Automated Car Wash vs. Hand Washing

When it comes to washing your car, which is the best option? Will you get a better shine by running through the automated car wash, or do you need to hand-wash your vehicle to make it truly memorable? If hand washing is better, do you really need to do it that way every time, or can you supplement with the occasional drive-through?

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How to Remove Water Spots

Few things are worse than going through the entire process of washing and detailing your car only to drive away with water spots scattered all over the finish—especially when they harden and won’t easily wipe away.

What Makes Car Wash Soap So Effective?

There’s no denying it—no matter what kind of DIY car wash products you buy or how hard you try to re-create the car wash experience at home, you can never get that same colorful, foamy soap that’s at the drive-thru car wash. As a result, you can never quite get that same perfect shine at home, either.

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What to Do When Your Car is Too Big for a Drive-Thru Wash

Automatic car washes are designed to handle a variety of vehicle makes, models, and sizes, but that doesn’t mean every single car is going to fit. Large suburbans and trucks, recreational vehicles, and cars with specialty aftermarket upgrades (like oversized tires, spoilers, or even large antennas) are often unable to attach to the automated system.

If you’re used to a quick and easy wash, this … Read more...

Auto Detailing When You Have Kids

We all know the benefits of having your car detailed: you get a showroom-perfect finish on both the inside and the outside. Gone are all the water spots and streaks on the exterior. The windows are clean on both sides. And the interior, which tends to get the most use, has nary a speck of dust to be seen.

How to Tell When Your Car Needs to be Waxed

There are many reasons to regularly wax your car. It looks good, it repels water, and it increases your car value over time. It also protects your paint job and clear coat against environmental damages caused by UV rays, chemicals from the road, dirt/debris, bird droppings, tree sap, and mineral deposits in your local water source, just to name a few. In fact, if you … Read more...

How to Make a Paint Job Look New Again

The fastest way to make a car look new again is to give it a new paint job. Nothing says “right off the lot” quite like that gleaming, perfect polish that always seems to disappear within five hours of hitting the road.

Unfortunately, a brand new coat of paint is likely to cost you anywhere from $500 to $5,000, depending on your vehicle and how … Read more...

Prepping for a Summer Road Trip

Nothing says summer sun and lifelong memories quite like a road trip. As soon as the weather turns mild and school lets out, thousands of families hit the road for a long-distance vacation that’s equal parts relaxation and adventure. And it doesn’t matter if you’re headed directly to a special destination like a theme park or if you plan on seeing where the road takes … Read more...

After Car Detailing Care Guide

Admit it—your car has never looked so good. You just got a full detail done and couldn’t be happier with the way it looks both inside and out. The only trick now is to keep it looking perfect.

After the detail is done and you hit the road, the real work begins. This quick guide to keeping your car in tip-top shape will help you … Read more...

Does Regular Detail Work Increase Car Value?

Buying a car is a big investment these days. With more high-tech and eco-friendly options hitting the market, people are putting out more money for their vehicles in hopes that they’ll be able to drive them for a longer period of time. In fact, the average American now holds onto their car for eighteen months longer than they did ten years ago—a reflection of higher … Read more...