Steve’s Detailing & Hand Car Wash Blog

Welcome to Steve’s Detailing & Hand Car Wash blog for our business located in Denver Colorado.  You’ll find interesting articles and tips on these pages and get an introduction to the car detailing industry and our insights in these services that we love to provide our customers.

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Questions to ask your car detailer

Is it your first time hiring a professional auto detailer? If so, there are a few things you’ll want to know to get an insight into the interior car detailing process. Here are some questions you can ask your auto detailer to help you make an informed decision. Which cleaning methods suit my vehicle? Are…
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On the road again!

Sorry if you’re going to be listening to that Willie Nelson classic in your head for the rest of the day! But, as our nation starts to return to a more normal life, then your car is likely to be enjoying more use than it might have during the last few months. So, now might…
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What do you hate most about keeping your car clean?

There can be a range of different answers, starting with the whole process! Some folk are so pleased to leave the whole job to experts and simply enjoy the outcome. Interestingly, we often hear from customers that a pet hate is vacuuming the interior. It is quite fiddly to get into every corner and crevice…
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Glue, scuffs and other dashboard marks…

Vehicle owners often make their dashboards look worse for wear when they perform DIY cleaning. The primary problem is that dashboard materials are fragile, especially leather and vinyl, and require special handling to prevent surface damage and stains. Consider the following: Many drivers affix products to their dashboards with adhesive tape. They later remove these…
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Doing a ‘Sherlock’ on your car

Holmes that is! The famous detective was often pictured, magnifying glass in hand, examining the most minute of detail to find the result he required. While we might not quite resort to a magnifier, the car detailer team here at Steve’s Detailing do end our car wash process with the most careful of inspections. We…
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Why professional detailers always use more than one bucket…

Unless a luxury car has been rated a collector’s item, it loses value over time. A damaged paint job from improper cleaning causes extra expense related to paint-repair costs, especially if the paint has a special formulation. For this reason, a professional car detailer uses the two-bucket method: The first bucket contains a soapy approved…
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How to know you’re working with a professional car detailer

If you’re thinking about selling your vehicles in the next few months, then you have a lot on your plate. Cars lose their shine with time. And to get the best value and increase your chances of selling fast, consider auto detailing. But getting the right car detailer is not a walk in the park.…
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Weekly at-home interior vehicle touch-ups

Between detailing appointments, you can stay on top of your vehicle’s tidy interior by keeping this handy checklist nearby. Every week you can check off the following suggested tasks: Wipe down the vinyl, plastic, or leather surfaces with a damp, lint-free cloth. Remove and shake out the floor mats, vacuuming underneath if necessary. Collect and…
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Leather detailing for your fine automobile

2 ways to protect your leather seats

If you have a leather interior in your car, maintenance may always be on your mind. Maybe you are hesitant to try car detailing services out of a fear of the wrong products being used. The best way to learn about leather is to think about it like skin: the key is to lock in…
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When is the right time to have your vehicle detailed?

Many people have their vehicles professionally detailed too little. The best time for a vehicle owner to invest in professional detailing, which involves cleaning, restoration and finishing work, is when any of the following occurs: You don’t have time to clean it: If your vehicle has a buildup of dirt/mud, pollen, tar and other debris,…
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What is oxidation and how does it harm my car?

This is a question we have been asked more than once; so here’s what happens during oxidation… Whether driving or stationary, it’s obvious that every part of your car is always coming into contact with molecules of oxygen. Technically, oxidation is the loss of electrons during a reaction by an atom, ion or molecule. Over…
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A springtime inspection of your car

With the better weather ahead of us, it’s time to emerge from winter, dust ourselves down, and get ready to enjoy our Colorado climate. It’s a good time to take a closer look at your car to see how it’s survived the winter. Here are some clues that it might benefit from a sprucing-up… Is…
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