Frequently Asked Questions
Your vehicle is depreciating every time you use it, making regular care and maintenance a key to holding its value. Regular washing is important care for your car, but it needs more than an outside suds on a regular basis. Car detailing goes one step further in the upkeep of your major investment.
The process of car detailing is thorough and precise, going above and beyond regular washing. In some cases, there are additional services that will extend the cleanliness of your car. The comprehensive service known as car detailing will return your vehicle’s interior and exterior to an almost-new state.
Let’s explore some of your frequently asked questions and the answers to car detailing:
What is auto detailing?
The specialized process of car detailing involves returning your vehicle to an almost-new state, just like it was in the showroom. The interior and exterior of your car will look like you just drove it off the lot.
What is the job of an auto detailer?
An expert auto detailer has certain company standards to follow, but will also clean your car according to any specifications you provide. The process followed by an auto detailer can include comprehensive washing, buffing, and waxing the exterior, followed by steaming, vacuuming, and deodorizing the interior. Then there are detailed inspections of the work, and a record of your vehicle’s condition will be kept.
Will stains be removed by auto detailing?
Even difficult stains throughout your vehicle’s interior should be removed when you take your car to an expert auto detailing company. Be sure to point out any stains and they will be able to clean even those stubborn spots in the upholstery.
Can auto detailing remove scratches in the paint of my car without repainting it?
Car detailing can help with minor scratches of paint. If they are light surface scratches, they can be removed by compounding and isolating the surface of the scratched area. If the scratches have gone through one or two of the paint’s clear coat, they can be wet sanded out by the car detailer. If they are deep or have gone through the clear coat of the paint completely, then they will likely have to be repainted.
How much time will it take for a car detail?
Depending on how dirty your vehicle is when you take it to the detailer, as well as the skill and experience of the car detailer, the process of detailing your car can take anywhere from a half an hour to a full day.
How do I know if my car needs to be waxed or polished after washing?
You can check the condition of your car’s paint in one of two ways:
- Wash and dry your car, then run your hand lightly along the upper surfaces. If there are any rough spots or it doesn’t feel smooth, you need to wax the car.
- After spraying the car with water, check the beading of the water drops. A tight bead means the paint is protected. But loose beads or no beads means the car is not protected and needs to be waxed immediately.
My vehicle is full of pet hair. How do I get rid of it?
The A LA CARTE menu that we offer includes cleaning and eliminating pet hair. We are experts at finding all the pet hair using our specialized air system and hand cleaning. We’ll make sure to get all the hair out of your vehicle.
When and how often does my car need professional detailing?
The timing for car cleaning and detailing depends on your preferences, as well as the condition of the vehicle. A general rule is detailing two times a year. If your car dirties faster, it’s worth getting it done more often. A regular schedule of auto detailing will keep your car in better condition and extend its life and value.