A Crash Course on Car Detailing

Most people have had their car professionally washed at one point or another. But if you’re a relatively new car owner, you probably haven’t yet invested in professional detailing services, like the ones offered here at Cruisers. Maybe you’re just not sure what detailing involves. If that’s the case, read on! Below are the various services—beyond the basic wash—that you can get here at Cruisers to give your car back that factory shine.

Exterior wash

Our detailing services start with a thorough exterior cleaning. We will scrub your car’s entire outside, carefully removing any bug residue, sap, or tar. Next, we’ll apply Carnauba wax, by hand, over your vehicle’s paint. Carnauba wax is harvested from palm trees, which naturally produce it to protect their leaves. We prefer this wax because it is the hardest natural wax on the market and gives your car’s exterior a rich glow.

Headlight restoration

It’s easy to let the condition of your headlights—and therefore the light they emit—degrade, because you’re typically inside your car when your headlights are in use. But as your car ages, you might start to notice, especially while driving on a poorly-lit road at night, that your headlights seem dimmer than before. That fogginess could be due to a variety of factors: a build-up of oil, road grime, and other contaminants on the surface of the headlight, or even a degradation of the plastic lens itself from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. To restore your headlights to their factory brightness, our detailing specialists will carefully apply masking tape around your headlights to protect the paint. Then, we wet sand the lens to remove oxidation, yellowing and scratches. Finally, to ensure the headlights retain their brightness, we apply a long-lasting commercial grade professional polish, which is not available in retail stores. Foggy headlights make driving at night dangerous, so let Cruisers get yours clear and bright!

Interior Detailing

As hard as you try to keep your car’s interior tidy, there are just too many nooks and crannies for dirt, dog hair, candy wrappers, and other random items to accumulate. Luckily, as part of our Gold Detail package, we use a compressed air tool to remove all dirt and debris from the consoles, cup holders, between the seats, and other hard-to-reach areas. We then vacuum your floors and trunk, and give a soft cloth wash to your mirrors, door jams, dashboard, and all other interior surfaces. Finally, we steam clean your carpets, mats and seats. Leather seats are also given a gentle leather cleaning and PH-balanced conditioning application.

Drive Pur

We know you don’t like to think too much about all the places germs lurk. But certain parts of your car—your steering wheel, for example—are actually covered in bacteria and pathogens like E. coli, Enterobacteria and Serratia. At Cruisers we offer Drive Pur, a water-based solution that, when applied to the interior of your car, forms a long-lasting invisible coating that protects surfaces from the buildup of organic matter. Drive Pur fights germs and bacteria with an environmentally-safe formula, so your kiddos and pets can pile into your backseat without any risk to their health.

If you’re ready to invest in any of these services, bring your car by Cruisers Car Wash & Detail Center. We’ll get it looking new again!