The Details Matter Blog

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

Ceramic Pro Coating Options for Your Car’s Interior

An often overlooked aspect of maintaining your car is caring for the interior surfaces. You may not be able to buff plastic to a glossy sheen, but you’ll be spending most of your time inside the car so it pays off to have a clean and well-maintained interior. One of the best options for protecting your car’s interior is a professional protective coating, and Ceramic Pro offers some of the best professional coatings around. Ceramic Pro interior coatings are hydrophobic, creating a protective … 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

Tips For Protecting Your New Ferrari and Exterior and Interior

Owning a brand new Ferrari is a matter of great pride and joy, but also of concern. You’ve just made a huge investment and you want to protect it. Here are some tips for protecting your new Ferrari’s exterior and interior surfaces: Paint Protection Package vs Ceramic Coating Most car dealerships offer a paint protection package for new cars to protect their exteriors. The package can include products like Permaplate and Cilajet, which are polymer sealants designed to provide a protective … 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

Is Your Detailer a Member of the IDA?

Over the years, as customer demand for car detailing grew, more and more players joined the industry to cash in on the demand. Many of the new detailers had very little idea about the actual work of car detailing and often ended up doing more harm to cars than good. The Need For IDA There was a very clear need to set a certain standard of performance that car detailing companies could aspire to in order to provide the customer … Read More

Automotive Paint Protection Has Come a Long Way

As long as there have been cars, there have been car enthusiasts worried about ruining their car’s paint job. The wear and tear a car endures on a daily basis creates the perfect opportunity for damage to the car’s exterior finishes. Let’s take a look at the history of automotive paint protection up to present times.* As you can see, automotive paint protection has come a long way. Some of the highlights include: Car Wax In the 1940s, a Chicago company … Read More

Avoid These 10 Things if you Want to Keep Your Car Looking Like New

Your automobile is an investment that must be kept in good condition. You want to keep the exterior paint clean and unblemished. There are several ways to protect car paint and keep it in prime condition. Some of these are common sense and some take a little extra effort but are worth it. Following these tips will help you keep your car looking like new longer. 10 Things to Avoid to Keep Your Car Looking Like New Shopping carts are a major … Read More

Should I Invest in Ceramic Coating for my new Camaro?

Getting a new Camaro can be a time of great joy and excitement. But for any genuine car enthusiast, that excitement is tempered by anxiety as you contemplate the Camaro’s glittering new exterior and pristine interior and imagine what just a few days on the road will do to all that shiny polish, leather seats and chrome wheels. The best way to ensure your Camaro’s shine does not fade away mere days after you purchase it is to invest in paint … Read More

How to Prevent Water Spots on Car Windows

Water spots are a frequent problem for car owners. There’s something particularly infuriating about getting your car freshly cleaned only to have the spots reappear within days. It’s nearly impossible to prevent water spots on your car windows, however, you can take steps to avoid the source of water spots and try to minimize them residue that water leaves behind. Understanding Water Spots Before treating them, first you need to understand the nature of water spots. The source of the problem … Read More