HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?
That is the reason we're all here, isn't it? It's the question everyone wants the answer to and the only easy answer is: Well, it depends. Detailing is incredibly nuanced, needs change from vehicle to vehicle, as does the price. Fortunately, we've come up with some guidelines that we use that might be helpful for you. The first guideline is we price our jobs based on what processes we will need to use to get the results you're looking for. We've split some of the other guidelines up into a few smaller chunks - Auto, RV and Boat, Airplane, and Motorcycle - to help get you to the info you need faster.
Auto Detailing Services
When determining the price of a detail for a particular vehicle, there are many things that must first be considered: There's the age and size of the vehicle and then we need to know the specifics of why this vehicle will be detailed. Does the owner have kids or pets? Do they park under trees, sun, or in a garage? Has it ever been detailed before? All of the answers to these questions (and some more) help let us know what processes we will need to use to get the results the customer wants. Once we know the processes we will be using, we can give a ballpark estimate, but ultimately, we won't know until we get in the vehicle and see how easily (or not) it is going to clean up. Because for us, the goal is always getting the results we're after, no matter how much it takes.
If you aren't a person who takes regular care for their vehicle, then you're probably looking for some level of interior reconditioning and/or paint correction--which is our specialty, so you're in the right place. All of these services are priced on a case-by-case basis.
Interior reconditioning includes processes like pet hair and stain removal, shampooing, leather/trim deep-cleaning and reconditioning, mold and mildew removal, addressing odors or smells, and others.
Paint correction deals with issues on the exterior of the vehicle. These processes include overspray removal, tree sap removal, road paint removal, scratch removal, compounding, polishing, waxing, wet sanding, and more.
Almost every single car that we work on needs some level of both interior reconditioning and paint correction and our average customer spends between $150-250 depending on the size and condition for the total cost of the detail. There will always be people that fall outside of this range, but it works as a general rule. If you still have questions, don't hesitate to give us a call at (336)528-4465 or book a detail below to find out what we can do for you.
RV & Boat Detailing Services
It may seem odd that we lumped RVs and boats into the same category. Even though they're both technically recreation vehicles, they fall on the opposite ends of recreation. It makes sense though because they're typically manufactured using similar materials and as a result they use similar processes. Our guidelines for pricing out these types of vehicles boils down to how big it is, what condition it's in, and what the customer is expecting out of the detail. For the most part, the types of services we offer for RVs & boats fall into two basic categories: Wash & Wax, and Gel Coat Reconditioning. There are some other services we offer--like mold removal, metal polishing, acid-stripping for hulls, roll-on rubber roofing, and others--which may need to be priced differently, but the bulk of our work on these types of vehicles is priced by the foot.
How much does it cost for a motorcycle detail?
"Motorcycle detailing is a little more straight forward," said no detailer ever. Motorcycles are especially complicated to price because there's so many variables. Regardless of those variables, we get started at $150 for most well-kept motorcycles. From there, all bets are off. There's the obvious stuff to adjust for, like better wax or paint correction. There's also more complicated stuff like metal polishing--Is it aluminum or chrome? Is it clear coated? Does it have rust? Are they spoke wheels, or one piece? Do the fenders cover the wheels? Are we taking the seat off? Is there a faring, dash, bags? Just as a rule of thumb, our average motorcycle customer usually spends $200-300 to get the results they want. We've usually found it helpful to have a conversation with our customers beforehand to find out their needs, then talk about pricing. If you have more questions, feel free to call us at (336)528-4465 or send us an email.
Detailing airplanes always starts with the same prep-work, not too much unlike cars. Instead of cleaning road grime from the paint, we remove the exhaust off of the belly, debug, wash, dry, vacuum, door jambs, dash and windows. The pricing is even tied to size and condition like cars--only the range changes. We can get closer with an estimate based on what category aircraft, but it all boils down to condition and what's needed to get it back to clean. If you've got questions about having your airplane detailed, give us a call at (336)528-4465 or send us an email.