You take your car in to be washed every now and then. That is good, but you should have it detailed too. The question is… how often should you do it?
A good amount of interior car detailers tend to recommend having your car detailed every four months or so, but it all depends on several factors
How Often Do You Drive It?
While cars can get dusty from sitting in a garage for a good amount of time, they get much more dirty out on the road. If you take your car out daily for a work commute or even as part of your job, then the dirt will get on there much more easily. If you are just a weekend driver, then you can possibly get away with spacing out the detailing to around every six months or so.
How Far Do You Drive It?
This is an extension of the above question. If you have a short commute to work each day, then the chances of it getting dirty are much lower than if you have to drive two hours each way daily. The further you go, the more dirt particles can get in and possibly cause problems as time goes by.
How Much Do You Love Your Car?
This may seem like an odd question at first, but it is an important one. Some people view their cars as a means to an end – getting from one destination to another – while others view it as an extension of their own personality. If you are in the second category, detailing can be a vital part of your routine. That will show how much you care for it.
Cars get all kinds of contaminants on them during regular use. A thorough detailing, which includes dusting, can keep a lot of them at bay. Both you and your car engine can greatly benefit from this, even if it is a basic one.
You want to keep your car from depreciating in value as much as possible. That means being very diligent in its upkeep, from having it regularly inspected to make sure that it is clean. Having it regularly detailed can help stave off lowering its value by a good margin and can extend the amount of time you are able to enjoy your car.