CAR CARE Caring for and maintaining your car is the most important factor in ensuring that it enjoys a long and healthy life. Some repairs to your car are inevitable as it ages due to regular wear and tear. However, by caring for and maintaining your car properly, many repairs can be minimized or even eliminated altogether. Your car’s external bodywork faces an everyday attack from numerous contaminants such as insect remains, dust and chemicals from the road surface. These contaminants can be [...]
Swirl removal is a very important step in proper surface preparation. A swirled surface will make even the best waxes appear unacceptable, and often leave the user wondering if he chose the wrong type of polish/wax. Swirls are countless clusters of micro scratches usually caused by improper washing and/or drying. They are much easier seen on darker color cars, and when the vehicle is in direct sunlight. Removing Swirls There are two types of products that will remove swirls, Abrasive Compounds: Compounds [...]
When detailing a car, there’s one aspect that often gets overlooked: the glass. And while the glass in your home windows might look the same as the clear stuff in your car, that’s where the similarities end. Commercial glass differs from application to application, and there are even different materials in use in cars’ windshields and side windows. Cleaning automotive glass without damaging it requires the right materials and techniques. Overlook either of these two things, and you’re likely to [...]
Over time, the chemicals in engine coolant can become corrosive. Coolant that looks fresh can actually be causing unseen and expensive cooling system damage. Checking engine coolant condition with an inexpensive tool is easy and can prevent both overheated engines and empty wallets. False
FALSE A tire can be as much as 10 pounds per square inch (psi) low on air pressure and not show any outward signs. Tires will lose about one pound of pressure per month all by themselves. Not only will the correct tire pressure help tires last longer, but it can also save money on fuel costs. Underinflated tires create more rolling resistance, which uses more fuel. Checking tire pressure is easy and only takes a few minutes.