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Refresh Your Car: Breathe the Fresh Air

Saturday, 15 June 2013 09:43:03 BST

Many of us appear to spend a large part of our lives in our cars and this means that we like to make this space as calming and comforting as possible. Bad smells and mess make us resent the time that we spend in a car and therefore many of us use specialised car cleaning products and car valeting equipment to keep our car interiors clean and tidy.

However, to truly mask and diffuse bad smells in your car you should consider installing an air freshener. There are many different types available and each cover or remove smells in different ways. Traditional hanging cardboard car air fresheners are cheap and they release a fragrance when they are exposed to the air. However, they can be overpowering and they are limited by a short life expectancy.

Vent sick air fresheners are a cost effective solution to cardboard air fresheners. They clip onto your car’s air vents and then their fragrance is released as air passes over them. They are less overpowering and have a longer life expectancy. Ultimately both of these air fresheners help to eradicate bad smells in your car cheaply. However, overtime you will find that investing in an oil diffuser or wick will provide you with a longer lasting fragrance and it will be more cost effective.
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Having a Positive Effect on Your Car's Appearance

Friday, 14 June 2013 09:26:13 BST

It often feels like we are in a constant battle against dust and dirt when it comes to keeping our cars clean and shiny. Yet there are now several specialist products available which are specifically designed to repel dust and dirt to revitalise the look of your car. When it comes to cleaning your car, popular and effective car valeting equipment includes microfiber cleaning cloths. These synthetic cloths are perfect for maintaining the appearance of your vehicle because they are fine and soft, yet they have abrasive qualities which allow you to protect and gently clean your cars delicate bodywork.

Microfiber cloths are incredibly absorbent and therefore will allow you to remove fine areas of dirt and grime from your vehicle. As they are synthetic, these cloths can be rinsed out and they are also machine washable, making them the perfect car cleaning tool which can be used repeatedly to produce great results. Interestingly microfiber cloths are great at picking up dirt and dust which is negatively charged because their fibres are positively charged.

Overall, microfiber cleaning cloths are perfect for removing dust, dirt and grime from your car. Their strong, fine and absorbent qualities mean that they will positively improve your cars appearance without damaging its bodywork.
Posted in News By AVCSL Car Valeting

How to use a Traffic Film Remover Like a Pro

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 09:45:30 BST

What some people might not know is that a heavy duty TFR is the Superman of the car cleaning product world. Strange but true! A Traffic film remover has the strength to tackle areas that most other cleaners won't touch. Want to clean your wheel trims? Try a Car car TFR remover. In this article, we'll show you how to use a traffic film remover like a pro.

Never forget to dilute

Always remember that a traffic film remover is stronger than most cleaners. Dilute to a strength that suits your needs. Grimy areas might need a ratio of 4 parts water to 1 cup cleaner.

Use your product carefully

Always read the instructions carefully and make sure the product you use is suitable for your vehicle. A TFR for a truck engine might not suitable for your car, for example.

Use the right tool to apply

A jet wash lance is great for applying quickly and effectively over a large surface area.

Don't forget safety first

Don't use it if you're allergic to chemicals - have someone else clean your vehicle with the product instead. Make sure it's done outside or in a well ventilated area and ensure they are wearing suitable clothing.
Posted in News By AVCSL Car Valeting

The Importance of a Car Air Freshener

Monday, 10 June 2013 09:36:18 BST

How much time do you spend in your car? Doing the maths surrounding car use can surprise most people. Even an hour a day spent behind the wheel will mean over 15 days per year staring at the road ahead.

There is no excuse for not making your car as pleasant as possible if you spend several days a year there and the simplest and cheapest way to do this is by installing a car air freshener. While a full car valet can cost time and money an air freshener can improve the ambience of a car’s interior quickly and affordably.

The sense of smell is one of the strongest and most evocative we have. Smells can evoke memories and even calm people while out on the road. Car air fresheners are such an affordable solution to in-car maintenance it should be the first item on any anybody’s ‘to-do’ list when it is time to spruce up the car.

Car valeting equipment such as hoovers, polish and fabric cleaners are important aspects of car maintenance. Not only does it create a happy environment for those hours on the road it will help to remove odours and improve sell-on value. The humble car air freshener is just as important and comes at an incredibly low price.
Posted in News By AVCSL Car Valeting

Unusual Gift Ideas: Car Valeting

Monday, 22 April 2013 10:18:01 BST

Do you know someone whose car is permanently in a mess, with dirt on the exterior, windows you can hardly see through and an interior that is so filled with detritus that you can only smell the dirt? Actually, most working mums have cars like this. In fact, any family with young children and/or dogs will usually have at least one car that needs a really good clean.

Some people with cars in this much of a mess might be perfectly happy to drive around with their windows open. Be very careful not to offer these people help, as they might be highly offended at the very mention of valeting products. On the other hand, if you know someone who just hasn’t got the time to tidy and clean their car, why not give them a gift that they will really appreciate (perhaps for their birthday, or Christmas, or just because you love them) and offer to give their car a valet?

You could give their car a one-off valet or a weekly spruce up. All you need to do is invest in a few key car valeting products such as shampoo and wax or polish, a bucket and sponge, and some upholstery cleaner. Start off by cleaning the exterior, remembering to rinse the sponge out in a separate bucket from the clean water and shampoo mix you’re using so that you don’t rub grit back onto the car and damage the finish. Wipe off the excess water and rub on some wax or polish using a leather or Microfibre cloth, and give the windows a clean with window cleaning fluid or a dash of vinegar.

Then remove any rubbish and give the car a good vacuum before turning to the dust and dirt that has built up on and around the dash and the doors. There are specialist products that you can use to restore the dashboard if needed, to give it that professional-looking shine, and a little tube of air freshener squirted and then kept in the glove compartment will finish the job nicely. Job done, gratitude guaranteed.
Posted in News By AVCSL Car Valeting
If your car is your pride and joy, giving it a quick drive through your local car wash just won’t do it justice. It is, of course, entirely possible to have your car professionally valeted so that it is showroom-new, inside and out, but that level of service is too costly for most people to be able to afford on a frequent basis.

Fortunately, there is a range of products on the market that you can use yourself to make your car sparkle and shine just as well as it would after a professional valet. After all, a professional valet involves using the right equipment and products and a bit of elbow grease; all things that you can use too!

Buy a few key car valeting products and you will see just how easy (and cheap) it can be to keep your car in good shape and to help to retain its resale value. With such a large choice of car valeting products available, it is easy to spend more than you intend to. If you want to stick to a budget, these are the basic products that you will need to give your car a makeover whenever you want without breaking the bank:

1. A good-quality car shampoo; 2. A good-quality polish or wax; 3. Microfibre cloths: after giving your car a thorough clean, use these to wipe away excess water and add shine with a polish. You can also use dry Microfibre cloths inside your car to get rid of dust on your dashboard and elsewhere. 4. Upholstery and/or leather cleaner for interiors; 5. Bucket and sponges.

Remember, buying all of these products in bulk will last you several months, reducing the cost of each valet to very little compared to having your car cleaned professionally!
Posted in News By AVCSL Car Valeting

Air Fresheners: Weekend-Proof Your Car

Sunday, 14 April 2013 12:18:01 BST

Whether you use your car for work, pleasure or just to get from A to B you probably spend a fair amount of your week inside it. So it is important that it should be a pleasant environment for you and any passengers to spend any time in, especially if you are planning to take a weekend break somewhere and will be spending considerable time in your car.

Whilst you may be able to keep your car fairly tidy and clean during the week, weekends present a whole host of opportunities for your car to pick up dirt and odours that no one will enjoy sitting amongst for the rest of the following week.

Taking your dogs for a walk, taking your children to the park, picking up a takeaway or two; all of these weekend jobs can give your car’s interior an unpleasant smell. Fortunately there are plenty of products that you can use to rid your car of unwanted odours, mainly in the form of car air fresheners.

Car air fresheners can transform your car’s interior from ‘wet-dog’ to ‘ocean-fresh’ with a quick spray, and can fight off odours with the touch of a button. They are also available as little card that you can hang somewhere discreet.
v If you have bought a car that has a lingering odour of unknown origin, or perhaps have had a passenger who has smoked inside your vehicle, you may need to clean your upholstery to rid your car of the smell. AVCSL have a vast array of car air fresheners and other car valeting equipment such as upholstery and leather cleaners which combined with a little elbow grease can make your car smell good as new in no time.
Posted in News By Paul Hammond

Mini-Valets for Under £1!

Thursday, 11 April 2013 12:18:01 BST

Do you remember that lovely smell your car had when you first bought it? And the way it shone with diamond-like sparkles on the forecourt? Well, it is easy enough to recapture that new-car look and smell with the use of just a few simple car valeting products and a bit of time and effort.

A mini car-valet done by a professional will cost at least £20, which might be affordable every now and again. But a mini-valet will not get your car showroom clean if you have left it a long time between having it cleaned. For a mini-valet to be effective, you need to have one done at least once a week – and that is just not affordable for most people.

Instead, why not do your own mini-valets by investing in some professional-standard shampoo, wax or polish, bumper gel and interior cleaning products? Microfibre cloths are a really good buy too – as well as using them to remove excess water from your car after you have washed it, you can use them to apply your polish or to dust or clean inside your car. Use them to clean your windscreen inside and you’ll be horrified to see just how much grime accumulates there during the week through your air vents.

You can buy car valeting products including Microfibre cloths in bulk and work out the cost per valet: you will be pleasantly surprised to learn that you can do your own mini-valet for less than a pound on average. Add a pack of air fresheners to your basket and you’ll have a sweet-smelling car all week between valets.
Posted in News By Paul Hammond

The special treatment for the one you love...

Tuesday, 26 February 2013 09:30:25 GMT

Sunday morning, as your eyes slowly open you quickly realise that god never intended us to rest on this day, there's the papers to buy, mouths to feed at lunchtime and above all else, cleaning.

For many of us, cleaning the bathroom, kitchen or any other area of the house is somewhat a chore, however, cleaning the car in this day and age is almost therapeutic. The amount of great car valeting products available is overwhelming, so which ones do you pick?

Years ago is was a case of buying whatever was close to hand, but if you take a bit more pride in what you use, perhaps its worth breaking out the premier car valeting products and the micro-fibre cloths for extreme detailing. After all, if it's your pride and joy, it will be well worth it when that final bit of polish is wiped away.

There's nothing more satisfying than standing back and admiring your hard work and making whatever car you drive look like it has just driven out of the showroom, utilising a good range of car valeting products and micro-fibre detailing cloths will pay you back when you drive into work on Monday morning, you'll also feel better about the whole experience by purchasing an air freshener!
Posted in News By Paul Hammond

Invigorate your car's interior!

Monday, 25 February 2013 09:42:01 GMT

The inside of a car should be as clean and fresh as the outside, but no matter how clean the inside is after it's been given the once over with car valeting equipment, some odours hang around and just won't go away.

That's when car air fresheners come into their own. Car air fresheners will keep cars smelling fresh twenty four hours a day, masking all types of odours such as pets, takeaways or cigarette smoke. No one wants to drive around in a smelly car and a car air freshener will make driving a more comfortable and pleasant experience for the driver and the passengers. There are plenty of choices when it comes to car air fresheners; choose from the hanging type that can go in the front of the back of the car, or the type that comes as an aerosol.

There is a wide variety of scents to choose from, so there will be something for everyone - they're affordable and economical too. Every car should have an air freshener, and with so many different types to choose from, there's no reason not to have the inside of your car smelling beautifully fresh all the time.
Posted in News By Steve Swann

How To Get Your Car Sparkling Clean

Thursday, 21 February 2013 09:50:12 GMT

Do you want your car to look as good as new? If so, the key is simply to get the right car cleaning products. Soon your vehicle will be impressing the neighbours, your colleagues and everyone you drive by on the street!

Keeping the exterior of your car clean can be a big job if you live in an area with lots of mud, and it gets even worse in the winter! However, you can use cleaning products such as rinse waxes, vehicle shampoos and glass cleaners to ensure your car always makes a good impression. Good quality products will also save you time on cleaning as they are more effective, so your car will stay clean for longer.

As for the interior, there is some great professional-standard car valeting equipment on the market. Some of the crucial products include the air freshener, seat covers to protect the seats while you’re cleaning and aerosols to renovate the dashboard and keep the car looking presentable. With these products it will take only a few minutes to make your car look and feel as it did when you first brought it home.
Posted in News By Steve Swann

Make your car sparkle and shine this January

Monday, 28 January 2013 09:07:09 GMT

The festive period is over and February is fast approaching, New Year’s resolutions are in full swing and days are getting lighter so it’s about time you started tidying the house and cleaning your car, getting rid of all the jobs you hate to do.

Giving your car a good valet is one of the things most people try to avoid at all costs until they can bear it no more. These days the job isn’t as hard as it used to be they are plenty of good car valeting products on the market available from the local supermarket and shops from sponges and creams to vacuum cleaners and varnish you can make sure your car looks brand new for 2013.

All you need to do is give your car a good clean and tidy inside and a wash and wax on the outside to make your car look brand new. Give those car mats a good shake to remove loose stones and then vacuum the inside and why not add a new air freshener to get that great smell every time you get in.

You shouldn’t be put off by fancy names or valeting products you have never used as many are simple to use and come with full instructions and guidelines to follow to make sure your car sparkles and shines.
Posted in News By Steve Swann

Why should you use microfiber cloths?

Monday, 28 January 2013 09:03:37 GMT

Microfiber cloths are the easiest and quickest way to get your car sparkling clean. They are specially designed to clean your car efficiently, as they dry quickly and they pick up dust rather than just moving it around, as some other car cleaning products do. Microfiber cloths can be used wet or dry, for example you could use a wet cloth to wipe the surface, then polish it with a dry microfiber cloth.

Another benefit of microfiber cloths is that they are easy to clean. They can even be washed in the washing machine with your kitchen towels or other items. They can be washed again and again and still remain clean and useable, which means they last for much longer than the usual rag or towel that you might use, and they are better for the environment.

Another reason that microfiber cloths are good for the environment and save you money is because you do not need to use chemical cleaning products with them. You can simply use water and they will work quickly, making your car look as good as new in no time at all.

Microfiber cloths are not just useful for cleaning cars, but can also be used to clean windows, kitchen surfaces and many other areas around the house. Therefore they are an essential cleaning product that you should always keep ready for whenever they might be needed.
Posted in News By Steve Swann

Keep That Car Clean

Friday, 25 January 2013 13:44:37 GMT

Keeping your car clean and fresh can be difficult, especially with cars that have a number of different surfaces to clean. Leather seats, carpeted floors, plastic trims, patterned features, even your windows, all benefit from the right Car Cleaning Products, Car Cleaning Products that will not stain or damage.

And that’s just the inside of the car!

It’s particularly important to use the right car cleaning product when cleaning the dash, or other plastic trims. This is not only because they are in danger of being stained if the wrong kind of cleaner is being used, but also because they are susceptible to a buildup of residue that is very difficult to remove, if not regularly cleaned. It is much easier to keep this residue from building up on your trim than it is to clean it away once it is there.

The same goes for stains on vehicle upholstery. Like household furniture, you should deal with stains on your seats and carpets (or any other in-car fabric) as soon as possible.

Glass is much easier to deal with, and can generally be cleaned effectively no matter how long it is left. However, there is the issue of being able to see out of your windows, so it’s probably best to keep those clean, too.
Posted in News By Steve Swann

Protect the Value of Your Car

Friday, 25 January 2013 13:34:01 GMT

Owning a car is a risky proposition at best. I’m not simply talking about the dangers of driving a vehicle, or even the dangers of having one stolen, but, rather, the financial risk.

Before you even get in the car, you have to pay tax, insurance, maintenance fees, and then there’s repairs and breakdowns to look forward. And the worst part? The value of your car degrades quicker than just about anything else. A new car probably loses about a third of its value just being driven away from the dealers!

There are things you can do to slow that degradation, of course. Engine maintenance should be a given, if only to ensure your vehicle continues to work, but few people think of valeting when they think about regular maintenance.

By regularly valeting your car, you ensure that it stays looking fresh and new. Waiting until the trash reaches the windscreen, then giving it a good clean, is just not the same. Car Valeting Products, Car Cleaning Products, and a bit of elbow grease should be employed in the regular maintenance of your vehicle, because the difference between a well kept car, and car that looks its age, could be in the thousands.
Posted in News By Steve Swann

Cleaning Up With Car Valeting

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 09:40:36 GMT

We've all done it. Arrive in your car to collect a work colleague or friend you're trying to impress. As you pull in you glance back and realise how long it's been since the car had a good clean. First impressions count.

You may think a proper valet of your car is something to do with a cleaning company or at your local garage, but a lot is achievable with Car Valeting equipment which you can get hold of yourself.

Valeting is more than a simple clean up. It's about deep clean inside and out.

Steam cleaning is one solution. Great for the bodywork it can even be used to clean the engine - something overlooked but really useful in prolonged the cars life. Jet washers are also great for cleaning your car. These two power options provide a way to get a great finish with a simple but effective piece of equipment. Cleaning chemicals can provide further help here.

Once you get inside the car, quality vacuum cleaners can make a massive difference. Specific upholstery cleaners which use an appropriate cleaning solution and then high quality vacuum will give you a professional finish in a straightforward and easy to use fashion. Another approach is to use a Carpet and Upholstery Extraction machine with a high quality detergent.

Buying Car Valeting Products online is easier and simpler than you'd think and the opportunity to clean your own car, in your own time, your own way means you can be in charge and makes sure you make all the right impressions with a beautiful looking car.
Posted in News By Steve Swann

Consider Adding a Valet Service

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 09:49:27 GMT

Restaurateurs looking to add a little bit of extra class to their service could do well to consider adding a valet service to their business. It’s a service that is often used at hotels and hospitals, and is very common in businesses that have extremely busy parking areas. In those cases, valet parking is extremely useful because – as we all know – finding a parking space can be a long and frustrating experience.

In the case of restaurants, first impressions are everything. It can be the difference between you enjoying the entire experience and leaving disappointed. If you are delighted from the start, it can really make your evening. Car valeting is a perfect way to achieve this great first impression, and the more you can implement this into your business, the better.

If you wanted to take it even further, you could offer an extra service of having the car cleaned while you are eating inside. A number of restaurants in America offer this service and it always goes down well with customers. What can be better than leaving a restaurant after a great night and being handed the keys to your old car looking shiny and new? There are some incredible valeting products that can add the sparkle to your customer’s vehicles. Anything to bring smiles to their faces.

In these troubled financial times, businesses have to think of new ways to stand out from their competitors. Adding car valeting to your list of services could see your restaurant becoming a must have experience.
Posted in News By Steve Swann

Car Valeting: Online Products for the Perfect Finish

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 09:36:44 GMT

Many of us would assuming valeting our car is a task for the professionals. But now more than ever, Valeting Equipment is available to all, with a wide choice of options.

Valeting is more than a simple clean up. It's about deep clean inside and out. There are brilliant Valeting Products online which can help you.

For bodywork try Steam cleaning. Fast and effective and not causing any harm to your paintwork, a host of good Steam Cleaners are available. Your other options is a Jet Washer - high pressure bursts of water making your car look professionally clean. These two power options provide a way to get a great finish with a simple but effective piece of equipment. Their use of water is also good for the car itself and good for the environment too.

Inside the car, specialist upholstery cleaners can do a brilliant job. Make sure you get hold of an appropriate cleaning solution and then high quality vacuum will give you a professional finish in a straightforward and easy to use fashion. There are a host of professional, high suction vacuums which can make your interior look like new. Or what about a Carpet and Upholstery Extraction machine with a high quality detergent? You can literally make your car look brand new again with these incredible interior cleaning machines.

Buying Car Valeting Products online is a game-changer for getting your car looking fantastic. It's simpler than you'd think and the cost of a regular valet means you quickly start saving money by having your own equipment. If you think having a clean, classy car outside and in matters, check out the options for do it yourself valeting today.
Posted in News By Steve Swann

Valeting Your Car Like A Professional

Monday, 17 December 2012 09:30:25 GMT

A thorough valeting service can give a car a whole new lease of life both inside and out. The carpets and seats will seem clean and fresh, and the dashboard will be returned to its original sheen. The bodywork will be cleaned, waxed, and polished. There is no need to pay the expensive rates charged by professional valeting services, however, as you can achieve the same results using your own car valeting equipment.

The car valeting equipment that you will need to carry out a full valet will vary in price and sophistication. Starting with the exterior of the car, a bucket, sponge, and car shampoo will allow you to carry out an initial basic wash. To remove the soap, as well as any excess dirt, a pressure washer is the best option. A chamois used with wax and polish will give the paintwork the perfect finish, with separate products being used to leave the windows gleaming and streak free. Finally, tyre black painted onto the tyres will give the exterior a nice finishing touch.

In the interior of your car a vacuum cleaner should be used to remove all traces of dirt and debris. The carpets, seats, and upholstery can be washed using a shampoo, ideally with a fragrance. The entire dashboard and trim area can then be wiped clean with a micro-fibre cloth and surface cleaner.

Buying car valeting product online is the best way to find exactly what you are looking for at the best possible prices. Having these products will allow you to keep your car looking good, and smelling fresh and clean.
Posted in News By Steve Swann