Is “detailing” different from a car wash? Why should I get it done?

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Yes! Detailing is different from a regular car wash. While running your car through a car wash can certainly have it looking clean, and these days some automated washes even offer wax treatments, a thorough detailing will go far beyond this. A traditional detail treatment cleans your car inside and out, and pats much closer attention to the details, from brake calipers and lug nuts to the smallest plastic, rubber, and metal accents. Don’t get us wrong- if you’ve got a hot date tonight and only have half an hour to spare, run by that drive-thru car wash and spiff up your ride. For real deep clean, though, that will have your car feeling just like new, a thorough detailing at least a few times a year is the only way to go.

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3 Tips to Finding the Perfect Auto Repair Shop

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Unless you were the type who sought out old cars to work on when you are younger, chances are high that the most advanced thing you know about taking care of a vehicle is how to pump the gas and maybe check the oil. When you don’t have the tools and expertise to work on an automobile yourself – which a large majority of people don’t – you need to turn to mechanics at an auto repair shop. If you’re worried about scams or other trouble with mechanics, here are three simple tips to help you find the perfect repair shop.

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Tips to Help You Protect Your Automotive Investment

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We all know that cars can cost a lot of money. This is especially true when you have finally got that dream car you’ve wanted for years. That being said, many car owners neglect to take the time to make that investment last as long as possible. So it doesn’t happen to you, here’s a list of 7 tips that you can use to make your automobile last as long as possible.

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About Choosing the Best Tires and Wheels

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There is just one thing between your vehicle and the road and it’s your tires. Think about that for a few seconds. You can have the best car on the planet but it may perform sub-par if it doesn’t have good tires on it.

When it comes to when you have to replace the tires on your car, there are a number of ways to go. First, you may elect to get the exact size and type that came on the vehicle when it was new. Or, you may consider going to a better quality tire or one that improves wet and/or dry handling that’s the same size as the OE tire. Then you might want to do some plus sizing. This means that if you possess a 15-inch wheel, plus one inch would be a 16-inch wheel and plus two would be a 17-inch wheel.

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Caring for a Car’s Leather Interior

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Leather seats are attractive to look at and comfortable to sit in. The big advantage of leather is that when there is hot weather, the seats absorb perspiration whereas other seats trap the perspiration and get sticky. Plus there’s nothing like the smell of a leather seats in a car.

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