Is car detailing worth it?

09 May 2018

It’s a question that many people ask when they’re considering detailing a new car, and we’re here to provide the answer to the question “is car detailing worth it?”.

As an introduction to car detailing, this process involves the thorough cleaning, preparation and protection of a car to ensure both the exterior and interior are equipped to deal with the challenges of every day car use.

Sadly, this process is even necessary for brand new vehicles, as the our recent delivery of an Audi A5 Sportback proves. Delivered with only 9 miles on the odometer, there were swirl marks throughout the paintwork, and multiple scratches on the bonnet and rear spoiler.

For those of you looking for long-term protection of your investment, new car detailing is the perfect solution for you. Below, we’ll run through why car detailing is worth the money you’ll invest in protecting your vehicle.

Is car detailing worth it?

Car Detailing can increase resale value and selling-power

With a professionally detailed car, your vehicle will maintain its true finish and colour for a significant period of time - this can even last up to 9 years with our laterst GTECHNIQ Crystal Serum Ultra ceramic coating.

This results in potential buyers knowing the car has been looked after under your ownership, and gives you more bargaining power during the selling process.

Is car detailing worth it?

Protection against the elements

The ceramic coating that protects your paintwork is also a deterrent for many naturally occurring chemicals. For example, when using the popular GTECHNIQ Crystal Serum Light, the ceramic layer created is resistant to chemicals ranging from pH2 to pH12. It also results in other bonded contaminants such as tree sap, tar and water spots being easy to remove.

Any of the following contaminants can harm your car, especially when it’s exposed to the elements without any protection.

  1. Fuel
  2. Bird droppings
  3. Changes in temperature
  4. Hard water
  5. Mineral deposits
  6. Organic/inorganic fallout
  7. Moisture
  8. Bugs
  9. Tree sap
  10. Salt
  11. Grit
  12. Tar spots
  13. UV rays

Take a look at our recent work on a Tesla Model S 75D, which had the GTECHNIQ Crystal Serum Light coating, alongside a new car detail.

Easier and faster to maintain

Just some of the reasons why car detailing is worth it include, the improved standard of paint finish, ease of maintenence & the hydrophobic effect that is created when professionally coated. This means that there is a layer on the car that naturally repels moisture, meaning there is much less water resting on your car during the washing process and when it rains.

This makes it a much simpler process to clean your car, and also means that your car will be more naturally equipped to repel dirt and water during every day use.

Is car detailing worth it?

Better service compared to overpriced dealerships

Finally, one of the main reasons why car detailing is worth it, is that dealerships often try to upsell you a detailing/valeting service on top of your new car purchase. These are often around the £300-600 mark, and while that’s a significant amount of money, you’re often not presented with the experience or credibility of the person carrying out the work.

Realistically, dealerships will be looking to make as much profit as possible from your add-on purchase, which often results in the use of sub-standard products, inexperienced car detailers or the use of valeting staff.

By going to a professional accrediated detailer you get the opportunity to look at their past work to judge their experience and credibility, plus you can then look round their facilities to get a feel for the people who will be looking after your car.

Book in now for a tour of our custom studio

We’re one of the UK’s most advanced specialists when it comes to detailing a brand new car. Being Gtechniq accredited, alongside our certifications from Gyeon, Kamikaze Collection and XPEL Protective Films, we ensure that your car will be looked after from day one.

Plus, with industry-leading insurance and security systems in place, we can also guarantee the safety of your vehicle for the length of time it’s with us.

But you don’t have to take our word for it. Take a look at our work for examples of the cars that have been into our custom studio already - with everything from Lamborghini’s to Land Rover’s rolling through our doors.