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29Jun/12Off

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 Auto Detailing location today and we can have your car looking like that.

22Jun/12Off

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 Auto Detail.
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9Apr/12Off

Metallica’s love for Classic cars

HetfieldVoodooPriest-courtesy of hemmings

For those of you that keep track of heavy metal and the car scene you probably know that Metallica lead singer James Hetfield and guitarist Kirk Hammett are car guys. In the upcoming Orion music festival to celebrate their love for cars they will have a motorcycle and car show. According to Hemming's classic car the show is free. Hemmings reports the following:according to Hetfield, “so everybody can get a taste of the automobile passion and obsession that I have. The idea is for a Metallica fan to come in and experience stuff they wouldn’t normally see if they wouldn’t normally go to a car show.” Awards will be given for the best custom, hot rod, muscle car and custom motorcycle at the show, and selected participants will receive two two-day general admission passes to the festival.

The festival takes place June 23 and 24 at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey, but the deadline for applications is May 15. For applications and for more information, visit Orionmusicandmore.com. It's probably a little too far to drive your classic car across the country but it would be a good excuse to jump on a coast to coast flight, sounds like fun. For all your Mobile classic car needs call Nathan at Havasu Detail 928-231-6678

29Feb/12Off

What comes first Polish or Wax?

During the process we often think that it's the natural progression to Wash, Wax and then Polish. Could that be right?

What's your guess? Well if you thought that it should be Wash, Polish and then Wax - You're right! The logic behind this is actually quite simple. Washing the car first is a no-brainer, you need to get rid of the dirt before you can actually do anything to the paint job. The reason for Polishing next is because polishing's function is to bring out the shine in the car. The polishing step is where you get the show car shine which we all aim for. Waxing serves as a protective coat on your paint. Think of waxing as sealing the previous 2 steps. So if you answered Wash, Polish then Wax you were right but if you wanted to save time and have a professional apply a new car shine to your car we're always here to help. Call us at (562) 438-1572 to schedule an appointment, please ask for Mitch and remember that we're always here to help at Long Beach Auto Detail.

6Feb/12Off

Best 2012 Super Bowl Commercial

the seductive Fiat 500 commercial. "You'll never forget the first time you see one." - And when it is time to give her a car detail - call us at Havasu Mobile Detail so we can see it too.

3Feb/12Off

How often should I wax my car?


Often we think about mechanical maintainance for our cars, oil changes, tire rotation, brakes and all the things that keep us rolling on the freeways but how about the body of the car? One added benefit of regular washes and waxes is higher resale value. If you really stop to think about it before people actually pop the hood they need to be interested in the shiny package. Here is some advice from howstuffworks.com
"Regular waxing also protects the paint from the daily wear and tear our cars get from being exposed to the outside world. Bird droppings, wind, rain, hail, tree sap, smog, ultraviolet rays from the sun -- you name it. There are a host of threats to your car's shiny finish." We'll do the dirty work for you at from washes and waxes to complete interior and exterior details. Think of it as a Spa Day for your car.
Call us to schedule your detail and we will come to you: 928-231-6678

31Jan/12Off

Wash Me Artwork


Have you ever had that feeling that your car actually goes faster after it's been waxed? We get the feeling too but no scientific studies have ever backed up a car actually going faster due to it's cleanliness.

It does make it more enjoyable to drive in and also prevents those annoying "wash me" notes from being written on your dusty back window. Some people actually get very creative with dirty cars even using the dusty car as an opportunity for art. Known as the Dirty Car Artist, Scott Wade enjoys the artistic and ephemeral process of dirty car art. He create wonderfully beautiful pictures from dirty cars. Watch this video and even hear Scotts take on how his artistic process relates back to lives meaning for him. All in all - when you are ready for your car to get back into cleanly shape, stop by and we will detail it for you.

For more pictures of fun car art check out this link: @car-art

27Dec/11Off

1950′s jet age influenced cars

 

 

 

 

 

 

The race to break the speed barrier was a hot topic in the late 1940’s, which fueled automotive design in the early to mid 50’s. Everybody wanted some type of rocket or jet engine design implemented in their automobile. Chuck Yeager was an American hero who broke the sound barrier in 1947 and everyone noticed, especially Detroit. It fueled an era of automotive design where the American public was fascinated with wings, turbines and afterburner taillights. Not to mention the cockpit like interior layout of many cars. Ever see the interior of a 1957 T-bird? Looks like a post WWII airplane layout. Come get your 50's jet detailed at Lake Havasu Mobile Detail. To schedule an appointment l at Lake Havasu Mobile Detail, call  Nathan at 928-231-6678.

20Dec/11Off

A Blast From the Past!

The car ideas of the past might have even been more advanced than we
are today! Some of the concepts would have really benefited car companies
and the 'Go Green' enthusiasts if they would have actually started putting
these cars into production. Heres a look at the inventive ideas car
companies had back in the day.

The Ford FX Atmos was envisioned to be powered by nuclear power. This
concept car had joysticks for steering:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ford Seattle-ite XXI concept car was very advanced for its time. Some
of the features were: trip computer, navigation and traffic
information systems, fuel cell power and steer-by-wire technology:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simca showed the Fulgur concept during the 1961 Chicago car show. This
was the first model to include no-wheels hovering, atomic power, and
radar:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were surprised to find that non of these futurists came up with an entire self-washing car. Push a button, BAM it's clean. Well, until then, you too should imagine the  future and picture how awe-dropping and inspiring you can make your car look with a from .

16Dec/11Off

Preparing Your Car For Winter…

As we head into the holidays, some of you may be taking a vacation into colder climates. For those you you who will be driving to go skying or snowboarding, it’s very important that you prepare your car for lower temperatures as these small adjustments could be life saving.

Get the right kind of oil change.

If you are approaching the 30,000-mile full service for your vehicle, don’t procrastinate. The service should include an oil change, and the oil used should have the right thickness for this time of year. Oil will thicken as it gets colder, and if it’s too think, it will not do a good job of keeping your engine lubricated. Your owner’s manual is a great guidance about which oil to use in different climates and temperatures.

Make sure you can see.

When was the last time you replaced your windshield wiper blades? They usually work effectively for up to one year, make sure you check yours and if they don’t work the way they used to, it’s time to replace them. Also, make sure to full up your windshield washer reservoir with windshield washer fluid. Plain won’t do the trick at this time of year, it will freeze. Also check your heater and defroster to make sure both are working and will be able to keep your windshield nice and clear.

Give your battery a little TLC.

This is a perfect time to make sure your battery’s posts and connections are corrosion-free and that your battery has enough water. If your battery is more than three years old,  take it to a certified repair shop and have it tested to see its ability to hold a charge. Getting stuck in the middle of a blizzard trying to find someone to help jumpstart your car is definitely avoidable.

Examine your belts and hoses. 

When you have that full service done on your vehicle, make sure the belts and hoses are checked - even if you’re driving a modern car. Cold weather can have a great effect on belts and hoses.

Check your tire pressure. 

Tires must be properly inflated. This ensures you’ll have the best possible traction driving along wet, snowy or icy roads. The air pressure in your tires has probably dropped as the weather has gotten colder, it’s important to see how yoiur tires are doing now. Your owner’s manual will tell you what your target pressure should be.

Get the antifreeze mixture just right. 

Aim for a 50-50 mix of antifreeze and water inside your radiator. This will prevent the mixture from freezing, even at ridiculous temperatures. It’s easy to check the mixture with an antifreeze tester. They’re inexpensive, easy to use, and available at any auto parts store. If the mixture is off, drain your cooling system and refill it. Be sure you are equipped to dispose of your old antifreeze properly if you do this job yourself. It can’t just be poured down the drain.

Prepare an emergency kit.

Store this stuff in your trunk during winter months:

  • a blanket
  • extra boots and gloves
  • an extra set of warm clothes
  • extra water and food, including hard candies
  • an ice scraper
  • a small shovel
  • a flashlight
  • windshield washer fluid
  • windshield wipers
  • flares
  • jumper cables
  • a tool kit
  • tire chains
  • a tire gauge
  • a spare tire with air in it
  • tire-changing equipment
  • a first-aid kit
  • paper towels
  • a bag of abrasive material such as sand, salt or non-clumping kitty litter, which can provide additional traction if a tire gets stuck in snow.

Also, keep the gas tank as full as you can to prevent the gas lines from freezing.

Know what to do if you get stranded. 

Never wander away from your car unless you know exactly where you are and how far away help is. To call attention, light two flares and place one on each end of your vehicle. Put on extra clothes and use a blanket to stay warm. If you have enough gas, run the engine heater for 10 minutes every hour while you wait for help. Leave one window open a little bit so that snow and ice don’t seal the car shut. Suck on a hard candy to prevent your mouth from getting too dry.