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No Better Time to Get Involved!

Car show season is in full swing! We recently attended two of the best ones in the area. Rolling into Roanoke, which is hosted on the streets of beautiful downtown Roanoke, and the Rock the Fort show, in support of Crime Stoppers, which was hosted in the park area just to the east of our... Read the full article »

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When Washing Isn’t Enough

So you just got done washing your car. You’ve used the Grit Guards with your two- or three-bucket washing technique, you’ve used microfiber towels and dried it off swirl free! But for some reason, when you feel the car, something’s wrong. Why isn’t it smooth? What are all these tiny bumps you’re feeling? You just... Read the full article »

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New Products Offer Great Results

“What do you guys use?” is one of the most popular questions I get from customers in the store. And it can be a loaded question at times. Different situations call for different products but the marketplace has made many new products that have ended up being much more versatile that in years prior. A... Read the full article »

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Getting Repairs Right in the Service Department

As a young man, I was curious about how things worked. I took a lot of things apart around my house, much to the frustration of my parents. Many of the things I took apart never worked again. As I got older, the things I took apart got bigger. Eventually, I progressed to a lawn... Read the full article »

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SweetCars Offers More Than Car Sales

How many times has this happened? You purchase a car and say, “This is the one! Never selling it!” For some, this may have been what actually ended up happening, but for most of us gearheads, we eventually want to upgrade to the next cool ride of our dreams. When that time comes, you may... Read the full article »

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The Truth About Seasonal Tires

Do you remember the winter of ’78? We were all hit with the reality of living in the northern Midwest. I’m often asked in the months leading up to the snowy season, “Do I really need winter tires?” Most ask because they have purchased an all-wheel-drive vehicle and believe that the expense of a separate... Read the full article »