Turtle Wax ICE – Protect your car with new and improved formula products #TurtleWaxIce

Turtle Wax ICE – Protect your car with new and improved formula products #TurtleWaxIce

Turtle Wax ICE has upgraded their already effective car care wax product to include a wash and interior detailer.  I can’t say enough good about this product. Check out our video review here.

If you’re like me, you always want your vehicles to look their best, inside and out.  This means regular washing, waxing, and cleaning of all accessible surfaces.  Some will think I’m crazy, but I actually enjoy breaking out the pail and sponge to give my vehicles the TLC they need.  With the new Turtle Wax Ice product, you now have a wash, wax, and interior detailer available to help you give your car a high quality cleaning, with great looking results.

First there’s the Car Wash product.  It’s a concentrated mix that foams up nicely, does a good job of cleaning the surface, rinses off easily, and leaves behind a nice bright shine.

Now we all know that nothing beats a good hand wax to really bring out your vehicle’s look.  The problem is that while most waxes go on fairly easily, they usually require significant amounts of effort to remove.  Thanks to the folks at Turtle Wax ICE this problem may be a thing of the past.  The ICE wax is a clear liquid that you spray on, massage in, and wipe off.  It’s very easy to use, and leaves behind a beautiful shine.

Once you’ve gotten your exterior looking good, you need to complete the job and clean up the interior.  For this the folks at Turtle Wax ICE recommend the spray on interior detailer.  This product can be applied by using a clean cloth, or my favorite, an old athletic sock, or sprayed directly on the surface.  Unlike some products the liquid does not behind a greasy feel or residue.  It goes on clear, and wipes in easily.  You can use it on plastics, metals, leathers, but it is not for glass.

Washing your vehicles is just an important maintenance component as changing your oil.  With the new Turtle Wax ICE line you’ll be able to keep your car looking great with less effort, leaving more time to enjoy the summer sun!



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Going Further with Ford, Part I #GoFurther

Going Further with Ford, Part I #GoFurther

Up until fairly recently Ford Motor Company had a very familiar slogan: “Have you driven a Ford lately?” Given all that has happened to the American auto industry in the recent past, it is quite understandable that they would want to re-brand themselves with a new slogan: “Go Further”. Last month I had the pleasure of spending some time at the Dearborn MI headquarters, and I must admit that they truly do seem to desire to go further in all aspects of the automotive development process.

This attitude can be seen at all levels, starting at the top with CEO Bill Ford. Now you would expect that since his name is on the masthead that of course he has a little more than a vested interest in what the company does, but listening to him speak you get the feeling that he truly cares about transportation as a means of life.  As he said, they want to “open the highways to all mankind”.  It has been under his guidance that the culture of the company has changed. They are working hard to establish themselves as a fuel economy leader, and also a technology leader. Vehicles such as the Focus Electric and the 2013 Ford Fusion are prime examples of the direction they are taking.

Did you know that right now there are 7 billion people on earth, and 1 billion cars? By 2050 it is expected that there will be 12 billion people, and 4 billion cars!

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Sustainability has taken a major place in the Ford manufacturing plan. Right now Ford cars are made of 85% recyclable materials, with some models being 100% recyclable. Instrument panels, soundproofing, seat fabrics, roof linings, battery trays, and many other components are directly made from recycled materials. One item which really impressed me was the usage of recycled water bottles to make carpeting. As we walked through the complex there were collection stations placed in every hallway and office. The bottles are collected, processed, and returned as raw material by the same vendor. They are also using renewable materials such as soy based foams for seat cushions, wheat straw fiber reinforced plastics in door panels, and engineered woods for interior trim. They are even looking at biodegradable plastic parts made from sugars for future applications. The responsibility doesn’t stop there though. Ford is incorporating features into their MyFord Touch system to coach the driver to be more efficient in their driving habits. They call the entire process Eco-Psycology. I have to say, they talk the talk, and are walking the walk.

Next, the driving experience.

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Great offer from Turtle Wax Ice

Great offer from Turtle Wax Ice

I use this product on my vehicles, both the liquid wax and the spray detailer.  The product is very easy to apply, and just as easy to remove.  It leaves a beautiful shine that lasts.  Visit the Turtle Wax Ice Facebook page for a $2.00 off coupon towards your next purchase.  You can also enter the Ice & Easy sweepstakes for a chance to win one of 10 Turtle Wax ICE Premium Car Care Prize Packs.

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Taking a family roadtrip? Check those tires before you go!

Taking a family roadtrip? Check those tires before you go!


Summer is fast approaching, and many of us will pack the family into the car and take off on a fun filled journey.  With only half an inch of rubber between you and the road, your tires are a critical component in keeping everyone happy and safe.  Follow these tips from AAA before you hit the open road and keep your trip memorable for all the right reasons. AAA Tire Care 101.

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Delta Children Presents Disney Pixar Cars Twin Bed

Delta Children Presents Disney Pixar Cars Twin Bed

Put the pedal to the metal and race your child away into the world of Cars with the Cars Twin Bed. Decorating both the reversible headboard and footboard [amazon], racing graphics in popping colors feature the films iconic characters, including Lightning McQueen! The sturdy construction is in black wood, and character decals are on reversible boards for your maturing racer. Included guardrails keep him or her securely in the drivers seat throughout the night. For the complete room, this piece pairs perfectly with the Cars 3-Drawer Chest and Cars End Table, making the perfect nightly pit-stop to keep your little racer on track!


  • Reversible headboard for your growing little racer!
  • Sturdy wood construction
  • Easy assembly
  • Follows all United States government safety standards, with nontoxic finish

Product Weight: 95.3 pounds
Product Dimensions(in inches) 42.7 x 22.2 x 2.8


How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. December 18, 2011.

You must comment telling us your families favorite Cars character, please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)

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@DeltaChildren @latenightparent – http://go.lnp.tv/w4sG7r and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

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You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner! Limited to the USA.

Disclaimer: Delta Children is providing the prize for the raffle.

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