Get a mobile car detail before you take off on that car trip this Christmas

Road trips are always a good time with the right people, or even by yourself if you’re on a journey of centering yourself. Your car is your travel buddy in this case, and so you might want your car looking its best for the ride. Unlike what most people like to believe, wholesome car cleaning includes detailing on top of the rudimentary cleaning.


But what is mobile car detail?

Mobile car detailers are service providers who provide detailing services in a delivery – like manner; they come to your premises or location to provide detailing services.


What is automobile detailing?

Automobile detailing is a process whereby one’s car is restored from its current state into a showroom – quality condition. Note, however, that your vehicle’s age is irrelevant. Every car needs restoration, cleaning as well as attention. Also, despite popular belief, automobile detailing is necessary for new vehicles just as much as it is needed for older vehicles.

But perhaps you’re wondering what the process of detailing is and why it is seemingly as important as a regular car wash. There are two types of mobile detailing: interior detailing as exterior detailing. For the purposes of the appearance of your vehicle, exterior detailing may be most relevant. Detailing is important because of the exterior structure of your vehicle.

The outer side of your car exists of 4 sub – layers on top of each other. These layers consist of the substrate, the primer, the paint and the clear coat. The primer connects the body of your vehicle with the paint. Typically, the clear coat makes up about 50% of the exterior of your car (in terms of volume). Your eyesight works by perceiving light that reflects off objects; this gives you the ability to see. For the exterior of your vehicle, the reflection of light off your clear coat is what allows you to see the paint.

Over time, your car body may suffer a few scratches due to scrapes and some small dents. Furthermore, you’ll have noticed that your clothes become faded over time especially if you hang them out to dry in the sun. The same goes for your car. UV rays from sunlight actually damages the coat of your vehicle. What this means is that the light entering the cracks of your coat (as well as damaged coats) is diffused and gives your vehicle this appearance that comes off as dirty or dull. Finally, these dents that are sustained are privy to filled with dust, or grime. This means that low-quality clothes can’t quite reach these areas and so your car is never clean even after a ‘thorough’ scrubbing. This implies that after these processes, you can never get your vehicle to its original shine.

However, there is a way to get the shine back.

When your car is getting exterior detailing, an adhesive substance simply known as clay is applied over your car’s body. This substance acts in the same manner as wax over your body, when pulled off the clay comes off with all the contaminants over your vehicle. Afterwards, you may clean your car now in the usual manner and it will actually clean this time round.

Auto detailing is an important process of looking after your vehicle. If you are unsure of any of the processes stated above or are curious as to how to begin the process of interior detailing, then it may be best to contact a detailer. As mentioned above, some detailers offer mobile services where they can even come to your doorstep (or in this case, where you’ll be staying during your trip).

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


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