ENGINE STEAM CLEANING
- 2 hr2 hours
- 250 US dollars$250
- Potrero Avenue
If you’ve ever purchased a new or used vehicle from a dealer or prepped for a car show, you know just how clean an engine compartment can look. The metal gleams, the black hoses glisten, and you can touch any surface and not come away covered in dirt, grease or oil. Conversely, every driver knows that it doesn’t stay that way long as things get nasty under there in a hurry—a fact we’re reminded of every time the hood’s popped to check fluids, do some work, or investigate a disturbing new noise, vibration, or smell. Drivers clean their vehicles’ interiors and exteriors, but by and large tend to ignore the engine compartment, allowing grit and grime to accumulate over the years and miles. Whether you don’t clean under there because you don’t know how and are afraid you’ll damage something, or you’re a seasoned do-it-yourselfer but just don’t think it’s important, consider these thoughts and tips on engine cleaning. WHY DO IT? Sure, a clean engine looks great, but that’s just one of the reasons for tackling this project. Here are some reasons you may not have thought of for cleaning your engine and engine compartment: It’s easier to spot potential trouble before it becomes a major problem. If your engine is filthy, you’re not going to know if that small fluid leak has been there forever, or if it just appeared. Clean engines make leaks, cracks and other problems easier to spot. Remove road salt and debris that can lead to corrosion if they’re allowed to accumulate. Remove debris that can cause hot spots to form on the engine and its components, shortening their lives. Prevent the buildup of combustible materials, such as leaves or oil, that are fire hazards on the road and in the garage. A clean engine is more enjoyable to work on and look at. A vehicle with a clean engine and engine compartment has a higher resale value.
Broken Appointments We do not over-book our schedule. This means your appointment time is reserved especially for you. If you do not come, not only is your own car care delayed, but no car else is able to be treated during that time. If you absolutely must reschedule, please give at least 24 hours' notice (before 9 am Friday for Monday appointments) to avoid possible broken appointment fees. In some cases, especially for large appointment space, you may be asked to give greater notice. We may ask you to reserve your appointment with a deposit toward your treatment, especially for longer appointments. This allows us to exclusively reserve your appointment time. We realize there is always a good reason for not keeping a scheduled appointment. We have found, however, that it is best to be open and honest about what is expected, so that we may provide the highest quality service.
Autobody Detail Specialist - ADS, 55 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA, USA