Enclosed garages are a luxury that unfortunately not all of us can afford, or fit within our properties. Even those of us that are lucky enough to have garages may not be able to fit all the family cars in the garage, especially if it’s only got room for one car.
What this means is that many of our cars are out in the open, exposed to the elements. While when you get a new car you might think, “Oh, I’ll place a cover over it every day to keep it in good condition”, the likelihood of this actually happening is probably slim to none!
Cars, like us, if exposed to the elements, age more rapidly. So, how do we protect ourselves from the elements so that we don’t age so rapidly? We use sunscreen, as a preventative measure.
You might like to think about automobile detailing in the same way as you think about sunscreen: it’s putting a protective measure in place to ensure that your car doesn’t age as rapidly as it would without it.
A regular detail can keep your car from ageing prematurely, and this is particularly important if it is exposed to the elements on a regular garage and not kept safe and undercover in a garage.
So what does car detailing involve exactly? It involves first cleaning your exterior with a pressure hose, which also is applied to within the wheel arches to remove debris, dirt, and dust. Then the exterior and wheels are given a full shampoo, followed by another high-pressure rinse. After washing, the car is dried clean with a chamois, and the doors are opened so they can be effectively wiped down within the door jams. Windows are cleaned, both inside and out, and gloss is applied to mud flaps and your car tyres to keep them in good condition. You can also choose to add a polish to the exterior of your car. This is recommended to keep it in a brilliant, shiny condition. You can also have the interior of your car detailed at the same time as the exterior if you think that it needs a bit of a spruce up.
It’s really worth keeping your car in good nick, as a car that is kept in good condition will not only look good on the road and prevent further exterior damage, but it will also fetch a higher price when it comes time to resell it.
At Car Care car detailers, we offer mobile car detailing, so that you don’t have to come to us, we come to you! A once a month car detail will keep your car in pristine condition, even if you don’t have a garage to keep it in.