After spending tens - if not hundreds - of thousands of dollars on a vehicle that you’re proud of, it perplexes professional detailers across the world to see car owners drive their vehicles through automatic or touchless car washes and use antibacterial wipes to wipe down the interior. The way we see it, it’s the equivalent of buying a new phone and trying to clean the screen with iron wool, or buying nice dress shoes only to wear them on a muddy hike.
But we don’t judge! The difference is that most car owners think they’re doing the right thing by driving their car through the car wash and wiping it down once in a while. We know that it can be hard to grasp exactly what you should - and shouldn’t - do to take care of your precious investment, and that’s why we’re spelling out 4 of our favorite reasons to work with a professional detailer.
1. Maintain Your Vehicle’s ValueWhen you spend that much money on something, you probably want it to last, which is why you do your best to avoid accidents, prioritize regular maintenance, and don’t let any old idiot hop in and take it for a spin. For the same reason, it’s important to make sure that you’re protecting your car’s paint, glass, leather, carpet, and everything else. While your best effort is commendable, automatic car washes and household cleaning products are actually harmful to your vehicle’s materials, and can shorten their lifespan, decreasing your vehicle’s value over time.
2. Prioritize SafetyProper, professional detailing can actually increase your safety on the road. Believe it or not, high quality products and skilled applications can make a huge difference, especially when it comes to visibility. Your windshield, windows, wipers, headlights, fog lights, and brakelights can all benefit from proper glass coating and bead-forming sealants that enable water to slide right off in wet conditions. This increases your visibility to other drivers and allows you to see clearly through your windshield in less-than-ideal conditions. Run of the mill car wash chemicals can’t say the same.
3. Avoid Allergies & Maintain WellbeingWhat could be hiding in your car’s carpet, steering wheel, and cup holders? For most drivers, the list of bacteria and germs is long, tracked in on the bottom of shoes, muddy paw prints, sticky handprints, sneezes, allergens, travel, and so much more. Regular detailing doesn’t just cover up or wipe around these germs, it gets to the root of the problem by eliminating the gross stuff from your vehicle, allowing you to breathe better and avoid getting sick.
4. Make More MoneyFor most car enthusiasts, they tend to cycle through cars on a regular basis, driving their new toys for a few years before selling it and cashing in on something new. If you want to get the most bang for your buck, keeping your car in pristine condition is a great way to guarantee that you’ll get more for it when selling. Detailing can maintain your vehicle’s value in a way that car washes cannot, keeping the paint looking perfect and the interior feeling fresh and clean. You’ll cut down on wear and tear and eliminate signs of aging in your vehicle thanks to regular detailing, ensuring that anyone who test drives your car before purchase is blown away.