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Why detail your car

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We get this question asked regularly, one of the main reasons to detail your car is to disinfect it and avoid getting sick and of course to drive a clean car.

Nowadays, we spent hours on our cars and to some of us its our office, dinner table, meeting room etc.. A simple wash does not take care of every corner and inch of your vehicle as a professional detailer we pay attention to edges and corners between seats, it is our main job to be detailed. Getting a detail job extends the life of your seats,carpets,paint rims etc.. because we use products to clean and protect.

Detail jobs are recommended every 3 months to keep your vehicle in top shape, this allows for a higher resale value and it shows that you really care for your car. Dealerships always are keen to cars that are well taken care of and they offer more than a dirty car when it comes to trading it in.

So don’t loose out on potential trade in value or even to be able to sell for the asking price.

 

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Pablo Acosta Owner and Operator of Don’t Divorce Your Car

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The flu virus in your car?

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According to a study done by the Harvard Health Watch, an average American spends 101 minutes per day driving. This brings and accumulates mounds of bacteria and germs that we bring in from all aspects of life, school,kids,work and the ground were we walk. All this gets trapped in every inch of our vehicle creating the perfect way for it to grow and get us sick.

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Keeping your ride rid of germs and bacteria may seem like a challenge to you but it is easier that you would think, keeping food and drinks to a minimum and disposing of trash can prevent undesired smells and mold. Wipes to clean the most used areas such as steering wheel, shifters, blinkers, door handles and radio. a few towels and a good spray bottle with a recommended interior cleaner with no bleach can assist when a spill happens or if kids get ill. Now the most complicated is our feet since we rarely watch were we step but if we dust our feet before entering our vehicle will definitely help also adding rubber mats is helpful.

Finally, replacing your cab Ac filter every 6 months helps in reducing odors and germs while using your AC and Heat

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At DDYC we take this seriously and we carry the perfect products and tools that will eliminate germs and bacteria but not harmful to you,kids and or pets.  We use an ionizer treatment that gets in every corner of the interior of our car and its applied after a through interior shampoo/steam and eliminates 99.9% of odors and harmful bacteria/germs. .

Book your ride today and mention this blog for 10% off

 

Preventing Clear Coat Failure

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A client came in today and requested a quote on his car, as the inspection progressed I noticed that like many cars on the road these days the clear started to “fail” (flake or bubble as some call it) unfortunately the only remedy is to have the car repainted. I advised the client that unfortunately there is nothing I can do to bring back a gloss. i referred them to a body shop and he will be back for a paint coating to avoid this issue.

His main concern was how did this happen? What can I do to prevent this? What is a clear coat? Before we answer lets understand the paint industry a bit:

In the 1930s, automakers started using paints called stoving enamels. These paints provided glossier shines and much faster drying times.

In 1950s and 1960s, auto makers started painting its cars with a new acrylic that required the cars to be baked after the acrylic was applied. This process gave the cars a consistent finish, but the finish wasn’t as glossy as that provided by stoving enamels. In 1960, they began using acrylic stoving enamels, which provided the tough finish with more shine.

In the late 1980s, car manufacturers began using urethane and polyurethane paints on their vehicles. After the application, clear coats were then applied. This resulted in durable and highly glossy finishes

Today the technology of automotive painting continues to evolve. Some car makers now use a process called electrocoating, which involves submerging vehicles in a primer bath and using electric currents to bind the coating to the metal and plastics

What is clear coat? it’s made up of a combination of products, solvents, fillers, resins, additives, and in the case of colored paint, pigments a clear coat is just automotive paint without pigments it is used to protect the paint layer and add gloss.

Now painting has gotten faster and efficient but it also comes with a price, manufacturers are not spending as much on paint and clear coat as they were previous decades leaving thin layers of protection that deteriorate if no proper car is maintained. So the million dollar question is how can I prevent it from happening? Cleaning the car at least once a month,adding a coat of wax or even better paint sealants or coating that last 24-48 months and parking in in a shaded area.

Clear coat failure is attached mainly to poor maintenance but it has variables, it has been sprayed thin layers, it has been reduced to minimum by wet sanding or buff and polish, heavy contaminants were left on the vehicle for longs periods of time.

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Protecting a new or pre-owned vehicle

It’s exciting when we are in the market for a new vehicle and like most of us we will keep it till the wheels fall off or we just decided that it’s time for a change.

Doing a mechanical preinspection is vital to a purchase whether is at a dealership or a 3rd party, but have you though of the condition of the paint and how much abuse it has taken? How the interior may not be clean for your family? Potential odors? Or if it was a smoker owned vehicle?

At DDYC we care about the car and want to make sure you get the most out of it, from having a clean santinized interior for your family and a smooth glass like exterior surface that demands less maintance, our  services will have you hugging your car.

The question is why should you opt for this care? 

Well, it’s simply long term care against premature wear of paint,surfaces or upholstery can cost hundreds of dollars and even in some cases unrepairable and not only your car will look awesome others will recognize and admire your ride.

This is an investment that will pay off in the long term, when selling or trading a car it is taken into consideration how the car was taken are of and it will definitely affect the value.

For more info on this subject or questions about our services reach us out at 7606512802 http://www.dontdivorceyourcar.com

Best regards

Pablo Acosta owner and operator of DDYC

Owning a black car

As a professional detailer I hear this all the time, I love the way black cars look but its hard to keep them that way!! I will never own a black car because it scratches easily!! Its hard to wash a black car with out adding swirl marks!!. Well I can tell you that with the proper products you can actually enjoy and drive a black car and not cause damage to it.


Although most of the damage can and will be repaired it’s always best to prevent it from happpening by adding coatings such as ceramic (best in the market and lastest the longest) and or  pait sealants. Now please be aware that dealerships dont really wash cars properly and damage can be shown even  before you have purchase the vehicle. At DDYC we will inspect vehicle and advise if paint correction is needed before applying any coatings.

This does not only apply to new cars, previously owned can also be corrected through a buff an dpolish process, DDYC specializes in bring back a like new paint condition to any vehicle regardless of age as long as the clear coat has not failed.

After applying coatings to your car, washing it willbe a breeze since in most cases the car does not even need to be brushed or scrubbed, a good rinse and or water less product will make a huge difference. You Still want to hire a professional detailer to care for your car and advise them you have a coating on your vehicle to avoid them from using corrosive products. 

Now the last step is to really enjoy your ride and drive with pride!!!

For more  info and how to protect your new or old ride contact us at (760) 6512802 email at pablo@dontdivorceyourcar.com

4th of July facts

Celebrating this 4th July fortifies what bonds us together being proud Americans. At DDYC we present you with some facts about this holiday that you might not be aware of. But before doing so please don’t drink and drive and if you celebrate with fireworks do so responsibly.

9 facts about 4th of July:

  1. Contrary to popular belief, only two Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The majority of signers penned their signatures on August 2, 1776.
  2. The holiday does not celebrate the signing of the Declaration; it celebrates theadoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress.
  3. In a now-famous letter to his wife, Abigail, dated July 3, 1776, John Adams made a prediction that the “Second Day of July” would be celebrated as American Independence Day, since the Congress had actually voted to sever ties with Great Britain the day before.
  4. Independence Day became a federal holiday in 1870.
  5. Other countries, including Denmark, England, Norway, Portugal and Sweden also celebrate the Fourth of July as a way to bring in American tourists.
  6. Our country now boasts 318.9 million citizens, but on the first Fourth of July there were only 2.5 million.
  7. The original draft of the Declaration of Independence was lost.
  8. The back of the Declaration of Independence says, “Original Declaration of Independence dated 4th July 1776.”
  9. The Pennsylvania Evening Post was the first newspaper to print the Declaration on July 6, 1776.


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Tire maintenance

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We all know that we need to do oil changes, tune ups and regular washes, but most of us do not upkeep our tires and they are an integral part of our vehicle. With out proper maintenance we can suffer from premature wear, stiff rides and or blowouts. Let’s be honest a good set of tires can be expensive specially when they should not have to be replaced.

Following this steps can definitely assist in prolonging its life:

1.- Check regularly your tire pressure using a tire gauge (amazon has a great digital one for under $15.00) match it to the manufacturer standard listed on your tire

2.- Rotate your tires every 5 to 6K miles

3.- Get an Alignment done at least every 10k miles to

4.-Keep away from parking in areas where there is glass, screws, nails and items that can puncture your tires.

Keeping your tires with proper air and maintenance can definitive keep you on the safe side while driving your car.

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PAblo Acosta Owner and Operator of DDYC