The easiest way to keep your car looking shiny and new is to regularly perform detailing services. The process of detailing your car means returning its condition to as close to brand new as possible. This process can include:
- Removing the excess gunk
- Repairing any paint scratches
- Cleaning the carpet and floor mats
To keep up with your car’s appearance, periodic detailing is a must. Here are three detailing tips from our expert auto technicians in Weatherford to help your car or truck look shiny and new.
1. Remove excess debris from your car
The first step in keeping your car detailed is to remove any unsightly debris from the car’s exterior. Flying insects, tree sap, tar from newly paved roads and bird droppings all contribute to additional wear and tear.
If this kind of junk is left sitting on your car too long, acids can wear away the paint, or become harder to remove as time goes on. One of the best things you can do for your car is remove these bits of gunk as soon as they appear.
2. Repair exterior damage
The next step is to repair any minor damage to your car’s exterior. When a paint scratch or chip is left sitting for too long, it can rust and cost more to repair. No matter how small the original damage, it will eventually eat away at the surrounding metal.
There are several DIY paint repair tutorials online, and you buy a quick fix kit from your local auto repair shop. Before repairing a scratch or chip yourself, check with your insurance agent to see if your policy will cover exterior repairs that haven’t been caused by an accident.
3. Clean your carpet and floor mats
Finally, it’s time to take care of the part of your car susceptible to the most wear and tear – your floor. Your floor mats are intended to protect the carpet, and dirty, old floor mats make the entire car seem worn down.
A great way to keep your carpet (and your entire car) looking new and clean for a long time is to immediately purchase rubber floor mats with deep grooves to prevent any spills or outside elements from destroying the carpet. With or without rubber floor mats, deep-clean your carpet about once a year to ensure everything continues to look like new.
With regular detailing services, your car or truck can maintain that “new car” appearance for years. To keep up with other small car maintenance items, call Christian Brothers Automotive in Weatherford, Texas for an appointment today. See the nice difference!