Wash & Detailing FAQ
How often should I have my vehicle washed?
To maintain your vehicle in the best possible condition, we recommend a
full-service wash once every 30-45 days and exterior washes as needed.
How soon should I wash bugs & bird droppings off?
IMMEDIATELY! Bug residue and bird droppings form acids which eat away at
the surface of your paint. As little as ONE DAY in hot weather with
direct sun can cause damage. Depending on how bad the damage is, we may
be able to reverse it.
Do you do only the inside?
No, we do not. Our locations are designed to process full service and
exterior only washes, therefore we are unable to offer this service.
Can I make an appointment?
Yes! Appointments can be made for our Detailing services. Please call
the location you wish to visit to book an appointment. Drive ups
always welcome, subject to availability. All full service and exterior
washes are first come, first serve.
How often should I have my vehicle detailed?
While your owner’s manual will specify frequent washing, waxing and
interior cleaning, the reality is that the more you use your vehicle,
the more frequently it should be detailed. Waxing should occur every 6
months (twice a year), Shampooing an interior cleaning every 4-6 months
(2-3 times a year).
How do I know if my vehicle needs waxing? How long does it last?
When wax is applied to your vehicle, it will feel smooth and silky. Once
your paint begins to feel “rough” it will require the contaminants to
be removed and wax re-applied. Depending on how frequently you wash your vehicle and if it is parked outside, wax will last 3-6 months, on average.
What is “paint preparation”?
This is the process of removing all contaminants such as tar, sap, road
paint, brake dust, & rail dust safely from the surface of your
vehicle. Failing to remove these contaminants may allow for your paint
to become damaged.
What is the difference between waxing and polishing?
Waxing is simply a level of protection to help reduce possible paint damage from bugs, bird droppings, etc. Polishing involves the use of a mildly abrasive polishing compound to
correct paint damage and then bring your paint to a high gloss.
Polishing is recommended to correct some paint damage. A Chamois
detailer will be more than happy to evaluate your vehicle