Welcome to the Car Detailing Prices of Auto Fetish Detail...
If you are shopping price only, likely we will not be the service for you. If you shop value instead of price, then most likely we are for you! If you are unsure of this distinction, then you need to become both an informed consumer as well as an informed car owner by learning the difference between cost and value:
Darren's Direct Approach:
"As owner of Auto Fetish Detail I have learned much in the course of my 30+ year career as a professional detailer here in Orange County, CA. In a world of ever-increasing technology, I still prefer the direct, candid, and honest approach in answering your questions and operating business. While I have taken great lengths to provide more than enough information so that you can make an informed decision, I still welcome a direct phone call to answer any of your questions that may still arise. My direct phone number is located on every page in both the header and footer.
Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!"
The truth is that every car is truly unique and a "one size fits all" approach to detailing is unrealistic. The reality is that a seasoned professional like myself could literally spend an entire week detailing your car to complete perfection. This is both unrealistic and inappropriate for virtually everyone and every car.
I have found that the Gold service is both the appropriate and realistic approach for 98% of all my customers. If you accept the fact that not only is every car different in size, color, and condition, then you can understand how detailing is truly not a "one size fits all" kind of moment.
Experience has taught me that every person comes to the table with very different understanding of what detailing is and what it entails. For some people, it is more like a glorified wash and wax. For others, it means restoring a car to mint condition regardless of time and effort required to do so.
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions for a more comprehensive list of commonly asked questions to become even further informed.
First Timers: If you are new to the world of auto detailing, you may be asking yourself just what is auto detailing?
Detailing in a simplified explanation is the art and science of putting your car back into showroom condition; you know, just like the day you bought it brand new! ( or better than the day you bought it if you happen to have bought a previously owned car) This involves polishing, waxing, shampooing, vacuuming, cleaning, scrubbing, etc., etc. What ever it takes to restore your car back to that show-room like condition.
All Detail Customers: Aside from the specifics I lay out within the pages of these car detailing prices, people still want to hear more of a descriptive view of what exactly is in a detail. I will simply speak from experience that draws from over 25 years of professional detailing:
Key Points To Consider as a Potential Customer:
Any of the above listed conditions or variables may or may not effect the final price of your detail service. Once again for these reasons I ask initial questions on the phone when scheduling appointments.
I am simply trying to assess your particular situation so together we can conclude the most appropriate service for you and your world.
See the below sections regarding additional services that may be a different area of car detailing in general, or are what is considered add on's to the above car detailing prices.
As a rule, an additional charge of $35-$100 to degrease/detail your engine in addition to the quoted car detailing prices from above. But just like car detailing in general, numerous factors should be taken into consideration when assessing whether you want your car engine detailed. I can do a quick degreasing and call it quits, or I can spend the time to detail the underside of the hood and meticulously detail not only the engine itself, but the surrounding bay area.
$100.00- $150.00 per car (average cost per car, truck, SUV)
It's a jungle out on the roads here in southern California and no where does this show more than the front end of your car. With strategic use of custom mixed car touch-up paint, the front end as well as your entire car can be touched-up so these annoying marks will become virtually undetectable when viewing from normal viewing distances. Not to be confused with traditional factory car touch-up paint that creates that unwanted bird-dropping effect, today's car touch-up paint methods are far superior.
For a more comprehensive list of services and pricing for the following:
Please see the following page Auto Paint Chip Repair
Paint correction is simply the process of improving the condition and appearance of your cars paint through the use of various polishes, polish pads, and buffers. While many horror stories of car buffers spread from one ignorant person to another, the truth is that paint correction should be left to professionals with years of experience.
It is not car buffers that damage car paint, but the person behind the buffer. Anyone who insists they only do car polishing by hand is either ignorant or unskilled; and probably both. Most of you reading this will require no additional paint correction services and the "Gold Service Detail Package" will work for most of you reading this.
If you are currently un-happy with the overall look of your car paint, paint correction services is the only way to permanently change the overall beauty and appearance of your cars paint. Yes, decontaminating and waxing the paint will absolutely enhance the beauty and appearance of your paint, but it will not remove the micro-scratching, spider-webbing, swirl marks, holograms, etc., etc.
For those of you with a critical eye, we can raise the level of your paint to any level of perfection you require. Regardless of the reason, we can improve the visual perfection of your car's paint through skilled use of polishing techniques.
The picture at the bottom is an example of what is referred to as spider-webbing effect. The left is before paint correction, the right is after professional paint correction has been done through extensive car polishing techniques. (Yes, the picture just below and at the right is the same actual paint and shows you what truly flawless black paint should look like in the direct sun light. The bold white line separating the two sides is simply masking tape laid down to separate the two sides.)
The picture at the bottom is an example of what is referred to as swirl marks, buffer tracks, or holograms. These are created through improper use of high-speed car polishers and ironically enough, can only be truly removed through the use of proper car buffer techniques.
Maintenance detailing is different than traditional auto detailing services and will have different pricing from the car detailing prices found here. This service leaves your car in showroom condition every time I come and perform my professional detailing magic. If you are looking to maintain your car in showroom shape, maintenance programs are the way to go.
Prices vary based on the exact car type, and frequency of visits. There is no set rule here as every person is different.
Once again there is no set rule. It is all based on you and your world.
For a more comprehensive description of boat detailing prices, please go to Boat Detailing of Orange County.
Traditional boat detailing: $15-$20.00 per foot based on condition; this includes inside, outside, and trailer. (Gel coat/ fiberglass polishing or restoration is extra and is by quote only.)
If it makes you feel better, I use only the most expensive, and most durable, marine grade sealant on boats. The industry is full of hype and misrepresentation and for this reason, I simply add this description for anyone that needs a little extra confidence based on the endless marketing and advertising that does as much disservice to the industry as it does good.
For a more comprehensive description of RV detailing, please go to RV Detailing of Orange County. Prices are based on condition and services wanted.
If it makes you feel better, I use only the most expensive, and most durable, marine grade sealant on all RV's, etc. (which also happens to be the same, most expensive and most durable sealant I use on all the cars I do)
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Smart people always read the fine print of car detailing prices.
If you really are among the smart people as I know you are, then click on the link to take you to the fine print of my car detailing prices.
If you really like to cut to the chase, I say just call! I promise to answer any of your questions in a candid and honest way and help you decide the best decision for you and your world. I promise I am both friendly and polite!