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Oil Changes and Auto Services… While you travel out of Little Rock Airport!

Posted by Drew Baker

Oct 10, 2016 11:51:00 PM

Why spend your day off in a car service waiting area, let Expressway Airport Parking handle your Oil Change, Tire Rotation, Glass Repair, Premium Detail or Basic Car Wash while you travel out of town!

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Hey, Your Car Needs a Wash!

Posted by Drew Baker

Sep 5, 2016 10:00:00 AM

When was the last time you washed your car? For that matter how many times a year do you wash your car? And if you have owned your car for more than a year, have you waxed and polished it at least once?

Edmunds.com, Popular Mechanics, AutoGeek.net and many other car care professionals all recommend that your car should be washed 1 to 4 times a month and a full wax and polish at least once a year.

Here are some Do’s and Don’ts we believe in when it comes to routine car wash maintenance of your paint;

Don't... wait for a layer of crud to accumulate before washing. Dead bugs, bird droppings, and chemicals from the atmosphere all leach acids that can strip away wax and eventually eat into your car's paint. If left too long, they can cause damage that requires sanding and repainting the area to correct.

Do... wash off dead bugs, bird droppings, and tree-sap mist as soon as possible. Other than this, a weekly car wash will keep the finish in its best shape. In addition, if you live in an area that suffers from acid rain, rinse your vehicle off after a period of rainy weather. Otherwise, acidic chemicals in the rainwater will be left on the surface after the droplets have evaporated, leaving a mark that can permanently mar the paint.

Don't... wash your car when the body is hot, such as immediately after driving it or after it has been parked in direct sunlight for awhile. Heat speeds the drying of soap and water, making washing more difficult and increasing the chances that spots or deposits will form.

Don't... move the sponge in circles. This can create light, but noticeable scratches called swirl marks. Instead, move the sponge lengthwise across the hood and other body panels. And don't continue using a sponge that's dropped on the ground without thoroughly rinsing it out. The sponge can pick up dirt particles that can scratch the paint.

Do... rinse all surfaces thoroughly with water before you begin washing to remove loose dirt and debris that could cause scratching. Once you begin, concentrate on one section at a time, washing and rinsing each area completely before moving on to the next one. This ensures that you have plenty of time to rinse before the soap dries. Start at the top, and then work your way around the car. Use a hose without a nozzle and let the water flow over the car from top to bottom. This creates a sheeting action that helps minimize pooling of water.

Do... work the car-wash solution into a lather with plenty of suds that provide lots of lubrication on the paint surface. And rinse the sponge often. Using a separate bucket to rinse the sponge keeps dirt from getting mixed into the sudsy wash water.

Don't... let the car air dry, and don't expect a drive around the block to do an effective job. Either will leave watermarks caused by minerals in hard water. In addition, don't use an abrasive towel or other material that can leave hairline scratches in the paint.

Do... use a chamois (natural or synthetic) or soft terry towels. If you choose towels, you may need several. It's best to blot the water up instead of dragging the towel or chamois over the paint. The drying process can be speeded up by using a soft squeegee to remove most of the water on the body, but be sure the rubber is pliable and that it doesn't pick up bits of dirt that can cause scratches.

If your traveling out of Little Rock Clinton National Airport take advantage of having professional routine car maintenance done while you travel at Expressway Airport Parking. We are a complete car care destination providing required vehicle maintenance while you travel so you don’t waste your free time doing it.

Go to www.expresswayparking.com to see details on vehicle services while you travel.
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Topics: auto detail in Little Rock, car wash in Little Rock

Enter to Win a Free Auto Detail at Expressway Airport Parking

Posted by Drew Baker

Sep 1, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Expressway Airport Parking is serious about auto wash and details; we think we have the best detail operation in Central Arkansas.
 
What could be more satisfying than to return home from your next trip to a car that has had a wash wax and polish, a deep carpet steam cleaning and every nook and cranny of your interior cleaned and rejuvenated with essential cleaning oils that protect the plastics in your dash and the leather in your seats. Instead of trying to schedule that done during a busy workweek or least of all using your free personal time waiting in a lobby for it to be done. More than likely you end up putting it off for a couple of years and by then the sun and the environmental contaminants have taken 5 years of life off of your paint and clear coat. 
 
Edmunds.com, Popular Mechanics, AutoGeek.net and many others all recommend that your car should be washed 1 to 4 times a month and a full wax and polish at least once a year. A basic wash with a proper auto shampoo (one pH balanced correctly not to strip your stage 2 paint better known as clear coat) done at least monthly will remove contaminants that can erode your clear coat. Rainfall can leave mineral deposits on your paint, which is why it’s so important to dry your car after a wash, a critical step every time your car is washed. Acidic contaminants like bird droppings, pollutants from the air that can layer up and burn your clear coat not to mention the contaminants that road spray kicks up, on an investment as expensive as your car? OUCH! Just maintaining your paint can add years to the look of your car, very important when its time to trade or sell that car.
 
At Expressway Airport Parking we are more than just Fast and Secure airport parking for less, we are a complete car care destination providing required vehicle maintenance while you travel so you don’t waste your free time doing it. When On the Spot Detail cleans your car 2 things are guaranteed every time, only the best auto shampoo will be used to ensure the paint is properly lubricated before a microfiber mittis used and it will be hand dried to prevent residual minerals from drying and depositing into your paint system. Then if a full detail is done, Glen Cornner, (proprietor) will employ the use of Detailers Clay, hand polishing and Orbital buffer to bring out the shine your looking for.
 
Expressway Airport Parking is having a drawing for a free Full Auto Detail for the next time you are traveling out of Little Rock Clinton National Airport. Now the only thing more satisfying than to return home from your next trip to a fully detailed car is for it to be Free!
 
Go to www.expresswayparking.com, on the homepage you will see the entry form just enter and we will draw for the free Detail on September 30th.
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Topics: auto detail in Little Rock

Airport Parking that Allows Pricing Options

Posted by Drew Baker

Aug 16, 2016 7:10:15 AM

Are you flying out of Clinton Little Rock National airport soon? Have you wondered what your parking options are? Like most, you probably are either concerned with convenience or price. The good news is there is an alternative option to parking in the municipal parking lot, paying one price regardless of how long you are traveling and having to hunt and peck for a spot that you may perceive as close but still spend up to 10 minutes parking and walking to the ticket counter.  Expressway Airport Parking offers the convenience of an on demand shuttle that picks you up anywhere you park at Expressway, no walking. When you enter either the uncovered or covered parking area at Expressway you are being monitored by our bus dispatch monitor and they are already dispatching a bus towards you, they will monitor your movement until you choose the parking spot of your choice giving the
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Topics: Little Rock Airport Parking

Level 1 Car Charging at Little Rock Airport

Posted by Drew Baker

Jul 19, 2016 8:47:15 AM

Travel is best when you’re not worried about it, one unforeseen worry is often returning from your trip to find you can’t start your car due to a dead battery, but Expressway Airport Parking is always looking after your car battery or your Hybrid/Electric car! The average car battery has a 3 year life, we often forget about it and assume it will start our car every time, but if you’re at the end of your battery’s life and you leave your car idle for a week or more it could be just enough to drain below the necessary 24 volts to turn your car over. This is where Expressway Airport Parking shines in taking care of you and your car.

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Topics: Little Rock Airport Parking

Expressway Parking has updated prices for Basic Washes, Mini and Full Details while you travel!

Posted by Drew Baker

Jul 14, 2016 6:30:00 AM

Why spend your day off in a car service waiting area, let Expressway Airport Parking handle your Oil Change, Tire Rotation, Glass Repair, Premium Detail or Basic Car Wash while you travel out of town!
 
Expressway Airport Parking is excited to offer oil changes, tire rotation, glass repair and premium auto detailing while your car is parked at Expressway Airport Parking and traveling out of Clinton Little Rock National airport.
 
Expressway has partnered with Fleet Management Services, a certified ASE maintenance facility qualified to service all domestic and foreign vehicle makes. Fleet Management has 4 staff mechanics and a body shop, servicing over 30 local company fleets.

Not only maintenance services
 
Expressway Airport Parking has partnered with“ On The Spot Detail” for premium auto detailing onsite. Glenn Corner, proprietor, is in his 7th year of professional auto detailing. Equipped for carpet shampooing, orbital buffing and clear coat application, Glenn has the expertise. Come home to a finely detailed and waxed car it makes coming home that much more satisfying.
 
If you are a frequent traveler, take advantage of this opportunity to deal with the routine chores of vehicle services that always eat into your personal time.
 
After 9 months of offering vehicle services, Expressway Airport Parking has updated the prices for its Basic Washes, Mini and Full Details.
 
Basic Wash for cars - $28
Basic Wash for vehicles with 3rd rows - $33
1. Exterior hand wash
2. Vacuum
3. Interior windows cleaned
4. Wheel wells cleaned and tires dressed
5. Clean when you get back home!
Mini Detail for Cars - $132
Mini Detail for Trucks & 2 row Crossovers - $143
Mini Detail for 3rd row SUV's and Vans - $154
Full Detail for Cars - $219
Full Detail for Trucks & 2 row Crossovers - $236
Full Detail for Vans & 3rd row SUV's - $247
See the Auto Detail Services page for details
Also new is Head Light Restoration - $55
 
If you are a frequent traveler, take advantage of this opportunity to deal with the routine chores of vehicle services that always eat into your personal time while your traveling. Save your personal time for your self!
 
How does this work?
 
You can make a reservation, go to www.expresswayparking.com, simply choose your check-in and check-out date and time, after you choose your parking area a list of auto services will be available to choose from, you will only be charged a $10 deposit for the reservation that will be credited toward your final parking bill. Or, You can simply proceed to the designated parking areas for auto services and fill out a service order with our shuttle driver while you ride to the airport. Expressway Parking has designated parking in both of our Covered and Uncovered parking areas. Simply park in one of the designated parking spaces, a lock box will be placed on your driver side window to house your car keys. When you return just tell your driver that your car is in either the Covered or Uncovered service parking.
 
That’s one less chore to think about on your day off.
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Topics: airport parking

Car Sharing Rentals Now at Expressway Airport Parking

Posted by Drew Baker

Dec 22, 2015 10:54:12 AM

Need to rent a car for that business trip that doesn’t make sense to spend $900 for an airline ticket to travel less than 5 hours away? Need a car for a couple of days locally while your car is in the shop or maybe you’re in between cars? With tens of millions of cars sitting idle in airport parking lots around the country a great new concept has been conceived that suggests that average citizens can make their cars earn them some extra money while they’re not using them.

Car sharing is the fastest new model of car rental and an exciting new feature at Expressway Airport Parking; it’s the availability of cars for rent via TURO.com. TURO is a car sharing company that facilitates cars that are sitting idle at Expressway’s parking lot. The share economy, which strives to allow people to utilize their cars while they aren’t using them, creates a marketplace based on peer review that will allow people to choose whom they do business with. According to Auto Rental News, over 2million people will rent one of 30,000 cars available through a car share app in coming 2016 up double in the last 5 years! Currently cars are available through TURO.com to be rented that are located at Expressway Airport parking, sign up at TURO is free and the phone app is free allowing you to locate car share availability anywhere in the country.

An interesting demand we see at Expressway Airport Parking are customers who will come park at Expressway and rent a car to travel regionally where airlines are not logistically or financially cost effective. Often times this is the best financial option for the company expense report and allows the business traveler save the wear and tear on their car.

You might say, “I wouldn’t rent my car out to a stranger!”, however the share economy is a “Review based” economy the KEY is each seller or buyer leaves a “Review” on the other on how well they dealt in the transaction and based on the strength of those “Reviews”, your fair dealing with other sellers and buyers boosts your status as a reliable dealer. Turo sets renter eligibility requirements of 21 years of age minimum and a clean driving record. The car owner must have a car with less than 100,000 miles and both renter and owner are provided property and liability coverage through Turo. Turo also provides 24/7 roadside assistance. So with the peace of mind that your renter is screened, the car that is rented must be low mileage and late model, and $1,000,000 of insurance coverage is in place, all that is left to do is review your renter or owner’s performance of the rental transaction. Over time an experience rating protects everyone from the standpoint of providing a trustworthy marketplace.

Generally speaking you will find a more economical rental rate as opposed to the conventional labor intensive rent a car companies with lots of facility over head.
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Topics: Little Rock Car Rental

Merry Christmas from Expressway Airport Parking

Posted by Drew Baker

Dec 13, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Thinking of flying out of Little Rock National airport for the Christmas Holidays? Start by parking with Expressway Airport Parking located to the left of the entrance of Clinton National Airport. Expressway Parking offers the most secure parking with on demand shuttle from your car to the front curb, it’s like valet only your keys are safely in your possession while you travel. We're open 24 hours a day.

Parking at Little Rock Airport

Where is the best airport parking space at the Little Rock airport? It’s any space on Expressway Airport Parking’s lot or 4 story parking deck, not the one at the airport that you choose after circling the lot for about 3 to 5 minutes an then have to carry your luggage for as far as 300 yards in all kinds of weather. Weather is very unpredictable from December to March, so take advantage of our 550 space covered parking area while saving $2 per day over the Municipal parking. 

At Expressway Airport Parking the on demand shuttle service keeps 3 buses positioned at all times in other words as soon as you come into the lot, video surveillance will dispatch a driver directly to the parking spot you choose to pick you up whether its the first spot into the lot or the farthest spot.

 

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Topics: airport parking, Aireport Parking at Little Rock, Little Rock Airport Parking, Christmas Holiday air travel

Parking At Little Rock Airport - Get a Free Tire rotation with oil change while You Travel Special!

Posted by Drew Baker

Nov 30, 2015 4:30:00 AM

Expressway Airport Parking and Fleet Management Services is offering a Free tire rotation when you schedule an oil change through the end of January 2016 when you park at Little Rock National Airport! Why spend your day off in a car service waiting area, let Expressway Airport Parking handle your Oil Change, Glass Repair and Premium Detail while you travel out of Expressway Airport Parking. Fleet Management is a certified ASE maintenance facility qualified to service all domestic and foreign vehicle makes. Fleet Management has 4 staff mechanics and a body shop, servicing over 30 local company fleets.

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Topics: Little Rock Airport Parking

Thanksgiving for Expressway Parking Discounts 2nd week

Posted by Drew Baker

Nov 14, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Thanksgiving 2016 is here and plans are being made to travel to join family and friends around the Thanksgiving table. Expressway Airport Parking is saying thanks giving us a chance to take care of your car and get you from your car to the airline counter quicker than walking with your luggage over 3 acres of municipal parking.  Are you flying out of Little Rock National airport for Thanksgiving 2015? Just imagine saving up to 50% on airport parking over municipal parking at the airport. This Thanksgiving, Expressway Airport Parking will offer 10% in combination with the 5th day free special. Make a reservation on www.expresswayparking.com and use promo code “thanksgiving” and save! Take a look at how Expressway compares versus airport municipal parking with the combination of 5th day free and 10% discount :

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Topics: Shuttle Service, Secure Parking, Little Rock Airport Parking, Thanksgiving Trip

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