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

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

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

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

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

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

Protecting Your Car’s Interior is Just as Important as Protecting the Exterior

Most types of treatments geared towards protecting your car focus on the car’s exterior, but the interior of the vehicle is just as vulnerable to external contaminants and needs to be protected. Let’s look at an important option for protecting car interiors, professional interior coatings: Car Fabric and Leather Protection Every time your car is used, its interiors are subjected to dirt and contaminants that can damage and stain the fabric and leather surfaces. The seats, carpet and floor mats … Read More

Professional Detailing vs. The Bucket Brigade

If you have ever looked for someone to detail your car you know there is no shortage of “detailers” out there. Everything from brick and mortar establishments to a guy with a bucket and sponge in the trunk of his car. Detailing is an easy profession to get into. There is no official license, such as those for general contractors. There is no governing body to oversee detailers to ensure they are legit. There are thousands of people with little … Read More