Surrey Shine Car Valet


ROAD SAFETY organisation GEM Motoring Assist is offering basic tips for drivers to ensure trouble-free journeys this winter. Giving some attention now to batteries, tyres, antifreeze, wipers, lights and other vehicle essentials is the best way of ensuring reliability in the months to come, says GEM.

GEM road safety officer Neil Worth comments: “Last week’s cold weather managed to catch some drivers by surprise, judging by the rise in calls to our breakdown control centre for help with flat batteries.

“The last thing anyone needs is to break down on a chilly morning. Prevention is always better than cure, so by paying some attention to a few winter maintenance needs, you will greatly reduce the risk of a breakdown in the coming months.”

Here are GEM’s five simple steps for reducing the chance of a breakdown or malfunction this winter:

1 Get the battery and charging system checked to ensure best performance. A number of winter calls to GEM’s breakdown control centre relate to flat batteries. Cold weather puts a lot of strain on tired batteries, so consider changing it now to avoid the inconvenience of a breakdown.

If your battery seems to be turning over more slowly than usual, get it checked straight away. Similarly, if the red battery warning symbol illuminates on the dashboard, do get the battery checked.

2 Ensure your car’s cooling system has the correct levels of anti-freeze, which is vital to prevent the water in your engine’s cooling system from freezing. GEM recommends you consult your local dealer or a qualified mechanic to ensure this is done correctly.

3 Make sure all the lights on your car, inside and out, are working properly. Clean them regularly to ensure they are free of dirt, so that you can see, and others can see you.

4 Check tyres for tread depth and pressure weekly through the winter. Good tyres will ensure the safety systems on your car are as effective as possible. GEM recommends a minimum tread depth of 3mm (the legal minimum is 1.6mm), as this will disperse much more water from the road and will minimise your risk of skidding and losing control.

5 Check your windscreen wipers, front and rear. Make sure they are working properly, and top up your screenwash regularly using cold weather washer fluid. Do not use the windscreen wipers to clear ice, as this will very quickly lead to damage.

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Many motorists were caught out last year by one of the most severe European winters in living memory, Autoglym is urging motorists to think ahead to protect their vehicles against the coming winter weather.

Cold and wet wintery conditions can take their toll on any car, warns the leading UK car care expert, and the added presence of road salt – spread at a rate of up to 60,000 tonnes each day across the UK – can accelerate the corrosion of exterior surfaces.

“Thorough preparation of a car for the winter months can help to reduce the harmful effects of very low temperatures, road salt and increased grime, while also making intermittent cleaning easier,” explains Autoglym’s CEO, Paul Caller. “From the bodywork to the windscreen and windows, and from exterior rubber and plastics to the interior carpets and upholstery, the winter conditions can contribute to an increased rate of damage and degradation. Preparation with quality car care products can help motorists avoid labour-intensive and potentially costly repairs later.”

Autoglym, which holds two Royal Warrants of Appointment, puts all its products through an arduous development regime that includes testing in extremes of freezing Icelandic winters.

As temperatures dip below freezing, the chances of paintwork damage increase. Motorists can prepare their cars’ bodywork for the winter by washing it with a purpose-formulated pH-neutral car shampoo, such as Autoglym’s Bodywork Shampoo Conditioner, followed by the application of a premium sealant. Autoglym’s flagship High Definition Wax contains a combination of waxes, resins and oils that are exceptionally resistant to environmental contaminants for up to six months. Once protected, a vehicle should require only occasional washing to remove day-to-day dirt.

Glasswork is always harder to keep clean in winter months, but Autoglym’s Fast Glass is an easy-to-use rapid cleaner and is ideal for restoring absolute clarity to front and rear windscreens, side windows, door mirrors and headlights.

Constant exposure to winter road salt increases the exposure of plastic bumpers, exterior trim and rubber door and window seals to damaging corrosive agents. A specially formulated treatment, such as Autoglym’s Vinyl & Rubber Care, protects rubber and plastic surfaces, and helps prevent rubber door and window seals from sticking in the freeze.

Winter subjects car interiors to muddy feet and soggy clothing which can quickly make fabrics and carpets dirty and musty. Autoglym’s Interior Shampoo contains active cleansing ingredients that deep clean upholstery and trim, in addition to shifting the soggy odours that can take hold in wetter periods.


Autoglym has refined its Car Glass Polish with anti-misting properties so that even in cold and damp conditions, when windscreens and windows often mist up, drivers have a clear view of their surroundings and the road ahead.

Car Glass Polish is a deep-cleaning cream designed for use on both exterior and interior glass. The reduced dusting formulation helps to remove everyday contaminants and ensure drivers have the clearest possible view of the road.

As motorists can expect from the world’s leading car care expert, the polish removes all major contaminants – traffic film, grease, wax, nicotine, insects and water deposits – from glass, and has an improved fragrance.

Paul Caller, CEO of Autoglym, said: “Although car care can often focus on bodywork, of equal if not greater importance is the glass that allows a driver to see where they’re going and what’s around them. Poor visibility can ultimately be dangerous and stop drivers from being able to spot potential hazards. Our new formulation Car Glass Polish can be used on windscreens and windows to ensure that they remain streak-free and provide excellent visibility. The polish is easy to use and can be applied whenever needed.”

Video of Car Glass Polish in action:

Video showing the anti-misting properties of Car Glass Polish:

For more information on Autoglym’s range, please go to

Cloudy Headlight Restoration Surrey

  • Mobile Cloudy/foggy and yellow headlight restoration service in Surrey
  • Repair done on your dirveway or off-road parking space
  • See the road ahead more clearly
  • Enhance and revive the tired look of an older vehicle
  • Pass your MOT
  • Save money
  • Just £40 per headlight or £60 for the pair


Cloudy /Yellow Headlight Restoration Surrey

Have your car’s headlights seen clearer days? Over time, the combination of exposure to rain, road grime and the sun’s UV rays, gradually cause the plastic lens covers on many headlights to become oxidised with a white or yellow cloudy/foggy layer. This opaqueness reduces the efficiency of lighting – eventually becoming an MoT failure – not to mention looking unsightly and spoiling the appearance of your car.

Surrey Shine Car Valet’s professional Headlight Restoration procedure strips away the contaminated outer surface of the headlights. This is achieved by using up to six different grades/grits of sanding – ranging from coarse to fine. This multi-stage sanding process reveals clear uncontaminated plastic, which is then polished-up to restore an almost as-good-as- new appearance to your car’s headlights. Finally, a protective sealant is applied to the headlights, to help maintain the clear, shiny appearance… all for a fraction of the cost of replacement headlights!

The whole procedure only takes a few hours and can be done on your driveway, or off-road parking space.

Cloudy/foggy and yellow headlights sanded, polished and sealed, to restore cosmetic and functional clarity:
Just £40 per headlight, or £60 for the pair.

See pictures below of some examples.

Cloudy Headlight Restoration - Before

Audi A3 cloudy/yellow headlight – Before



Cloudy Headlight Restoration - After


Audi A3 cloudy/yellow headlight – After


Cloudy Headlight Restoration - Before

Honda CRV foggy headlight – Before


Cloudy Headlight Restoration - After

Honda CRV cloudy/foggy headlight – After



Cloudy Headlight Restoration - Before

VW Golf cloudy/foggy headlight – Before



Cloudy Headlight Restoration - After

VW Golf cloudy/foggy headlight – After



Renault Clio cloudy/yellow headlight – Before


Renault Clio cloudy/yellow headlight – After


Subaru Impreza cloudy/yellow headlight – Before


Subaru Impreza cloudy/yellow headlight – After












Toyota Rav-4 cloudy/yellow headlight – Before













Toyota Rav-4 cloudy/yellow headlight – After












Lexus IS-250 cloudy/yellow headlight – Before












Lexus IS-250 cloudy/yellow headlight – After












Mercedes CLK
cloudy/yellow headlight – Before













Mercedes CLK cloudy/yellow headlight –
After – 1













Mercedes CLK cloudy/yellow headlight –
After – 2

Mobile valeting and detailing in Epsom

Surrey Shine mobile valeting and detailing in Epsom

Keeping your car clean is an inevitable part of car ownership. For some it’s a pleasant way to while away a few hours on a Saturday or Sunday morning, but for the vast majority of people, car cleaning is a tedious and inconvenient chore. This certainly explains the recent popularity of hand car wash operations, which have sprung up in car parks and disused petrol station sites in every town across the country. They certainly score on convenience (apart from when it’s necessary to queue at peak times), but can fall short when a more extensive valet is required.

A quality professional mobile valeting and detailing service like Surrey Shine Valet will, on the other hand, take that extra time to carefully and thoroughly clean and detail your car, delivering results which can be clearly appreciated – both in the short and long term.


To achieve great results, high quality car care products from Autoglym,Turtlewax and Gtechniq are used as part of Surrey Shine’s car valeting system. Every effort is made so that no swirl marks, scratches or damage to your paint occurs, by using separate lambswool and microfibre wash mitts and buckets with grit guards. This attention to detail is what separates Surrey Shine from automatic and supermarket car park hand car washes.


Surrey Shine Car Valet mobile car valeting Epsom, covers all surrounding areas, including: Tadworth, Chessington, Tolworth, Nork, Ashtead, Leatherhead, Oxshott, Cobham, Dorking, Reigate, Cheam, Ewell, Sutton and Banstead and cleans your vehicle at your home or place of work – at a time convenient for you. This bespoke service takes the hassle out of keeping your car or van looking pristine. Alternatively, if you’re selling your car, then a standard or full valet can ensure it will look its best for potential buyers – and ultimately make the vehicle easier to sell.

Additionally Surrey Shine is able to offer detailing services, for customers looking for something more comprehensive than a full valet. Detailing comprises services that aren’t included in general valeting, due to the addtional time and specialist equipment/products required. A full interior and exterior detail can take up to a whole day (depending on vehicle size & condition), and involve an extensive clean and decontamination of your vehicle’s paintwork before the swirl marks and minor imperfections are removed with machine polishing/paint correction using a dual-action machine polisher. Then, once a superb finish is achieved, a high quality wax or sealant is applied to lock in the shine and protect your car’s paintwork from the elements.

New Car Protection systems from Gtechnic and Autosmart are also available. These surface protection products bond to your paintwork and interior fabrics creating an invisible barrier to dirt and air-bourne debris, helping to keep your car in better condition for longer.

Not sure which service to go for? Then feel free to get in touch and I’ll be happy to explain the differences in the services and advise on which options will best suit your requirements.