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Protecting your car’s upholstery

It’s what’s inside that counts Dirty marks, stains, fading, and wear.  In your interior, few things will steal your attention more than imperfections when you’re out enjoying your ride.   We all know how to protect our car’s exteriors, but how about protecting the car’s upholstery?  Periodically inspect your car’s interior for any signs of […]

Car interior mould

For a predicted dry summer thanks to apparent El Niño events, we’ve sure had a lot of rainfall in Queensland in the past 6 weeks.  Whether you are excited about the rain or longing for a dry spell, you need to prepare for the moisture ahead.  Rain increasing the already high humidity we have at […]

War and the Rise of the Aftermarket

Revving Up After WWII: The Rise of Hot Rodding As repeated many times throughout history where terrible situations have fostered ingenuity and progress, so too did WW2 spur on the automotive aftermarket.  On this day 81 years ago, the Japanese attacked the US Navy Fleet at Pearl Harbor, bringing the US into the war. Sparking […]

Leather’s sustainability and ethics

Sustainability and ethics In today’s ultra-connected, ultra-” informed” world, catchphrases and “movements” are everywhere we turn.  For the top handful of causes, few have the same reach, impact, or divisiveness as climate change.  In the automotive industry, the push towards more environmentally friendly products has been obvious and enforced for some time.  One relatively recent […]

Types of Vegan Leather

Vegan leather is a rather loose, marketing term that seems to be trending right now.  There are many types of vegan leather, which covers any leather-like material with no animal hide in its makeup.  It is also called artificial leather, faux leather, leatherette, or pleather depending on what the marketing departments think will sound best.  […]

Caring for your leather interior

Leather car interiors add a touch of luxury to any vehicle and can last for many years with proper care.  Whether you have a new or an older interior, maintaining your leather seats and upholstery can ensure they look great for the long haul.  This post will cover some ways of caring for your leather […]

Choosing the Right Leather for Your Car’s Retrim

So you’ve made up your mind and decided that you definitely want leather for your upcoming retrim. When it comes to retrimming your car’s interior, leather is a popular and luxurious choice. However, not all leather is created equal, and understanding the differences is crucial for choosing the right leather for your car’s retrim. In […]

Evolution of automotive carpets

Carpeting in cars serves multiple purposes, providing comfort, sound absorption, and a polished appearance. While the differences between carpets may seem negligible at first glance, understanding the various options available can help you make an informed decision. Let’s explore the evolution of automotive carpets and examine the variations in materials and manufacturing techniques. A Historical […]

Noise, vibration, and harshness

Noise, vibration, and harshness, referred to as NVH, are factors that greatly influence the comfort and quality of a vehicle.  NVH refers to the sound, vibration, and harshness that a driver and passengers experience while driving a car.  It refers to the entire range of vibration perception, from feeling to hearing.  It is caused by […]

Musical soundtrack

A large part of enjoying your ride out on the road is sharing the fun with friends and family.  Much like your favourite movie, the musical soundtrack accompanying the journey is a vital part of the experience.  To create the perfect soundtrack, you’ll need a method to bring the music into your car.  Crafting the […]