Although many people think a detail is just a really good cleaning, it is actually so much more. Think about a car wash like brushing your teeth vs. a car detailing which would be like going to the dentist to get a deep cleaning and fluoride treatment. Your car is subjected to the elements every day including sun, dirt, tree sap, bird droppings, tar, etc. Washing the car helps remove most of this debris but small contaminants actually adhere to the paint over time. Every time you wash your car the finish actually wears a little and ultra fine swirl marks will occur over time. Getting a professional car detail on the exterior of your car will not only deep clean the surface of your vehicle, but will remove those contaminants and restore your cars finish by buffing away the micro scratches and applying a protective sealer (kind of like fluoride for your teeth). When it comes to the interior of your car, an interior detail will deep clean all of your upholstery and leather. Our clients are always surprised at how much dirt actually is removed from a car’s interior, even if it looks clean to begin with.
Wax used to be the standard, but using a polymer based sealant instead offers a stronger and longer lasting protection for your vehicle. Detail Squad uses highest grade sealants that contain non-polymer molecules that bond to your paints surface. Typical car wax lasts about a month or 2-3 washes, where as a high grade sealant can last 5 to 10 times longer.
No. When choosing a detail company to service your vehicle, make sure they meet these minimum standards:
- Fully Licensed and Insured
- Do not use water that runs off onto the ground or sewer. It’s the law and you, the client, can be fined for hiring them. Learn more here.
- Use high-end professional equipment: Steam Carpet Extractor, High Speed Machine Polisher, Plush Microfiber Towels , etc.
- Use only high grade chemicals, sealants, conditioners, and leather treatment. Just because it’s shiny doesn’t mean it’s good for your vehicle.
- Courteous and professional staff. They should have years of experience and be able to explain the detail process.
There are a lot of choices when it comes to choosing a detailer. Just make sure you are getting an actual detail and not just a wash with a quick wax. Your vehicle is a major investment, a true detail will keep it looking great and help maintain its value.
A large portion of our clients choose to have their car, boat, or RV detailed when they are selling it for one simple reason…you will get more in return! A buyer of a used vehicle will pay more for a vehicle that is well maintained vs. a vehicle that may look neglected. It also helps you sell your vehicle quicker. Many dealerships hire the Detail Squad to perfect a car’s exterior and interior to a showroom quality.
Believe it or not, most new cars have never been properly detailed. They can spend weeks or months sitting on a lot collecting contaminants on the paint. Simply drag your finger across your car after it has been washed. If it doesn’t feel perfectly smooth and slick, it needs a detail. We have a Fresh Start package that is meant for new cars. We will clay bar the paint to remove any light contamination and then machine polished to perfection. We finish by applying an ultra high grade polymer sealant to protect your new car from the elements.