How a full detail can improve the value of your used vehicle.
Often customers call and want to get their vehicles detailed prior to selling their used vehicle. Gainesville Detailing enjoys the opportunity to help anyone selling a vehicle get the highest premium when selling their used car, truck, suv, van, boat or other type of vehicle. Out of our premium mobile auto detailing offerings we routinely suggest getting a full detail to get the most bang for your buck.
Aside from the vanity of auto detailing, the true value is unlocked by the protection your cars interior and exterior surfaces experience. Having tar removed by a professional that can buff any marring that may happen to the paint helps a vehicle hold value. Having a nice thick coat of wax on all of the painted metal and plastic surfaces ensures maximum protection. In Gainesville, Florida the lovebugs are known to reek havoc on paintjobs. This is easily prevented with a regular car wash and detail maintenance service.
When an automobile is washed it removes all of the loose dirt and debris from the vehicle. Keeping a regular wash cycle for your vehicle is a foolproof way of minimizing damage caused from normal use. Almost every used vehicle will have some form of paint blemish from normal use. Most of the blemishes found on vehicles today are from rocks and tiny pieces of road trash that are kicked up into the vehicle. Problem areas on all automobiles are the front grille area and the splash areas behind the four wheels. Having a thick coat of wax will add another layer of protection on top of the existing clear coat. Auto detailing also helps your vehicle retain value through various paint correction techniques to bring out the best look on the paint. Removing foreign paint that is transferred is the most common form of paint correction.
Often doors are dinged in parking lots or the front or back bumper gets banged into and paint is transferred. In almost 100% of cases the foreign paint can be removed and the original paint buffed to a like new appearance. Over the years we have come to find out that a majority of consumers do not know that an auto detailer can take care of these types of issues. Paint correction also involves the use of an orbital high-speed polisher to compound, polish, wax and buff.
When a vehicle has a lot of minor blemishes such as swirl marks and scuff marks it can be repaired through compounding, polishing and waxing. The process involves using abrasive compounds that, when heated up with a high-speed polisher, remove a fraction of a layer of the clear coat that is damaged. Once the compounding is done there is often a hazy or marred appearance to the paint finish. The polishing step will remove any unwanted haze or marring caused from compounding. The resulting appearance will be a restored gloss and shine that should increase the market value one can ask for an automobile when selling. Other easy fixes for the exterior that will increase the amount one can ask for when selling a used car are headlight restoration, and vinyl restoration. The exterior is not the only area that can be improved to bolster the bottom line asking price. Both the interior of the vehicle as well as the engine compartment area are big places for potential gains in asking price.
Just about any vehicle more than a few years old will have some sort of stain, spill, or other blemish on the interior surface. Most blemishes can either be removed completely or dyed over to look like new again. Candidates to receive a dying service would be anyone whose carpeted areas have excessively dirty areas that will not improve dramatically with a shampooing with hot water extraction. It is a known fact that when something is being sold in like new condition it fetches the highest premium on the market when being sold. To achieve a like new appearance any stains must be removed or dyed over to appear new. Either choice is acceptable, and will give a good boost to the asking price. Just like the interior can improve the price dramatically the engine compartment is an area often overlooked.
Degreasing and cleaning the engine compartment is the most often overlooked component when selling a vehicle. Anytime one of our customers chooses to have the engine detailed they give positive feedback. The engine areas are like someone’s smile, and can say just as much about the car as a smile can about a persons health. A clean like new appearance is hard to achieve after years of grease and grime build up, especially if there was once a leak or other accident underneath the hood. When the time comes up again to sell the old vehicle and purchase a new one make sure you give the full attention that is needed to squeeze the most bang out of it. Auto detailing is the art of keeping a vehicle as new as possible and being able to repair any defects that are not structural or mechanical in nature.Please Read Our auto detailing blog.