The condition of your car says a lot about you. Driving a dirty car may give people the impression that you are negligent while driving a clean vehicle communicates that you are careful, organised, and detail-oriented.
Polishing your car has several benefits over a regular wash. In Australia, the harsh climate accelerates the deterioration of your car’s paintwork. An annual polish protects your vehicle and maintains its good as new appearance. This article elaborates on the following four benefits of regular professional car polish.
- Rejuvenate your paintwork
- Eliminate scratches
- Eliminate accumulated contaminants
- Provide extra protection from the elements
Ensure that you use professional car detailers when polishing your car. Without the relevant experience, a novice detailer can damage your paintwork.
i. Polish rejuvenates your paintwork
A professional polish restores the gloss of your paintwork. In Australia, the sun’s intensity causes car paintwork to fade and create a patchy appearance. However, polishing clears out the faded layers of your paint to reveal the original glossy finish.
Polish also eliminates inconsistencies in your paintwork by levelling out its layers. Varied exposure to the elements causes your car’s paintwork to wear out irregularly, but professional polishing restores the consistency of your paintwork.
ii. Polish eliminates scratches
If your car has scratches and scuffs, you should polish it. Professional machine polishing can safely grind the surface layers of your paint to eliminate scratches on the surface.
Scuffs from abrasions with tyres and bumpers cause superficial blemishes that professional detailers can eliminate with modern polishing techniques.
Neglecting superficial damage on your car can lead to costly repairs. Rainwater can accumulate in the dents and scratches on your car’s body to form rust, and extensive rust under your paintwork can cause lasting damage to your car’s body. Polish eliminates the scratches and seals vulnerable parts of your car to protect it from further deterioration.
iii. Polishing eliminates accumulated contaminants
Several contaminants settle on your car whether you drive it or not. Contaminants such as road tar, insect acid, corrosive particles and metal filings form layers on your car over time. The accumulation of such contaminants can lead to localised corrosion of your car.
Basic car wash services may not eliminate all the layers of contaminants on your car; professional polishing strips off the layers of dirt on your car. The polishing tools can extract impurities lodged in your car’s paintwork. Eliminating impurities leaves your paintwork looking as good as new.
Polishing is also ideal when preparing your car for sale, as the elimination of accumulated dirt can enhance your car’s resale value.
iv. Polishing provides extra protection from the elements
Professional car detailers use high-quality polishes with sealing properties. Quality polishes create a protective layer on your car that slows down the deterioration in extreme Aussie weather. Like sunscreen, these layers of polish limit the effect of the sun’s UV rays on your car’s body. The polish also protects your paintwork from scratches due to abrasive particles in the wind.
To sum up, regular polishing extends the lifespan of your vehicle and enhances its value. As such, it is cost-effective to polish your car once or twice a year. Car Care provides high-quality yet affordable car detailing and polish service in Australia. We offer mobile professional car detailing services and can come to you, so call us today on 1300 227 227 for more details about our services.