Day: April 12, 2021

This $7 wash mitt wiped away my dread of DIY car washing

I pride myself on being an auto-enthusiast who’s far more concerned about how my car performs than how it looks. The motivation to wash and detail my car is only barely there – enough to want to avoid embarrassment when I pull into a parking lot or arrive at a meetup, but only barely. For years, I told myself that adding $10 at a fuel pump to run my car through some brutal automated wash tunnel was good enough.

I was lying to myself. Now that I can happily wash my car properly in about 15 minutes, I’ll never go back.

Chemical Guys Chenille Premium Scratch-Free Microfiber Wash Mitt, Blue, Model Number: MIC811 – amazon.com

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My secret is simple: a chenille wash mitt. You can buy one for less than $10 at any place with an automotive department, but I prefer this $7 Chemical Guys model because

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Nutson’s Weekly Auto News Roundup


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AUTO CENTRAL CHICAGO April 11, 2021 Every Sunday Larry Nutson, The Chicago Car Guy and Executive Producer, with able assistance from senior editor Thom Cannell from The Auto Channel Michigan Bureau, compile The Auto Channel’s
“take” on this past week’s automotive news, condensed into easy to digest news Nuggets.

LEARN MORE: Links to full versions of today’s news nuggets along with a million pages of the past 25 year’s automotive news, articles, reviews and archived stories residing in

The Auto Channel Automotive News Library can be found by just copying and then inserting the main headline into the News Library Search Box.

Want more automotive content than our million plus pages?, TV viewers can watch The Auto Channel-TV Network on Hulu, Google, You Tube and of course TUNA Digital Network and Old Fashioned “Free and Clear” OTA (Over the air)
TV in Boston and South Florida as well as local

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VW teases larger ID.6 electric SUV ahead of auto show debut

VW has yet another round of electric vehicles in the pipeline, and it’s not waiting until the official launch to offer a hint of what to expect. Autoblog says the car maker has teased the ID.6 electric SUV ahead of its debut at the Shanghai auto show beginning April 21. The seven-seat EV will be larger than the ID.4 and will be available in two variants, the ID.6 X and ID.6 Crozz. However, the imagery shows that it won’t be as fanciful as the Roomzz concept from 2019 — VW has dropped the sliding doors in favor of more conventional entryways.

While VW hasn’t officially shared specs, Chinese regulatory leaks have suggested you’ll get the same power as the ID.4. You’ll get 201HP from a rear motor in standard ID.6 trim, and around 302HP for a dual-motor, all wheel driver model.

The company has made clear that the ID.6 X

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