Car care checklist

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

By Hannah Joyce V. Obal
Photos by Jonolin M. Luab

WITH a great car comes great responsibility. When you own a car, there’s so much to think about but one priority is being car care aware. A 10-year-old car that is well taken cared of can sometimes be better than a one-year old car that’s been driven without proper maintenance and care.

Here’s a quick checklist of some important services for your car.


Wheel Alignment

Wheel Alignment

Wheel alignment is a standard automobile maintenance. At Wheelmasters, personnel use advance alignment equipment to adjust the angles of the wheels so that they are aligned with one another. The purpose of this is to reduce tire wear and to improve tire performance.

Schedule: Car owners are recommended to at least get their wheels realigned once a year.

Where: Wheelmasters In front of SM City Cebu, Jose L. Briones Ave., NRA, Cebu City

Waterless Car Wash

Waterless Car Wash

Relatively a new concept in the city, the waterless car wash service being offered at Star Car Wash is one of a kind. For those who are in a hurry but want a quick car wash of their car, this is for you. Done in less than 15 minutes, it uses an eco-friendly product that saves water and time.

Schedule: At least once a week or whenever there is a need

Where: Star Car Wash A.S. Fortuna St, Mandaue City

Car Detailing

There are three kinds of car detailing. Engine detailing is all about cleaning the exterior and the engine compartment. It gets rid of the excess debris that get stuck there and basically gives your engine a shiny, new look. Exterior Detailing involves cleaning and restoring the original condition of the surface of the car as well as the windows, wheels, tires and as other visible components. It’s sort of like a car wash but only more intense and more comprehensive. Interior Detailing involves a deep cleaning of the whole interior of your car.

From vacuuming to steam cleaning, the interior of your car is cleaned so expansively that even the stains from the upholstery are removed. Spick-and-span is the only way to describe your car after detailing.

Schedule: At least once a year

Where: Star Car Wash A.S. Fortuna St, Mandaue City



Degrimming removes grime from the hard to reach areas of your car. With years of driving, grime accumulates and can cause small erosions in hard to see places on your car.

Schedule: Whenever the need arises

Where: Star Car Wash A.S. Fortuna St., Mandaue City

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 18, 2014.


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