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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A Peek At What We Do…

Auto detailing is a very broad term. Exactly WHAT do auto detailers detail? Well pretty much anything and everything. It’s called detailing for a reason and it includes a thorough (and we mean thorough) tire clean, seat wash, leather treatment, vacuuming between the small creases and cracks, buffing, tinting, coating, waxing, , paint jobs, scratch removal and so much more. We love this video made by NorthWest Auto Detailing up in Seattle, Washington because it can show you exactly what we can do to your car. If you like the way the BMW  looks at the end, come into our Lake Havasu Auto Detailing location today and we can have your car looking like that.


To Tint or Not to Tint

The summer season is quickly approaching and as the weather gets hotter, the inside of your car will get hotter too. If you hate getting into a steaming hot car in the middle of the day, you may want to consider . It can be a little bit of an investment but it’s definitely worth the money as it does come with a lot of benefits.
  • Heat - Your car can be 60% cooler if you add tint onto your windows as it has the power to block out the heat waves that penetrate the glass of a regular car.
  • Health - The glass on a regular car lets in heat and sun. This means it also lets in harmful UV rays that can cause cancer. Window tinting blocks out 99% of these rays.
  • Accident Protection - In the case of a car accident, a tinted window will actually hold together shattered glass, better than a regular un-tinted window.
  • Safety - Get rid of the blinding glares you get when driving during peak sun hours. Window tinting reduces glare from the sun, snow, and other headlights while letting you see clearly during daytime and nighttime.
  • Privacy - Drive comforably knowing that you can see out of your windows, but nobody can see in.
  • Car Luxury - You can keep your car’s interior in perfect conditions because window tinting blocks out UV and heat waves that cause fading of fabric and crackling of leather.
If you have more questions about window tinting, or you want an estimate for your car, come visit us at Lake Havasu Auto Detail.
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