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How to Protect Your Car From Snow

Sep 22, 2022 by Stoner Car Care 

Winter, known for holidays and frosty beauty, has a dark side. According to AAA, winter’s road salt costs Americans $3 billion annually. Fortunately, you can take steps to protect your vehicle throughout the cold winter months.

How to Wash Your Car in Winter

Sep 13, 2022 by Stoner Car Care 

While it’s far from the optimal season to clean your car, you can - and should - wash it in winter. In this post, we’ll touch on a winter-safe step-by-step cleaning process, the products to get the job done, and the benefits of conducting a car wash. 

How to Prepare Your Car For Winter

Sep 08, 2022 by Stoner Car Care 

For those in the north, wintertime is arguably the most beautiful season, with snowfall and festive celebrations. Pristine as it may be, winter is the most hazardous time for your vehicle. Slick roads make it dangerous to travel, while road salt and other contaminants can eat away at your exterior, causing severe damage. Autumn is the time to prepare your car for wintery conditions. You can stay safe, protect your vehicle, and save money on repairs by conducting routine, thorough cleanings. 

How to Remove Water Spots From a Car

Sep 01, 2022 by Stoner Car Care 

Nothing puts a damper on a newly cleaned car than water spots. These crusty, white-rimmed dots may result from rain, puddles, or lawn sprinklers and may form quickly after standard or commercial car washes. In this post, we’ll detail several methods for water stain removal

How to Clean Windshield Haze

Aug 30, 2022 by Stoner Car Care 

Any driver knows that windshield haze seemingly appears out of thin air. Windshield haze isn’t just ugly; it can cause serious safety and visibility problems. This post will share how to remove windshield haze, including the scientific background behind the fog and how it appears. 

How to Clean Sap Off Your Car

Aug 17, 2022 by Stoner Car Care 

If you’ve ever dealt with plant sap, you know how sticky and messy it can be. It’s challenging to get off any surface – especially with your car. In this post, we’ll provide the step-by-step process of removing sap from your vehicle and some sap science to give you a little insight into the syrupy liquid.

How to Wash Your Car In The Fall

Aug 11, 2022 by Stoner Car Care 

Most recognize Autumn for its cool weather, beautiful leaves, and festivities. However, Fall ushers in a dramatic temperature shift that requires detailing adjustments to be made.  In this post, we’ll discuss several steps you that’ll prepare your car for Fall, along with some suggestions to consider post-cleaning.

How to Clean Bird Poop Off Your Car

Aug 02, 2022 by Stoner Car Care 

How do birds seem to know when we've freshly cleaned our cars? Their aim is impeccable! The truth is bird droppings aren't just unsightly – they can damage your paint, and car owners need to remove droppings promptly to prevent damage.

How to Wash Your Car Without Water

Jul 29, 2022 by Stoner Car Care 

Waterless car washes make sense for various reasons - saving water, washing without hose access, or simplifying the cleaning process. This post will discuss the step-by-step process of waterless cleaning, its benefits, disadvantages, and considerations. 

How Do I Clean My Car After The Beach

Jul 22, 2022 by Stoner Car Care 

Life isn’t always a beach when it comes to taking care of your car during the summer months. It's sad but true: one of the best places – the beach – will ruin your car over time if you don’t maintain it correctly. Studies show that moist, salty air corrodes metal ten times faster than dry, salt-free air. The corrosive air, combined with more intense UV rays and heat, makes cleaning your car crucial after any beach trip. This article explains how the beach damages your vehicle and explores several post-trip steps to mitigate seaside harm.

How to Clean Lanternflies Off Your Car

Jul 14, 2022 by Stoner Car Care 

Despite its colorful beauty, the spotted lanternfly is an invasive pest. The insects cause an estimated $150 million in annual crop and property destruction. Lanternflies harm our environment, and they also damage our cars. This article will explain the science behind lanternflies, how they may damage your vehicle and the steps to removing their splatter

How to Clean Oxidized Headlights

Jul 06, 2022 by Stoner Car Care 

Notice some cloudiness on your headlights? That unsightly haze forms naturally over time from a process called oxidation. Noticing and correcting oxidation early on can save you a lot of trouble. This article will explain oxidation and the steps to restore oxidized headlights. 

Stoner Car Care Racing News

How to Protect Your Car Paint

Sep 28, 2022 by Stoner Car Care 

Fresh from the factory, your vehicle’s car paint is expected to last for ten to fifteen years, under ideal conditions. We don’t live in a perfect world, and your car will surely encounter potentially damaging contaminants during your everyday commute. Fortunately, quality products can help keep your finish pristine.

Stoner Car Care Racing Finishes Second in Bronze Cup at Road America

Aug 10, 2022 by Stoner Car Care 

Survival was the name of the game Saturday at Road America, as the Stoner Car Care Racing fielded by Automatic Racing team avoided the trouble that caused five caution periods  to bring its Aston Martin Vantage GT4 home in second in the Bronze Cup and 14th overall in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge’s Road America 240. 

Stoner Car Care Racing Ready for Endurance Challenge at Road America

Aug 02, 2022 by Stoner Car Care 

Drivers Rob Ecklin, Jr. and Ramin Abdolvahabi, veterans of numerous races at Road America, look to capture that elusive Bronze Cup victory as they return to the legendary Wisconsin circuit with their No. 09 Stoner Car Care Aston Martin Vantage GT4. The Bronze Cup recognizes the top drivers in the Grand Sport (GS) class who are in the FIA-rated Bronze category, denoting drivers who are not full-time professionals – but who are fully dedicated to improving their racing craft. 

Luck Not on the Stoner Car Care Racing Team’s side at Watkins Glen

Jun 27, 2022 by Stoner Car Care 

Intermittent power issues and an untimely yellow sidetrack the day in the Michelin Pilot Challenge. 

Watkins Glen Home Weekend Always a Highlight for Stoner Car Care Racing’s Ecklin

Jun 22, 2022 by Stoner Car Care 

For Stoner Car Care Racing fielded by Automatic Racing’s Rob Ecklin, Jr., the chance to race at Watkins Glen is a return to the very beginnings of his racing interests and career. 

Stoner Car Care Racing Continues to Improve at Mid-Ohio

May 16, 2022 by Stoner Car Care 

The Stoner Car Care Racing fielded by Automatic Racing team continued to make forward progress during Saturday’s Mid-Ohio 120, returning to the famed Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the first time since 2019 to contest race four of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season.

Stoner Car Care Racing Aiming for Good Result in the Third of Three Straight Race Weekends

May 10, 2022 by Stoner Car Care 

The Stoner Car Care Racing fielded by Automatic Racing team heads to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the Mid-Ohio 120, race four of the 2022 Michelin Pilot Challenge season.

Tough Day for Stoner Car Care Racing at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

May 01, 2022 by Stoner Car Care 

There would be no “California Dreamin’” for the Stoner Car Care Racing fielded by Automatic Racing team on Saturday, as an opening-lap punt from behind and a late mechanical issue made for tough going in the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120 for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge.

West Coast Run for Stoner Car Care Racing

Apr 27, 2022 by Stoner Car Care 

Ecklin and Abdolvahabi make their first trip to California in three years as the team contends the first of three straight race weekends. 

Stoner Car Care Racing Finishes Second in Bronze Cup on a Wild Day at Sebring

Mar 18, 2022 by Stoner Car Care 

On a typically wild day for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge at Sebring International Raceway, the Stoner Car Care Racing fielded by Automatic Racing team dodged a multitude of incidents to bring the No. 09 Stoner Car Care Aston Martin Vantage GT4 home in second position in the Bronze Cup, 18th overall in Thursday’s Alan Jay Automotive Network 120.

Stoner Car Care Racing Readies for Sebring Challenge

Mar 14, 2022 by Stoner Car Care 

The veteran Stoner Car Care Racing fielded by Automatic Racing team heads to one of the world’s legendary racetracks, Sebring International Raceway, this week for the two-hour Alan Jay Automotive Network 120, race two of the 2022 Michelin Pilot Challenge season.

Daytona Race Wrap Up

Feb 01, 2022 by Stoner Car Care 

The Stoner Car Care Racing fielded by Automatic Racing team saw flawless pit stops and excellent strategy go for naught in Friday’s BMW M Endurance Challenge when a mechanical issue with just under an hour remaining in the four-hour race at the famed Daytona International Speedway put the team on the sidelines.