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Currently electric and hybrid vehicles make up about 2% of the auto market in the United States. Vehicle registration prices are always increasing. Gas prices are not decreasing. Hawaii is a challenging place to live financially and additional living expenses are always relevant. One of the greatest advantages of living in Hawaii is the continued […]
Hawaii, and Maui specifically, have one of the highest rates of electric vehicle adoption in the United States, if not the world. According to Wikipedia, California is a bit ahead of Hawaii in the the electric car ownership rate. However, Maui has a significantly higher truck owner percentage that almost anywhere in the country. Thus, […]
While your car takes a vacation to the autobody shop for repairs, it is a good time to self refuel and try the local cafes that beautiful Maui has to offer! We have included the three best coffee shops in Maui all across the island if you are feeling particularly adventurous: from Lahaina to Kula. […]
If you have been in Hawaii, hearing pidgin is inevitable. This article will not try to teach the reader pidgin, which would be a long process. This article aims to focus on area-specific or island-specific pidgin. Different parts of Hawaii, use different pidgin words and phrases. As someone who is from and residing in Maui, […]
For many visitors to the islands, it is a bit difficult to figure out how to drive here. Even though I was born and raised on Maui, I lived in California for over 15 years. When I moved back over a year ago, it was difficult adjusting to the driving culture. The purpose of this […]
Maui is known for its strong trade winds as well as monster surf, and these two ingredients are not friendly towards our cars. In today’s blog post, I will go over how to avoid salt damage to your car. I’ll also point out some of Maui’s more salt prone areas. Have you ever been driving […]
We all have that dreaded feeling of parking somewhere and returning to our vehicle with a fresh door ding. No note or a phone number left, just a transaction between two car doors saying hello. In today’s post, I will go over some of my techniques that have helped keep my car from getting beat […]
Who doesn’t love walking up to and driving a clean car? But are you washing your car in a way that is actually hurting it? In today’s post, I’ll be sharing 8 tips to keep your car looking new and fresh for as long as possible. This article is the third and final article of […]
This article is the second article of a series. The first article can be found below. https://mtoguchibodyshop.com/keeping-your-car-clean-in-hawaii-part-1/ Prevention from Damage Mats and Liners: For the interior of your vehicle I recommend aftermarket mats and liners. As stated earlier, the interiors of most vehicles do not considers Hawaii’s unique conditions. A few hundred dollar can save […]
I have lived in both California and Hawaii for the majority of my life. As a teenager I worked for a mobile detailing service, where we focused on luxury vehicles. As a young adult I detailed vehicles in California in my own business during college. While auto detailing information exist in abundance, in Hawaii we […]
Check out this video paint prep and live to refinish work. This video was filmed and edited by Hoku Vasconcellos. Hoku is a talented Refinishing Technicians on our team. Let us know if you like it in the comments.
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