Business Insider, the popular American financial and business news website, recently published an article titled “3 reasons why you should spend $100 to get your car detailed.” The entire article is worth reading, but the main takeaways (3 reasons) are:
- “Your vehicle isn’t gross and is, therefore, a more pleasant place to spend time.”
- “It maintains the resale value.”
- “You support your friendly neighborhood car wash.”
Maintaining Your Vehicle’s Shine Doesn’t Have to Cost Alot
What’s Wrong with an Automatic Car Wash?
An automatic car wash can leave scratches and swirls in your paint:
We have had countless vehicles roll through our many locations with damaged paint as a result of the brushes from an automatic car wash. First off, the brushes used to scrub your vehicle are not cleaned. If the car that went in before you just got back from a sandy beach vacation, or has salt left from an icy road, there will be some sand or salt left in the brushes that can scratch your paint. In addition, many times the workers at the end usually use the same towel as the car before to dry your car by hand which can leave a residue. Automatic car washes focus on efficiency over quality – meaning, how fast can they get your car out so that the next one can get through.
Where Capitol Shine Comes In
Many times we are able to fix those scratches before they get worse through a process called Paint Correction. In addition, we have a variety of detailing and maintenance packages to suit your individual needs. Does your vehicle have an odor such as cigarette smoke or mold? Try our interior shampoo and Ventilation Decontamination to restore your vehicle back to its former glory. Worried about fading from the sun and UV rays? Bring your vehicle in for a hand wash and wax sealant. Our Wax Sealant will help prevent the weather from damaging your paint along with adding a glossy shine. If your vehicle has recently had a Full Detail, you may just be searching for some upkeep. Try our Quick Shine package where we detail your vehicle inside and out before your lunch break ends.
Bottom line: Maintenance washing (such as our Quick Shine, Wash + Vacuum or Hand Wash) is designed to help maintain the cleanliness of a vehicle AFTER it has received a Full Detail, or a thorough cleaning and finishing both inside and out.