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10 Car Wash Equipment Tools to Buy for DIY Car Care

Would you like to try DIY car care at home? Then you're probably seeking for car wash equipment that you can add to your detailing arsenal or start one. To help you out, we have listed down 10 car wash equipment needed for DIY detailing. These can...

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What You Need to Know about Laser Car Wash

Automatic car washes have long been disapproved by auto detailing professionals and car enthusiasts alike due to the damage they cause on the paint. However, with the introduction of the laser car wash, the reputation of automatic systems was lifted....

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How to Remove Oil Stains from Car Seats

Ever wipe your fingers accidentally on a car seat after having a greasy burger or a slice of pizza? Oils stains get soaked into upholstery very quickly, making them one of the toughest stains to get rid of. But if you act fast and follow these gu...

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What to Do for Perfect Car Shine

Having the perfect car shine does not equal to perfect paint shine, although many car owners are not aware of this misconstrued perception. Paint shine is only one aspect. For a full car shine, you are required to pay attention to all surfaces th...

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10 Green Car Wash Supplies to Use

We at DetailXPerts have made it our mission to promote environmentally-friendly auto for the safety of our planet. An important part of this mission is using green car wash supplies that are formulated with biodegradable ingredients. By using these...

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6 Steps to Remove Coffee Stains from Upholstery in Your Car

We all like to start the day off by grabbing a cup of coffee, and it is only natural that we have it on the go. But an accidental spill could not only ruin our day and clothes, but also our car upholstery. Leaving on coffee stains for too long on all...

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Everything You Need to Know about Mobile Car Care

Traditionally, a car wash has always been a service that you go to, but not one that comes to you. But with the development of the mobile car care system, customers now have the luxury of choosing the option that caters most to their needs. This post...

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10 Most Common Mistakes You Make at the Self Service Car Wash

A self service car wash, at the most, will allow you 15 minutes of cleaning time, from start to finish. Of course, cleaning your car for a quarter of an hour will not give you the same results as a full detailing service. This is why you need to avoi...

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Fixing Rust Spots on a Car

Fixing rust spots on a car should be a priority because rust can spread very quickly if left untreated. Rust occurs when bare metal reacts with oxygen or humidity, so it is important to check your vehicle for peeling paint, scratches or paint...

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How to Remove Water Stains from Car Upholstery in 5 Easy Steps

Car upholstery is susceptible to all kinds of damage, from stains to tears to mold growth. When it comes to stains, water is the most common culprit, whether from a spill, rain pouring in or a passenger with wet clothes. So how do you remove water st...

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How Is a Full Service Car Wash Different

Drive-through, brushless, self-service, full service - you can take your pick out of a variety of car wash systems. But what is the best system to which you can entrust your vehicle? The full service car wash is our top pick and here are 6 things to ...

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5 Specifics of Classic Car Wash You Should Know

A classic car is a treasured possession to many. They will go above and beyond for its care and maintenance and spare no expense. But is maintaining a classic car similar to the upkeep of other cars? Here are 5 ways how a classic car wash differs fr...

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5 WD-40 Uses for Your Car You Didn’t Know about

WD-40 is one of those legendary products that have become indispensable to virtually every US household. According to the manufacturers, this lubricating spray has over 2000 uses - from keeping garden tools rust free to removing glue from hair. D...

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10 Tips on How to Keep Your Car Clean

Many car owners do not invest the same time, money and effort into keeping their car interior clean as they do to keep up the appearance of the exterior. What they forget is that an unclean car interior, in addition to being unsightly, is also a dang...

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7 Products You Didn’t Know Are Used for Premium Car Care

Premium car care, to many, is synonymous to expensive auto detailing. To them, it means buying the best auto detailing supplies and using the latest equipment. But did you know that you can use several products out there that are not necessarily ins...

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What to Wash Your Car With?

Hosing down your car with water does not qualify as "washing" since it does not even get rid of contaminants that harm the paint. In addition to water, then, you need a cleaning product. However, that does not mean that you should spring for househol...

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AquaJet® Touchless Car Wash – To Use or Not to Use?

AquaJet XT® is a touchless car wash system designed by Mark VII, a subsidiary of the world's largest manufacturer of car wash equipment, WashTec AG. This system is marketed as a huge improvement on traditional automated car wash systems, delivering ...

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What a Detail Shop’s Look Reveals about the Detailing Work Quality

With car washes and auto detail shops popping up in every corner, picking one to entrust your precious possession is becoming harder by the day. A good rule of thumb is to take reviews into consideration and then pay a visit to the detailing site you...

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What Car Polish to Use – Liquid or Solid?

Polishing is that ultimate paint preparation step that comes right before the application of protective layers such as wax, paint sealant or glass coating. Car polish comes in two distinctive forms, liquid and solid/paste. Are there any advantages to...

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Open Doors Event to Show Car Detailing

Do you wish to see a live demonstration of how effective our patent-pending steam cleaning process is? Our trained professionals will show you the ins and outs of steam cleaning at DetailXPerts' open doors events for show car detailing on August 16 ...

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What Is the Difference between Car Wax and Polish?

Waxing and polishing are essentially the same, so I can select one or the other - This is perhaps the most damaging misconception that many car enthusiasts have about two of the most important auto detailing procedures. Here's a detailed explanation ...

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Car Wash Vendors to Avoid at All Cost

The car wash industry has brought forth many innovations in the course of time to make car washes safer for vehicles and the environment. But not all car wash vendors have embraced these developments, and still use practices that are very harmful. He...

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10 Car Wash Myths That Put Your Car in Grave Danger

Since the car wash industry is packed with self-professed "gurus" offering tips on car care and maintenance, it is becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate between facts and myths. To avoid putting your vehicle at risk, make sure to follow th...

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Service Station Car Wash – Is It the Future?

If you are planning to travel for days on end, whether for a road trip or business travel, how much time and money are you willing to spend on car care and maintenance? If your answer is not much, then a service station car wash is ideal for you. Ho...

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Where to Go for Exterior Car Cleaning

As a vehicle owner, one of your primary concerns is finding the best option for exterior car cleaning. Where should you go? What should you look for? Do the prices fit your budget? To help you out, we're giving you some exterior car cleaning opt...

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How to Hand Wash Your Car [Infographic]

Since DetailXPerts has time and again advised car owners to stay away from automated car washes, it is natural to wonder about alternative practices. First, there are professional auto detailing services which could be pricier than you expect. Th...

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10 Reasons to Always Choose Hand Car Wash

After decades of patronizing automated car washes, more and more people are now opting for hand car wash services, especially those that include steam cleaning. In fact, an article in dailymail.com says that hand car wash firms are killing off a...

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What Is The Difference Between Paint Transfer and Paint Scratch?

Knowing the difference between paint transfer and paint scratch can save you from a lot of costly body repairs later on. Unattended damages can worsen in time and expose your vehicle's surfaces to the elements. This can lead to premature rusting and ...

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How to Remove Stains from Car Seats

If you’ve been looking for tips on how to remove stains from car seats, you’ve come to the right place. DetailXPerts, the world’s first car and truck wash franchise that uses a unique steam cleaning methodology for cleaning all types of vehicle...

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What Types of Car Wax Are There on the Market?

Waxing is one of the most important car paint protection procedures that follow polishing.  Here's a helpful guide to understanding these variations.The auto detailing market is flooded with numerous brands and types of car wax. How do you select th...

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Brushless Car Wash – To Use or Not to Use

The brushless car wash system,  when introduced as a safe alternative to automated car washes, became a big sensation in the car wash industry. It is also known as touchless car wash or laser car wash, where no part of the vehicle is "touched". Som...

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5 Tips for Better Car Paint Protection

Nothing draws the eye like the dazzle and shine of wonderfully kept car paint. To achieve this effect, however, a lot of work has to go into car paint protection, whether it is handled by the vehicle owner or a professional auto detailer. Over the ye...

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10 Must-Dos for True Interior Car Deep Clean

Everybody wants to give their rides a car deep clean. After all, most of us spend a lot of time cooped up in our vehicles. However, not everyone is aware of how true detailing should be. Sure, anyone can clean a car's interior, but effective removal ...

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How to Polish Car Paint by Hand

While polishing car paint has been significantly made easier with the invention of the dual action polisher and the rotary buffer, not all car owners have the skills to use these equipment properly or even have the funds to purchase them. In such ins...

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How to Detail a Car in 10 Steps

There are several steps involved in both interior and exterior auto detailing, so it is easy to forget one or two crucial steps along the way. DetailXPerts will help you complete your next detailing job methodically by showing how to detail a car in ...

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Where to Go for Interior Car Wash?

Exterior car cleaning is available almost anywhere but what options are available when it comes to interior car wash? Here is a list of car wash types that offer the convenience of having your vehicle cleaned both inside and out in one trip. Interio...

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Drying Techniques that Every Vehicle Owner Should Know

Drying techniques, along with other detailing processes, are essential for maintaining the appearance, extending the longevity and improving the functionality of your vehicle. However, it is important to know that there are several methods of dry...

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Upholstery Cleaning: 5 Reasons Why Steam Is Your Best Option

Upholstery cleaning is necessary to prolong the life of a vehicle's interior and to keep it safe from germs and bacteria that may threaten your health and safety. Your vehicle's upholstery bears the brunt of all kinds of spills, food and pet s...

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Car Paint Problems: 5 Things You Should Know about Matte Painted Cars

Gone are the days when every car owner sought to have his or her car paint shine and gleam. Today, matte finish (also known as flat finish) is a rising trend in the automotive world. Should you consider a matte painted car, it is very important t...

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Top 4 Car Paint Problems: Causes, Prevention and Treatments

Car paint problems are one of the most recurring issues of vehicle owners today. Unattended, these can lead to costly paint reapplication and even body repair. Thus, knowing the different types of car paint issues and what you can do to prevent ...

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Auto Detailing Product Review: 22ple VX3 Signature Glass Coating

Glass coating is a resin that provides a hard, durable, and shiny barrier for paint protection. Due to the popularity of this product, many auto detailing product brands have released their own glass coating. 22ple is a company that specializes i...

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The Pros and Cons of Glass Coating

Glass coating is one of the latest sensations in the car wash industry. In fact, it is one of the hottest topics discussed in top car wash forums like autogeekonline and talkcarwash.com. As an auto enthusiast yourself, your curiosity is...

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Glass Coating: What Is It?

  Glass coating has been around for some time but as of late, both auto detailers and car enthusiasts have shown renewed interest in this product. It goes by several names such as liquid glass, nano-glass, ceramic glass, and quartz coating....

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6 Car Myths Debunked

Cars have been the source of old wives' tales for years. This has led to the circulation of hundreds of car myths, most of which are considered as facts due to their perpetuation by "professionals". These myths range from the color of the car...

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Steam Cleaning the Interior of a Car: The Best Way to Get Rid of E. coli and Staphylococcus Bacteria

To some people, steam cleaning the interior of a car is too time and effort consuming. It even becomes an added expense if the car is taken to professional detailers. But if you knew that two of the most harmful bacteria are currently thriving in you...

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Fixing a Car Scratch: Which Products Work Best?

Fixing a car scratch is probably one of the most common issues of vehicle owners today. Proof of this is the proliferation of car scratch removers in the market. These products come in all shapes and sizes, with prices ranging from less than $5 to as...

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How to Prevent Car Clear Coat Peeling: 5 Ways to Do It

The clear coat of a car's paint primarily serves two purposes: enhancing the car's appearance and protecting the color coat from the harsh rays of the sun and other contaminants such as dust, dirt, grime, rainwater, etc. Hence, it is an important...

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Detailing Tips: Why Should You Be Aware of What Clear Coat Really Is

"Protect your clear coat", "Make sure it doesn't scratch the clear coat", "Wax the clear coat". The term "clear coat" always pops up when your car paint is being discussed, which should give you a hint - yes, the clear coat is an extremely important ...

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5 Types of Car Upholstery and How to Clean Them

You and your family spend a great deal of time in your car - probably a lot more than you think! From going to school or work, or taking a trip to the shopping mall, or picking up some groceries, you’ll be sitting in your car for at least an hour a...

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How to Remove Paint Chips on a Car

As much as we would like to keep our cars in pristine condition, accidents are bound to happen. The first part of the car that is likely to take damage is the paint. Paint chips on a car may seem like a minor inconvenience, but don’t underestim...

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Organic Car Rust Control Products: Which Ones Really Work?

You care for your car the way you care for your family. You do not want your family to get sick, and so you do things to prevent it. Same goes with your car. Rust is like a disease that could harm your car. You want to keep your car from the harm...

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Car Detailing Tips: Why Should You Steam Clean Your Car (Infographics)

The use of steam for cleaning vehicles is increasingly becoming an option among vehicle owners who want superior quality detailing without harming the environment. Why are they choosing steam cleaning over other car wash methods?  This infographic s...

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Car Wash Interior: Cleaning Hacks

Washing a car’s exterior is usually done on a regular basis, but what about your car’s interior? There are several people that say they practically “live” out of their cars. So, with that in mind, I am always looking for the best ways to ...

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Car Wash and Detailing Quiz: How to Take Care of Car Paint

If you want to have a car that looks as good as new even after years of use you will have to ensure that you take good care of the exterior. When you see used vehicles that look like they have just been driven off the lot, it is because its owner...

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Is Your Local Car Wash the Best Place to Get Your Car Detailed?

The International Carwash Association (ICA) consumer survey reports that 82% of respondents rate "importance of conveniently located" as a reason why they choose a full-service wash; only beat out by "Importance of quality of the wash" at 97%. Mo...

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What Causes Paint Chips on a Car?

It happens often that the paint on your car starts to chip. A flaky paint can damage the luster and appearance of your favorite car. It can also pave the way for active oxidation of the materials used in the body of the car. There are a number...

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Car Rust Control: What Is It?

After investing thousands of dollars when purchasing a car, it would be a crime not to buy some additional protection for the vehicle and invest in car rust control. Protection of this kind is available from a number of car detailing companies wh...

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Car Cleaning Tips: 10 Things You Have to Remove from Your Car and Why

Let’s face it – for most people their car is much more than simply a way to get from point A to point B. A recent study by Harvard Health Watch indicates that the average person spends 25 days per year in their car! If you commute or enjoy ta...

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Why You Should Teach Basic Car Care Tips to Your Children

I know what you’re thinking; “Teach WHAT?” I can tell you this much: this article is not intended to preach about worldly sins, or provide tips on how to raise the perfect teenager. It is, however, meant to enlighten all the parents out the...

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Top 5 Tips & Tricks for Mobile RV detailing

Spring is in the air and summer is just around the corner. It is time to give your recreational vehicle a good mobile RV detailing as you plan for those nature trips, reunions and beach parties. Surely you and your family would love to travel in st...

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Luxury Car Cleaning Tips

When you are the proud owner of an affluent car, you will be curious as to what are some effective luxury car cleaning tips you can apply to your prized asset. Whether you are a DIY’er or if you use professional detailers to get the job done, i...

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Car Maintenance And Auto Detailing….When Is The Right Time?

  Getting a car is one of the most expensive investments a person can make, maybe the second if not the first. When you get your hands onto something expensive, you will definitely take care of it. Just as the saying goes, "an ounce of pr...

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