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Jeremy Korzeniewski December 28th, 2017
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In the summer your vehicle predictably gets a good deal of extra activity.
There are sights, sounds, and smells that can indicate when it's time for a vehicle detail.
Noticing these signals early can help trigger the decision to take action. Sight plays a large role in making decisions on what needs to be cleaned and changed to avoid further issues. You begin to notice changes on the exterior and interior of your vehicle. Even in the interior-- as the scratch marks and general blemishes increase, they start to be unsightly, and you start to grow weary of them. It's time to take action and bring your vehicle in for a meticulous detail at Shines Autos Meticulously. Let us go after those troubles. Eliminating some of it will help the overall appearance and give your eyes a rest.
If the interior odor has changed and the smell increases you may be ready for HELP!!
Your vehicle may have fallen victim to an overwhelming amount of mystery bacterial rot and extra care in the area of auto detailing is the solution! The smell begins to grow and the mystery unravels as you realize this is the result of that food to-go, eaten hurriedly and unthinkingly in your vehicle some time ago which fell like snow into odd places which you cannot reach. The damage has been done, and it's very difficult to get into those cracks and crevices.
We at Shines Autos Meticulously can help you!!
Trouble is, as things begin to collect, you notice that to some extent your nose has gotten accustomed to the smell.
That's a problem!! You could always use your sense of taste in this instance, but that is generally not recommended.
Finally, it can also be a good idea to "get a sense" of the work ahead by looking carefully at the exterior of your vehicle.
Do a look-over by running your hands across certain places less visible where trouble may be hard to spot.
You will probably see and smell the obvious issues on the exterior, but why not walk around feeling for the less obvious.
It can also be a good idea to have someone else start your vehicle while you listen for any odd noises. Maybe what you hear could be corrected. And of course, If you need an extra hand after that "look through" into a meticulous detail. Make your way across the valley get on our website, or give us a call, and let us know of those special areas that need attention on your vehicle.
new vehicle options
With the arrival of delightful weather--warm, sunny, splendid-- it seems like it is time to go test drive a "new" vehicle. Anyway, this seems to be the time that the marketing division of the motor industry has determined that consumers are excited for a new vehicle. Summer shopping will often include the purchasing of a new vehicle, So, will you be a part of that excitement this summer season? July can begin that shopping adventure as it is traditionally, the time of year for newer vehicles to begin coming out, and to continue coming out over the next months.
What are your best options? Some vehicles are becoming lighter, sleeker and even fairly affordable. So, what is the best option that will be least likely to hurt the wallet? 2017 is shaping up into an interesting vehicle year, as gas prices stay fairly low but with expectations of change continuing to rumble. With a fairly shaky market, it seems that there will not be as heavy a demand for SUVs, but instead greater demand for other crossover options within hybrid and electric cars. A greater interest in new technology combined with convenience continues to become a stronger pull. As options in technology continue to grow, there is a growing number of new models with these options, and, yes, a higher price tag for them.
The first roll outs of the year are full of potential and often have numerous options in all areas of vehicle development. Some focus more on efficient use of space, while others focus on overall quality and engine power. Many buyers are looking forward further into 2017 with the introduction of the Tesla Model 3 as a more impressive option for an electric car. Why not explore those specific features you are are most excited about. Additionally, you might consider looking back a few years at a former model, as some models are going to mainly feature improvements from previous years. As you keep your price range in view, this option may be an excellent choice.
Even if you are not necessarily in the market for a new vehicle at present, you might consider it worth the time to take a look at what the companies offer in these newest vehicle models. That information can come in handy later on when you need to make the best decision based on what is available.There is education to be gained as they roll out the next years models. Noticing new features and getting acquainted with potential for the future, it may be worth taking the time now to look at new motor trends--watching for updates online or a in a new vehicle magazine. From large to small, 4 door to 2 door, or anything in between, be sure to keep us in mind, and stop by 4 corners, to look into our auto detail options. We can help you keep your vehicle choice looking its very best! Give us a call and check out our website.
Summer Adventure Ideas
Are you looking for summer adventures --ways to use your vehicle to best advantage in these green and growing days of June--to provide just the right-- especially memorable --times with the whole family? Are you looking for ways to enjoy this amazing area and to "get out into the wonder" of it all? Let us help you:
Maybe it is the time to begin a full family project, one that stretches over several weeks. How about building a carport or a garage? How about planting a garden? Whether a building project,or outdoor living project, ideas galore can be found at our local library, or on line.
With the kids out of school, maybe it's time to pull out the recreational vehicles and head for the hills --and the lake, (or floating the Madison). So load up the whole mob and away we go.
Other options to consider:
Why not pack up your vehicle with all the fixin's for breakfast on a mountain? And get there early enough to watch the sun rise.
Or perhaps drive the gang to the nearest outdoor basketball court or playground and have a picnic.
Then there's the fun of picking up everybody's favorite arts and crafts/ foods at the local Farmers' Markets.
You might take the family on a mini vacation to an unexplored (new to you) part of Montana and discover regional favorites you have only heard about. You might check out a book on State Parks of Montana, or ask a few people where they would recommend going..
Take a little extra time to see some sites while everything is green and growing and while there is still some snow in the mountains.
Take time for an evening fishing trip and enjoy a sunset drive afterward. Just don't get those hooks stuck in the upholstery!
Is it one of those rainy days that just needs something to do? Keep things on the go with a trip to Museum of the Rockies or another of our local history museums. By the way, did you know that the Tinsley House-- up at the Museum of the Rockies' Living History Farm, is free all summer long?
Are you in the market for purchasing a new vehicle? Why not take a little time, and test drive a really fun, more expensive vehicle, while you're at it, while evaluating what you are looking for in a new vehicle, should the opportunity arise to get one.
Load up the car with blankets and snacks, and find some good music at a concert in the park.
After all is said and done, (or or maybe before you even start), come on over for an exceptional auto detail . Find out for yourself what a good auto detail can do for you, your vehicles, your outlook on adventure, and just the fun of summer , in general. Stop by our shop, check out our website or give us call at 406-209-3058. We'll be ready for you.
Memorial Day weekend and Travel
It is almost the unofficial “start of summer." Memorial day is almost upon us, and with it, an expected increase in road travel. Statistically, Memorial Day weekend has proven to be a BUSY time on the highways. It is one of the busiest travel days of the year, and is extending itself even earlier into the week ahead of the official holiday, as throngs of people kick off the anticipated "summer vacation season." Memorial Day weekend is an opportunity to get out and get going. Those participating in this unofficial road rally are an estimated 34 million, according to AAA.com, with another four million going by air and other travel means during this extended weekend. Consequently, according to CNBC, there will be 9.7 million barrels of oil a day of demand over the Memorial Day weekend. If you are part of this grand movement, we know you may need some help with revitalizing your vehicle after its personal "Indy 500 journey." We definitely have some helpful options for your own personal pit stop after the first leg of the season and before the rest of the summer miles pile on.
Memorial Day Weekend traveling is fun--a warm weather experience, loading up the family, spending time together in the great out-or-doors--doors. But maybe costs,presently, are just a bit more than you bargained for. If the time on the road costs more than you had planned, there really are great ways to enjoy less expensive adventures closer to home, and to avoid those long lines of cars If you are staying in and around the Gallatin Valley during this Memorial Day, there are several special activities planned. There is the May 30th Memorial Day breakfast at 7:00 a.m.,inside the American Legion, downtown, followed by a parade at 9:30 a.m. on Main Street--both are great opportunity to spend time in our community. There are additionally many local sites--historic and inspirational--so that within only a couple of hours, you and your family can be enjoying a picnic and discovering new adventures in understanding--together.
Memorial Day started in remembrance of those who fought in the Civil War, and it has continued as a time spent honoring those who have paid the price of freedom in other wars since then, as well. Whether you decide to go local and enjoy that time together in our beautiful valley or hit the road, think about what we celebrate on Memorial Day, as it isn't "just another holiday." We can take time to recognize those warriors that have sacrificed so much in our armed services. It (Decoration Day) is also a chance to visit the memorials of those family members that given so much to us, personally. We pay tribute to their legacy.
So celebrate freedom and the beginning of the summer season, and when you get back, don’t forget to give us a call, stop by the shop, or check out our website, to learn how we can help you keep your vehicle at its best this summer.
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It's MAY, and we're hoppin' at the shop!
As the summer approaches, your "to do" list is probably increasing with planned and unplanned activity. And as the season progresses it may be time to pull back and plan for the cleaning of your vehicles. From prepping your summer recreational vehicle, to tidying up the everyday commuter, and getting it ready for some serious summer travel, there are a great number of tasks in auto detailing to accomplish. As you evaluate the status of each vehicle it may come as no surprise that the OUTSIDE of most vehicles wears down over the winter months and may need some extra care. This time of year "meticulous exterior detail" is a solution for those of us that are on the road in difficult places. Have you noticed through the course of the month and year, those extra scratch marks, dirt and many other troubles that cause the exterior to appear stressed? At Shines Autos Meticulously, we offer many good solutions for tackling this type of job. Our meticulous exterior detail includes: hand wash, contaminant removal, polishing buff, wax, trim and wheel cleaning, tire dressing, and windows. We can provide some needed improvements for the exterior of your vehicle by helping diminish those light scratches. We offer options for their removal and can give your vehicle a nice finish that is ready for any upcoming summer stresses you may encounter. Let us provide you with that extra something that will help show your car's unique characteristics. As we approach the summer months, there is potential for unplanned changes to the condition of your vehicle, so keep alert to changes in conditions affecting your vehicle; anticipate those “rude awakenings”, before they become a stubborn problem. Besides chaotic weather, such as that devastating, early summer hail storm, frustration can occur from those various small rocks that collect on the side of the road over the winter and now get slapped against your vehicles paint by someone in front of you, causing scratches to your vehicles surface. Additionally. be careful to park away from a lawn care crew going through their weekly maintenance. Be aware, in order to avoid the effects of those powerful summer clean up machines. The trick is often keeping the sides and the top of your vehicle, free from scratches, tree sap, tar and other contaminants. If you see these types of issues causing trouble to your vehicle, why not go ahead and begin the process with an exterior detail today.
If you find that you may need a little extra work look into what we offer. We can even cover things such as headlight restoration. When you are in need of that exterior or full detail, give us a call, check out our website or stop by our shop in Four Corners.
When it comes to having your vehicle cleaned and ready for all the plans this summer, an early detail can be one less headache during the busy season. So go ahead make an appointment early because we are busy. Get your vehicle looking its best as the sun comes out and you kickstart the travel season. With early planning, customers can help us out.
Hey, everyone! It is finally, officially, SPRING!!! Spring is that time of the year to think about big plans in the "project" category. It's a great time to get creative with materials--building new and helpful things from useful materials you can gather. Businesses around the valley offer great products to help you with these everyday, do-it-yourself projects that can be so much fun and produce some really useful things. As you scan your "to-do" list, you might start with simple plans to add convenience, beauty, improvements to your life.
As warmer weather creeps in, you find that you can finally plan many Do-It-Yourself outside projects. It may be time for thinking about gardening and picking up the proper tools at Wal-Mart or a hardware store, to begin prepping the soil. Between indoor planting and early growing of seedlings, making drawings for a detailed display at your home, organizing your lawn and available garden space, you can creatively use any outdoor spaces you may have available for a lovely garden this summer. You might even consider a few trips to a garden center for inspiration.
Maybe you are thinking of starting work on a small chicken coop using wood from a lumber store, like Kenyon Noble. Or, perhaps, you're heading down to the local auto parts store, such as O'Reilly Auto Parts, to gather tools and the necessary parts for a spring tune-up on your vehicle.
Do you enjoy gathering art materials from the crafts store, Michaels, to begin making a fresh spring/summer display for your home, or have you looked into starting a new hobby, like painting?
If it is time to think about the many possibilities for do-it-yourself projects at home. Where does your vehicle fit into the mix? It makes sense to start with a solution, like a DIY product, in the area of spring cleaning your vehicle, as well as projects for your home and garden. We at S.A.M can offer you some great products to get you started on accomplishing those cleaning goals. We want to help you get a good start on it at home, and to think " do-it-yourself."
At S.A.M. we no only have options for giving your vehicle a complete detail, but also options for the do-it-yourself types. Find out about our waterless Car Wash formula designed to “quickly” and simply clean and maintain your auto at home or on the go. We offer our brand of specialty cleaners with unique qualities specific to what areas need cleaning, such as Triple Wax, Interior & Tire Shine, Interior & Exterior Cleaner, and Formula One Polymer to get you on the right course if you are looking for a simple solution to the basic cleaning of various sections of your vehicle. Having that early spring fresh smell and clean feel to your vehicle early in the spring can be very simple and possible for you to do. Check out these DIY cleaning options on our website. We want to keep you ahead of that busy summer schedule with some real help right now!
Incidently, at S.A.M. you can find these do-it-yourself products to be helpful, but a full meticulous detail is a really big job and we truly are ready to help with that. Start with these simple cleaning options, and when it is time to tackle the really big job of a full detail, get on our schedule; we can certainly provided that “meticulous clean feel.”And--whatever project you will be working on, we hope it can truly be a fun time-- enjoying the worthwhile "doing of it!"
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