People looking to book a car detail commonly mistake car detailing with car washing. Since both involve cleaning the vehicle, it is easy to understand why there can be confusion. When it comes to actual detailing, there is a lot more that goes into it.
With a car wash, the main goal is to remove the dirt, dust, salt, and grime that collects on the outside of your vehicle. When it comes to a car detail, the goal or objective is to make a vehicle look like it just came off the lot. So, if you are asking yourself, “what is car detailing?” then the answer involves a trained and talented professional, applying a precise system to give your vehicle a truly masterful clean, inside and out.
Detailers use special equipment and cleaning agents to make our vehicle look good as new, and spend countless hours working on your vehicle to ensure 100% satisfaction.
Interior Car Detailing
Outer beauty is nothing compared to inner beauty. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that interior car detailing requires more effort and time than exterior detailing. A dirty interior is not only visually unappealing, it can also harbor bacteria and virus’s that could affect you and your family.
Cleaning a car’s interior is more than just washing with water and soap. It involves dedication and focus on all areas within.
Depending on the car detailer you visit, there are different ways to do interior car detailing.
However, the standard processes include:
Your carpets, seats, and trunk will receive a thorough vacuum. At Dr. D’s Detailing, this is typically the first step in our process. If it can be vacuumed, it will be vacuumed!
The mats, carpets, and upholstery will receive a deep brushing and scrubbing. This is where the real hard work begins for interior cleaning, and likely an area you don’t want to spend this much time on yourself. It’s time-consuming and exhausting. The goal in this stage is to remove all stains, marks, and imperfections that a regular wash will never be able to accomplish.
Next, every surface in the vehicle will receive a thorough wipe-down. This includes windows, door panels, your dashboard, etc. We use special agents to ensure a long-lasting shine.
A leather cleaner, saddle soap and leather soap are used to clean all the leather parts. As for the soapy areas, a damp cloth is used to remove the excess soap. If the leather is dry, a conditioner customized for leather can be used to make cleaning more efficient.
A glass cleaner is used to clean the glass. It ensures that the glass remains sparkling and ensures the driver’s view is not obstructed.
Exterior Car Detailing
Everyone always sees the outside of your vehicle first. That is why a great Exterior car detailing job is not just a quick wash of the exterior components of a car. A good car detailer will make the car gleam, minimize surface scratches, and should always apply a shielding paint sealant that will last!
The common exterior process includes:
Unlike a car wash, detailing is done by hand. A high-powered wash and dry, followed by a mild soap, gets the exterior wash started.
Any traces of over spray, like watermarks and soap scum, can be rubbed out with a clay bar.
After a car has been used for a while, it is normal that it loses its polish or shine. Therefore, in this process, the original polish is restored.
Finally, a sealant is applied to give your vehicle that glossy finish you’re looking for. Some deluxe detail packages can contain a surface wax, but this isn’t guaranteed at every dealership.
Top 5 Advantages of Regular Auto Detailing
Regular appointments with a car detailing expert can have tremendous benefits for your vehicle.
5 of the most impressive benefits of auto detailing, include:
If you are looking for amazing car detailing services in Halifax, NS, look no further than Dr. D’s Detailing. We have different packages offering different detailing services at budget-friendly prices.
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I offer paint correction and interior detaling. I have pickup and drop off service and look forward to providing top notch auto detailing services to the St. Margarets Bay area