Detailing your cars is probably the most important thing to do and one of the best ways to maintain your car, keep its resale value preserved, and keep it looking presentable. The detailing process involves exterior, interior, and engine detailing where the car is cleaned thoroughly from inside out. Exterior detailing involves cleaning the car from the outside to make it looking as good as new, interior detailing involves cleaning the car from the inside via vacuum, steam, and liquid cleaners to make it spotless, and engine detailing involves the use of degreasers to cleanse under the hood. Though most of us believe in cleaning our cars ourselves, regular professional detailing of the car after a certain span of time helps increase its life and performance.
Most of us get our cars detailed in spring to prepare it for the summer because:
The detailing process adds protection to the car’s paint eliminating the chances that the color will fade under the strong summer sun
Detailing helps you protect the leather/vinyl upholstery in your car for sun damage
Detailing makes it easier to remove the pollen and bugs (present in huge numbers during summer and spring) from the surface of the car and protects its paint from being damaged
Detailing also helps to remove any salt from the car’s interior and exterior in case the roads were treated with salt brine during winter
Getting your car spring detailed professionally is not just good for your car; it is also good for the environment. While you save the time and the money spent on the endless supplies to do the deed, you also protect the environment. How? The oil, the washed away soap water, and the grime, will all flow into the sewers and end up the lakes or the sea not to mention the quantity of water that will be wasted. Professional car detailers use lesser amount of water for the process and are more careful about the amounts of chemicals used. It has also been studied that hand washing your car can actually damage the paint and reduce its shine.
Getting your car spring detailed has another benefit, most of us can’t find the time to contribute to our community because of our hectic schedules, and always think of ways where we’d be able to do something without having to spend too much time or energy… there are many local programs organized where the cars are detailed in return for some donation towards a cause, so you don’t just end up getting your car detailed, you also help the community in a way.
So, give it a serious thought, your car needs its regular cleaning just like you, just like your porch, and just like your house. You can choose from doing it yourself, getting it done for community benefit while saving some money and getting a decent cleaning job done in return, or go to a professional… either way, spring car detailing of your car will give you long term benefits, just like with any machine that is maintained well.