Why do I need my car detailed?
The goal of detailing is to maintain the value in the asthetics of a vehicle saving not only money but also appreciation of the vehicle as it ages. In order to protect your vehicle’s resale value and preserve its look and feel, you should have your vehicle fully detailed at least twice a year. Without the proper cleaning and protection, your vehicle will no longer feel new and will quickly lose value!
Are you insured?
Yes, we are fully insured.
Why shouldn’t I go to the carwash?
Car washes specialize in high-volume jobs and have very low attention to detail. Their goal is to finish the job as fast as possible, which is why they cause so much damage to your vehicle. Below are some examples of what can happen at a typical car wash. The picture on the left shows you the difference between a vehicle that was properly maintained and a vehicle that was taken to a car wash – the right side of the door is completely covered in swirls, and notice the complete lack of clarity in the paint! Then look at the picture of a typical car wash tunnel. As your vehicle drives through, all of the dirt from the ground and walls is splashed onto your vehicle and scrubbed into the paint by the rough cleaning brushes. The brushes used in a car wash are extremely abrasive and not nearly soft enough to be touching your car’s delicate paint. Dirt washed off the cars sits on those brushes all day long and then gets scrubbed onto the next vehicle that passes through. This improper method of cleaning is what causes the infamous swirls in your paint job. The chemicals used in these car washes are often so strong, they can completely remove wax from your vehicle. After your car passes through the car wash, employees use old rags to dry the car off, and at the same time, continue to scrub the dirt that wasn’t completely cleaned off into your paint. Also note that self-serve car washes are not any better. The cleaning brushes used there are kept on the dirty ground and used for both your paint and your wheels, the dirtiest part of your vehicle. This transfers harmful and abrasive brake dust onto your paint. Self-serve car washes can cause more damage than a regular car wash can!
What kind of training/certification does Perfect Finish have?
All Perfect Finish employees are trained and certified by Majestic Solutions, a North Carolina-based provider of specialty appearance products for the automotive industry. That means we have in-depth knowledge of the detailing process and all chemicals/products used on your vehicle. At Perfect Finish, you can trust your car is in good hands with a certified detailing expert.
Why should I wax my car?
A brand new car’s wax will wear off one to two months after purchase. Wax protects your car from sun damage, clear coats being diminished, bugs and tree sap, which contains harmful acids. Rain and well water, which contain large amounts of minerals, will permanently stain your clear coat.
How often should I detail my vehicle?
Your vehicle should be fully detailed at least twice per year. That is the minimum for keeping your vehicle looking its best! It is important to have your vehicle properly maintained between those details as well. Tree sap and bugs can ruin the exterior of your car. After a month, they will begin to eat away at and stain your clear coat. It is important that these are removed properly and in a timely manner.
What makes you stand out from competitors?
We’re car guys who have years of experience in vehicle detailing and a wide range of experience in other areas of the automotive industry. We provide excellent, extensive services at roughly half of the price of some of our competitors. In addition to all types of cars, we provide detailing services for motorcycles, luxury automobiles, boats and other vehicles. For the best mobile auto detailing Raleigh has to offer, stop by at Perfect Finish NC today.
What if I need additional services at the time of my detailing?
If you need additional services during your scheduled detailing, we’ll work with you to determine exactly what needs to be done and give you a competitive price on services. We’ll do a great job and get everything done on time.
What is the difference between buffing and glazing?
Glazing should happen before buffing a vehicle. Glaze enhances the shine of your vehicle’s finish, and helps provide an even surface for the wax used in buffing. Buffing helps protect your car’s paint from dirt and other perfections, and adds longevity to your paint job.
What is clay bar?
Clay bar (or clay barring) is a process that uses a clay compound that removes dirt and imperfections from your car that a regular washing cannot. This detailing method gets rid of bugs, brake dust and anything else that can ruin your paint job. We include clay barring in all of our service packages to make sure your car is properly cleaned. If you want the best mobile auto detailing Raleigh has to offer then clay bar is a requirement.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash and all major credit cards.
Can you remove artillery spores?
Yes. Artillery spores are released in mulched areas and can cause permanent damage to your cars exterior. After removal of the spores, we recommend that you have your car polished and waxed.