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Types of Spoilers for carsSpoiler alert: you’re about to find out everything you need to know about car spoilers from Griffin Auto Care


What is a spoiler?

Spoilers are added to cars to make them more aerodynamic. The purpose of a rear spoiler is to allow for better airflow over and around the car to create improved grip or traction on the road. When cars travel at high speeds, increased airflow can create too much lift. This is particularly dangerous when a car is making a turn and could potentially lose control.

While one solution to this problem would be to increase the weight of the car, this would also reduce the car’s speed and consume more fuel- two unwelcomed side effects. Adding a spoiler can reduce the lift without more weight. It accomplishes this [...]

How When Why of Automotive Paint Jobs

It’s not always easy knowing when to repaint your ride, but it’s an essential part of your car’s maintenance. In addition to providing aesthetic benefits, automotive paint serves as a rust inhibitor that can extend the useful life of your car. So knowing the why, when and how to repaint is critical for every car owner.

Automotive Paint Jobs


The most common reasons for repainting include:

  • The paint has deteriorated or come off and the bare metal is exposed- making it both unattractive and susceptible to rust.
  • The car is a faded/less shiny version of its former self and the owner would like to recapture its youth.
  • The car owner wants a fresh start with a fresh new color.
  • The owner has a desire to customize the ride [...]

How to Find a Great Paint and Body Shop for Collision Repair

After a collision, you’re eager for everything to go back to normal. However, rushing your selection of a body shop to use for repairs can ultimately compound what is already an unpleasant situation. By finding a proficient paint and body shop, you are laying the groundwork to be back in prime driving shape in no time.

Wondering how to identify that top shop when it comes to your collision repairs.  Consider the following 4 suggestions:


How to Find a Great Paint and Body Shop for Collision Repair


1. Get recommendations from friends. Satisfied customers are the most honest advertisement for a good body shop. You may also want to check out online reviews from a trusted source.
Find out the shop basics.


7 Cool Ways to Customize Your Car

There are a myriad of ways to customize a car. From adding simple accessories to making major body modifications, there are lots of ways to personalize your car and make it match your unique needs.

Here are 7 cool ways to customize your car:

1. Body Modifications

Altering the body of your car is probably one of the more dramatic options you can do to change its look. Here are some of the ways:

– Put a lift kit on your truck

– Add a roll cage to protect yourself on the racetrack

Chop off the roof to shave off a few inches

– Upgrade to suicide-style doors

Remove door handles

– Add a custom [...]

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