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Cicada Season Ends: Revive Your Car's Exterior with Professional Detailing

As cicada season comes to an end, many car owners are breathing a sigh of relief.

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These noisy insects, emerging in swarms every few years, can wreak havoc on the exterior of your vehicle.


While their buzzing and clattering are a temporary inconvenience, the damage they leave behind can be long-lasting if not properly addressed.


In this blog post, we’ll delve into how cicadas can damage your car’s exterior and why it’s crucial not to leave any remnants on your vehicle. We’ll also highlight our comprehensive detailing services that can restore your car to its pristine condition.


The Cicada Invasion: A Seasonal Threat


Cicadas are known for their periodic emergence, sometimes in overwhelming numbers. Their sheer volume during these periods can be astonishing, with vehicles often bearing the brunt of their presence.


Cicadas are not just a noisy nuisance; their acidic bodily fluids can damage your car’s paint, and their dead bodies, if left unchecked, can become a breeding ground for bacteria and mold.


How Cicadas Damage Vehicle Exteriors


  1. Acidic Bodily Fluids: Cicadas secrete a fluid that is highly acidic. When this fluid comes into contact with your vehicle’s paint, it can cause etching and staining. If not cleaned promptly, these acidic secretions can penetrate the clear coat and damage the underlying paint, leading to costly repairs.

  2. Physical Impact: Cicadas, though not large, can cause physical damage when they collide with your vehicle at high speeds. Their exoskeletons are hard, and when they hit your car, they can chip the paint and even cause minor dents.

  3. Decomposing Bodies: When cicadas die, their bodies can stick to your vehicle’s surface. Over time, the decomposition process can leave unsightly marks and stains. Moreover, these remnants can attract other pests and create a breeding ground for bacteria.


The Importance of Immediate Cleaning


Leaving cicada remnants on your vehicle for an extended period can exacerbate the damage. The longer these remnants stay on your car, the more difficult they become to remove. The acidic fluids can etch deeper into the paint, and decomposing bodies can lead to stubborn stains.


Regular washing might not be sufficient to remove all traces of cicadas, and that’s where professional detailing comes into play.


Our Exterior Detailing Services


To combat the effects of cicada damage, we offer a range of exterior detailing services designed to restore your vehicle’s appearance and protect it from future harm. Our services include:


  1. Basic Wash: Our basic wash includes a thorough cleaning of your vehicle’s exterior to remove dirt, grime, and cicada remnants. We use pH-balanced soaps that are gentle on your car’s paint while effectively removing contaminants.

  2. Polish Enhancements: For those looking to restore the shine and luster of their vehicle, our polish enhancement service is ideal. We use high-quality polishes that remove minor scratches and swirls, leaving your car looking like new.

  3. Clay Bar Treatment: This service involves using a clay bar to remove embedded contaminants that regular washing cannot. It’s particularly effective in removing cicada remnants and other stubborn substances.

  4. Paint Correction: If your vehicle has suffered more severe damage, our paint correction service can help. We use advanced techniques to remove deeper scratches and restore the paint’s clarity and gloss.

  5. Ceramic Coating: For long-lasting protection, our ceramic coating service provides a durable, protective layer that shields your vehicle’s paint from future contaminants. It makes cleaning easier and ensures your car remains in top condition for longer.


Book Your Detailing Appointment Today


Cicada season may be ending, but the damage they’ve caused can linger. Don’t wait until it’s too late.


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Book an appointment with us today to restore and protect your vehicle’s exterior. Our expert detailing team is ready to provide the care and attention your car deserves.


Click here to schedule your detailing service and ensure your vehicle stays in pristine condition.

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