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It’s a question that has vexed the car-cleaning community for years: which soap should you use when washing your car? Should it be dish soap or car soap? The answer is, of course, both! But here’s the thing—you shouldn’t just pick one and go with it. The best way to clean your car is to experiment with both types of soap and see which works best for your vehicle. You can’t go wrong with using dish soap on your car. It’s made specifically for cleaning dishes, so it’ll get rid of food residue quickly and easily. Plus, it has added...

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Tires are the only thing between your car and the road. They are critical to how your car performs and handles. That's why it is important to take care of them throughout the year, but here's some extra tips to help you maintain your tires during the upcoming summer months. Here are some tips to help you keep your tires in tip-top shape this summer: 1. Check your tire pressure regularly. You can do this by using a tire gauge and checking the tire pressure when it's cold (before driving). The ideal tire pressure for your vehicle will be listed...

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If you've ever had to remove bug guts from your windshield, you know it's not the easiest thing in the world. Sometimes, all you need is a little extra elbow grease, but other times, it can be nearly impossible to get off without scratching or making a mess. But there are ways you can do it! We've tested them all and found a few that are guaranteed to work every time—so check them out below and see how to remove bug guts off your car without scratching it or making a mess. First: Grab some ice cubes and put them...

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If you’ve got kids, pets, or both, chances are your car seats could use a good cleaning. But when you think about tackling the job, it might seem like there’s no way to get them looking (and smelling) like new again. Fear not: With a few tips and tricks under your belt, you can get those car seats clean—and keep them that way! Here are some tips for how to shampoo car seats so they look (and smell) like new. First things first: You’ll want to start by vacuuming the entire interior of your car. Pay special attention to any...

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We know that cars are important to you, so we want to help you keep them running in tip-top shape. What we really want to talk about today though is something that can have a huge impact on your car. It might seem like a small thing, but it has the potential to change how you feel about your car forever—and that’s what we’re all about here at Zappy’s: making sure your car gives you an amazing feeling every single day.  Let’s talk about alternators.  It turns out they're one of the most important parts of your car. It keeps...

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