Everything You Need to Know about Auto Detailing

carwash - sports carA car is a major investment, but many car owners are cavalier about upkeep. A bi-monthly carwash does wonders for keeping a car in excellent condition, but carwashes alone are not enough. If you’re not sure how, when, or why to detail your car, don’t worry. We have all the info you need right here.

Why Should I Detail My Car?

Detailing doesn’t just buff out scratches and wash away dirt. It creates a barrier between your car and the elements. Regularly cleaning, conditioning, and treating your vehicle protects it from UV damage, discoloration, peeling or cracking, dullness, and damages from contaminates or road debris. In the long run, a semi-annual auto detail is more cost effective than repairing the damage your car may meet on the road.

How Often Should I Detail My Car?

How often your car requires cleaning depends on a number of factors: where you park it, how often you drive it, and what damaging elements it regularly meets. Homeowners who park their cars in the garage and drive infrequently can get away with waxing the car once a season, while drivers who park in the sun and commute in heavy traffic should wash and wax their car at least once a month. Don’t apply a protective sealant yourself. Sealants are best left to the pros.

What Service Does My Car Need?

Inspect your car once a week, looking for scratches, swirls, and dull spots. It’s easier to see damage when in the sunlight, so park outside for your inspection. Pay special attention to the paint, headlights, wipers, windows, and wheels. If you notice damage, make an appointment at Towne Lake’s Carwash and Detail. The faster you get it fixed, the easier (and cheaper) each auto detail will be.

Not sure what kind of auto wash you need? Ask the professionals at Towne Lake’s Carwash and Detail for an assessment. 

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