The car show season is just around the corner, so it’s time to get ready! You may just be along for the ride, but in the chance you are ready to show that beautiful car of yours, we have some tips to get it ready.

Wash and Detail

First and foremost, get that car of yours all clean and shiny. This includes both the interior and exterior of your vehicle.


Depending on the current condition of your vehicle, it may need to be detailed. When detailing it yourself, some places to focus on are the windows, seats, and dash. Make sure not to forget the trunk as well; it is often opened during a car show.


A good exterior clean will get your car looking much better. Make sure to use a soap designed for cars or a car-safe cleaning mixture, and be gentle. Don’t use abrasive sponges, a simple sponge designed for cars will do the job. Make sure to focus on the tires, rims, and engine compartment. The judges are looking for that perfect car that is so shiny you can see your reflection, so don’t be shy while cleaning it up. A clean car also helps you to identify dents or scratches.


After getting your car nice and clean, it is easy to identify and dents or scratches. It is extremely important to fix those problems before the show.


Dents, no matter how big or small, need to be fixed up. A paintless dent repair is the best route to go to get your car looking brand new. Contact McDowells Specialty Repairs to get a quote on your dent.


Scratches may appear minor, but a car show judge will spot it right off the bat. It is extremely important to get those touched up before the show. A scratch, scrape, or paint chip can be touched up in a matter of hours to get your car looking brand new.

Touch Ups

Last but not least, make sure to do final touch-ups before the show. Another quick wash can never hurt to get it looking shiny and new. Contact McDowells Specialty Repair if you happen to notice any dents, scratches, scrapes, or paint chips, and we will repair it efficiently and effectively. We’re here to help with all of your dent repair, scratch and paint touch-up, and interior face-lift needs!

(208) 378-1530