How Will iPhone 5 Affect Your Driving?

This topic may not have have anything to do with car detailing, but if you love your car enough to get it detailed, you must also spend a significant amount of time driving around in it. It's the hottest topic right now and it's a relevant one for everyone who uses a cell phone, more specifically, an iPhone.
As some of you may know, iPhone recently released their new iPhone 5 with iOS6 technology. You may not realize it now, but this is going to alter the way you drive while utilizing your smartphone. Here's why:

1.) Bye Bye Google Maps:
Apple plans to kill off Google Maps and replace it with Apple Maps. You'll still be able to use Google Maps but not by default, you'll need to download the app from iTunes and manually enter in addresses. However, Apple plans to incorporate apps like Waze, Tom Tom, and Yelp into their Apple Map program.

2.) Do Not Disturb:
The new iPhone 5 will include a safety feature called Do Not Disturb. The iOS6 technology will allow for the phone's accelerometer to determine when the device and (it's owner) are moving at certain speeds. When the speeds are reached, the phone will automatically slip into Do Not Disturb mode which will silence alerts and keep the phone's screen black.
As much as we love this app, we're not too thrilled about what it will do to passengers.

3.) Up-Side Down:
We agree that the most frustrating change of all is the fact that Apple has decided to move the headphone jack to the bottom of the phone. This could be a real annoyance to those of you who plug the phone into a car stereo via Auxiliary cord. We have a feeling the new iPhone will be spending a lot of time upside down with this new feature. But you could always invest more money in buying a dock to attach to your dashboard. Who doesn't want more clutter in their car?

We want to know what you think about the new iPhone and if you're concerned about how it will affect your daily driving and cell use. Let us know by leaving us comments.

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Cars Need Bras Too

North West Auto Detail up in Oregon does a great job of putting together time lapse videos that show different options of auto detail services. This particular video shows the process of applying Clear Bra to a Ferrari Scuderia. Clear Bra is a thermoplastic urethane film applied to a car to protect from rocks, bugs, and debris that can damage the paint on your car. In simpler words, it serves the purpose of a screen protector on your cell phone.
Clear Bra serves as a huge shield against small debris your car will encounter every day, but it won't prevent the damage caused by larger rocks, hits or bumps from another item. It also protects the aesthetics and value of your car because if you ever decide to remove the film, the paint underneath it will still be in factory condition. But this is only the case if the clear bra has remained unbreached.

Would you ever want to put a Clear Bra on your car?


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Are Car Detailers Trained?

Dropping off your car to a random stranger with the expectations that when you're handed back the car, it will look great, may seem like a thoughtless act to you, but if you stop and think about it, who are you really handing your car over to?
Some auto detail businesses don't take the time to train their professionals or employees and that results in accidents, mistakes, and poor quality auto detailing. However this is not the case for our professionals at . Be it a boat, RV, or car, our professionals have gone through an extensive amount of training to learn the art that is Auto Detailing. The training provided includes details such as the correct amount of water pressure for your car, detailing the interior and exterior, attention to tires, and how to use clays, waxes, and all other car cleaning products.
Next time you leave your car with us, be confident in the fact that our experts know what they're doing. If you're still a little unsure, let us show you how good of a job we can do, you won't be disappointed.

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Bullied Teen Gets a Brand New Ride

Jordan Addison is speechless when he sees his newly improved car.

Jordan Addison, a college student in Roanoke, Virginia had his car vandalized on 4 different occasions, including times when he had his car parked outside of his Virginia home and on campus. When Addison totaled up the cost to repair the damage, the cost was around $2,500, a price Addison stated was well out of his range, and saying "for a college student that's a lot of money."
Luckily, Jordan's story quickly got the ears of the press, and managed to get to the manager of a local auto shop. When the manager of the shop, Richard Henegar Jr. saw the damage, he was quick to respond, saying, "Once I saw the vandalism that was done to it I said that's uncalled for we're gonna fix your car that's the least we can do." Henegar enlisted the help of 10 other auto specialist shops in the area to not only fix Jordan's car, but give it a substantial upgrade, giving the car a paint job, tinted windows, new tires and rims, a subwoofer, and a brand new security system. An estimated value of about $10,000.

When the car was given back to Addison, he was speechless, only muttering, "It looks great. It hasn't looked that great the entire time I've had it." Catch Jordan's reaction @yahoo.com.

applauses the efforts made to fix the car of this young student.
If you're in the need of a car transformation, whether it be tinted windows, detailing, new rims and wheels, etc. Lake Havasu Auto Detail is here to cater to you car's needs.

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Library On Wheels

Have you ever seen a library on wheels? The people of Argentina certainly have. Car artist Raul Lemesoff has built a mobile library from a welded frame sitting atop and 1979 Ford Falcon. He drives around the streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina, pulling over for anyone who has an interest in books. He doesn't sell the books, he gives them away. Pedestrians and motorcyclists have even taken books right off the car while Raul is stopped at a light. Raul has loaded his car with 900+ books, all of which he gets from private donations. He calls his car the Weapon of Mass Instruction, his goal is to, "contribute to peace and understanding of people through literacy." Raul makes sure to drive his tank through Argentina's rural area, that way he bring his message and books to children who are less likely to go to school or have access to books. He is embarking on a journey to Bolivia and Peru next.
Raul is doing quite a remarkable thing, if he were to bring his tank into our location, we would definitely be faced with a challenge but, no challenge is too great for our staff here at the shop. We can handle any dirty or damaged car that needs a detailing.

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Rolls-Royce Loves Legos Too

Rolls-Royce, who also produces airplane engines, unveiled the newest version of its Trent 1000 recently. Although the engine doesn't exactly produce any thrust, it's a fairly accurate, half-scale model of the real engine, with the exception that it's made entirely of Legos - 152,455 of them. The Lego engine weighs 675 pounds and features a fan with a diameter of almost 5 feet. The real engine weighs a whopping 12,710 pounds and has a fan diameter of just over 9 feet.
The Lego version of the engine shows the inside of the engine, complete with the complex fan blades that are located in the front to produce thrust. The compressor blades and a combustion section can also be seen, made out of plastic brick detail.

The engine was built to inspire a younger generation. Rolls-Royce Chief Scientific Officer, Paul Stein, said, "We are very pleased some of our own graduates and apprentices have contributed to building it, ensuring it is as realistic as possible." He added, "We hope that this representation of our technology will help to enthuse and inspire the potential scientists and engineers of the future about the career opportunities they could pursue."

Rolls-Royce has definitely invested a lot of money and time to this project, and it's definitely a great way to inspire young ones. The project took a team of four people eight weeks to complete the full engine.
We've certainly had our share of Rolls-Royces come through our detailing shop, and each one boasts something beautiful. If Rolls-Royce brought us its engine for a detailing, we'd be a little baffled but no project is too big for us here at .

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We Now Detail Spaceships

Right now, the hype is all about Electric cars. They use a minimal amount of gas and reduce noise pollution. While the idea of getting rid of all those annoying, noisy cars, and replacing them with electric cars might seem nice, these electric cars are now posing a problem too. Blind people heavily rely on the noise of cars to be able to navigate their way through streets, if you take away the noise, you take away the safety blind people have. They would no longer be able to leave their homes alone.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has mandated that car producers add an alert sound to the electric car, so that it is loud enough to be heard by pedestrians, but still quiet enough to be driven and enjoyed. While the government can't mandate a standard on what that sound should be, car companies, such as Ford, have turned to their customers to vote on a sound.
A few samples have been released by Ford and are available for listening on YouTube.
You should be warned though, these samples sound like a spaceship more than they do a car. If you happen to purchase one of the new Ford Focus cars, with the spaceship sound, don't be afraid to bring it in for a detail, if we can detail cars, and motorcyles, we could detail your spaceship car.
You can find the test sounds @fastcoexist.com. This is our favorite sound:

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New Saftely Rule to Follow

Yahoo! recently published an article addressing multiple lessons learned while in driving school. One of them called our attention, not because people really follow it because they learned it in driver's ed, but because it really could ensure your safety and save your face (literally).

When we were all learning how to drive, we were taught to hold the steering wheel at 10 and 2. Now, I've had instances where I'm fiddling around with something in my car while holding the steering wheel at 12 (top of the steering wheel). The Yahoo! article tells readers about a cop who was once doing the same, crashed, and had his hand flung back by the force of the airbag - right into his face. The officer broke all of his front teeth with his own hand. The new safe position to drive is 9 and 3 or even 8 and 4, and hand over hand turning is out as well. It can be very dangerous if you get caught up in an accident. When you're driving below 14mph, put your hands wherever you want, but going faster than 14mph is fast enough to deploy an airbag.

If you happen to get into an accident and your car is banged up enough to pay money to fix (we're not talking totalled here) bring into and we'll make it look brand new.

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How to Remove Tree Sap

Last night when I parked my car, I left it under tree, and when I came back to my car this morning, what did I find? You guessed it. Tree sap. The tree had dripped sap all over my window. Now, if you remember when you were a child playing in the front yard, tree sap is extremely sticky and very hard to get off of nearly everything.
However there is a way to remove the sap from your window, and you can do it at home. Here's how in 5 easy steps:

1.) Using a damp cloth, clean the area around the sap to remove dirt and debris. This will help you target the sap directly.
2.) Take a cotton ball and soak it in rubbing alcohol, dab the cotton ball over the tree sap. As soon as it has sap on it, change out the cotton ball.
3.) Rinse the window with warm water. If the sap is still there, use a commercial bug and tar remover.
4.) Apply the bug and tar remover onto a damp washcloth and follow the directions on the bottle. Keep applying until the sap is completely removed.
5.) Finish up by spraying window cleaner on the window to remove any remaining bits and pieces on dirt, debris, and sap around the area. Wipe clean with a soft cloth or paper towel.

If you would prefer to have the sap removed by professionals, bring your car into our location today and we will take care of it for you.

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The 411 On Waxing

When our customers bring us their cars, most of them usually ask us the same two questions. We’ll break it down for you and answer them right here.

What is the benefit of waxing?

  • UV Protection - applying wax onto your car is like applying sunblock onto your skin. Wax will keep the paint on your car from peeling and chipping over time. It will also keep the paint color looking good instead of faded and old.
  • Reduces Scratches - By having wax on your car, minor scratches with scratch the WAX and not the paint itself.
  • Longer Clean-time - Your car will actually get dirtier slower than a non-waxed car. Dirt and liquid run right off the wax.

How often should I wax my car?

You can choose to wax your car anytime. Some people do it every time they wash the car, some at the beginning of every season, others once a month. It’s up to you, as long as you don’t do it every singe week.

If you have any other questions feel free to contact us at 928-231-6678.

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