How Often Should You Detail Your Car?

How Often Should You Detail Your Car?

Mobile Detailing: When Should I Get My Car Detailed?

The experts at Total Car Detailing have been recognized as the #1 auto detailers in the nation, as a result, we are constantly asked many questions about mobile detailing. One of the most common questions that many car owners ask is “when is the best time of year is to have their vehicle detailed?” It is recommended that your car gets mobile detailing on a regular basis, every four months ideally. There are a number of reasons for that. First of all, most waxes that are applied have an average lifespan of 3 to 4 months. After that, the wax will be depleted and external elements can damage your paint job. Second of all, contaminants, insects, and pollen can lodge on the surface of your car and damage it. For drivers who love to take their vehicles through an automated car wash, they run the risk of the external paint getting damaged. The towels and brushes that are used at an automatic car wash may result in minor scratches in the paint or swirls. However, due to economic constraints, and severity of seasons and all of the benefits that the mobile detailing process provides, Total Car Detailing recommends that clients get car detailing throughout the year specifically during the summer and the fall.

Mobile Detail In The Summer

For many people, summer is their busiest season. Many car owners do a lot of touring, sporting activities, and go on vacation during this time. Summer isn’t a welcoming season for cars since they get plenty of wear and tear on their interiors due to coffee and food spills as well as other types of stains. The exterior of the car also is subject to many impurities like acid rain, bug splats, tree sap, and bird droppings. The harsh UV rays of the summer are also quite detrimental to the paint quality of your car. The rays of the sun can fade the color of the paint on your car. The nice thing about the summer season is that it provides more sunlight to enjoy. Unless you re-use a high-quality paste, if your wax your car in the summer, it enables the wax to dry before it has the chance to protect your vehicle.

Interior Car Detailing – You should only use UV protective products for draping the interior of your car to prevent fading and cracking from occurring because of the sun.

Exterior Car Detailing – All of your exterior windows should be detailed by applying wax or paint sealant to allow for a faster and safer drive when it is raining.

Mobile Detailing During The Fall

In order to avoid the harsh effects of winter, it is recommended that you have your car detailed in the fall or at least before the winter season hits to protect your car against early frost. Winter usually involves salty conditions which can result in rust developing, the clear finish being damage, and the mechanics of the vehicle being affected. Since fall temperatures tend to be moderate, a car owner can take advantage of these conditions to provide their car with extra protection during this time. Once winter has hit, your car will have already received the proper protection and will be prepared for the cold and harsh season.

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