What is Car Detailing?

Car detailing is a thorough, deep-clean of a vehicle that addresses both the interior and exterior of the car. When you get a car detail, it leaves your West Chester vehicle looking pristine and feeling nearly new again. It’s nice to treat yourself and your car to a comprehensive clean to keep it in great condition and sparkling clean on the streets of Philadelphia. Our service department is always happy to share car care tips like this guide on how to detail a car.

Items Used For Interior and Exterior Car Detailing

When detailing your car, you’ll need the following items:

  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Washing mitts
  • Microfiber cloths
  • A variety of small brushes (such as a paintbrush)
  • Canned air
  • Upholstery cleaner
  • Carpet stain cleaner
  • Car-safe cleaner
  • Window cleaner
  • Surface protector for vinyl and leather surfaces

Exterior Car Detailing Steps

For a comprehensive exterior detail, you’ll want to follow these steps:

  • Rigorous Exterior Wash: Use water, a car-safe washing solution, and microfiber cloths to clean the body of your vehicle. Avoid cleaning solutions like household detergents, as they may strip off the wax on your car’s surface. Also, make sure to frequently swap out cleaning cloths, as dirt or sand on dirty cloths may scratch your vehicle’s surface. Once completely clean, dry the vehicle off with clean towels.
  • Clean the Wheels: Using the solution you used to wash the rest of your car or a solution made especially for car tires, clean your vehicle’s wheels. To clean out the dirt from the grooves and hard to reach places, use a small brush.
  • Wax the Exterior: Once the exterior is clean, you have the choice to wax your car. Once finished, wipe off excess wax with a small brush.

Interior Car Detailing Steps

When detailing the interior, be sure to tend to the following:

  • Carpeting: First, vacuum your carpeting. Use stain remover and a brush to remove carpet stains.
  • Door Interior: Use a solution made of soap and water to clean the non-carpeted part of your doors and dry them down with a cloth. Then, open your car doors to clean the metal and plastic parts of your door jambs.
  • Windows: Wash the inside of your car mirrors with a window-cleaning solution and dry completely to avoid streaks.
  • Upholstery: Vacuum seats and other upholstery, again using stain remover and a brush to eliminate any stains. Once you finish cleaning your seats, open your car doors and let them air dry to avoid mildew and leave them feeling fresh.
  • Steering Wheel Column: Remove dust and stains with a cleaning solution, dry, and apply a surface protectant.
  • Dashboard and Center Console: Use your small tool and canned air to clean cracks and tight crevices, then dry completely with a cloth. Give the cupholders a good scrub too.

Visit Land Rover West Chester for Car Detailing

If you’re in the greater Exton are and would rather have a professional car detailing, please stop in. You can come into the dealership or contact us online for our car detailing prices. If you have any other vehicle maintenance needs, such as an oil change, schedule an appointment or visit Land Rover West Chester’s service center for their detailing expertise. We’re conveniently located near Chester Springs.

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