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Tidy Dad's ride for Father's Day

Father's Day is Sunday. For the car-loving Dad, why not put together a kit to help him polish his ride inside and out. Kids, you can add a personalized coupon for free carwashes. Or print one out at While you're there, check out some cool events around the area that you could take Dad to, or take a Father's Day quiz.

1: Vroom Microfiber Towels for washing, drying and detailing are soft and lint-free. You get 12 14-inch square towels to a pack. $7.99 at Target.

2: Armor All Car Wash Concentrate to clean off dirt and grime. $3.47 for a 2-quart bottle at Wal-Mart.

3: Armor All Original Protectant adds shine and protects the interior from damages from exposure to ultraviolet rays. Spray it on your tires after a wash to get the "rich" look. $4.28 at Wal-Mart.

4: Rain-X Weatherbeater 2-in-1 Glass Cleaner + Rain Repellent cleans your windshield, applies a coating on the glass that makes water bead, and improves visibility in the rain. $4.99 at Target.

5 : Vroom 2-in-1 Detail Brush to get to the hard-to-reach spots, like the car stereo buttons and air vents. $2.99 at Target.

6: Microfiber Wash-Dust Palm-Grip System has an adjustable pole to let you wash hard-to-reach places. The mop head is interchangeable (wash or dust) and is detachable to become a handheld cleaner. $9.87 at Wal-Mart.

7: Vroom microfiber chenille sponge to wash down your car. $2.99 at Target.

8: The Absorber Drying Cloth makes it easy to dry your car after a wash. $8 at Target.

9: Put everything in a brightly colored Vroom 8-quart bucket, which can also be used as a dust pan or a trash can. $3.99 at Target.

10: Turtle Wax Ice Liquid Clay Bar is a deep-cleaning finish restorer that gets rid of oxidation, tree sap, scratches and more. $12.99 at Target. Follow it up with Turtle Wash Ice Liquid Polish, which comes with a microfiber towel. $16.37 at Wal-Mart. Pad included.

11: Glade Car Scented Oil can be clipped onto the vent to add fragrance in the car. Stick with the Neutralizer scent to keep the car from smelling like a fruit cart. $3.97 at Wal-Mart.

Tidy Dad's ride for Father's Day 06/12/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 11:23am]
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