Archive for Tires and Wheels

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 Clean and Detail Aluminum Wheels

Most wheels on today’s vehicles are made of an aluminum alloy, which is lightweight, strong, and heat-resistant—all things you want in something you drive on every day. When they’re new or polished, these types of wheels can look very attractive, since they’re also designed to be low-maintenance. However, over time, dirt and debris from the road can cake on and leave your wheels looking dingy. … Read more...

Winter Tire Care Tips

Winter is one of the hardest seasons on a car, and winters here in Salt Lake City can be especially rough on vehicles. Snow, sleet, frost, and freezing temperatures can all work together to damage your car’s exterior, especially in vulnerable areas like the rubber of your tires. Although parking in a garage or under covered parking can go a long way in reducing the … Read more...

Getting Your Kids Involved at the Car Wash

Teach kids proper car washing techniquesAlmost everyone has fond childhood memories of washing a car. Whether you remember standing in your front yard with a hose, a bucket, and sign informing passersby of your great deal on a car wash, or if you were permitted to scoot up to the front seat while the car whizzed through the automatic wash, chances are you and the family car had some good … Read more...

Tire Washing Tips

Tire washing tips -- deep clean tires, wheels and rimsTires might not be the flashiest or more exciting part of your car, but that doesn’t mean you can ignore their maintenance and care. The next time you’re at the car wash, spend a few extra minutes focusing on your tires, and you’ll be surprised how much better your vehicle look and drives.

Deep Cleaning the Tires

Your tires are in constant contact with the … Read more...

The Best Way to Clean Your Car’s Hard-to-Reach Places

When it comes to washing your car, it’s not the dirt you can see that’s the problem…it’s the dirt you can’t see. Whether you look inside or out, vehicles are filled with hundreds of tiny nooks and crannies, many of which become home to dirt, rocks, food particles, and worse.

Those hard-to-reach places might be a little bit more difficult to clean, but they aren’t … Read more...

Winterizing Your Car’s Exterior

Most people know how important it is to winterize car engines and tires—checking things like antifreeze levels and making sure those snow tires are ready for another year of navigating the slippery roads—but it’s equally important to get your car’s exterior ready for the winter.

As soon as the weather starts to turn and there’s a frost in the air, it’s a good time to … Read more...

DIY Tire Detailing

Wheels and tires are one of the most often overlooked parts of the car when it comes to detailing. Most of the focus for cleaning is on the body, windows, and interior, since these are the parts we come into the most contact with.

However, no matter how shiny the rest of your vehicle, it will never look showroom polished without a little attention to … Read more...