December 1, 2023

Consumer Tip; Saving Money on Car Detailing

With the price of fuel these days we consumers are in a pinch and looking to save more money when it comes to our automobiles. It is important to take care of the exterior of your car and have the paint waxed. Many people like to have their car detailed as well and this is not cheap.

In the United States the average cost for a full detail if you get one and a car wash is just over 150 and so it can set you back a bit. The average cost to have your car ceramic pro detailed at a detail shop is 140, but the average price to have your car detailed by a mobile auto detailer at your home or office is 130.

This means on average you can save over 20 by having your car detailed at your home or office by a mobile detailer. Plus you might find it more convenient, as you do not have to sit and wait at a car wash to have your car detailed or be without your car while it is at an auto Window Tinting Miami shop.

This is your consumer tip saving money on car detailing. If you decide to get an express detail and at car wash you will find at the prices generally about 50 and a mobile detailer will charge you about 40 for the same service. The average price for a simple hand wax is about 40 just about anywhere and about 25-30 with a mobile car wash and detailer.

Car Detailing Tips – Cleaning Your Carpet
Car detailing must always include a thorough and comprehensive cleaning of all the interior carpet and upholstery. This includes any carpeting in the trunk also. For most automobiles in use today, careful and meticulous attention to every detail is necessary, in order to achieve adequate cleaning.

The special problems associated with cleaning the carpet in a car, are derived from the multiple potential sources of soiling. These range from asphalt and grease on the floor mats, to vomit and feces, coffee and drink spills, blood, urine, make-up, candy, gum, and ink or crayon stains. A wide array of treatment solutions is therefore necessary to correct these problems.

We cannot overemphasize the importance of quick action to achieve damage control and minimize problems. Permanent staining is likely to occur if spills are not treated immediately. Blot up all spills as quickly as possible. Use a white cloth or paper towel. Rinse the area thoroughly with cold water, and blot dry. This is a universal recommendation that will save you much grief if you always pay heed to it.

Now, here are the steps to take, to clean up your car carpet properly.

Materials and equipment needed:
Paper or cloth absorbent towels
Spatula or spoon
Horsehair or similar bristle brush
Trigger spray bottle
Solvents for stain removal (from janitorial supply store)
Emulsifier or “soap”
Vacuum cleaner
Carpet extractor with crevice and upholstery tool attachments

Take out all floor mats. Remove car seats if you can. Don’t be too surprised at what you may find underneath!

Vacuum thoroughly. This is perhaps the most important step. Dirt and debris may have been ground into the carpet, or may fall into crevices that are difficult to reach. Brush the carpet vigorously to dislodge soil particles before vacuuming. Use the crevice tool to vacuum those tight spaces.

Now you need to attempt to remove any stains. It would be helpful if you know what these are, but if not, try to remember this general rule. Most stains are usually either organic (oil soluble) or inorganic (water-soluble). Some stains like blood, coffee, some dyes or urine, have special properties that require special treatment. Consult a professional carpet cleaner if you are in doubt about the appropriate procedure.

Organic stains, like grease, asphalt, gum, etc., must be removed with an organic solvent like alcohol, acetone, or a citrus oil derivative. Inorganic stains may be removed with water-soluble solvents.

Special stains like blood, coffee or urine must be treated first. Caution. Do not use hot solvents on blood stains.

Apply the recommended solvent with a trigger spray, then after about five minutes, blot and rinse repeatedly until the stain disappears.

Now, spray the carpet with hot emulsifier or “soap”. Allow it to react for ten to fifteen minutes, and then, use the carpet extractor to rinse and remove the soil solution. Use the upholstery tool or crevice tool where appropriate. Most of the moisture will be removed with the suction generated by the vacuum of the carpet extraction machine.