Having your car professionally detailed gives you that feeling of driving a brand new car off the lot. The way it looks, smells and feels to be behind the wheel of a spotless car gives drivers yet another reason to enjoy their car. While detailing is something that you will need to do from time to time, it’s in the best interest of your car (and your budget) to help maintain the results as much as possible. Here are some tips on how you can maintain your car’s detailing:
Regular Professional Wash
Once your car is freshly detailed, it will look its best but it will not be immune to dirt, dust and grime that we encounter on the roads each day. This is why you need to schedule regular washes to keep your car clean. A regular wash helps remove surface dirt to prevent it from making itself at home. Avoid automatic washes since they cause more damage than good. Hand washing might sound like a good idea but it is time-consuming and the results are not nearly as great as a professional wash. If you are concerned about convenience, remember, our team is fully mobile which means that we come to you with all of our own supplies (including water).
Keep the Interior Clean
Detailing is not just about the exterior of your car but the interior too. If you can, try avoiding the trap of eating in your car. This is not easy for many of us. Especially those with children. If you do eat in the car, it’s always a good idea to make sure that you remove any trash as soon as you stop for gas or get home. The less time trash spends in your car, the less time it has to affect the way the interior looks and smells.
Protect Against Pet Stains
As much as we love our pets, we certainly don’t want them leaving a mess inside our car. Pets don’t know any better but car owners do. This is why your first step should be to place a protective covering on your upholstery. There are also harnesses for dogs to keep them from jumping around your car while you are driving. Alternatively, for smaller pets, you can use a pet carrier and place it on the floor in the front or back of your car.
Keeping It Fresh
It’s amazing what a bit of fresh air can do for your car. Air fresheners do help, but they mask the smell rather than get rid of it. Make sure that you air your vehicle daily to keep any smells from setting in.
Where to Park
Choosing the right parking spot is also essential for protecting that perfect paint job. Trees have a way of leaving their sap behind and birds aren’t a car’s best friend either. If possible, look for undercover parking or park your car in a garage. If you are not planning on driving your car for several days, you can use a car cover to protect it against the elements.
Keep a Regular Schedule
Auto detailing is an important part of regular vehicle maintenance. Taking care of the appearance of your car helps to maintain the value as much as possible. To keep your car in the best shape possible, you should set up a detailing schedule. Regular polishing and waxing will help protect the paintwork of your car. This is especially important before and after winter. Road salt in winter and the heat of summer can do significant damage but professional detailing can help prevent this.
At Wash Me Now, we specialise in detailing all types of vehicles from bumper to bumper. We offer a variety of packages to suit your needs. We also offer several optional extras that you can add on to your detailing package as needed. To find out more and to schedule your appointment with our mobile car detailing services call us at (647) 607-5199.