Common express detailing services - Professional Carwashing & Detailing

Common express detailing services

Find out what is on express detailing menus across the country.

Exactly what services are performed on the express menu? It depends on who you ask. Across the country there is a large range of services performed which operators call express detailing. But the most common express services are the following four:

  1. Exterior hand wax
  2. Interior "super clean"
  3. Seat cleaning
  4. Mat and carpet shampoo.

The express hand wax typically involves a quick application of an easy-on/easy-off wax product with short-term durability. Additionally, the windows are cleaned, and the tires are dressed. 

The interior super clean service typically involves a vacuum, dust and light wipe-down of the interior as well as dressing the dash and other panels. The seat cleaning option involves either extracting fabric seats or cleaning and conditioning leather seats. The mat and carpet shampoo involves extraction of those items.

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