There are no shortage of drying towels available. From Walmart to your local auto parts store, all of them claim to be seriously absorbent.
We've tried at least six different options and brands over the last few years, but none of them hold a candle to the Griot's Garage Microfiber Drying Towel.
To date it's the only microfiber drying towel we've tried that can absorb a full car's residual rinse water.
The Griot's Garage Microfiber Drying Towel certainly isn't one of the least expensive options, but this is one of those instances where you truly get what you pay for. Not only that, but our Griot's Garage Microfiber Drying Towel has lasted us many years. We refresh it from time to time with a laundry wash, and it hasn't skipped a beat. Perhaps it's lost some of its absorbency through the years, but not much, and it remains our go-to for a hand dry.
The Griot's Garage Microfiber Drying Towel is the one towel to have -->
Setting up to use the Race Ramps is as straightforward as it looks. With the car in park, slide the Race Ramps underneath the rear (or front) wheels and line up to the best of your ability. Further adjustment after the first attempt is likely, so close is good enough.
With both Race Ramps in place, begin to back up. We typically go about 1' back onto the ramps, put the vehicle in park (+ emergency brake) and hop out to evaluate the trajectory of both wheels.
Even after using the Race Ramps numerous times, we often have to adjust the left/right angle of one or both of the Race Ramps. You want a positive, full placement for both wheels, so even a few degrees adjustment of the Race Ramps is prudent.
So if after evaluating your trajectory adjustment is needed, then let the car coast down off the Race Ramps, and return to the "back" of the ramps and adjust one or both as necessary.
Once the Race Ramps are lined up correctly, pull up the ramps until you sense that the wheels have reached the top of the incline. To make matters foolproof, the Race Ramps have a distinct and sturdy lip at the top. When you bump these you know that you've reached the stopping point.
Note: you'd have to be pulling up the Race Ramps at an inadvisable speed to roll over the lips at the top. Slowly but surely is the way to do it.
Once at the top of the ramps we engage both park and the emergency brake and do what we need to do. As pictured, the under car access is generous. With a creeper we can access about 75% of the underbody, and that's with a low ride height vehicle.
Of course, should you need full access to both ends of the car, then after you've concluded with the front or rear just move the Race Ramps to the opposite end and repeat.
Bonus feature is that the Race Ramps stack easily, and slide along any garage wall for convenient, low profile storage.
The straps at the end of the Race Ramps are ultra convenient for carrying around, and the ramps are surprisingly light weight. Whatever you imagine they weigh, they're probably about 25% of that. Seriously, your grandmother could carry them without issue...
Sturdy, light weight, convenient -- Race Ramps get 5 stars from us. No garage is complete without them!
Use Race Ramps only as directed by the manufacturer and exercise great caution whenever getting under your vehicle.