June 18th, 2019 by

Car detailing involves the thorough cleaning of a vehicle. It’s more than just a regular car wash as both the exterior and interior are given a deep clean to remove any dirt and grime the vehicle has accumulated since its last detailing.

Typically, car detailings include a number of services. Most dealerships and repair shop’s basic detailing provide an interior shampoo, an exterior wash and polish (which generally includes cleaning your vehicle’s windows and mirrors), a tire dressing (a product applied to tires that makes them look shiny and new), and sometimes an engine shampoo. More in-depth detailings may also include a clay bar treatment and fixing scratches or minor paint touch-ups.

Our Detailing Packages

At Midway Nissan in Whitby, we have three levels of detailing packages, Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Each package includes a different set of services to best suit the needs of your vehicle.

Bronze Detail Package

  • Exterior Wash (including rims)
  • Window Cleaning
  • Interior Vacuum

Silver Detail Package

  • Exterior Wash
  • Interior Vacuum (including trunk)
  • Tire Dress and Clean (including rims and wheel wells)
  • Window Cleaning
  • Chrome and Trim Polish
  • Interior Shampoo

Gold Detail Package

  • Exterior Hand Wash
  • Exterior Buff and Polish
  • Tire, Rim, Door Jam, and Wheel Well Cleaning
  • Contaminant Removal
  • Interior and Exterior Window Cleaning
  • Complete Interior Clean
  • Interior Vacuum
  • Interior Shampoo
  • Leather Conditioning
  • Engine Bay Cleaning

For more information on our detailing packages or to book an appointment with our service department, you can give us a call at 905-668-6828.

Package Costs

The cost of the car detailing and the amount of time needed to complete it depends on a number of different factors. The cost of the detailing is dependent on two things: how thorough of a detailing you would like and the size of your vehicle. Generally, the more in-depth the car detailing, the more it will cost. Many dealerships also have additional fees for larger vehicles. At Drive Autogroup, our detailing packages are separated into two categories: car detailings and SUV detailings.

At most body shops, you’ll need to leave your vehicle with the detailer for an entire day in order to get a full car detailing. In some situations, (for example a large vehicle or extremely in-depth detailing), you may need to leave your vehicle overnight as well.

The Importance of Car Detailing

At Drive Autogroup dealerships, our service advisors recommend getting your vehicle detailed at least once a year. This prevents dirt and grime from building up in the vehicle, as well as infestations. Recently, there’s been an increase in rodent infestations within vehicles. In most cases, these rodents are attracted to the vehicles because of leftover food or crumbs that may have been left in the vehicle. By bringing in your vehicle for a detailing, this can be avoided as food or crumbs that fall into hard-to-reach spots of the car can be removed during an interior car detailing.

Car detailing is an important part of your vehicle’s maintenance schedule. By keeping all the parts of your vehicle clean, especially the engine bay, not only are you able to avoid infestations within your vehicle, but the car is also able to run more efficiently, which maximizes the vehicle’s lifespan overall.

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