To protect your vehicle’s showroom luster, inside and out, professional vehicle cleaning, including interior car detailing is a wise investment. Especially with the multiple, new materials appearing in today’s modern vehicles. Not only are there new materials, but standard materials are being used in different ways. Applying old interior car detailing techniques to polish and clean new materials leaves the door wide open to costly mistakes.
An old scrub brush isn’t enough anymore – don’t take anything for granted. Proper interior car detailing requires technical knowledge, skill, appropriate tools, the right chemical cleaners and time. As part of a professional vehicle cleaning, appropriate interior car detailing takes an average of six hours. And, there are differing levels of “clean.”
Professionals Bring Talent to Interior Car Detailing
- Knowledge – Interior car detailing today has a higher level of complexity because of the various surfaces and materials – plastics, fabrics, leathers, rubber, carpets and many different dyes. Continual training is a must to keep up – what works well on one vehicle may not work on the next.
- Time – A vehicle detailing pro not only has the skill to apply the latest techniques, but the time to do it correctly.
- Facilities – While a car can be detailed in the driveway or garage, a fully-equipped service center insures the right tools and supplies are at hand.
- Tools, Equipment – It takes more than the family vacuum or even a good shop-vac to get grime out of carpets or stains from upholstery. Knowing which tool to use, when and how is key – but only if you have the tools ready to go.
- Chemicals, Solvents – The potential for stains inside a vehicle offers hundreds of challenges – not the least of which is identifying the substance and knowing what is safe to use and what may make it worse. Different stains need different treatments. Different interior materials require different approaches. Interior car detailing pros are aware of the materials they are cleaning, the dyes used and how they will be affected by the chemicals.
Today’s interior car detailing can be complicated. Use the wrong cleaning agent or even the correct agent the wrong way, and upholstery or polished and padded trim can be ruined.
Don’t Treat 21st Century Materials with 19th Century Products
An old scrub brush and a handy rag isn’t up to today’s demands. A professional vehicle cleaning system includes a variety of task-specific microfiber cloths and towels. This modern textile development is more efficient and reduces the risk of streaking and scratches. They rinse clean and dry fast – older fibers are hard to really rinse and can leave dirty steaks on otherwise clean surfaces.
Among the latest interior car detailing applications from the pros are:
- Leather cleaners and conditioner – Specific leather soaps can remove body oils and dirt from steering wheels, seats, arm rests and other leather surface. Conditioners are applied to keep the moist leather from drying out – reducing the risk of cracking from exposure to the elements, especially the Madison WI sunshine.
- Fabric cleaners – One of the tools a professional interior car detailing crew will apply is a steam cleaner for carpeted areas and upholstery. Steam cleaning is the best way to extract stains and ground-in grime. Combined with appropriate cleaning agents it is a professional vehicle cleaning service’s secret weapons. Access to a powerful vacuum system allows a professional crew to get carpets dry to avoid the dangers of mold or mildew.
- Glass cleaners – All glass cleaners are not created equal and professional shops are proving grounds for the good one. Once all the inside glass is thoroughly dusted and surrounding areas cleaned, glass surfaces are addressed. The cleaner is applied to a fresh, clean microfiber cloth, NOT directly on the glass. Applying clean to the glass promotes streaking.
Tap a Pro to Keep Your New Car Looking Sharp
When you need to restore or protect your vehicle’s showroom luster, inside and out, or want a full-service body shop or auto body painting in Madison WI, call Auto Color first. Visit either of our two complete auto body shop locations in the Madison WI area – West on Parmenter Road in Middleton and East on Stoughton Road. These professionally-equipped shops serve all of Dane County including Verona, Waunakee, Fitchburg, Sauk City, McFarland, Middleton, Monona, Cottage Grove, Sun Prairie and Deforest.
Call Auto Color Middleton at 608-831-9554 or Auto Color East Madison at 608-221-5041, or email us to connect with specialists for professional interior car detailing overall professional vehicle cleaning and complete body shop services in Madison WI.