Why you should get your car detailed this fall
If there’s one thing that every driver can agree on, it’s that winter is the worst time of year to be on the road. Not only is wintertime no bueno for drivers, but it isn’t great for vehicles either, as the combination of ice, snow, and salt can wreak havoc on your car. Especially in our country where winter is longer than summer every year.
To counteract this problem, you should strongly consider detailing your vehicle in the coming weeks. Read below to discover some of the benefits to having your car detailed before the winter:
If there’s one reason why you should have your vehicle detailed in the fall, it’s to limit the damage that your exterior will experience as a result of the harsh conditions. Adding a layer of protective sealant or wax isn’t a foolproof solution, but will put more of a buffer between your car’s paint and the elements.
You may not realize this, but your vehicle’s finish is delicate, and will struggle to survive even a couple winters without the proper protection. Failing to protect your vehicle could lead to a number of problems, including rust, which can be a death sentence to your car’s exterior if you fail to catch it in the early stages.
In the end, while deciding on the proper wax, reflect on consideration on how much time you are willing to invest in maintaining your vehicle. If you don’t have time to spare, you may want to choose an artificial alternative. Application is straightforward and you may typically wax an entire vehicle in 15-30 minutes. Spray Sealant has become more and more popular, and it offers extended protection time than traditional paste wax. Therefore, paint sealant is definitely our top choice when it comes to choosing a wax/sealant.
Here is some products we recommend and use on our personal vehicles!
While it may be most beneficial to have your exterior detailed, having your interior cleaned can be advantageous.
Picking up some products specially formulated for your car’s cloth or leather seats will go a long way to rejuvenating your interior. We recommend a dedicated leather cleaner from all your leather seats and a fabric cleaner/guard for the rest!
Use a soft cloth and appropriate cleaner (water works well in a pinch) to wipe grime from the dashboard. Pairs up with our P&S Xpress Interior Cleaner, it will ensure that your interior will look like the day you picked up your ride!
If your vehicle has leather upholstery, you should have the leather conditioned as soon as possible. If you wait until the winter to have it done, the leather may already be too dried out and begin to crack. At that point, you’ll either be left with a less attractive interior or an expensive replacement.
Salt may make the roads a lot safer, but it also makes the floors of our vehicles a lot dirtier.
Vacuuming and glass cleaning might sound like blindingly obvious tasks but they will keep winter’s damage at bay, even if your car hasn’t seen a vacuum since Halloween. Be sure to use a good quality wet/dry vacuum to hoover all the dirt and debris out of the carpets and seating surfaces.
In the end...
If you are too lazy, you can always take it to a detailer where they will do the work for you. Most car details cost between $75-150, so you won’t have to break the bank to have your car professionally cleaned. But if you have the time, I strongly recommend doing it yourself. You know exactly what products that goes onto your car and how careful you want it to be. A shop could rush your vehicles and not care for it what so ever. At the same time, doing it yourself could bring joy and bond to your ride! Whichever way you decides to go for, give your vehicle a nice clean in preparation of our winter months to come!