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Detailer stresses car maintenance during interview

January 04, 2012
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NAPA, CA — A detailer here stressed the importance of clay bar treatments and waxing during an interview with the Napa Valley Register.

Readers sent in questions for the Dec. 27 article, and Joe Jacobs, owner of New Life Auto Salon, responded to 10 of them.

Jacobs recommended a clay bar treatment and wax application for car paint jobs that feel rough after a wash, the story noted.

He also let readers know that a car’s interior and paint job require regular maintenance just like the engine.

Jacobs revealed that he wasn’t sure about opening a detail shop along with his smog check business at first. “I said, ‘If we can’t be the best, I’m not doing it. We’re not going to be just a detail shop; we’re going to be the very best auto detail shop.’ I don’t cut corners. If you can’t do it right, it’s not worth doing.”