Having a Clean Car for Summer
Is Your Car Clean and Comfortable?
Imagine getting out of a filthy car, in front of one or even just a few people. Because we live in a world where first impressions matter, it isn’t hard to conclude that those people will be rather unimpressed and would rather stay away because of the preconceived notion that based on the appearance of your vehicle, your personal grooming and housekeeping habits are probably no better. Sure, it might be an unfair judgment. But it really can’t be helped.
But it goes beyond just cleanliness vs. dirtiness. Big Sky Collision Center, your source for auto body repairs and auto detailing services, lays out seven important reasons to make sure that your vehicle is as clean as possible.
A clean car looks better.
A dirty car is unpleasant to look at and uncomfortable to ride in. If you want a pleasant driving experience, make sure you regularly clean your car. It will not only make you look good outside; you’ll feel good inside too. It just feels so great to go on a road trip in a car that looks clean and feels clean, doesn’t it? Perhaps before your next road trip this summer you should bring your vehicle to Big Sky Collision Center for a full detailing.
A clean car is safer.
If your car is dirty, you’ll have decreased visibility and a higher risk for accidents. By keeping your lights, mirrors, windows, and windshields clean, you will see the road better and others will be able to see you better. Driving under these conditions is of course safer for you, your passengers, and others on the road around you. Not only that, but “stuff” inside your car can be a distraction, or a deadly projectile in the event of an accident.
A clean car can help save gas.
Without dirt, grime and all kinds of debris, your car will have less wind resistance, which translates to better fuel efficiency.
A clean car is healthier.
If you do not clean your car, there’s a big chance that your interiors will soon be home to molds, bacteria, bugs and other pests. In such case, it won’t just be disgusting to ride in your car; it will possibly become hazardous to your health too. Keeping your interiors clean will ensure that health issues will not be a concern.
A clean car means fewer repairs and maintenance expenses.
More than just making your car look good, your car paint is also responsible for protecting it from the elements. When you allow dirt to accumulate or mix with rain water, snow and other pollutants, your car paint is bound to eventually weaken and peel off. Once that happens, the body of your car becomes exposed to moisture, rusting and corrosion begins, and all sorts of damage to different internal components will likely follow. Instead of just spending for regular maintenance then, you’ll have to dig deeper into your pocket because you’ll be faced with repair costs too. Which could have been avoided if you simply cared for your car better. And not just the exterior! The interior will wear out faster when dirt and debris build up in seats, floor mats, and other areas.
A clean car retains its value better.
If you suddenly have to sell your car for some reason, you can be sure that you won’t be able to get a good resale value for it if there’s rust and corrosion present, if the paint has cracks, peels, or is not as shiny, and if it simply looks shabby. A well-cared for car will sell for more and will sell faster than a poorly maintained one. It is also fairly easy to tell when someone quickly cleans the vehicle to sell it, or if they have kept it clean for the life of the vehicle.
Cleaning is essential. So is auto-detailing.
Some people might think that regular cleaning is sufficient to keep their cars properly maintained, and that auto-detailing is an extraneous and an unnecessary cost. They would be wrong.
Yes, the main purpose of auto-detailing is to keep your car looking its best and smelling its best. But, there’s a deeper purpose too. Car detailing often involves waxing. Wax makes your car look shinier. More importantly, wax protects your car paint. When you drive through all sorts of debris such as gravel on a dirt road, or hail stones from a hail storm, you’ll rest easier knowing that your car paint is better protected because of the wax that has been applied to it. Better protection equals reduced damage risk. Don’t you think that’s worth the added cost? Detailing once or twice each year, and then cleaning between details is the best way to make your vehicle last.
Big Sky Collision Center Details Vehicles in Billings!
If you’re looking for the best rates on auto detailing in Billings, you have come to the right place. A simple wash and vacuum is just $49, a full detail is $175. Give us a call at 406-259-6328 to schedule your appointment to have your car detailed before your next big trip this summer.