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10 REASON YOU NEED TO WAX YOUR CAR

10 REASON YOU NEED TO WAX YOUR CAR

10 REASON YOU NEED TO WAX YOUR CAR We always recommend ensuring your vehicle has some form of protection on the paintwork. This isn’t just because we love to see water beading, we know the protection a layer of wax provides the vehicles paintwork and the damage that happens without it. 1. AIRBORNE CONTAMINANTS Just [...]

January 31, 2018 Autoglym Admin Maintaining 0

How to Clean & Protect Your Leather

How to Clean & Protect Your Leather

CLEAN YOUR LEATHER SAFELY & QUICKLY  In this article we look at how you can keep your leather looking like new with Autoglyms Leather Cleaner and Leather Care Balm. One of the most overlooked areas when cleaning a car are your leather seats. They usually receive a quick vacuum, maybe a wipe down with a [...]

January 24, 2018 Autoglym Admin Maintaining 0

Plastic Fantastic

Plastic Fantastic

No matter how glossy your paintwork is, dull and faded plastic trims can bring down the look of any vehicle. Exposure to sunlight, acid rain and road contaminants can quickly transform the deep black plastic that came on your new car to a bleached and faded appearance. Autoglyms NEW Bumper & Trim Gel formula can [...]

October 20, 2017 Autoglym Admin Maintaining 0

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