Locate a Mobile Car Detailing Service and Average Prices to Expect

January 27, 2012

Mobile car detailing is becoming popular. As the name implies, the detailing work will be performed while you are on the go. Mobile car detailing services will come to your place of work or your home to get the job done. Mobile services can include some or all of the following, depending on what you need and what you're willing to spend.

  • Hand auto wash and auto wax
  • Perform clay barring to remove light oxidation/scratch removal
  • Application of auto paint sealant (UV protectant)
  • Window cleaning (inside and out) and polishing
  • Shampoo and deodorize rugs (including trunk and hatch), floor-mats and cloth seats
  • Leather cleaning and treatment (prevents UV damage, cracking and drying)
  • Spot clean carpets, cloth seats and headliner
  • Interior cleaning and dressing: air vents, door panels, dash, console, steering column, cup holders and mirrors
  • Cleaning and dressing: wheel wells, tires, wheel covers and rims
  • Chrome trim is cleaned and polished
  • Clean and dress (with UV protectant) exterior vinyl, rubber and plastic
  • Cleaning door jambs and thresholds
  • Vehicle interior is vacuumed, including the trunk or hatch area
  • Adding your choice of fragrance to the interior
  • Engine top side is cleaned and all hoses, wires, etc. are applied with protectant
  • Under carriage is cleaned, and de-greased (if needed)

Average Mobile Car Detailing Prices

  • Standard car wash: $25 for cars and small SUVs to $50 for oversized vehicles
  • Hand wash and auto wax: $63 for cars and small SUVs to $100 for oversized vehicles
  • Detail (standard): $85 for cars, $100 for midsize (small trucks and SUVs), $150 large vehicles
  • Detail (deluxe): $150 for cars, $175 for midsize (small trucks and SUVs), $200 large vehicles
  • Show car ready paint maintenance detailing: $350 cars, $375 for midsize, $400 for large vehicles

Finding a detailer is not hard. They can be found in the yellow pages under "car wash," and Internet searches will give you a listing of mobile car detailing services in your specific location. Some car wash locations will offer mobile car detailing services, so be sure to check your local car wash.

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