Car Detailing and PPF in Sacramento, California.

4 Things Every Car Enthusiast Must Consider When Choosing A Car Detailing Service

When you’re proud of your ride, you don’t want a detailer that just cleans it. You NEED a car detailing service that protects your investment. Our car detailing services will make your car look like you just drove it fresh off the lot– even as dust, debris, and rocks fly up and threaten your stunning paint job. 

As Sacramento’s only certified Master Detailer with 10+ years of experience perfecting the appearance of Audi, Dodge, Ferrari, Porsche, and Tesla vehicles–  we know what it takes to restore paint and headlights, treat leather, neutralize odors, and apply paint protection film what will safeguard your car’s paint for years to come. Today, our expert car detailers are going to tell you exactly what you need to consider when choosing the right detailing company for you. 


Tip #1– Check Reviews

Photos can be manipulated and good marketers can always craft a pretty story, so what you really want to look at is the satisfaction of a detailer’s current and former clientele. Detail Maniac recommends checking Google reviews, Facebook reviews, and Yelp. After all, people with no vested interest in a business are a lot more likely to open up and tell you all about the good, the bad, and the ugly. 

When reading through reviews, look to see if the company has worked on cars like yours before. You’ll also want to check what services they’ve provided, look for attention to detail, and a great customer experience. It’s always great when you find a reliable detailer that you can continue to go back to– and professionalism, communication, and expertise are great indicators that they’ll consistently provide superior services to you. 

Tip: Deep dive into the top 5 results on Google Maps. Google generally recommends trustworthy local detailers by looking at positive reviews. If you don’t find the right fit immediately, keep looking! Your dream detailer might just live further away so they didn’t quite make the top 5 in your area, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re any less talented or dedicated. 


Tip #2– Professional Website

Once the reviews have given you the low down on the company, you’ll want to visit their website and verify that they’re professional, experienced, and have the resources needed to do the job right. Check to make sure they’re a credible company by looking at their certifications and specialties, news sources and directories where they’ve been recognized for their work, and proof of the work they’ve completed. 

This is also a great opportunity to see if they offer the services you’re looking for, who you’ll be working with, what awards they’ve won, and what sets them apart from other local detailers. 

Bonus: Since California has been heavily affected by droughts since 2000, it’s a huge benefit if detailers utilize waterless carwash technology or have developed a minimal water waste washing system. 


Tip #3– Full-Service Car Detailing & Paint Protection Coatings

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A basic car detailing job generally includes an exterior wash, claying, polishing, waxing, interior cleaning, and tire treatments. The whole process can take a few hours, but it’s great for general maintenance. Rest assured, detailing will keep your car fresh and your paint job gleaming.


However, if you paid a lot for your car or are just a car enthusiast, you may want to invest in professional-grade coatings like Opti-Coat, PPF, Suntek Clear Bra film, or some other form of paint protection. You may also elect to get more custom cleaning services like steaming, a paint touch-up, windshield repairs, and more. If that stuff is important to you, make sure you hire a company equipped to do it correctly. 


Tip #4– Car Detailing Customer Service

Big detailing jobs can take a while to get done. If your car is the only one you have to drive or it just happens to cost more than your kid’s college education, then you want to know what kind of progress is happening. Talk to your detailer about the best way to reach out for updates. You’ll also want to check reviews again to confirm that they’re telling the truth. 

You can also ask around about other ways they provide excellent customer care and a one-of-a-kind detailing experience. Some things Detail Maniac has done to help our clientele include ordering a ride for our client so she could come pick up her car when she didn’t have transportation during the day, being kind and transparent to every client that walks through our shop doors, and never cutting corners. 


Detail Maniac– Sacramento Car Detailing

Our Sacramento car detailers are here for car enthusiasts who are ready to protect their vehicles. That doesn’t mean your car has to be the most expensive. Just that you’re ready to invest in maintenance and car care that will protect it for years to come. 

Detail Maniac is a full-service and environmentally friendly car detailing shop. We specialize in complete automotive care, paint restoration, and paint protection. Currently, we are prioritizing paint protection film, ceramic coatings, and window tint. If you’re interested in scheduling car detailing services or just want to hear more about our detailing specialties give us a call at (916) 579-7520 or stop by our shop at 2765 Crosby Way in Sacramento.