Subaru Impreza

Miranda brought me her Subaru Impreza with the plans of a having a wash and wax, stereo and speaker upgrade, and fog lamp replacement. I started with the stereo and speaker upgrade and replaced the factory stereo with a Pioneer stereo and the factory speakers with Pioneer speakers. The quality bump was simply amazing and the music can finally be heard with the windows down.

Then on to the fog lights. The previous owner of the car had installed aftermarket sealed beams for fog lamps with custom brackets and aftermarket power harness. The one bulb had burned out and once I removed the bumper and saw the custom brackets, I knew that removing the aftermarket parts was the way to go. I managed to pick up used OEM parts and it was refreshing to have the factory fit and finish and function.

Miranda is family and one thing I know about her is that she never washes her cars. She bought the car two years ago and it has never been washed. I also am a horrible Christmas gift shopper so I took this time to upgrade her Wash and Wax to include a quick polish. It definitely brought the metallic grey back to life! Of course, I finished it off with Optimum Car Wax and Opti-Seal for five months of protection.

Subaru Impreza STI

Logan reached out to me about the interior and engine bay of his 2004 Subaru STI since it was going into storage for the Winter. He wanted them to look as new as possible and I was happy to oblige. The beautiful blue alcantara seats needed a slight refresh and his carpets had some hair from his new dog. So the carpets got a deep cleaning and the seats were cleaned with Optimum's Carpet and Fabric Cleaner and Protectant, which is safe for use on Alcantara.

The engine bay wasn't filthy by usual standards but still needed a cleaning. A lot of textured surfaces in bays are prone to dirt and can be hard to clean. Using Optimum's Power Clean, a soft brush, and a steam cleaner made easy work of all the surfaces. Once all the surfaces were clean, they were dressed/sealed with Optimum's Opti-Seal.

Definitely a night a day difference!