What is the difference between car detailing and car washing?

“What is the difference between car detailing and car washing?” is a question that comes up frequently. We understand that the distinction is probably insignificant to most non-car fanatics. However, all car owners, whether enthusiasts or not, should consider getting their car completely cleaned every now and then, as well as performing little details on a regular basis, to keep their vehicle looking its best at all times.

In order for our clients to understand the various benefits of vehicle detailing, also known as auto-detailing, we shall describe what you may expect if you decide to have your car detailed. Believe us when we assure, you will never want to go back to traditional vehicle cleaning!

What is the concept of car detailing?

Getting your automobile detailed is a thorough cleaning of your vehicle from top to bottom, using specialised instruments and techniques. A detailer will usually undertake some mild aesthetic touch-ups, but not painting or body repairs. Car detailing is the process of cleaning and refurbishing the inside and exterior of a vehicle.

The goal is to restore the paintwork by removing scratches and swirl marks, making the automobile appear virtually new and flawless, just as it did when you first drove it out of the showroom. A basic car wash removes mud and filth from the exterior of your vehicle, and if you clean the interior, you may be able to remove some of the dust with a vacuum, but automobile detailing is a much more involved procedure.

How can you tell the difference between a car wash and a car detail?

Aside from the expense, a standard vehicle wash only covers a tiny portion of the cleaning that a detail can provide, and so only achieves a small portion of the desired result. So, what exactly does a vehicle wash entail? Most vehicle washes take between 10 and twenty minutes to complete the process of washing and drying. A vehicle wash should be possible by hand or by machines (a drive-through auto wash) that clean your car’s exterior with brushes, soap, and water. A vehicle wash is more of a surface clean, whereas an auto detail is more comprehensive and restorative.

Nevertheless, keeping your vehicle clean is enjoyable and increases your enjoyment of riding. Having a clean car brings back memories of the first time you drove it home. We provide expert detailing services for your vehicles, and you will likely discover a new sense of pride in your vehicle!

If you have any queries regarding detailing at Smart Refurbs, please email us at info@smart-refurbs.co.uk, phone us at 07377 267716, or drive to Smart Repairs in Bishops Stortford, Harlow, Stansted or Saffron Walden.