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The Hidden Perks Of Having Your Car Detailed

The Hidden Perks Of Having Your Car Detailed

Owning a car comes with its fair share of responsibilities. It’s not unlike having a house in the sense that you need to take utmost care of your car if you want it to remain in excellent condition. It needs to be tuned up regularly. It needs to be cleaned regularly. And it needs to be detailed regularly. Some of you might wonder what the difference is between cleaning a car and detailing a car. The truth is, they’re not different at all when you consider immediate results. But over time, when the trim, rubber, plastic, and the paint of your vehicles begin to reflect damages associated with age and mileage, auto detailing is the key to making your prized four-wheeled steeds look good as new.

The obvious benefit of auto detailing is that every corner of your car is cleaned. While that’s true, there’s more to it than just washing the body and vacuuming the interior. Much more. Auto detailing requires a lot of skill, handwork, and a specific understanding of what a specific car needs at a specific point in its life. That’s why there are pro Toronto auto detailers such as ourselves whose jobs are grounded on understanding the nuances on how to bring the sparkle back to a dirty exterior or how to make an interior look good as new. Auto detailing involves a meticulous process of cleaning and restoration with the objective of restoring a car to look as close to brand new as possible. 

For instance, look at this Porsche 930 from 1984 that we detailed a while back. These are the before photos:

It still looks good but if you’ll look more carefully, it just doesn’t have that same lustre as a fresh-out-of-a-showroom car has. Now look at the “after” photos: 

With paint correction and a long-lasting glass coating, auto detailing brings back that brand new look that exacting car owners crave. 

Simple car washes can clean a car, but not to the extent of what auto detailing is capable of for the simple reason that the latter tackles hard-to-reach areas. It’s no secret that when you have your car detailed, you’re immediately given a laundry list of items that needs to be done to your car. It can range from something as big as dent repairs or something like odor elimination. There’s no discrimination when it comes to auto detailing because every cosmetic item that needs to be worked on in your car will be worked on until they look shiny, shimmering, and splendid.

And those stains? Car washing doesn’t make them go away; they stay there as a reminder that no amount of washes can accomplish what a simple auto detailing does. Your car will only look and smell as close as they’ve ever been to being showroom-quality if you have it detailed.

And yes, if you do somehow find yourself compelled for whatever reason to sell your car, it’s incumbent upon you to have your car detailed to ensure that its resale value remains high. Second-hand car buyers are less likely to buy a car that smells like the inside of an unwashed sock than a car that smells like a meadow on a nice spring day. Just the same, nobody’s going to buy a car with as many dents and pimples as a teenage boy exploding into puberty. If you want your car to sell quickly on the second-hand market at a price of your liking, have it detailed. Seeing your car back in tip-top condition, the buyer will appreciate the fact that you took great care of your car when it was in your possession.

10 Tips for a Longer Lasting Car

10 Tips for a Longer Lasting Car

One consideration aside from unbelievable prices when purchasing a car is the necessary maintenance, which also requires additional dough. It really isn’t enough to have the down payment at hand, especially with all these outside financial factors.

Whether you're the type that gets a new car every two years or someone who sticks with his ride for a longer time, getting the most of our present ride is always important. We always push our automobiles to the limit. Still, it's a priority of many to extend the life of cars the right way.

How? Here are 10 foolproof ways:

1. Deal with issues early, no matter how major or minor, to avoid heftier repair costs.

An unusual sight (missing screw), sound, or even smell (burning rubber) usually indicates something is wrong with your unit and ignoring it may haunt you one of these days. Instead of just having to fix or replace a part, you may have to address a whole faulty section.

2. Adopt good driving habits. What sounds too much of a hassle at first can actually reduce wear and tear.

Always start off steady before carefully picking up steam—abrupt accelerations and quick halts are unconsciously detrimental to your unit. A smart driver doesn’t even need a car when buying something from a nearby store or doing the simplest of errands.

3. The inside of the car—which is the most exposed to human pollution (food, dirt, grime)—deserves much attention and regular cleaning.

There’s so much more to interior maintenance than just vacuuming the carpet—purchase of all-weather floor mats, application of upholstery/leather protectant, and other conditional measures. We prefer a natural and fresher scent of a fully spruced-up car interior rather than an air freshener cover-up.

4. Maintain your vehicles fluids.

Whether it’s brake fluid, coolant, or even oil, keeping them new and clean is crucial to your car’s longevity. Regular oil change could prevent unwanted deposits from building up and harming internal components. At the end of the day, following the recommended service intervals found in your manual is key.

5. Not quite sure why this is still up for discussion, but a flat tire is a bad tire.

As much as it literally slows down your trip, a damaged tire also puts huge stress on suspension. The perceived notion of lower tire pressure for a better ride only wears down the tires and consumes more fuel. While we’re on the subject of wheels, regular cleaning can also bare issues that need to be addressed.

6. Seemingly for aesthetic requirements, shielding your vehicle’s finish pays off—especially if you’re thinking of reselling it in the future.

Waxing your car is as essential as washing it; a couple of generous coats (at least twice a year) guarantee protection from both natural and chemical elements. Also, be mindful of external cargo that can damage your roof surface, in the event that you have to tie down additional load on top. And do we really need to coax you into buying a car cover if a garage is nonexistent?

7. Break in and warm up properly.

Check the manual for its initial maximum speed, and light acceleration is enough for the first 1,000 break-in miles. Be patient in mastering the capabilities of your unit, before you go streaking down the road. Rather than warming up your engine in stagnation, gradually start driving until it reached normal operating temperatures. As they say, haste is waste.

8. Find yourself and your car a trusted mechanic and repair shop.

Someone who has a better eye on these things, a qualified professional who wants nothing but the best for your unit is the greatest investment. Other than you adhering to the scheduled annual checkups, another pair of concerned eyes can also carry out proper preventive maintenance.

9. Use your car, obviously!

Even model units get their much-needed run to keep parts in tiptop shape. Burying your car in a garage defeats the purpose of your purchase; get those wheels rolling and relish ownership. It also doesn’t reduce or slow down depreciation, and might even result to damaged parts for lack of burn time. Think of a runner who hasn’t had a race for a couple of months...

10. Knowledge and awareness is power.

There’s a reason these babies come with an owner’s manual. Almost all the needed information for upkeep is present; all you have to do is immerse yourself in it. You can double check online, where there is a goldmine of tip lists like this, but make sure you head to credible sources. All of this goes back to item No. 1: early detection leads to early resolution, which will save you big bucks and a whole lot of time.