Exterior Detailing: An Overlooked Part of Auto Maintenance

Written by Darren Elia Created on August 15th, 2023
Categories: Auto Detailing

Get ready, Calgary drivers! Your car is not just a vehicle; it’s an extension of who you are.

Taking care of its appearance isn’t only about looking good. It’s about preserving its value and keeping it running. At The Auto Protectors, we understand that exterior detailing is a vital part of auto maintenance that often gets overlooked.

That’s why we’re here to provide top-notch exterior detailing services to keep your car shining like new.

You may be driving down the busy city streets or exploring the scenic routes around Calgary. We want your car to reflect the pride you take in it.

Join us as we dive into the world of exterior detailing. Discover how it can:

  • Protect your investment
  • Improve your driving experience
  • and elevate the beauty of your car

What is Auto Detailing?

Auto detailing is more than a quick wash and wax. It’s a thorough cleaning and restoration process for your car. Think of it as a spa day for your vehicle!

The Auto Protectors in Calgary are experts in this field. We offer services that include both interior and exterior detailing.

Interior Detailing:

Your car’s inside deserves attention too! Interior detailing includes vacuuming, shampooing, and wiping down every surface. This includes seats, carpets, dashboards, and even air vents.

The goal is to make the inside of your car look and feel as good as new.

Exterior Detailing:

This involves cleaning, restoring, and adding a finishing touch to the car’s surface. It starts with a wash to remove dirt, grime, and contaminants.

Next, a special clay bar treatment removes stubborn pollutants. This is gets followed by polishing to bring out the shine. Finally, a protective wax layer gets applied to shield the paint from the elements.

Auto detailing is not only a luxury. It’s a necessity for maintaining the condition and appearance of your vehicle.

By choosing The Auto Protectors for your detailing needs, you’re trusting experienced professionals. We treat every car as if it were our own.

With regular detailing, you’re not only driving a car; you’re driving a piece of art. Explore how our expert detailing services can make your car stand out.

What Exterior Auto Parts Need Regular Detailing the Most?

When it comes to preserving your car’s appearance and value, some parts need extra attention. Exterior auto detailing isn’t only about making your vehicle look good. It’s about maintaining and protecting crucial components.

Here’s a look at the exterior parts that need regular detailing the most:

  • Paint: The paint on your car is susceptible to damage from weather, road salts, bird droppings, and more. Regular detailing with a protective wax layer can keep it vibrant and protected.
  • Wheels and Tires: Wheels and tires gather brake dust, dirt, and grime. Detailing helps prevent corrosion. It also maintains the lustre of the wheels. This gives a new look to your vehicle.
  • Windows and Windshields: Clean windows and windshields aren’t only about appearance. They’re vital for safety too. Proper detailing ensures that you have a clear view of the road ahead.
  • Headlights and Tail Lights: Headlights and tail lights can become cloudy over time. Proper polishing and sealing can restore clarity, improving your night-time driving experience.
  • Chrome Trim: Many cars feature chrome trim, which adds a sleek, stylish look. Regular detailing helps to maintain the shine and prevents tarnishing.
  • Door Jams and Seals: Cleaning and lubricating these areas prevent squeaks and creaks. This can also help maintain the car’s integrity.
  • Undercarriage: This area gets exposed to a lot of road grime. It needs thorough cleaning to prevent rust and corrosion.

At The Auto Protectors in Calgary, we pay special attention to these critical areas during our exterior detailing process.

Our expert team uses the latest techniques and high-quality products. This is to ensure that your car’s exterior remains in top condition.

Trust us with your car’s detailing needs. Drive knowing that your vehicle has protection inside and out. Experience the difference that professional detailing can make in the life and look of your car.

How We Professionally Detail the Exterior of Your Car

At The Auto Protectors, we pride ourselves on providing professional exterior detailing. We know what it means to keep your car looking its best.

Our process is meticulous. We ensure that every inch of your vehicle gets treated with care. Here’s how we professionally detail the exterior of your car:

1. Pre-Wash Inspection:

We begin by inspecting the car to identify areas that need special attention. This helps us tailor our services to your car’s specific needs.

2. Hand Washing:

Using gentle, automotive-specific shampoos, our team hand-washes the car. This will remove the initial layer of dirt and grime. This careful process ensures that the paint gets treated with the utmost care.

3. Clay Bar Treatment:

We then use a special clay bar to remove embedded contaminants like tree sap or road tar. This process leaves the surface smooth and ready for polishing.

4. Polishing:

Our skilled technicians polish the car to remove minor scratches and swirl marks. This step brings out the natural shine of the paint, giving it a glossy finish.

5. Waxing and Sealing:

Applying high-quality wax adds a protective layer over the paint. This shields your car from harmful:

  • UV rays
  • Weather
  • and other environmental factors that can dull the paint over time

6. Wheel and Tire Detailing:

Wheels and tires get cleaned and polished to remove brake dust and road grime. A protective coating gets applied to the wheels, and a gloss gets added to the tires for a fresh look.

7. Glass Cleaning:

We clean the windows and windshields using streak-free products. This ensures clear visibility and a polished look.

8. Headlight Restoration:

Cloudy or yellowed headlights get polished and sealed to restore clarity. This not only enhances your car’s appearance. It also improves safety during night driving.

9. Trim and Chrome Polishing:

We take care of all the trim and chrome parts

  • Polishing them to a bright shine
  • Preserving their appearance
  • and protecting against tarnishing

10. Undercarriage Cleaning:

The undercarriage is pressure washed to remove road salt, mud, and grime. This helps prevent rust and corrosion, preserving the structural integrity of your car.

11. Door Jams and Seals Cleaning:

We clean and lubricate the door jams and seals. This ensures smooth operation and prevents squeaks or creaks.

12. Final Inspection:

We conduct a thorough final inspection before handing the keys back to you. This is to make sure every detail is perfect. Your satisfaction is our priority.

Our professional exterior detailing is more than a service. It’s a commitment to excellence. By choosing The Auto Protectors, you’re investing in your car’s appearance and its long-term value and safety.

Our expert team has trained in the latest techniques. We only use premium products designed for automotive detailing.

Drive with pride through the streets of Calgary. Know that your car has received the professional care and attention it deserves. Book your appointment today and let us show you the difference that The Auto Protectors can make in the life and appearance of your vehicle.

Your car is more than only a means of transportation. Let us help you make it a personal style and taste statement.

Protect the Outside of Your Car in Calgary at The Auto Protectors

Your car is more than a machine; it’s a part of your daily life and often a reflection of your personality. Proper exterior detailing is essential to maintain its beauty, safety, and value.

At The Auto Protectors in Calgary, we bring expertise and dedication to our exterior detailing services. Our meticulous process focuses on every detail to ensure your car looks and feels brand new.

Trusting us with your car means embracing a world-class service committed to quality and excellence.

Schedule an appointment with us today! See firsthand how our professional car detailing can transform your vehicle into a shining gem on the road.

Let’s work together to keep your car in top condition, reflecting your pride and joy in driving it.

Darren Elia
Auto Protectors, founded in 1983 by Emilio Elia, is a family business. Darren Elia, the current owner, carries on the legacy. We provide advanced auto solutions, like paint protection films and ceramic coatings. Our company has expanded and earned Consumer Choice awards. Passion and customer satisfaction drive their service.