You might be thinking, When do I really need to get my car detailed? The answer is it depends on your car and your lifestyle. If you like to keep your car clean and free of dust and dirt, then you should get it detailed two times a year. But if you have kids and pets, then you could probably consider getting it more often.

We will give you a few tips on how to know when it’s time to detail your car.

  1. When the car has been used regularly

If you use your car regularly, then it’s bound to develop dirt, grime, and dust particles which can damage your car. Detailing prevents wear, tear and aging of your vehicle’s interior and exterior. Having a regularly used car detailed two times a year will help maintain its pristine performance. Who doesn’t like driving a car that looks, smells and feels like a new car?

  1. After the car has not been used for long

If the car has been outside long for whatever reason, you will need to take it for detailing. This will help you in getting the car back in shape for your use or for sale. If the car was left sitting inside a closed garage, you would still need to take it for detailing when it has not been used for more than one year, depending on the exposure it gets.

  1. After the car is involved in an accident

If your car has been in an accident or had body work done, then you should get it detailed as soon as possible. This is just a step towards restoring the appearance of your car. When you take your car for detailing after a minor crash, it may require exterior detailing only. If the car sustained major damages, you would require both interior and exterior detailing.

Detailing after an accident will help you to clean spilled liquids, get rid of any bad odours, remove stains, dirt and grime. It will feel much better driving a vehicle that has been thoroughly cleaned after an accident.

  1. After going on a road trip

You need to have a clean car when you are going out on a vacation or a trip. This is a great idea because it makes the ride more comfortable whether you are going alone or you have company. You don’t want to go on a road trip with a car that has a stale smell.

  1. Before selling your car

Another good time to get car detailing is if you’re planning on selling your car. A clean car will look much nicer in photos for advertising and marketing. Furthermore, a detailed car will be more appealing to potential buyers.

Once the car is detailed, it will be proof that you have been keen on maintaining the car. You are also more likely to get a better price.

  1. When signs of tear and wear are visible

If your car is showing signs of wear and tear, then it’s time for detailing. When you start seeing the tear and wear marks on your car, you’ve probably stayed long before detailing it.

These tear marks may be more common, especially if you are a pet person.

  1. When your car is covered in road grime

In this case, detailing your car will require the use of grime remover because road grime is more stubborn than dirt.

Key take away

If you drive your car often, we recommend getting car detailing every six months. But, if you’re always on the go, then chances are the inside of your car is going to get pretty dirty pretty quickly. In this case, it might be a good idea to get it detailed more often. Ultimately, if you don’t drive it very often, we recommend getting car detailing at least once a year.

Regardless, it’s always a good idea to get your car detailing done by a professional. That way, you know that you will get the best services, and you won’t have to worry about any damage that might be caused to your car.

If you need your car to look good as new for as long as possible, make sure you schedule regular detailing appointments with GS Car Wash and Detailing Center. Contact us for more inquiries and get the best services from our team of experts.

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