A Guide to Detailing Your Luxury Car

January 29th, 2024 by

Buying a new Porsche is the type of life moment you’ll never forget. Working to keep your Porsche in pristine condition year-round is perhaps not as memorable, but immeasurably important nonetheless. Though there are steps you can personally take to care for your vehicle, there will be times when your own efforts aren’t enough. 

That’s where taking your Porsche in for an in-depth cleaning comes into play. Courtesy of Porsche Lehigh Valley, these are the basics of detailing and what it entails. 

Detailing: What Exactly Is it? 

Detailing – sometimes referred to as reconditioning – is a thorough deep-cleaning process in which your interior, exterior, and tires are cleaned and polished. This can involve a combination of washing off dirt and grime from the surface, cleaning out hard-to-reach areas of the interior, buffing out scratches in the paintwork, glass cleaning, waxing, headlight restoration, and much more. 

It’s entirely up to you how thorough you want to be with your detailing process. Just keep in mind that your new Porsche Cayenne requires more care and attentiveness than your average vehicle. You’re driving the type of car that deserves to be kept in prime condition, and for that, we’d recommend a full interior/exterior package. Consider also investing in extra services offered, such as waxing, polishing, or ceramic coating.

Stay on Top of Mother Nature 

Before taking your car in for detailing, make sure you’re following all commonsense aspects of your daily upkeep. After all, if you stained an expensive piece of clothing, you would rush to get it dry-cleaned. In the same sense, you shouldn’t ignore any blemishes on your Porsche for elongated periods of time. Oils, dirt, and bird droppings have a subtle corrosive effect that can erode your car’s paint if left to linger. When it comes to the interior, dirt, gravel and sand can accumulate quickly, threatening to damage the carpeting and upholstery. Be sure to vacuum out your Porsche once a week to stay on top of debris and preserve your car’s fresh scent. 

Also be mindful of the elements conspiring to damage your car. Keep your Porsche stowed away inside on rainy days, as rainwater can activate dry sediment on the finish, which can then damage the exterior if not removed. Even UV rays from the sun can cause the paint to crack and peel over time. To combat this, use some form of sealant wax after washing your car to help shield its surface from the sun. Additionally, use a car cover if you don’t have an interior space to keep your Porsche stored in. 

Preparing For Detailing 

If you’ve decided it’s time to give your Porsche the thorough detailing it deserves, there are steps you can take beforehand to prepare. 

  1. Know Your Vehicle. The preferred products and chemicals used for detailing vary depending on your vehicle’s make and model. Be sure to know the ins and outs of your Porsche so you can avoid damaging it with inferior materials. 
  1. Clean the Interior and Wash the Exterior. This may sound redundant, but think of it as rinsing your dishes before you place them in the dishwasher. It will allow the detailers to save time and focus on more difficult areas of the car if the interior is vacuumed and the exterior is washed beforehand. 
  1. Know what services your garage or dealership offers. Here at our Vinart Reconditioning Center at Porsche Lehigh Valley, we offer a variety of detailing and restoration options. Know which services are offered and how compatible they are with your car before taking it to your appointment. 

No Devil in These Details 

Schedule your service appointment today with our Reconditioning Center here at Porsche Lehigh Valley. We offer both interior and exterior detailing in addition to paint correction, headlight restoration, and scratch and dent repair. With our team of accomplished reconditioning technicians on the job, we’ll have your Porsche looking like it belongs back on the showroom floor.