With so many companies offering valeting services it can be hard to differentiate between them all and know which one to choose. In order to help you select the one that best suits your needs you need to ask yourself whether you are looking for a valeting company that offers purely a Car Cleaning service or one that also offers a range of Car Detailing services.
In valeting terms Car Cleaning refers to the process of cleaning, polishing and waxing a vehicle in order to make it look as near to the condition as when it left the showroom on the day that you purchased it.
What is included in a car valet will vary slightly from company to company however you will find that generally their offering will be relatively similar and will include cleaning of the wheels, washing, polishing and waxing of the bodywork and polishing of both the bright work and the glass.
From an interior point of view you should expect all areas of the interior including the dash, control console, seats, carpets, luggage areas and vents to be vacuumed. Any soiled areas such as upholstery, trim and carpet should also be wet cleaned in order to lift any stains.
With regards the exterior a range of chemicals, tools and accessories will be used to clean off as much soiling as possible prior to the bodywork being polished and waxed.
A car valet is more than adequate should you be looking purely for your car to be cleaned and more enjoyable to drive however if you are looking for more just than an extensive clean you need to source a company that offers specialised Car Detailing services.
The main differences between the two types of service are the processes that are used. With detailing different tools are used to remove marks, scratches and blemishes that ruin the vehicles appearance. Detailing can be used on most surfaces however more popular detailing services include plastic bumper and wing mirror repair and alloy wheel refurbishment. It can however extend to full body restoration should this be required.
When making a booking with a valeting company you need to be clear on what services you require to ensure that you get the result that you are looking to achieve. The majority of companies have a website so you can check what services they offer plus many now have testimonials from previous clients which can help give you an indication of the type of work they do.