So having ordered a new car this week the dealer tried to upsell the list of add ons as they do. I listen politely then refuse them all thank you. It feels like PPI for the automotive industry. Anyhow it's got me thinking. I've never been into "detailing" but our new car will have Designo Mystic Blue paint and Porcelain leather. It won't be a daily driver but I would like to keep it looking new as long as possible. Should I "protect" the leather and paint from day one professionally (not through the dealer of course)? I've seen mention (in other threads) of ceramic paint coatings and such, none of which I have any knowledge about. What is the best course of action for a new car? I will also add to this that I am inherently lazy when it comes to washing cars and things of this nature and as such there won't be any "I spent 12 hours polishing this" threads from me ever. There might be - "I paid someone to do this look how shiny it is" threads though.