Frequently asked questions

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When is the best time of year to get my car detailed?

Don’t forget the winter months are the most crucial time to detail due to the rapid changes in temperature, road construction, salt and other elements that are especially hard on your vehicles exterior. Not to mention that the Magnesium Chloride they are using on the roads these days is proving to be even more harmful than we thought to the exposed surfaces of your car. While it’s easy to rationalize that “it’s just going to get dirty again anyway”, properly applied sealant is your only defense! Plus it makes it easier to wash off all that harmful grime.

What if its going to rain?

Rain doesn’t effect the detailing process. If you see the weather and it’s goin to be raining or snowing, make sure that you contact us by phone prior to noon time the day before your scheduled appointment and we can reschedule your vehicle.

“How often should a vehicle be detailed?”

We recommend at least 2 to 5 times a year depending on your driving and car washing habits and how you store your vehicle. Is it parked inside or outside most of the time? Do you wash it every other day or maybe only once a month? How do you wash it? Do you spend so much time in your vehicle that you feel like it’s your home? These are just some of the determining factors that we consider in recommending what maintenance schedule is best for you.

Will detailing increase my car's value?

Detailing has proven to be effective in getting you a better resale/trade-in price.  So, if you are planning on selling/trading your car, make sure to have it detailed within a week of selling/trading it.  It is usually when selling a vehicle that most people consider detailing. But, by that time (an average of 5 years) the vehicle has too much wear and tear to restore it to a like new condition. That’s why we urge our customers to think of auto detailing as a maintenance program the same as changing the fluids, getting a tune-up or rotating the tires. Most people don’t realize that in most cases, it is less expensive to replace the engine than to replace a “factory paint job”!

How long do I need to leave my vehicle for Ceramic Coating application?

In order for us to spend a sufficient amount of time preparing your vehicle’s paint and applying the coating, you will need to leave your vehicle with us for at least one day, and potentially multiple days depending on the state of your car’s paint and the options you choose. Please contact usto determine the exact length of time we will need for your vehicle.

Will a Ceramic Coating eliminate the danger of scratches, rock chips and swirl marks?

No. A Ceramic Coating does not make your car bullet-proof. In fact, the scratch resistance of Ceramic Coatings is often exaggerated. While the surface of a cured Ceramic Coating is harder than a vehicle’s factory clear coat, it is still susceptible to chips and scratches.

Is Ceramic Coating an alternative to Paint Protection Film?

No. While a Ceramic Coating does provide a level of protection for your cars paint, it is no substitute for the comprehensive protection provided by a premium Paint Protection Film (otherwise known as Clear Bra). A premium Paint Protection Film is far thicker than a Ceramic Coating, and its surface is designed to self-heal from chips and scratches.

What are the benefits of detailing?

Auto detailing is probably the best and most valuable maintenance program for your vehicle. Car detailing is an important single process that covers a wide variety of techniques and products which, to get the best results, require considerable skill to apply. It is considered an efficient renovation and protection of the various surfaces of a vehicle to keep it working in good condition.

Can you get the vomit smell out of my car?

Yes, we do puke!   Life happens.  We specialize in barf from toddlers, college kids and dogs.   The sooner the better so don’t hesitate and let things bake in.

Which brand do you recommend?

We are factory trained and certified installers of Opti-Coat Pro+

What is the difference between Ceramic Coating and Wax?

Ceramic Coatings and traditional waxes or sealants serve similar purposes. Both are aimed at providing a level of protection from environmental contaminates and enhancing a vehicle’s gloss. However, a Ceramic Coating is a higher performing and more permanent solution. While a traditional wax has to be reapplied every few months, a Ceramic Coating provides multi-year protection. See our page on Ceramic Coatings to learn more.