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Easy Tips for Interior Auto Detailing

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Your detailing working on the exterior of your car is mostly enjoyed by others as you’re driving around, while the interior matters the most to you while you’re driving. Some aspects of interior detailing can be a pain from disgusting grime to hard to reach cracks and crevices, but these tips should give you a couple new ideas to try while speeding up the detailing process.

Interior Auto Detailing Tips

    1. For interiors that have seen better days and have been neglected, use a leaf blower or air compressor to blow out as much dirt and debris from the car as possible. It helps if you use a carpet and upholstery brush to agitate the carpets and seats to free any dirt that is deep down in the fibers. Compressed air also works great for blowing dirt out of tight, hard to reach places.
    2. Don’t spray cleaners and protectants directly onto delicate areas or electronics such as the center console, dash, unlock buttons/window buttons, perforated leather seats and the plastic gauge cluster. Spray your product onto a towel or applicator pad so you can better control where the product goes and how much product you use.
    3. Start with the top of the interior and work your way down. As your detailing dust and dirt will fall and soil what you’ve previously cleaned it. Work smart, not hard.
    4. Use the least aggressive method and products first. For example, if you are cleaning leather seats and they are slightly dirty, try using a microfiber towel and leather cleaner. If that doesn’t clean the seats to your satisfaction, spray cleaner onto the leather seats (do not do this for perforated leather, spray cleaner into the bristles of the brush) and agitate with a soft brush and remove the cleaner with a microfiber towel after agitation.
    5. If you like the look of carpet stripes they can easily be achieved by using a vacuum and by pulling the carpet fibers in opposite directions.
    6. It’s much easier to clean the windshield from the passenger seat and when needed to lean over the center console area. Remember to always spray your glass cleaner onto your glass cleaning towel. To obtain the right hand and arm position, turn your right hand so your palm is facing up and then turn your pinky side down until your elbow is facing up (counter clockwise) and it will be much easier to access the windshield without fighting the steering wheel.
    7. Check to see if your cup holders are easily removable. It makes heavily soiled and stained cup holders much easier to clean as you can leave them to soak in hot, soapy water while you work on other areas of the interior.
    8. Contact AAA Auto Spa at (647)848-3223 to book your appointment.
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Best Winter Auto Detailing Tips

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Once again it’s below zero degrees and winter detailing can be tricky if you’re dealing with below freezing temperatures and tons of road salt. I like to focus on protection during these winter months and worry less about how beautiful of my paint looks by using tough and durable sealants. These winter detailing tips will hopefully make your winter car care a little easier and give you new ideas to play around with and try for yourself. Depending on your skill level some of these tips will be old news, but hopefully, throughout the next couple of blogs there will be at least a few tips that help you more.

 Winter Detailing Tips

  1. It’s best to remove salt from your vehicle as soon as possible. Salt is notorious for prematurely degrading and damaging waxes and sealants.
  2. Use hot water in your wash bucket to help loosen salt and dirt. The warm water also won’t instantly freeze on your vehicle in the colder temperatures and it will help to keep your hands warmer while washing.
  3. Rinseless and waterless washes are great options when the temperature is too cold to use running water. They can be done just about everywhere and do not require any running water beside for filling your initial bucket with rinse less wash solution.
  4. Wear a pair of nitrile gloves over top of your winter gloves to keep your hands dry and toasty.
  5. Use a spray wax or sealant after your wash to help refortify your wax or sealant previously applied.
  6. If you have salt stain on your carpets, floor mats or seats use a solution of half water and half distilled vinegar to remove them. It could take multiple scrubbing sessions and applications to completely remove some salt stains.
  7. Be careful when using ice scrapers. They are designed to safely remove ice and snow from windows, not from paint or plastic surfaces   Please call (647)848-3223 to book your next appointment.
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Automatic car wash ,What you need to know!

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Let’s see why you need to stay away from automatic car wash. It happened to all of us at one point or another… And it’s affected us for the rest of our lives, leaving an imprint of trauma to follow us everywhere we go. There’s no escape from it as adults. We walk around with the shadow of it, knowing that we may never fully heal from the experience. What horrors could I be describing? The horrors of the Automatic Carwash. It came looming and out of nowhere.

Its hungry arches sharp and frightening, waiting to swallow us whole like the entrance to some demonic Haunted House attraction at a carnival in hell. And it gets worse from there. Automatic Carwashes are still the worst, now that we’re adults. But for slightly less irrational reasons than we had when we were kids. They’re not safe for a number of reasons, most of which are completely rational.

So let’s walk through our Hall of Horrors which document why Automatic Car washes are just no good for your car. First of all, they scratch. Just like a rabid monster in the depths of darkness, Automatic Carwashes have claws. The old, touch-bristles these carwashes use to clean your car are rarely cleaned themselves. Because of this, these bristles have old guck stuck onto them, the residue of which is scratched into the sides of your innocent car. Even when they are cleaned, these bristles are sharp and do your car more damage then they do favours. And if these claws of death are not enough to make you go running in the other direction, let’s talk poison. That’s right, these beasts are full of poison (which they shoot towards their unsuspecting victims like from the fangs of a rattlesnake). Of course, we’re only talking about the harsh chemicals that these carwashes use to break the bond between the dirt and your car’s paint job. The chemicals these automatic car washes use are rarely environmentally sound, often utilizing harsh acids that will undoubtedly strip away any protective coating on your vehicle.

If claws and poison haven’t frightened you then high-pressure water systems probably won’t either. But they’re definitely not good for your car. Automatic carwashes use high-pressure water sprays to clean away at the chemicals they’ve slathered your vehicle in. And they can be definitely damaging. The problem presented by high pressure water systems is that they enforce water into areas where water really shouldn’t be going, occasionally damaging your car and its electrical components. What comes next may shock even the bravest of souls, so we urge you to continue reading at your own risk. We’re getting into the darkest, most frightening part of the automatic car wash. Trigger warnings may apply: We all know the worst part of the automatic carwash is always saved for last. And it’s a terrifying finale of epic of proportions. The automatic dryer. Waiting by the exit of carwash like a spider hanging from above. Waiting. Watching. Until you think you’re finally safe. Hanging from above the exit, like a cruel joke, to descend upon you and vacuum your vehicle dry. These dryers are harmful, not just to my fragile psyche but to your cars exterior as well. The drying methods of most automatic car washes are ineffective and can overheat your vehicles exterior. The most effective way to dry your car is by hand. In fact, the most effective way to wash a car is by hand – something AAA AUTO SPA does better than any other business out there. And that’s the good news. The great news, even. And it’s why we can finally rest easy. There’s nothing to fear anymore. The nightmare is definitely over. We can go to bed at night safely, knowing that AAA AUTO SPA is out there, keeping the horrors of the automatic carwash at bay. AAA AUTO SPA treats your car with knowledge and respect, ensuring the finest detailing you’re likely to find. So leave the spooky-scary (and abrasive) automatic carwashes for good. They’re only a thing of the past and that’s the way we like it. You can AAA AUTO SPA Now at any time to get their mobile car washing services directly to where you are. Anywhere, anytime. There’s nothing more effective than the AAA AUTO SPA hand detailing services. Call AAA AUTO SPA today to see what they can do for you: (647)848-3223

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How many time a year to do Car Detailing?

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Properly cleaning your car yourself can be a lot of work, so why not let the experts do it for you? It’s important that your car gets detailed regularly, and not just for looks. Read on to learn why you should get your car detailed at least twice a year—every year: You spend a lot of time in your car. Even if you don’t drive the kids to their sports games or do anything other than drive to and from work every day, you still spend a lot of time in your car.

The average driver spends over an hour in their car every day. And anywhere you spend that much time has an impact on your outlook, mood and well-being. Having a clean car means a more peaceful ride to and from work every day, which means you’ll be able to go about your days more calmly. Your car is a breeding ground for germs. Remember that bit about how you spend a lot of time in it every day? Odds are sometimes you go to work with a little bit of a cold. Those germs stay in your car when you leave. Spilled food and drinks also leave germs behind, which attract more germs. There’s also a certain amount of germs your car is naturally exposed to as you drive around every day. All in all, if your car isn’t regularly detailed, it can be a breeding ground for germs. If you’re sick frequently, maybe it’s time to clean those germs out of your car. You’re not the only one who uses it. Your partner and your children are in your car all the time. Sometimes you’ll pick other relatives up at the station. Once in a while you offer a co-worker a ride home from work.

At some point you might even be picking up some distant cousins or your in-laws, and you certainly don’t want them to see your car dirty. You’ll be giving your family a much more pleasant ride if you get your car detailed regularly. You’ll even be protecting them from dangerous germs that can build up in your car. It helps your car retain value. Like any other piece of equipment, a car needs to be well maintained in order to retain its value. If you someday hope to be able to sell your car without taking an extreme loss, you want to make sure you get it detailed regularly. This helps prevent rust and keeps bad odors from becoming stronger. In other words, it helps maintain your car’s value. Considering that most cars lose quite a bit of value the moment they drive off the lot, anything you can do to keep your car valuable is a good thing. Getting your car detailed is about more than just how nice it feels to drive around in a brand new car. It’s also about providing an enjoyable experience for anyone who gets into your car, keeping you and your family healthy, and maintaining your car’s value.

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How to keep your car interior clean

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You love your car and take pride in your ride. You spend good money to keep it healthy, wealthy and wise. You treat your car with respect the same way you’d treat a living being under your care. So, that’s why it’s irritating when it becomes messy and dirty and just plain gross merely days after a detailing.

We get it. We know it’s not always your fault. Other people are just the worst sometimes. They’re always making a mess of your precious living spaces, often giving no thought of the world around them. And who are the worst offenders? Kids. Alright, alright, we know you love your kids. And maybe you somehow even like other people’s children too. But that doesn’t correct the fact they are just plain messy. Seeing a kid with ice cream getting into your car is akin to watching a train collide with a truck in slow motion…. You know that something terrible is about to happen, but there’ just nothing you can really do about it.

On that note: we’re here with your (very important) survival guide to keeping your beautiful car clean and clear and under control. It consists of mostly preventative steps that you can take to stop your car from getting dirty.

So without further ado, here’s our list of the top Eight Ways to Keep You Car’s Interior Clean:

  1. Keep a small trash bag in your car. This is a big one. Your car is like your home: it generates garbage. But unlike our homes, we rarely have a designated location for trash in our cars. And it doesn’t have to be an ugly eyesore! Nope, it can be cute and compact.
  2. Kick off your boots. Before getting into your chariot, try kicking off your shoes or boots from any guck and muck you may have stepped in. Even if it doesn’t feel like there’s anything down there… who knows what could be lurking beneath your feet. This is an especially important piece of advice in the winter.
  3. NO FOOD. This is our personal favorite item on the list, as it’s fully preventative in nature. There’s no better way to clean a mess than avoiding it, to begin with. Sure, you may seem a little Type A, but your beautiful car will be thankful. And so will you.
  4. Change your air fresheners. Air fresheners are a beautiful thing. Cars can be inherently stinky places, what with all the feet nearby and the gas emissions and the close proximity to kids. So keep your space smelling fresh by being consistent with how often you change up your fresheners. The traditional gas-station varieties don’t have very long lifetimes, so maybe buy a few at once.
  5. Vacuum first. Cleaning your car successfully would require an all-together different list. But, when you do decide to get down and dirty with the inside of your vehicle, make sure you vacuum before getting to the details. This is sort of akin to how you need to sweep your kitchen floor before mopping. It gets the preliminary dirt out before you can break out the toothbrush.
  6. Tide To Go. Tide to Go sticks can be lifesavers. If you spill something that could leave a stain, then you’ll be glad you had one around. These won’t actually clean your spill, but if used properly, it will stop the mess from leaving a permanent stain on fabric interiors.
  7. Clean the inside of your car regularly. Okay, so this may not be the most mind-blowing item we’ve got on this list. But it works. By making sure you’re regularly cleaning the inside of your car, you’ll make sure it doesn’t build up any unnecessary and unattractive mess over time.
  8. Call AAA AUTO SPA. So you probably saw this coming by a mile, but it’s still the most useful tip on the list! Call AAA AUTO SPA (647)848-3223 to bring the car wash to your doorstep! It’s an affordable and complete car detailing service that comes to wherever you are.

There may be a lot of instances where keeping your car clean and tidy is out of your hands. And there’s not a lot you can do about that. But you can follow our tidy little list of rules to keep your car’s interior sparkling after your detailing. So what are you waiting for? CONTACT AAA AUTO SPA NOW

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Benefits of using micro-fiber towels to detail your vehicle

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Microfiber is a material that is used in many industries, and it continues to increase in popularity simply because of its effectiveness. This material is created from finely woven polyester and polyimide fibers, both of which are man-made materials. Polyester gives microfiber its durability, while polyamide gives it greater softness. The combination of these materials, as well as the manufacturing process, create a material that stands up to rigorous use and is also suitable for detailing or waxing your vehicle.

Manufacturing microfiber
Before reaching suppliers,  microfiber towels go through a lengthy manufacturing process that begins with yarning and advanced warp knitting. The material is then dried, dyed, lint fixed, ironed, rolled, cut and hemmed.

The manufacturing process creates spaces and channels in the microfiber material that pick up and hold dirt, grime and water. As a result, you often do not need to use chemicals when cleaning with a microfiber towel and the material holds liquids without absorbing them completely.

Benefits of microfiber
Many organizations seek out microfiber for cleaning purposes because of its unique properties. First of all, microfiber does not completely absorb liquids; it merely holds them. This ability makes microfiber towels reusable, while other types of materials would need to be thrown out. Because the towels don’t absorb liquid, they won’t collect bacteria.

Microfiber towels are effectively used in cleaning and detailing, especially in the automotive industry. These towels are durable and withstand more washes than other materials. Unlike rougher materials, microfiber will not scratch the paint on cars or leave lint behind. They are ideal for use on glass and other glossy surfaces.

While microfiber towels are particularly popular in the automotive industry, they are used in any situation where cleanup is needed, such as janitorial work, housekeeping, daycare, hospitals and more. Workers in these situations benefit from microfiber because it does not collect bacteria and can be used repeatedly.

 

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Benefits of waxing and polishing your car

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Benefits of polishing and waxing your car

Whether you have bought a new car or you have already owned your car for several years, car care is always a top concern. This goes beyond tending to the motor and mechanical maintenance. It also includes the aesthetic appearance inside and out. The car paint takes a great deal of punishment since there is no way of avoiding the elements. Fortunately, various treatments like having your car washed or waxed give it an added layer of protection against the sun, snow, and various other harmful factors. It is important, however, to understand the different benefits of each treatment in order to make the right detailing choices.

 

Benefits of polishing

Professional polishing can help restore your auto paint and get your car looking its best. Polishing can correct problems like stone chips, scratches, swirl marks, water spots, and etching. Stone chips and scratches can be caused by various factors and items. It’s important to understand that polishing can remove surface scratches and chip marks but anything that penetrates too deep might to be possible to remove through polishing alone.Lets talk about polishing, Professional polishing is performed in several stages. Once the vehicle is perfectly clean, a compound will need to be applied and worked carefully over the paint surface. This compound has abrasive properties which means that if it is not applied properly, it can do more harm than good. All the more reason to leave this job to the pros!

Lets talk about polishing, Professional polishing is performed in several stages. Once the vehicle is perfectly clean, a compound will need to be applied and worked carefully over the paint surface. This compound has abrasive properties which means that if it is not applied properly, it can do more harm than good. All the more reason to leave this job to the pros!

The calcium carbonate or similar particles in the water are left behind as the water evaporates and leaves spots behind. Swirl marks are often caused by poor washing habits or by automatic car wash machines. Water spots, on the other hand, are usually due to washing your car with hard water and allowing it to dry naturally.  These can be tough to remove once they have set in but, fortunately, polishing can get the job done without a problem. Etching is another problem that is best described as the chemical erosion of the top layer (usually the clear coat) of paint. This can be the result of dead bugs or bird droppings sticking to your car.

One or more compounds with different levels of abrasiveness might be used to remove the damage before a protective layer is applied and your vehicle is buffed to perfection. You will notice that, after polishing your car, dirt will have a tougher time sticking to it and it will be easier to clean. The protective layer of the polish will also help keep harmful impurities in the air from embedding themselves in your paint. Remember, polishing should not be done too often since abrasive compounds are used. If you polish your car too often, it can compromise the quality of the paint.

 

Benefits of waxing

Waxing, unlike polishing, does not involve the use of abrasive compounds which means that it does not wear down the paint. Waxing adds a great protective layer on top of your vehicle paint. This means that it will protect the paint from contaminants in the air, chips, and scratches. Waxing also gives your car a brilliant shine and makes washing much easier. While waxing can help make surface scratches less obvious by filling them, it will not restore your paint in the same way as polish. Another important point to remember is that waxing can and should be done more often than polishing for ongoing protection.

When you need your car to be professionally washed or waxed, call AAA AUTO SPA at (647)848-3223.

Our professional team will come to you anywhere in the Greater Toronto Area.