What is detailing

What is Detailing

So, What exactly is Detailing Anyway ?

Auto Detailing

In the years that I have been a professional detailer, I have NEVER actually read a technical Definition of Detailing. So, with that said I have created what I believe is the perfect definition for Detailing. 
To start with Detailing in my opinion is an Art. Yes, there is some science behind it, however, different detailers will all apply the process using their own methods and processes. With that said, this is my own definition.

“Detailing is the tedious process by which an experienced technician will use a combination of chemicals, equipment, microfiber towels, techniques and elbow grease in an effort to remove grease, grime, stains, dirt & contaminants that may have accumulated over a period of weeks, months and sometime years. This is all in an effort to restore the vehicle to a condition that is as close to new as possible.”

Does Detailing ONLY apply to Cars
Almost anything can be detailed that includes: Cars – Planes – Boats – SUV’s – Mini-Vans – Pick-ups – RV’s Etc..
Many people see it as a simple process of cleaning, however detailing means the person performing the detail looks at and typically touches each and every visible portion of the vehicle they are working with.

Are there different levels of Detailing
There are many different reasons to have a vehicle detailed – 
We have customers with lease cars that have not regularly maintained them cosmetically inside or outside.
Most look for detailers a day or so prior to the vehicle needing to be returned. This is a somewhat dangerous approach, because lease companies inspect lease vehicles with a fine tooth comb on the interior & exterior. If they find stains, pet hair, tears/rips, smells or on the outside scratches, dents, dings, oxidation or anything other than normal wear and tear the lessee will be charged mercilessly. So, for those that we are able to help, it may cost a couple hundred dollars to undo the 3-5 years of neglect, but they can actually save hundreds of dollars in the long run by NOT getting a bill from the lease company after the vehicle has been  returned.