02 Aug 2016

Are You Ruining Your Car’s Paintwork?

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It’s important that you keep your car’s paintwork in good condition. This means preserving the bodywork and protecting it from any type of damage. You want to keep its value as much as possible – this will boost its resale price when it comes to selling it in order to purchase a new one.

Is the paint on your car getting damaged for some unknown reason? We’ve put together a list of reasons for why you might be unintentionally ruining your car’s paintwork.

At the Petrol Station

A lot of people understandably try and fill their car until it’s very full but this could be causing your car a lot of problems. Letting your petrol tank overflow is an easy way to cause damage to the paint on your car. It stains your car and these stains are almost impossible to remove. If you do spill petrol on your car, give it a clean as soon as possible using a clean microfiber cloth.

Not Cleaning Your Car Regularly

All cars need regular cleaning in order to keep them looking clean, modern and in tip-top condition. Failing to do this could definitely be a reason for why your car’s paintwork is starting to look old or damaged. A lot of people start to notice rust developing on the car, especially those that are left outside and uncovered during the colder and wetter months. Try and clean your car every 2 weeks – waxing is very important too.

Too Much Water

You should never park your car close to an automated sprinkler as this can leave behind water spots that are impossible to get rid of – they contain stubborn minerals that bond to your car’s paintwork. This also happens in areas of the country that have a lot more rainfall than others. This can also be avoided by either parking away from sprinklers or in a garage. You should also be washing your car regularly with car shampoo and then dry with a clean cloth.

Cleaning with Dirty Tools

Are you cleaning your car regularly but still noticing damage to your paintwork? It could be that the cleaning tools you’re using are actually dirty. Simply putting your sponge or microfiber mitt down on the floor for a second can mean that it’s ruined for further use – dirt, grit and sand can never be fully washed off. You should avoid dropping anything OR have spare tools on hand at all times.

If your car has a scratch or scrape that you would like to get professionally repaired – Smartway Mobile Body Shop has you covered. We specialise in a mobile vehicle repair service to suit your exact requirements. We promise to have your vehicle looking as good as new as soon as possible!

To find out more about our service, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can give us a call on 07732 542500 for more information.

29 Jul 2016

The History of the Car

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Over time, the style and engineering that make up a car have changed drastically, meaning that the cars of yesteryear are extremely distinct from their modern brethren. The process of how this came to be is interesting, tracking the change of a functional mode of transport to one that required more and more style elements.

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08 Jul 2016

The Science of the Combustion Engine

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A combustion engine is a heat engine where fuel combusts with air to provide power. When this combustion process occurs inside the engine, it is known as an internal combustion engine, and the average car wouldn’t go far without one. But what is the science behind it?

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24 Jun 2016

How to Change Your Tyre Like a Pro

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It can happen to everyone and when it does happen, it can very irritating, especially if you’re travelling to somewhere important. Changing a flat tyre requires preparation, and you must be willing to exert a little effort, but if you know how to change a tyre like a professional, then it makes the job a whole lot easier.

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13 Jun 2016

Here Come the Men in Black’s Ford 1987 LTD Crown Victoria

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We’ve previously talked about the 1972 Ford Gran Torino, a stunning vehicle used in the Furious 7 movie. Our attentions are now on another Ford classic which also played an important role in a movie, the Ford 1987 LTD Crown Victoria. This beautiful vintage car was heavily showcased in the popular film Men in Black, and it can be seen driven by Agent K many times. You can immediately spot it on the official trailer as well. Read more