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The Best Ways to Take Care of Your Vehicle’s Exterior

From time to time, we get the question: What’s the right way to wash my car? It’s a valid question — beyond wanting our vehicles to look nice and clean, we also want to make sure our investment is protected against possible damage caused by dust, debris, improper cleaners and materials, inclement weather, and more. If you are like most car owners, your first instinct may be to take your

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4 Essential Items for Your Vehicle this Winter

Winter tends to bring its own unique set of complications and things to keep in mind when caring for your car. Suddenly, we go from quickly jumping in our car and cruising to our destination — to tirelessly scraping snow and ice off our windows before we can even think about putting the car into drive. Having the right products on standby can not only save you time but will

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Custom Vossen Wheels and More on this Stunning Audi R8

As a car enthusiast, you want to stand out in the crowd. You know that cars are more than just transportation; they’re artistic representations of engineering marvel. When you buy a unique car like the Audi R8, you’re not just buying into the name — you’re buying into generations of passion, experience, and dreams. When the owner of this 2017 Audi R8 came to us, he knew two things: he

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The 1997 Toyota Supra—Protecting an Icon

If you’ve ever seen the Fast and Furious film series, you might remember an iconic orange 1993 Toyota Supra that was driven by Paul Walker, sparking a younger generations’ love for the Supra. But why are Supra’s themselves so popular? A fourth generation Supra (MKIV), any model made between 1993 and 2002, has a seductive design and performance ability that have holds a special place in the heart of many

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From the Shop: Maintaining Your Ceramic Coated Vehicle

With more and more vehicles coming into SweetCars for ceramic coating services, sometimes called ‘glass coating’ services, we thought it would be beneficial to elaborate more on the topic. Ceramic coatings such as Ceramic Pro, the product we use, are designed to make maintaining the appearance of your vehicle simple and straight forward. Following a few basic guidelines ensures your vehicle stays beautiful and protected for years to come. After

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Father’s Day Tribute —The Good Ol’ Days

My father was a hard-working man. He always had something to do. One could say he was a man of many talents. He loved seeing the benefits of hard work no matter what it was. He owned a bar, body shop, rental properties, and a farm — his life, our life, was busy. Those were not all owned at the same time. Some overlapped but there still wasn’t much time

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Top 10 Most Memorable Movie Cars

When car lovers are taking their vehicles out of the garage less than ever, it’s the best time to take car passions to the big screen. We reached out to our own SweetCars team, as well as area experts Michelle DeVinney, Whatzup movie columnist, and Derek Devine, Cinema Center executive director, to put together a list of cars that steal every scene in their favorite blockbuster hits. Here’s our top

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From C1 to C8 — the Corvette Life

My desire to own a Corvette really started in 1960, the year of the C1, first generation Corvette. I first saw this dream car at the Chevrolet dealer in Rossburg, Ohio, just 15 miles from my home. They were the one of the largest, if not the largest Corvette dealer anywhere in the state of Ohio at the time. They had many, many Corvettes — everything from a 1953 to a

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Reasons to Consign Your Vehicle

When you consign your vehicle you can expect to sell your car fast, saving you time and money on things like insurance coverage, the costs from listing on multiple websites and classifieds, obtaining vehicle history reports, and additional vehicle depreciation. Selling a car takes industry knowledge, training, skills, passion, and vast resources to get it done right and maximize resale dollars. When you consign with SweetCars, you’re tapping our expertise in:

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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 dealership! Both were held on Saturday, July 28, and enjoyed perfect car show weather, sunny

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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 washed the car! Well, the short answer is: contamination. The full answer is a bit

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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 good polish like Sonax 04-06 or Americana 3000 can now be used to cut rather

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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 mower repair shop in the basement of my parents’ home. My story is common; I’ve

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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 want to sell your current car before making your next purchase, and we can help

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Seasonal Tires

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 set of tires seems excessive. My answer always begins with the question, “How confident are

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