Reasons to Detail Your Car
There are several reasons to detail a car beyond increasing resale value. There are many reasons to detail a car, but not all of them are purely cosmetic. Proper detailing improves and maintains the health of your car in much the same way as changing the oil and spark plugs. While detailing takes a lot of effort, the overall benefits to reliability, safety and beauty are all worthwhile.
Proper decontamination, polishing and waxing greatly extend the life and appearance of a car’s paint. Your paint protects the metal underneath. If allowed to degrade over time, rust and corrosion can wreak havoc on your car with potentially devastating results. Trying a detailing package specifically dealing with paint is a good place to start.
In areas that experience seasonal snow fall or frost, road salt can be one of the best reasons to regularly detail your car. Deposits of salt and mud can build up in wheel wells and under the chassis. Given enough time, these deposits can eat right through your paint, causing damage to the chassis that isn’t easily repairable.
Improved Lighting Ability
Part of proper detailing is making sure your headlights and taillights are clean and free of damage. Even mild deposits of dirt and grime on your lights can cause large reductions of available light, which can be potentially dangerous at night or in harsh weather.
By regularly cleaning your interior, you get rid of bad odour’s, protect surfaces from fading and help prevent cracking and discoloration of the dash panels. Not only does this greatly improve resale price, it also adds a great deal of comfort for the driver while displaying a hygienic appearance.
Wheels and Tyres
Oils, solvents, brake dust and other chemicals frequently encountered during normal driving can have a negative effect on your wheels and tyres. By properly detailing them, you not only keep them looking good, but you also reduce the risks of cracking in the tyre sidewalls or issues/failure of the wheels due to corrosion.