Archive for the ‘Car polishes’ Category

Research Shows White Cars are Tops for Resale Value

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

White Cars Tops at Holding Value

Taking the time to find the best polish for white cars can prove to be an added bonus when it comes to selling your car. Research by CAP has revealed that a well polished white car can fetch more that 8% more in value compared to other colours, when it comes to selling your car in the used vehicle market. (more…)


New Longer Lasting Deeper Shine Formula for Autoglym Super Resin Polish

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

 

New Autoglym Super Resin Polish

Launched in the 1980’s Autoglym Super Resin Polish has long been regarded as one of their flagship products, enjoying a following envied by many other brands. And now Autoglym are

set to raise the bar even further having spent the last two years re-formulating and testing this already popular product.

It is reported that the new version of Super Resin Polish will benefit from a (more…)


Partners are driving each other around the bend

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Following recent research by the AA which said a large proportion of drivers are regularly distracted by their passengers; a subsequent survey of road users by insurance provider Aviva says that more than half of women get wound up when their partner is in the car with them.

Some 53 per cent of lady car lovers said that they feel stressed or nervous when driving their partner anywhere and this has an adverse effect on their driving skills.
In contrast, one in ten male drivers said that having the partner with them improves their driving as it makes them a much more cautious motorist. (more…)


Respect the weather this winter time

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Those hazy summer days where you could whip out the car wax and polish your prized possession to your heart’s content are not well and truly behind us and preserving your car in other ways should be at the forefront of your mind as we enter the colder months.

Indeed, the biggest threat to your motor’s slick exterior this winter may come from black ice as a nasty road accident is always possible this time of year and that could mean the end for your car’s lifespan.

Simon Elstow of the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) says that that respecting the weather is key to winter road safety.

He added: “Being mentally prepared as well as having the right equipment is vital, so think about last year, what problems it caused you, and what you need to do to overcome them if they come this year.”

Rich White, of the Car Care Council, recently said that you need to check you wiper blades are working correctly and your headlights are clear before setting off on any journey during the next few months.

Posted by Mark Henderson


Saab’s woes forgotten about with new 9-3 launch

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Shortly after being handed a £88 million financial lifeline, Swedish car manufacturers Saab have released details of their stylish new 9-3.

The Scandinavian firm, popular amongst car polish enthusiasts, was bailed out by Chinese vehicle makers Pang Da and Youngman last month and says, with its financial woes behind it now, more and more luxury vehicles will come off the production line.

It is planning to unleash a three and five door rival to the Mini and Audi A1 entitled the 9-1, but the jewel in their crown will be a revamped edition of their best-selling 9-3.

The new model, which will be available in late 2012, comprises a newly designed and more compact chassis and will come with a wide variety of petrol and diesel engine size options.

Its aim is to challenge in market currently dominated by the BMW 3 Series.
The 9-3 range has been a mainstay in Saab’s range since its initial launch in 1998.

Posted by Matt Casson
 


Drivers offered tips to stay safe in rain

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Motorists could find it is beneficial to give their vehicle a closer inspection next time they make use of alloy wheel cleaners and car polishes.

According to Simon Elstow, head of training at driver training specialist IAM Drive & Survive, people should take extra care when behind the wheel in heavy rain.

With the weather gradually becoming more wintry, the coming days might be the ideal time to make sure a vehicle is in good condition for the colder months ahead.

Mr Elstow said: "There's nothing quite like getting to your car in the rain. It's a haven from the elements. But be cautious, especially after prolonged dry spells – rain on a dry road is dangerously slippery.

"And think about the people on the pavements – remember it is illegal to splash pedestrians."

IAM Drive & Survive offered a number of tips that it might be worth drivers keeping in mind when it rains, including making sure that their motor is in good working order.

It suggested that windows need to be kept clean, something windscreen cleaner may help with, while lights should also be kept clear.

The organisation advised people to make sure tyres have enough tread and are properly inflated and to check their wipers are working as they should be.

Tying in such checks with a little car cleaning could prove ideal and make it far easier to remember to carry them out on a regular basis.

Gary Palanjian, vice-president of service at Subaru of America, recently encouraged people to start thinking about the changing weather conditions.

He stated that this month "is always a good time" to make sure cars are in the right shape for taking to the road in winter.

His comments came during the Car Care Council's Fall Car Care Month, which Subaru of America is supporting.

Posted by James Robson 


Car polishes could be a preferred choice for drivers’ money

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Drivers who would prefer to spend their cash on car polishes rather than repairs this winter may wish to consider fitting winter tyres to their vehicle, if suggestions are anything to go by.

According to Mike Wise, managing director fleet at fleettyres24.co.uk, making such a change can hold advantages for drivers in lower temperatures, reducing the risk of accidents occurring.

These benefits are noticeable "not just in high-speed incidents, but also in the far more common scenario of a driver scraping or denting a vehicle (or two) as a result of losing traction while manoeuvring".

Although a scratch remover can go some way to improving the appearance of grazes most drivers would probably prefer for such incidents to be avoided in the first place.

This follows recent comments by Mike Sutton, writing for Car and Driver, suggesting that motorists should make use of car polishers once a year and use wax every couple of months for the best results.  

Posted by James Robson


Meguiar’s Ultimate Compound given thumbs up

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Cleaning compounds are detailing products that can revitalise neglected paint jobs and those keen to breathe new life into their motor may want to look into using them.

However, drivers must be careful when selecting a compound, as some are better than others.

It is also important that owners know how to use these products, as they are abrasive and if they are used incorrectly, they can cause a lot of damage.

In terms of selecting a compound, Meguiar's Ultimate Compound is a good way to go, according to one team of experts.

The gurus at Victory Detailing recently tested the product and were pleased with the way it removed swirl marks and fine scratches.

One of the experts noted: "I would use this product again if I get a vehicle with dark paint with unsightly swirls in the paint."

According to research by ContractHireAndLeasing.com, washing a car by hand is the most popular method with British drivers.

Posted by Anne Simpson


Minor scratches ‘can be polished out’

Friday, July 8th, 2011

When it comes to selling a vehicle, it is worth tackling the finer details as these can help the owner get a better price.

Alec Gutierrez, from Kelley Blue Book, told Cnnmoney.com that scratches and swirl marks are areas which drivers can tackle.

Addressing these imperfections can make a big difference when the time comes to put the vehicle on the market.

In terms of products, motorists can use car scratch remover and car polish to do the job.

"Many minor paint scratches and scuffs can be polished out. For dents, there are reputable firms that specialise in dent removal," Mr Gutierrez told the news provider.

He warned that those who are not confident in their abilities should consider taking the motor to a professional detailing outfit who will be able to perform the work to a satisfactory standard.

According to Ricochet's Rapid Detail, washing, waxing and polishing are the three most important steps in making a car look good.

Posted by Simone Williams
 


Washing, waxing and polishing ‘key to keeping a car looking new’

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

When it comes to keeping a car looking fresh and new, it is important to use the correct tools and put in the effort.

There are some products that are absolutely essential to achieving a good look and it is vital those serious about detailing have them in their locker.

Some make the mistake of using washing up liquid in place of car shampoo, which will cause more harm than good.

According to Ricohcet's Rapid Detail, shampoo, car waxes and car polishes are essential and it is important that they are used on a regular basis.

"In order to keep your car looking like new, the paint should be thoroughly cleaned, polished and waxed monthly, semi-monthly, quarterly or semi-annualy," the experts said.

Jaime Montoya, owner of JAMS Automotive, told KFOX14 recently that when it comes to maintaining a motor, prevention is better than cure, meaning drivers should clean it regularly rather acting when things start to go wrong.

Posted by Anne Simpson