FALL MAINTENACE DETAILING
Preserving Your Paint Job
The first step is thoroughly washing your vehicle to remove debris. Once your car’s exterior is clean, applying a high-quality paint sealant or ceramic coating will protect the finish. It is harder for dirt particles, leaves, tree sap, and insect debris to attach to a smooth finish, so a coating will make next washes easier. High-quality paint sealants typically offer protection for about six months, while ceramic coating offers 2 years to lifetime protection. Getting your car coated in the fall will protect your paint during the harsh conditions of winter.
Safeguarding Your Interior
Detailing the interior of your vehicle in preparation for winter is also necessary, particularly if your car has leather seats. Leather can be dried out by winter’s cold weather and lack of humidity, and unmoisturized leather is prone to cracking. Because leather is only porous in relatively warm conditions (typically at temperatures above 50 degrees Fahrenheit), the seats must be conditioned before winter weather sets in, preferably using a natural oil-based conditioner. To add an extra layer of protection from, a silicone-based coating will make the surface hydrophobic and easy to clean. Some of the best leather coatings also offer protection from UV damage.
Protecting Your Wheels and Calipers
Wheels and calipers come into direct contact with salt and other chemicals on the road in winter. By making use of a high-quality polish–applied at the beginning of fall and reapplied often after washes–you can ensure that your tires both look good and are protected from the winter elements. Our favorite product is a silicone and titanium mixed coating that is designed to withstand extreme conditions and protect your wheels and brake calipers from damage, dust, and fallout.