6 Ways to Keep Your Car Clean Post-Wash

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We’ve all been there– just days after visiting the car wash, you look down and notice that your car is magically dirty again! Keeping your car looking shiny and fresh can seem impossible when it’s constantly exposed to the elements. Below, we’ve compiled some of our favorite tips for extending the life of your wash to keep your car car clean and looking as good as new! 

Keep it covered

The easiest way to keep your car looking good? Park it in a sheltered space like a garage or covered parking spot. If that isn’t possible, consider investing in a good car cover. This keeps your car safe from the elements– sun, hail, wind, and rain can all have damaging effects on your car’s shiny new exterior.

Don’t forget the wax

Waxing your car once a month is the best way to make sure that your paint is well-protected and stays nice and glossy! If you live in a place that’s prone to extreme weather, you might need to consider waxing more frequently to shield it from high heat or snow and ice, which can result in fading or chips.

Show your tires some love

Dirty, worn-out tires can throw off the entire look of an otherwise spotless car. Not only does tire dressing keep your tires squeaky clean, improving your car’s overall appearance, it can also keep them strong! Here at Super Sudz, our Tire Shine treatment moisturizes the rubber to keep them from cracking.

Use the right products

Feeling the need for a DIY car wash? That’s great– just make sure you know which cleaning products to use. Only use solvents and cloths designed to be used on cars to avoid damage; household cleaners often include harsh chemicals that can eat away at your paint job and rough scrubbing brushes can cause chips and scratches on a car’s delicate exterior. If not, visit your local Super Sudz Car Wash in San Antonio, where we take care of the chemistry behind your car wash, so you don’t have to. 

Get regular detailing

Think of detailing as a professional deep-clean; it’s a good idea to get this done at least once a year to make sure your car looks good as new, inside and out. The process goes beyond a normal wash, usually involving touch-ups that hide scratches and smudges in the paint and a thorough interior cleaning.

Spot clean when necessary

Whether it’s bugs hitting the windshield or bird droppings on the windows, accidents happen! Make sure that you clean these up as quickly as possible though– the longer these stay on your car, the more time they have to eat into the paint and solidify. Over time they can become extremely difficult to remove without scratching the car, so it’s better to take care of these messes as soon as you can.

These six tips will go a long way towards making your car look clean for as long as possible, but it’s still important to get regular washes to make sure your car looks shiny and new all year round!  Become a Super Sudz member today for monthly unlimited car washes! 

5 Ways to Keep Your Car Smelling Fresh for Longer

super sudz car wash man vacuuming car seats

Unfortunately for all of us, new car smell can’t last forever. Not to worry though! Below, we’ve gathered six of our favorite tips to help your vehicle stay smelling fresh as a daisy.

No trash allowed:

Be sure to take trash with you when leaving your car– accidentally leaving some behind can cause a stink that lasts for days after.  

Keep your car interior dry:

Use waterproof floor mats and crack your windows to let wet seats or carpets air dry as much as possible to avoid mildew. 

Use spill-proof cups:

Reusable cups with lids aren’t just good for the environment! They will help prevent spills that are inevitable with quick stops or sharp turns.

Air freshener hacks:

Air fresheners work wonders, but if you don’t like the artificial scent they sometimes provide, don’t worry! Leave an open box of dryer sheets or container of coffee beans in your trunk or under a seat and have your car smelling like clean laundry or a fresh cup of joe in no time.

Baking soda isn’t just for refrigerators:

Sprinkle a bit of the substance around your car and let it sit overnight to soak up any unwanted smells before vacuuming it up the next morning.

Now Smell Your Car!

By far the most effective way to keep your car smelling (and looking!) clean is getting a regular wash and vacuum. Click here to learn more about our membership program, where you can pay a monthly fee for unlimited washes!

7 Tips to Make Road Trips Fun for the Whole Family!

couple on road trip

Is there any family vacation more classic than a good old-fashioned road trip? This year, hopping in your car may be your only chance to get out of town for a day or two. However, anyone traveling with kids knows it requires plenty of preparation ahead of time to ensure that your smallest passengers are entertained so you can drive safely and free of distractions. Movies, screens, and books are all great forms of entertainment, but can cause car sickness after an hour or two. Here are our top seven screen-free tips for making road trips fun for the whole family!

Top Seven Tips

  1. Purchase inexpensive disposable cameras so that your kids can document the trip with pictures from the car ride, roadside attractions, and more. Develop the film at a drugstore after your trip. Then put an album together for each of your budding photographers that you look back on for years to come!
  2. Games like Celebrity, I Spy, Concentration, and more are classics for a reason– they’re fun for all ages! Games like this require plenty of creativity and memory from everyone involved but are easy enough for the driver to participate without taking their eyes off the road, making it a welcome diversion.
  3. Make a road trip scrapbook! Bring notebooks, washable markers, and glue sticks along for the ride. Let your kids document every step of the trip in their own style, with plenty of wet wipes on standby! Great souvenirs include pictures, napkins from restaurants, brochures from interesting places, flowers from rest stops, and more. Older kids can write notes about the trip, while younger kids can simply have fun coloring their pages.
  4. Need a break from talking? Turn on a podcast the whole family can get into! Whether your family is interested in storytelling or journalism, science or history, you’ll be able to find something that everybody will enjoy. There are also plenty of kid-friendly podcasts on the market that parents will find just as enjoyable. 
  5. Have young artists in the car? Non-toxic dry erase markers are a great option for doodling on car windows. Masterpieces can be drawn and wiped away easily with paper towels over and over again. Just make sure to purchase the odorless kind to keep the scent from taking over your car!
  6. Plan a scavenger hunt before your trip! Include plenty of things found at restaurants, roadside rest stops, and any other places along the way. Decide on a small prize for the winner, like a candy bar or extra window seat time, and have fun competing as a family!
  7. Do some research beforehand and put together a list of roadside attractions. We love Fredericksburg peach stands, Amarillo’s Cadillac Ranch, and the Dr. Pepper Museum and Magnolia Market in Waco. Don’t be afraid to stop on the road if you see something that catches your eye! After all, it’s about the journey, not the destination.

Whether you want to have your car looking fresh before you hit the road or you’re looking to clean the dust off after a successful trip, we’re here for you! Click here to find a location near you and stop by today! 

4 Truck Bed DIYs for Summer

pickup truck

Looking for ways to beat boredom while staying safe this summer? If you or a friend own a pickup truck, there are plenty of ways to do up a truck bed to have some summer fun– even without leaving your driveway! Here are four of our favorite DIYs to transform a pickup truck into a whole new experience:

Pool party

If your little ones are getting tired of the heat, turn your truck bed into a temporary kiddie pool with nothing more than a tarp and a garden hose! Looking to level up? Check out Pick-Up Pools to find special liners designed with pickup truck pool parties in mind. Just be sure to do your research beforehand to make sure you’re not overloading your truck bed with too much weight!


Want to enjoy a picnic without worrying about sharing a meal with ants? Spread your blanket out in your truck bed instead! Bring a speaker and plenty of snacks and enjoy a meal outside with no mess!

Drive-in theater

Pickup trucks are perfect for hitting your local drive-in theater because the truck bed gives you plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy! Make sure to bring lots of pillows and blankets and a cooler for drinks and snacks so you can really kick back and relax. Don’t live near a drive-in? Replicate one in your own backyard with a projector and bed sheet on the side of your house or garage!

Camping trip

In the mood to enjoy the great outdoors but don’t love the idea of sleeping on the ground? Set up sleeping bags and lanterns in your truck bed and enjoy a comfortable night under the stars– you can even squeeze in a tent, if there’s room, for the full experience! Just don’t forget the s’mores!

These transformations are just a few of the great ways to enjoy some fresh air this summer! Don’t forget, the first step to enjoying any truck bed makeover is a fresh wash! Click here to find a Super Sudz location near you and swing by today to get your pool/camper/picnic locale ready for some summer fun!