Your vehicle looks dull! The paint or the interior has cracks! It’s time to invest in a car detail job. While not every car owner chooses to bring their car to a shop for detailing, and often some owners choose to allow their cars to go without detailing for many months, years or even for the entire life of the car, there are benefits to having your vehicle detailed regularly by a professional. Detailing is the process of thoroughly cleaning the interior and exterior of your car and repairing any aesthetic damages that often occur to your car; these include damaged paint, scratches on the inside or the outside of the vehicle, ripped carpet, broken seat covers and more. Having your vehicle detailed regularly will make it look brand new, always.
As a rule, you should have your vehicle detailed every 4 months in order to keep it looking in pristine condition. To determine how often you should have your car detailed, a few different factors come into play. One of the primary factors is that some of the detailing equipment and cleaning solutions will wear off after several months. Chrome polish and wax last about 4 months on most vehicles. They may fade even sooner if your car is exposed to the sun and other weather factors. Additionally, 4 months is about enough time for dirt to build up and cause you car to lose some of its shine. How often a car owner brings their car in for detailing is a matter best left to the car owner, and often it is a matter of personal preference.
If you wash your car regularly in between detailings, you may find that you don’t need to take it in for detailing all that often. Ultimately, it depends on your own preferences and the appearance you want your vehicle to have.
A simple approach is to have your vehicle detailed twice per year. Having a semi annual detailing schedule is convenient and requires fewer trips to a detailing service, thus less money spent, and many people find it easier to remember to schedule semi annual detailing jobs than more frequent ones. Simply remember two distinct holidays that are approximately 6 months apart, and schedule your vehicle for detailing around those holidays. You can also count it as a Birthday or Christmas gift to yourself.