Car Care

Showstopping Tips From Expert Detailer At Hot August Nights

Meet Laurie Cross, owner of Distinct Auto Detailing in Reno, Nevada, who has prepared more than a few cars for Hot August Nights over the years.

Learn which one is her favorite, and what she suggests for keeping your car looking sharp.

A Gob of Clay Takes That Gritty Feel Away

You’re cruising with the window down and left hand on the driver’s side door when it hits you: The paint feels like Braille.

Time for a clay bar, an item in the garage of every car collector, body shop and dealership because it’s so good at restoring that showroom feel.

Rinseless wash lets you drop the hose, save water

Sometimes using a hose and bucket just doesn’t make sense for washing a car.

That’s especially true in drought-stricken areas where water is an expensive commodity. Apartment dwellers and urbanites also face challenges looking for an available faucet and appropriate location.