There are several parts of our cars that we think about all the time. The tires, the paint, the radio, the gas tank... but how often do you think about the main part you interact with? Because your steering wheel puts up with a lot of abuse, and you might be prematurely ageing it.
It’s that time of year that rolls around again in the blink of an eye. There always seems to be driving to do - to the shopping centre for the hundredth time, to visit the relatives that live on the other side of the city or on a long road trip for a well-deserved break. When you’re travelling so much, how do make sure you keep yourself, your loved ones and other drivers and their passengers safe?
HÄRTE - PAINT PROTECTION You’re probably aware that the clear coat that comes standard with your car when it rolls off the factory line isn’t particularly resistant to scratches and environmental elements. In fact, automotive paint is notoriously soft and easily damaged by bumps to the surface, wayward bird droppings and home-washing mishaps.
If you’ve had your car for a while, you may start to notice small scratches in the paintwork that dull the radiant glow that the paint once had. These small scratches can be caused by washing your car with poor technique, inferior or dirty sponges, harsh brushes at self-service carwashes, drive-through carwashes with flicking straps that aren’t well cared for and can even be caused by birds and cats walking on the car or from driving past bushes and shrubs. The good news is that superficial scratches can often be improved or even avoided with a few simple steps at your local car wash.
Welcome to the Wash Club, a Richmond exclusive service and your ticket to a perfectly clean and gleaming car all year ‘round. Devised to offer a safe, low cost car care option for those amongst us who know that a regular wash is the key to a long lasting duco.
When you go all out and buy that swanky new car straight out of the showroom, or the second-hand car in perfect condition that you somehow stumbled across, you suddenly start to worry about every drop of rain, every bird flying over head and every wayward door. We look at how to give yourself that extra peace of mind to ensure your paint stays protected long after you’ve driven out of the car dealership.
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.
The sun in the Australian summer beats down as the weather is beaming and you’re planning road-trips and beach visits a-plenty. So how can you ensure that you keep your car in tip-top condition with all that sun, salt and sand?
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?