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828-252-1192 | 97 Thompson Street Asheville, NC 28803

Keeping Car Clean Protects Vehicle Investment

Keeping Car Clean Protects Vehicle Investment

Tips for keeping your car clean

Keeping your vehicle clean inside and out can pay big dividends when it comes to maintaining its long-term value. The non-profit Car Care Council suggests some simple steps to keep your vehicle clean and protect it from the elements so it retains its resale and trade-in value.

Declutter - Start the cleaning process by removing excess clutter from inside the car as it can be distracting and hazardous, especially when debris finds its way near the gas and brake pedals. Don't forget to clear out items that have accumulated in the trunk as they can add extra weight and reduce fuel efficiency.

Clean the Interior - The next step is to thoroughly clean the interior, wash the windows, and clean and install floor mats. Be sure to vacuum on a regular basis. A clean and orderly interior allows you to spot issues in the cabin so you can get them repaired before they get worse.

Wash the Exterior - Give the car a good wash from top to bottom using products specifically made for automobiles (not dish detergent). Always clean the tires and wheels before washing the body, and don't use the same washing mitt or cloth for both.

Wax Twice a Year - Waxing not only protects a vehicle's finish, but it also makes subsequent washing easier. Before proceeding, make sure there are no foreign particles on the paint. It is important to note that waxing should be done in the shade, not direct sunlight.

Fix Chips - If there is minor paint damage, cover the paint chips as quickly as possible to prevent further damage. For a quick fix until you can get paint touchup supplies, dab a little clear nail polish on the scratch.

Since many vehicles are sitting idle for long periods these days, it is important to remove the grime and sediment that can build up on the outside of the car to help prevent rust. It's also a good idea to wipe the dashboard, steering wheel, cup holders, door handles, vents and console with a quality, all-purpose automotive cleaner to disinfect the interior areas of the vehicle.

The non-profit Car Care Council is the source of information for the "Be Car Care Aware" consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For the latest car care news, visit the council's online media room at http://media.carcare.org. To order a free copy of the popular Car Care Guide, visit the council's consumer education website at www.carcare.org.

Source: Car Care Council

What Our Customers Are Saying

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I was blown away with the service I got here. I have never reviewed a company before but I had to get on here and rave about Biltmore Body & Paint Shop. They bent over backwards to help me out. I was in a really bad situation with my car and they could have easily charged me way more then what they did. They helped me out big time and I will forever be grateful.

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Got the run around from 2 different body shops in Asheville. Called Biltmore body and explained what was going on. They told me they could get it in the following day so I dropped off my wife's car the day before Christmas Eve and picked it up on New Year's Day. Fitment looks top notch, no trash in the paint, no cracks or swirls, and no orange peel. Will definitely be visiting them again if there's another accident.

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Cannot say enough good things about my experience. Our 2004 Volvo was t-boned in a parking deck and 2 other body shops quoted the repairs over the threshold for totaling it. The car is in pristine, excellent condition and I told everyone we wanted to keep it. Biltmore P&B understood and did more than just shoot out a quick, over-inflated estimate. They actually called regional junkyards, found a replacement door, and made only the changes necessary?the others estimated costly new (factory!) bumpers and side lights that weren't absolutely necessary. Biltmore is a small, friendly business?not a "franchised estimate factory" like other body shops in town. I recommend them highly!

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