CJ Pony Parts' Editorial Standards & Practices
When you’re restoring or modifying a vehicle, you need to know that the information you’re basing your decisions and purchases on is accurate and unbiased. That’s why we want to share with you how we create the content on our resource center.
We take as much pride in the quality of our content as our readers do in their rides. Every piece of content in our resource center goes through a rigorous editorial process. We won’t bore you with every little step, but we work hard to make sure each of our topics includes the following:
When you’re working on a vehicle you love, accuracy matters in just about everything. That’s why we use the most credible and current primary references available, including owner’s manuals, marketing brochures, manufacturers’ websites, reputable industry news publications, and more.
We include a list of sources (with links, if available) at the bottom of each article.
Over time, new information, parts, and website features become available. Existing articles are continuously monitored and updated to make the content more accurate, useful, and engaging.
Expert Advice and Recommendations
Our writers are top-notch researchers, but they also seek input from experts with hands-on experience or in-depth knowledge on certain topics or parts. And since car fanatics tend to be drawn to aftermarket parts suppliers, many of those experts work right here at CJ’s.
We also strive to provide that same level of consideration when it comes to the parts we recommend. We take advantage of internal data, as well as the personal experience of our customers and staff, to include the most relevant, dependable, and high-value product suggestions.
Fact-Checks and Thorough Editing
Every topic is thoroughly vetted, researched, and reviewed before writing even begins. Each piece of content goes through an average of three rounds of revisions with our full-time editor to ensure it’s clear, helpful, and accurate.
During the revision process, facts and information are checked against the primary reference materials. If there are any information gaps or questions, the writer seeks verification from experts before moving on. Articles are reviewed one last time by the editor after they’re published.
Unique, High Quality Images
At CJ’s, we’re lucky to have our own photo department that takes great images of our products, project cars, and customer builds. Thanks to our video team, we can grab screenshots from installations and other videos to use in our how-to guides and articles. We also leverage our collection of customer-submitted photos whenever we can.
Our design team loves using their skills to visually represent information whenever possible. Whether that’s through a gif of a complex mechanical process or a diagram readers can print and reference in their garages.
If we use outside images, they fall under creative commons for commercial use, or they come from car manufacturers’ media centers.
Every piece of content on CJ’s resource center was authored by one of our in-house writers. We don’t outsource or hire freelancers because honestly, we're control freaks. We know we can trust every writer on our staff to uphold our editorial standards.
Each writer also has their own unique voice and background. Some of them have been restoring Mustangs and other vehicles for decades, while others arrived at CJ’s by less direct routes. Their diverse perspectives are a strength of our content, allowing us to tackle topics from a range of experience levels - from weekend wrenchers to seasoned restorers.
You can learn more about our writers by visiting their author bio pages: