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What is Car Detailing?

Wiping Down Car Dash with Cleaning Cloth


You may have noticed car detailing prices on our service centre menu in Mercedes-Benz Brampton, so just what is car detailing? A car detailing is a thorough cleaning of your vehicle’s interior and exterior. Not only does this service involve basic cleaning, but also removal of light surface scratches and blemishes – so many drivers feel that professional car cleaning prices are well worth the cost! While you can complete this process in your own Caledon garage, you can also rely on a professional’s touch to really bring out the very best in your car. Find out how to detail a car below, or schedule an appointment today in Brampton!

Exterior and Interior Car Detailing Supplies

Before we discuss how to detail a car, it’s important to get the proper supplies in order. Here are some of the cleaning basics that we highly recommend for your exterior and interior car detailing job:

  • 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

If you want to make a great impression on the Georgetown roads, a good exterior detailing will make your car shine like new. Find out the basics of how to detail a car exterior below:

  • Rigorous Exterior Wash: Wash the outside of the vehicle with water, a car-safe washing solution, and microfiber cloths. Make sure your washing solution is made specifically for cars to avoid paint damage, and be sure to frequently change your cleaning cloths. Once completely clean, dry the vehicle off with clean towels.
  • Clean the Wheels: Wheels are often dirtier than the rest of the car, so wash them separately with the same car cleaning solution. Use a brush to get into the grooves of the tires and rinse thoroughly.
  • Wax the Exterior: Waxing can protect your paint finish from dirt, debris, and UV damage. After washing and drying your car, wax your car and wipe away the excess product with a microfiber or brush.

Interior Car Detailing Steps

The next step of the detailing process is the cabin cleanup. This process involves both cleaning and conditioning your surfaces, so it can take some time – but the results are worth it!

  • Carpeting: Vacuum your carpeting and use stain remover and a brush to lift away any staining that you notice.
  • Door Interior: Clean the non-upholstered parts of your doors with a simple soap and water solution and open your door to get into the door jambs.
  • Windows: Clean the car mirror with a window-cleaning solution and dry to prevent streaking.
  • Upholstery: Vacuum the seats and use a stain remover and brush to remove any stains. Open your doors to allow the fresh air to speed up the drying process and prevent mildew.
  • Steering Wheel Column: Clean with a basic cleaning solution, dry, and add a surface protectant.
  • Dashboard and Centre Console: Use small brushes and tools to get into the small crevices, then dry with a microfiber cloth.

Schedule Your Car Detail with Mercedes-Benz Brampton

Now that you know what is car detailing, feel free to contact us at Mercedes-Benz Brampton to learn more about car detailing prices and our process. Our dealership is located in Brampton, and our talented technicians would be happy to transform your car.


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