Frequently Asked Questions
What is auto detailing?
Auto detailing is the performance of an extremely thorough cleaning, polishing and waxing of an automobile, both inside and out, to produce a show-quality level of detail. It can be practiced for personal satisfaction, and it is also performed to prepare a car for car shows that feature the appearance of cars. Besides improving the appearance of cars, detailing helps to preserve the car, and thus, increases resale value.
How often should I get a detail?
Detailing needs can vary from customer to customer and car to car. This is probably going to vary depending upon local conditions, how often you drive, what kind of wear and tear the car takes, etc. Common practice is twice a year.
How do I know if there is wax on my car?
A good way to tell if it's time to wax your car is by the water bead test. Sprinkle some water on your car, and if the water beads that form are more than 1/2-inch in diameter or if it doesn't bead up at all, it's time to wax the car.
What is the difference between wax and polish?
Polish is a mildly abrasive substance which sands the surface of paint smooth and allows it to shine. Polishing your car can remove imperfections, scratches and oxidation. A Polish is mildly abrasive (some are more abrasive than others), and this is why it restores shine.
Car wax is a waxy substance that is rubbed onto a vehicle's exterior. It is then allowed to dry before being wiped off, creating a protective layer for the vehicle's paint and clear coat from the ultraviolet rays of the sun, which can fade the color of a car's paint. It also protects the car from dirt, from road salt during inclement weather, and helps prevent rust. Auto enthusiasts use car wax on a regular basis to extend the life of a car.
Why choose us?
Returning a lease, selling your car, or just looking to rejuvenate the life of your vehicle? Here at Maplewood Auto Salon we are able to provide all the auto detailing services you require. Our Maplewood auto detailing center is conveniently located to provide you with the service your automobile needs with the least amount of hassle.
From basic car cleaning and car detailing services to extras such as paintless dent removal, paint and rust protection, and custom Paint Protection Film (PPF) installation Maplewood Auto Salon has you covered. Help maintain the value of your vehicle and get the most you can out of it. Here are some of our testimonials.
How long does a detail last?
How long a detail last is up to many factors including how well the owner maintains it, the conditions it faces and how often it is driven.
How long does a detail take?
It all depends on the condition of your vehicle and what services you have decided to have done on it. In addition to a quote we are happy to provide a time estimate based on your vehicle.
Do you guys do mobile?
Sorry, at this moment we are not offering mobile services.
Have more questions?
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- Maplewood Auto Salon
- 2610 Maplewood Drive
Maplewood MN 55109