Archive for Cleaning Tips

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...

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...