The easiest way to keep your new or pre-owned Lexus in showroom condition is to have it regularly detailed. By keeping both the inside and outside in pristine condition, you are protecting the paintwork, creating a more comfortable and healthier cabin environment, and improving the resale value of your car. Here is a quick guide to car detailing and polishing to help you choose which service is best for you.
Car detailing does much more than just remove dirt and stains. There are two parts to a full detailing – interior and exterior.
This is a thorough ‘deep clean’ of your cabin, from the floor mats and carpets to the headliner and door panels. Every inch of the textiles and upholstery is shampooed to remove any ground-in dirt, dried and brushed to bring the knap back and make it look brand new. Specially-designed commercial vacuum cleaners are used to get into every corner including the seams in the seats, ensuring there is no hiding place for any dust or dirt.
All plastic and vinyl surfaces are carefully cleaned and polished, while leather trim is professionally cleaned and treated to remove any marks. Finally, the interior glass surfaces are cleaned so that not a single smudge or fingerprint is visible.
An exterior detailing takes care of the outside of your Lexus, from the wheels and tyres right up to the roof. A thorough washing starts the process, which removes all of the external dirt. This is done with great care so as not to scratch the paintwork and to prepare the surface for waxing and polishing afterwards. While washing will not remove any scratches, it will allow our team to examine your paintwork and recommend if any Smart Repairs are required to eliminate any blemishes.
Once the car has been completely cleaned, it’s hand polished and waxed to bring out the shine and deep colour of the paint. The waxing process puts a layer of wax on top of your paintwork, effectively sealing in the shine and creating a barrier against dirt and grime.
Often, wheels and tyres are overlooked when cleaning a car. Our team of detailing technicians are committed to every detail and that means getting into every groove and crevasse of your Lexus’ rims to remove any dirt that may tarnish those exquisite alloys.
Regular detailing can have a wide range of benefits. Not only does it preserve the integrity of your paintwork and keep your interior looking like new, but it can stop rust from taking hold, and prevent long-term deterioration or damage from affecting the value of your vehicle.
Keeping the interior fresh and clean also creates a healthier, more pleasant environment for your passengers. And again, if you’re planning to sell your Lexus in the UAE, removing any traces of dirt, food, and odours like cigarette smoke will make your vehicle much more appealing to potential buyers.
Polishing on its own should be done every few months (it doesn’t need to be done every time you wash your car), and a full detail every six to 12 months. This helps protect the paintwork from scratching and damage from UV light, which can cause unprotected paintwork to fade. If you’re planning to sell your car in the UAE, it’s best to book for a full detailing and waxing before so that you can achieve the best price.
To find out more about the professional Detailing and Polishing service from Lexus or to book in to get your Lexus looking its best, contact us today or book online.