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Re: Do you get your car detailed and how much is it?


@spud188 wrote:

Years ago I worked in a car detail shop,yes we used Q-tips too. We did cars for dealerships. It was a very hard job. Our Boss was meticulous.

I have never heard of anyone having their personal cars detailed. This really surprises me so many of you do.  


 

 

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oh it is big business here.....especially after it snows!

even our local automated car washes have upgrades where you can get a more professional detail.

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Re: Do you get your car detailed and how much is it?

love how a car looks and "feels" after a detail.....

 

no dirt at all

 

shampooed carpets

 

leather conditioned

 

dashboard glistening and conditioned

 

tires shiny

 

rims sparkling

 

windows and mirrors completely clear

 

trunk is so clean

 

engine looks great

 

there are a lot of things that go into a great detail and it can make your car look even more appealing if you ever want to sell it. we have a large number of shops that do this AND mobile businesses that will come to your home.

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@ID2 wrote:

My goodness what has happened with our society that we can't wash our own cars?? Really?? I would NEVER give my hard earned money to have someone else do something I can do for free. We have never had anything "detailed". My dh is a car guy and has always done his own maintenance on our vehicles. We've taught our kids the same. How lazy have we become if we can't even wash something ourselves? Wow.


 

Well @ID2  -not everybody is just too lazy to do it. 

 

A few months ago, when we had some work done on my husband’s truck at the dealership I had them detail it because we were thinking about selling it. They did a great job. I think it was $160.

 

My husband isn’t well enough to do it in that much detail and I can wash and vacuum but didn’t want to spend hours working on a truck.  

 

My husband is 76 and I’m 63 and it’s the first time in our collective 139 years either of us ever had a car detailed.  It was well worth the $160. No hoopla. 

 

Not everyone is lazy. Some have physical limitations and some have enough disposable income that makes it ok to spend the money on detailing. 

 

I could probably start canning my own fruits and vegetables, making my own clothes, etc. also but I’m not going to. 

 

As for my car- I get it washed for free at the dealership and they also vacuum and lightly clean the inside. My car is always clean. Doesn’t need detailing,  


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Re: Do you get your car detailed and how much is it?

@Retired Legal Secretary  It is a good idea to get the car detailed.  It is $129.99 where I live and they shampoo your rugs, clean seats and everything else inside and wax outside.

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@ID2.  My daughter is not lazy, she has always done it herself, but right now has a back issue and leg issue.  I am having it done for the 1st time ever because until I get my knee replaced in a couple of months I can't do it. Geez!!  

 

I could cut my own hair for free too but I chose to have it done right.   

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Well, it's a deal because how badly can you dirty a car in a single month?  He probably doesn't have to do that much, so $60 sounds very fair.

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@ID2 wrote:

My goodness what has happened with our society that we can't wash our own cars?? Really?? I would NEVER give my hard earned money to have someone else do something I can do for free. We have never had anything "detailed". My dh is a car guy and has always done his own maintenance on our vehicles. We've taught our kids the same. How lazy have we become if we can't even wash something ourselves? Wow.


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Detailing is sooo much more than simply washing.......

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Re: Do you get your car detailed and how much is it?


@Sheesh wrote:

Well, it's a deal because how badly can you dirty a car in a single month?  He probably doesn't have to do that much, so $60 sounds very fair.


I spend a lot of time in the car.......kids and adults eat, drink, fool around , people have wet feet, muddy, sandy, etc ......I don't make a thing of it at the time. A car is an investment and when you spend over $100,000 it is worth maintaining it.......just my humble opinion...

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@ID2 wrote:

My goodness what has happened with our society that we can't wash our own cars?? Really?? I would NEVER give my hard earned money to have someone else do something I can do for free. We have never had anything "detailed". My dh is a car guy and has always done his own maintenance on our vehicles. We've taught our kids the same. How lazy have we become if we can't even wash something ourselves? Wow.


May be that certain of us just don't want to spend our energy and time "washing" a car.....maybe there are other things we are better at. I have gotten to a place where, if I don't want to do something, I hire it out to people who are pros.......

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Re: Do you get your car detailed and how much is it?


@gidgetgh wrote:

@ID2 wrote:

My goodness what has happened with our society that we can't wash our own cars?? Really?? I would NEVER give my hard earned money to have someone else do something I can do for free. We have never had anything "detailed". My dh is a car guy and has always done his own maintenance on our vehicles. We've taught our kids the same. How lazy have we become if we can't even wash something ourselves? Wow.


 

Well @ID2  -not everybody is just too lazy to do it. 

 

A few months ago, when we had some work done on my husband’s truck at the dealership I had them detail it because we were thinking about selling it. They did a great job. I think it was $160.

 

My husband isn’t well enough to do it in that much detail and I can wash and vacuum but didn’t want to spend hours working on a truck.  

 

My husband is 76 and I’m 63 and it’s the first time in our collective 139 years either of us ever had a car detailed.  It was well worth the $160. No hoopla. 

 

Not everyone is lazy. Some have physical limitations and some have enough disposable income that makes it ok to spend the money on detailing. 

 

I could probably start canning my own fruits and vegetables, making my own clothes, etc. also but I’m not going to. 

 

As for my car- I get it washed for free at the dealership and they also vacuum and lightly clean the inside. My car is always clean. Doesn’t need detailing,  


 

I hear you! I've tried to vacuum my car on occasion--because our local car wash does a pretty crappy job at vacuuming--and found it was very difficult for me to crawl all around the inside of the car with a vaccum and I ended up doing a pretty sub-par job. That is a really tough job. Plus my vacuum and carpet cleaner are simply not made for car interiors. 

 

I washed and detailed the outside of my car once because I was thinking of selling it and the job took me all day. Plus I spent about $40 on cleaning/waxing/polishing supplies. And I never even got around to cleaning the inside. Too tired! Again it's a tough, physical job.