What is the Process of Auto Detailing?

We receive many questions at Capitol Shine. One of the questions we are often asked is “What goes into detailing my vehicle?” The answer? “Quality work.” All of our detailers are trained to the highest caliber on how to take care of a vehicle. Proper procedures along with the right formulas mean your vehicle receives only the best treatment. The goal is to have your car, truck, van or SUV looking as great as it did when you first bought it. This is why we hand wash instead of using an automatic car wash.

What’s Wrong with an Automatic Car Wash?

An automatic car wash can leave scratches and swirls in your paint.

Automatic Car Wash vs. Hand Wash

Automatic Car Wash Scratches vs. Hand Wash

We have had countless vehicles roll through our many locations with damaged paint as a result of the brushes at these automatic car washes. First off, the brushes used to scrub your vehicle are not cleaned. If the car that went in before you just got back from a sandy beach vacation, or has salt left from an icy road, there will be some sand or salt left in the brushes that can scratch your paint. In addition, the workers at the end usually use the same towel as the car before to dry your car by hand which can leave a residue. Automatic car washes focus on efficiency over quality; meaning, how fast can they get your car out so that the next one can get through.

The Good News

Many times we are able to fix those scratches before they get worse. We have a variety of detailing packages to suit your individual needs. Does your vehicle have an odor such as cigarette smoke or mold? Try our interior shampoo to restore your vehicle back to its former glory. Worried about the inevitable ice and snow in the Washington, D.C. area? Bring your vehicle in for a hand wash and wax. Wax will help prevent the weather from damaging your paint along with adding a glossy shine. Looking for a simple cleaning? Try our Quick Shine package where we detail your vehicle inside and out while still having you home in time for dinner

You paid a lot of money for your vehicle, let’s make sure it stays in the best shape possible. Head over to CapitolShine.com to look at our many services and schedule your appointment – we’ll see you there!