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4×4 enthusiasts are gathering in Mesick, Michigan this Saturday for the 12th Annual Jeep Blessing organized by the local Cadillac Jeepers. Pastor Chad Carmichael will lead a blessing to ask for God’s grace and safety in light of the upcoming off-roading season.
In the Beginning…
The yearly event that happens on the Saturday before Mother’s Day weekend has humble beginnings. “My husband Gordy and I started the Jeep Blessing 12 years ago in a little church just for the fun of it and threw it together in about a month,” says Cadillac Jeepers Co-Founder Deb Stafford. Initially, the community wasn’t too supportive and thought the blessing was just a passing fad. A pastor from nearby town Boon blessed that first congregation of 45 Jeeps. On Saturday, it’s estimated that 1,200 vehicles and roughly 4,000 souls will be on hand when Pastor Chad leads the ceremony.
Many Are the Plans
Following the blessing a full slate of activities are planned for the day. “It’s family oriented and there’s something for everyone there,” says Stafford. “We’re having a Jeep pull, mud bog, off-roadRead the rest of this entry »
After several increases in the vehicle’s armor plating (as requested by the DoD), the HMMWV’s 6.2L and 6.5L engines have lead to a slower vehicle that’s often deployed in areas where speed is an asset.
Enter Gale Banks; the automotive speed and performance legend Gale Banks is vying for contracts to improve the HMMWV’s speed.Read the rest of this entry »
A frequently asked question is how often should one wax their Truck or Jeep? It is a very valid question as waxing ones vehicle is an important step in maintaining aesthetic and structural value of your vehicle. Waxing is not just for people with expensive sports cars, or people that over identify with their vehilce’s, it is for everyone. Honestly most regular people either do not wax enough, or some do not even wax them at all. Waxing your vehicle should NOT be viewed as a luxury item but most people still view it that way. Waxing should be viewed as a necessary part of vehicle maintenance, just like an oil change or diagnostic check up. Other than to maintain your engine, nothing helps the resale value of your Truck or Jeep like a beautifully kept up body and paint job. This is important as the paint and shine is the first thing that a potential buyer will see, and not far from that is checking to see how sound the body is and make sure that there is no rust.
So How Often Should I Wax my Jeep or Truck?
There are many different opinions out there on how often one should wax their vehicle and other than never or just before you try to sell it, most are really pretty sound opinions. One of the key factors of how often waxing should take place revolves around where you live, and more importantly weather and climate your vehicle deals with. If your car goes through a winter in an area with snow, you should find yourself washing and waxing your vehicle more often as you will need to remove the chemicals that are used to deice the roads. The chemicals are so strong, that without waxing you could see your luster diminish greatly in just one winter. You may even start to see rust after just one winter without washing and waxing your car, this is not uncommon. If you are in a dusty area it is really more up to you, as washing and waxing becomes more so for aesthetic purposes as opposed to protection. It would still be a good idea to wax frequently, as you would not want your car to lose its eye grabbing luster and hurt its resale. Besides who doesn’t like driving around in a good looking Jeep or Truck?
Waxing Depends on Your Lifestyle & Where you Live.
Lots of people say that waxing your vehicle should take place after every washing, and that you should wash your vehicle at least once a month. There is nothing wrong with doing this, but you really do not need to wax it that often. It is true that your Jeep or Truck will look great if you do this, but it is a bit much and not completely necessary. You definitely should wash your car once a month if not more, especially in the snowy climates, for protection and to keep it looking nice, but the truth is that if you wax it every time you are just wasting wax. Depending on the type of wax used, it should last anywhere from one to three months, and if you use it too often you are just caking on more wax without any real benefit. If you are washing your car once a month, it is ideal to wax it every other wash. By doing it every other month you maintain a healthy shine, protect your car form chemicals and the sun, and are not needlessly wasting money by over waxing. Waxing every other time is the perfect way to make sure that you Jeep or Truck stays looking great without having to set aside a second savings account just for your wax budget.
Author Joe Seals is the owner of SoCal Mobile Auto Detail & Wash, A Professional Mobile Auto Detailing Company. Be sure to check out his very popular Auto Detailing Blog at http://autodetailingblog.thesocalway.com stop by and leave a comment. Read the rest of this entry »
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