Dirty Gone Good!

Looking Good Dirty!

 

We at Swift Wash are all about the clean car! There is nothing better than getting into your vehicle when it sparkles! Not to mention, the embarrassment of driving around in a dirty car.

While surfing the net we found another opinion. Apparently, there are folks out there that like having a filthy looking vehicle!

Click here to read the article “Ten Cars That Look Great Dirty”!

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Pinterest Pick of the Week – Spring Car Care Tips

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Do NOT Try This At Home!

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The Right Way to Jump a Car!

Cold weather or an old battery both can lead to a dead battery. Make sure you use the proper procedure to jump you vehicle.

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Pinterest Pick of the Week – Buy this Shelby

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Whiteout Driving Tips!


In many parts of the country, driving through wind and snow is just a part of your average winter. However, it’s not every day that you get caught driving in a whiteout.

Drivers are often caught off guard when snow is being blown across roadways and visibility becomes virtually nonexistent. If weather conditions are bad enough, make an executive decision to stay home.

However, if you absolutely must go out— or conditions aren’t quite bad enough to warrant staying home—follow these tips when driving in a whiteout.

  1. Slow down: Speed limits are set for summer conditions when snow and ice are not an issue. If you’re driving in a whiteout, drive slowly.
  2. Avoid abrupt acceleration, braking and steering: Drive cautiously and gently to avoid slipping and sliding on the road. Avoid jerking the wheel; overcorrections could put you in a tailspin. Instead, smoothly guide your car where you want it to go.
  3. Don’t tailgate: This is important at any time, but especially when you’re driving in a whiteout. Leave more room than you normally would between your car and the car in front of you.
  4. Avoid changing lanes or passing other drivers: Reduced visibility makes it hard to see when someone else has the same idea.
  5. Avoid using cruise control: Tapping the brakes to turn off cruise control can cause your tires to lose traction. If you need to slow down, take your foot off the accelerator and let your car slow down gradually.
  6. Look beyond the car in front of you: It’s easy to lock your gaze to the taillights in front of you. It’s a better bet to keep your gaze further ahead.
  7. Use your fog lights or low beams: Low beams are a better choice than high beams since there’s less bounce back from ice particles in the air.
  8. Defrost your windows: Activate the defroster for the front and rear windows. It’s best not to press the recirculate button—doing so tends to make your windows fog up more due to the increased moisture in the air.
  9. Reduce distractions: Beyond obvious ones like refraining from using your cell phone, you might consider turning off the radio, refrain from eating or smoking, and putting any conversations on hiatus so you can really focus on the road.
  10. Watch out for black ice: It’s extremely slippery and dangerous—so make sure you know how to spot it and how to handle driving on it.
  11. Pullover: If conditions are bad enough that you can’t see the roads, put on your four-way flashers and park in a safe place off the road. Avoid going to the side of the road unless it’s an absolute emergency, as this can create a dangerous situation for you and other drivers.

Sometimes accidents happen but when you are cautious and aware they are less likely. Be careful out on the roads this winter!

 

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Gas Saving Tips!

Gas prices got you down? Even economy cars can guzzle more than their share if their engines have been neglected. Beyond squandering fuel, poorly maintained engines are notorious for corrupting the environment.

“Much of the problem can be traced to the simplest kind of neglect,” explains Adam Selisker, VP of Technology at CRC industries. “The malfunctions generally can be prevented with scheduled or corrective maintenance.”

Among the culprits that contribute to excessive emissions and poor fuel economy are:
1. Dirty air filters
2. Inoperative O2 Sensors
3. Carbon clogged fuel systems and valves

Referring to reports from National Car Care check stations, in which more than a third of vehicles failed emissions tests, Selisker says, “Clearing out carbon-clogged fuel systems, combustion chambers and valves can help turn a sick engine into one that delivers full power with clean exhaust.”

“Because of its aggressive action, a noticeable improvement usually results from the first application of a high-tech cleaning formula such as CRC Guaranteed to Pass® (“G2P®”) Complete Fuel System Cleaner.”

“Most quality fuels contain additives that help maintain the integrity of fuel systems. The action of a cleaning treatment significantly improves an engine’s performance and emissions level.”

Laboratory tests of internal engine cleaning systems show that the removal of sludge, gum and carbon deposits from the emission control system and internal components such as valve stems and seats significantly improves engine performance. Further improvement can be seen from periodic cleaning of the fuel system.

While containing the maximum allowable chemistry, G2P® is harmless to oxygen sensors and catalytic converters, according to Selisker. If, after use as directed, the vehicle does not pass the state’s emissions test, CRC will refund twice the cost of the product.

For more information visit www.crcindustries.com.

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Pinterest Pick of the Week – Elf on Auto!

The elves around here are very handy indeed! We hope you are all creative when displaying your elves for you kiddos! Enjoy the season and your children. They are only small for a little bit of time! Happy Holidays from all of us at Swift Wash!

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Automated Car Wash Tips!

The automated car wash has become vastly popular in recent years! It may seem elementary to use these car carwashwashes but we have found a few tips to be helpful to the common user!

  • Most automated car washes have a blower to blow off the excess water after your car is washed. If your car wash has attendants that manually dry the car make sure that they are using clean towels or shams to do this with! Using dirty towels will put dirt and grim back on your clean car and also may cause scratching.
  • An undercarriage bath is something you should take advantage of on a regular basis. This involves powerful jets of water that are sprayed on the car’s undercarriage from below to clean it of caked mud and dirt. This should be done regularly, as dirt tends to build up over time and can block the undercarriage drainage holes. Unchecked mud and dirt buildup can also accelerate the formation of rust in the undercarriage. It’s possible to perform an undercarriage bath by yourself with a regular hose, but it can be difficult, if not impossible, to do a thorough job this way.
  • One more useful option that some car washes offer is a wheel and tire cleaning. Brake dust, which is made up of the residue from brake pad adhesive, can build up and stick to, stain or (lightly) damage your wheels, and it can be difficult to clean off with over-the-counter cleaning agents. The car wash, on the other hand, will use heavy-duty cleaning agents on your wheels for precisely this reason.
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Everyone Wants A Car Wash!

Even Barbie needs a clean vehicle! What will they think of next?

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