Frequently Asked Questions
- How much time should I expect to leave my car for a complete detail?
- Can I take my car to automated car washes after a detail?
- Will my interior be dry when I pick up my car?
- Do you use non-aggravating solutions for interior detailing?
- Why should I detail my car during bad weather or off season?
- Can I get a ride?
- My interior has stains. Can you get them all out?
- Can you eliminate odors?
- Does the seat & carpet dye come off?
- How long will the wax last?
How much time should I expect to leave my car for a complete detail?
A: Typically one full day unless we run into unusual circumstances i.e. excessive dog hair, mold from moisture saturation or that unusually dirty Suburban that's been hauling eight kids for an unknown period of time.
Can I take my car to automated car washes after a detail?
A: We hope not... these are typically abrasive and will dull the finish and strip the wax, touchless washes over compensate with chemicals. Stay away!!
Will my interior be dry when I pick up my car?
A: Yes. We use carpet & upholstery extractors that use nominal pressure combined with temperatures ranging from 125˚ to 180˚ which greatly enhances the dry time of the surface fibers all the way down to the weave of carpet.
Do you use non-aggravating solutions for interior detailing?
A: The solutions we use in the interior detail process are all non aggravating. Upon request we can offer an organic cleaning product if this concerns you. There is an added charge for this.
Why should I detail my car during bad weather or off season?
A: The key to longevity of paint is to correctly & frequently maintain it. Regardless of the wet or dry seasons, the environment will continue to dish out unexpected surprises, most of which you do not see until a nice dry day. Proper Clay Bar routines combined with Polishing & Waxing will set a hard barrier on the paint to help eliminate the slow destruction of your finish.
Can I get a ride?
A: Probably, as long as you don't have to go to Lincoln City! We like to minimize our liability whenever possible and not deliver customers, but if you are in a pinch... we will help.
My interior has stains. Can you get them all out?
A: We are successful 90% of the time. Most organic or food based stains come out. Black coffee is a bit tough depending on the material.
Can you eliminate odors?
A: This depends on the problem. Urine by human or beast is always difficult. If it has soaked deep into the foam of the seat, we usually have to replace the foam. Mold and waterleak odors can usually be remieded through a cold water Enzyme process. Dairy is also something that has to have Enzymes applied.
Does the seat & carpet dye come off?
A: No. Our product is the best in the industry. We prepair all surfaces properly to ensure longivity of the product.
How long will the wax last?
A: This depends on the care of the painted surface. Any automated car wash system is not going to be good for the finish reguardless if it is touchless. Hand Washing is always best. This will ensure a good 6 to 9 months of protection.
How does water effect when cleaning the engine?
A: Each car responds differently to moisture in the engine compartment. Factors like age, model & general condition weigh strong in the end result when it comes to functionality. Autobella will not be responsible for potential water damage or operational malfunction of a vehicle due to cleaning of the engine or related parts during the detail process.
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