Car detailing is a professional service. That means you may be spending more than you ordinarily would for a simple car wash. Also, the amount of time that goes into it — thorough exterior and interior cleaning, buffing, waxing, tire cleaning and treatment takes up most of your day.
Because of that, you want to make sure the job done is worth your while. The only way to do that is to engage a professional to detail your car.
Many amateurs try to pass off as professionals and engaging any of them is a mistake you won’t forget quickly. You may wish you had done the job yourself.
Do not be taken in! Get a professional to do the job and enjoy the following benefits:
1. A Job Well Done
When you opt for car detailing, you expect a specific result. A professional has the training, experience and tools required to meet and exceed those expectations.
Professional car detailing protects your car’s exterior and interior from the ravages of natural elements plus wear and tear. Your vehicle looks newer, serves you longer and fetches a better price if you choose to sell it.
On the other hand, an amateurish job may scratch your car’s paint, stain and discolour your upholstery (sometimes permanently), and even endanger your engine.
2. Safety For Your Property
Car detailing requires you to expose the interior of your car to strangers.
You must always look out for your property. Leaving valuables in your vehicle when you take it for detailing is just careless.
That said, a professional car detailer has probably invested so much in their craft to be easily tempted by valuables carelessly exposed. Besides, it is easier to trace it from an established professional service provider when you lose your property.
You want to hold someone accountable when you do not get your money’s worth.
Professional car detailers are more likely to be members of the International Detailing Association (IDA), which sets standards for the industry and certifies members.
Anyone who holds out as a professional detailer undertakes to provide a particular type of service. You can hold your detailer legally liable if they fail to do that. Besides, most professionals are registered and are easy to track down when you need to.
4. Put Your Needs First
A professional will always go out of their way to put your needs first. They understand the intricacies and demands of the job. Because of the experience they have had in car detailing, they can anticipate your needs.
The professional may provide facilities for you while you wait or even offer to do the detailing in your parking so you can go about your day as your car is cleaned.
An experienced car detailer quickly picks up your likes and adjusts to them. This makes it easy to provide you with personalised service.
5. Service With A Positive Attitude
Impeccable customer service is the hallmark of any professional worth their salt. They carry a positive attitude to work, as a matter of training. Also, most professional car detailers have invested a lot in their craft because they love it.
Anyone who loves their job will be motivated to do the best with a cheerful face.
You are the direct beneficiary of all this cheerfulness; you have more than a thoroughly detailed car. Cheerfulness is contagious. Whatever mood you are in, you will feel much better after the job.
6. Professional Ethics
All professional car detailers, especially members of the IDA, are ethically committed to treating their customers fairly and professionally. They are also expected to do a thorough detailing job.
They and their staff must be well trained and trustworthy. A car detailer must take reasonable care of the customer’s property.
IDA also requires car detailers to train, research and network constantly. They can then keep up with new developments in the industry in terms of techniques and products.
Professional car detailers can only make recommendations backed by real value rather than a desire to upsell.
7. The Best Tools
Professional car detailers do not just have the right tools; they have the best. Experience with several tools and materials has taught them which tool does the job best.
Their experience and training also enable them to pick tools and cleaning agents suitable for you and your car specifically so they can perform personalised detailing.
Car detailing, as has been noted, is pricey. It also takes up a good portion of your day. But the benefits you get are worth every penny and every minute of your time. It is cost-effective in the long run, but only if you get a professional car detailer to do a proper job.