What Is Car Detailing?

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If your new Lexus is starting to look a bit dirty, it might be time for interior car detailing. What is car detailing? Car detailing is a comprehensive restoration of your vehicle’s exterior and interior, including removing blemishes and scratches. You can DIY or have it done by a professional in West Palm Beach. Here at Lexus of Palm Beach, we answer the question, “What is car detailing?” and explain the process. Have questions? No problem. Contact us and let us know how we can help!



Items Needed For Car Detailing

If you want to detail your vehicle before hitting Delray Beach roads, you will need the following things:

  • Microfiber cloths
  • A vacuum cleaner
  • Car washing mitts
  • Carpet stain cleaner
  • A variety of small brushes
  • Window cleaner
  • Upholstery cleaner
  • Car-safe washing fluid/cleaner
  • Canned air
  • Surface protector for your vinyl and leather surfaces

How To Detail a Car

Follow the steps below, and you will know how to detail a car’s exterior:

  • Thorough Exterior Wash: Use a car-safe washing solution, water, and microfiber cloths to clean the outside of your vehicle thoroughly. Don’t use household detergents because they may strip the wax off your car’s surface. Be sure to frequently swap cleaning cloths because gritty dirt on the rags may scratch your car’s paint. Once it’s clean, dry it off with clean microfiber rags or towels.
  • Clean the Wheels: Clean your vehicle’s wheels using a solution made especially for car tires. Use a small brush to clean the dirt from the grooves and any hard-to-reach places.
  • Clean the Outside of the Windows: Use a glass cleaner to clean the outside of the windows and your car mirrors.
  • Wax Your Car: Waxing your car once or twice per year is always a good idea to give it that new car glow when on Lake Worth streets and help protect the paint.

Interior Car Detailing Steps

These are the steps for interior car detailing so you can drive around Palm Beach Gardens in a ride that’s fresh and clean:

  • Carpeting: Vacuum your carpet, and if you see any stains on the carpeting, use a stain remover and brush to remove the stains.
  • Door Interior: Use soap and water to clean the non-carpeted part of your car doors and then dry them with a cloth. Don’t forget to open your car doors to wash your door jambs’ metal and plastic parts.
  • Windows: Wash the inside of your car windows and rearview mirror with a window-cleaning solution.
  • Upholstery: After vacuuming the seats, remove any stains on the seats with a stain remover and brush. Let them dry with your car doors open to avoid mildew setting in.
  • Steering Wheel Column: Remove the dust from your steering column with a gentle cleaning solution.
  • Dashboard and Center Console: Use your small tools and the canned air to clean cracks and crevices, then dry completely with a microfiber cloth.

Lexus of Palm Beach Is Always at Your Service

If you prefer to leave the car detailing to the professionals, contact us at Lexus of Palm Beach for car detailing prices. From a new battery to an oil change and maintenance, we’re here to help. You can easily schedule a service appointment online. You should also check out our service specials to see if you can save some money on service in West Palm Beach!


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