When thinking vehicle maintenance, usually mechanical maintenance is top of mind. Importantly so, oil changes, tire rotation, alignment, recommended service intervals are all import to the life of your vehicle. Unfortunately, an annual ritual most people often forget is a thorough cleaning, inside and out. If you have the time tools and materials, it’s a very satisfying job. If not, let a pro handle it!
Benefits to annual automotive detailing:
- Longer life of your vehicle.
- Better resale value.
- Enjoy a new looking, and new smelling car.
- Delay the purchase of a new car.
- A good excuse to clear out clutter.
In our climate people often think a car wash that washes off the road salt is good enough. A typical car wash only covers a fraction of the cleaning that you can get from a detail, and so only achieves a fraction of the result. The sand from the beach, the dog hair, food in the seats and carpet, tree sap and bugs all can shorten the life of your seats, your carpet, and your paint finish.
A proper detailing job will steam clean the carpets, seats and mats. Clean and condition leather seats. Clean and dress all vinyl and leather surfaces. Clean air ducts, door jambs and weather stripping. Clean all the windows. Clean trunk or storage space. Hand wash the exterior including door and trunk jambs. Decontaminate the paint with a clay bar treatment. Buff/polish paint. All chrome and stainless steel polished, including rims. Apply a coat of wax or sealant, and tire dressing.
If you’re like the average American, you spend about 600 hours inside your car every year. Make it more enjoyable by spending time in a clean car!