Mobile Car Detailing: Expectation vs. Reality

Despite mobile car detailing becoming more popular, there are still quite a few misconceptions floating around. We want our customers to be 100% satisfied with the results of their mobile detailing service and in order for that to happen, they have to know what to expect. In this article, we’ll discuss common expectations and what their actual reality looks like so you can rest assured you know what to expect.

Expectation: All Mobile Car Detailers Operate the Same Way

Many people assume that all mobile detailing operations work the same way and offer the same services. It’s often mistaken that all mobile detailers operate 24-hours a day or that they all set-up shop somewhere in town for you to come by for a quick detailing for a lower, flat rate.

Reality: Each Mobile Car Detailing Operation is Different

“Mobile detailing” really just means that it’s an auto detailing company without a storefront. It doesn’t inherently mean that they provide detailing services at your location or that they operate for 24 hours. Some mobile detailing operations do have a storefront or garage of sorts, but not all. Others choose to offer speedy, cheaper detailing services at pop-up operations around their city. If you have a specific idea in mind for the type of mobile car detailing services you require, then ask the places around you if they provide that service, don’t just assume they do.

Here’s how we work: We operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We will come to whatever location you specify and detail your car, no hassle or effort required on your part.

Expectation: A Quick, Basic Exterior Detailing Will Make My Car Look Brand New

Many people think that all the different services mobile detailing operations offer are a way of gouging more money out of you. They think that the simple, $20-$30 quick wash you can get from a mobile detailing pop-up in a parking lot will provide the same results as the exterior/interior detailing that costs upwards of $100. After all, it is just washing your car, isn’t it?

Reality: If You Want Real Results, You’ll Have to Invest the Time and Money

In all honesty, if you’re cutting corners with your mobile car detailing, you can’t expect top-quality, professional results. Don’t get us wrong, those quick washes can be a great way to get your car washed, but it’s little more than a simple wash. The big exterior and/or interior detailing packages offered include things like waxing, applying sealants, vacuuming and shampooing the interior, and anything else your vehicle might require to get it looking like you just drove it out of the showroom. If you’re expecting huge results, don’t waste your time or money on a quick wash.

Expectation: Mobile Car Detailing is Always Cheaper than Traditional Car Detailing

This is yet another misconception that occurs because of people assuming all mobile detailing operations function the same way and cost around the same. Many people expect all mobile detailing operations to be less expensive than traditional detailing. For some, that’s the entire reason they chose mobile detailing in the first place!

Reality: Mobile Detailing Prices Vary

As we’ve said before, each mobile detailing company has its own unique policies and prices. Some may be very reasonably priced, others may seem like they’re trying to take advantage of you. We recommend doing your research to understand what all factors go into the pricing and to gain an understanding of the price range for detailing services in your area. In all reality, mobile detailing operations are more concerned with offering you the most convenience, not the lowest price.

If you’d like to set up auto detailing services, give us a call today at 800-557-5134 or visit our website. Our expert technicians will have your vehicle looking good as new without any inconvenience or hassle.

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