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The Importance of Washing Under a Vehicle

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

When a car goes through a car wash, the last thing that a car owner usually thinks of to clean in the part of the car they can’t see. Out of sight out of mind, could cause damage to a vehicle in the long run. The undercarriage of a vehicle is just as important to clean and maintain as the visible exterior of the car.

Dirt and grime can build up under a vehicle over time from the road, and other places a driver may go. An undercarriage has drainage holes that can get clogged or restricted due to build-up left behind from the road. A car wash can reach the places a car owner doesn’t think about in order to keep the car clean in all the nooks and crannies.

Cleaning the undercarriage also helps to prevent rust. Rocks and other particles can chip an undercarriage when driving on rough road or gravel, leaving bare metal exposed. This metal is vulnerable to rust when it is exposed to moisture. When a car goes through a professional car wash, the technicians can make sure that the car is properly dried off to prevent rust and other problems that come from too much moisture. Rust can cause a vehicle to break down at a faster rate, and can have an impact on resale value.

A professional car wash is one of the best ways to clean the parts of a vehicle that a car owner can and can’t see. A complete clean from top to bottom can give peace of mind and increase longevity. The Signature Shine wash at Mr. Clean Car Wash cleans and protects with an underbody rust inhibitor with a performance level wash. Right now get $5 off any Signature Shine wash to keep the top and the bottom of a vehicle clean and protected.

It’s More Than Just Tires. How To Prep Your Vehicle For Winter Driving.

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

With the cooler, winter months approaching, there’s a lot of things to consider when it comes to car winterizing and maintenance. Here at Mr. Clean Car Wash, we want you to know we’re multifaceted. We strive to give you the right services that’ll make your driving experience the best it can be. From keeping your vehicle clean and bright to checking your tires and what’s under the hood, we want you to drive away happy and satisfied. Here are a few reasons why you should swing by today to get your car checked—before the freezing drizzle sets in.

Steering In The Right Direction
When the temps plummet, one of the first things you need to be in control of is the steering on your car. While tires provide traction and tread, the steering needs to be in top-notch shape at all times. Here at Mr. Clean Car Wash, we can do a routine power steering flush before winter sets in and every 30,000 miles thereafter to help remove metal fragments that damage the rack and pinion, gear box and hoses connected to the power steering pump. We will flush the system and top it off with new high-grade fluids, to create a safe driving experience for you this winter.

Shining Light On The Matter
When the rain is turning to ice or fog and light snow begins falling outside, you’ll need to be able to see the road clearly. This starts with a clean windshield. Stop in and let us clean your vehicle to help your windshield and windows repel water off of the surface. From there, we can install the right wiper blades to effectively improve your line of vision from your vehicle. A headlight restoration will clear up your dull and yellowed headlight lenses and will also make your driving experience safer when driving through rain and winter storms.

More Than Just Get Up And Go
Hitting the open road and facing an ice or light snow storm, means your vehicle has got to get enough power to make it through a small snow drift or muddy incline. We offer fuel injector cleanings, throttle plate cleanings, and transmission servicing so that your vehicle won’t resist the urge to gain the power it needs for tough weather days. Ask us about full-service packages that will help keep your vehicle ahead of the game this winter.

Mr. Clean Car Wash is here for you. Prep now for winter driving and call us today to schedule an appointment.

Tips for Attaching a Tree to Your Car

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Before you can gather around the Christmas tree and enjoy the holiday spirit, it’s necessary to get the tree home from the lot. Unless they deliver, you’ll find it necessary to transport the tree in your car.

Rather than having a Grinch experience that results in damage when attaching a tree to your car, keep the following tree hauling tips in mind.

  • Plan ahead. Prepare before attaching a tree to your car by gathering necessary items. You will need blankets, tarps or plastic sheeting to protect the interior and exterior of your car from sap and needles. A blanket placed between your tree and the roof of the car can prevent scratching. In order to secure the tree to your car, bring rope, bungee cording or straps that are soft enough not to scratch your car’s surface.
  • Protect your auto with a car wax. Prior to transporting your tree, it’s a good idea to get a car wax. A high-quality waxing will provide a buffer between your car and the tree and hauling materials. Wax provides a valuable layer of protection.
  • Consider size. Aim for buying a Christmas tree that will fit inside of your vehicle or on your car’s roof rack, if you have one. The smaller the tree, generally the easier it will be to transport without damaging your car.
  • Have your tree netted. If the service is available, have the tree netted before leaving the lot. This provides an added layer of protection between the tree and your auto and helps to preserve the tree. Netted trees are also less likely to sustain damage to the limbs and lose fewer needles during transport.
  • Secure the tree well and in the right direction. Avoid wind damage to your tree by attaching it to your car so that the stump end faces the front of your vehicle. When you drive, the wind will push the limbs and needles in the tree’s natural direction of growth. Before leaving the Christmas tree lot, tug on your tree to make certain it is secure. If you inadequately attach a tree to your car, you risk creating dangerous debris while driving. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, more than 200,000 auto crashes occurred between 2011 and 2014 because of debris on U.S. roads. This resulted in about 39,000 injuries and more than 500 deaths. Drive home slowly, and avoid the highway or freeway.
  • Have your car cleaned promptly. Ensure that troublesome staining from sap is removed and stray needles are vacuumed up as soon as possible after hauling your Christmas tree home. The sooner you have your car detailed, the less long-lasting damage your auto is likely to sustain. Click here for valuable discounts on car detailing.

Why You Should Wax Your Car Before Winter Comes

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

When you wax your car in spring and summer, you get to enjoy the gleam of the sun off your glossy, shiny paint . And then there’s the fun of watching the spring and summer raindrops bead up so perfectly on that mirror-like finish. But there are very practical reasons to wax your car before the winter weather arrives.

You see, car wax isn’t all about the shine. It’s also about putting a buffer between your car’s paint and the elements. When it turns cold, you’re dealing with everything from decomposing leaves covering your car to snow, ice, dirt, grime and road salt. They all stick to your car and they’re a lot more stubborn than most summer dirt to remove. Every one of them can do damage to your paint. So it’s best to wax your car to give it that layer of protection.

Pressed for time? The good news is you can have Mr. Clean Car Wash wax your car. Choose the Mr. Clean Signature Shine wash, which includes hand-finished wheels, tire shine, underbody wash, underbody rust inhibitor, triple shine polish, surface protectant as well as clean windows, a vacuumed interior, a wipe down of your dash and an odor eliminator.

Want to treat your car? There’s also the Super Shine Detail. That’s everything in the Signature Shine package plus a carpet shampoo, leather or cloth seat and hard surface cleaning and conditioning and cleaning and polishing your door jambs. Plus, the wax is upgraded to the Express Wax service. Applied with an orbital, it cleans of minerals, dirt and light oxidation and gives a dramatic improvement to your paint’s clear coat. Or take it to the next level with the Two-Step Wax. In step one, polish is applied to remove old wax buildup, minor oxidation and surface contaminants. Step two is the application of synthetic wax to produce a deep, long-lasting shine and protect your clear coat finish from the elements, damaging UV rays and the effects of old man winter.

What could be better? How about saving money at the same time? Click here for a valuable discount on your detail. Don’t delay—winter and winter weather will be here before you know it.

Car Wash Coupons with Everyday Value

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Keeping a car clean is essential to the value and even safety of a vehicle. A clean car can keep it running the way it should and can protect key elements from breaking down. Yet, a key part of the maintenance of a vehicle shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. That’s why Mr. Clean Carwash provides promotions and special offers – car wash coupons- to keep vehicles looking and running the way that they should without breaking an owner’s wallet.

Everyday promotions and savings start with the Unlimited Plan car wash. Don’t worry about the frequency with this monthly plan and bring a vehicle by as often as needed. After three washes this plan saves a car owner about 25% compared to individual washes, and there are 6 plans to choose from. Savings and convenience make this plan ideal for any car owner, not to mention the benefits it provides to the vehicle as a whole.

Next, for those who get an early start to their day, Early Bird pricing is available and is topped off with free coffee. Why wait, when a car owner can beat the crowd and save some cash?

Need an oil change and a car wash? All regularly priced oil change purchases include a free Pro Interior and Exterior Wash. Saving both time and money.

Maybe a car owner that likes to plan ahead, a Buy 5 Get 1 Free booklet is the way to go. Buy a booklet of six carwashes and only pay for 5! Thats a Free wash athat equates to a17% savings! They’re easy to buy and easy to use whenever a good clean is needed.

Everyday, customers can find a list of running promotions to keep their car in top shape. Right now get $5 off a Signature Shine or any single service detail by clicking the ‘promotions’ tab on the Mr. Clean Carwash website.

All the promotions and offers at Mr. Clean Carwash have a little extra savings included: time. With two technicians teams, and quick service, any car wash, oil change, or detail will save time as well as money without losing value.

For a detailed list of what each individual service includes and up to date car wash coupons, contact the closest Mr. Clean Carwash.

Decorating the Car without Damage

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Fall is upon us and time to show team spirit. It’s time to start decorating the car to support your team on game day! Yet, not at the expense of a vehicle’s paint. Here are a few ways to keep a car safe from damage, but still be decked out for the home team.

The first thing is to make sure that the car is squeaky clean. A great wash can reduce the residue that can cause scratches when temporary decorative materials are applied to your car. Microscopic dirt on the painted services can cause scratching when a magnetic decoration is applied over the dirt. The dirt can get caught in a paint pen causing scratches when used on painted surfaces. We suggest only using a temporary paint pen or window chalk designed decorate your cars glasses surfaces.

Then after the big win, make sure to remove all of the paint and applied decorations as not to set the material into the paint job. Immediate, or close to it, removal provides the least possible damage to the vehicle.

Other things to think about when it comes to a car’s paint and game day, are logo stickers. While displaying a team’s brand is a must, sticky adhesives that clings to paint can be a problem if not applied and removed properly. Try putting magnets on the back of the sticker instead for easy removal, so the cleanup is easy and damage free. Adhesives can be bad news when it comes to damage. They can be difficult to remove, and can stay on a car for long periods of time before they come completely off. Having a clean car to apply the logo is the best option to prevent scratching the paint.

Some ‘damage free’ alternatives are a window flag, license plate frames and even state issued personalized license plates with your team logo (when available).

Other ways that a die hard fan can show support with their vehicle without the damage is music. By playing a fight song or other musical representation of the team is an alternative to adding decor. Window cling decals can be a cleaner option to window paint because they can be used over and over again.

After the game, no matter the outcome, get the car ready for the next one with $5 off a Signature Shine for a limited time.

Best Place to Get an Oil Change Near Me

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

Where’s the best place to get an oil change near me? How about a place that cares for your car inside and out? We all want to keep our vehicles running smoothly and efficiently. We all want our lives to be smooth and efficient, too. So in your busy life, getting the right care for your car in a convenient location is a win-win.

Mr. Clean Car Wash, as you’d guess from the name, is a car wash, but that’s only part of the car care they offer. There’s also detailing, comprehensive automotive service and preventative maintenance and oil changes. But at Mr. Clean Car Wash, an oil change is more than just draining the old oil and adding the new. That’s why they call it Oil Change Plus.

So, what’s the “plus”? It’s a 15-point inspection that comes at no extra charge with every oil change at Mr. Clean Car Wash. Not only do you get an oil change and a fresh oil filter, Mr. Clean Car Wash also lubricates your vehicle’s chassis, checks the air filter, breathers and PCV valve and even your windshield wiper blades. And that’s just the start. They also check and fill your coolant, transmission fluid, differential fluid, steering fluid, windshield washer fluid and your battery. And then they check your brake fluid level and the air pressure in your tires.

All of that is included in the one low price for your oil change. Oh,they also include a FREE Carwash with every oil change! But even that is more than just a wash. Mr. Clean Car Wash hand-finishes your wheels, hand dries your vehicle, cleans the windows, vacuums, wipes the dash and console, and uses an odor eliminator. And again, that’s included in the price of your oil change. And the oil you get is the best—Pennzoil.

You can read more about Mr. Clean Car Wash’s oil change services. And, although the prices are already low, you can save even more money with the promotions and discounts you’ll find here. If you live in Georgia or Texas, the answer to the question “Where’s the best place to get an oil change near me?” is Mr. Clean Car Wash. Check here for the location nearest you.

Prepare Your Car for a Move

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Just as you take extra care packing up your personal belongings for a move to a new location, you want to do the same for your car. If you’ll be shipping your vehicle, it’s likely to arrive in good condition when you pay attention to the following important details as you prepare your car for a move.

Tip #1: Take Your Car in for Service
Even though you won’t be driving the car to the new location, it’s a good idea to take your vehicle in for service prior. Your auto technician can ensure that everything is in good shape and perform routine maintenance, such as an oil change and tire check and rotation. It’s especially important that the tires are properly inflated, because this will reduce the risk of damage to the tires during transport.

A written report on the current state of your car is also good to have for insurance purposes, in the event that there is damage to your vehicle during transport.

Tip #2: Have the Alarm Disabled
If your vehicle has a particularly sensitive alarm system that reacts when the car is moved, it’s advisable to have it disabled prior to transport. This will avoid your car alarm going off during moving, saving your battery and the sanity of whoever is transporting the vehicle.

Tip #3: Get Your Car Washed
As you prepare your car for a move, it’s a good idea to have it cleaned prior to transport. That way you’ll be able to note if there are any scratches or dings before your vehicle heads out. When your auto arrives at its destination, you’ll also be better able to check that it is still in good shape.

Tip #4: De-Clutter Your Car’s Interior
It’s possible that your car will experience shifting when in transport, so you want to avoid loose items in the interior that could fall and damage your car. Clear out or secure contents such as spare change, emergency kits, water bottles, gum, makeup, air fresheners and electronic equipment like chargers and cables. While you’re at it, have the car’s interior detailed so that it’s clean and tidy upon arrival.

Tip #5 : Drive off Most of the Gas
Since your car won’t be driven, it’s not necessary or advisable to have a full tank of gas. The more gas in the engine, the heavier your car will be, which may affect the transport cost. Leave just enough gas in the car to ensure that it can be driven at the loading and unloading locations.

Tip #6: Lock Your Car Up Tight
There should be no reason for the movers to get into your car once it’s loaded on the ship or truck, so lock your vehicle before you leave. Although it’s best not to store anything valuable inside, this will reduce the risk of theft and help to keep the car’s interior clean.

Tip #7: Remove Accessories
Take off and otherwise transport car accessories such as trailer hitches and bike racks. There is a good chance that if allowed to remain intact, such accessories may cause damage to your vehicle or surrounding cars or property.

At Mr. Clean Car Wash, we wish you and your auto safe travels. As you prepare your car for a move, if you have any questions about the best interior and exterior detailing for your vehicle, give us a call or stop in today.

Back To School: Get Your Car Ready With Some Help From Mr. Clean Car Wash

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

The end of summer is getting close. This can only mean one thing—back to school is right around the corner. Whether you’re a college student embarking on a cross-country adventure, or a soccer mom wanting to clean your car up before the big game, there are many ways to get the job done. Because your lifestyle is extremely busy, especially with back to school activities, when it comes to getting your car cleaned it is time to kick back and relax. Let the pros at Mr. Clean Car Wash do all of the dirty work for you and make your car outshine everything else. Here are some reasons to come visit us today!

Get Rid Of Aromatic Pet Odor
Throughout spring and summer, your car’s seats and floors have seen its fair share of pet traffic. From camping trips to long trips with Fido in the car, odors are bound to creep up. While most fragrances just mask odors, Mr. Clean Car Wash uses odor eliminators to target odors and get rid of them on contact. This will leave your entire car smelling fresh and pet free.

Releasing Summertime Stains
During the summer, you likely throw dirty items such as shoes, bathing suits and soccer balls in the backseat. You may miss a stain or two or simply not have the time to spot clean a mess. The result is a stain that is difficult to lift, no matter what type of cleaner or extraction process you use. Here at Mr. Clean Car Wash, we target and hone in on deep stains. We work at eliminating stains and restoring your upholstery’s appearance.

Clear The Air From Allergies And Toxins
When you use your vehicle during the spring, one troublesome culprit can wreak havoc on your allergies—pollen. Pollen is composed of tiny particles that break apart and release into the air. Not only can it trigger hay fever or mild respiratory symptoms, it can really mess with your vehicle, both inside and out. The dusty residue can actually oxidize the paint on your car and stain your upholstery. Drop off your car and we can clean your seat, carpets and interior hard surfaces.

Create New Car Appeal
If you’ll be carpooling with both kids and adults this fall, you’ll want your vehicle looking good enough to impress the Joneses. We offer a complete exterior detailing to make your entire car looks its best!

Prep For Passengers
Maybe your car is already in perfect shape, but because of your busy summer schedule, you just didn’t have the time or resources to detail out the interior. Let us take care of you and your car. We will do a complete interior detailing that targets:

  • Carpets
  • Seats
  • Interior-Plastics and Vinyl

In addition, your car will smell fresh and inviting, making it a joy to drive and show off to your passengers.

Full-Service Pampering
Let’s face it, your car is probably your best friend, especially because it goes everywhere you do. Don’t you want to give it only the very best in pampering and care? Drop your vehicle off and we take care of it from bumper-to-bumper. We can do:

  • A full service car wash
  • Exterior wax
  • An interior deep cleaning and detail
  • Oil change services
  • Preventative Maintenace

With so many things to do this summer and fall, don’t worry about car care. Save money with Mr. Clean Car Wash today and let us handle all of your back to school car care needs.

Make it a Summer of Unlimited Car Washes

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Ever wish a car would just clean itself? Unlimited car washes may be the next best thing. The freedom and flexibility combined with a superior shine can make it feel like a vehicle never gets dirty.

But why would a car owner need unlimited car washes in the summer?

First, rain storms. A common misconception for most car owners is that they will let the rain wash their car. The truth is that rain can make a car dirtier because of the acidity of the perception. When rain mixes with the dirt on a vehicle, it can cause damage to the exterior of the car. A car wash helps to protect the surface of a car from this toxic chemical mixture and keeps the car cleaner overall.

Another reason unlimited car washes are a great idea in the summer is because of the frequency of travel in the summer months. Traveling automatically exposes a vehicle to dust, dirt and other particles that should be removed as quickly as possible. Don’t wait for crud to accumulate on the surface of a vehicle and damage the paint.

In addition, the unlimited full-service plan cleans the inside of the car as well. Sand, dirt from the kids home from school, unexpected spills from traveling, and other mishaps are no match for a full detail. Why let the inside of a vehicle waste away when the problem can be remedied soon after it happens?

One of the best reasons to go to unlimited car washes is the cost effectiveness. After only three washes, the services are up to 25% cheaper than getting a standalone car wash in the same amount of time. That’s extra cash that can be used on the next vacation.

It also saves time. Unlimited car wash customers get a small RFID tag to put in the windshield to effortlessly pass through the usual ordering process.

Mr. Clean Car Wash has 6 unlimited car wash plans that can fit any car owner’s needs and can be used up to once every day. Plus, unlimited plans can be redeemed at any location making getting a car washed easy and convenient. Make every day a clean car day with unlimited car washes.