It’s that time of the week. Your car is coated in dust and smudges, and the very idea of getting inside it induces a headache. You could wash it yourself, but you have far better ways to spend your time. The solution? Call a mobile detail team. They will drive to you, wherever you are. At the office, in a camp site, at a house party, by the beach – as long as there’s an access road, pin it (on your Google map) and they will come.
It costs less … in utilities
The cost of washing your car isn’t just in the price tag. Every wash uses around 200 litres of water, more if you’re cleaning your interiors. You have to wash and rinse your carpets and seat covers, and the underbody may need several rounds as well. Then, to get rid of that damp smell and avoid mould or lichen, you want the car completely dry.
When you call in a mobile detailer, they bring something you probably don’t have at home – a blower or specialised car vacuum to get rid of every last drop of moisture. They also bring their own water tank and power source, so they won’t affect your utility bill.
It won’t mess with your weekend plans
What are you up to this weekend? Hot date? Netflix and chill? Cookout and a game? Washing your car will interrupt any agenda, whether it requires you to leave the house and drive to the carwash, or put on your shorts and work the hose yourself. If you hire mobile detailers, you can proceed with your plans as they attend to your wheels. Carry on cleaning, cooking, or sleeping while your car is left gleaming right in your own driveway.
It’s available wherever you are
If you have a car, then you have a road, and if you have a road, then you can access mobile detailing. The concept is they have a cleaning van with everything they require to wash your car, including a polish and wax if you need it. Well-established mobile detailers have franchises all over Australia and New Zealand, with some even servicing Fiji and surrounding islands. As long as they can get to you, they can clean for you.
It’s minutely specific
When you wash your car at home, you probably don’t follow a particular routine or strategy. You just soap everything, rinse everything, and let it dry by air. Then maybe you shine it a little. But sometimes, you want a particular portion of your car to get some TLC. Or maybe you’re preparing it for a special occasion.
Maybe it’s a second-hand birthday present and you want it to look new…er. You could get a pre-sale detail that will leave it in showroom condition. Or maybe you want to get rid of a bachelorette-party smell, clean the underbody after a swamp drive, or clarify the headlights. Mobile car detail services offer all these options, either individually or combined into a comprehensive package.
It protects between washes
After your car is clean, you could request a coat of paint protector, to keep your body work glossy. The sealant film is effective against road salts, bird poop, lime, acid rain, and minor roadside scrapes. You can also ask your car detailers to go over your car with paint correctors, getting rid of any dints and scratches that are marring your car. You certainly don’t get that kind of service at the charity high school carwash.
It doesn’t talk back
Your first carwash option is probably a teenage relative, and even if you’re paying them, they’ll whine the entire time and try to cut corners around the process. Worse, they’ll bargain on the cost, whether it’s a few dollars or vehicular access or their Saturday night date. It’s so much easier to deal with someone who is polite, friendly, charming, unobtrusive, and comes with a fixed price. Less stressful too.
So the next time some bratty kid scrawls a ‘wash me’ on your car, don’t grumble your way to the nearest hose and brush. Pick up the cell phone, open your favourite browser, and find a mobile car detailer near you. We promise, they’re everywhere!