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Understanding your new vehicles paintwork

Understanding your new vehicles paintwork

Looking to buy a new or second hand car? In this feature we take you through how the different paint technologies have changed over the years, what to look for, what to expect when working on your vehicle and how to protect them for the long term.  Buying a car is an exciting time. Getting [...]

May 23, 2017 Autoglym Admin Maintaining 0

Let’s help you see clearly this winter

Let’s help you see clearly this winter

With winter quickly approaching, early morning fog or late night condensation is a common occurrence. Because of this, the chances of environmental contaminants such as road grime and dirt are more likely to stain and stay on your windows. This reduces visibility, makes your eyes grow tired quicker and can cause safety issues at night [...]

May 16, 2017 Autoglym Admin Maintaining 0

What’s shampoo really made of?

What’s shampoo really made of?

What makes a car shampoo?   We all remember growing up washing our parent’s car, hoping they never saw us drop the sponge on the driveway and even thinking waxing the windows was a good idea (no way it’s only me as a kid). For most it was part of our weekly chores, a chance [...]

May 15, 2017 Autoglym Admin Maintaining 0

Part 5 – Brown tyre walls, dressing the tyre and choosing the finish

Part 5 – Brown tyre walls, dressing the tyre and choosing the finish

Cleaning tyres before dressing can be either be done with the shampoo or for contaminated tyres, wheel cleaner when cleaning the wheels. Dressing a tyre should always be done at the very end after washing the car BUT Before Wheel Protector is added. For those suffering browning on tyres, this is a whole topic on [...]

March 30, 2017 Autoglym Admin Maintaining 0

Part 4 – Keeping The Wheels Clean

Part 4 – Keeping The Wheels Clean

In this article you will find out what you can do after cleaning the wheel to ensure they stay cleaner for longer. If you have dark coloured wheel we also look at the ways you can keep the shine using the same products used on the car panels. FINISHING & DRESSING THE WHEEL Once you [...]

March 30, 2017 Autoglym Admin Maintaining 0

Part 3 – Cleaning the Wheel

Part 3 – Cleaning the Wheel

In this section we look at how to apply the correct wheel cleaner to the wheels, how to agitate correctly, rinse and ensure you have clean wheels. HOW TO APPLY WHEEL CLEANER PROPERLY Not applying wheel cleaner correctly, leaving it on too long or not rinsing enough is one of the most common mistakes and [...]

March 29, 2017 Autoglym Admin Maintaining 0

Part 2 – Wheel Cleaning In Detail

Part 2 – Wheel Cleaning In Detail

Choosing the Correct Wheel Cleaner & Tools Once you know what your wheels and finish are made from, then selecting the best wheel cleaner and tools to do the job is the next step. Traditional alloy wheels – those that come as the plain silver looking wheels have been the traditional wheel for many manufacturers. [...]

March 27, 2017 Autoglym Admin Maintaining 0

Wheel Cleaning & Maintenance In Detail

Wheel Cleaning & Maintenance In Detail

Understanding Your Wheels & Nuts Compound & Finish Not many cars sold or on the road today come with the classic steel wheels and plastic hub caps. Modern manufacturing processes have taken the alloy wheel from the options list onto the standard kit over the last decade, however these alloys and designs are again evolving. [...]

March 27, 2017 Autoglym Admin Maintaining 0

Remove Unsightly Scratch Damage With Paint Renovator

Remove Unsightly Scratch Damage With Paint Renovator

We have all done it sometime or other, scraping our car against an unseen pole or wall and just cringing at the thought of the damage. Most time the damage would be considered worthy of a call to the insurance company however in many cases grabbing a particular bottle of Autoglym can save your insurance [...]

February 23, 2017 Autoglym Admin Maintaining 0

How to clean an Alcantara Steering Wheel.

How to clean an Alcantara Steering Wheel.

Alcantara is a synthetic fabric found in many high end or performance vehicles, used on both seats and steering wheels as well as dash and interior linings. Made from 68% polyester and 32% polyurethane manufactures are now using the fabric to trim dash and door linings both to save weight, add a softer feel over [...]

February 10, 2017 Autoglym Admin Maintaining 0