How getting your car detailed is different from a typical car wash
Getting your car detailed is essentially a very thorough version of getting your car washed but that is too general and there are specific differences to be aware of. First, a car detailing’s purpose is to bring your car back to the aesthetic level quality that it was at when you bought it whereas a car wash’s purpose is just to remove dirt and protect from rust and corrosion.
When you get your car detailed, you will get everything you do with a car wash plus extra services. For example, you will get the interior of your car cleaned when it is detailed but it will be an incredibly meticulous cleaning that will leave every inch of the interior spotless. You can even get cosmetic retouching during an auto detailing which is the actual repair of small scratches on your paint. Obviously, detailing will be more expensive, but it will be worth it. An auto detail will likely run you at least a hundred and fifty dollars in 2021 and beyond.
How detailing can help you ship your car
When you ship your car, it will need to be cleaned first so that your car carrier driver can conduct a thorough visual inspection for any pre-existing damage. This is done to protect the car shipping company from any false damage claims where someone might try to get the car shipping company to pay for damage that already existed on their vehicle prior to shipping. If there is damage that they find, they will make note of it on the bill of lading.
These drivers are well trained at finding any pre-existing damage, but it will take them much longer to find it if your car has not been cleaned. So, it will be a benefit to both you and them if you get your car washed or detailed prior to their arrival. It will save you both a considerable amount of time.
Getting your car detailed versus getting it washed definitely makes a difference. It literally can be the difference between “brand new” looking and just “clean”. However, it will cost you at least three or four times more to get your car detailed. Whether you choose to get your car washed or detailed, it will need to be cleaned prior to you shipping it so that your driver can conduct their visual inspection for pre-existing damage.