Thursday, November 15, 2018

NOTORIOUS MOTORSPORTS: We need a little vroom in our lives

I’m slowly setting up my baby to go with it's new paint job. And like any car nut, first on my list was something I don’t really need but its cool so I want it. Walang basgan ng trip - a little vroom vroom. 😄

So on my muffler wish list...

Low bass sound.
Not so intense that I end up with a migraine. 
I can still hear Justin Bieber on my speakers.
Would make me feel like a race car driver because let's face it, that's the whole point.

There’s a ton of brands out there but a quick internet search landed me on a 5zigen chambered muffler which was in stock at this shop called Notorious Motorsports in Sucat. I know, cool name. Shot them an inquiry through Facebook messenger and quickly got a comprehensive response about their services with price list. Needless to say, I was there the next day. I'm a sucker for good customer service. 

Friday, October 12, 2018

Autophilia Detailing & Paintworks: Making a car girl's dream come true

Ever since I got Ace (my 2001 Honda Accord) 7 years ago, the first thing I ever wanted to do was bring him in for a paint job. The stock "mist silver" doesn't really scream awesomeness so a repaint was first on my list.

But... every time I try to bring him in something always gives out. Suspension, cooling system, you name it. But the worst of all, was a complete engine overhaul. So needless to say my dream paint job kept on getting pushed back, and pushed back, and pushed back. Frustrating to watch it's paint and body die a very slow death.

After a dozen inquiries, 8 paint job quotes and 7 years of waiting... my stars have finally aligned. Ace was finally "confined" at Autophilia Detailing and Paintworks in Cubao QC.

One of the reasons it took so long for me to have him done is because I am so picky when it comes to choosing the right paint shop. I want excellent quality and decent customer service. I sound like a stiff but it's true. LOL. When it comes to my car, I don't mind waiting in line as long as I am dealing with a nice person who knows what he's talking about and I'm certain the job will be flawless. This is what I felt when I talked to Mark, owner of Autophilia. He gave me a play by play on what needs to be done to the car, and told me right off the bat that they do not rush their projects. THAT was music to my ears. So Ace is finally in.