What Is Auto Detailing?
Auto detailing is the process of restoring your vehicle so it looks “like new”. Detailing includes more than just vacuuming and a wipe down. All surfaces are cleaned, inside and out, with biodegradable and environmentally friendly products. Next, we protect and condition those surfaces to keep them looking new. Intensive vacuuming and shampooing leave your vehicle clean and bacteria-free. Considering normal wear and tear in our day to day lives, Auto Detailing is as important as cleaning your home.
How Often Should I Detail My Car?
The amount of time is determined by a few different factors. The more you use your car, the more frequent detailing is recommended. Most people drive their cars daily, so that means exposures to the sun, road dirt, pollution and even messy passengers. The interior should be vacuumed regularly and shampooed at least once a year, twice is optimum.
How Often Should I Wash My Car?
We advise customers to wash their vehicles a minimum of once a week. Dirt and grime will help deteriorate the paint due to many pollutants and particles picked up from daily road travel. It’s important that insect residue, bird droppings, tree sap, which all contain acid, be removed from your car’s exterior as soon as possible to prevent damage to the paint. Road salt and slush are very damaging to your car, especially the under-carriage.
Be aware that rain does not constitute washing your car. Rain can leave it dirtier due to environmental pollutants it contains.
What Is Wax, And Why Do I Need It?
Wax is designed to give your vehicle’s paint a temporary layer of protection from the environment and road particles. Wax renders the paint slippery and resilient, so things don’t adhere to the paint. Pollution, dirt and grime, tree sap and bird droppings all rest on the wax coating instead of directly on the paint. Wax helps your car stay cleaner. Regular wax applications should be part of your preventative maintenance plan, same as regular oil changes; just not as often. That thin coat of wax goes a long way in protecting and prolonging the life of your paint.
Hand Washing at Home Vs Automatic Car Wash
While many people believe that washing your car at home is best and more cost effective, it’s not. Washing your vehicle in your driveway uses 450 Litres of water vs. 120 Litres used by a professional car wash. Both Mercedes Benz and the International Car Wash Association commissioned independent studies to determine which method of washing was safer for the finish of a vehicle. The results showed that hand washed vehicles done at home showed a lot more damage. It was determined that each time the hand wash sponge or mitt is placed on the surface of the car, it continually picks up dirt and grit in the fibers that are not always rinsed out properly. This grit acts like a very fine sandpaper putting scratches in the paint.
What Is Headlight Restoration?
Headlight Restoration is a process that restores clarity to headlights by removing the yellow, hazy oxidation layer that develops over time. Dirty, foggy headlights make your vehicle look old and limits the amount of light illuminating the road in front of you by up to 70%. Getting a headlight restoration done professionally increases the safety on the road at night for you and those coming towards you.
Why Do You Need A Leather Treatment?
For your vehicle’s leather to retain its beauty and soft feel, it should be cared for, cleaned and properly conditioned, twice a year. Without proper care and conditioning, your leather will rapidly age and crack. This happens with every day wear and tear as well as UV rays and heat permeating the upholstery. With a Leather Treatment, we will clean, treat and then condition your leather seats, making them look good and help them retain the suppleness that will help deter cracking longer.
What Is A Rim Refresh?
A Rim Refresh will remove the brake dust that builds up and bakes onto your rims. It can also help get rid of light rust and light road paint. Some models of cars are more prone to brake dust than others.