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The Ultimate Guide to Auto Detailing in the Summer Months

Summer is here and the scorching sun and increased outdoor activities can take a toll on your vehicle. Auto detailing during the summer months is not just about keeping your car looking pristine, but also about protecting it from the harsh elements. At APC Auto Spa, we offer a range of services designed to maintain and enhance your vehicle's appearance and longevity during the summer season.

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Why Summer Detailing is Essential

  • Protection Against UV Damage: The intense summer sun can wreak havoc on your car’s paint, causing it to fade and deteriorate. UV rays can also damage interior surfaces like dashboards and leather seats, leading to cracks and discoloration. Our ceramic coatings, such as Ceramic Pro, provide a durable layer of protection that shields your car from harmful UV rays, preserving its appearance and value.

  • Enhanced Cooling Efficiency: A clean exterior helps your car stay cooler by improving airflow and reducing the workload on your air conditioning system. Detailing your vehicle removes dirt and grime that can obstruct airflow, making your car more fuel-efficient and comfortable.

  • Preventing Corrosion and Stains: Summer brings dust, pollen, tree sap, and bird droppings, all of which can damage your car’s paint if not removed promptly. Regular detailing creates a protective barrier against these elements, preventing stains and corrosion.

  • Maintaining Interior Hygiene: Summer heat can turn your car’s interior into a breeding ground for germs and allergens. A thorough interior detailing, including vacuuming, steam cleaning, and conditioning, ensures a clean and hygienic environment, which is especially important for long summer road trips.

Services Offered by APC Auto Spa

  • Ceramic Pro Sport Package: Provides hydrophobic properties and a high gloss finish with a single layer of Ceramic Pro Sport. Duration: up to 6 months.

  • Ceramic Pro Bronze Package: Offers enhanced gloss and hydrophobic properties with a single layer of Ceramic Pro Light. Duration: 2 years.

  • Ceramic Pro Silver Package: Includes one layer of Ceramic Pro 9H and one layer of Ceramic Pro Light for comprehensive protection. Duration: 5 years.

  • Ceramic Pro Gold Package: Offers maximum protection with four layers of Ceramic Pro 9H and one layer of Ceramic Pro Light. Lifetime warranty.

The line up of ceramic coating products from ceramic pro
Ceramic Pro offers coatings for all the surfaces of your vehicle!

  • Ceramic Pro ION Package: Features advanced ion exchange technology for superior durability and gloss. Duration: up to 7 years.

  • Ceramic Pro Ultimate ION Package: Provides the highest level of protection with two layers of Ceramic Pro ION Base and one layer of ION Top Coat. Duration: up to 10 years.

Ceramic Pro ION is exclusively sold to Elite dealers ensuring the best possible installation
Ceramic Pro ION is the next generation of ceramic coatings

Paint Protection Film (PPF)

Our Paint Protection Film offers advanced self-healing properties, protecting your vehicle from chips, scratches, and other road hazards. It’s pre-coated with Ceramic Pro for additional protection.

Graph showing the different layers of paint protection film PPF

Window Tinting

Ceramic IR Window Tint uses a combination of the newest technologies in heat rejection and thermal conductivity. Ceramic Pro has spent over a decade working with the most innovative Ceramic Coatings, and we have brought the knowledge of Nano-ceramic technologies to our KAVACA Ceramic IR product line. Nano ceramic particles are transparent and do not affect the VLT, but rather are focused on blocking the Infrared heat and UV bandwidth. This enables the KAVACA Ceramic IR to block over 99% of the UV Rays and 88% of the IR Heat even at the 70 VLT which is almost clear to most people.

Many companies will use metal particles to accomplish heat rejection, but metallic films reflect light and radio waves as well which causes more glare from your windows and spotty cellular signals. Using Nano-ceramic particles in KAVACA Ceramic IR, the energy from the sun is absorbed, creating a more comfortable temperature and more rich black appearance while ensuring GPS reception and reliable cellular phone service.

Graph showing the different properties of Ceramic Pro Ceramic IR window tint

Auto Detailing

  • Exterior Detailing:

  • Waterless Wash: Ideal for conserving water while effectively removing dirt and grime.

  • Decontamination Wash with Clay: Removes bonded contaminants from the paint surface, leaving it smooth and ready for polishing.

  • Single-Stage Polish: Enhances the gloss and clarity of your car’s paint by removing minor imperfections.

  • Interior Detailing:

  • Vacuuming and Steam Cleaning: Thoroughly cleans carpets, seats, and floor mats, removing dirt, dust, and allergens.

  • Leather Conditioning: Prevents cracks and fading in leather seats, keeping them supple and looking new.

  • Dashboard and Console Cleaning: Cleans and protects against UV damage and dust accumulation.

  • Odor Removal: Ensures a fresh and pleasant interior environment, perfect for long summer drives.

Summer Detailing Tips

  1. Wash Your Car in the Shade: Avoid washing your car in direct sunlight to prevent soap from drying too quickly and leaving spots.

  2. Use pH-Neutral Car Shampoo: Protect your car’s paint by using products designed specifically for automotive use.

  3. Condition Leather Seats: Prevent cracks and fading by regularly conditioning leather surfaces.

  4. Apply Tire Protectant: Keep your tires looking fresh and prevent cracking by using a quality tire gel or foam.

  5. Remove Bug Splatters Promptly: Bugs can etch into the paint if left too long in the heat. Use a detail spray to remove them quickly.

Auto detailing during the summer months is crucial for maintaining your vehicle’s appearance and performance. At APC Auto Spa, we offer a comprehensive range of services to protect and enhance your car. Whether you’re preparing for a summer road trip or just want to keep your car looking its best, our expert team is here to help.

Visit APC Auto Spa or call us at 425-818-2820 to book your appointment today. Enjoy the summer with a car that looks and feels brand new!

1 Comment

Jul 10

Excellent ad. I look forward to stopping by to get a quote

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