Vehicle Detailing

Auto detailing is the act of performing of thorough cleaning, restoration, and finishing of a motor vehicle, to produce a show-quality cleanliness and polish.

When it comes to cleaning and protecting car interiors, ARS is a brand with a reputation for quality service. There are four major areas to car interior cleaning that require the most frequent treatment and attention. Often times, the interior of our cars get left much longer between cleans than the exteriors; and even the exteriors do not get to attain the condition they should have if the right apparatus are used on it.

However, it is important to state here that there are four major areas to car interior cleaning that require the most frequent treatment; your dashboard, trim, seats, and carpets. It is with regard to these, coupled with concern for your car exteriors that we considered car cleaning, protecting, and maintenance.

Components of detailing:

Detailing is generally broken down into two categories: exterior and interior (or cabin). There are products and services that focus on these two areas specifically.

Exterior detailing involves cleaning, and either restoring or exceeding the original condition of the surface of the car’s finish (usually a paint with a glossy finish), chrome trim, windows, wheels, and tires, as well as other visible components on a vehicle’s exterior. A wide array of detailing products and techniques is used, based on the vehicle’s surface type and condition, or the detailer’s preference. 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 involves a deep cleaning of the whole interior cabin. Vehicle interiors of the last 50 years comprise a variety of materials, such as synthetic carpet upholstery, vinyl, leather, various natural fibers, carbon fiber composites, plastics, and others, which necessitates the use of a variety of cleaning techniques and products. Vacuuming is standard, and upholstery stains may be removed using steam cleaning, liquid and foam chemicals, as well as brushes. Additionally, some nonporous surfaces may be polished.

As extensive as the detailing process may be, it typically does not include corrective action such as major body shop repairs, but may be limited to some paint restoration via a dual action or rotary polisher to eliminate swirl marks within the paint.