Car Wash vs Car Interior Detailing: What’s the Difference?

Car Wash vs Car Interior Detailing: What’s the Difference?

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Every aspiring car owner knows that maintaining a car is a lot of work, from the exterior to the interior parts of the car, as well as the mechanical aspects of the vehicle, such as the engine, suspension, etc.

For the mechanical parts, regular servicing and maintenance at the authorised service centre will do the job. But what about the interior features of your car? Will a regular car wash service suffice, or would you need interior detailing to clean it thoroughly?

Well, it’s safe to say that keeping your car’s interior clean is necessary to ensure a comfortable ride. If you assume that a regular car wash will suffice, continue reading to learn about the difference between a car wash and car interior detailing.

What is a Car Wash?

A car wash is designed to clean the exterior of your car and make it look shiny. It typically involves vacuuming the interiors, handwashing the body, and waxing the vehicle. It may include wheel and tire polishing, undercarriage cleaning, and wiping down windows or doors.

That said, the primary purpose of a car wash is to remove dirt, debris, and other environmental grime from the surface of your car. You can wash the car yourself at home or at a car wash centre, which can take up to 15 minutes or longer.

What happens during a car wash?

The steps to washing your car at home are generally simple and easy. You rinse the car, soap it up, and rinse it with clean water. Professional car washers will go into the extra details by soaping it up and letting it sink in. They will then scrub it up before rinsing the soap. Afterwards, they will dry the body and windows and polish the wheels and tires.

What is Car Interior Detailing?

Car interior detailing is more in-depth as it involves thorough cleaning inside your vehicle. It typically includes vacuuming, upholstery cleaning, dashboard cleaning, carpet shampooing or steam cleaning, air freshening and more.

That said, the primary purpose of car interior detailing is to restore or maintain that new car look while boosting the retail value of your car. Although you can find DIY guides for car interior detailing, it is typically done by professionals, which can take up the entire day.

What happens during a car interior detailing?

When you send your car to a car detailing workshop, the detailers will first wash and dry your vehicle before they proceed to detail the interior. Next, they will vacuum the interior and use a steam-cleaning machine to eliminate any odour. Afterwards, they will apply a leather conditioner and shine the dashboard if necessary.

Which is the Superior Option?

The only difference between a car wash and interior detailing is that the latter is more thorough and covers a broader range of services. Car washes generally clean the exterior of your car and may also do a quick vacuum for the interior, whereas a full-service detail will clean your vehicle inside out.

Some people use both services to keep their cars in pristine condition. They may use a regular car wash for a monthly service and then get an interior detail every six months, depending on their circumstances.

A regular car wash will suffice if you rarely expose your car to the outdoors and your interior is still in pristine condition. However, if you want to go the extra mile in giving your car interior the ultimate cleaning, consider car interior detailing in Singapore.

Get Your Car Interior Detailing at Lambency Detailing

Detailing your car interior doesn’t have to be a tedious one. Still, one of the most popular options is sending it to a car detailing workshop in Singapore, like Lambency Detailing.

As a one-stop automotive centre for all your car needs, we offer comprehensive car interior detailing solutions that use only 100% genuine SONAX products from Germany to ensure the quality of your car’s interior.

Find out more about Lambency Detailing’s different products and services here. Book an appointment with us to get your car interior protected now! WhatsApp: (65) 9658 5808 Email: lambency@quantum-globe.com

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