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10 Car Cleaning Accessories to Use to Sell Your Vehicle at a Higher Price

The resale value of a car is dependent upon many factors, the top being how well the vehicle has been taken care of. Needless to say, a car with damaged paint, a stained interior and an engine covered in gunk does not impress at all! Regular auto...

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What You Need to Avoid Swirl Marks

Swirl marks are one of the worst enemies of vehicle paint and a vehicle owner's headache. Unattended, these marks can lead to costly body repairs later on. But why spend time, money and effort on removing swirl marks when you can do something to...

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Polish Your Car to Prevent or Solve These Problems

There are many misconceptions about polishing as a car detailing procedure. The most popular one is that polishing and waxing are similar processes; that the former should be discarded in favor of the latter because it has more benefits. Polishing, h...

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Organic Car Shampoo: What Is It Made Of?

Organic car shampoo, as opposed to its chemical counterpart, is made from biodegradable, non-toxic chemicals and natural substances like plant extracts. Such an eco-friendly formula is not only beneficial for your vehicle, but also for the enviro...

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Car Shampoo: What are the Ingredients?

Car shampoo is an indispensable cleaning product for any car owner who is  aware of the harm that liquid detergents and other generic cleaners can inflict on their vehicles. As with most frequently used products, many of us are not interested in...

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Truck Wash Near You: To Use or Not to Use

Professional detailing can provide your truck with multiple benefits, but the same cannot be said for all truck washes. Most individuals tend to take their business to the nearest truck wash for the sake of convenience, disregarding important sta...

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7 Things to Consider in a Truck Wash Near You

Convenience, although highly valued by all, should not be the primary factor when choosing a truck wash. Sure, it is easy to haul your vehicle to the nearest detail shop and save you gas money in the process, but does it guarantee quality, specialty ...

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Car Scratch Remover: How to Use It Like a Pro

Car scratch remover kits are very popular because they provide a very quick and easy fix for clear coat scratches. These kits are usually the preferred method by DIYers because they don’t seem to require a lot of skill and knowledge. Unfortuna...

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5 Meguiar’s Auto Detailing Products Every Car Owner Should Have

The car care product market is a highly competitive one as there are hundreds of brands to choose from. But Meguiar's, which has been around since 1901, has always dominated the scene with its range of best-selling auto detailing products. Whethe...

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What Is the Best Car Wash Kit for You?

Unless you are very organized and prepare a checklist every time you shop for car wash supplies, there is a great chance that you might miss one or more supplies that will hamper your DIY car detailing projects. Car wash kits have been assembled ...

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Black Friday: It’s the Beginning of the Shopping Season

Since its inception, Black Friday has always been marked on the calendar as the official start of the holiday shopping season.  The Friday after Thanksgiving, which will be on Friday,  27th November 2015. The term was originally used in Phi...

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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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Auto Detailing Services: Do They Protect or Destroy Nature?

Everybody wants to have a clean and shiny vehicle - including you. That's why you take your vehicle to the nearest auto detailing services in your area. You save a portion of your income to give your ride the extra care that it needs. But someti...

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Assessing Auto Detailing Services with Online Reviews

Business owners know the importance of creating a strong online presence, so these days you would be hard-pressed to find an auto detailing service without a Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Trustpilot or a Yelp account.  These sites provide everything ...

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Car and Truck Detailing Q&A with DetailXPerts

DetailXPerts, the world's first steam automotive franchise, is often asked by consumers all over the world about car and truck detailing. To make things easier for you, we've decided to create this Q&A section. If you have any question about ...

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Truck Detailing Forums: The Pros and Cons

One of the advantages of detailing forums is providing truck owners and detailers the opportunity to interact and share knowledge. However, there are forums that do not control the quality of information and knowledge shared. This can easi...

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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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How Is Halloween Celebrated Around the World?

It's once again the spookiest time of the year! Halloween is just two days away but preparations to celebrate this favorite holiday begin weeks, or even months before. There are many unique Halloween traditions observed around the world in addition t...

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No Rinse Car Wash Products: Are They Effective?

No rinse car wash products revolutionized the car wash industry which is always looking for ways to distance itself from the reputation as one of the world's industries that prominently contribute towards water wastage. Although these products may h...

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Truck Detailing Tips: How to Sanitize the Cabin Interior

The interior of your truck cabin, unknown to you, is harboring many dangerous bacteria and germs. These disease-causing culprits thrive in the vents, on truck seats and carpets,  dashboard, etc. This is because a regular cleaning solution is not ...

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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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Car Adhesive Remover Review: Rapid Remover Adhesive Remover

Removing bumper stickers and vinyl decals from various surfaces of a car can be a very messy and time consuming task. No matter how hard you try, there will always be some sticky residue left behind that spoils the appearance of the car. In despe...

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World Nature Day: DetailXPerts’ Commitment towards Sustaining a Green Planet

"DetailXPerts is dedicated to conducting the auto detailing business with integrity while caring for communities and respecting the environment. We are a certified Green Member and our sustainability initiatives are guided by Green Profit Solutions, ...

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Car Wash Soap Review: Griot’s Garage Brilliant Finish Car Wash

Car wash soap is an indispensable auto detailing product that keeps your car clean and contaminant-free. Many of you know that generic detergents are bad for the car paint, hence you opt for soap that is especially made for cars. Even among thes...

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Is Vehicle Detailing More Popular than Automated Car Washes?

Automated car wash and vehicle detailing service - two different businesses founded to take care of the needs and wants of vehicle owners. Automated car washes were established as a vehicle owner's best friend due to being budget-friendly and conveni...

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World Peace Day 2015: “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All”

The International Day of Peace, also known as World Peace Day, is celebrated around the world every 21st of September. This day is dedicated for the celebration of world peace, both in the public and private spheres. It is a common misconception tha...

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Auto Detailing: A Brief History

The auto detailing industry has a long history, running back to the early 1800s. Its history is even longer that that of the car! With innovations in technology, the industry has grown and developed, with new products, equipment, auto detailing m...

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Selecting an Auto Detailing Service: 5 Questions You Should Ask

Auto detailing can be a very lucrative business opportunity, hence more and more people are getting into it. In this industry, there are professionals who have perfected their knowledge and skills with years of training but there are also pseudo ...

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“Our Water Supply Is Not Infinite”: How to Do Your Part for Water Conservation

Only 3% of the earth's water is freshwater; 97% is frozen as salt water in ice caps or glaziers. This fresh water is available as groundwater and is one of the fastest depleting natural resources in the world. According to statistics, North Amer...

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Semi Truck Detailing: What Is Auto Paint Glaze?

There are many detailing methods to get your semi truck's paint perfect, including polishing and waxing. Did you know there is one additional step between polishing and waxing which can give your paint a mirror-like shine? Yes, by applying a deta...

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Engine Steam Cleaning Cost: Is It Worth It?

Engine steam cleaning  is a much misunderstood subject among vehicle enthusiasts. The common understanding is that it is an expensive and a potentially harmful process that should be given a wide berth . However, in the face of engine steam cleaning...

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Engine Steam Cleaning: Why Should You Go Green?

If you are a car enthusiast looking for a way to incorporate organic living into auto detailing, then steam cleaning is the ideal choice for you. While steam cleaning the vehicle exterior, upholstery, air vents, etc. are in demand, engine steam clean...

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Truck Engine Steam Cleaning: How Much Does It Cost?

You've read and heard all about the benefits of truck engine steam cleaning, but the most crucial piece of information you need is the cost. Most businesses do not advertise their prices because an engine may require a personalized quote depending ...

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Engine Steam Cleaning Do’s and Don’ts

More and more people are becoming aware of the benefits of engine steam cleaning. This has led them to research on the process, download guides or buy ebooks about it. What others fail to consider is that steam cleaning an engine can be a very hazard...

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What Should You Look for in a Truck Detailing Service?

While DIY truck detailing can help you save money, a professional team can give you better results. However, there should be many considerations in addition to the most important one - the quality of service - when selecting a professional truck det...

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On-Site vs. Mobile Truck Fleet Detailing: Which Is Better?

If you own a truck fleet, its maintenance and upkeep is your primary concern. You may have selected a detailing service that will best cater to your needs, but the question remains:  should you take your fleet for detailing, or have the detaili...

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How to Clean Cloth Truck Seats

A well detailed truck will not only have a shiny exterior, but also a clean, stain-free interior. Because of their quick absorbing nature, cloth truck seats are more vulnerable to spills, stains, dirt and grime. If you put off cleaning the seats, it ...

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Windshield Chip Repair: Why You Should Do It Immediately?

Rushing to an auto detailing service for a windshield chip repair might seem like an overreaction, especially if the chip is barely visible. However, a small chip can quickly expand to a large crack which may consequently cause multiple issues...

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How to Maintain Your Car Engine

If you are constantly having trouble with your car engine, then, it is time to think about how you have been taking care of it. The engine should not be treated as an "out of sight, out of mind" component that only needs to be checked on if it gi...

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Removing Car Scratches: What Is the Best Method?

Removing car scratches by oneself can be a tricky and challenging job, but DIY auto detailing products have made this job easier. There are three scratch removal methods which can restore your car's paint for under $20: wet sanding, car scratch r...

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5 Absolute Dos of Tire Detailing

Tire detailing is an important part of vehicle detailing. In addition to giving you glossy and rejuvenated tires and wheels, detailing will also protect the tires, especially from the harmful effects of brake dust. Letting brake dust accumulate f...

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5 Mistakes to Avoid during Truck Detailing

Truck detailing is a job that, if well done, will give you amazing results. But if done wrongly, it can result in thousands of dollars worth repairs, or in some cases irreparable damage to your truck. Detailing mistakes can occur not only at your han...

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Gelcoat Crack Repair: DIY or Professional Help?

The gelcoat protects your boat's hull from many elements such as the sun, wind, salt water, dirt, dust and grime. In the process, even with proper maintenance, the gelcoat becomes susceptible to cracks, chips and scratches. These imperfections sh...

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Pros and Cons of Using a Mobile Truck Wash Service

Getting your truck cleaned and detailed has never been easier with the advent of mobile truck wash services. They are equipped to handle every type and size of truck at any location and time picked by you. While mobile truck washing is a stand-out se...

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Truck Rust: How to Prevent It

Rust has a way of quietly sneaking up on your truck, and it does not manifest itself until some real damage is done. Aside from destroying the appearance of your truck, it will eat into the metal parts, weaken the entire system and ultimately endange...

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Rust Proofing Your Truck: Is It Necessary?

A lot of truck owners believe that rust proofing is not necessary for their vehicles since they already have corrosion warranty, anyway. However, this warranty only covers rust caused due to mistakes made during the truck manufacturing process. H...

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Truck Washing: Why Shouldn’t You Do It at Home

DIY truck washing seems to be the best solution when you don't have the time to take your vehicle to a professional truck washing service, not to mention that you can save some cash from detailer's fees. But is DIY really the way to go? 3 Reason...

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Top 10 Car Detailing Tips and Tricks

These days, car detailing tips and tricks are a dime a dozen. You can find them online, at your local auto detailing shop, and even in your email inbox. With the sheer number of car care how-to's you can get your hands on, the real question lies in ...

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Automotive Fleet Market Trends & Updates

One could say that the automotive fleet market trends today have been in the making as far back as the mid-90s when oil prices started to fluctuate. Not long after, the 2008 economic meltdown became the catalyst that really shook up our economy and ...

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What to Consider When Selecting an Upholstery Tool

Maintaining the proper working condition of a vehicle can be a tough job. One of the most overlooked cleaning products that a car owner must invest in is the car upholstery tool. Along with the cleaning wand, the upholstery tool is indispensable for...

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