Is your vehicle in need of a little TLC? Don’t have time to take it to the car wash. No problem. Mobile wash and detailing services bring the car wash to you, whether you’re a home or at work. Many will come out to clean trucks, boats, motorcycles, RVs and even heavy equipment.
So, just what is mobile detailing? Exactly what it sounds like – a professional service that brings a top-to-bottom car detail directly to your location. These services are gaining in popularity as the busier everyone gets.
Detailing is broken down into two categories: exterior and interior.
- Exterior detailing
Exterior detailing involves cleaning, and either restoring or exceeding the original condition of the surface of the car’s finish, chrome trim, windows, wheels, and tires, as well as other visible components on a vehicle’s exterior.
A wide range of detailing products and techniques is used, based on the vehicle’s surface type and condition. Products include, but are not limited to: Detergents and acid free degreasers (to break down dirt and soil), detail clay (to remove embedded contaminates), waxes, shines, and polishes (to resurface and then improve reflectivity, or to give the tires a shine), as well as a variety of applicators, brushes, and drying towels.
- Interior detailing
Interior detailing involves a deep cleaning of the whole interior cabin. Vehicle interiors of the last 50 years comprise a variety of materials, which require specialized cleaners. Vacuuming is standard, and upholstery stains may be removed using steam cleaning, liquid and foam chemicals, as well as brushes.
- Full car washes
Some companies offer full car washes, packing a portable pressure washer into a well-equipped van. Other companies offer waterless wash uses a highly lubricated formula with mild cleaning agents to clean your vehicle’s surface without a hose and bucket.
The waterless method
At one time the waterless method carried some risk of paint damage but, as with most things, new technology jumps into play with modern products that won’t scratch. As long as the detailing company is careful, and your car isn’t too dirty, your car will look great.
There are also a few mobile detailers who are focused on reducing the ecological footprint by using environmentally-friendly products.
The mobile detailing professional will meet you at a predetermined time to hand off the keys. It’s that easy.