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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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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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Honda Pilot

We all know the secret to keeping our vehicles shiny and glossy lies while keeping the paint intact, be it sunshine or snow. Waxing and buffing are two ways to retain the glossy armor of your cars for a long period of time. Here is an easy guide to show how you can do it yourself at home.

Why Pair Buffing With Waxing

The ultimate benefit of buffing is that when you do it before waxing, it restores the shielding properties of the original clear coat. Buffering takes off the outer fine layer from the top of the surface and reveals the inner fresh paint underneath it. The compound that is used in buffing is then applied to scratch off this fresh paint.

How often is buffing required

Typically, your car only requires buffering once a year, unless you live in a coastal area. In coastal areas, the salt content present in the air corrodes the paint faster. Also, it is important to note that if your car do not see much of the daylight and if its paint is in good condition, use only polish instead of compound while buffing.

Tools You Will Need

It's a onetime investment to buy all the tools you will need for doing your wax job at home. You will need: electrical orbital buffer or high speed angle grinder, buffing pads, buffing compound, car polish, car wax, and microfiber cloth.

TIP: Although angle grinder gives the best result, it is not recommended for the first-timers as they are difficult to use and may cause damage to car if mishandled. On the other hand, orbital buffers are easy to use but it requires extra work and longer time to even out the scratches. So choose the tool according to your skill level.

Step 1

If buffing is needed, start here. Otherwise skip to step 2.

Cover all heavily scratched surfaces with a generous amount of compound. Make sure the compound does not come into contact with rubber, glass or chrome on the surrounding surface. Turn the buffer on, and with gentle circular motions, only work one quarter of a panel at a time. It will prevent the surface from burning and will give a smooth new look to the surface. Only use circular motions and refrain from applying extra force.

Step2

Apply car wax over the surface with a buffer. Instead of keeping the buffer on throughout the wax application make sure you turn it on and off after regular intervals. It will avoid clusters of wax from accumulating at a single place. Use a good quality microfiber cloth to remove excess wax off the surface. Again, use circular motions to do so as it will give a better glossy finish.

TIP: Wax your car every three months to keep it shiny as new.

Want to get the wax job done on your Honda Pilot?

If you are a resident of Morgantown and seeking an expert to get your car job done, visit us 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 maintenance, Honda Pilot, new honda used honda, Washington Honda, Washington Honda Pilot on 11/10/2015 at 4:39 PM

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Honda Pilot

We all know the secret to keeping our vehicles shiny and glossy lies while keeping the paint intact, be it sunshine or snow. Waxing and buffing are two ways to retain the glossy armor of your cars for a long period of time. Here is an easy guide to show how you can do it yourself at home.

Why Pair Buffing With Waxing

The ultimate benefit of buffing is that when you do it before waxing, it restores the shielding properties of the original clear coat. Buffering takes off the outer fine layer from the top of the surface and reveals the inner fresh paint underneath it. The compound that is used in buffing is then applied to scratch off this fresh paint.

How often is buffing required

Typically, your car only requires buffering once a year, unless you live in a coastal area. In coastal areas, the salt content present in the air corrodes the paint faster. Also, it is important to note that if your car do not see much of the daylight and if its paint is in good condition, use only polish instead of compound while buffing.

Tools You Will Need

It's a onetime investment to buy all the tools you will need for doing your wax job at home. You will need: electrical orbital buffer or high speed angle grinder, buffing pads, buffing compound, car polish, car wax, and microfiber cloth.

TIP: Although angle grinder gives the best result, it is not recommended for the first-timers as they are difficult to use and may cause damage to car if mishandled. On the other hand, orbital buffers are easy to use but it requires extra work and longer time to even out the scratches. So choose the tool according to your skill level.

Step 1

If buffing is needed, start here. Otherwise skip to step 2.

Cover all heavily scratched surfaces with a generous amount of compound. Make sure the compound does not come into contact with rubber, glass or chrome on the surrounding surface. Turn the buffer on, and with gentle circular motions, only work one quarter of a panel at a time. It will prevent the surface from burning and will give a smooth new look to the surface. Only use circular motions and refrain from applying extra force.

Step2

Apply car wax over the surface with a buffer. Instead of keeping the buffer on throughout the wax application make sure you turn it on and off after regular intervals. It will avoid clusters of wax from accumulating at a single place. Use a good quality microfiber cloth to remove excess wax off the surface. Again, use circular motions to do so as it will give a better glossy finish.

TIP: Wax your car every three months to keep it shiny as new.

Want to get the wax job done on your Honda Pilot?

If you are a resident of Morgantown and seeking an expert to get your car job done, visit us 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 maintenance, Honda Pilot, new honda used honda, Washington Honda, Washington Honda Pilot on 11/10/2015 at 4:39 PM

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Honda Civic

Car batteries and our hearts are both power houses: the former powering the metallic body whereas the latter pumping inside the muscular carcass. Both power houses require proper care and maintenance to provide us high quality of living. Just like a healthy heart is vital for the timed survival of mortals, a properly stored and charged car battery is crucial to keep the car going.

Battery Inspection

Inspect the electrolyte level of your battery once every month. It can be done by inspecting the sides and exterior of the battery. To check from the side of the battery, clean the battery with a wet cloth. Never use a dry cloth, as it will create friction and may cause explosion. If the electrolyte level is in between UPPER LEVEL line and LOWER LEVEL line, everything is perfect and no action is required. But if the level is halfway below the LOWER LEVEL line, immediately add purified water up to the UPPER LEVEL line. To check from the exterior, look out for any cracks and leakage and ensure the exhaust holes are clear of any dust and impurities. Also make sure your battery clamps and terminals are not loose. Secure them firmly in place if they are.

Discharged Battery Indicators

Your battery gives you visible signs when it needs your special attention. You will notice a prolonged delay in the startup of your engine and indicator light as well as dimness in the brightness of lights when accelerator is pressed. Generally, those cars that only operate at night or are equipped with more electronic accessories are more likely to discharge sooner than the others. Do remember that your car battery uses up to 10 to 30 mA even if it's not in use and will die within one to 3 months if not charged properly.

Invest In a Proper Battery Charger

The proper functioning of battery implies that it gets charged properly. Cheap trickle battery chargers are a bad investment and give you no benefit at all. Always make a smart investment choice with tender chargers because on top of having warranties for up to 10 years they also have exceptional features including ability to compensate according to temperature, automatically switch to float mode when fully charged, have shock-free hookup, and reverse polarity protection.

Test Your Tender Charger

Your new tender charger is likely to remain in its charging mode in its initial few days. When the light on the charger lights up, it indicates that it has shifted to the storage mode. If the light is not on, use a multimeter set to check the charge. Your charger should be ideally showing up to 14.4 volts of charging and anything lower than 12.6 indicates your tender charger is not working.

If you happen to live in South Hills and wants to get the battery of your Honda Civic checked by trusted service providers, feel free to meet 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, Honda Civic, honda maintenance, New Honda, Used Honda, Washington Honda, Washington Honda Civic on 11/05/2015 at 4:39 PM

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