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The Importance of Professional Car Detailing: Why It's Worth the Investment

Car detailing is more than just washing and waxing your vehicle. It's a thorough cleaning and rejuvenation process that not only makes your car look great, but also helps to protect it from damage and wear.

At its most basic level, car detailing includes washing and drying the exterior, cleaning the wheels and tires, and vacuuming and cleaning the interior. A professional detailing service will take these basic steps even further, using specialized tools and products to remove dirt, grime, and other contaminants that can harm your car's paint, trim, and upholstery.

For example, professional detailers use clay bars to remove stubborn contaminants that are embedded in the paint, and they use specialized polishes and waxes to restore the shine and protect the paint. They also use conditioners and protectants on the tires, and use steam cleaning, specialized shampoos, and protectants on the upholstery and carpets.

Aside from restoring the appearance of the car, regular detailing can help protect your vehicle's resale value. A well-maintained car will always hold its value better than one that has been neglected, and professional detailing is one of the best ways to keep a car in top condition.

Another benefit of professional car detailing is the prevention of rust and corrosion. Cars are exposed to a lot of harsh elements like rain, snow, salt, and UV rays, which can cause rust and corrosion to form on the undercarriage, in the wheel wells, and other areas that are not easily visible. Professional detailing can help remove these elements and protect your car against rust and corrosion.

So if you're looking to protect your car and keep it looking great, consider investing in professional car detailing. It's worth the investment, and will pay off in the long run.



Detailing the interior of a car can be quite complex, as it requires a thorough cleaning and rejuvenation process that goes beyond just vacuuming and wiping down surfaces. The complexity of detailing the interior of a car can depend on several factors such as the type of vehicle, the condition of the interior, and the level of detail required.

Here are some of the steps that are typically involved in detailing the interior of a car:

  1. Vacuuming: The first step is to remove loose debris, dust, and dirt using a high-powered vacuum cleaner. This includes vacuuming the seats, carpets, floor mats, and trunk.

  2. Cleaning and Conditioning: This step involves cleaning and conditioning the seats, door panels, dashboard, and other surfaces using specialized products that are designed to remove stains, grime, and other contaminants while conditioning and protecting the surfaces.

  3. Upholstery and Carpet Cleaning: After cleaning and conditioning the surfaces, it's time to deep clean the upholstery and carpets. This can be done using steam cleaning or specialized shampoos. This process helps to remove any embedded dirt and stains that may have been missed during the initial cleaning.

  4. Leather Cleaning and Conditioning: If the car's interior features leather seats or trim, it is important to clean and condition them. This is typically done using specialized leather cleaning and conditioning products.

  5. Odor Removal: This step is important as, over time, cars can develop unpleasant odors due to a variety of factors such as spills, smoking, and more. There are many different odor removal techniques such as odor generators, bio-enzymatic cleaners and more.

  6. Final Touches: Once the cleaning and detailing is complete, the final touches are added such as dressing the tires and cleaning the windows.

As you can see, detailing the interior of a car is a multi-step process that requires specialized equipment and products, as well as the skill and experience to properly clean and protect the various surfaces. This can be complex and time-consuming process to do it right.


Ceramic coatings and traditional waxes are both used to protect and enhance the appearance of a car's paint, but there are some key differences between the two:

  1. Durability: One of the main advantages of ceramic coatings is their durability. A ceramic coating can last for several years, whereas traditional waxes will typically last for only a few months. Ceramic coatings also provide better protection against environmental contaminants such as bird droppings, bugs, and road grime.

  2. Hydrophobic properties: Ceramic coatings also have hydrophobic properties, which means that they repel water, causing it to bead off the surface of the car, this also helps to prevent water spots. Traditional waxes do not have this feature and it is difficult to achieve this level of hydrophobic properties with traditional waxes.

  3. Chemical resistance: Ceramic coatings are also more resistant to chemicals like acid rain, road salt, and other harmful elements that a car is exposed to on a regular basis. Traditional waxes can be damaged by these chemicals over time.

  4. UV protection : Ceramic coatings provide better protection against UV rays which can cause fading and oxidation to a car's paint.

  5. Application and maintenance: Ceramic coatings require professional application and maintenance, but traditional waxes can be applied at home. However, ceramic coatings tend to be more expensive than traditional waxes, but in the long run, they can save you money and effort as they need to be reapplied less frequently.

Why Though?

Getting a car detailed can help increase its value and performance in a few ways:

  1. Aesthetics: A detailed car looks better than one that is dirty and unkempt. The paint will be shiny, the windows will be clean, and the interior will be spotless. This can make a car more attractive to potential buyers, which in turn can increase its value.

  2. Protection: Detailing involves more than just cleaning the car, it also includes protecting the car's paint, leather, and other surfaces. This can help prevent damage from the elements, such as UV rays and road grime, and keep the car looking newer for longer.

  3. Maintenance: Detailing can also include maintenance tasks such as tire rotation, oil changes, and other preventative maintenance tasks. This can help ensure that the car is running in top condition, which can improve its performance and fuel efficiency, as well as its resale value.

  4. Rust & Corrosion Prevention : Detailing help to protect the car against rust and corrosion, as cars are exposed to many harsh elements like rain, snow, salt, and UV rays. This can help to prevent rust and corrosion which can cause damage to the body of the car.

  5. Preservation : Detailing can help to preserve the car's original condition, as well as protect against wear and tear from regular use. Car detailing can help to remove dirt and stains from the upholstery, carpets, and other surfaces, leaving them looking like new again.

It's important to note that regular detailing is key for a car to keep its value and performance as it is a long-term process. Also, detailing should be done by professionals with the right equipment, products, and techniques.

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Made an appointment online first thing in the morning for a same day cleaning, let’s just say my kids leave a trail wherever they go. Showed up at my office on time, was very professional, and did an amazing job. He was even able to get some old stains out that others haven’t had any luck with. He even added in another quick clean on another vehicle! My car looks brand new and I didn’t have to miss anything as it was all done at my office! I will for sure be using again! - Melissa W.

My car came out amazing and I screwed up my appointment time and they accommodated me!!! I waited till the last minute and am 9 months pregnant but my car is pristine for my new baby! Can’t wait to use them again. - Laci D.

Hired this company to clean both of my vehicles. They arrived on time and did a great job. My Kids wreck my vehicles and they looked brand new after they were done. I like how convenient this service is. Will definitely use them again. - Corin B.

Bought a new car and was looking to get it washed for the first time. Saw some promising reviews so I used their online scheduler to book a quick wash. Tom showed up on time and was super professional. He talked about what I was looking for and I pointed out some scuffs which he buffed out in addition to the wash. Tom was very careful, attentive to detail and I'm definitely going to be calling him in the future, highly recommend - Toshit

Extremely happy with On The Spot's service. Arrived at my home right on (promised) time, very engaging and informative about not only services available to me but also educated me on my own vehicles paint/wax conditions. Will most certainly be booking again for my 2nd car. - Hank W

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Enzymes...The Next Big Thing...SUPER SAFE

Enzymes are a type of protein that catalyze chemical reactions and they can be used as an alternative to traditional chemicals for cleaning a car. Enzymes have several advantages over traditional chemicals:

  1. Environmental friendly: Enzymes are biodegradable and can be safely used without causing harm to the environment. They break down organic matter into natural substances that can be easily absorbed by the environment. In contrast, traditional chemicals can be harsh and leave behind harmful residues.

  2. Gentle on surfaces: Enzymes are gentle on surfaces and can effectively remove dirt, grime, and stains without damaging the car's paint or interior. They are effective at breaking down protein and carbohydrate-based stains, such as coffee, ketchup, and chocolate, without the need for harsh chemicals.

  3. Odor control: Enzymes can be used to remove odors that are caused by bacteria, mold, or mildew. They break down the organic matter that causes the odor, leaving the car smelling fresh and clean.

  4. Versatility : Enzymes can be used in a variety of cleaning applications, such as engine degreasing, wheel cleaning, and upholstery cleaning.

  5. Enzymes are proteins that catalyze biochemical reactions in the body, and are considered to be safe for use in many applications, such as food production and medical treatments. Enzymes are often used as an alternative to harsh chemicals because they can perform similar functions but with less toxicity. Additionally, enzymes are biodegradable and non-toxic, which means they break down easily and do not harm the environment.

  6. Non Carcinogenic regarding cancer, enzymes are not known to cause cancer. In fact, enzymes are present in the body and play important roles in many physiological processes.



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