How Often Should You Detail Your Car?Aug 24, 2016
You’re likely aware that car details are an essential part of keeping your vehicle in good condition, but may not realize why. Read ahead to learn more about the importance of car details, and find out how often you should get one done.
What does a car detail include?
Car detailing is the process of thoroughly cleaning both the interior and exterior of your vehicle in an effort to improve its overall appearance.
Not every vendor or dealership will offer the same type of detail, but almost all will involve cleaning your engine, headlights/taillights and wheels – while removing any unwanted particles that may be hiding on both the inside and outside of your car. Basically any part of your vehicle that needs cleaning, will get cleaned.
Why are they important?
Not only are car details important for making your car look brand new, but they can also be helpful in eliminating any lingering odours, and getting rid of any stains or marks that you wouldn’t be able to remove yourself.
If you take good care of your car and have it detailed regularly, you can assist in avoiding more expensive issues from arising. Engine problems can cost a fortune, which is why it’s better to maintain your vehicle now so you can lower the chances of something happening in the future.
In addition, properly maintaining your car will help it retain its value, meaning you will generally get more money for it when you decide to sell.
Most experts recommend a new detail every four to six months, which equates to 2-3 times a year. However that’s just a rule of thumb, and your detailing frequency should depend on both your car and the type of person you are.
Obviously, the more often you have one done, the better condition your car will be in. However, someone who washes, waxes and cleans their vehicle on a consistent basis will need a detail less often than an individual who doesn’t. If you’re a generally tidy individual, detailing your car twice year should be sufficient.
Finally, it’s never a bad idea to have you car detailed prior to selling it. Details are relatively inexpensive, and a clean car can make a big difference on how much someone is willing to pay for it.
Wash and wax
Whenever you get the chance, take the time to wash and wax your car in between details. Not only will this help to make your car look newer for longer, it will also ensure that any contaminants that may have gotten on your car are removed.