How to Maintain a Clean Car

pros of clean carsLife gets busy, events and appointments begin to overlap, and a dirty car can easily happen before you know it. As time goes by, you can start to find trash in the backseat, or find dust all over your dashboard and windshield. How are you supposed to keep your car looking clean all of the time? We think that keeping a car clean is not only good for its general maintenance, but it is also good for your own sanity.

Here are a few ways that you can maintain a clean car, whether you have just left the car wash or you are in between visits.

Clean Car Care Tips

  • The Initial Clean Out: Well, you’ve got to start somewhere. Why not begin your new clean car way of life with a good clean out. Grab a trash bag (or two if needed) and begin to clean out the junk in your car. If you hoard your empty to-go cups from home on the floor board of your car, take them inside to be cleaned.
  • Start with a Quick Service Car Wash:  The Quick Service Car Wash is a great way to get the interior and exterior of your car exceptionally clean once you have removed the junk from your car.
  • Pick Up After Yourself: Make sure that whatever you bring into your car, you remove when you exit it. For many people, this can be a tough discipline to start. However, if you put in a little extra effort to pick up after yourself when you get to your destination, your car will stay cleaner for longer.
  • Repeat: In order to maintain a clean car, you will need to repeat these steps.

Ask Towne Lake’s Carwash and Detail for other clean car tips next time you come by for a car wash or detail. 

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The Power of a Clean Windshield

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During the summer, a variety of different weather environments are thrown at you while you’re driving. Whether the rising sun is glaring across your windshield, or a monsoon-like storm pours down on you while you drive down I-575, making sure that your windshield is clean and clear is essential to your driving safety. A clean windshield is needed inside and outside of your car in order to see properly while your drive. There are a few simple ways that you can keep your windshield clean this summer and throughout the year.

For the Inside of Your Car Windshield

There’s nothing quite like driving when the collection of dust on inside of your windshield catches the sun. Another frustrating thing that can ruin your ability to see the road ahead is window fog on the inside of your windshield. Dust accumulates as we drive, which gets even worse as we roll our windows down during the summer to enjoy the beautiful weather. Here are a couple of ways you can keep the inside of your windshield safe.

  •  Wet down and clean your windshield with window cleaner to remove dust and dirt build up.
  • For foggy windows, Rain-X Anti-Fog for interior glass works great for preventing fogging. The pipes are small enough for you to keep a pack in your glove box or door panel too.
  • Wipe your windshield down once every 2-3 weeks to keep it clean and safe.

For the Outside of Your Windshield

The outside of your windshield is easier to get dirty since it is exposed to more, but it is also easier for a few quick clean ups in between your regular car washes. For example, you can easily activate your window washer fluid and wipers to clean off the bug collection sticking to your window after your trip to Florida this summer. Here are a few ways to fight the elements and keep your windshield safe.

  • Clean the windshield with your window cleaner. It might take one or two applications, or you can wet the windshield more generously the first time around to remove the dirt build up.
  • Use Rain-X glass treatment once your windshield is clean. You will notice a huge difference next time you’re caught driving in a storm. The rain repellent also works well as a shield against dirt and bugs. If some accumulates, it’s easy for you to quickly wipe it off.
  • Rain-X will last a few weeks, depending on how often you use your wipers. Give the exterior of your windshield a cleaning as needed, or about once or twice a month.

Keeping a clean windshield throughout the year can greatly improve your safe driving skills.

If you would rather let the pros take care of your windshield and the rest of your car, our Quick Service Plus car wash package might be the perfect fit for you. It includes the Rain-X application too! Call Towne Lake’s Carwash & Detail or plan ahead and set an appointment.

We’re looking forward to serving you.

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Summer Road Trip Essentials

There are a few quintessential “All American” things that nearly everyone loves to experience. The summer road trip is at the top of that list, along with the 4th of July, tailgating, and college football season.

Before you head out onto the wide open road, don’t forget a few summer road trip essentials to bring with you in your car.

summer road trip essentials

Must Haves for Your Summer Road Trip

  • Snacks – Before you hit the road, hit the Costco aisles for a healthy amount of trail mix, beef jerky, or whatever else you crave on a road trip. Remember though, junk food can tend make you feel like you’re running on low fuel yourself. Try mixing in some healthy choices too.
  • Water – Of course the drive will be a few Monster drinks in, but make sure that you keep water as an option during your road trip too. Not only will it help you stay hydrated, but it could also come in handy if you find yourself stuck on the side of the road.
  • The Best Playlist in the World – Music is possibly the most important element of your road trip besides the car itself. If you don’t trust yourself with the responsibility of creating the best playlist in the world, then you can always grab your smartphone and let Pandora or Spotify take care of that for you.
  • Don’t Forget Your Phone Charger – Nothing can kill the mood like losing the power to your playlist… or not being able to make a phone call in case of emergency. Make sure you pack your phone car charger and keep it powered up while you travel.
  • Sunglasses – Let’s face it. Driving with sun glare in your eyes is pretty annoying, and it’s not especially safe either. Don’t forget your shades.
  • Rest Accessories – So you might not be able to slip into your Forever Lazy while traveling down the road, but if you need a nap somewhere along the way, make sure you pack a light blanket and a travel pillow.
  • A Clean Car – Maybe we’re a little bit biased, but you shouldn’t show up to your destination in a car with months of dirt and grime on it. Make a good impression and see your neighborhood Woodstock, Georgia car wash before hitting the road.

Top 10 Ways to Save Water

We already know that the most eco-friendly way to wash your car is at a car wash like Towne Lake’s Carwash and Detail in Woodstock, GA. But what are some other ways to save water in your home and every day life? In this post our team shares:

Towne Lake’s Carwash and Detail’s Top 10 Ways to Save Water

Think Green Conserve Water

  1. When you wash your hands turn the faucet off while you later with soap.
  2. Save up to 3,200 gallons of water a year by turning off the water in the shower while you wash and condition your hair.
  3. When you go on vacation, consider reusing your towels all week to save on having them washed everyday.
  4. Instead of throwing ice away after you finish your drink add the leftover ice and water to your house plants.
  5. Give your pets a bath outside where plants or grass needs water when the weather is warm enough.
  6. Summertime Sprinkler fun with your kids on the lawn and places where your plants or grass needs water.
  7. Plant similar plants together in your garden. Plants that have similar watering needs, should be grouped together to keep from over watering some and under watering others.
  8. If you have a leaky faucet get a wrench and fix it, it will save you up to 40 gallons of water a week and is a pretty simple repair to do yourself.
  9. Don’t run water over frozen meat to thaw it. Instead let it thaw out in the refrigerator for food safety and to save water.
  10. Get a bucket for your shower, test your shower head to see if you need to replace it with a more water efficient model. If the bucket fills up with more than a gallon in a period of 20 seconds, you should replace it.

Doing small things to save water is a good way to help our whole planet have clean drinking water for future generations to come. At Towne Lake’s Carwash and Detail we care about our environment and follow water efficient rules for our industry. If you have any questions or would like to  know more about our menu of services please contact us.

What is Auto Detailing?

Taking care of all the details at our car wash

Have you been thinking of getting a detail service on your car or truck but aren’t quite sure what this kind of service includes? The team at Towne Lake’s Car Wash and Detail in Woodstock, GA defines auto detailing in this post.

The definition of auto detailing is to meticulously clean, polish, and protect all parts of a vehicle from top to bottom as well as inside and out. There are special tools and products used especially for a detailing service that are not included in a general car wash. For the exterior of your car a detailing service will include waxing and polishing the painted surfaces of your vehicle and also having the wheels and tires cleaned and shined. For the interior of your car or truck a detailing service includes vacuuming and  shampooing of carpets, seats, leather conditioning, cleaning out vents, and cleaning the interior windows.

Will you need to have a car wash before you get a detail service?

It is a good idea to have your car washed first before an exterior or interior detailing service. This way you can remove as much dirt and grime before polishing and waxing.

Why should I get my car detailed? 

Having your automobile detailed will help you keep the value of your car. It will also be more enjoyable to drive back and forth to work, or around town with a cleaned out car. Having a detail service has been known to help owners resist needing to have that new car feeling and prevents them from getting a car payment too soon! Seriously a detail can help you appreciate you car a little longer though.

Give  Towne Lake’s Car Wash & Detail service a try. If you have any questions or would like to know more about our detail service or any other services we offer please contact us today!

What is the Most Environmentally Friendly Way to Wash Your Car?

DIY Car Wash or Commercial Car Wash?

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You use much more water when you wash your car yourself. Water is a precious resource so before you waste it running down the driveway into the street, consider a commercial car wash as a greener and more eco-friendly alternative. Choosing Towne Lake’s Car Wash in Woodstock,GA is an environmentally friendly way to wash your car. Commercial Car Washes like ours are required to send water to a water treatment facility to be treated and reused. So this is actually the Most Eco-Friendly Choice. But what if you still want to do it yourself? What are some ways you can be more eco-friendly and green at home? Here are some tips to help you with this.

Green Car Washing Tips at Home:

  • When you wash your car at home choose a biodegradable soap that is specifically created for washing cars. Simple Green has a great product to use.
  • Even if you use a biodegradable soap you should always avoid using the driveway as the place to wash your car. Use the gravel or grass instead.
  • It is best to try and disperse any soapy or bubbles that remain after the car wash so they don’t tempt animals near by to drink this toxic combination for them.

Remember if you are looking for a great commercial car wash in our area choose Towne Lake’s Car Wash and Detail in Woodstock, GA. We not only have the  most eco-friendly solution for a car wash but the best detail service around. If you have any questions or would like to know more about our menu of services please contact us today!

The Importance of Safe Drinking Water

Do you ever wonder where all that soap goes when you wash your car at home in your driveway? It can get into Georgia’s storm drains and then directly into our lakes, rivers, and streams. That is part of of the problem with washing your own car. It causes water pollution.  If you wash your car on the grass or in the gravel you have less chance of causing pollution.  But, one reason to bring your car to a commercial car wash is that a car wash recycles and treats their water so the soap and chemicals that are used do not get into our clean water supply.

safe drinking water is important

Why is clean water so important anyway? Think about it, clean water not only helps our community stay healthy but it also helps our local economy. Clean water gives us commercial opportunities, fishing, recreation, and adds beauty to our area. Clean water benefits every living thing on our planet and by caring  and making changes we can help our environment to thrive.

What’s the Problem here?  Washing your own car isn’t a huge problem, but how and where you do it matters. On average washing your car in the driveway uses 116 gallons of water. Most car washes use around 36 gallons, which is 60% less than if you washed your vehicle in the driveway. Almost all soaps contain phosphates, and other chemicals that can harm fish and water quality.

How can you help? Taking your car to a local car wash is a smart choice. But if you insist on washing your own car, then do so in the grass or on some gravel to keep from causing water pollution. Use soap sparingly and a nozzle on your hose to save water.  Pour the bucket of soap in a sink or bath tub, not on the street or drive way. The local car wash is your best choice because commercial car washes reuse water many times before actually having it sent to the water treatment facility.

For the best customer care, and detail service as well as car wash in the Woodstock, GA area come to Towne Lake’s Car Wash and Detail. If you have any questions or would like to know more about our menu of services please contact us.

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Towne Lake’s Car Wash and Detail Cares

Towne Lake’s Car Wash and Detail is holding a fundraiser  on April 20th, 2013.  Our team is contributing $3 per vehicle that day for the Relay For Life campaign.  Here is more information on the actual Relay for Life Event to be held at Sequoyah High School on May 10, 2013.

The RELAY EVENT is May 10, 2013  OVERNIGHT EVENT

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Bascomb UMC Relay for Life is a member of the Cherokee County Relay Team

American Cancer Society Research and Funding Program.

Relay For Life of Cherokee County: Presented by Northside Hospital Cherokee

Time: 6:00PM until 6:30AM the following morning

Place:  Sequoyah High School

What Is Relay For Life?
Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer.
Celebrate:  During a Relay event, participants and survivors celebrate what they’ve overcome during the Survivors Lap.
Remember:  During the Luminaria Ceremony, we remember people lost to cancer, and honor people who have fought or are fighting cancer.
Fight Back:  The Fight Back Ceremony inspires Relay participants to take tangible action against a disease that has taken too much.
Don’t forget our full service car wash and detail center is located in Woodstock, GA, where we are proud to be apart of our community in Towne Lake. We offer a variety of wash and detail packages. If you have any questions or would like to know more about our menu of services please contact us.
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All Weather Premium Rubber/Vinyl Floor Mats

All weather premium car mats

All weather premium car mats

The team at Towne Lake’s Car Wash and Detail knows what it takes to keep your vehicle looking its best both on the exterior as well as the interior of your car or truck. We offer a variety of car wash services as well as detail services to give you a choice in the best service for your time and budget. Inside our waiting room you will also find a friendly staff, a waiting area with tv and snacks as well as other things your vehicle might need. One of those items is car mats. We carry All Weather Premium Rubber/Vinyl Car Mats for your convenience should you decide it’s time to replace the worn out mats in your vehicle.

All weather mats have the backbone to stand up to all kinds of spills including hot coffee, as well as deal with messes from food or even muddy work boots. These mats offer universal fit for any size car or truck. The channels in the mat are made to trap water, and protect your car’s floorboard even in the messiest of conditions. They also come with convenient non-slip backing to keep them in place.

Our full service car wash and detail center is located in Woodstock, GA, where we are proud to be apart of our community in Towne Lake. We offer a variety of wash and detail packages.

Don’t forget to go to our Facebook page to play Free Car Wash Friday each week. We give away a Free Quick Service Car Wash each Friday to our Facebook friends and fans. See our page for instructions on how to play!  If you have any questions about our menu of services please contact us.