What is Car Detailing?

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Essentially, car detailing gives your car a full suite of spa treatments—deep cleaning, refreshing surfaces, waxing— anything to rejuvenate the look and feel of your hard-working machine. Drivers in the greater Phoenix area are encouraged to regularly perform or schedule routine car detailing at a car wash to keep their vehicle in pristine condition like all of our used cars for sale. Car detailing will refresh your interior, have the exterior sparkling like new, preserve the value of your vehicle, and even keep you safer on Mesa roads.

Interior Car Detailing

Everything from the carpeting to the upholstery, steering column and center console are addressed by a car detail deep-clean. The following items should be collected (or will be used) to perform interior car detailing:

  • Microfiber cloths
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Canned air
  • Upholstery cleaner
  • Carpet stain cleaner
  • Surface protector for vinyl and leather surfaces
  • Window cleaner
  • A variety of small brushes (such as a toothbrush)
  • Car-safe cleaner

Maintaining the appearance of your interior is not only something to be proud of, it also can help you preserve the value or your vehicle should you ever sell it or trade it in. Taking take of your vehicle will certainly pay off.

Exterior Car Detailing

A detailed cleaning of your car’s exterior requires a different list of supplies, which you can gather or know that a professional will use to perform the cleanse. You’ll want to think about the windshield, bumpers, tires, hubcaps, and every crevasse in between. The following items are some (but not all) of the recommended exterior car detailing tools:

  • Detergent for removing surface particles
  • Wax remover
  • Clay bar for addressing tar, animal droppings, etc.
  • Waxes and sealants
  • Cloths and polishing pads
  • Washing mitts
  • Products to clean and protect rubber seals and moldings
  • Polish for wheels and trim
  • Glass cleaner
  • A small, soft detail brush other assorted scrubs that won’t scratch exterior paint

If you’re curious about car detailing prices, you’ll want to call around Surprise car washes and compare their prices to what it would cost you to gather the materials yourself.

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Just imagine that back seat area free of cracker crumbs, dog fur, and window stickers. And envision your exterior metalwork shining in the Glendale sun like new. As the name implies, a car detail leaves no stains, fries, or bird droppings uncleaned—leaving surfaces cleaner and safer with better visibility and clarity than provided by a typical car wash. If you happen to observe the need for other maintenance as you detail your car up close, it may be useful to browse our other car maintenance tips, such as how to check the oil.

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