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What Does Auto Detailing Include?

When you want your car to be really clean, your best bet is to seek out an auto detailing service

But if you’ve never detailed your car before, you may be wondering, what does auto detailing include?

To help you better understand what to expect from your car detailing service, we’ve put together this handy guide.

What is Auto Detailing?

Auto detailing is different from a car wash. Auto detailing is a more thorough process and its goal is to keep the vehicle in the best possible cosmetic condition. 

Essentially, it is a cleaning process that will restore the car to ‘like-new’ conditions. 

What Does Auto Detailing Include?

Auto detailing can include a number of different elements and processes. Most professional detailing services will offer different packages that offer different things. The package you choose will determine the work to be done as well as the car detailing cost

There are two primary elements to car detailing: exterior and interior detailing. 

Exterior Detailing

Exterior detailing is work done on the outside of your vehicle. Exterior detailing can include:

  • Washing and drying the car’s body, wheels, tires, and windows: In contrast with a typical car wash, this work is all done by hand. 
  • Clay bars: A clay bar is used to remove dirt, dust, impurities, overspray, and residue that cannot be removed with the use of normal detergents.
  • Polishing: Polishing will return the car to its original shine. This includes polishing the body but also any chrome elements and maybe even parts like the muffler tips. 
  • Application of a sealant: A sealant, sometimes a wax or a ceramic coating, will be applied to make the car shine but also protect it from the elements like the sun. In some cases, a hydrophobic sealant will be used. This helps repel water and prevent it from leaving spots on the finish. 

Interior Detailing

Interior detailing involves deep cleaning and restoration of your car. Again, the amount of work done will depend on the detailing company you choose and the detailing package you pick. 

This work is often more involved than exterior detailing. 

Interior detailing can include: 

  • Garbage and Pet Hair Removal: Our daily lives can leave a lot of ‘stuff’ behind. Detailing can remove trash and get rid of any pet hair buildup. 
  • Glass Cleaning: Windows and windshield cleaned from the inside. 
  • Vacuuming: Vacuuming of seats, headliners, rear cargo area, trunk, and shelf. Any space that cannot be reached by a vacuum may be cleaned with an air compressor. 
  • Carpets and Floor Mats Cleaned: This cleaning should remove any stains that have accumulated over time. 
  • Console and Dash Cleaned: A wipe down of the console and the dash will remove dust or dirt that has built up, making the interior look showroom new. 
  • Doors and Door Jambs Cleaned: The doors, door handles, and door jambs will receive a thorough wipe down. 
  • Seats Detailed: Car seats can take a lot of abuse and this detailing will clean them up and remove any stains. 
  • Leather Conditioning: Leather interiors require care. Conditioning will keep leather soft and supple, helping it to avoid cracks and damage.
  • Sanitization: This is not likely included in every package but having your interior sanitized can eliminate any germs, bacteria, or viruses that may be growing. 

Why You Should Detail Your Car

You may be reading all of this and thinking, you don’t need all of that work. A simple exterior wash should be more than enough. But, the fact is, there are many significant benefits to having your car detailed. 

The benefits of an auto detail include: 

  • Improved physical appearance: Over time, your car can look dingey or worn out. A proper auto detail will restore the car to a near-new appearance. 
  • Extended life span: A car detail will extend the lifespan of your car by removing contaminants that may damage or corrode the car’s exterior or internal elements like leather seats, cloth seats, or interior surface areas. 
  • Improved resale value: Having a car detailer work on your vehicle just before you show it to a buyer can not only help the car look its best but may even increase the offers you receive. 
  • Saves money in the long term: As a car owner, you want to maximize value. Auto detailing can increase the lifespan of your vehicle and in doing so, can reduce the amount of money spent on repairs now and in the future. 
  • Improved Health: Dust particles and other microbes can get into your car’s ventilation and settle into carpet and cloth interiors. Auto detailing can remove these particles, reducing allergens and environmental contaminants. 

What Does Auto Detailing Include with No-H2O?

When it comes to auto detailing services, No-H2O is the smart choice. 

First and foremost, No-H2O has revolutionized the car wash industry. Traditional car washes waste around 35 gallons of water per car. No-H2O, on the other hand, uses specialty products to provide a superior clean without using a single drop of water. 

And on top of that, we’ve totally changed the processes to make it easier and more convenient for you as the car owner. With our mobile detailing, all you have to do is download the app, select the service you want, and then we will come to you to detail your car on site. If you’d rather have a more traditional process, or want detailing options we don’t offer via mobile, you can come to one of our detailing locations instead! 

As a top auto detailer, we have a range of packages and price points to meet any and all detailing needs. 

So what does auto detailing with No-H2O include? 

Our packages break down as follows: 

Premium Hand Wash and Polish

This is the most basic detailing package and includes: 

  • Exterior detailing only
  • Hand wash and polish with polymer finish
  • Wheels cleaned and tires dressed
  • Exterior windows cleaned

Bronze Package

This package includes some interior detailing:

  • Hand wash and polish with polymer finish
  • Wheels cleaned and tires dressed
  • Windows cleaned exterior and interior
  • Interior vacuum plus trunk 
  • Wipe down console and dash
  • Door jambs cleaned

Silver Package

A step up from the Bronze Package is the Silver Package which includes: 

  • Hand wash and polish with polymer finish
  • Wheels cleaned and tires dressed
  • Windows cleaned exterior and interior
  • Interior vacuum plus trunk 
  • Cracks and crevices cleaned
  • Wipe down console and dash
  • Wipe down doors and paneling
  • Carpets and mats cleaned
  • Seats wiped down
  • Door jambs cleaned
  • Trash removal

Gold Package

This package includes greater detail in the exterior and interior detailing, including: 

  • Hand wash and polish with polymer finish
  • Ceramic sealant sio2 formulation Hydrophobic protective applied
  • Wheels cleaned and tires dressed
  • Windows cleaned exterior and interior
  • Interior vacuum plus trunk 
  • Cracks and crevices cleaned
  • Wipe down console and dash
  • Wipe down doors and paneling
  • Carpets and mats cleaned
  • Seats wiped detailed and leather conditioner applied
  • Door jambs cleaned
  • Trash removal

Platinum Package

This is our ultimate exterior and interior car detailing package. It includes: 

  • Hand wash and polish with polymer finish
  • Ceramic sealant sio2 formulation Hydrophobic protective applied
  • Wheels cleaned and tires dressed
  • Windows cleaned exterior and interior
  • Interior vacuum plus trunk 
  • Cracks and crevices cleaned
  • Wipe down console and dash
  • Wipe down doors and paneling
  • Carpets and mats cleaned
  • Seats wiped detailed and leather conditioner applied
  • Door jams cleaned
  • Trash removal
  • Interior sanitized
  • Clay bar treatment
  • Muffler tips polished
  • Pet hair removal
  • Orbital buffer

As you can see, asking ‘what does auto detailing include?’ can provide a bit of a long answer. The services included depend on where you go, what you want, and what you are willing to spend. 

At No-H2O you will get professional, reliable, environmentally-friendly car detailing at a price you can afford.

Contact us today to book your detailing appointment!

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