What Is Car Detailing

What Is Car Detailing?

Automotive detailing is fairly simple, but there are still many people who are confused about what it is. If you’re one of those people who just can’t make sense of the term and what it does for your car, you’re in the right place.

Learn what car detailing entails in the list below.

Interior Cleaning

The goal of car detailing is to clean your car, but it does more than simple car washes. When you get your car detailed, you’re setting it up for very thorough handwashing by very experienced detailers.

Interior detailing involves vacuuming the car upholstery, carpets and mats, rear cargo, and trunk. You can also expect extensive scrubbing, brushing, steaming, glass cleaning for your windows and windshields, leather trimming, and perfuming to be performed on your car.

By the end of it, you will have your car in a state similar to how it was as a brand new vehicle.

Exterior Cleaning

Of course, car detailing doesn’t end in the interior. The outside of your car also gets the attention it deserves.

Your car will receive a thorough wash and dry, but aside from that, you can also expect your detailers to use a clay bar to remove any contaminants, overspray, and residue left after the washing.

This process is called paint claying, and it helps your car become cleaner and smoother as well as increases the effectiveness of the polish and wax–which are the next steps.

Polishing will help restore the shine of your car to make it look brand new. Waxing will seal this shine and add a protective layer over your car’s paint.

Additional Services

Apart from cleaning your car inside and out, auto detailing may also involve additional services that you can request from your detailer if they offer them. 

One of the additional services is called paint correction which takes away flaws on top of your car’s paintworks. Dull paint or oxidation will be targeted using a rotary machine polisher so you can have even, glossy paint all over.

Ceramic coating is also another car detailing service that may benefit you if you want to add something premium to your service.  They apply a liquid polymer to the exterior of your vehicle to give it extra protection.

Ceramic coating is often used as a premium alternative to wax sealing.

For better paint protection, you can also opt for a paint protection film (PPF) which helps protect your car’s paint from rock chips and small scratches. IT also helps protect your car from UV light, mineral deposits, acid rain, and other possible hazards to your car.

PPF offers more comprehensive protection than a ceramic coating, so it’s a good investment.

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Getting your car detailed helps keep your car in premium condition and increases its value. It also helps protect your car against the elements to avoid contamination and rust.

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