My vehicle is new. Does it need to be detailed?
We frequently receive phone calls from customers who have recently purchased a new vehicle. When asked what detail service they would like, they often reply “well, it’s a brand new car so it doesn’t need much”. Unfortunately that statement often proves to be a bit off base.
Just because your vehicle is new doesn’t necessarily mean the paint finish is flawless. Often times when a vehicle leaves the factory there are many paint imperfections that are missed by quality control personnel. Some of these imperfections are dirt specks, run lines, wet sanding marks, pig tails from a D/A sander, and hologramming from improper polishing techniques.
If the vehicle is shipped from out of state or travels by train it can be subject to many contaminants along the way with no protection. Then when it arrives at the car dealership many times the vehicle is washed improperly by inexperienced lot attendants causing scratches and swirl marks in the clear coat. Ideally before you take delivery ask them not to wash your vehicle.
Here is how our New Car Detailing service works. Just schedule an appointment for an exterior wash. First we will gently wash your vehicle, then we will put it under our lights and start our quality control inspection.
If we find any paint imperfections we will give you an onsite estimate for our paint correction service. If not then you will be on your way with our maintenance recommendation for your vehicle.
We also offer new car protection services at a fraction of what the dealers charge and the protection products we offer are high quality compared to the low quality cost effective products used by the dealer. Often times dealerships will offer a “lifetime paint sealant” and say if you purchase this you will never have to wax your car again.
These so called lifetime sealant packages are usually accompanied by warranties, unfortunately most consumers do not realize that these warranties require you to have the sealant re-applied every six months to a year and prohibit you from polishing or waxing your vehicle.
Because customers rarely, if ever, return to have the sealant re-applied this is easy money for the dealers. We have customers come into our establishment frequently and say “but I purchased a lifetime sealant from the dealership, why does my paint look so bad?”
This is because they are often left with the false expectation that a “paint protection program” will mitigate paint damage from (scratches, swirls, bird droppings, tree sap, acid rain and washing your car abrasively using a (brush or automatic car wash tunnels) in some way and this is simply not true.
This idea of a paint sealant or coating that will protect your vehicles paintwork forever is a great one and we wish it were true, but unfortunately there is no such product on the market.
However there are waxes that can last for several months and ceramic coatings that can last for years with regular maintenance. These are the finest paint protection products available on today and are available in our store.
We know you’re proud of your new car. Protect your investment with our coatings for exterior paint, wheels, fabric and glass.
Recent photos of a new Lexus getting our exclusive New Car Detail.