Car detailing is a process of thoroughly cleaning, restoring, and protecting the exterior and interior of a car to restore it to its original condition. It involves a variety of specialized services including hand washing and buffing, to name a few. There are many different types of car detailing services available today. From basic exterior wash and wax to complete interior detailing that includes vacuuming, shampooing carpets and upholstery, leather treatment, odor removal and more. Professional detailers use specialized tools and products to ensure that your car looks its best.
Whether you want to restore your vehicle’s shine or just keep it looking its best for years to come, choosing the right car detailing service is essential. With the right care and attention, you can keep your car looking new. In this article, we’ll walk you through a few basic types of car detailing services and what they entail.
Full-service detailing offers all the car detailing service has to offer. It includes everything from washing the car to waxing it to detailing the interior and tires. Many times, full-service details includes both complete interior and exterior detailing but they also tend to offer a few extras you can tack on with a minor fee like paint correction and ceramic coating.
Paint correction is an advanced form of detailing that removes swirl marks and scratches from the paintwork. This is a great option if your vehicle has already accrued some damages and you need them corrected. If you go with this option, you definitely want to finish with a wax or a sealant to protect the work and investment you made in restoring your vehicle’s shine.
Ceramic coating provides long-term protection for your car’s paintwork against UV rays, dirt, and other contaminants. UV rays cause the paint to fade, decreasing your resale value and damaging your paint. Dirt and other contaminants staying on your vehicle can cause dents, scratches, and damage to the paint (acidic debris like bug remnants can cause long-term damage to the paint).
Express detailing services focus on a few key areas like the windows and wheels. Express detailing is great if you’re looking for a spot clean or just need a little extra help with one difficult area. They tend to be a more affordable, faster, and more specific option if you’re in a jam.
Not every car detailing place offers express detailing services. This is largely because it takes a lot of effort for little payoff on their side of things. Frequently, the auto detailing companies that offer express detailing services are the same ones that do pop-up shops at various locations (often grocery stores, gas stations, or vacant lots).
Exterior or Interior Detailing
If you don’t opt for the full-service detail, all car detailing services offer both exterior and interior detailing independently, so you don’t have to pay for both if you don’t need both. Exterior detailing includes washing; waxing; polishing; sealant application; cleaning of headlights, windows, mirrors, etc.; detailing of tires; and more. Interior detailing focuses on the interior materials of your vehicle and includes vacuuming, steam cleaning, leather conditioning, stain treatments, and more.
While both exterior and interior detailing services are important, full-service detailing will be more comprehensive and more affordable in the long run.
While this is just a basic overview of detailing services available, you can find a complete list of the services Mobile Detailing Pros offers on our website once you select the type of vehicle you want detailed. If you’d like to schedule car detailing from the expert detailing technicians at your local Mobile Detailing Pros, visit our website or call us today.