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Why Should You Have Your Car Detailed?

Updated: Apr 22, 2022


Outward Appearance

muddy car

The first and most obvious reason to detail a car is to improve the outward appearance. We have all seen the cars with windows so dirty that the words ‘wash me’ can be scribbled in the dirt. Your car doesn’t have to even be ‘that bad’ though to benefit from a professional detail. A good detail can take a car from any level of dirty and turn it into a car you want to drive around and show off. You do not have to be a clean freak to appreciate a clean car. If your car is clean, it is one less thing off your to do list, one less thing for you to worry about. So, you will feel great and your vehicle will look great. You can check out some of our recent work here to see some of before and after shots.

Return on Investment

suitcase of money

There is more than just outward beauty, right? Your car is an investment, and you need to protect it as such. Let’s talk dollars. Cars are expensive, and car prices are only going up. Take a look at this chart from CarGurus[1]. Look at the past decade of car prices; Toyota is up 22.1%, Chevy is up 30.5%, and Ford is up 36.5%. Combine that with the fact that there are an estimated 273.6 million vehicles in America[2]. What does that tell us? Well, it means cars are expensive and we all have them. Our vehicles are typically the second biggest purchase we will ever make beside a house. If you are going to spend that much on an item that you will be using almost every day, then why not protect it? People are holding onto their cars longer than ever before as well. The average car loan in 2020 is 70.6 months.[3] You cannot have your vehicle for almost 6 years and not clean and protect it. You think, well I will just take it to the drive through car wash to keep it clean. That is a terrible idea. Learn why here. One day you are going to want to sell your car. If you have properly maintained your vehicle, you are going to get top dollar for it and selling it should be a breeze. Learn how much you can increase your car’s value from detailing here. Spoiler alert, it’s significant. Most cars depreciate in value, so we want to offset that depreciation and get the most back from our investment with vehicle that has been well-maintained.