Archive for Car Maintenance

Why Car Detailing is Worth the Investment

Having your car professionally detailed might feel—and look—like an indulgence, but more and more automotive experts consider this a necessary and beneficial part of your maintenance schedule. When done regularly, car detailing keeps your vehicle cleaner, maintains its resale value, and even promotes better health. If you’re on the fence about whether or not that detail is worth the money, consider these benefits.

  • Resale Value:
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How a Car Wash Can Prevent Paint Scratches

Most people know that a car wash is a great way to get rid of visible dirt and make your vehicle shine, but did you also know that it can also reduce the likelihood of scratches in your paint job? When washed regularly using the right tools, your car can look its best and maintain its value for years to come. Here’s how.

Lingering Dirt

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5 Most Important Times to Detail

Most car experts agree that full auto detailing should be done about two to three times a year (similar to how often you get your oil changed), but this number can vary depending on what your car is used for and how often you’re in it. If you’re on the fence about getting your car detailed, we suggest you consider these five situations when a … Read more...

How to Limit Interior Wear and Tear

If you’re anything like most drivers, you do a lot of living in your car. From your daily commute and running errands to kids’ activities and family road trips, it’s easy to put a lot of miles—and a lot of time—on your car.

While regular car washes and interior detailing can go a long way in making sure your car looks its best (and keep … Read more...

How to Clean Tinted Car Windows

Tinted car windows are great at ensuring your privacy, reducing glare while you drive, and keeping UV damage from fading your interior, but they also come with a few extra cleaning steps. If your tinted windows are a part of the car itself (provided by the manufacturer and built into the glass), then you can clean them much the same way you would any other … Read more...

Remove Pet Hair from Your Car Upholstery in 3 Easy Steps

Nothing clings to car upholstery quite like pet hair. Whether you’re dealing with clumps of hair from a Labrador during shedding season or the short, wiry hair of a terrier who doesn’t like to sit still in transit, your pet’s unique coat and habits can turn even the nicest interior into a fur factory.

Because pet hair tends to work into the nooks and crannies … Read more...

When to Hand Wash Your Car – Automatic vs. DIY

There are cases to be made for the benefits of both the automatic car wash and a more hands-on approach (achieved either at home or in a car wash bay). For example, when you’re in a hurry and need a quick clean that doesn’t require you to exit the vehicle, a quick stop by the automatic car wash is your best bet. However, when you’re … Read more...

Dos and Don’ts at the Car Wash

When you’re at the car wash, safety, efficiency, and a sparkling-clean finish should be your top three goals. To help you accomplish this, we’ve pulled together a list of car wash dos and don’ts that will make your next visit the best it can be.

Things to Do at the Car Wash

  • Dress Appropriately: We know this sounds like a pretty unimportant step, but if
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Reaching those Hard-to-Clean Areas in Your Car

No matter how many times you take your car through the car wash or vacuum out the interior, there are going to be those tricky, hard-to-reach areas doing their best to slow you down. A single car has an average of 30,000 different parts, so it’s no wonder that a few of them are more difficult to clean than others.

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How to Get In (and Out) of the Car Wash Quickly

If you’re in a hurry and want a quick clean that will leave your car shining, then a trip through the car wash is the perfect solution. With these tips and tricks for both self-serve car wash bays and automated washes, you’ll be in, out, and on your way in no time!

Self-Serve Car Wash

A self-serve car wash will probably cost you less than … Read more...