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  • Writer's pictureJahdiel Martinez

When it comes to auto detailing, it's not just a simple car wash. It's a comprehensive process that aims to go beyond the surface, restoring and enhancing the appearance of your vehicle. If you're considering auto detailing but have questions about the process, duration, specific services, and additional offerings, this blog post will provide you with the answers you need to make an informed decision.

1. What does the auto detailing process entail?

Auto detailing involves a meticulous and systematic approach to cleaning, rejuvenating, and protecting your vehicle. Let's dive into the specifics:

  • Exterior Detailing: The exterior detailing process begins with a thorough hand washing to remove dirt, grime, and contaminants. A clay bar treatment follows (typically an add-on), eliminating embedded contaminants from the paint surface. Paint correction techniques are employed to remove swirl marks, scratches, and other imperfections. Polishing comes next to restore the paint's shine and clarity. To ensure long-lasting paint protection, a waxing or sealant application is performed. Additionally, tire and wheel cleaning and dressing, along with window cleaning, are included to ensure crystal-clear visibility.

  • Interior Detailing: Interior detailing focuses on revitalizing the inside of your vehicle. It starts with blowing out the interior with compressed air to loosen any debris stuck in tight areas, vacuuming carpets, upholstery, and floor mats to remove any debris. Steam cleaning or shampooing is then conducted to eliminate stains and odors from carpets and upholstery. Leather cleaning and conditioning are performed for applicable surfaces. Deep cleaning covers all interior areas, including the dashboard, console, door panels, and vents. Glass cleaning is done to provide streak-free visibility, and specialized techniques are used to address any lingering smells.

2. How long does it take to complete an auto detailing service?

The duration of an auto detailing service can vary based on several factors. These include the size and condition of the vehicle, the chosen package, and the expertise of the detailer. While a basic detailing service can take a few hours, more comprehensive services may require a full day or longer. It's always recommended to consult with the detailing provider beforehand to get an estimated time frame based on your specific needs. Our shop typically takes 2.5 for an interior and up to 4 hours for a full detail based on condition and size.

3. What specific services are included?

Auto detailing services typically encompass both interior and exterior cleaning and rejuvenation. Here are the services included in our interior and full detail packages .

Interior Package:

  • Vacuuming and spot cleaning of carpets, upholstery, and floor mats.

  • Shampooing and hot water extraction of carpets and upholstery.

  • Professional grade UV protection for doors and dashboard.

  • Leather cleaning.

  • Deep cleaning and sanitization of all interior surfaces.

  • Glass cleaning for streak-free clarity.

  • Door jambs and sills are cleaned and waxed.

Exterior Package:

  • Pre-wash to remove bugs, bird bombs, and road grime.

  • Hand washing and drying.

  • Tire and wheel cleaning.

  • Paint sealant application for paint protection.

  • Window cleaning.

  • Tires and trim dressing application.

4. Are there any additional services available?

Apart from the core detailing services, we offer additional services to address specific needs or concerns. Here are some common services:

  1. Paint Correction: Advanced techniques to remove deeper scratches, swirl marks, and paint imperfections.

  2. Ceramic Coating: A long-lasting protective coating for enhanced shine, durability, and resistance to environmental elements.

  3. Headlight Restoration: Restoring clarity and brightness to foggy or yellowed headlights.

  4. Paint Protection Film: Application of a transparent film to protect the vehicle's paint from rock chips, scratches, and other damage.

  5. Odor Removal: Specialized treatments to eliminate stubborn odors caused by smoke, pets, or spills.

  6. Pet hair removal

  7. Decal / Badge removal

  8. Engine Bay Cleaning

By understanding the auto detailing process, the duration involved, the specific services offered, and the availability of additional services, you can confidently choose the detailing package that suits your budget and needs.

If you're interested in booking a detail and getting on a maintenance plan with us, click here to view pricing and book an appointment.


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