The humble car has seen many technological advances in its time. More recently technologies like GPS, parking cameras, sensors and keyless ignitions have made new cars more luxurious and easy to use than we could have guessed a few decades ago. As technology bounds forward, so does the revolution of in-car technology. It wouldn’t be surprising to most to know that ‘connected’ cars, featuring wireless internet networks, are on the rise. But what exactly can this technology achieve for the driver, other road users and for the car manufacturer?
Hard water spots are usually caused by deposits of minerals like calcium and magnesium that is found in water. After the water falls onto the car, the water eventually evaporates leaving behind mineral deposits in the form of small dots on the surface of your car. It can be particularly noticeable on car windows.
Topics: Car Care
Detailing your car regularly is one of the best ways to keep your car in tip-top condition. It will ensure you look and feel amazing while you’re driving around town and will also be likely to improve the resale value of your car when you finally decide to move on to the latest and greatest model. Not all professional car washing and detailing services are made the same though, so how do you know what to ask for and how much to expect to pay?
Whether you’ve got a new set of wheels that you’re dying to show off on social media, or you’re trying to catch your current duco’s best side for an upcoming sale, there are a few tricks to getting that perfect shot.
It goes without saying - if you’re hoping to sell your car, it pays for it to be in the best condition possible. Whilst that includes making sure it’s safe to drive and roadworthy, it’s also important to make sure that the interior and exterior are shining bright. If you’re really looking to make your car stand out and get the maximum return on your sale, in the quickest time possible, you might like to opt for a professional car wash and detailing service. Many professional car washes have a whole menu of washing and detailing services to choose from, from a basic wash through to full detailing services. Depending on the condition of your car, you’ll likely need a service that covers the inside and outside of the car to ensure it’s shining like a diamond for the photos you’ll need for your ad.
Topics: Car Resale
When it comes to washing your car, one of the most important things to consider is the shampoo or soap that you use to remove the dirt from the surface of the paint. Whilst sometimes you might think a good spray down with water from a hose will remove dirt on its own, washing with a pH neutral soap will ensure that the dirt is lubricated and can easily wash away without causing any damage. Proper lubrication helps to avoid superficial scratches to the duco and maintain a showroom shine for much longer. Be cautious with touch-free and self-serve car washes as they often use more acidic soaps. You’ll find pH neutral shampoos are the product of choice as most professional car washes and are also available at auto retailers, just make sure you read the label.
Everyone loves a game of tetris, but not when it’s 8am on the first morning of your road trip and the kids are running around, eager to arrive at your weekend destination. Oh, and those aren’t tiny tetris blocks that you’re sloting neatly into place, they’re huge heavy bags that you’re trying to jam into the back of your car.
Topics: Road Trip
If you’ve ever seen a car with baked on brake dust you’ll know how unsightly it becomes as the layers of dust build up over time. Not only can brake dust become corrosive if left unattended, but when you do finally clean the brake dust away you can scratch the surface of your rims and even your paintwork by moving the brake dust around if you’re not using the right cleaning products.
You’ve treated your car to a gleaming hand wash, now it’s time to show it off and take to the road for a West Australian getaway.
Whether you have a day, a weekend or a week to explore, get your driving playlist ready for a road trip that will have you feeling like you’re starring in a car commercial. Cruise through country hills, past glistening coastlines, spectacular deserts and enjoy some of our favourite scenic rides and trips out of Perth.
Topics: Road Trip
Have you ever thought about owning your own business and wondered whether you’d be better off starting from scratch or joining a franchise? We explore some of the benefits of owning a franchise compared to starting from square one:
Topics: Franchise Business