Nothing beats the feeling of driving around in a sleek, shiny new car. And you don’t have to wait until your next vehicle purchase to experience it. A thorough auto detailing job will get your car looking as sparkly as the day you first drove it off the lot.

Feeling great and having your car look top-notch aren’t the only benefits of getting your car detailed. Here are six more reasons why auto detailing is right for you.

technician detailing an automobile

Protects Paint Condition

A common misconception among car owners is that clear coat is enough to protect your paint for the life of your car. It’s not. Every time your car is buffed or polished, the clear coat is being stripped away.

A professional detailer will take great care to make sure this doesn’t happen. The car is carefully washed, first with washing and drying to remove excess dirt, and then with a clay bar to rid the surface of any extra contaminants. Then, a wax coat is applied to protect against chipping, oxidation, erosion from bugs, and road salt from those Wisconsin winters.

Maintains Market Value

When it’s time to trade or resell, the cleanliness of your car can heavily impact your sale. As Alex Gutierrez from Kelly Blue Book told CNN, “You could probably negotiate an extra $300 to $500 if it’s properly cleaned.”

Regular auto detailing will keep your paint, engine, and more properly maintained, so as not to compromise your potential sale price.

Auto Detailing Extends Vehicle Life

Your engine is the heart of your car and needs to be carefully maintained as such. Auto detailing is a crucial part of making sure your engine keeps running smoothly. How? Well, making sure the engine bay is clear of grime and dirt will prevent costly roadside emergencies, and will help keep the engine itself running at a comfortable cool temperature. Hiring a professional to do the job can save you hundreds to thousands of dollars in potential damage.

Increases Driver Safety

A standard detail generally includes a thorough cleaning of the headlights. This will allow more light to reach the roadway for better visibility when you need it.

Not only will your own driving be safer, but getting your headlights detailed promotes safety in other drivers as well. Dirt and dust particles can increase glare, and headlights that have been knocked askew can shine in the faces of oncoming drivers, compromising the safety of everyone on the road.

Promotes Good Health

Think of how your home would look if you didn’t clean or dust for months, even years. Would you expect it to have anything less than a negative effect on your health?

The same can be said for cars whose interiors aren’t ever deep cleaned. You spend a lot of time in your car. The dust, germs, and even mold spores that are bound to accumulate can take a noticeable toll on your health, especially for people with allergies, asthma, or weakened immune systems.

Better Gas Mileage

It seems too good to be true, but it’s backed by science: A clean car is more aerodynamic than a dirty car, and actually gets better gas mileage. Here’s the facts: A 2009 Mythbusters experiment found that driving a clean car made a noticeable impact on miles per gallon. When covered with dirt, their test car got 24 mpg at highway speeds. After a cleaning, the same car achieved an increase to an average of 26 mpg.

If you’re in need of vehicle detailing or any of our services, call us today. Be sure to contact us here at Morgan’s Collision Center on our website or by calling 414-427-9080. We’re ready to make your car shine.