Whether it’s your car, truck, RV, or boat, getting it detailed should be part of your regular maintenance. It may be easy to overlook as a luxury or aesthetic, but getting your vehicle detailed is as important as an oil change or tire rotation.

But why should you worry about detailing and how often should your vehicle be detailed? We’ll answer all these questions as you continue reading.

Why Should I Get My Vehicle Detailed?

Over time, contaminants (like spilled food, drinks, and exhaust particles from slow traffic) build up. Those contaminants create a breeding ground for bacteria and can eat away at the upholstery and affect the cabin’s air quality.

Vehicle detailing may seem like an extra expense, but car experts agree that getting your vehicle detailed can improve its value by 15%. When you detail your vehicle, you’re protecting your investment.

Detailing the interior means a team of professionals removing grime and stains out of every nook and cranny of the inside of your vehicle. Getting your vehicle detailed on the exterior is like a car wash, but much more thorough because it is all done by hand.

Detailing your boat is especially important to prevent damage caused by UV rays. It also improves the quality of your ride on the water, as a properly detailed boat lessens drag caused by algae, salt, and other debris.

Any RV owner will tell you keeping a clean water tank is crucial. A clean interior will also prevent unwanted guests (like disease-carrying mice and roaches). Getting your RV detailed protects your health as well as your wallet. Most RVs need special equipment and cleaners to safely wash the exterior.

Having professional detail your RV is for comfort as well. Imagine the disappointment of booking a hotel room for a hard-earned vacation only to find it messy.

How Often Should I Get My Vehicle Detailed?

Now that you know why you should get your vehicle detailed, you might be wondering how often it should be done.
Every owner uses (and let’s be honest: abuses) their vehicles to different lengths. While there is no hard rule, like oil changes or tire rotations, it’s good to have a general detailing schedule.

Because your car, truck, SUV, or minivan gets more miles than your other vehicles, it should be detailed more often. We recommend a good car detailing every four to six months (or 2-3 times a year) to protect its value and keep that “new car” smell.

RVs and boats can be a little more difficult having a set schedule, but you better than anyone how much time they spend on the road or water. At the minimum, your RV should be detailed once or twice a year.

Your boat should be detailed twice a year, or more frequently depending on the water quality in which you use it, and its amount of exposure to the sun.

Protecting Your Investment (It’s In the Details)

Getting your vehicle detailed gives you peace of mind that you are protecting your investment. And who doesn’t love getting into a clean vehicle?

For more information on car detailing, check out our detailing packages.