Archives For August 2014

Labor Day is upon us, here to celebrate the American labor movement and signify the end of our beautiful summer.  As we all know, Labor Day weekend is the last weekend of freedom before schools start back up and the vacations come to an end.  Now is the time to squeeze in your last barbecue, theme park visit, or vacation. Be safe in your endeavors and enjoy the following video of Labor Days gone wrong!

How will you be spending your Labor Day weekend?

When cleaning your car, don’t forget the inside!  One of the biggest mistakes car owners make is neglecting the interior of their vehicle.  Be sure to thoroughly wipe surfaces because soda and other liquids, when spilled, can become corrosive over time, and small particles, such as dirt and sand, are abrasive.  Remember to clean the gauges carefully using a soft damp cloth.  Do not add too much pressure or you can scratch the lenses, reducing visibility of the gauges under certain lighting conditions.  We offer interior cleaning at our three full service locations (Chester, Colonial Heights and Chesterfield).  There are also vacuums available for customer use at all eight Flagstop Car Wash locations, and additional cleaning supplies in the vending machines and lobbies.

Wiping the Dash

Even though summer is coming to a sad end, the hot weather isn’t quite done with us yet.  The sun and the heat can do damage to the leather interior of your vehicle, such as drying it out and causing cracks as well as diminishing color.  In order to prevent that we offer a line of products at our full service locations to help you nurture the beauty of your car.  The professional detail products we use restore, protect, prolong and enhance the leather of your interior.  We have a pH balanced conditioner with aloe and vitamin E.   This reinforces the surface of your leather against scuffing while still allowing the leather to breathe.  It also restores and maintains a true natural scent.  Protecting your leather will not only make it look better now, but it can help resist stains and improve cleaning in the future.  Don’t wait until its too late!  Repairing leather is more expensive than the upkeep.  You may also find interior care products in our vending machines located at each of our express washes.

Leather Interior

It’s that time of year again to send the kids back off to college.  Make sure the oil, fluids, and tires are OK before sending them off and of course, make sure it has been washed and detailed.  No one wants to be the kid pulling into school with the dirty ride!

Congratulations to Brittany, Mike, and the rest of our team in Hopewell for receiving an award for being one of the Top 5 Car Washes in the Southeast (as voted on by the Southeastern Car Wash Association)…

Hopewell Award