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7 Affordable Car Cleaning Products You Definitely Need
Apr 29, 2016 - 4:10 PM - by AutoGuide.com


Keeping your car clean can be an art form, but there’s also a lot of science behind it.

Just like when you’re working under the hood, making sure your ride is the shiniest car on the block is easier with the right tools.

And if you think you can get by with just soap, a bucket and a hose, here are seven affordable car cleaning items you need to keep your ride looking like something you can be proud of.

Black Trim Restorer



Ever notice how black trim tends to fade to a gloomy grey? You can actually buy cleaners specifically made to treat black trim and restore its original luster. We’ve had good luck with Mother’s Back to Black.

Clay Bar



If you’re planning a full detail job, you’ll want to “clay” the car using a special clay bar that literally pulls dirt right out of the paint. Clay bars shouldn’t be used after being dropped (they can pick up grime that will scratch the car’s paint), so it’s best to buy extras.

Detailing Spray



Ever wonder how the vehicles at car shows always have that just-washed look? Their secret is detailing spray, such as Meguiar’s Ultimate Quik Detailer. Spritz it on, wipe it down with a microfiber cloth, and your car will have that just-washed look too. We hear the AutoGuide.com team uses this stuff religiously when they’re shooting their car videos.

Microfiber Towels



Microfiber towels have replaced diapers as the car detailer’s best friend. These super-soft cloths won’t scratch paint and won’t leave lint. Buy them in bulk — you can’t have enough.

Detail Brushes



They don’t call it detailing for nothing! These small brushes let you get at hard-to-reach areas like small wheel openings and give them a good scrubbing. For best results, have a variety of sizes on hand, and beware of using stiff bristles on easy-to-scratch paint.

Sheepskin Wash Mitt



Most people use a towel to wash their car, but a sheepskin wash mitt makes a better choice, as it allows you to apply pressure as needed and reduces the risk of scratching the paint.

Buckets



OK, you probably know you need a bucket to wash your car — but you might not realize that you need two. Rinse off your dirty wash mitt in one bucket full of just water, then use another bucket to load up with soapy suds. That way you’re not wiping down your car with dirty water. Get rid of your dirt for dirt cheap with these buckets.

The Wise Guide team writes about things we think you’ll like, introducing you to great products, services and special deals. We do have affiliate partnerships, so we may earn revenue from the products and services you buy.
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2017 Acura MDX Gains New Face, Tech and Power
Mar 24, 2016 - 9:44 AM - by AutoGuide.com
The 2017 MDX just made its big debut at the New York International Auto Show. Acura's ever-popular three-row luxury crossover gains a host of enhancements for the upcoming model year, the biggest of which is front and center.

The upcoming MDX features Acura's new "Diamond Pentagon Grille," a design element that was first unveiled in Detroit on the Precision Concept. Other design changes to the MDX include a more sculpted hood along with reworked fascias and fenders. 'Round back, there's body-color garnish and twin tailpipes.

More: 2017 Acura MDX Gains New Face, Tech and Power on AutoGuide.com
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2017 Honda Civic Coupe Pricing Revealed
Mar 09, 2016 - 2:00 PM - by Administrator


2017 Honda Civic Coupe Pricing
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Breaking news, the prices of the coupe are finally out. You can probably start ordering a 2016 Honda Civic Coupe on March 15, so that’s around 6 days from now and a list of prices can be found on Honda’s website.

The Civic Coupe LX will be priced at $19,050 and the standard features are:
•158 hp engine
•16" alloy wheels
•Rear back up camera
•60/40 split rear seats
•LED DRL's
•Auto headlights
•LCD color audio screen
•Electronic parking brake
•A.............
[SOURCE: 10thCivicForum.com]
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Do Powertrain Warranties Matter and do People Even Care?
Jul 14, 2015 - 1:58 PM - by AutoGuide.com

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Warranties are often advertised as a fix-everything safety net, but are they actually useful?

Recently, there have been some changes with the powertrain warranty coverage on new vehicles from General Motors and Fiat–Chrysler Automobiles. Both automakers have dropped their powertrain warranty coverage to five years/60,000 miles from 10 years/100,000 miles.

Powertrain warranties only cover a limited selection of items on your car, specifically components that only have to do with providing the vehicle power and making it move. Only Kia, Hyundai and Mitsubishi offer 10 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranties following the changes by GM and FCA.

See Also: What is a Powertrain Warranty?

In the past, those long warranties were offered to help get new buyers into showrooms, but now companies are realizing that such coverage doesn’t seem to impact new car buyers. Even Kia and Hyundai put some heavy restrictions on their warranties, like how they can’t be transferred to second owners.
Read more about Do Powertrain Warranties Matter? at AutoGuide.com
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2015 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid vs Infiniti Q70L
Apr 29, 2015 - 6:21 PM - by AutoGuide.com


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Acura hailed the RLX as its most sophisticated product to date when it arrived for the 2014 model year. Sadly, Nobody was listening.

In its first full year on the market, only 3,413 copies of the RLX sold and 2015 is off to a rough start. It’s too early to tell how the rest of the year will go, but RLX sales are down almost 54 percent in the first quarter of 2015 compared to last year.

Meanwhile the aging Infiniti Q70 (formerly the M) is outperforming the RLX despite its lack of an up-to-the-minute powertrain.

To recap, the RLX is available with either front- or all-wheel drive. The less expensive front-wheel drive models get all-wheel steering to improve cornering agility and braking, but the all-wheel drive model is Acura’s real piece de resistance.

It uses a 3.5-liter direct injection V6 mated to an electric motor and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that work in concert to power the front wheels. A pair of electric motors power the rear wheels independently. They can also individually brake to offer something akin to – but not the same as – rear-wheel steering for enhanced handling.

Infiniti sells the Q70 with either rear- or all-wheel drive layouts with provision for a V6 or V8 with a regular or extended wheelbase as well as a hybrid model. Six-cylinder models use multi-port injection while the V8 takes advantage of direct injection. Regardless of which engine type you choose, the Q70 comes with a seven-speed automatic.

Acura’s hybrid technology boosts the V6 powertrain to a total of 377 HP, which isn’t as robust as the V8 Q70 with 416, but it’s still quick from a dead stop. The 5.6-liter V8 will tug the Q70 off the line with purpose, but that power comes with a significant pump tax.
Gulps Per Gallon

In an identical loop, the Q70 – equipped with all-wheel drive, the V8 and the extended wheelbase – averaged an eye watering 13 MPG. The RLX Sport Hybrid got 22.4 MPG. It’s true that the Infiniti is more powerful, but the extra muscle isn’t worth suffering through such poor mileage to enjoy.
Read the complete Acura RLX Sport Hybrid review against the Infiniti Q70L at AutoGuide.com.
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