Archive for Cleaning Tips – Page 2

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...

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 Important is it to Dry Your Car after a Wash?

If you’ve ever run your car through an automatic car wash or drive-up wash stand, you’ll always find people who are taking the time to dry their vehicles by hand. And for good reason. This step, which might seem like a waste of time, is actually one of the most important ones in the car washing process.

DIY Car Detailing for Beginners

Car detailing can be an overwhelming task if you’ve never done it before. Not only are cars are full of all kinds of mysterious nooks and crannies you don’t want to overlook, but there are so many different products on the market, it can be hard to know where to start.

Ideally, you should have a professional detail done at least twice a year. This … Read more...

Getting Rid of Leaf Stains

Cleaning car leaf stains from your paintMost of us are accustomed to dealing with the biggest car wash challenges—bugs that stick to the bumper and windshield, harsh chemicals kicked up from winter roadways, and sap and pollen falling from trees. However, there’s another unlikely culprit you need to watch out for: leaf stains.

The beautiful autumn foliage might look great as it falls from the trees, but when they land on … Read more...

Why DIY Car Washes are the Best

 Do it yourself  car wash dryingThere’s nothing like good, old-fashioned elbow grease when it comes to getting the most out of your car wash. Although there’s something to be said for automatic car washes, which allow you to get in and out without even exiting your car, nothing will get your vehicle in better condition—and for less money—than a self-serve car wash. Here’s why.

  • Full Cycle on Your Terms: Self-service
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Car Maintenance Checklist You Can Perform at the Car Wash

Check your cars exterior for scratches and dingsRegular car maintenance doesn’t have to be a hassle. By taking ten extra minutes the next time you stop at the car wash, you can combine the task of cleaning your vehicle and making sure everything is in working order. Save time by getting everything done at once and save money by taking care of potential problems before they arise.

Vehicle Exterior

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