Is Getting a Detail Worth It?

People have different opinions on Detailing. Some see Detailing as an expensive car wash that’s unnecessary. Others see it as an important service that’s a necessity in their lives. No matter people’s opinion Detailing is one of the most widely used luxury services in America and for good reason.

If you have read one of my recent blogs, “Why Get Your Car Detailed? – More Important Than You Think,” you would know that in there I talk about how much time we spend in our cars. It’s much more than you would think if you want to find out how much exactly click here. With all the time we spend in our cars it makes logical sense to get a Detail and Detailer’s take great pride in making sure they do the best job possible.

But detailing is more than just getting your car cleaned. Detailing on the consumer’s end is about driving in comfort and supporting a local business. When you hire someone to detail your car not only are you getting your car thoroughly cleaned but you’re helping out the detailer by providing them with a job. Detailers work their butts off trying to find customers anywhere they can and by you hiring them it greatly helps them out.

Now time to answer the question directly. Is getting a detail worth it? The short answer is probably yes. Unless you’re willing to learn how to detail your own car, buy your own supplies, and do the hard work yourself then maybe it would be worth it to detail your own car. It really depends on how dirty your vehicle is and what it needs. If it is extremely dirty then let a professional take care of it and ditch the headache if it is moderately dirty and you think you can do it go for it! Now if you have the money and don’t want to spend the time I would advise getting a detail. In order to make sure you’re getting a detail that is worth the money I highly recommend that you check the person’s online reviews and pricing. An average detail will cost you anywhere from Rs.1000 – Rs.2500 and the detailer should have at least a 3 star or higher rating on Google. After finding a few detailers who charge a reasonable price choose the one who you feel will do the best job and charges the best price. Look at pictures of their work online and the price that they charge. After that get on the phone with them and book an appointment.

Should you get car dealer Paint Protection?

Most car dealers will offer add ons alongside the purchase of your car as a way of sweetening the deal, or simply as an up sell to increase their margins, both of which may have their own pros and cons. But the important question is, should I get a car dealer paint protection detail? Well if you read around online or listen to talented ‘detailers’ the answer is a resounding no. But what if the dealer has a relationship with said talented detailers? Well then we are talking about something completely different. It is important to remember that paint protection, and even car cleaning in general, can do far more damage than good when done incorrectly.

Do I need paint protection on my new car?

Firstly it should be understood that no car NEEDS paint protection if the owner is not looking to keep it in perfect condition or looking to help it retain it’s value. It may seem obvious that everyone would want to do that, but it simply isn’t true. If you are getting a little run around that has not been a big investment for you, then it really could be money better spent elsewhere. It won’t protect against careless driving or parking that bit too near the car next door…

For those of us who really like taking care of their cars, have the time and money to do so and feel they have the car worthy of such treatment, then definitely consider paint treatments like paint protection.

With the cost of a respray being so high and with Paint Protection Film & Car Wrapping still quite a costly customisation option, looking after the paintwork from the off is often the best option for having a great looking car that is well cared for.