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Spring Cleaning for your Car

March 1, 2011
The sun is out … finally! Not only are the days brighter and warmer, but those spots on our cars are way more visible. It’s time for a good washing! In past blogs, I’ve shared the importance of routine maintenance on your vehicle – not only under the trunk, but the exterior as well. Keeping your car healthy and clean creates added value on your car (when looking to trade in) and extends the life of your vehicle (for those who hold onto things a little longer). Entering and departing the winter season is a good starting point for a bath. In order to keep a healthy paint job (looking shiny and new), you need to remove all dirt, salt and “winter charm” from our rides. And whether you spend $20 or $100 to do so is up to you – as long as the job gets done! If you’re the “hands on” type of guy or gal, check out the proper gear to a good wash. But if time is of the essence, then run on down to your nearest dealership or car wash to get the job done. I recommend going “all out” for a post-winter car wash! (just this once) And if you’re ever interested in getting your vehicle professionally detailed by one of my guys, come on in! (Car = $200 , Truck/SUV = $265)
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Detailing your ride

November 2, 2010

Kirk and I finishing up!

I think it’s more of a guy thing, but both my brothers are OBSESSED with cleaning their cars. With special shammies and expensive cleaning supplies, you’ll catch my brothers on their driveways once a week! How does McCarthy detail cars? After speaking to the Manager of our Vehicle Preparation Department, Kirk Rogers, I learned there’s a lot more to it than running it through the wash. Every pre-owned vehicle goes through the same detailing process, starting with an entire wash down of the vehicle, including the engine and undercarriage. Next, Kirk and the boys shampoo the carpets and steam clean the interior; including bed-liner and cup-holders. Afterward, they use a special cleaner on the door jamb, tires and engine (aka make them shiny!). Next is the polishing and to finish it off, they apply a coat of wax. Kirk Rogers has been detailing vehicles for the last 16 years and has 13 men working under him, apart of two separate crews working from 7 a.m. – midnight everyday. If you’re ever interested in getting your vehicle professionally detailed by one of my guys, come on in! (Car = $200 , Truck/SUV = $265)