Archive for Cleaning Tips

How to Clean Your Engine Bay

Even if you take your car through the car wash every week like clockwork and regularly schedule a deep detail to keep the interior looking brand new, there are still places on your car you’re probably missing. The most common of these? The engine bay. With so many mechanical parts and opportunities for things to go wrong, that area under the hood seems like it … Read more...

How to Prep Your Car for Your Detailing Appointment

Making a car detailing appointment is a little like going to the dentist… You know you’re going to leave with a clean, sparkling finish, but what’s expected before your arrival? Just as most dentists prefer that you run a toothbrush over your smile a few minutes prior to your appointment, so too should you spend a little time prepping your car for the cleaning of … Read more...

Winter Maintenance Tips at the Car Wash

The car wash is a great place to take a survey of your vehicle to determine what kind of repairs, upgrades, and maintenance issues need to be taken care of. Because you’re already taking the time to attend to your car, it makes sense to take a quick peek under the hood or check the pressure of your tires. By building in your maintenance schedule … Read more...

Safety at the Car Wash

A car wash might not be as dangerous as a skydiving expedition or NASCAR race, but it’s not without its hazards. Anytime you come into contact with heavy machinery, water, and/or chemicals, it’s a good idea to take a moment and look at all the potential dangers. This is especially true if you have children or pets who will be accompanying you to the car … Read more...

How to Get Rid of Window Spots

One of the best parts about going through a car wash is how clean and shiny your car’s exterior is for days afterward. Every time you get in or out of your vehicle, you’re reminded all over again that a clean, polished car is the best car.

However, if you have water spots on your windows, you might find that a simple drive through the … Read more...

How to Keep an Odor-Free Car

Few things are worse than being trapped in a smelly vehicle for hours at a time. It doesn’t matter where your odors come from—almost anything can cause lingering smells that make your drive a misery. From pets and cigarettes to kids, spills, and even your work as a rideshare driver, the cause isn’t nearly as important as getting rid of it.

Fortunately, odors are rarely … Read more...

How to Clean and Care for Your Child’s Car Seat

Of all the germ-ridden places in your car, the biggest culprits are the keys, the steering wheel, and, if you have kids, the infant or toddler car seat. Nothing gathers crumbs and spills quite like a car seat, especially if you’re a busy parent on the go. French fries wedged in cracks, spoiled milk on the upholstery, and sticky fruit snacks are among the most … Read more...

Do I Need to Clean My Engine at the Car Wash?

Most of us know that regularly washing a car is a good way to keep it in great shape. Few things beat the feeling of driving a perfectly shiny vehicle out the gates, with a fresh coat of wax to keep you looking great for weeks to come.

But what about your engine? There’s no denying that the engine is doing most of the hard … Read more...

5 Must-Have Car Wash Items for Pet Owners

If you travel with a dog, cat, or other furry friend in the backseat of your car, chances are you’ve battled some pet hair in your lifetime. Nothing seems to catch on to upholstery and carpets quite like fur, and when you add things like dirt tracked in on paws or the occasional accident, things can quickly start to get messy.

That’s why we recommend … Read more...

Long-Term Effects of Skipping the Car Wash

There’s no denying that in this day and age, no one seems to have quite enough time to get everything on their to-do list done. We get it—we really do. With kids to chauffer around, meals to plan and cook, and a job to get to, the last thing you want to worry about is washing your car.

However, like taking your children to the … Read more...