The Hidden Benefits of Car Detailing

By John Hayden

It is a known fact that most people confuse the benefits of car detailing with car washing, or innocently assume they are both the same. They couldn’t be more wrong! Truthfully, both involve cleaning a vehicle, but they differ by quite a lot.

You see, a car wash will only have the outside of your car cleaned of grime, dirt, salt, and dust.  They only clean the body and underside of the car.

A car detail involves intensive cleaning processes carried out by a trained professional, to restore your vehicle to factory freshness. Car detailers make use of specialized cleaning agents and equipment to make your vehicle look brand new from the inside out.

How Does Car Detailing Work?

Individual car detailers have their unique processes, but the overall benefits of car detailing remain the same:  every nook and cranny of your vehicle is thoroughly cleaned.  Here’s how it’s done:

Cleaning the Interior

The detailer’s job focuses mostly on the inside of your car,  and with good reason. A vehicle’s interior receives less attention during regular cleans at car washes. Meanwhile, it is unarguably the messiest part of a car.

The detailer will use a combination of specialized equipment which includes vacuums, steam cleaners, brushes, and others. These help to ensure a thorough clean that leaves your car looking factory fresh.

Special attention will be given to the following areas:

  • Vacuum the trunk, seats, and carpets to rid the inside of dirt and dust particles.
  • Do a deep and thorough scrubbing of the upholstery, carpets, and mats to eradicate all traces of grime, stains, and marks.
  • Your detailer moves on to wipe-down the whole of your car with special cleaning agents. Clean your Door panels, windows, and your dashboard to achieve that factory-fresh shine.
  • To make interiors smell good, use an appropriate spray. You have the freedom to choose your preferred scent or go without.

Cleaning the Exterior

Your car’s interior gets top priority, don’t ignore the exterior. Your detailer will tackle all dirt and grime to bring your vehicle to a clean shine. Degreasers and special detergents will erase all traces of dirt on your car’s body. A car detail will help to make your new paint job remain fresh-looking.

More Hidden Benefits of Car Detailing

The best way to get your car cleaned is to let a professional do the job. The inside of your car plays victim to a lot of dirt, food grease, pet hair, cigarette smoke, and much more. Regular car washes are not equipped to do a thorough clean of your car’s interior. Only a trained car detailer can bring out the best in your car.

Professional detailing offers some unique advantages. They include:

1. It’s Healthier for you

Germs affect the quality of air in your car, and it is no news that your car is host to a multitude of bacteria from different sources. The average Canadian is known to spend an estimated hour and a half in their cars daily. That’s a lot of time spent sitting in an unsafe environment ridden with pathogens.

Bacteria love damp and dark places – exactly like your car’s ventilation system — to grow and multiply. Every time you turn your fans on, you are exposing yourself to this possibly contaminated air. Experts advise that you service and replace your cabin air filter as regularly as you can manage. A car detail cleans out all those hard-to-reach spots and help keep you healthier.

2. It Helps You Look More Professional

Employers and recruiters look beyond your work. They take in the full package; your appearance and car cleanliness inclusive. A messy car can project the wrong image and give off bad impressions. A dirty car is an absolute turnoff and is inexcusable no matter how you spin it. Having a detailer deep-clean your car keeps the interior neat and fresh, earning brownie points with your boss.

3. Car Detailing Benefits Boost Your Car’s Value

If you are looking to sell your car, a car detail is unavoidable. Buyers will be willing to pay more if they believe your car is in excellent condition. You only need to look at car dealers to understand why cleaning under your hood is a very profitable idea.

If you’re interested in detailing your car but don’t have the cash to have it done professionally, it’s easy to do at home, but ‘easy’ doesn’t translate to using dishwasher soap. Getting your hands on the proper tools and supplies and knowing how to use them is necessary if you plan to do the process yourself – otherwise, you might need us to handle it for you by filling in the form below.


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