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What is detailing?

What is Car Detailing?

Professional car detailing is the art and the craft of cleaning and restoring a vehicle to like-new condition. Car detailing services are much more precise and labor-intensive than getting a car wash. A car wash is normally an automated system that a car passes through to clean the exterior. Professional auto detailing is always done by hand, and includes exterior and interior car detailing services. 

Detailing uses complex cleaning procedures that take time, and use a lot of specialised products. At EZ Car Care we use only high quality products such as our own range of products.

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What Car Detailing Services are Included in Professional Car Detailing?

Here are the most common car detailing services that EZ Car Care offers:

Exterior Car Cleaning

  • Exterior wash and dry – This washing and drying process is done by hand. The detailer will spray and wipe down the body of the car with specialized products that will decontaminate the paint. The process normally starts with a special two stage foam wash. Special towels are used to dry the car along with a high pressure blower to completely rid the car of water in small spaces.
  • Paint Claying – A clay bar is used to remove any contaminants, overspray, or residue left after the car has been washed. Claying results in a cleaner and smoother surface, and helps increase the effectiveness of polish and wax. 
  • Polishing – Polishing buffs an abrasive compound onto the car’s paint to remove small layers of clear coat. This makes small scratches and swirls in the paint disappear. 
  • Sealing or Waxing – To give the car a glossy shine and to add a protective layer to the car’s paint, a sealant is applied. In some cases, a ceramic wax can be used.

Other exterior services that can be added include, engine detailing, headlight restoration, engine pressure cleaning and paint touch up.

Interior Car Detailing

  • Vacuuming – Seats, carpets and mats, headliner, rear cargo area, and boot are vacuumed to clean debris.
  • Scrubbing and Brushing – This is done to remove stains on floor carpets, mats and headliner
  • Steam Cleaning – Steam cleaning is a more effective method of removing tough stains in carpets and seats.
  • Glass Cleaning – Cleaning the windshield and windows. 
  • Leather Trimming – A leather cleaner and soap are used to clean any leather parts in the vehicle. 
  • Perfuming – We spray a specialized deodorant into the interior of a car to leave the car smelling clean and new.
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Additional Car Detailing Services

  • Paint correction – This is a process that takes away flaws on the top layer of a car’s paintwork like dull paint or oxidation. We use a dual action rotary machine polisher to provide the best paint correction. Depending on the condition of the paint we do this using either a two or three stage process.
  • Ceramic coating – Ceramic Coating is a liquid polymer applied to the exterior of a vehicle to add a protective layer to the car’s paint protecting it from UV rays, blemishes, chemical stains and water spotting.
  • PPF – PPF stands for paint protection film. PPF is a thin polyurethane film that helps to protect car paint from rock chips, small scratches, UV light, mineral deposits, acid rain, and more. This product and service offers more comprehensive protection than ceramic coating. 

Why is Car Detailing Important?

Running a car through a car wash might wash the dirt off of it, but it doesn’t keep the car in pristine condition like a thorough detail. Unlike a car wash, detailing not only keeps a car clean, but it also protects a car’s paint and interior, so they’re not as vulnerable to natural elements and to use. Detailing is important because it extends the life of a vehicle and helps it maintain its maximum resale value. Regular professional detailing will help customers enjoy their cars, add value to their cars, and save money in the long-term.

  • Customer Satisfaction – Who doesn’t love driving a new, shiny car? Cars are one of our biggest investments and expenses, so many people want to take good care of them. 
  • Saves Money – While it obviously costs money to get a car detailed, doing it regularly will actually save car owners money in the long run. More people are driving their cars longer, and regular maintenance is very important to keeping a car on the road. Once someone is ready to sell their car, a clean and well-maintained car will always have more value.
  • Safety and Wellness – A clean car removes dust and any other hazardous particles which protects drivers and riders from allergies and other sickness. Clean glass on the windshield, windows, and mirrors helps drivers see better and avoid accidents. 

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