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Caring for Your Car’s Finish Through the Winter

Winter is the hardest season of the year on your car. Ice and snow make driving difficult, damage windshield wipers, and put a strain on tires. Extremes of cold can be hazardous to your engine, and make every part of your car more fragile. And then there’s the road gunk. Winter is the worst time…

Removing Road Tar the Easy Way

Road tar, also known as bitumen or asphalt, is generally used as a binding agent for the production of asphalt concrete, which is what many roads, parking lots, and even airport runways are made of. This is because road tar is extremely sticky and viscous, and not soluble under normal wear or weather, which is…

Common Car Stains and How to Treat Them

Americans spend an average of 3 hours per day in their cars. Thanks to long commutes, traffic congestion, urban sprawl, after school activities for kids, running out to pick up dinner, running errands on the weekend, and so on, it often feels like we live in our cars. And if you live someplace, you naturally…

Lifter-1 Products Around the House

Here at Lifter-1, our first job is auto care products. Our Lifter-1 Bug & Tar Remover can safely and effectively clean sticky substances like insect guts, sap, and tar from your car’s finish, windows, bumpers, grills, and headlights. We also produce our Lifter-1 Carpet Stain Remover to clean carpets and floor mats, and our Lifter-1…

Say Goodbye to that Musty Car Smell With an Interior Carpet Cleaning

Food and drink spills, pet accidents, muddy footprints, and grease spots are just a few of the things that pose inevitable threats to the beauty of your vehicle’s interior. What’s more, all of these substances can not only leave stubborn stains on your once-spotless automobile carpets, but also harbor odors that can transform every car…

Keep Your Classic Car Looking Classy Inside and Out!

While for some of us cars are merely means of getting from Point A to Point B, for others they’re a lifestyle. And if you belong to the latter category, you know that image is crucial—even the slightest flaw in the process of restoring a classic car is unlikely to go unnoticed. Car nuts are…

When You Work Out of Your Vehicle, Your Automobile’s Image is Everything

Summertime is here again, and for high school and college students across the country this means it’s time to find a part-time job. One of the most popular seasonal jobs among teens and young adults is food delivery, which plays a crucial role within the restaurant industry. And while having a well-maintained engine is perhaps…

Save Your Auto Finish from the Ravages of the Road

After a long day away from home, nothing feels better than taking a lengthy shower to wash away the dirt and grime of the great outdoors. This precious daily ritual is one that anyone who’s spent considerable time outside—say, camping, gardening, or jogging—is unlikely to take for granted. Yet how often do we afford our…

For Parents Summertime Means More Driving and More Danger to Auto Paint Jobs

In households with children, summer vacation brings with it a wealth of opportunities for kids to explore old interests and develop new ones by participating in activities other than those taught in the everyday classroom. Many children spend their summers playing intramural sports, hanging out at the beach, and attending day and overnight camps. Others…

The 2013 Summer Bug Season Looks To Be Messy

It’s weird to think that cicadas swarm up out of the ground every 13 or 17 years by the millions (or billions!). It’s something akin to a old 1950s B-movie horror show. But it’s true. And it’s happening in the U.S. right now. Some folks in the media are referring to the current cicada emergence…