Car detailing involves cleaning the tires, interior, and undercarriage, as well as polishing and waxing the exterior. It might not seem like there are reasons to get your car detailed besides aesthetic ones, but detailing is actually an important part of preventative maintenance.

Your car's paint acts as a protective layer between the metal underneath and outside elements. Keeping your paint job lustrous with a wash and wax serves the very important purpose of preventing rust, corrosion, and chipping, which can damage other parts of your car and just don't look good. Plus, dirt in or on your headlights can significantly reduce visibility and available light.

The same goes for the undercarriage. This is where the majority of road salt and other harmful materials build up, so washing it regularly will prevent rusting. Rust is a serious problem-you have to remove it as soon as it starts because it spreads so quickly. Prevention is the best medicine.

Clean tires and wheels are another reason to get your car detailed. Tires are your only point of contact with the road, so they accumulate a lot of dirt and plenty of other unsavory substances that can't be removed with just soap and water. A professional detailer will remove all that grime and shine your wheels to boot.

Then there's the interior. For most people, cleaning the inside of your car is kind of troublesome, unless you have outlets outside and a few hours free. When you get your car detailed, technicians will clean every last inch of your car with professional supplies and apply dressing to vinyl and leather interiors to give your seats that extra layer of protection.

Last but not least, detailing can raise your car's value by up to $1000, so if you're reselling soon, get it detailed!