We really hope the garbage was inside the car temporarily.
Sometimes there's just not enough time to complete a full wash on your car. Find out how to get "close enough" in just 5 minutes.
Summer is the perfect time to take a road trip or visit friends and relatives who live far away. Your car is a gateway to visiting the big city, going on a fishing trip, taking a hike in the woods or just barbecuing at the lake. Before leaving for a trip, you should ensure that your vehicle is in proper working condition. After all, nothing ruins a warm sunny day like getting stranded on the side of the road waiting
Nissan is testing a nano-paint coating that could make the car wash a very infrequent place to visit.
A trip to the neighborhood car wash also presents car owners with choices: the basic wash; the better wash with "a special paint sealer" or some-such thing; and finally the pristine treatment with "rust inhibitor". Which do you choose? Do these extra offerings have any validity?
Summer is upon us. The kids are off. If you have time on a sunny Saturday, one way to put a smile on everyone's face, and feel sunny yourself is to put a decent shine on the family car. Most of us go to a local car-wash and pay our $6.00 for a regular wash. Others get the bucket and suds out. But before you do either one, consider there is a right way and wrong way to wash a car. This promises to be the last article you ever need to read about how to properly wash and polish up your
Automatic/drive-thru car washes are more popular than ever because they save time and hassle. But are automatic car washes safe for your car? In many instances they are the safest course of action for car owners who want to keep their car clean. In fact, automatic car washes can be safer for your car's finish than washing your car yourself.
So you think you know how to wash your car? Let's find out. If you're going to be using dish soap, you're off to a bad start. We'll give you a few tips on how to effectively get your car clean and shining like new this week in DIY Garage: Car Cleaning. AOL Autos brings you a series of DIY car maintenance tips and tricks, straight from our garage to yours
Winter is the harshest time of year for cars. Those of you in the snow (rust) belt have it the worst. Corrosive road salt, loose stones and road debris from snow plows, traction sand, and repeated freezing and thawing can wreak havoc on your car's body. To compound the matter, the cold winter weather probably kept you from washing your car as often as you should have. The first warm, spring weeken
More Autos Stories Read More Articles from Forbes.com: In Pictures: Costliest Cars To Own In Pictures: America's Worst Intersections In Pictures: America's Strongest Automakers In Pictures: 10 Ways To Lower Auto Expenses In Pictures: Most Common Car-Related Injuries Lori Johnson drives the same vehicle she bought 21 years ago--a black 1988 Toyota pickup. Her friends can't believe its pristine cond
Taking care or your car's appearance doesn't qualify as vanity, it's smart vehicle ownership. You can hire a professional auto detailer to care for your car for $100 to $500 -- or you can swipe their secrets, do it yourself and save some dough. There are a few professional organizations for detailers, like the National Association for Professional Detailing & Reconditioning (NAPDR) and the Pro
There is an old adage which goes something like this: "The cheap man always pays more in the long run."Consumer Reports magazine recently reached a similar conclusion when it announced the results of a study that compared the cost of ownership of more than 300 cars. Consumer Reports noted that a car with a cheaper sticker price can often cost consumers more in the long run when compared to a highe
Between kids, pets, friends, and little ol' you, the sanctity of your car's interior is always in peril. So, how do you keep it clean when you've got kids spitting up and spilling, pets drooling and tracking in dirt and people eating four-course meals in your car?With a full-size family myself, I know how hard it is to keep everything clean without going crazy. Here are some tips to sustaining you
Part II: Washing and DryingExpert Tip: Never ever use the same bucket that you used for the tires and wheels to mix car wash soap for the body of your car. Brake dust is corrosive and any left over brake dust in the bucket could harm your car's paint. Always use a separate bucket when washing the car itself.You probably don't like excessive heat and neither does your car. Most car wash products te
Part III: InteriorWe couldn't provide steps on how to detail a car without mentioning a few interior golden nuggets. We spend a lot of our time inside our cars. The daily commute, taking the kids to soccer practice and the family dog all put wear and tear on our poor cars interior. Food crumbs, drink stains and smells galore make the interior a chore to clean but we have some good advice that can
Right up there with BBQ parties and baseball games, spending a nice Saturday afternoon washing and detailing your car is one of the best things about summer for car guys. To help you with that Saturday afternoon ritual, we've compiled a few tips for cleaning up your baby and keeping her that way.Be sure to read the other parts of this story:Part II: Washing and DryingPart III: Interior CleaningPar
Cars are very significant investments - and, unfortunately, investments mostly doomed to depreciation. They can also embody the image that we want to show to friends, coworkers, and other drivers. Keeping your car looking new keeps its resale value up, makes it last longer, and helps avoid more costly headaches in the future. A car that looks good on the outside leaves a good impression, and helps