Putting auto detailing into a family car is something you want to invest in, even if your kids are still young and liable to continue making messes. Auto detailing is the process of cleaning the interior of your car — including seats, the dash, floors, and other parts of the vehicle — so the interior looks as nice as the exterior. Keeping your car detailed using professionals who specialize in auto detailing in your area is key to helping your vehicle operate better, both inside and out, and to helping you get the most out of your car ownership.
Just because you have kids in the car doesn't mean auto detailing in your area doesn't apply to you; here are reasons to consider detailing your family car.
You remove bacteria and odors
Lots of bacteria — like staph — and odors are found in family cars because kids are liable to spill things. From milk-filled sippy cups to half-eaten kids' fast food meals, foods and beverages spilled in seats and knocked onto the floors of the car are sure to add nasty germs and bacteria — not to mention unpleasant odors — to your car. Auto detailing involves serious steam cleaning of seats, trunks, and floors of vehicles, along with some heavy-duty vacuuming, so the bacteria and odors kids leave behind can be removed.
You make knobs and buttons work again
Are seat belt buttons jammed because little fingers have jammed candy and chips in them? Are knobs to the radio and AC/heating units stuck because of spilled juice and soda? Are cup holders coming apart because they are filled with unknown liquids? Are other knobs and buttons unable to turn because they are coated with unknown grime or have coins stuck in them?
When you have your auto detailing done, let your specialist know your largest areas of concern in your car so they can be given the most attention. When you have the nooks and crannies in your automobile attended to, the results are better-working knobs and buttons and a better-functioning family vehicle in the end.
How often you need auto detailing in your car varies, although some specialists will say to have this done every four to six months, or up to three times a year. You may want to have this service done more frequently if your family car is known to get dirtier between auto detailing services. Regular interior cleaning and vacuuming on your own can help reduce the amount of cleaning that a detailing service will do when they treat your vehicle.