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Auto Detailing Services: Comparing Apples to Apples

Spring is here, and you know what that means….  It’s time to wash and detail your car!

 

Truthfully, springtime is a fine time to clean your vehicle. It’s the perfect time to get rid of that thin coat of yellow pollen, dead bugs on your windshield, and the grime accumulated from your daily commute.

 

However, did you know that if you Opti-Coat your vehicle, you can wash it less and still protect it better? Here’s a comparison of basic car wash services versus Opti-Coat detailing services so you can compare apples to apples.

 

Basic car wash found in the East Bay region:

A typical basic car wash may include an interior vacuum, soft cloth wash, wheel clean, and dry.

  • Prices range between $5 - $20.  

  • Average time the car stays clean:  1 week

 

Mini Detail at Orinda Auto Detail:

A mini detail includes exterior hand wash, rims cleaned, chamois dry, interior vacuum, cupholders cleaned, tires dressed.  

  • Prices start at $34.95, depending on size and condition of vehicle.

  • Average time the car stays clean:  1 - 2 weeks

 

Exterior Detail at Orinda Auto Detail:

Exterior detailing includes a decontamination wash, clay bar to remove contaminants, fallout, tree sap and paint gloss enhancement with polishing compound.

  • Price = $275.00 depending on size and condition of vehicle.

  • Average time the car stays clean: 1 - 3 months with a quick rinse

 

Complete Detail at Orinda Auto Detail:

This complete detail includes an interior cleaning of all plastic and leather surfaces, seat cleaning, carpets and mats shampooed and leather conditioning. A complete detail also consists of an Exterior detail which includes a decontamination wash, clay bar to remove contaminants, fallout, tree sap and paint gloss enhancement with polishing compound.

  • Price = $375.00 depending on size and condition of vehicle.

  • Average time the car stays clean: 1 - 3 months with a quick rinse

 

Opti-Coat Pro at Orinda Auto Detail:

Prep for Opti-Coat Pro application, which includes a start with hand wash to decontaminate the paint. Then a degreasing of the wheels, wheel barrels, and wheel wells to remove all accumulated dirt. Clay bar is then used on the paint to remove all surface contaminates. Next, the vehicle is rinsed and dried using waffle waves towels and compressed air to eliminate drips. We tape all plastic and trim to perform three steps of polishing for paint correction and paint gloss enhancement. Lastly, we apply Opti-Coat Pro to paint, wheel faces, headlights and tail lights, and Opti-Glass the front windshield.

  • Price: Need to see vehicle for a quote

  • Average time Opti-Coat Pro lasts:  Warranty for 5 years

 

If you want a car wash that is through, yet affordable, consider a Mini Detail at Orinda Auto Detail. If, however, you want your commuter car to look shiny and new again, and stay cleaner longer, consider giving it a complete detail or Opti-Coat Pro detail at Orinda Auto Detail. Either way, you will feel like the proud owner of a well-cleaned car.

 

To book a car wash or detail service, contact Orinda Auto Detail at 925-254-2011 or email [email protected]. We are located at the Flying A Gasoline station at 22 Bryant Way in Orinda, California. See you soon!

 

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