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When it comes to knowing a thing or two about cleaning cars, we know a thing or two. When it comes to knowing a thing or two about car maintenance and parts, our friends at Advance Auto Parts are always just a click, call, or quick walk away. In this week’s blog, we are highlighting how to best determine if the car battery needs replacing and how to go about testing it and changing it if needed and necessary.  Advance Auto Parts recommends two big steps before even thinking about replacing the battery and spending a good chunk of your...

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Welcome back to the Zappy's Blog! In this week's article, we outline and define what ceramic coating is and why it can be beneficial for you and your car! Let’s begin with the basics. What exactly is ceramic coating? Our friends at Vive-Houston.com explain what ceramic coating is in its simplest form. “Industry-grade ceramic coating is a chemical polymer solution that is applied to the exterior of a vehicle to protect it from external paint damage. Typically applied by hand, it blends with the paint of your car and creates an additional hydrophobic layer of protection.” In even a simpler form, ceramic...

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It’s hard to believe that we are already on the downhill side of 2021, as we officially turn the calendar to July. With that in mind, we want to remind you that all hardworking vehicles need care especially if you want them to last for many many years to come! In this week’s Zappy’s Blog Post, we are going to outline cleaning methods and techniques you can implement to help extend the life of your vehicle.  First Off, What Exactly Is The Purpose Of A Car Engine?  The purpose of a gasoline car engine is to convert gasoline into motion...

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At Zappy’s we are in the car wash business, but we are also and most importantly in the people business. It has become one of our goals for the year to continue to bring you regular blogs that help educate and hopefully entertain you as a respectful car owner along the way. In this week’s blog post, we are going to dive right in and give you some signs and symptoms you should be looking for if you think your alternator may be dying. If you think yours might be at its final stages, we are here for you.  Metallic...

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Whether you drive a shiny new one, or a dented old one - no car is worthy of rolling around town with unnecessary scrapes or scratches for all to see. You may know how they appear, or they might just come out of seemingly nowhere. Scrapes and scratches on your favorite set of wheels are nobody's favorite and can quickly become a headache that nobody wants to mess with.  Did you know that there is a difference between scratch removers and polishing compounds? According to TurtleWax.com, “Differences in the formulation. Scratch and Swirl Remover products, in general, have similar performance...

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