21 Jan

The Clean Classic: Keeping Your Vintage Ride Spotless

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Cleaning your vehicle is something that all new car owners must do from time to time, but how should you go about cleaning a classic vehicle? The fact of the matter is these vehicles have different rules that must be followed in order to keep them in pristine condition. Below are some tips on how to clean modern and classic vehicles.

Cleaning Tips for Modern Cars

While it is certainly important to be mindful when washing your modern vehicle, the process can often be much simpler than a classic car. Automated car washes are an option, as most cars won’t scratch from these systems nowadays, and they are simple and affordable. If you are more of a DIY kind of person, self-washing can be as simple as spraying and wiping! To get the most out of your headlights during the cleaning process use Wipe New® Headlight Restore to keep your headlights as shiny as your car!

Cleaning Tips for Classic Cars

The first and most important tip for cleaning a classic car is to wash it strictly by hand. Automated car washes can often be too abrasive and may scratch the coating and paint. Automated car washes also do not properly dry your car, which can sometimes result in rusting and degradation of your beloved vehicle. On the topic of water, when washing your beloved classic ride, try to use water sparingly, as any water left behind in any crack or crevice can cause rust. Be sure to fully dry your vehicle after the cleaning process to ensure your classic car stays beautiful for years to come!

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18 Dec

Pulling onto the Shoulder of the Highway: Tips for Staying Safe

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Pulling onto the shoulder of the highway can be extremely dangerous. You should only stop on the shoulder if there is an emergency or safety concern and you must stop your vehicle. Although you shouldn’t ever pull onto the shoulder without a significant safety concern, sometimes it is your only option!

Tips for Staying Safe on the Shoulder

If you do need to stop on the shoulder it can be a very dangerous venture, so follow some of these tips to stay on top of safety while on the shoulder:

  • When pulling onto the shoulder, do not stop on a bend, curve, or sharp turn. This makes it difficult for oncoming drivers to see your vehicle. In a similar fashion, it also makes it more difficult for you to pull back onto the road once you’re ready.
  • Turn on your hazard flashers while slowing down to pull onto the shoulder so that other drivers are aware you have an issue with your vehicle. Leave them on for the entirety of your time on the shoulder to keep same-direction traffic aware of your position. Consider using Wipe New® Headlight Restore to ensure that your headlights, hazard lights, and taillights are all crystal clear so that other drivers can see them well!
  • Stay in your vehicle while on the shoulder. Getting out of your vehicle can be dangerous and is highly discouraged, which includes getting out to work on your vehicle as well.
  • Raise your vehicle hood to let passing authority vehicles know that help is needed. If the situation is severe, make sure to alert authorities and your roadside assistance service as soon as possible.

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22 Nov

Keeping You & Your Vehicle Safe in the Winter

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Washing your car in the winter can be an afterthought while you curl up by the fire and try to stay warm. However, if you live in an area with a cold climate, you must take extra precautions to protect the exterior of your vehicle during the winter months. Snowy and muddy road conditions are not friendly to your vehicle and will ultimately decrease its lifespan if the necessary care measures are not taken to keep it clean.

What Can Happen?

Long story short, rusting of your vehicle is inevitable if you do not take precautionary measures. A mixture of snow, mud, and salt on the roads can cause rust that will spread over time. Rust simply looks bad and it also contributes to long-term damage of your car.

What You Can Do

It is recommended that you not only wash the vehicle after each large storm, but even winterize it beforehand. It is important to focus on areas of the vehicle that are subject to accumulation of salt, dirt and road debris. To prevent rusting, make sure you pay extra attention to the wheels, quarter panels, front end and undercarriage of the vehicle. You will also need to keep your windshield clean in the winter to ensure proper visibility in inclement weather conditions. Check out Wipe New® RainBrella, a glass treatment formula that repels nature’s worst elements and keeps you and your vehicle safe from harm. 

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24 Oct

Fall-Time Car Maintenance

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Gone are the hot summer days and it will be the bitter cold winter months before we know it. Although you may want to enjoy the crisp fall air and not think about winter, it’s important to prepare for winter now before it’s here. Here are some maintenance checks you should do to make sure your car is prepared for winter.

Car Battery

All batteries lose strength over time, so make sure you are being proactive in the replacement of your battery. You should disconnect and clean your connections with a wire brush or cleaning tool if they are dirty or corroded. Be sure to read your car’s manual to learn how to properly clean and replace your battery.

Headlights

As cars age, their headlights can become cloudy or hazy, and cleaning them is important. Cloudy headlights can affect how well you see at night which is a safety hazard for you and others on the road. To keep your headlights crystal clear, use Wipe New® Headlight Restore to clean your headlights in just seconds.

Wipers

If your wipers are leaving streaks on your windshield, you may need to clean or replace them. Wipers should be changed approximately every 6-12 months, however, you may be able to get the most out of your wipers lifespan by cleaning them with glass cleaner and a paper towel.

Tires

If you notice that your tires have less than an eighth of an inch of tread left, then it’s time to replace them. You can either choose all-season tires or summer and winter tires. Most people choose all-season tires because it’s a cheaper, easier option and they have overall good performance. However, winter tires give exceptional traction in the snow, but only fair braking capabilities. It’s up to you to decide which choice is best for you.

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11 Sep

Are Car Covers Worth It?

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While car covers provide a wide range of benefits for car protection, you must choose carefully. If you purchase the wrong material or size, the pros of purchasing a car cover will be long-gone, leaving your car to fend for itself.

Pros

Car covers mainly protect your car against various debris like salt, droppings from trees, insects, sun damage, and moisture. These weather-related factors cause your car to rust and suffer from paint etches. Car covers are especially useful for classic cars- protecting something that you’ve put a lot of time and money into is crucial to those trying to make the most of resale value. Over time, you can save a significant amount of time and money at the car wash or on car restoration, making this the main reason individuals decide to purchase car covers.

Cons

When choosing a car cover, damage can be made by simply choosing the wrong cover. Covers too large or small cause abrasion from rubbing and leave your car exposed to the elements, particularly from wind. For protection from moisture damage, keep in mind that ‘moisture wicking material’ is better than plastic coverings that are 100% waterproof. In most cases, moisture is unavoidable and needs a way to escape. When purchasing a car cover, make note of the return or exchange policy to ensure you end up with the right product to protect your vehicle. For extra protection, Wipe New RainBrella® will keep your car resistant to damage from dirt and rain, whether you decide to purchase a cover or not.

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10 Aug

Make Your Shutters Shine with Wipe New!

Carin Lane from Times Union (Albany, NY) says her car is only two years old and she felt she didn’t need to use Wipe New on her automobile.  Lane did decide, however, that there was one job that Wipe New could tackle:  her house shutters!

Lane bought Wipe New at her local target, read the directions, and was “eager” to see if Wipe New would work on her dingy, old shutters! She first realized how little Wipe New was needed to do the job.  “The label says a lot goes a very, very long way. I’d say that’s a fair claim. I still have most the bottle left,” she reports.    After using a bit of elbow grease with her Wipe, Lane commented on how quickly the process went.  “I was able to quickly wipe, with the help of a step stool, all the first floor shutters in about 15 minutes or fewer.”

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The best part?  Lane loved how her shutters looked!  “[M]y shutters shined like a freshly waxed Cadillac,” she says. “The vinyl was back to its original burgundy color, instead of the grayish brown it had become.”

Read more about Carin’s experiences with Wipe New and tell us: “How are you using Wipe New this summer?”

29 Jul

Wipe New Headlight Restore Review: Another Satisfied Customer

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Sebastian Gheorghiu says he wanted to try Wipe New Headlight Restore on his 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee and he decides to do a Wipe New Headlight Restore review on his YouTube channel.

He shows his viewers how he follows the Wipe New step-by-step instructions and then he shares his final thoughts.   “As you can see it looks better,” he says.  “It definitely solves the problem.  It does work!”

See Sebastian’s full Wipe New Headlight Restore review on YouTube.

 

24 Jul

A Skeptic Reviews Wipe New Headlight Restore

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YouTuber, AutomotiveVlog, was skeptical about trying Wipe New Headlight Restore, but decided to give it a try.  “I want my headlight to look nice,” he says so “why not?”

The headlights on his Saturn were pretty yellow and needed some attention.  After showing his reviewers how to sue Wipe New Headlight Restore he shared his final thoughts.

“It looks good,” he reports. “I’d say about an 8 out of 10….It looks better!”

Watch the full Wipe New Headlight Restore review

 

06 Jul

Wipe New: The Smart Choice!

Review site, cleverly named You’re Not Stupid, decided to give our Wipe New a try and the reviewers we’re glad they gave Wipe New their consideration! “Unfortunately, living in the Midwest means that they get a lot of abuse what with hot sun in the summer time, and rain, sleet and snow come winter and spring,” they begin their Wipe New review.  Then a friend told them about his successes with Wipe New and how long it has lasted. “It sounded too good to be true, but our friend wouldn’t lie to us,” they continue, “so we decided to do some research and try Wipe New out.” They use Wipe New on their truck and report they were “glad we gave it a shot, it really does work as advertised….” Here is a before and after shot of Wipe New used on their truck. wipe-new-review-youre-not-stupid-02 “If you care about how your car looks, buying Wipe New is a great idea,” they say in their Final Recommendation.  “With just a small investment of time and money, you can keep your car looking great for as long as 2 years….” Read their full Wipe New review