Protect your vehicle’s finish!

Rule # 1

ALWAYS remove contaminants as soon as possible with soap and water.

  • Gas, oil, bird droppings, tree sap, rain spots, salt, and tar can all destroy a vehicle’s finish.
  • Buy gentle cleaners made just for auto finishes.
  • Never use dish soap and laundry soap to wash your vehicle.
  • Wet the vehicle before applying soap.
  • Use soft cloths. Avoid rotating brushes.
  • Wax twice a year. Never wax right after refinishing.
  • Never apply protectants to a dirty vehicle.

Where is my VIN?

Your VIN, or Vehicle Identification Number is the number assigned by the manufacturer to uniquly identify your specific vehicle. It includes information about the year, the make, and the model of your vehicle. Each digit in your vehicles VIN number has a specific meaning, including the exact make, model, and year the vehicle was manufactured, as well as other special features that are often relevant to estimating repairs.

There are a number of different places you can find your VIN number, but perhaps the easiest is the Vehicle Certification Label that is located on the driver’s side doorjamb.

VIN Sticker

You can also find the VIN on the Drivers Side Dashboard, veiwable through your vehicles windshield. Both numbers should be exactly the same.