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Honda CR-V

What Is a Waterless Car Wash

It is a process in which no water is used to clean the vehicle before and after the carwash. However the products used during the process do contain water. Waterless wash must not be confused with a no-rinse wash, since no-rinse wash still uses water during the process even if it's in small quantity. This is a simple process and only requires a high lubricity pre-mixed spray detailer to spray over the dirty surfaces and a clean microfiber cloth is used to wipe the spray off the car.

Here are some of the positive and negative factors to consider before you go for a waterless carwash.

Positive Appeal

The foremost obvious benefit is in its being ôenvironmental friendly. No water is required throughout the process; hence no water consumption takes place, preserving our reservoirs of precious Adam's ale.

This method is faster than the conventional ones, saving your precious hours of the day from getting wasted over the process.

The lubricants used in the waterless wash leave a thin layer of protective finish over the surface, allowing more dust resistance after the wash.

The process not only removes dust from your car but also other forms of contamination including bugs and road tar.

You don't need large or dedicated spaces and hoses for water to carry out the process. You can give your car a waterless bathe within your car park.

Negative Edge

Alas, the rose has some thorns. The waterless method also has some disadvantages which cannot be ignored.

These washes fail miserably at times when your car is totally filthy and covered with heavy grime and mud. It will take until the end of times to wipe off all the contaminations off the surface with this waterless wash.

Since the products used in the process require no rinsing, it is speculated that the contaminations left behind will potentially drag along the surface that only spells one thing: scratches. Also wash trails will be left behind, being visible in light and bruising the beauty of your vehicle.

Seeking reliable help for your Honda CR-V wash?

If you live in Washington, Morgantown or South Hill, you can easily get an expert advice for getting either a waterless or conventional car wash for your Honda CR-V, from the professionals at Washington Auto Mall.

 

Washington Auto Mall specializes in new Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Scion, and has a wide selection of quality used vehicles and certified pre-owned vehicles. Located in Washington, PA. Serving Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia.


This entry was posted in Washington Auto Mall and tagged Washington Auto Mall, Honda CRV, honda maintenance, New Honda, suv maintenance, Used Honda, Washington Honda, Washington Honda CR-V on 11/30/2015 at 4:45 PM

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Toyota RAV4

There are few of us who treat our cars like queens: doing a full new paint job for a single paint chip falling off the side of the car. And then there are few others who have found all sorts of fancy uses for their cars: their cars are their dining places, luggage storage areas, libraries and what not. Both extreme cases lead to causing damage to your cars in the long run. Here are some things you might be doing unintentionally to your Toyota RAV4 that might harm your car for good.

Never eat inside your car. It will not only leave grease marks on the inner surfaces but also lead to bugs and insects finding their way into your car, allured by the crumbs that fall off your food. Also the leftover crumbs will leave behind unpleasant odors in your car.

Don't wash your car regularly with chemicals. Its okay to wash the dirt off with plain water but don't use harsh cleaners regularly as it will weaken the paint of your exterior.

Avoid using all-purpose interior cleaner at all costs. Don't fool yourself into believing that a single chemical will be suitable to clean all the different materials inside your car. It is not recommended to use a single cleaner for different materials like plastic, glass and leather etc.

A simple scratch or stain is not a good enough reason to buff your car. By doing so you are scratching the micron layer off your car, diminishing the shielding power of your paint. If you are really bothered by the tiny blemish or scar over your hood, use paint cleaner or glaze filler instead of buffing.

Claying regularly is a big no-no for decontaminating your car paint. Clay surely does the cleaning part well but at the expense of creating undesirable tiny scratches over the shiny surface of your car. You can also use sealant with your wax to do a flawless job.

Don't take your car to just any garage for detailing. It might land you into the merciless claws of mechanics that pretend to fix your car but end up screwing all the nuts and bolts of your vehicle and taking advantage of your innocence. You sure don't want that to happen to you.

Use your flexible spine to place your luggage, grocery bags and backpacks on the ground instead of placing them over the roof of your car as it may scratch the paint, or in worst cases dent the outer surface of your car.

If you are in Washington, and want to get the detailing job done for your Toyota RAV4, hire the experts at Washington Auto Mall.

 

Washington Auto Mall specializes in new Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Scion, and has a wide selection of quality used vehicles and certified pre-owned vehicles. Located in Washington, PA. Serving Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia.


This entry was posted in Washington Auto Mall and tagged Washington Auto Mall, New Toyota, Toyota maintenance, Toyota RAV4, Used Toyota, Washington Toyota, Washington Toyota RAV4 on 11/24/2015 at 4:45 PM

2015-toyota-rav4

Toyota RAV4

There are few of us who treat our cars like queens: doing a full new paint job for a single paint chip falling off the side of the car. And then there are few others who have found all sorts of fancy uses for their cars: their cars are their dining places, luggage storage areas, libraries and what not. Both extreme cases lead to causing damage to your cars in the long run. Here are some things you might be doing unintentionally to your Toyota RAV4 that might harm your car for good.

Never eat inside your car. It will not only leave grease marks on the inner surfaces but also lead to bugs and insects finding their way into your car, allured by the crumbs that fall off your food. Also the leftover crumbs will leave behind unpleasant odors in your car.

Don't wash your car regularly with chemicals. Its okay to wash the dirt off with plain water but don't use harsh cleaners regularly as it will weaken the paint of your exterior.

Avoid using all-purpose interior cleaner at all costs. Don't fool yourself into believing that a single chemical will be suitable to clean all the different materials inside your car. It is not recommended to use a single cleaner for different materials like plastic, glass and leather etc.

A simple scratch or stain is not a good enough reason to buff your car. By doing so you are scratching the micron layer off your car, diminishing the shielding power of your paint. If you are really bothered by the tiny blemish or scar over your hood, use paint cleaner or glaze filler instead of buffing.

Claying regularly is a big no-no for decontaminating your car paint. Clay surely does the cleaning part well but at the expense of creating undesirable tiny scratches over the shiny surface of your car. You can also use sealant with your wax to do a flawless job.

Don't take your car to just any garage for detailing. It might land you into the merciless claws of mechanics that pretend to fix your car but end up screwing all the nuts and bolts of your vehicle and taking advantage of your innocence. You sure don't want that to happen to you.

Use your flexible spine to place your luggage, grocery bags and backpacks on the ground instead of placing them over the roof of your car as it may scratch the paint, or in worst cases dent the outer surface of your car.

If you are in Washington, and want to get the detailing job done for your Toyota RAV4, hire the experts at Washington Auto Mall.

 

Washington Auto Mall specializes in new Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Scion, and has a wide selection of quality used vehicles and certified pre-owned vehicles. Located in Washington, PA. Serving Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia.


This entry was posted in Washington Auto Mall and tagged Washington Auto Mall, New Toyota, Toyota maintenance, Toyota RAV4, Used Toyota, Washington Toyota, Washington Toyota RAV4 on 11/24/2015 at 4:45 PM

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Toyota Prius

The regenerative technology that feeds the batteries with captured energy from braking and cruising keeps the electric motor's battery pack charged. In other words, hybrids are actually recharging themselves while you drive. The battery size of hybrids has shrunk considerably small, lowering the overall vehicle weight and resulting in improved efficiency.

Hybrids are hot favorites because of their high fuel economy; they make the electric motor do as much of the work as possible. The Toyota Prius, being the most popular hybrid vehicle, has a mileage of about 50 miles per gallon on both highway and in the city.

The ôplug-in hybrids have taken the technology a step further by allowing full electric operation over a limited range (roughly 30 to 40 miles). Your average plug-in hybrid can get around without the gas engine at all, as long as the battery pack is sufficiently charged. In ôdual modes, the gasoline engine shuts off when it's not needed: for example when you are coasting to a stop.

Hybrid vehicles range in size from compact two-seaters to four-seaters, as well as three-row SUVs to eight-passengers, however most are categorize as compact or midsize sedans. All-electric models and dedicated hybrids are packaged to minimize any compromise in passenger space and cargo capacity.

You are also at advantage with hybrids when it comes to payback value. Most car makers offer longer coverage for components specific to hybrid (about eight years of guarantee). This gets you covered in case some issue arises with the batteries or the electric motor.

Your hybrid vehicle has no dearth of luxuries: navigation system, smart phone interfaces, heated seats, climate control, rearview cameras, keyless start systems, unique storage solutions and extra seating fixtures plus many other luxuries come standard with hybrid vehicles.

If you live in South hills and want to buy your Toyota Prius, one of the affordable hybrids with more value for money, visit Washington Auto Mall and get the best deal on high quality hybrids.

 

Washington Auto Mall specializes in new Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Scion, and has a wide selection of quality used vehicles and certified pre-owned vehicles. Located in Washington, PA. Serving Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia.


This entry was posted in Washington Auto Mall and tagged Washington Auto Mall, New Toyota, Toyota maintenance, Toyota Prius, Used Toyota, Washington Toyota, Washington Toyota Prius on 11/19/2015 at 4:45 PM

toyota_prius_hybrid_2015

Toyota Prius

The regenerative technology that feeds the batteries with captured energy from braking and cruising keeps the electric motor's battery pack charged. In other words, hybrids are actually recharging themselves while you drive. The battery size of hybrids has shrunk considerably small, lowering the overall vehicle weight and resulting in improved efficiency.

Hybrids are hot favorites because of their high fuel economy; they make the electric motor do as much of the work as possible. The Toyota Prius, being the most popular hybrid vehicle, has a mileage of about 50 miles per gallon on both highway and in the city.

The ôplug-in hybrids have taken the technology a step further by allowing full electric operation over a limited range (roughly 30 to 40 miles). Your average plug-in hybrid can get around without the gas engine at all, as long as the battery pack is sufficiently charged. In ôdual modes, the gasoline engine shuts off when it's not needed: for example when you are coasting to a stop.

Hybrid vehicles range in size from compact two-seaters to four-seaters, as well as three-row SUVs to eight-passengers, however most are categorize as compact or midsize sedans. All-electric models and dedicated hybrids are packaged to minimize any compromise in passenger space and cargo capacity.

You are also at advantage with hybrids when it comes to payback value. Most car makers offer longer coverage for components specific to hybrid (about eight years of guarantee). This gets you covered in case some issue arises with the batteries or the electric motor.

Your hybrid vehicle has no dearth of luxuries: navigation system, smart phone interfaces, heated seats, climate control, rearview cameras, keyless start systems, unique storage solutions and extra seating fixtures plus many other luxuries come standard with hybrid vehicles.

If you live in South hills and want to buy your Toyota Prius, one of the affordable hybrids with more value for money, visit Washington Auto Mall and get the best deal on high quality hybrids.

 

Washington Auto Mall specializes in new Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Scion, and has a wide selection of quality used vehicles and certified pre-owned vehicles. Located in Washington, PA. Serving Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia.


This entry was posted in Washington Auto Mall and tagged Washington Auto Mall, New Toyota, Toyota maintenance, Toyota Prius, Used Toyota, Washington Toyota, Washington Toyota Prius on 11/19/2015 at 4:45 PM

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