My goal is to be a voice of reason in an industry that is saturated with hype and false advertising. I will cut to the chase and transform you into an informed consumer by explaining what auto
detailing is really all about.
David M. Helmer
Car Detail Prices
If you are looking for a detailer who gets the job done right, on time, every time, we are definitely the service for you..
This site was designed to give you as much perspective as possible so that you can become an informed consumer. While this may seem like an unnecessary complication of something very simple, our customers appreciate the insight.
Please click the links below for more information on the following topics.
PREMIERE SERVICE DETAIL
Decontaminate paint and glass with the use of detailing clay
(This will remove embedded grime and contamination from your paint)
Degrease and dress wheel wells
Degrease and dress tires
Clean wheels including the inside (the barrels) if applicable
(This will not be possible on all vehicles)
Clean doorjambs and sills
Remove road tar and bugs
Fully detail rocker panels
Full vacuum including trunk
Thoroughly clean, shampoo and detail all interior surfaces including but not limited to: carpet, floor mats, upholstery, leather, vinyl, LCD screens, console, glove compartment, cubby holes, steering wheel, instrument cluster, gauges, etc…
Heavy-duty leather cleaning
Leather conditioning using a light, non-greasy solution.
Removal of scuff marks from threshold kick plate
Cars / Mini Trucks: Starting at $325
Black Cars: Starting at $375
Small SUV’s / Mini Vans / Mini Trucks: Starting at $375
Black Small SUV’s / Mini Vans / Extended Cabs: Starting at $425
Full-Sized SUV’s / Vans / Trucks: Starting at $450
Black Full-Sized SUV’s / Vans / Trucks: Starting at $475
Exterior service from above
Starting at $225
Interior service from above
Starting at $225
KEY POINTS TO CONSIDER
Please keep in mind these are starting prices. This is because not all dirt is created equal and not all cars are equally dirty. The time and effort required to take your vehicle from where it is, to where you want it to be, is a key factor in determining price. But if you want to stick to an exact price, we can do that, too. We can discuss this at the time of your appointment or before.
Some things that will affect price:
-Excessive dirt, spills and stains
-Excessively dirty headliner – As a rule, we only spot clean headliners. But if yours is excessively dirty, this will affect price.
-Your car has never been detailed
-Your car is five years old or older
Please let us know if there are any other concerns you have – For example: your car has water spots that you would like removed.
Or perhaps your paint has scratches, oxidation or swirl marks that you
would like us to address at the time of your appointment….
Please note these issues will require more work which will affect price.
What Do Our Customers Tell Us?
My car has never looked this good!!!
I never expected my car to be this #^&%ing clean!
My car has not looked this good since the day I bought it!
I have never had my car detailed like this before!
Auto Detailing Explained
Perhaps you have never had your car detailed and you are wondering what detailing is all about. Or perhaps you have had your car detailed but you never had the time or the interest to examine the process. For a more detailed explanation, please visit:
Frequently Asked Questions
Whether a first timer or not, I am quite sure you will love the end result -
a car, truck, boat or RV as clean and shiny as the day you bought it!
Auto Detailing is the art of restoring your car to showroom - like condition. Your car's interior will be detailed using different cleaners, shampoos, steamers, a hot water extractor and so on.. Your car's exterior will be detailed using compound, polishes, various machine buffers, wax, etc... Ideally, the end result is a car that looks brand-new. Although this is not always possible, it is our goal!
Additional Detailing Services:
Paint correction is generally performed with the use of heavy-duty compounds, polishes and high-speed buffers. We have heard many horror stories of damage caused by these powerful buffers when used by a novice. THE TRUTH IS THAT A BUFFER ITSELF IS NOT THE DANGER - THE INEXPERIENCED USER IS THE DANGER! These powerful tools produce professional results when they are placed in the right hands. But in the hands of a novice, they can and will cause harm!
If you are not happy with the current condition of your paint, we can discuss your options. Our Premiere Service will be the most appropriate and realistic service for most of you reading this. But we realize that some of you will require more. If you are somebody with a very discerning eye for details and you want to raise the level of your paint's condition, we can help!!!
Swirl marks / Spider Webbing
Swirl marks are very fine scratches in your paint's clear coat. They can be very frustrating because they are often seen the most under the bright sun. They can be caused by a number of things, such as:
Dust removal from a dry surface
Consumer grade "Cleaner Waxes" that are very abrasive
Improper use of a high speed buffer
Boat Detailing - Santa Clara County
For a more detailed description of boat detailing and pricing, please visit:
Boat Detailing of Santa Clara County
In general, boat detailing costs between $15.00 to $20.00 per foot, based on condition. This price range includes the inside, outside and the trailer.
Rest assured, I use only the highest quality and most expensive marine grade products for boat detailing.
RV Detailing Santa Clara County
For a more complete description of RV detailing, please visit:
RV Detailing of Santa Clara County
As mentioned above, we only use the highest quality marine grade / RV detailing products when detailing RV's.
Paint Correction - Per Quote
Paint correction is the art of restoring your car's paint to showroom like appearance. This happens by reducing or eliminating imperfections such as swirl marks, scratches and oxidation. These are the most common causes of dullness on your paint.
Our engine detailing prices range from $45 to $70. As with detailing in general, your price will depend on how thorough you want us to be. We can do a quick degrease and leave it at that, or we can thoroughly detail every nook and cranny in your engine bay as well as detail the underside of the hood.
Polycarbonate (plastic) headlights have a layer of clear coat. This outer layer oxidizes and causes cloudiness. This layer needs to be completely removed. The remaining surface is sanded in multiple stages, buffed several times with a rotary buffer and then polished to clarity. We then seal the headlights with a marine grade sealant. Although this sounds complex, it is necessary to produce professional results and to PREVENT the problem from recurring!
DH MOBILE AUTO DETAILING
650 208 5435
Serving Santa Clara County!