Most Popular Paint Colors by Automobile Type Infographic

The vehicle you drive says a lot about who you are and how you want to be perceived by others. It’s not just about the newness or prestige factor of the model you choose; it’s also about the color. Believe it or not, the aesthetics of your car or truck say a lot about you. […]

Vinyl Wrap vs Paint: When to Wrap & When to Paint Your Car

Making your car look beautiful means keeping up a shiny, flawless exterior. Considering the onslaught of sun, dirt and road salt and grime that most vehicles endure year-round, maintaining this fresh-from-the-showroom look can be a daunting task, to say the least. So how do you decide between retaining its glow by applying a vinyl wrap […]

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Winterizing Your Car Inside and Out

Winter can wreak havoc on your vehicle. The evil trio of road salt residue, cold temperatures and dirt can affect your car or truck in a number of ways. Protecting your investment can enhance the safety of you and your passengers while keeping it looking and performing at its best for many seasons. Attend to […]

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How to Increase the Value of Your Car For Under $100

Your vehicle is one of your greatest assets. Keeping it looking as good as possible carries with it many benefits. A well-maintained car leaves a lasting positive impression with the people you meet; it lifts your mood and self-confidence. And, of course, it may well increase the value of your wheels when it comes time […]

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Money Saving Tips for Maintaining the Appearance of Your Car or Motorcycle

It goes far beyond making a positive first impression. Keeping your car or motorcycle looking great is one of the best ways to protect your investment and keep it in great shape for years to come. Best of all, making these strategies a part of your vehicle-care routine won’t break the bank and will save […]

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Top 9 Rules to Remember When Painting Your Own Car

Think about the process of painting your car, and you may envision a one-step process that involves applying a coat or two of color to your vehicle. The actual method is a combination of art, science and perfectionism that is a good deal more multi-stepped and complicated. Understanding some of the tips that expert automobile […]

What Does The Color of Your Car Say About You?

In many ways, the cars we choose to drive say a great deal about who we are as people. In addition to the size and make of your automobile, the color you decide on actually can tell you – and the people around you – a lot about your personality. (infographic below article) BLACK Your […]

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How to Fix Common Car Paint Scratches

You pride yourself on doing everything you can to keep your car looking sharp. Finding a scratch can be mortifying after spending so much time on maintenance, but there’s no need to fear. You can fix scratches at home and prevent future damage to your car with a few simple steps. What Causes Car Paint […]

Paint It Yourself

Paint It Yourself

You can’t just park your car out back and paint it… But you can! Don’t assume that the TouchUpDirect crew sells paint all day and then heads home with no color under their collective nails. We use our stuff, because we’re gearheads too. Take this backyard sprayjob from a few months back: a high-mileage trail […]

Keep Wet!

Keep It Wet!

While we’re on the topic of simple ideas that make taking care of your paint a whole lot less irritating/obnoxious/ineffective, there’s one that we’re hoping you’ve already figured out: keep it wet. Yes! The very hose you use to rinse can defeat the scourge of water spots. The constant-wet methodology is not a new idea. […]