Hi All—Rico here!

This is the time of year in West Seattle that we spend a lot of time working on making our client’s cars shiny, clean and beautiful, inside and out!

Having said that, it takes a lot of elbow grease, and smarts to make sure we get the job done right. This month we'd like to share about detailing jobs and getting a good quote.

A good quote doesn't come over the phone
We receive a lot of calls at the shop with questions about our detailing services. Many people request a price to detail their car over the phone.

I sure wish I had the super power where I could see through the phone to be able to see your car! Wouldn’t that be cool? Without being able to see the car in person, I’m not able to see the specifics of your car to be able to give you an accurate quote.

There are so many variables with each car that impact your final detailing price.

For instance, the pet impact
Some clients bring their pets everywhere. So, a car that has furry friends, and her humans, means more hair, pet dander to tackle. And there's also the pet smells to remove

Size of Vehicle
Some cars are really big. The size of the car is a big determining factor with cost. A larger car will take much longer than a smaller car.

Some cars have stains or “oops” spots in the interiors too. These can take a little more time to get out.

Some cars have finicky interiors. Every surface needs to be treated and handled differently. Some even require special methods for treatment that can take more time.

Without being able to see your car and know all of these factors, it’s really hard to know what exactly it would take to give it the real spa day it deserves, and the results you expect.

And I don’t know about you, but I am not a fan of being quoted something and then finding out it’s going to be more! So, cruise on down and let us take a quick look at your car to be able to give you an accurate quote for your next detail job.

Enjoy your best summer yet, in your clean, shiny, beautiful car!