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

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

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

Tips for Cleaning and Protecting Alcantara Interior Car Surfaces

Alcantara is a product similar to suede that is most commonly found on interior trimming, seats, and steering wheels. Much like suede it is delicate and must be handled with care but don’t let that scare you off, armed with the right knowledge cleaning and protecting Alcantara is no problem at all. Tips for Protecting Alcantara Interior Car Surfaces Don’t use Harsh Cleaning Products As with anything else, your Alcantara surfaces need to be cleaned. Not doing so can cause … Read More

I want to protect my new car’s paint. What are my options?

A new car is a big investment, and you want to protect that investment. You take pride in your car’s appearance and you want to maintain the resale value as much as possible. Unfortunately, there are many things that can damage your new car’s paint including harmful particles from the environment and UV damage from the sun. Unless you want to keep that beautiful new car in the garage for the rest of its days, the best way to protect … Read More

5 Reasons We Use Optimum No Rinse Wash & Shine (ONR)

There’s nothing better than the sight of your brand new car glistening in the sun, but there’s nothing worse than realizing that shiny new paint job is now a dull mess because you used a cheap cleaner! While there are many good brands of car cleaner out there, at Details Matter we use Optimum No Rinse Wash & Shine (ONR) and here are the 5 reasons why. 1. It’s Versatile Optimum No Rinse is an all-purpose car cleaner. From washing the … Read More

Are Your Tires Turning Brown? That’s Tire Blooming!

Living in Florida means you get a lot of hot, humid, sunny weather with frequent rains. Naturally, this type of weather takes a toll on your car. You may have noticed a layer of brown covering your ordinarily black tires when your car has been out of the garage for long periods of time. We see this phenomenon frequently in our detailing service. That’s tire blooming. We explain what it is and how to clean and protect your tires below. … Read More