What is Car Detailing?Jun 18th, 2019
Car detailing involves the thorough cleaning of a vehicle. It is more than just a regular car wash as both the exterior and interior are given a deep clean to remove any dirt and grime the vehicle has accumulated since its last detailing.
Typically, car detailings include a number of services. Most dealerships and repair shop’s basic detailing provide an interior shampoo, an exterior wash and polish (which generally includes cleaning your vehicle’s windows and mirrors), a tire dressing (a product applied to tires that makes them look shiny and new), and sometimes an engine shampoo. More in-depth detailings may also include a clay bar treatment and fixing scratches or minor paint touch-ups.
The cost of the car detailing and the amount of time needed to complete it depends on a number of different factors. The cost of the detailing is dependent on two things: how thorough of a detailing you would like and the size of your vehicle. Generally, the more in-depth the car detailing, the more it will cost. Many dealerships also have additional fees for larger vehicles. At Drive Autogroup, our detailing packages are separated into two categories: car detailings and SUV detailings.
At most body shops, you’ll need to leave your vehicle with the detailer for an entire day in order to get a full car detailing. In some situations, (for example a large vehicle or extremely in-depth detailing), you may need to leave your vehicle overnight as well.
Our Detailing Packages
At Markham Infiniti, we have three levels of car detailing package (our Silver, Gold, and Platinum Detail Packages) each including different services based on your vehicle’s needs.
Our Silver Detail Package Includes:
- Exterior Hand Wash & Dry
- Vacuum Interior & Trunk
- Clean & Dress Interior Trim
- Console & Dash Clean
- Window Clean - Inside & Outside
- Clean & Dress Tires
- Vacuum Floor Mats
Our Gold Detail Package Includes Everything from the Silver Detail Package Plus:
- Power Wash & Shampoo Floor Mats
- Complete Interior Shampoo
- Engine Shampoo
- Stain Removal
- Deodorize Interior
Our Platinum Detail Package is our Best Deal and Includes Everything from the Gold Detail Package Plus:
- Exterior Wax
- Exterior Buff & Polish
- Minor Paint Touch Ups If Necessary
For more information on any of our car detailing packages or to book an appointment, please contact our dealership at 905-752-0881.
The Importance of Car Detailing
At Drive Autogroup dealerships, our service advisors recommend getting your vehicle detailed at least once a year. This prevents dirt and grime from building up in the vehicle, as well as infestations. Recently, there’s been an increase in rodent infestations within vehicles. In most cases, these rodents are attracted to the vehicles because of leftover food or crumbs that may have been left in the vehicle. By bringing in your vehicle for a detailing, this can be avoided as food or crumbs that fall into hard-to-reach spots of the car can be removed during an interior car detailing.
Car detailing is an important part of your vehicle’s maintenance schedule. By keeping all the parts of your vehicle clean, especially the engine bay, not only are you able to avoid infestations within your vehicle, but the car is also able to run more efficiently, which maximizes the vehicle’s lifespan overall.