If your car is looking a little "tired" lately, maybe it could use some TLC. Detailing is one way to make it shine again.
As the name implies, detailing takes care of the details, cleaning the small things that ll add up to a great looking ride. If you do the job yourself, automotive experts advise allocating from four to eight hours to properly detail your car inside and out, advises DMV.org.
Inside clean everything from dash to dirty cupholders, corners and crevices, clutter and debris. Get into vents, switches, and seat seams where crumbs and dirt gather, using a toothbrush, small paintbrush or cotton swab. Canned air works well in areas too small to reach with these. Then wash using soapy water and a cotton cloth. Dry with a clean cloth.
Clean interior windows with glass cleaner. Vacuum tight spaces and carpeting using a crevice tool. Remove pet hair from seats and carpeting with duct tape. Clean seats and carpets with spray foam cleaner, adds D
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We know you live a busy life. We also know bringing your vehicle in for maintenance is just one of many things on your to-do list. We’ve heard your feedback and incorporated the ability to text any of our main lines to set up an appointment, follow up on service or ask a question. It’s easy! As you would with any other number, send a text message to our shop line to communicate with a service advisor. This process now gives those who like to text a preferable option, but it also gives Douglas Automotive the ability to send you a message if other means of communication don’t work. Give it a shot and text your chosen shop at the corresponding number below.
Crystal Lake: 815-356-0440 | Barrington: 847-381-0454 | Fox River Grove: 847
When considering the age-old dilemma of whether to buy—new or used—or simply repair your vehicle, the first question you should ask is if your current vehicle meets your needs and isn’t a junker? If it meets your needs and isn’t trash, it may be worth making some repairs. But the bigger questions is, does making a repair make more sense than buying new or used?
Let's say $5,000 takes care of everything wrong with your car and puts it in perfect running condition. Let's also assume the car is worth about $5,000. Most people might be willing to pay $5,000 for a perfect $5,000 car. It wouldn’t make sense, however, to buy another used car for two reasons: You already have one and you can’t be certain how well a previous owner took care of any vehicle you might consider purchasing. Rather, if you spend your available money on repairs, you know exactly what you are getting.
The other option is to buy new. According to st
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