Posts made in October, 2015

Why A Luxury Model Is The Caravan Of Choice For Grey Nomads

For many older Australians, retirement means the opportunity to hit the road and spend their time traveling the country in their caravan. If you’re one of these aspiring grey nomads, then you will no doubt be looking at a caravan to house you as you head off on your adventures. There is an increasingly large array of makes and models of caravan available on the market these days, with everything from budget models through to luxury models. If you want to travel in comfort and style, then there are several reasons why a luxury caravan is the best choice.

Increased input on configuration

Buying a budget or mid-range caravan means that you will be stuck with the set configuration of the model that you’ve chosen. While even the most basic, budget models will be fairly well designed, you may find yourself compromising on certain aspects of the configuration that don’t meet your needs exactly.

Buying a luxury caravan gives you considerable input into the configuration. The manufacturer will modify the design to suit your requirements and ideas. You can even go one step further and have your luxury caravan custom made. This means that every aspect of the configuration is specifically designed for you and your needs.

Better quality fixtures and fittings

With fittings and fixtures, you really do get what you pay for. Budget models will have basic and inexpensive fittings and fixtures, which may be just fine for many people. However, if you want a truly comfortable and stylish interior, then a luxury model will include high quality and high specification fixtures and fittings as standard.

Sometimes it’s the small things that make a difference, such a chrome mixer taps, modern lighting systems, and sleek appliances. Other times, it’s the bigger things, such as having a bath on board or a queen-sized bed instead of a smaller double bed.

More high-tech features

Being retired doesn’t mean that you have to abandon your love of new technology. Unlike budget and mid-range models, luxury caravans come with all the latest technological gadgets included as standard.

Some of these gadgets make driving safer and easier, such as reversing cameras and built-in satellite navigation. Some gadgets allow you to make the most of audiovisual technology, such as WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, surround sound systems, and top of the range flat screen TVs.

If, like many other grey nomads, you are planning to spend many months of the year in your caravan, then you will want to make your home-from-home as comfortable and beautiful as possible. Investing in a luxury caravan is the guaranteed way to achieve this. Look for a dealership near you that specializes in caravan sales.

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Commonly Asked Questions About Car Detailing

If you’ve recently bought your first car, and you’re thinking about visiting a car detailer for the first time, you may only know that these professionals will wash your car, and that’s about it. But car detailing is a much more comprehensive process than just washing your car and making it look clean, so to help you out, here are the answers to some commonly asked questions.

What Do You Do To Detail The Interior? — Car detailers will vacuum the floors and seats, wipe down your dashboard with a special polish, clean the instrument panel and even shampoo the carpets. They will also use a special cleaner such as mink oil for cars that have genuine leather seats because standard cleaning solutions can damage the leather. Your detailer will also clean the inside of all the windows with a streak-free, non-ammonia cleaner and wipe down the rearview mirror, the inside door handles and the steering wheel. Deodorising your interior is typically the final step in the interior detailing.

Do You Use Steam Or Water To Clean The Exterior of The Car? — Some car detailers use soap and warm water to wash the exterior of your car, but you may want to visit a detailer who uses steam cleaning, which offers several advantages. Steam is produced by extremely hot water that is highly pressurised, and it works better on oil and grease stains and it has no chemicals or phosphates, which isn’t the case with standard soap. And because steam is so hot, it acts as a disinfectant and sanitiser, and it utilises much less water than standard washing and doesn’t leave any residue.

What is the Value of Car Waxes and Paint Sealants? — Most detailers will offer you a car wax or paint sealing as an additional cost. You don’t have to accept the offer, but if you do, the sealant or wax will provide an extra layer of protection against sunlight, UV rays, weather fluctuations, chipping, peeling, flaking and scratches. Waxing or sealing your car also brings out the lustre of your existing paint job because the exterior of your vehicle will reflect more light and make your car gleam and shine as if you just got a new paint job. Detailers use a special car buffing machine to ensure that the wax or sealant penetrates deeply into the vehicle body, and they can often remove minor scratches and scuff marks.

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