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Odor Eliminator Benefits For A Clean Smelling Vehicle

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Your vehicle is an investment through and through. That is why keeping dirt and stains at bay is a priority. Whether you carpool kids to school each day or travel with your dog to the park each weekend, odors are bound to arise. While using your favorite air freshener to keep things smelling good is a great idea, it is just a temporary fix. Have you ever noticed that underlying smells reoccur just a few days later? Using an odor eliminator is a better and more long-lasting alternative to an air freshener. Here are some ways to get rid of pesky odors for good with some help from the pros at Mr. Clean Car Wash.

Wash Away Dirt And Grime

Many times odors start on the outside of your vehicle. Mud and other contaminants can easily make it into the interior of your car while you’re getting in and out. It’s important to keep your car’s surface clean at all times to prevent tracking in odor-causing particles. Visit a Mr. Clean Car Wash location and choose a wash based on your needs. An exterior cleaning will help remove outside odor-causing debris and prevent it from reaching your vehicle’s interior. Options include a:

  • 1000-point soft cloth wash
  • Thorough under body wash
  • Single shine polish
  • Cascade of Clean foam bath
  • Spot-free rinse

Get An Interior Detail

Having your vehicle’s interior cleaned by a professional at Mr. Clean Car Wash helps target hidden dirt and odors that are lurking in corners and on surfaces. This includes many options such as:

  • Thorough vacuuming
  • Wipe down of console and dash
  • Window cleaning
  • An odor eliminator treatment

A clean interior space helps reduce stubborn scents, while the odor eliminator actually counter-balances unpleasant smells that are hard to eliminate such as cigarette smoke and pet accidents.

Clean The Vents

A lot of environmental odors can easily reach inside your interior car space once you turn on your vents. Your car’s vent system can also harbor mildew and encourage mold growth. This can lead to permanent odors that are hard to eliminate with just a normal air freshener. Sprays, plastic odor diffusers and scented hanging fresheners will only provide a temporary fix to car odor. Ask your car care specialist at Mr. Clean to install a new cabin air filter and follow up with odor eliminators to get rid of bothersome smells permanently.

Choosing An Odor Eliminator Over An Air Freshener

Mr. Clean Car Wash techs use a variety of odor fighting cleaning solutions that leave your vehicle smelling fresh long after application. The main difference is that an odor eliminator directly targets bacteria-causing odor that’s tough to beat. Choosing this form of odor control helps eradicate the problem rather than masking it like an air freshener would.

A spray of your favorite tropical breeze air freshener will only temporary send the scent through the air—it doesn’t target embedded odors. Using an odor eliminator helps to neutralize and resolve heavy duty odors and leaves your car’s interior smelling clean and refreshing.

Why a Car Detail Should Include Clay Bar

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

Most services surrounding a car detail are relatively well known. “Waxing”, “polishing”, and “car wash” are words most people know to associate with a car. However, there is phrase related to car detail that many don’t know: clay bar.

A clay bar for a car is made of a type of resin specifically designed to remove harmful particles and dirt from a vehicle’s paint. Essentially, clay bar takes off the containments that a wash leaves behind.

Some of the substances that clay bar removes in a car detail are metal or fiberglass. These elements can get stuck to the paint of a vehicle, and can cause major damage to the surface. Car clay bars are similar to clay a child may play with, but are more elastic. Foreign objects protruding from the clear coat surface of a vehicle stick to the clay. Thus, clay bar removes unwanted substances from the surface of the vehicle.

A simple test to help to determine if a vehicle needs a clay bar is to simply run your hand over the exterior. If any bumps or rough patches are felt, clay is a great option. You can also use a plastic bag to see if your car needs detail work. If anything catches on the plastic bag, it may be a good idea to bring the vehicle in for a full car detail with clay bar.

Another reason to detail your car with clay bar is rust. If a vehicle spends anytime outside— chances are there is some kind of oxidation on its exterior. Also, clay can help to remove sap and bug residue. If the substances on your car are sticky and hard to remove, clay is probably the way to go. The clay is hand applied and also helps to remove overspray, scuffs and other contaminants previously mentioned.

Mr. Clean Car Wash’s clay bar detail service helps to prepare the car’s surface for waxing. Always follow the clay bar service with a wax detail service because the clay bar will leave the paint unprotected.

Why leave glass and other objects stuck in a vehicle’s paint when a car owner can trust the surface to trained professionals? Come in today for a clay bar service followed by a Signature Shine Car Wash and additional car detail.

How a Car Detail Can Keep Your Leather Seats Looking Like New

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Leather car seats are beautiful, comfortable, and add to a car’s value. In addition, they can be a lot easier to take care of than upholstery—as upholstery instantly absorbs anything that’s spilled on it. While leather seats are strong, they do need TLC. In fact, they need regular cleaning and conditioning. Think of it this way: When people don’t use moisturizer or sunscreen, their skin pays the price (and everybody knows it). When car seats go too long without conditioning, the leather becomes dry and brittle, which leads to cracks. That’s why car seat cleaning and conditioning should be part of any quality car detail. Here’s how to condition:

  • Clean the leather: The first step is to clean the leather. Otherwise, the conditioning could force oil, dirt, and grime further into the seat. It’s important to use a cleaner designed for that purpose. Leather seats aren’t a good candidate for experimenting with alternative cleaners!
  • Avoid using too much conditioner: When it’s time for conditioning, a key step is to avoid using too much. The leather can only absorb a certain amount, so any excess sits on top, leaving seats slick and greasy. When the moisture evaporates, that residue relocates—and becomes a milky film on the inside of the windows.
  • Use specifically formulated conditioner: As with cleaners, it’s important to use a conditioner specifically formulated for leather car seats. Conditioners formulated for shoes or saddles, for example, aren’t a good choice for car seats.

Opinions vary on how often seats should be conditioned, but most experts suggest doing it at least every 90 days. Drivers who live in hot climates, who frequently wear shorts and tank tops (exposing the seats to more skin oil and sunscreen residue), or who often get in the car after strenuous exercise should consider conditioning more often.

If the seats in a car have never been conditioned – or if it’s been a while – don’t think it’s too late. Minor damage can often be restored, and, at the least, conditioning will help ward off any more damage. Today’s a good day to start! Visit Mr. Clean Car Wash to learn more about car detail services and how they can keep leather car seats looking great.