About One Stop Shine Auto
One Stop Shine Auto is an “As Seen on TV” cleaning spray that claims to restore your vehicle from inside out, including bringing out the luster in alloy wheels, restoring discolored molding and sun bleached dashboards, bringing faded upholstery back to life, and reviving worn out door panels. As a self-proclaimed “all-in-one waterless miracle,” One Stop Shine Auto even claims to be the only product you’ll need to restore your vehicle back to showroom-new condition.
In order to accomplish this, One Stop Shine Auto’s waterless formula is claimed to be quick and easy to use, and its high-tech polymers clean and protect with just one wipe, without leaving any oily residue.
One Stop Shine Auto Pricing & Refund Policy
One bottle of One Stop Shine Auto is priced at $10 plus $6.99 S&H. However, you’ll be able to order a second bottle for an additional $6.99 S&H, which will bring your total to $23.98.
With your order, the product’s promo video claims that you’ll also receive a bottle of One Stop Shine windshield protection fluid.
Important note: The box for ordering a second bottle is automatically checked. As such, if you only want one bottle of One Stop Shine Auto, be sure to uncheck this box.
One Stop Shine Auto comes with a 60-day refund policy, less S&H charges (more about this in the following section). In order to initiate a refund, you’ll need to contact customer service at 973-287-5166.
Can One Stop Shine Auto Really Help You Restore You Car?
According to the One Stop Shine Auto commercial, this restorative spray can add hundreds or even thousands of dollars to the value of your car. But is this really the case? Perhaps, but keep the following in mind:
Price to Value Ratio
Although the One Stop Shine website shows vehicles that appear to have been transformed using the product, based on its low price and lack of an ingredients list, we’d have to wonder if it’s safe for consistent, long-term use, and whether or not it will build up on your car and eventually need to be removed, similar to some types of wax.
Waterless? Polymers? What?
Waterless simply means that One Stop Shine Auto doesn’t require water in order to clean your car, like a traditional soap-based solution would.
However, the polymer that One Stop Shine Auto claims to use is a little bit harder to pin down. This is because, in general, a polymer is simply a “large molecule composed of many subunits.” In other words, without any additional information, there’s no way of knowing exactly what kind of polymer One Stop Shine Auto contains, although it’s most likely related to it’s shining properties.
No Consumer Reviews
Unfortunately, there were no online customer reviews available at the time of our research that could be used to answer to these questions, as One Stop Shine Auto appears to be a very new product (URL registered June 2014).
However, One Stop Shine Auto is manufactured by Tristar Products based out of Fairfield, NJ, who also makes numerous other ASOTV products such as ClearTV, Perfecter Fusion Styler, and Flex-Able Hose. The company holds a C- rating with the Better Business Bureau based on 930 closed complaints (as of 10/19/14), which, in conjunction with several hundred HighYa reviews for the products mentioned above, appear to primarily reference products that don’t work as advertised and/or are of poor quality (e.g. break or stop working after a short period of time), difficulties obtaining refunds, and poor customer service (e.g. numerous upsells during phone calls, representatives unable to answer product questions, etc.).
In the world of car shine products, waterless options are a dime a dozen. In fact, you’ll probably find a decent selection of them at your local big box or auto parts store. And without a list of ingredients or other detailed information, it’s impossible to say what would set One Stop Shine Auto apart from the competition.
On top of this, if you’re dissatisfied with a product purchased locally, you can return it without having to worry about paying excessive S&H charges or waiting to receive your refund.
Steep S&H Charges
As we mentioned in our ASOTV Buying Tips article, many of these types of products come with high, non-refundable S&H charges, and One Stop Shine Auto appears to be no different.
To put this in perspective, if you order the second bottle of One Stop Shine Auto, you’ll pay $13.98 in S&H charges, which is 40% higher than the cost of the product itself. And if you’re dissatisfied and decide to process a refund, you’ll be responsible for return S&H back to the manufacturer. Ultimately, this means you could spend almost twice as much in S&H charges than you’ll receive as a refund.
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Consider One Stop Shine Auto’s lack of ingredients list and high S&H charges, you’ll probably want to explore additional car cleaning options from local retailers before placing your order.