What is Car Detailing?

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Sometimes, “car detailing” and “car washing” are used interchangeably. However, they’re not the same service. Washing a car is essentially giving it a surface-level clean to keep the exterior paint in good condition. What is car detailing, then? Generally, detailing focuses on exterior and interior restoration and making your vehicle look refreshed. Car detailing can be completed at home or by trained professionals for the best results. Read on to learn more about the products used during car detailing and what the process entails.

Car Details: Products Used

Car detailing typically requires the following items:

  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Washing mitts
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Carpet stain cleaner
  • Car-safe cleaner
  • Glass cleaner
  • Surface protector for vinyl and leather surfaces
  • A variety of small brushes (like paintbrushes)
  • Canned air
  • Upholstery cleaner

Exterior Car Detailing: Step-by-Step

Exterior detailing services include the following:

  • Thorough Exterior Wash: To clean the body of your car, wash with water, microfiber cloths, and a car-safe cleaning solution. Check your owner’s manual to determine what’s appropriate for your Aston Martin. In any case, you’ll want to avoid household cleaning products like detergents.
  • Wash the Wheels: You can clean the wheels using the solution you used to clean the car’s body, or a special wheel cleaner. Use a small, soft brush to get into the nooks and crannies of the wheels and tires.
  • Wax Your Car: After the exterior has been washed, you can choose to wax your car. This step is optional. When you’re finished, remove the excess wax using a small, soft brush.

Interior Car Detailing: Step-by-Step

Interior detailing services include the following:

  • Carpet: Give your carpet a thorough vacuuming to remove any dust and debris that might be trapped within the fibers.
  • Interior of the Doors: Use a mixture of soap and water to clean the hard surfaces on the inside of each of the car doors. Dry with a clean microfiber cloth.
  • Windows: Use a glass cleaner to wash your car mirrors, then dry to avoid streaks.
  • Upholstery: After you’ve vacuumed your seats, use a special leather seat cleaner to clean the seats, then wipe them down with a clean microfiber cloth.
  • Steering Wheel Column: Wipe down the steering wheel column to remove any dust, dry it off, then apply a surface protectant.
  • Dashboard & Center Console: Use your tools like the canned air to clean the small crevices, then wipe the area off with a clean cloth.

Rely on Aston Martin Houston to Keep Your Car Looking Its Best

Would you rather have a team of professionals like the one at Aston Martin Houston completing auto detailing for your car? Contact us online or call us at (713) 868-6831 to learn more about what we can do you for your Aston Martin. We’ll help you schedule an appointment near San Antonio and Sugarland and get your car look its best!

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