What’s the difference between Car Wash and Car Detailing?

What’s the difference between Car Wash and Car Detailing?

If you’ve ever been confused about the difference between car wash Christchurch and car detailing, don’t worry—you’re not alone. We hear this question all the time at our auto shop in Dallas. To help clear things up, we’ve put together this guide with everything you need to know about these two different services:

What is Car Wash

The basic difference between a [car wash](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car_wash) and a [detailing](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detailer) is the extent to which you clean the vehicle’s exterior, interior and wheels and tires. The most basic car wash Christchurch involves cleaning just the exterior of your car with soap and water or special solutions like clay bar treatment (more on that later). On top of that, they may also wash your wheels and tires as well as other parts of your vehicle that require cleanings, such as the engine bay or underbody areas like floor mats or storage compartments like glove box etc.

Detailing it can get much more involved than just a simple wash because detailers go further into every crevice of your vehicle, looking for dirt buildup in hard-to-reach areas like door jambs, under seats, and folds; in vinyl surfaces; cracks in dashboards etc… Detailing involves using specialized products like shampoos designed specifically for automotive use so they won’t damage paintwork or other finishes found on automobiles today, such as chrome trim pieces used on bumpers, chrome grills etc…

What is Car Detailing

Car detailing is the process of cleaning and treating your car’s exterior, interior, and wheels. It can include such services as washing, waxing, polishing, and cleaning.

If you’re thinking about getting a detailed job done on your vehicle but don’t know if it’s worth the money—and if so—what exactly are you paying for when you pay for a car detailing service? We’ll explain what goes into each step of the process so that you can decide which services make sense for your situation.

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Car Wash VS Car Detailing

So you have a car, and you want to keep it looking clean. You go to the same place every week (or every day!) to get your car washed. But what’s the difference between getting your vehicle washed and having it detailed?

Car washing is a quick and simple process that removes dirt, dust and any other debris from your vehicle’s exterior—and maybe even some of its interior. Car detailing provides even deeper cleaning of the entire vehicle, including its engine bay, wheels and tires.

Car wash Christchurch professionals use brushes, sprayers or sudsing agents to remove dirt from your car’s surface before rinsing with water or pressure washers. When you take advantage of these services at a local gas station or a drive-through touchless facility such as Fastlube®, they’ll often clean inside as well as outside surfaces like grilles, bumpers and mirrors—but never windows (unless you request them).


Car wash is the process of cleaning your car by using a machine or service that sprays water on the vehicle and scrubs it with a brush or sponge. Car washing is important because it removes dust from the car’s exterior as well as any dirt stains found on its bodywork. This ensures that your vehicle looks shiny and new when you come back to pick it up from its location after being washed!

Car detailing involves using various products to clean specific areas of your vehicle such as wheels, engine bay, and interior surfaces like leather seats/door panels – this process can take anything between two hours up to several days depending on what level of detailer you want at home or garage!