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

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

What is a Paint Protection Coating?

For the longest time, the best type of car paint protection was thought to be carnauba wax. While professional grade car waxes are good products if used properly, wax does have some limitations. A revolutionary new category of paint protection has begun to replace wax. Let’s take a closer look at exactly what this new process entails. Latest in Paint Protection When car owners hear the term ‘car paint coating’ or ‘paint protection coating’ they sometimes assume the term refers … Read More

For Best Results Deliver Your New Car Directly to Your Ceramic Coating Installer

So you’ve decided to get a ceramic coating for your brand new car. It’s a smart step towards providing the most modern and effective method of paint protection for your vehicle that the market has to offer. But what should your next step be? If you were thinking of letting the dealership give your car a courtesy detail service before you pick it up, then think again. The best option is to make arrangements to have your new car delivered … 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's 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

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

The Best Way to Repair Car Paint Chips

My car’s paint is chipped. What’s the best way to repair it? One of the most common questions we get is from car owners who notice that their car’s paint is chipped. They want to know the best way to repair car paint chips. They often wonder if they can do it themselves or if they should have the chipped paint repaired professionally. Car paint was never designed to last forever. On a daily basis, it is assaulted by environmental … Read More