Learning About Sourcing Auto Accessories

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Learning About Sourcing Auto Accessories

Hi, I'm Kate Balcome. Welcome to my site about automotive accessories. As an owner of three antique vehicles, I often run into problems sourcing original automotive accessories. I have to talk with car club communities or arrange part runs with suitable suppliers to find the pieces I need. Although I could fit a different part, it's important to keep my vehicles as original as possible. I want to use this site to help other people find the auto accessories they need for their car builds. I may discuss the process of manufacturing the parts in detail from time to time. I may also cover purchase options and methods you can use to find the best deal on these parts. I hope you will come by again soon to learn more. Thanks.


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Having your car detailed may seem like an unnecessary expense, but it can offer some benefits that you might not know about. When car detailing is done correctly, and with the right products, it can protect the finish and many of your car's materials, helping it hold its value and making the car much more pleasant to drive.

Exterior Detailing

Detailing the exterior of your car is pretty straightforward, and most auto detailing services will handle it the same way. The vehicle is washed and dried thoroughly, then several coats of high-quality car wax can be applied to the surface and the car buffed to a beautiful shine.  

Some car detailing services offer ceramic coating instead of waxing, and while the coating is extremely durable, the cost of ceramic coating is typically much higher. In both cases, the coating or the wax will create a barrier against acid rain, bird droppings, and other things that can damage the paint on the car if they directly contact it. 

The wheels on the car are washed, and brake dust or road dirt is removed as it can pit the wheels and make them look terrible after a few years. The detailer may polish the wheels and add a protectant to them, and the rubber sidewalls of the tires are treated to a rubber protectant that prevents dry rot and makes the tires look good on the car.

Interior Detailing

Detailing the car's interior is more challenging because there are many surfaces that need care inside the vehicle. The dashboard in most cars is made from vinyl or leather. Over time, the sun coming through the windshield can damage the dash badly, so it is critical that the car detailing service applies protectants to the dash after cleaning it.

There are many different products that will protect the vinyl or leather, and often the same protectant is applied to seats and other surfaces inside the car that need it. If the seats are fabric, there are other products that can be used on them, but they need care, or the material can fade over time. 

Some auto detailing companies will go so far as to apply rubber protectant to door, trunk, window, and other seals in the car to keep them from rotting. The level of detailing you want for your vehicle is often customizable, and there are even mobile car detailing services that can come and detail your vehicle while you are working or at your home if you don't have time to take the car into the shop. Contact a car detailing service to learn more.