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No matter whether you are getting ready for a date, taking your friend out to lunch, or it is just your week for carpool, having a clean car is essential. Believe it or not, the condition of your car can even affect what your boss thinks of you! It is worth taking a few extra minutes out of your Saturday morning to do a little deep clean car detailing. Depending on how long it has been since the last deep cleaning, it may seem like a daunting task, but here are a few tips and tricks to using some nonconventional cleaning products when detailing a car.

Our vehicles are constantly exposed to the elements. The detrimental effects may vary, but probably the number one result from exposure is RUST.

Preventing rust is practically impossible. Even vehicles with aluminum or fiberglass bodies have iron and steel components, and rust likes to eat away at exposed iron and steel.

If you really want everyone to know your personality, a custom car paint job will tell it all. Whether you’re an All American flag waving freedom lover, a Sci-Fi thrill loving junkie, or an old school geek, you can let everyone in traffic know what your passion is. Of course, not all paint jobs are equal. Earl Scheib might be able to paint any car for $100, but they aren’t going to give you this kind of professional customization found on these custom auto paint jobs. Here are 10 works of art that we absolutely love!

Cars are an extension of our personality. We add little things like bumper stickers to show our attitude or promote causes we believe in, and big things like lift kits or spoke rims to make our cars stand out. Many times, your car is the first impression, as friends, family, and businesses and workplaces see you pull into their drive. Some of these aftermarket car modifications add value to your car, while others may make your car less marketable. While painting and detailing your ride with your favorite sports team’s colors and logos will certainly tell the story about you, it may be harder to sell the vehicle later. Other aftermarket parts increase the value and help you get more moolah at trade-in or sales time. Here are a few changes that owners can make that will help not only make your car more comfortable, but also increase resale value.

An often overlooked aspect of dealerships is the business platform that they use. Car dealerships come in one of two varieties, franchise and independent. Franchises are dealerships that sell cars for a specific manufacturer. This is like going to an Apple Store to buy an iPhone. Independent dealerships can sell cars from any manufacturer through a contract with the automobile manufacturer. This is akin to buying that iPhone from Best Buy or Radio Shack. Franchises and Independent dealership business models vary in a number of ways. Backed by The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association, as well as state organizations like the Virginia Independent Automobile Dealers Association, independent dealers are well trained, and well equipped to provide great service at a great price.

"The staff and service was professional and prompt. I have recommended your sales and service to a friend. Now he is purchasing a new vehicle."

Curtis

"Best dealership I have ever dealt with. Hard to find people you can trust and believe in these days. I would gladly recommend these guys to all my friends and family."

Jtstallings

"For the second time, I am very pleased with the purchase I made from Mike Duman Auto Sales in Suffolk. I purchased a Buick Lucerne, clean inside and with all the amenities that I was searching for."

Cocoathang

"Great experience for me! Especially being I was buying my first car and the person that helped me was great! I enjoyed dealing with him!”

Tyrone Muldrow

"I got the exact color and car I wanted. The business transaction was easy and it didn't take long. Everyone was friendly. I am extremely satisfied and enjoying my new car."

CherryRed14

"The service was great, quick and very efficient. The staff was very courteous and friendly. The new renovation goes with the different positive personalities. Team, keep up the good work."

Angel

"Awesome as always! I will always shop for a new car at Mike's. My dealer was great. Mr. Barnes has always worked out a great deal for my family. Great dealership!"

Zenobia

"Just bought 3rd vehicle from the Du-man. Great staff that are always helpful. Thanks so much to John Ducote for your help in getting our "new" truck!"

jojo b

"The employees at Mike Duman have excellent customer service and they're also extremely honest."

nautyca

"I had a great car buying experience at Mike Duman. Purchasing a 2012 Hyundai Elantra, I got a great deal and Mervis Knight was the best Car salesman."

Regina Britt

"I had my head liner replaced which was under warranty. It took a considerably long time frame for the dealership to get the replacement head liner in. Once it was in, the actual replacement was done in a timely manner and looks great!"

Alice

"I brought a car here 2 weeks ago and the whole experience was great. I came from Virginia Beach because a family friend recommended me to buy my car here. My sales person was Mervis Knight. He was professional and helped me get a great deal on my car. Thanks everyone."

Millie Canaan

"I purchased my 2nd Nissan this weekend from Mervis Knight. He once again took the time needed to get me in a vehicle, making the entire experience stress free. Never again will I go to any other dealership. A huge thank you to Mervis, Mr. Duman and the rest of the staff."

LindaC

"This place is everything I needed and more. Trey Freeman was so helpful in finding me the perfect car & deal so I took my sister to him too & she bought a car from him as well. Had my car over a year & a half with no problems at all. Very satisfied."

smg315

"Did not take too long to find the car which suited our needs. Both Trey and Aaron were exceptional at customer service. Will definitely revisit!"

drummerjohnnyd

"I purchased a 2013 Dodge Challenger from Mervis L. Knight, a great salesman that I would recommend at Mike Duman auto Sales in Suffolk Virginia. I would also like to say that I was very satisfied with the kindness and service I received at this dealership."

Ennis C. Rawlings

"This is the first time I purchased a vehicle through a dealership. Mervis Knight was highly recommended. He made this experience easy with no pressure. I'll be spreading the word to all my friends and family. Thanks again Mervis!!"

BrandonJ2016