A thorough interior cleaning is probably the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of auto detailing. In Victoria, with its often variable weather, this deep cleaning is the more common aspect of this service. Auto detailing is not just about getting the dirt and smears out of your car, though; in fact, there are two sides to it:
Interior Detailing: This involves a complete cleaning of the entire cabin of your vehicle, often using different techniques and cleaning solutions for each of the materials found inside your car (including leather, vinyl, cloth upholstery, plastic, chrome, etc.). It can also involve removing stains.
Exterior Detailing: This involves cleaning or restoring your vehicle’s outer surfaces, including the paint, chrome, windows, tires, and so on. Since the outside of the car gets the brunt of the abuse, stronger and more use-specific cleaners are used, like degreasers, detail clay and polishes.
Auto detailing can be extensive, and can include minor cosmetic repairs, but it draws the line at corrective measures that require a body shop. The challenge in finding a good auto detailing shop is finding one that pays attention to all of these areas:
• Paint and finish
• Engine Bay
• Chassis and Wheels
• Headlights/ Taillights
• Exterior Trim
• Interior Detailing
It’s true that any vehicle, at some point in its lifetime, will require at least the basic cleaning aspects of auto detailing; in Victoria, with its changeable weather, having your car fully detailed regularly will not only keep it clean, but also help keep your vehicle in top condition.