Some car owners only get their car detailed once a year, or they only get it detailed whenever they remember to do so. While that is better than not getting your car detailed at all, it is not much better. Car detailing works best when it is done regularly and on a schedule. There is no point in getting a car detailed once, only to have to it get covered in dirt and mud all over again. But, how often should you get detailing done? In this article, we are going to go over why getting your car detailed too often or too little is bad, and we will explain the optimum time in between details.
“There are some detailing packages, like our show room package that are so thorough and complete that we only recommend you purchase it once or twice per year”
Why getting your car detailed too little is bad
First off, we are going to explain why only getting detailing done once in a while is bad. Really in-depth detailing will clean your car thoroughly, both the exterior and interior will be completely spotless. But, the car will not stay in that condition for long. Sure, the technicians who service the car make use of products that help prevent the interior and exterior for getting dirty as easily, but those products can only do so much. Eventually, the car is going to get dirty again. Some car owners only get their car cleaned once or twice a year. This is simply not enough. If there is too much time in-between detailing sessions, then the car will get as dirty as it was before it got cleaned. This also means that there is plenty of time for the dirt to be ground deep into the finish of the car, which can compromise your car’s paint job and reduce its ability to resist rust. Also, from a purely cosmetic point of view, what is the purpose of getting a car detailed, if you are not going to bother getting it detailed regularly?
Why getting your car detailed too often is bad
Technically, getting your car detailed too often is not “bad,” at least not in the sense that it will hurt your car. Getting your cleaned every week would be fine for the car. But, it would also be very pointless. Unless your car is the victim of some tragic accident, like for example, say someone drives by a puddle and splashes muddy water on your car, then getting your car a simple wash and wax every week is an easy and effective car care routine for you to maintain. In most cases prevention is always cheaper then repair.
How often should you get your car detailed?
So, if getting your car detailed too little is bad, and getting it detailed too often is bad, how often should you get it serviced? Well, it depends on the level of service you get. Some detailing shops offer bare-bones levels of detailing. If this that is what you are getting done, then you should be taking your car to them at least once a month. If you get more in-depth detailing done, then you only need to call your detailer once every 2 or 3 months. There are some detailing packages, like our showroom package that are so thorough and complete that we only recommend you purchase it once or twice per year. Of course, if something unfortunate happens with your car, then you should feel free to get in touch with your detailer asap.