Finding the Perfect Detailing Shop
In short, an automotive detailing company cleans your vehicle both inside and out and in detail. In addition to having a very clean car, the process of car detailing will also help to keep the vehicle in excellent condition and therefore retain more resale value. The challenge when shopping for a detailing service is finding one that will cover all of your required aspects of detailing, stay in your budget, have a quick turnaround time, and do an exceptional job.
Over the next few months and years we will be engaging with you, answering your questions in our blog, outlining all of our services, and blogging about our thoughts on the industry and how we are trying to positively influence car culture in Victoria.
At CJ’s we work to give you extreme value along with exceptional attention to detail. Outlined below are all of the areas you should be looking for a in a great detail shop. We will include links to where you can read more about how we have you covered in these areas to help you make your decision. We value your business and think you deserve the absolute best quality available.
The paint on your car is a very delicate thing, and most reputable detailing services with deal with it in a three step process that cleans, corrects and protects the paint surface. The cleaning step consists of properly washing and drying the car to remove any dirt and grime. Next comes clay bar application, which removes contaminants in the clear coat such as industrial fallout, metal particles, dirt and tar. Once this has been done, if needed, the paint will be polished to remove any swirl marks and fine scratches before being sealed via waxing to protect the paint and help it to shine.
Chassis and Wheels
The undercarriage and chassis of your car should be cleaned along with the rest of the exterior. This not only includes directly under the car, but also inside the wheel wells and around the major suspension components such as anti roll bars and control arms. The plastic splash guards and inner fender liners should be dressed with a plastic protectant, and wheels and tires should be washed thoroughly before being dressed in a protectant that improves their lustre and protects from corrosion and cracking.
Interior detailing should at minimum include a cleaning of all carpeting and seating surfaces. This is done either by shampooing or by using a steam cleaner. In addition, all plastics and vinyl should be properly cleaned and dressed, and any leather should be conditioned and cleaned. This is not limited to the passenger area, and many thorough services will also include the trunk area in the detailing package.