Keep your car looking brand new – Tips and Tricks from the experts

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Your car is your baby, your pride and joy. Most of all it keeps you connected to people. Everyone loves that new car smell, the inviting seats and most of all the subtle purr of the engine when you turn the key, but what’s the secret to keeping it brand new? Cars just like humans like looking good; ageless. Here are our top 4 Tips and Tricks we’ve sourced from car experts and fanatics alike. If you have any tips you’d like to share, then add it to the comment section below.

  1. Keep it clean

All blogs we’ve come across, stress the importance of keeping your car clean, this is why we’ve made it our number 1 tip. Alex Goy from XCar.com says that it is silly but it’s a good idea. “Keep your ride clean. That may sound like a silly one, but a clean car is always a good idea. If you don’t fancy doing it yourself, there’s plenty of people who will for a small fee. Who wants to drive around in a car full of rubbish and covered in filth? I know I don’t… “(Junkcarmedic.com) Always keep a roll of black bags in your boot which will make it that much easier to throw away unwanted items.

  1. Invest in good car cleaning products

At MobeeCarWash we take pride in knowing that the products we use are the best quality and we recommend that you do the same. All our MobeeWashers will tell you that this can make a difference when using a lot of an ineffective product versus a little of a good product. RoyalTouchCarWash breaks down the science behind it:

“Never use common cleaners or detergents on your vehicle. The strong solvents in most cleaning products will break down and damage paint, vinyl, leather, and rubber. Laundry detergent especially is highly alkaline, and like all household, soaps will leave a film residue which will dull the shine.”

Ask one of our MobeeWashers to recommend the right products if you have any doubt.

  1. Claybar Treatments are a must

If you haven’t heard about it then you’ve been missing out. What is it? Claybar Treatments protect and add shine to your car’s paint. We love the way AutoGeek explains it, proving insights as to why it is important. Here is what they had to say:

“Your vehicle is under constant assault from airborne pollutants. Brake dust, industrial fallout, acid rain deposits and rail dust all can adhere to your vehicle. These contaminants often contain metal particulates, which accounts for the ease with which they penetrate the clear coat to attack the paint below. These contaminants then oxidize and they allow rust to spread beneath the clear coat. Tiny orange spots today, total paint system failure tomorrow! Detailing clay removes these contaminants in order to keep the paint healthy and vibrant.”

You can book this treatment with MobeeCarWash.

  1. Protect your seats – especially if you have a pet.

We all love our furry animals but their paws can often cause scratches, especially when they’re getting excited for a run or walk. Here are a few seat protectors we’ve found online to save you the hassle of an endless search. Here are 3 budget-friendly options.

  1. R 188.77: 1100X490MM Waterproof Front Car Seat Protector Cover Pet Mat Blanket For Cat and Do (https://www.pricecheck.co.za)
  2. R320: Waterproof Hammock Pet Seat Cover for Cars & SUV with Seat Anchors, Nonslip, Dog Seat Cover (www.takealot.com )
  3. R590: Pet seat cover (https://www.pricecheck.co.za)

Now that you have the seats protected you can hit the road with your four-legged companion without scratching your investment.

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