Archive for the ‘Car Air Fresheners’ Category

Motorists want to see litter louts punished

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

British drivers are often keen to keep their vehicle clean, as evidenced by the popularity of car air fresheners, bug cleaner, microfiber cloths and car shampoo.

However, many motorists in the UK appear to be equally enthusiastic about looking after their wider surroundings as well.

According to a new poll by Allianz Insurance, more than half get angry and frustrated when they see other road users throwing litter from their car.

Meanwhile, over one in three respondents said they find it upsetting to see drivers being "lazy and disrespectful" in this way.

Others raised concerns with the impact that discarded rubbish is having on the environment, while some said they believe it sets a bad example for youngsters.

As a result, more than eight out of ten motorists would like to see punishments handed out to those who throw litter out of their car window.

Hitting litter louts with three points or more on their driving licence proved a particularly popular idea, with 34 per cent backing this option.

The UK government is already looking at issuing £80 fixed penalty notices to motorists who throw rubbish from their vehicle – and Allianz Insurance believes this tactic is also proving quite popular.

Spokesman Gareth McChesney warned that with the cost of motoring continuing to rise, the financial impact of these punishments – such as more expensive car insurance premiums – would be most unwelcome.

However, he said there is a "simple way" in which drivers can avoid this problem.

"Motorists should simply keep their rubbish in the car until they get to their destination when they can dispose of it."

They could then use items such as car air fresheners to ensure their vehicle continues to smell clean.

This comes after a survey by Allianz found that many parents store expensive baby equipment in their vehicles, with items such as pushchairs, clothes and toys potentially adding up to about £500 in total.

Posted by Matt Casson 


Learners ‘paying over the odds by going for driving lessons with parents’

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Newly-qualified drivers may be keen to look after their new vehicle by investing in car air fresheners and wheel cleaners, yet many could have paid more than they needed to in order to take to the road.

According to the Driving Instructors Association, fewer people are taking driving lessons with professional instructors as a result of the recession.

Olivia Baldock, a training coordinator at the group, said this has led to many being taught by their parents or other members of the family instead.

However, she warned that this may not ultimately help them save money in the long run.

"People have to spend a lot more as they do not get the right training and end up having to take more tests," Ms Baldock commented.

This comes after the CBI suggested new motorists could save hundreds of pounds a year if they were taught to drive in a more energy-efficient manner.

Posted by Simone Williams
 


Interior detailing ‘crucial to driver comfort’

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

The inside of the car is the part the driver sees more than any other and as they spend a great deal of time behind the wheel, it is important that the cabin is a clean and welcoming place to be.

With that in mind, there are a number of products that motorists can invest in to make sure the interior puts a smile on their face every time.

Among these are car leather care products, car air fresheners and car brushes, which will ensure the inside is as crisp and clean as the outside.

This is a point reinforced by Ricochet's Rapid Detail, which stated that taking care of the cabin is crucial.

"Interior detailing is essential to maintaining the comfort, appearance and resale value of your vehicle. After all, you see the inside of your vehicle more than anyone," the company added.

Peter Doyle, writing for Metro Canada, recently recommended that drivers only use the correct products on each of the surfaces found in their cabins.

Posted by James Robson
 


Cleaning a car ‘can put the thrill back into driving it’

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Taking the time to clear out a vehicle and clean it from top to bottom will make driving it a pleasurable experience once again, it has been claimed.

Stephanie Teskers, writing for BattleCreekEnquirer.com, said that the upholstery and mats should be treated to a thorough going over, meaning drivers may want to invest in car upholstery and fabric cleaners or car leather care products.

"Put the thrill back in driving your truck or car," she noted.

The writer added that car air fresheners can also help make the cabin a more pleasant place to be.

"Add a few squirts of new-car smell air freshener and top it off with a high-shine wax," Ms Teskers stated.

Rich White, executive director of the Car Care Council, said recently that keeping a car in tip-top condition fosters a sense of pride and achievement in the owner and that with a little elbow grease, the vehicle will look and feel great each time it is driven.

Posted by Mark Henderson
 


Car interior care ‘crucial during winter time’

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

When grit and salt are put on the roads to combat ice a big concern for drivers is the damage it will do to their bodywork, but while car exterior care using car waxes and a car sealant are important, the interior needs just as much love and attention.

According to Refresh Your Car, while washing with car shampoo before and after journeys on gritted roads is essential to protect from corrosion, drivers must also realise that the dirt they bring inside their vehicle is damaging as well.

"Winter travel is also hard on interiors. Mud, water and grit all build up on interior surfaces and cause stains, discolouration and cause premature wear," the company stated.

Motorists are advised to invest in car air fresheners to get rid of any unpleasant odours, while vacuuming and wiping down surfaces with car vinyl and rubber care products will also help to keep the interior looking fresh.

Drivers also need to use glass cleaner and make sure the inside windows are as blemish free as possible.

Gina Budhai, managing partner at Car Pool Detail, told the Richmond Times Dispatch recently that car interior care requires more than a quick wipe down and spraying nice scents every so often.

Posted by Mark Henderson
 


1 in 10 ‘buy their car a Christmas present’

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Some drivers love their cars so much that they buy them Christmas presents, new research has revealed.

According to a survey by Manheim Auctions, one in ten Brits purchase a gift for their motor, with car air fresheners, new mats and fluffy dice among the most popular items.

Most drivers choose to give their vehicle a valet service or a good clean, which could mean products such as car waxes, car polish and alloy wheel cleaners may be good gifts to buy.

Craig Mailey, marketing director at Manheim Auctions, said that some drivers adore their cars and that while it may appear strange, what they are doing is actually a good thing.

"It might seem a little odd but in all seriousness, if it means more people are taking care of their cars, ensuring they're well looked after, it can't be a bad thing," he added.

Those looking to treat their motor this Christmas have a wealth of options from Autoglym's range of car cleaning products.

The Autoglym Concours Collection Gift Set, Bodywork Shampoo Conditioner and Autoglym Pink Cosmetics for Cars Collection are just some of the products drivers can choose from.

Posted by Mark Henderson
 


Car interior care ‘is no less important than exterior maintenance’

Friday, October 1st, 2010

As most people only see the outside of a vehicle drivers can be tempted to neglect car interior care to concentrate more on the paint job, however, this is not acceptable.

Steve Carter, writing in the Argonaut, said that car interior cleaning is just as – if not more – important as this is where the driver and his family and friends will spend their time.

What motorists need to invest in is a good glass cleaner and car air fresheners, while vacuuming and throwing away bits of rubbish are also essential.

Maintaining the outside of the vehicle is important as well, with Mr Carter recommending the use of car waxes and microfibre cloths to get the job done well.

According to a recent entry on CarTech Autoparts, car leather cleaner is a must buy if drivers want to protect their leather seats from wear and tear and from the sun's rays.

Posted by Anne Simpson


Banish bacteria with Autoglym’s Air-Con Sanitizer

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Banish bacteria with Autoglym's Air-Con Sanitizer

The recent hot weather the UK has been enjoying means many drivers are using their air conditioning but may be unaware of the germs and bacteria that have built up in the systems since they were last used.

However, there is a solution to the problem in the shape of Autoglym’s Air-Con Sanitizer, which will eliminate any unpleasant odours and smells emanating from the vents.

During the winter months, harmful bacteria build up in the system as it is not being used and they multiply by the billion.

Containing anti-microbial agents, the solution kills these viruses and moulds which can cause unpleasant smells to permeate the vehicle and can also pose a threat to motorists’ health.

Paul Caller, chief executive at Autoglym, said that drivers should not take a chance with regards to their health.

“If motorists smell that unpleasant stale air-con malodour, they could be inhaling some nasty threats to their health. Our Air-Con Sanitizer provides an immediate, comprehensive and long-lasting treatment,” he added.

There are a number of other car interior care products which Autoglym provides, including the Autoglym Hyper Fresh and Autoglym Leather Care Balm.

Posted by Matt Casson


Banish bacteria with Autoglym’s Air-Con Sanitizer

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Female driverThe recent hot weather the UK has been enjoying means many drivers are using their air conditioning but may be unaware of the germs and bacteria that have built up in the systems since they were last used.

However, there is a solution to the problem in the shape of Autoglym’s Air-Con Sanitizer, which will eliminate any unpleasant odours and smells emanating from the vents.

During the winter months, harmful bacteria build up in the system as it is not being used and they multiply by the billion.

Containing anti-microbial agents, the solution kills these viruses and moulds which can cause unpleasant smells to permeate the vehicle and can also pose a threat to motorists’ health.

Paul Caller, chief executive at Autoglym, said that drivers should not take a chance with regards to their health.

"If motorists smell that unpleasant stale air-con malodour, they could be inhaling some nasty threats to their health. Our Air-Con Sanitizer provides an immediate, comprehensive and long-lasting treatment," he added.

There are a number of other car interior care products which Autoglym provides, including the Autoglym Hyper Fresh and Autoglym Leather Care Balm.

Posted by Matt Casson


Meguiar’s Odor Eliminator ‘gets rid of awful smells’

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Man drivingNo matter how bad the interior of a car smells, Meguiar’s Odor Eliminator will get rid of it.

According to a post from gclark on the Muscle Mustangs and Fords blog, this is the answer to every driver’s prayers, destroying any unpleasant smells which may have found their way to the interior of someone’s car.

Meguiar’s Odor Eliminator is easy to use, with the only effort required on the owner’s part is spraying on the affected area – there is no rubbing or scrubbing involved.

"Unlike other products that simply cover up odors, Meguiar’s unique formula stops odors from being re-released when a damp interior heats up … say goodbye to those awful odors for good," gclark concluded.

For single guys, investing in Meguiar’s Odor Eliminator may boost their love life.

A recent survey from webuyanycar.com found that two in five people would be put off someone on a first date if they picked them up in a dirty or smelly car, the Belfast Telegraph reported.

Posted by James Robson