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What to Look for When Buying a Used Vehicle

Posted by on Mar 15, 2013 in Steve's Blog

If you’re looking to buy a used vehicle- Here’s some tips for you. Steve focuses on Certified Used Vehicles, after all—you’re paying for them to be “like-new”. These tips may also be generally applied to other used vehicles. So before you buy a used car or truck, read this: I’ve been in the automotive industry for over twenty years. With the advent of the internet I have noticed a drastic shift in consumer demand for a quality product at an affordable rate. The internet has provided ways for consumers to research and compare products before going to look at them in person. To entice auto-seekers, the automotive industry has begun certifying certain used vehicles. Buying certified used is almost like buying a new car because it offers a lot of the same amenities. In order for a vehicle to...

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Ultragloss Automotive Franchise, Gearing Up for Growth

Posted by on Feb 18, 2013 in Blog, Steve's Blog

Last year was exciting. We’ve been steadily growing the past few years. Ultragloss has added some new people to our retail shops and in our corporate office. We’ve also added a few franchises to our list in this area and another in Dayton. I’ve been approached a number of times from locals about our franchise opportunity: what it is and why I did it. First off, franchising was way different than I imagined it would be. It was a test of patience, a legal nightmare (I don’t think I’ve ever read so much legal jargon in my life), and extremely exciting all at the same time. I wanted to grow this brand, but I wasn’t sure how. In 2010, I started the franchising process and we launched Ultragloss America as a franchise opportunity in May of 2011. My how...

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Tips & Tricks To Keeping Your Interior Clean

Posted by on Jan 7, 2013 in Blog, Steve's Blog

While I’m grateful that we enjoyed a white holiday season, I’m ready for the snow to be gone. The sleet, snow, and salt are tracked into our homes and vehicles leaving messy slop across floors, embedded into carpets, and wherever else they work their way into. My wife, Annette, and I are always telling our kids to wipe their feet. This is more challenging when entering our vehicles. I taught my kids a trick when they get into my truck. They climb in and spin their legs out of the car, click their feet together a couple of times to knock most of the snow from their boots. It’s not a perfect plan, but it helps reduce the amount of gunk getting into my ride. For the best results, combating the wear and tear of salt/snow/sleet: rubber mats come...

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Shop Local This Year

Posted by on Dec 10, 2012 in Blog, Steve's Blog

Tis the season for colds and flus For rust, fender benders, and shopping cart dents too. There are scratches from hauling the family Christmas tree And the hubcap damage from that curb you didn’t see. There’s dirt and grime inside and out Tears in leather seats from carrying presents about For every one of your automotive appearance needs There’s an Ultragloss division you can surely see So this holiday season arrive to your destination in style Get those pesky repairs fixed for prices that will make you smile Enjoy our services, you can gift them too Stop by the shop and discover all the neat things we can do. ——— ^Ha! It’s a hectic time of year. It’s also a happy time of year. At least it is for me. Seems just about everyone gets into the “holiday spirit”....

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Freebie First for Web Followers

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in Blog, Steve's Blog

We have an ad that will be hitting the radio soon about our newest special. I thought it’d be nice to give our web followers a chance to get this deal sooner. We’re offering a decontamination service ($65 value) for free when you purchase an interior detail. If you want a clean car done professionally, now is the time! You know what sends chills down my spine? Kids are back in school and they seem to pick up these bugs… I’ve noticed flu bugs, colds, and other illnesses going around like wild fire. When you or your child(ren) get sick, typically you go into cleaning mode. At least that’s what my wife and I do. You wash the sheets and bedding, wipe down surfaces, and everything else to rid your home of the germs. And you do it more...

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Automotive Detailing: Why We Offer Custom Pricing

Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 in Blog, Steve's Blog

A lot of people ask me questions about Ultragloss pricing. The biggest one: why does your automotive detailing pricing vary? If you walk into any body shop the estimate will vary. Sure there’s bottom figures to go off of, but depending on the damage and the exact location, the car, etc.; a technician has to thoroughly evaluate the damage. I feel the same way about details. Why should someone who gets a regular detail, whose car probably isn’t that trashed have to pay the same price as the person who hasn’t done anything to their interior in years? Why should the person whose exterior has just been subject to every day driving have to pay the same price as the person who just took their vehicle off-roading? The answer: they shouldn’t. Another reason we do this is based on...

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