Auto detailing or car detailing refers to cleaning and protecting your car from top to bottom using various tools and different techniques which are usually not used in the traditional car cleaning or car washing methods. Auto detailing involves a few cosmetic touch-ups here and there to repair your car’s paintwork. The aim of detailing is to make sure that your car looks as good as new when you take it out of the detailing workshop by removing the scratch and swirl marks on the car. The detailing process although does not involve paintwork and body repairs on the car.
Exterior Car Detailing – It involves vacuuming, restoring, and surpassing the original condition of the exterior constituents of a vehicle, such as tires, windows and wheels, among other visible components. Products include but are not limited to: polishes, wax, detergents and degreasers.
Interior Car Details – is a much longer and detailed process. The interior detailing process is much more extensive and involves cleaning, vacuuming, dashboard polishing etc. The interior detailing process is much more time consuming due to the importance that is given to every detail.
Your general, generic car wash will take up the form of a wash and vac, which will involve a shampoo wash (of the whole car including wheels and tyres), a dry off using a towel to stop any water spots or streaks, and sometimes a spray wax. That’s pretty much as far as it goes, unless you go to a fancy car wash place and they offer you an air freshener that, more often than not, smells like cheap lemony household cleaning products. Average time of detail will be about 2.5 hours.
Advantages: You should be able to expect a top end job from a company that bills themselves out to be a top end or quality detailer. Even people who have had detail work done before should be happy with the work done by one of these companies (or individuals).