Why Detail Your Car? Ask the Tempe Auto Body Experts
Some people ask what the difference is between a car wash and car detailing. If you’ve been working in the yard all day and are heading out to dinner, you take a good long shower to knock the sweat and grime off. That’s a car wash.
But if you’ve got a crucial job interview where first impressions make all the difference, you’re going to pay attention to all the “details” in getting ready. The extra time and care is an investment well worth making. That’s getting a little closer to car detailing Tempe AZ style.
Why detail your car?
The certified car detailing professionals at Arizona Collision Center see your car as a valuable investment. It’s our job to preserve your investment for as long as you own it. Proper car detailing uses compounds and materials that clean, correct, and protect the exterior and interior paint, chrome, glass, metal and plastic trim, rubber, and vinyl surfaces that can crack and corrode over time. The undercarriage and the chassis–including suspension parts, wheel wells, and even the splash guards–need cleaning and protecting as well as the wheels and tires. These protective steps enhance the dollar value of your car when it comes time to sell.
When you hear someone say, “That car is mint!” that car is being detailed regularly by a conscientious owner who is protecting his or her investment.
Thinking of selling your car? The smartest move you can make to ensure the highest possible resale is to come to Arizona Collison Center in Tempe for a full car detailing package prior to showing it. Your car will never look better.
Dress and protect your car inside and out
Top car detailing techs like the pros at Arizona Collision Center will do a three step process on your paint job. First, to get rid of the obvious road grime, a careful thorough hand washing with multiple buckets so that dirty water isn’t being reapplied to the finish, a clay bar application to pull out any embedded dirt, salt, road tar, tree sap, or other contaminants from the clear coat, and finally, a fine wax polishing to bring your finish to a protective high gloss.
The plastic headlight, taillight, and fog light lenses can be wiped and buffed with a compound to get rid of telltale yellowing and oxidation. They can then be sealed to keep them clear and bright for better visibility at night.
Professional car detailing packages can include a thorough interior vacuuming and steam cleaning of the carpets and upholstery in the passenger cabin. If you have leather upholstery, a hand application of leather conditioner and preservative is all that’s needed to keep your interior safe from cracking and looking new. We also can’t forget the trunk, which will get its own vacuum and steam cleaning.
One other important facet of proper detailing is what you see when you go to one of the many parking lot car shows you see on weekends. All the hoods are up to show gleaming engines, dazzling chrome, and jet black rubber hoses—all the results of thorough engine detailing.
Ask the Tempe AZ car detailing techs at Arizona Collision Center about our different car detailing packages for cars, trucks, and SUVs. Call us at 480-668-3105 or just stop by for a free estimate.