From a distance the 2010 Honda Element looks fairly clean. It lives outdoors with many trees in the area. Upon closer inspection, there was a lot of dirt, pollen, and grime under the mirrors, around the windows and in other tight spaces.
Needless to say, the Element was due for a detail.
The owner decided to have it detailed after bringing another car in for service. She recognized the Element needed more care than just the regular car washes.
The car was washed from top to bottom, giving special attention to all the cracks and crevices. The paint was decontaminated with clay bar. The trim was treated to preserve color.
The customer was introduced to ceramic coatings and decided to have it applied to the paint. She may not keep the car many more years and did not want to invest a lot of money. So she chose a one year coating. With the proper care, she should get the expect life of of the product.
The coating will provide better protection versus a sealant against the tree sap and debris. It will hold up against regular washes.
After seeing the Element, the customer and her husband were extremely pleased final results. They plan on having their cars maintained regularly by Red Clay Detailing,
Red Clay Detailing is an Atlanta based detailing company and offers several ceramic coating options. Call today for a consultation.
Choosing a parking spot with your cars appearance in mind may seem silly to some. However it really does make a difference. Once you start, it will become second nature.
Lets start with avoid the following parking places: in direct sunlight, under trees, under bird perches e.g., power lines and street light arms. The goal is to keep the car away from anything that harms the paint. Shade is always preferred to the harsh heat and damaging UV rays of sunlight. If that shade comes from a leaf, needle, and sap dropping tree, not to mention bird droppings, go for the sun!
Thick gooey pine tree sap and bird droppings are the worst offenders. They can permanently damage paint and convertible tops, thus costing you money in repair bills.
Is a bird feeder near your parking spot? Can you move it?
Besides sap and sunlight, you should be mindful of potential door dings and scratches. The ultimate ding free solution, you should park away from other cars! If that’s not possible, you may want to park on the end spot in a corner, far away from the adjacent space. One last thought on dings, you should park farther out in the lot avoiding those rushing into the store and the dreaded shopping carts.
You may say, “I have a garage.” Not so fast, you may consider parking on the least traveled side of your own garage; it will help prevent abuse from foot traffic.
Car covers are another great way to prolong your cars newly detailed appearance. There are a few considerations. Covers must be installed over clean cars. They must be kept clean themselves. A dirty cover on a dirty car can cause more harm than good. Always purchase the best cover you can afford for your cars particular needs. (Is your car stored outside in harsh weather year round?..or maybe it sits in a garage all winter?) We can show you the proper technique for installing the cover, which will make it easy and fast to use and insure it stays clean.
The tips listed above are not meant to make you obsessive. They are to help you be mindful of your investment. A few minutes of thought can set up your “spot” and prolong your cars new look for years. If you have further questions about caring for your car’s appearance contact us.
As a car owner, you want to maintain your car’s appearance. However, you find it difficult getting your car to the detail shop. Have you ever had a detail shop come to you? The solution is hiring a mobile auto detailer. The mobile auto detailer will clean your car on-site while you are attending to more important matters. In many cases, the mobile detailer performs services on a level similar to a fixed detail shop. A mobile auto detailer offers the following benefits:
A professional mobile auto detailer comes to your home or office. Therefore, a mobile detailer saves you the hassle of dropping off and picking up your car from the local detail shop. If you have several cars, a mobile detailer can detail all the cars during one visit.
2. Personal Attention
The mobile detailer provides personal service. Rather than volume, the detailer focuses only on your car. Without rushing, the technician properly details your car, achieving quality results. While at your location, the detailer is readily available so you can watch and ask questions during the process. Do you have a special request not listed in the service menu? The mobile detailer may a that specific need.
Usually, the mobile detail service will be a small team. Rather than different people, the same team will detail your car on each visit. This detail team learns your preferences, knows which products and techniques work best for your vehicle, reducing the need for repeated instructions. Also, the mobile detailer can arrange regular visits. This will maintain the car to your standards.
As outlined above, the mobile detailer benefits car owners in several ways. If you are looking for a low-stress way of keeping up your car’s appearance, a mobile auto detailer may suit you. The mobile detailer simplifies your life by coming to you. In addition to personal vehicles, mobile detailers service boats, planes, RV’s, tractor-trailers and company fleets.