto body repair shop and conveniently execute the needed repairs yourself. For slightly more extensive guidance, visit our Directions page. We recommend to read the directions before viewing the videos to fully understand the repair process.

  1. Common Car Paint Myths You Should Know About

    Common Car Paint Myths You Should Know About
    Before using your touch-up paint kit to repair any car damage, it’s important to understand some of the car paint myths out there. Some of these myths can cause you to inadvertently harm your car’s paint and affect the overall look of your vehicle. Learn about some of the common misconceptions regarding car paint to make sure you don’t make these mistakes...
  2. How to Touch-Up Car Paint Damage Like A Pro

    How to Touch-Up Car Paint Damage Like A Pro
    There is nothing worse than noticing a scratch on your car. Not only does it harm the overall aesthetic of your vehicle, but it can lead to more problems down the line. That is why you need to repair it as soon as possible. And as it turns out, touching up paint on a car can be extremely easy. However...
  3. How to Restore Your Car’s Paint to Shine

    How to Restore Your Car’s Paint to Shine
    There are a few reasons why your car’s paint is fading. One of the main culprits is sun exposure—with summertime in full force, your car’s paint may be in danger and could experience some fading. In this case, you’ll need to take the proper measures to fix these minor blemishes. Learn how to restore your car’s paint to shine with these simple steps...
  4. Reasons Why Your Car's Paint is Starting to Fade

    Reasons Why Your Car's Paint is Starting to Fade
    Natural elements can cause a lot of damage to our cars and your fading paint is unfortunately one of them. You should be aware of the potential threats to your car’s exterior because a readily available auto paint repair kit is typically only suitable for fixing scratches, not faded spots. If you have a ruined paint job, here are the reasons why your...
  5. How to Prevent Rims with Curb Rash or Scratches

    How to Prevent Rims with Curb Rash or Scratches
    Your wheels can be one of the most expensive things on your car to repair. However, many people tend to think of flat tires more often than their rims. Your car’s rims aren’t just a nice aesthetic—if you’re not careful, damaged rims can also lead to damaged wheels. Learn how to prevent rims with curb rash or scratches with our helpful tips...
  6. Pros & Cons of Different Types of Automotive Paints

    Pros & Cons of Different Types of Automotive Paints
    There are many ways to customize your car and make it your own, from additions to changing the color. The color of your car is one of the main features that draws someone to a vehicle. While Birchwood Credit Solutions says red and blue are the most popular bright colors in the world, you can choose any paint color and type you...
  7. 8 Easy Ways to Increase Your Car's Value

    8 Easy Ways to Increase Your Car's Value
    Depreciations effects every car on the road—if you don’t take the proper steps, your car’s value could drop significantly. Michael Calkins, manager of technical services at AAA says, “a new car loses about 25% of its value as soon as you drive it off the lot.” So, when the time comes to drive your car back onto the lot and sell...
  8. 7 Easy Ways to Prevent Your Car from Rusting

    7 Easy Ways to Prevent Your Car from Rusting
    Rust doesn’t have to be unavoidable, especially with all the tools at your disposal. It is a reddish or yellowish-brown flaky coat which forms on iron or steel—the materials used to construct cars. Rust on your car can appear in a variety of areas, all the way from the screws to your bumper. There are many different rusts to look...
  9. How to Repair Door Dings and Scratches Yourself

    How to Repair Door Dings and Scratches Yourself
      Minor bumps and scratches on your car can potentially ruin the vehicle’s cosmetics. According to Right Driver, “The usual width of a single lane is 3.65 or 12 feet”—with such narrow lanes, accidents that cause damage to your car are inevitable in everyday commutes. Parking lots are also common culprits for minor car damage. If you do find yourself in a...
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