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We hope that by providing you with our most frequently asked questions and answers, we can help you understand why Advanced Auto Detail is your No1 choice for detailing!

Q: My local carwash offers detailing at half the prices of most professional detailer services, what is the difference?

A: This is a very good question! First of all the term 'Detailing' has been widly misused in the industry. A true detail consists of meticulous cleaning, professional swirl free polishing and protection of surfaces. Many carwashes simply cover dirt with shiny greasy solvent based dressings. This not only traps the dirt inside but the solvents in many of these dressings actually damage the surfaces. Also, many inexperienced workers will run a hi-speed buffer over your paint causing damage and those ugly swirls on your paint or waxing over deep imbedded dirt. Make sure you ask many questions before allowing anyone to detail your car!


Q: When I bought my new car, the salesman told me I have a clear coat on my paint and it NEVER needs waxing. Is this true?

A: FALSE!!!!! This is simply one of the most mis-understood and incorrectly stated  'facts', detailers see. The fact is 'clear coat' is simply part of the paint system used on most cars and trucks manufactured since the early 1990's. This paint process consists of first painting the color (pigmented paint) which goes on flat without any shine, protection or durability. After the color has been added, a clear urethane paint is added to make the finish hard and glossy. Older (pre 1990's and some newer) paints consist of a single stage paint, where the gloss and hardness is mixed with the color (pigment). Todays clearcoats simply make the paint look much more translucent with a deeper shine. Fact is both paint systems MUST be waxed or sealed to protect them from the sun, pollution and other harmfull elements. See also the question about paint sealants.

Q: My dealer added a paint sealant and said my car will never need waxing again, is this true?

A: Once again FALSE! This is one of the biggest marketing hypes we have ever seen! This is truly a play on words, meaning that 'sealant ' (which does last longer than wax) still needs to be re-applied every three to six months. Hence the statement "never wax again", simply means sealant rather than wax must be applied again. If you paid the dealer for this coating you will find that the contract requires you to have this re-applied at specified periods, to maintain the warranty. Waxing is a completely safe alternative, but only lasts about a month (spray on wax from a carwash may only last about a week). Advanced Auto Detail uses a top of the line polymere paint sealant that will last 3-6 months.

Q: Will steamcleaning my carpets and seats remove all stains?

A: Unfortunately no. While pre-treating and steam extraction (part of our service) is the most effective cleaning procedure available, some spills (especaily any with reddish dyes), can actually damage and dye carpet and upholstery fibers. Once this occurs, these fabrics can be cleaned ,but, color change is permanant unless material is replaced or re-dyed.

Q: How can you detail my car in my driveway, will is make a mess, and how log will it take?

A: Our mobile detail shop on wheels is fully self-contained with soft water, electric generator and even shade canopies. Our professional staff always cleans up the work area when completed. A typical detail can average 3-4 hours with a staff of two.





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