The Details Matter Blog

Car Detailing Myths Debunked

As professional auto detailers, we’ve heard all the common car detailing myths and we’ve seen firsthand what the friendly detailing tip your neighbor gives you really does to your car (hint: it’s not pretty). Let’s get right into debunking a few of the most common car detailing myths. 10 Common Car Detailing Myths 1) It’s okay to use dish detergent to wash your car This is one of the most pervasive car detailing myths. Detergent may create soap suds but … Read More

What Your New 3M PPF Will do to Protect Your Car

Do you often worry about the appearance of your car? We don’t blame you, it’s a big investment and at the end of the day everyone wants to have the nicest looking car on the block. It seems like there are a million miracle products out there that promise permanent and complete protection for your car, but they can’t all be that great, can they? Since you’re here reading this you’re clearly the type to do your homework and in … Read More

3M Paint Protection Film

Paint protection films are a great way to protect the finish on your new car. They offer durability and toughness without altering the appearance of your vehicle at all, and they can even protect your car in ways that a ceramic coating can’t. There have been many advancements in the PPF world in recent years from manufacturers like SunTek, XPEL and more recently – 3M, who just introduced their latest Pro Series 4.0 Paint Protection Film. Enter 3M Paint Protection … Read More

Plastics Off-Gassing of Your Car’s Interior Surfaces

We’ve all had to deal with fogged up car windows at some point and it can be frustrating, not to mention dangerous. There are many things that can cause your windows to fog up, from recirculating A/C to changes in the weather. One cause that you may not have heard of is called off-gassing. So what exactly causes plastics off-gassing and what can you do to stop it? What Is Off-Gassing? Essentially off-gassing is exactly what it sounds like. There … Read More

How to Remove Tree Sap From Your Car Effectively

If you live in an area with a lot of trees, you’ve probably dealt with tree sap on your car. Tree sap is quite acidic and can do permanent damage to your paint, so you need to deal with it quickly. It’s an issue we see frequently in our detailing business so we have a few tips that may help you. Here are a few things you should, and shouldn’t, do to remove tree sap from your car. 5 Tips … Read More

Top 10 DIY Auto Detailing Tips

While professional detailing is the always the best option, there are times when you need to do a quick DIY between visits to your detailer. Auto detailing doesn’t have to take forever and cost a fortune. With a little elbow grease and these 10 auto detailing tips, you can keep your car clean and well-maintained, inside and out. Top 10 DIY Auto Detailing Tips #1 Car polish isn’t car wax Many people think car polish and car wax are the … Read More

Tesla Announces Vegan Leather Seats – Here’s How to Protect Them

Tesla has always been at the forefront of the eco-friendly car movement, and with their recent removal of leather seating options, they take another key step towards a more sustainable automobile industry. Cutting back on waste has always been Tesla’s primary concern and it has helped them connect with customers who share the same values. Tesla’s vegan leather seats deliver the luxurious experience you would expect from a high-end car while staying true to their mission to reduce their impact … Read More

Vehicle Clear Coat: What You Need to Know

Have you noticed that the paint on new cars has improved over the years? Auto manufacturers now use a 2 stage painting system. The first layer is the basecoat, which is what provides the visual properties like color. The second layer is the vehicle clear coat which is meant to deepen the color of paint and give it a nice glossy look. Let’s dive deeper into what the clear coat is and what it does and doesn’t do for your … Read More

Top Reasons Your Mercedes Benz Needs a Ceramic Coating

When it comes to cars, nothing can outclass a Mercedes Benz. Mercedes cars are easily distinguishable by their luxurious interiors and striking designs that reimagine classic car aesthetics. They also, as you know, don’t come cheap. You want to maintain that luxurious appearance and retain the value of your car, so how do you go about protecting your new Mercedes? One way is to apply a ceramic coating. So what exactly is so great about a ceramic coating? Why Does … Read More

How to Correctly Care for Satin Finish Car Paint

Just about every car you see on the road today has a smooth, glossy finish. There’s nothing wrong with this of course, but if you want your car to really stand out from the crowd you need something unique. Satin finish paint is gaining in popularity among auto enthusiasts, giving a flat but striking look to your car. One thing to keep in mind is that you can’t care for satin finish car paint the same way you do gloss … Read More