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Aug 17 2017

How To Restore and Shine Car Plastic and Rubber Exterior Trim

Why do car exterior plastics fade? Plastic and rubber trim on car exteriors are prone to fading and even cracking, and let’s face it, it looks pretty awful when that happens! So why does car trim fade? There are several reasons, and here are a few: Damaging UV rays from sunlight Regularly washing the car […]

Aug 17 2017

Chipex Racing 2015

Find about all of the races, events and triathlons our CEO took on in 2015… Country to Capital 45 Mile Ultra Marathon – January 2015 A double length marathon to kick off the New Year! The Country to Capital starts of near Wendover and takes you on a cross country route that eventually joins up […]

Aug 17 2017

How To De-Mist Your Car’s Windscreen Quickly

As Autumn deepens, rains become more frequent and the temperature starts to drop as we inevitably head towards wintertime. With the cold and damp comes an annoyance for drivers; a misted-up windscreen. Yes, it’s surprising how something so seemingly inconsequential can exasperate us so much! Jump in your car ready, already late for work, and […]

Aug 17 2017

How to clean, protect and add longevity to your car’s leather seats

I hate it when this happens. You see a car for sale on the web within your price bracket. Checking the description, it all looks great. There’s plenty of service history, a long MOT to run, and the previous ones to go with it, plus a folder full of receipts. As you flick through the […]

Aug 17 2017

Should You Fit Different Tyres For Winter?

Let’s face it, the past couple of winters in the UK consisted of mainly overcast, slightly chilly and rainy/sleeting days with the occasional short-lived flurry of snow. Heck, even the weather casters couldn’t do the whole massive over-hype reports, because there simply wasn’t anything to hype! For those who paid to have winter tyres fitted, […]

Aug 17 2017

How To Look After Your Car’s Paint Chip Repairs

The Chipex paint chip repair system is a brilliant one. It is quick, simple and easy to use, and highly cost-effective in comparison to other chip repair systems too. Your car’s bumper, bonnet and front wings can go from looking ugly from a road rash of stone chips, to looking sleek and fresh once more, […]

Aug 17 2017

Merry Chipmas! Our Christmas opening hours

With Christmas fast approaching, we wanted to let everyone know when we would be off enjoying our Christmas holidays. Our paint shop team do brilliant work all year round, so it’s only fair that they deserve a little bit of time off over the festive period (don’t we all?!) For that reason, our paint shop will […]

Aug 17 2017

Eight cool & handy car gadgets for winter

The car is much like a mobile extension of our house or office. It’s a place to work from on a laptop pinching the nearest shop’s wifi connection while huddled over a takeout coffee and croissant. It’s a place to socialise with your best mates as you head out of town on a short break. […]

Aug 17 2017

Choosing the Best Car Pressure Washer For Your Budget

No matter the time of year, having your own car pressure washer can be a handy piece of kit to own. If you live in the countryside, cars get especially dirty from mud off the fields, which then turns to heavy dust or muck when the rain comes. Each journey can leave your car filthy, […]

Aug 16 2017

Five Ultimate Gifts for the Car Lover

If a friend, your other half or a family member are really into their motors, and you’re stuck for buying them a present for whatever occasion, then look no further, because this guide is designed to covered exactly that – and for a range of budgets too – with our five awesome gifts for the […]

Aug 16 2017

Custom Car Paintwork – A Personal Choice

Personalising your car is just that – you’re making it fit your personality. Owner go to great lengths to take their motor from characterless to conspicuous, and in many different ways, including engine tuning, overhauling the interior and fitting a ground-shaking sound system. But it’s guaranteed that if there’s one thing to make your car […]

Aug 16 2017

9 Hugely Exciting & Inspiring Motoring Videos

For most, our everyday lives consist of a dull commute to work on overloaded roads, crushed in with stressed, bored drivers who want to be anywhere but there. On a weekend, the we’re lucky if we can escape the rat-run and take a blast down a country road or two, but even then we’re always […]

Aug 16 2017

Perfect for Petrolheads; 9 Cool Videos Featuring Pagani Hypercars

Italian manufacturer Pagani build the most sought-after supercars – no, sorry, hypercars – on the market today. They’re also incredibly rare, and even in the depths of London during ‘supercar season’ – as it’s known – while dozens of Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Rolls Royce cars strut their stuff, a Pagani is scarcely seen. Exquisitely finished […]

Aug 16 2017

Perfect for Petrolheads; 10 Videos Featuring Koenigsegg Hypercars

What were you doing at the age of 22? Probably the normal stuff most of us do, right? Working to earn enough to go on holiday a couple of times a year, buying the occasional car or motorbike, hating every day at your sucky job, perhaps. In 1994, and at that same age, Christian von […]

Aug 16 2017

Perfect for Petrolheads: 10 videos featuring Ferrari supercars

Ferrari. Possibly one of the world’s most well-known brands, and a manufacturer name synonymous with red supercars, Formula 1 racing and producing huge amounts of merchandise – a lot of it tacky. Whether they can afford one or not, Ferrari’s worldwide army of utterly devoted fans worship the prancing horse symbol to the point of […]

Aug 16 2017

Perfect for Petrolheads: 9 videos featuring Lamborghini supercars

Ferruccio Lamborghini was rich and powerful, making his wealth from a tractor factory established just after World War II. In the early 1960s, Ferruccio approached Ferrari and asked them to build him a special car, but they refused, stating they already sold those, and he could choose one of the models they already built. Bad […]

Aug 16 2017

Perfect for Petrolheads: 9 videos featuring Porsche Sports & Supercars

Porsche. To many this iconic name immediately springs to mind a few things; curvaceous body designs, bombproof German engineering, a sports car for the masses, rear-mounted Boxer engines, speed, handling and perhaps the unfortunate image of an eighties yuppie in a red 911 Cabriolet. However you think of Porsche, this is a company with a […]

Aug 16 2017

Perfect for Petrolheads: 9 Great Videos featuring Bentley Motor Cars

W.O. Bentley’s aim was this: “To build a fast car, a good car, the best in its class”, and in 1919 his company Bentley Motors started to do just that. Luxury and performance describe Bentley’s cars perfectly, and they are amongst the most desirable and opulent in the world, something to attain to and reach, a status-symbol, […]

Aug 16 2017

Drive more Safely in Heavy Rain with Chipex Car Screenwash

What is the best screenwash? Traditionally, a car screenwash does one or both of the following; cleans the screen and stops smearing, plus they keep the water in the bottle from freezing over in colder weather. However, there’s now a windscreen washer that does both of those things, as well as stopping water from building […]

Aug 16 2017

The Easy Way to Find your Perfect Paint Chip Repair kit!

We all hate those annoying stone chips on our cars, and it’s especially bad when you like to keep your paintwork looking its best. That dreaded ‘WHACK’ sound as what seems like an entire rock bounces off your bonnet, is maddening and you can almost hear the sound of your wallet emptying its contents, with […]

Aug 16 2017

Perfect for Petrolheads: 8 Great Videos featuring Mercedes-Benz Cars

Mercedes-Benz. The name is amongst the most iconic of any car manufacturer, for good reason; they’ve been making cars for over 130 years and in that time Mercedes-Benz have built many cars that manifest all the soul and passion you could ever want in a motor car. Sure, they’ve been through rough patches and sold cars that […]

Aug 15 2017

A guide to preparing your car for winter

If you’re reading this article and thinking “what’s the point in preparing my car for winter?”, then I’m about to point out the answer to that very question, and I’m also going to show you exactly how to do it, and what you’ll need. UK wintertime is harsh on many levels. Over the past few […]

Aug 15 2017

Winter Safety Essentials to Keep in Your Car

Car stuck in snow With winter fast-approaching, and the temperature already dropping fairly rapidly, it’s a good idea to start getting the gear together that you should keep in your car throughout winter. In the UK, heavy snow can hit unexpectedly and leave drivers either stuck because of no traction, or trapped in queues of […]

Aug 15 2017

We wish you a Merry Chipmas! Dates for Christmas closure and guaranteed delivery before the 25th

With Christmas just around the corner, we wanted to let you know when we’ll be off to enjoy the festive period. We want to ensure that you get your Chipex products in time for Christmas, so you can give Chipex as a gift or ensure your own vehicle looks great when you’re travelling to see […]