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  • Ceramic Coating Before and After: What You Should Expect

    Ceramic Coating Before and After: What You Should Expect

    With the amount of marketing we’re being bombarded with in the auto detailing space it can be hard to tell if what we’re being shown is real or just sleazy companies trying to make a quick buck. Before and after photos and videos of muddy water being thrown on $300,000 dollar supercars are around every…

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  • DIY 2nd Gen Tacoma Oil Change (Step-By-Step With Video!)

    DIY 2nd Gen Tacoma Oil Change (Step-By-Step With Video!)

    Allow me to open this article with a bold statement: the 2nd generation (2005-2015) Toyota Tacoma is quite possibly the easiest vehicle to do a DIY oil change on. Seriously.  All of the components are well laid out and easy to access. There are very minimal tools required. Quite frankly, anyone can do this in…

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  • A Complete Guide To Protecting Your Car’s Paint In 2023

    A Complete Guide To Protecting Your Car’s Paint In 2023

    Wax, Sealant, Ceramic coatings – if you’re new to the detailing world, your head is probably already spinning trying to understand how all of these paint protection products compare. Add in PPF and spray-on coatings, and things can get really overwhelming! With all the options available it’s easy to find yourself looking for a good…

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  • What Are Raptor Lights? Why People Put Them On Toyotas:

    What Are Raptor Lights? Why People Put Them On Toyotas:

    You’ve probably seen them around town – Toyota Tacomas, 4runners, and Tundras with 3 amber lights in the grille. Want to know what they are and what they’re used for? You’ve come to the right place! Raptor lights have been made popular by the Ford F150 Raptor. The US Department of Transportation requires any vehicle…

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  • Should You Replace Your Power Steering Fluid (And How Often?)

    Should You Replace Your Power Steering Fluid (And How Often?)

    We’ve talked a bit about maintenance lately and more specifically, how often to replace certain fluids in your 4runner or Tacoma. Well, your power steering system can also use some attention from time to time. Is replacing your power steering fluid actually necessary? I’m sure there are A LOT of vehicles that make it through…

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  • 7 Reasons Why The Toyota Tacoma Is So Popular

    7 Reasons Why The Toyota Tacoma Is So Popular

    Everyone knows that nothing lasts forever. Our clothes wear out, computers slow down to the point of infuriation, and our bodies get tired and worn out. However, some things, like cockroaches, Nokia cell phones, and Toyota Tacomas exceed our expectations. The Tacoma has gained a cult following due to its life expectancy, which is similar…

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  • How To Use Your Toyota Tacoma’s 4WD System

    How To Use Your Toyota Tacoma’s 4WD System

    Have you ever wondered what that mysterious fourth knob of the HVAC system does on your Tacoma? Not many people know this, but that is actually the four wheel drive selector switch! Ok, all jokes aside, I’ve always thought it was a terrible design decision to put a knob of the same shape and size…

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  • Why Your 4runner VSC, Trac, ABS Lights Come On (Without CEL)

    Why Your 4runner VSC, Trac, ABS Lights Come On (Without CEL)

    Nearly 5 years ago, I wrote an article about my 4runner’s gauges being lit up like a Christmas tree. Well, Santa is back, my friends – but this time, there’s no angel on the tree. The Check Engine Light is not present. I started it up the other day and noticed the red ABS light,…

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  • How Often To Flush Your Toyota 4runner’s Coolant

    How Often To Flush Your Toyota 4runner’s Coolant

    Most enthusiasts know the importance of staying on top of regular vehicle maintenance. The engine oil has to be replaced frequently and the drivetrain fluids need to be checked regularly and replaced at the proper intervals to ensure everything stays lubricated and operating at the proper temperature.  Those are the easy-to-remember maintenance items. However, your…

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