Saturday, March 21, 2009

Car Wash and Wax Tips

It is a proven fact that the better your car looks the higher the value you will get at resale or trade-in. Proper car care to include washing, waxing, and polishing will not only make your car look its best, but will help retain its value and make it last longer. For the purpose of this article we questioned numerous detailing experts and other similar professionals as to what works best. Here are their best car care recommendations:

Start by using a garage or shaded area. The hot sun will make proper car care and cleaning hard, if not impossible and could be detrimental to your car's finish. Next thoroughly wet down the car. This will remove dirt and road debris which will cause scratches if you skip this step and start using a sponge and soap on the car. If it is a hot day, be sure to routinely wet the car so it does not dry suds or cleaning chemicals on it.

Next use a car wash solution, don't use general purpose detergents and cleaners that were never meant for car care and car washing. A car wash solution will not dry out your paint or strip and possibly remove protective coatings. A long armed, soft bristled wash brush will greatly reduce the time it takes to thoroughly clean your car. It will also make it easier on your back and muscles. A good quality brush can be cheaply obtained at Walmart for about $10-$15 - buy one, you will be glad you did. When you have finished washing the whole car, use a chamois to dry off your car. A chamois will remove water quickly and not leave lint which terry cloths are prone to do. Routinely washing your car will remove things like bird droppings, bugs and industrial fallout which are all detrimental to your car's paint and finish. If there is road tar or stubborn bugs left after washing you should use a bug and tar remover prior to waxing and polishing.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Cool Gifts To Buy For The Car

Why should Christmas be only about buying gifts for humans and pets? Shouldn't the car get some cool accessories to make it the best looking vehicle in the neighborhood? The holidays can be extra special for the car lovers on your list. Thankfully, there are many gifts out there that will make both the car, and the car lover, happy for Christmas or a birthday.

Decals:- Nothing says cool like putting a decal on your car that says the make of the car, or some obscure Chinese character that you don't know the meaning of. While those types of decals are lame, you can find an excellent decal to match your car and your personality at most automotive shops.

Satellite Radio:- Gone are the days of trying to find a station that does not have static when you are on a cross-country drive. Now, with the advent of satellite radio, you can listen to any station, anywhere in the world. All you have to do is plug the satellite radio into your car's lighter to enjoy the music and specialty channels it has to offer.

Security system:- There are many security systems out there that can keep a car lover's car safe. You can buy the usual car alarm that are a dime a dozen these days, or you can go the extra mile and get a remote starter with it. There are even security systems these days that allow you to monitor where your car is, get alerts if it breaks the speed limit or if it is stolen. You can even shut down the car and lock the doors if you find out it is stolen.

Inside accessories:- Why not buy the car lover a specialty steering wheel they have been looking at, or maybe a gear shift with a skull on it for the more adventurous car owner. There are also custom pedals, mats and dash board accessories that can be put in the car.

Rims:- You have seen them, car rims that spin after you have stopped the car. They serve no useful purpose except to impress those around you. For the amount you will have to spend for them, people better be impressed!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Importance Of A Car Cover

Some people think that they do not need a car cover as they always keep their car garaged.You may need to buy a car cover even if your car is in the garage most of the time.In this article i will try to explain you benefits of a car cover.

Car cover prevents your car from bird poop which can damage the paint of your car.Car cover can protect your car from damaging rays of sun.Some people park their cars under the tree to protect it from sun rays but you can not protect your car from buds,sticks and leaves which fall from trees.A cover can also protects your car from people who wants to peep in side your car.A high quality car cover protects your car from rain,dirt,mud,snow,ice and pollution.

There are some things which should be taken in account while buying a high quality car cover.The material also plays an important role in durability of the cover.The material of your car cover should be water repellent,washable and tough.A good car cover should have four layered material.Good covers come with side mirror pockets.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Can Your Car Run on Water and Gas?

There is a lot of talk about finding an alternative gas fuel solution so the question was asked, "Can your car run on water?" The answer is provided here in this article. However, the article alone won't do this justice so you can get a condensed review on this water fuel conversion by doing your own research or using the review website that we went to in our search for answers.

Water for fuel Review

The water for fuel review that was researched covered all the benefits of running a car on water, how it worked and what parts are needed. I really loved the part about how much money I would save on buying gas at the pump.

Water for gas

OK, so you still are not convinced. I don't blame you. I, too, was skeptical until I visually saw how the process worked by watching a video presentation that this review website provided. I watched in amazement as the process unfolded. Whoever thought about his is a genius. Water for gas could be my solution for running a more efficient car, spending less time at the gas pump and getting back some dollars from Uncle Sam. It sounded good so far.

Free information to run car on water

I was offered free information to run car on water that I downloaded and read. It added some more gas saving tips, explained more benefits of running my car on water and gave me instructions on how I could run my car on water. I was able to understand that 80% of the gas we put into our car goes out into the environment as pollution and all we use is the other 20%. If I was to run my car on water and gasoline, which is how the process works, I would use more gasoline and save more money.