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    Top Frequently Asked Questions

    Top Frequently Asked Questions

    Welcome to Waxman of Tri-state frequently asked questions page! Here, you will find answers to the most common questions about our services and products and how to contact us. We hope this page provides the information you need quickly. If you don't find the answer, please get in touch with us for more information.

    How Much Does Car Detailing Cost?

    The type of service, the size of your automobile, and the particular detailing package you select can all affect how much car detailing in New York City costs. Washing, waxing, interior vacuuming, polishing, window washing, cleaning of the mirrors and trim, and tire cleaning are usually included in a basic detail service. The following are some ballpark price ranges:

    • Basic car detailing for an average-sized vehicle: $50 to $125
    • Basic car detailing for an SUV or van: $75 to $150
    • More thorough deep cleaning (interior and exterior): $150 to $500+

    How Long Does Car Detailing Take?

    While a thorough exterior detail could take up to two days, a quick interior detail could take two hours. The explanation for the variation in detailing time is that it all relies on what has to be done. Some services, such as ceramic coating are more complex and need more steps, but they will take your vehicle to the next level and provide further protection.

    Is Detailing Worth the Money?

    Investing in car detailing is well worth it. Keeping up with regular maintenance washes and a few seasonal detailing sessions will keep your vehicle looking fantastic, if not brand new. You will discover minor problems with the bodywork and be able to fix them with ease and at a low cost. Additionally, regular car detailing allows you to save money in various ways in the long run, increasing the lifespan of your vehicle, minimizing repairs, reducing the term effects of environmental exposure, and improving its performance overall.

    What Does Detailing a Car Include?

    Car detailing is divided into two components: interior and exterior detailing.

    Interior Car Detailing: Interior detailing focuses on cleaning the inner parts of a vehicle. Within the interior cabin, you’ll find materials like leather, plastics, vinyl, carbon fiber plastics, and natural fibers. Techniques such as steam-cleaning and vacuuming are employed to ensure a thorough cleaning of the interior cabinet.

    Exterior Car Detailing: This process goes beyond vacuuming and aims to restore and improve the original condition of a vehicle’s visible exterior components. These components include tires, windows, and wheels. Various products, such as polishes, wax, detergents, and degreasers, are used in this detailing process.

    What Is the Difference Between Dry Cleaning and Detailing?

    While both dry cleaning and car detailing involve cleaning, they apply to entirely different contexts—clothing versus vehicles—and employ different methods and agents suited to their respective purposes. Dry cleaning is limited to cleaning and pressing textiles and garments, while car detailing is a comprehensive service that includes cleaning, polishing, and restoring various surfaces in a vehicle, including metal, glass, leather, and fabric.

    How Can I Maintain My Car After Detailing?

    You should keep a few tips in mind to ensure your car’s detailing lasts longer and you get the most out of your investment.

    First of all, clean your car weekly using a gentle car wash soap. Avoid household detergents as they can strip wax and damage the paint. Use a soft sponge or microfiber cloth to avoid scratching the surface. Instead of rubbing with a towel, use a leaf blower or a specialized car drying tool to prevent swirl marks and water spots.

    You should also frequently vacuum seats, carpets, and floor mats to eliminate dirt and debris that can cause wear. Use microfiber cloths to wipe down surfaces to minimize the risk of scratching.
    Make sure you’re using detailing products specifically designed for the materials in your car’s interior, such as leather conditioners, fabric cleaners, and plastic protectants. Apply fabric protectants to your car’s upholstery and carpets to guard against spills. Use carpet sealants to create a barrier that prevents dirt and liquids from penetrating the fibers. Get a sunshade for your windshield to protect your dashboard and other surfaces from harmful UV rays. Whenever possible, park in shaded areas to minimize sun exposure.

    Can You Remove Scratches?

    While we can conceal minor scratches with polishing, waxing, and sealing, deep scratches cannot be fixed during routine exterior car detailing. To repair such a scratch, you should seek professional paint correction services, which we also offer.

    Can You Remove Dents?

    Unfortunately, removing dents from your car’s body panels is not covered by exterior detailing. Dents require a separate set of skills and equipment to repair because they are structural defects in the metal or bodywork of your car. To fix dents, consider our auto body repair services.

    Page Updated on May 22, 2024 by The Waxman of the Tri-State

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