How Much Does a Detail Cost?

One of the first questions a car owners want to know when they call us is: How much does a detail cost?

Although this may seem like a straight forward, easy to answer question, it isn't. Let me do my

best to explain.

Just like the purchase of your vehicle, with all the options available, the price range can vary drastically. That base model Camaro starting about $25k can easily double or even balloon to $60k after adding in those features and accessories.

Why do people opt for loading a vehicle up with features and accessories? Most people understand that getting what they want the first time so as to not have any regrets down the road is important. When the average American spends 101 minutes a day in their car, you want to make sure that time is the most comfortable and enjoyable time.

Though the results from detailing are more short-term in most respects, the principles of a car purchase can apply to detailing.

Understanding what you want and what needs to happen to get what you want is critical to getting the most out of your purchase.

Unfortunately, some people only focus on price, hiring the cheapest detailer and end up spending even more money to get it done again, properly. In this industry the saying, "you get what you pay for" couldn't be more true.

Here are some common add-ons, on top of say a basic wash, when it comes to detailing:

  • Waxing

  • Ceramic Coating

  • Clay Bar

  • Buffing/Polishing

  • Headlight Restoration

  • Scratch Repair

  • Shampooing

  • Steam Cleaning

  • Stain Removal

  • Engine bay Cleaning

  • Black Trim Restoration

  • Paintless Dent Repair

  • Fabric Repair

  • Fabric Protection

  • Window Polishing and Coating

As you can see, there can be a few options to consider. When you receive a quote from us, we go over each option as to educate you on the benefits and to better understand the importance to you.


Can you do it yourself? You sure can.

Aside from the tools needed for Paintless Dent Repair, which most detailers don't do because of the sheer amount of time needed to become experienced, you can easily purchase everything else.

Included in your purchase would be, towels, chemicals, waxes, buffer, polisher, sandpaper, steamer, extractor, buckets, brushes and a few other little tools of the trade.

Average cost would be between $1,000 - $3,500, based on whether you opt for the higher ticket items like the steamer, extractor and buffer.

You could even go to stores like Walmart to pick up most of the chemicals and supplies. Most of these products are sub-par, consumer grade products which will most likely leave a mess and not give the desired results.

Detailing is an Art

There is a level of experience that is needed to do a proper detail. There is a science behind what we do, understanding the chemicals we work with so as to not to stain or discolor leather seats. Or knowing the difference between single and two stage paint to know what can and can't be done on it.

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