There can be some misconceptions about what auto detailing is and isn’t, but for a quick definition, auto detailing is the art of cleaning a vehicle back to like-new conditions. We won’t go too in depth about the basics of auto detailing in this article, but we have another blog that does just that and it is here! We will be focusing on the most important auto detailing services to add life to your vehicle. Some detailing services can add life to your vehicle, raise the resale value and make it look the way it did when it was newer, so what are they you may be asking? Read on and find out!
Interior Detailing Services
We will start off with the part of your car that you spend all of your time in, the interior. Making the interior of a vehicle look like new again can be quite the task, but don’t worry, our team is always up to the challenge. Whether the vehicle has leather or cloth upholstery, there are steps that can be taken to protect them for the future and add life to your vehicle.
Simply vacuuming the vehicle doesn’t necessarily add to the life of your vehicle, but our process of shampooing and extracting all carpets, floor mats and seats will absolutely add life to the interior of your vehicle. With leather upholstery, we are able to freshen and rejuvenate the leather with our specialized products we use in-house. Detailing all of the cracks, crevices, and panels can also add to the longevity of your upholstery, since clean stays clean longer!
Another benefit is the removal of all contaminants from the interior of the vehicle. This will include odor removal and eliminating potential health hazards from breathing in contaminants anytime you’re in the vehicle. Another potential cause of contaminants in your vehicle can come from stains, but our staff are pros at stain removal and can typically get even the toughest stain taken care of.
Exterior Detailing Services
Now is time to talk about the part of your vehicle everyone else sees, the exterior. There are many steps and processes with exterior detailing that can add to the life of your vehicle, especially if you live in a state like Michigan which uses salt in the winter to de-ice roads.
The paint on your vehicle doesn’t only make your vehicle look good, but it also protects the body. If a car gets a paint chip, it can quickly lead to bigger problems. A small paint chip can begin to rust and we all know how quickly rust can spread. So what can I do to protect my vehicle and add to the longevity of it?
Protective services is how, and no, we aren’t talking about hiring a security protective service to watch your vehicle and make sure nothing bad happens to it, we are talking about wax, CeramicPro, and polymer sealants.
Wax is known for its protection of the exterior of your vehicle, which is why you should keep your vehicle waxed regularly. A good wax can give the exterior of your vehicle protection against scratches, dust and bird droppings, rain protection for the paint and many other benefits. Our exterior detail package includes a wax sealant, to protect your vehicle.
For the polymer sealant, this can protect against things like ultraviolet rays, commercial soaps, acid rain, tree sap, insect damage, de-icing agents, and hard water spotting for up to 6 months! It is highly recommended to couple the 6 month polymer seal with your exterior detailing.
CeramicPro Nanoceramic Technology is a multi-layerable, clear, liquid nano-ceramic coating. When cured, this technology will transform itself on the surface to a permanent, durable yet flexible glass shield. Ceramic Pro can be described as an additional clear coat, with 3 times the hardness and self cleaning properties. Crystal Clean offers this in a bronze, silver, and gold package. The bronze is a 1 layer of Ceramic Pro Top Coat applied over the vehicle’s paint and will protect against light scratching and comes with a 2 year warranty. The silver package has one layer of Ceramic Pro 9H applied and protects against the elements and includes a 5 year warranty. The best is the gold package, which has four layers of Ceramic Pro 9H and provides you permanent protection and a lifetime warranty!
A great add-on service to add to the life of your vehicle can be paint correction. Through our special paint correction process, we will remove the scratches on the exterior of your vehicle. This is vital because like we mentioned earlier, a paint chip, or scratch, can compromise the protection your vehicle’s paint is giving to the body of the vehicle. Chips and scratches can lead to rust, but having them repaired as soon as possible is the best way to add life to your vehicle.
Another add-on service that not only makes your vehicle look newer, but also makes driving it safer, is headlight restoration. It is no secret that over time, car headlights tend to fog and emit less and less light over time. Our professionals are specialized in headlight restoration and can get your headlights restored to how they should be. With increased light comes increased visibility, which in turn adds to your safety and the safety of others.
Importance of Detailing Before Selling Vehicle
Selling your vehicle can be a stressful time, but to make it easier, have your vehicle fully detailed before you put it up for sale. A detailed vehicle will present better to the potential buyer and will give the impression that the vehicle has been well taken care of while in your care.
According to Auto Trader, you can expect to see about a 200% return on investment by having your vehicle detailed before selling it. This investment is always a smart choice to make before listing your vehicle or sale or trading it in because the professional detailers will clean every nook and cranny of the vehicle, which will make it much more presentable than if you just did a quick vacuum and wipe down with a wet rag. The appearance of your vehicle is a huge factor in the value of it.
Know what else is a huge help when it comes to selling a vehicle? Having professional photos of your vehicle to post in your ad. What would set you apart from other sellers more than having a freshly detailed vehicle with professional photos taken in our photobooth, which is on-site! We offer photo sets for customers trying to sell their vehicle, or just for memories of your beloved vehicle for the future.
Who Should I Call?
Detailing your vehicle has tons of benefits, whether it is protecting the paint with a polymer sealant, removing contaminants inside your vehicle, or getting your car ready to sell, they can all help add life and value to your ride. The question now is, who can I trust to get my vehicle looking like-new again? Crystal Clean Auto Detailing has the tools, products, and skills to restore your vehicle to the condition it was when it was new. We are trusted by over 40 local dealerships and thousands of local customers, want to schedule an appointment for your vehicle? Simply call 616-821-9074!