Detailing: what is it and how does it work?

We here at MyCarsFirst believe that when it comes to how to have a car that always looks like new, the answer does not have to be "buy a new one". Would you like to save money using the latest cleaning techniques? If so, then keep reading, because detailing just may be the solution you have been waiting for. Yes... there's nothing like driving around in a car that is in top shape and mint condition without having to worry about how to make ends meet at the end of the month. So, let's start those engines!

Definition of detailing

To be exact, we can define the concept of detailing as that set of techniques focused squarely on cleaning your vehicle, thoroughly and completely, without causing any damage to any of its components. Detailing can include the repair of damage to the aesthetics of your car caused by various factors such as harsh environments, dust, pollution and more, all of which, as you well know, can leave your car's body, tyres and rims looking dirty and stripped. Furthermore, detailing is perfect for protection against this type of damage, so, if you use detailing techniques, you will be helping to improve your vehicle's safety which, in turn, will guarantee the safety and well-being of yourself and of those who ride with you. Not bad, right?

The “detailing technique”, is a process in which, as its name suggests, details are everything and the benefits are infinite: the rejuvenation of your vehicle, the elimination of damage both inside and outside your vehicle, and a brilliant, shiny finish, all thanks to the polishing technique. Interested yet? Now, let's go on to explain the detailing process step by step...

Detailing: the cutting edge within your reach

Detailing, or “detailing technique”, is a concept which originated in the USA when modern advances in the automotive world were in full swing. 

In order for detailing to guarantee you the best results, you must follow these steps:

  1. Wash the body of the vehicle. As always, washing the body of your vehicle is that first essential step which must never be skipped. With a few simple actions, such as using a hose to apply pressurized water together with a sponge and a suitable soap, you car will be ready for the next step. Of course, you should make sure to remove all the dirt from the vehicle, including the tyres (which are sometimes overlooked) and then remove all the product, using plenty of water. To dry it off, use a microfiber cloth to help you leave it looking perfect.

  2. Decontamination. We already know how important it is to properly decontaminate your vehicle, for many reasons, the most important of which is your health and that of your loved ones. To help you get this done, there are many products on the market that will guarantee a full and complete decontamination. We here at MyCarsFirst would like to give you a tip: a bar of clay can eliminate the contaminants that accumulate on the surface of your car's body. You'll be happy you used it!

  3. Polish or correction of the paint job. And now, for the quintessential step that defines all proper detailing. Keep in mind that there are a number of great products on the market to repair the paint job. Just have a look at our website: NANOXDoctorWax and McLaren are all top-shelf brands that use nanotechnology and cutting edge automotive expertise to help you rejuvenate your car by removing scratches and marks until it looks good as new. Don't believe it? Give it a try and you'll see for yourself. In addition, use a good polisher and your finish will end up looking even more spectacular. 

  4. Seal and wax. Protecting your car's paint has never been easier... Sealing and waxing is a painstaking process that must be done with a special wax and applicator. When drying, you should also use a clean, special cloth. The shine of the paint will surprise and please you, especially when you see how easy it is to once again have your car looking as new as the day you bought it. 

And remember... although we have placed a lot of attention on the exterior of the vehicle, don't forget your car's interior, which, when neglected, can suffer from wear and tear or smell bad, which definitely leaves you feeling less enthusiastic about taking it out for a spin. Be careful not to overlook any nook and cranny, and always pay special attention to the seats and to components such as the steering wheel, which is subject to the effects of daily use.

And... who can you trust?

Obviously, if you have the knowledge, time and patience, you can do this whole process yourself, but more and more people put their trust in specialized companies that use quality products which can restore the life and lustre to your car, thanks to professional and thorough cleaning and conditioning procedures. The truth is, a poorly executed cleaning, for example, can ruin the best efforts to restore a vehicle's good condition after it has experienced wear and tear from regular use. 

Today's wide range of possibilities means it is hard to go wrong when you place your trust in only the best, because ... who doesn't like to have a nice looking car in good condition?

So, as you can see, detailing is the most economic and efficient solution, and the alternative to buying a new car. And even if you do wish to change vehicles, don't you think your car's value would be boosted if you whip it into tip-top shape? It is undeniable that we are always carried away by first impressions... so don't wait any longer. We here at MyCarsFirst hope we have brightened your day by confirming that there are solutions for everything, solutions that don't always mean having to “throw things away”. 

And... Keep on enjoying your driving!

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