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Caliber Grateful to Support Atlanta Learning Center

Caliber Car Wash is proud to sponsor our Mableton, Georgia neighbor Bright Minds Learning and Childcare Center. As a proud sponsor of our local schools, Caliber is participating in the school’s annual Fall Festival hosted by The Bright Minds Parent Teacher Council.

The event, open to parents of active students, takes place on November 6th from 12 pm – 3 pm and will celebrate the role of education in our communities. As a privately-owned and operated facility, Bright Minds focuses on child development from infancy while offering a fun, educational environment.

Caliber is honored to sponsor a variety of local schools throughout the Atlanta region and Southeast. Our team is on a mission to help support our local schools, organizations, and communities with sponsorships and fundraisers. If you are interested in learning more about our opportunities, check out our website or reach out to us on social media. We hope to connect soon!

How Do I Detail My Car?

We want you to leave with your best clean through our Limitless wash plans and complimentary detailing tools. Caliber provides everything you need to keep your car spotless including detailing air, vacuums, air fresheners, multi-purpose cleaner, and more! See below on how to use our free detailing station!

Detailing Air

Located at each boom station, you’ll find our detailing air. Our detailing air is compressed air that blows away debris from cracks and crevices such as consoles, cupholders, and air vents. To use the detailing air, point the tip or the gun toward the area that needs to be dried/blown and squeeze the trigger to release pressured air. This tool is not only utilized for interior, but exterior as well. This great device can eliminate excess water that gets stuck on side mirrors, rubber panels, hood vents, and engines.

Vacuums

Having a tough time with hard-to-reach areas? Caliber has you covered! Our vacuums are designed to give you maximum suction to clean between your seats and crevice-like surfaces in your vehicle. To get your car as clean as possible, follow these simple steps:

  1. Remove any large pieces of trash from your car
  2. Remove all mats and clear off debris with detailing air
  3. Use our vacuum to clean tight spaces such as seat crannies, consoles, and cargo areas.

Towels

The towels you use to clean your car matter! Caliber provides quality microfiber towels that will not scratch your paint while wiping down your vehicle. At each boom station, you’ll find a basket of fresh, clean and folded microfiber towels. There is also a basket for tossing used towels after you’ve completed your wipe-down.

Air Fresheners

Finish off your clean with Caliber’s complimentary air fresheners. Our air fresheners are specifically designed to fit under seats and vents to give you freshening options. To make your air freshener last longer, simply fold it in half and place it under your seat or in console for that clean smell.

Multi-Purpose Cleaner

Paired with our quality microfiber towels is our multi-purpose cleaner. With our multi-purpose cleaner, you’ll be able to conveniently wipe away any spills, build-up, and dirt. You can use this cleaner to safely clean many items in your interior such as door handles, dashboards, steering wheel, and more. No need to bring any cleaning supplies from home, Caliber has you covered!

Glass Cleaner

Make those streaks go away with our specially formulated glass cleaner for that perfect shine. Our glass cleaner is designed to lift away dirt and grime while providing surfaces with extra sparkle and glow. Located next to the multi-purpose cleaner, are fresh towels to use to help get rid of unwanted streaks, dirt, and prints.

Mat Cleaner

Clean your carpeted mats in a matter of seconds with Caliber’s state of the art mat cleaner. To clean your mats simply push ‘Start’ to turn on machine then insert your mat facing down. Once your mat is clean, it will exit below and drop into a basket. When you’re finished inserting mats, the machine will automatically turn off or you can turn it off via the ‘Off’ button.

Bug Prep Station

Wondering how to get rid of those pesky bug splats? Stop by Caliber’s prep station where you’ll find prep solution and brushes (available at most Caliber sites). Gently scrub any bug splats to avoid acid damage to your cars paint and front-end. Once you’re finished at the prep station, pull-up to our pay station to enter our tunnel for more shine!

Have other tips for how to use or detailing freebies? We’d love to hear them. Feel free to tag us at #CaliberClean on social media to share.

Caliber and i9 Sports Program Team Up To Give Back

 

i9 Sports (Wilmington & Jacksonville, NC)

Caliber Car Wash is proud to support local sports programs, including i9 Sports at our Wilmington and Hampstead locations! With a focus on fun, safety, and building confidence, the i9 Sports program provides families in the community a chance to get their kids involved in sports.

In 2003, the first i9 Sports team was created. Now, the program has more than 3 million player registrations in communities across the nation. As a year-round program, i9 Sports offers the opportunity for youth to participate in several sports including baseball, soccer, basketball and many more. i9 Sports is now the nation’s largest youth multi-sport provider and has had a far-reaching impact on kids and adults for almost two decades.

In the Eastern Carolina community, the i9 Sports league leaders are passionate about providing the best youth programs for children across every community. Created in 2015, the Wilmington area league has won multiple awards, including Franchise of the Year and Rookie of the Year. League directors say it’s a popular program in the area and they’re thrilled to see the participation from families.

“We are in a position to give every kid in our local area a place to play regardless of skill level or experience.  Our goal is to put the fun back in youth sports,” said Craig Decatur, Program Director of the Wilmington territory.

i9 Sports (Wilmington & Jacksonville, NC)

The i9 Sports program not only provides a safe environment for kids to play, but also teaches local youth sportsmanship principles. Just as our Caliber teams value teamwork, dedication and leadership, i9 Sports gives kids the chance to grow and develop those same qualities. The leagues also focus on including every player, no matter level or experience, with the mission to develop athletic ability and nurture positive attitudes.

“Our local i9 Sports is able to help additional kids get involved in programs because of our amazing sponsors like Caliber! Providing opportunities for families that may not have had the ability to join our league is a great way to connect with the community and Caliber helps make that happen,” said Decatur.

As a returning sponsor, Caliber is thrilled to help provide a number of grants and scholarships to families in need of registration assistance in the Wilmington and Hampstead areas. If you are interested in more information about i9 Sports, you can check out their website here.

For other fundraising and sponsorship opportunities with Caliber, please feel free to visit our fundraiser page for more information.

6 Ways To Keep Your Car Clean

We spend a lot of time in our cars. In fact, the average person’s daily commute is between 60 – 90 minutes round-trip. With the amount of time we spend in our automobiles, it is important to know how to keep them clean and smelling fresh. Here are 6 tips for keeping your vehicle in tip top shape.

Wash Routine

First, start by establishing a wash routine. It is important to wash your car at least once every two weeks as dirt and grime can have a negative impact on your vehicles paint. Additionally, salt and bug splats would require immediate care as salt can cause chemical reactions while the bugs release toxins and acid that can eat away the paint surface. Luckily, your friends at Caliber Carwash will be there to accommodate whatever car washing needs you desire.

Have Cleaning Products

Let’s face it. Accidental spills happen. You may need more than a napkin to clean up the mess, so we recommend keeping a pack of multi-purpose or multi-surface wet wipes to clean on the go (if you have leather or other delicate material in your vehicle, make sure the wipes are gentle on said material. They’ll usually say it on the back of the bottle or in the description for the online shoppers). You can also stop by Caliber for use of our quality multi-purpose and window cleaner.

Replace Air Filter

The air that enters through a car’s vents is filtered. Air filters prevents debris, dust, sand, and insects from entering and ensures cleaner air. How often air filters need replacing varies on the vehicle, distance traveled, and travel conditions. Replacing air filters are often overlooked and can have a negative effect on your car’s performance so it is important to change them regularly. Many air filters are easy to access and replace as most are found in the back or underneath the glove compartment on the passenger side of the vehicle. You can usually grab a new air filter for as low as $15 and it will last for months. Also, when getting an oil change, most mechanics will change this for free if you have a replacement filter handy.

Use A Mini Trash Bin

From old receipts to gas station napkins, trash can fill up in our vehicles quickly if we are not careful. Keeping a mini car trash bin in arms reach can prevent clutter and unwanted trash out of sight. Do not forget to empty your bin regularly as trash can attract unwanted pests, begin to smell or it could make your car look junky.

Air Fresheners

Air fresheners are essential to keeping your car smelling fresh. Odor can consume the breathable space in your vehicle very quickly, and air fresheners help keep that in check. Did we forget to mention that Caliber offers free air fresheners with every wash?

Seat Covers & Kick Mats

If you are a parent or pet owner, messes are bound to happen. Waterproof seat covers will keep your car’s interior clean, dry, and free of stains. They also help protect expensive materials such as leather, from getting scratched, stained, or damaged by the sun during the summer months. Kick mats are also effective at making sure you do not bring unwanted debris inside your car as to stain it in anyway. You can easily vacuum these at Caliber or many are machine-washable. And for any of those carper floor mats that get dirty, don’t forget to try Caliber’s complimentary carpet mat cleaner.

Have ideas for keeping your car #CaliberClean that we didn’t mention? Let us know on our social media so we can share your tips!

How Do I Clean My Car Mats?

As careful as we may try to keep the inside of our car clean, dirt and dust still accumulate. Oil, crumbs, and other substances will stick to the bottom of our shoes and will inevitably track dirt inside of our car and end up on our floor mats. Over time, both rubber and cloth mats will retain dirt, causing discoloration and lack of appeal. Don’t worry though, here’s your go-to guide for cleaning dirty mats!

How Do I Clean Rubber Car Mats?

Rubber mats are the easiest to clean since they are waterproof and do not hide dust and particles. To keep your rubber mats looking their best, follow these easy steps:

Step 1 – Remove Mats From Vehicle
Always begin cleaning your mats by removing them from your vehicle and giving them a good shake to remove loose debris.

Step 2 – Remove Loose Debris
After you give your mats a good shake, vacuum mats on both sides to get rid of any excess dirt and particles. Make sure to vacuum under pedals, seats, and in any other cracks and crevices. And for those hard-to-reach nooks between mat treads and doors, use detailing air to blow away crumbs that don’t shake off.

Step 3 – Wash Mats With Cleaning Solutions
Once your mats are free from dirt, thoroughly saturate mats using a cleaning solution such as Caliber’s multi-purpose cleaner. Avoid using any harsh chemical solutions such as chlorine bleach as this will cause damage. Grab a towel and begin wiping the mat to clean away any build-up or stuck-on dirt.

Step 4 – Rinse Or Wipe Off
Once you have finished scrubbing, take a clean towel to wipe away any residue, and reinstall mats.

How Do I Clean Carpet Car Mats?

Cleaning cloth mats require a little extra work to clean than rubber mats unless you have an automatic mat cleaner handy (don’t worry Caliber customers, we have you covered).

If you’re visiting Caliber, cleaning carpet mats are as easy as one, two, three.

  • Step 1 – Locate the complimentary mat cleaner located near the vacuum booms.
  • Step 2 – Place your mat facedown on the silver tray.
  • Step 3 –  Hit the “start button” and wait less than 15 seconds for your vacuumed mat to appear. Feel free to hit “stop” when you’re done or walk away and the cleaner will turn off.

It’s as easy as that!

Of course, we understand that you may not always be able to visit a Caliber for that quick mat clean, so here’s an effective way to clean carpeted floor mats at home:

Step 1 – Remove Mats From Vehicle
Similar to cleaning rubber mats, begin by removing your carpet mats from your vehicle to shake off loose debris.

Step 2 – Remove Loose Debris
After shaking mats, vacuum both sides of your mats to eliminate excess dirt, dust, and any other disguising particles. Be sure to vacuum under pedals, under and around seats, and any other areas that need vacuuming.

Step 3 – Wash Mats With Cleaning Solution
Apply a cleaning solution such as carpet cleaner or detergent onto mats saturating them evenly. Using a brush or towel, scrub mats to agitate dirt. For tougher stains in mats, allow the cleaner to sit for additional time, then scrub away.

Step 4 – Vacuum Mats
Vacuum your mats again, as this will help suction up traces of cleaner and leftover dirt particles from the mats. Once this is completed, allow mats to dry thoroughly. Do not put them back in your car until they are completely dry, as they will cause a damp smell.

If your mat has rips or tears, consider hand-washing to prevent more damage.

No matter how you choose to clean your mats, be sure to do them frequently. Keeping your car mats clean makes your car feel and fresher.

If you have more mat cleaning tips, feel free to tag us online at #CaliberClean. We hope to see you soon!

Caliber Team Member Hojeen Shares Her Passion For People and Cosmetology

At Caliber, we know that people are at the heart of our organization. We focus on putting people first, and recognizing our team members that go above and beyond. In Phenix City, team member Hojeen Yonis is known for her bright outlook, ambition, and drive to be the best.

Hojeen, a Nashville, Tennessee native, joined the Phenix City Caliber family more than a year ago, and says it’s the people that keep her passionate.  In fact, she shares that the best part of her day is building those relationships with the people around her.

“My favorite part about my job is the friendly community of Phenix City. What I love most about the Phenix City community is the customers are so lovely which has made our wash a really positive, bright, and friendly environment. I absolutely love seeing my regular customers come through and getting to know them.”

Hojeen also knows what it takes to make a great team. When she started in July 2020, her attitude and determination became apparent, and she quickly moved up the ranks. Along with her work ethic, Hojeen attributes much of her success to the collaborative, goal-oriented mindset of her team.

“My co-workers are beyond amazing, and I’ve had the chance to learn something from everyone on my team. Caliber is also very focused on promoting growth within the organization, which has really motivated me to build my leadership skills so I can be prepared for the future.”

It doesn’t stop there. In her free time, Hojeen stays busy focusing on several other personal passion projects. A driving force behind her attitude is her passion for creativity and inspiring others.

“My biggest motivation in life is to grow to be the best version of myself and succeed in all my passions. In my free time, I’m a makeup artist. I’ve been studying cosmetology since I was 12 years old. I love doing makeup for my clients, and it’s something I’ve loved doing since I was young.”

The ultimate goal for Hojeen is for every customer to leave with a smile and shine, and she says she’s always willing to go that extra mile to make that happen.

“Here at the Phenix City location, we really take pride in giving the best customer service to everyone who comes through our wash. My best tip for our customers is utilizing our prep station, this ensures you are getting the most out of your experience. Our prep station is great for things like removing hard stains, dried bugs, and hard to reach areas, you’ll notice the difference after exiting our wash!”

Stop by today and meet Hojeen at our Phenix City location – make sure to say give her a wave!

Cheering And Routing for the Winter Park Wildcats

Caliber’s school spirit is at an all-time high as we announce our partnership with the Winter Park Wildcats Varsity Football team for 2021! Our sponsorship will help the Wildcats on their road to the top, and Caliber is thrilled to be able to support the success of our local sports teams. With a big season ahead, Caliber will be cheering on the Wildcats both on and off the field.

For store manager Carlos, the chance to support the Winter Park community is a chance he couldn’t turn down.

“The future of our community is our people. We are proud to help build programs that will grant students and athletes the ability to grow, thrive and move into their futures with important skills,” said Carlos. “Of course, it’s also amazing to see firsthand how much our sports programs bring us together. Our teams really enjoy seeing customers and neighbors out sporting orange and black!”

Caliber is on a mission to help support our local schools, organizations, and communities with sponsorships and fundraisers. If you are interested in learning more about our opportunities, check out our website or reach out to us on social media. If you want to learn more about the Winter Park Wildcats, head to their Athletics website for more information. We hope to see you soon, Winter Park!

Dedication Drives Caliber-Sponsored Hoggard High School Vikings

When you think of the Hoggard High School Vikings, the word ‘dedication’ may come to mind. Their football program is well-known within the local community, dating back to 1967. They have spent several decades perfecting their craft and building a strong foundation. Their mission statement reads, “We will build on the winning tradition of Hoggard Football by focusing on mental and physical training and by supporting one another as we build both individual and team character.” It’s that team-building mindset that makes Caliber thrilled to announce our support and sponsorship for the 2021 Hoggard High Vikings!

The Vikings are starting off the year big with a strong coaching staff, a hardworking team, and an extensive support system on Friday nights. Whether it’s on or off the field, Caliber’s support of the team is a way to invest in the future of our communities.

“When we get involved in the local community, it’s because we know that people make all the difference. Caliber was built on people and understanding the importance of bringing neighbors together. We’re honored to support a program that aligns with Caliber’s values of teamwork and dedication. We especially love to celebrate and invest in the success of our Wilmington schools because these students are our future!” said Wilmington site manager Natalie.

One of Caliber’s missions is to continue to empower area students. We have sponsorship and fundraiser opportunities available. You can find out more on our website. If you’re interested in learning more about the Hoggard Vikings schedule or roster, check out their website!

Campbell High Spartans are Ready to Crush the Competition with the Help of Caliber

At Caliber Car Wash, we focus on more than just cars. We focus on people and local communities. We sponsor over a dozen local schools across the Southeast and hope to continue contributing to the future of our students. With that in mind, we’re thrilled to support the Campbell High School Spartans for their upcoming 2021 football season! As a sponsor, our donations help provide travel support, equipment, meals, and more for the team.

“Investing in our local schools, students, and families is a priority at Caliber Smyrna. We want our community to be the best it can be. Seeing students and parents sporting their Spartan blue puts a huge smile on my face, as I know our Caliber support can help make a difference in their futures,” said Caliber Manager Josh Johnson.

With a big win under their belt against the East Paulding Raiders, the Spartans are already hitting the ground running this fall. High school football is a pillar of the Cobb County community, and Friday nights are a highlight for students, teachers, and neighbors alike.

Caliber was built on clean cars through innovation, great people, and superior service at our core. Our mission is to continue to invest in great people, including those in our surrounding areas, to help build and support communities.

If you are interested in learning more about Caliber sponsorships and fundraisers, send us an email at info @ calibercarwash or reach out on social media – we’re always excited to support our local community!

Fort Walton Football Player Loves to Hear From Fans and Customers

It’s once again time for the Big Green Indians to hit the field! As a proud supporter of our local schools, Caliber is excited to be a Warrior Sponsor for the Choctawhatchee High School 2021 football season. Caliber employee Jaden, who you can catch working the tunnel in Fort Walton Beach, is also part of the Choctawhatchee High School Football team. Jaden says be prepared for big things to come this year.

“Community runs deep on Friday nights in Fort Walton Beach. We have a new coach this year and we’re coming off a big Friday night win, so we’re excited to keep working hard and putting in the time to be successful. When we have the community’s support, it makes our hard work worth it. There’s nothing better than hearing our fans screaming in the stands,” said Jaden.

Caliber believes that when local schools and businesses partner together, it helps sustain a healthy and growing sense of local community, while also setting up our students for future success.

“I’m grateful for the support of our local businesses in Fort Walton, but especially to Caliber. As a high school student and football player, I’m proud to be part of a company that supports me both at work and on the field.” said Jaden.

Caliber is excited to be able to partner with our local schools, and wishes the best to the Indians for their 2021 season. If you are interested in learning more about Caliber sponsorships and fundraisers, send us an email at info @ calibercarwash or reach out on social media – we’re always excited to support our local community!