In a word YES, from experience it is all too common for brand new and used car purchases to be delivered with several defects present in the paint finish & across a host of other areas. Common defects include swirls, paint marring, sanding marks, paint etchings, and machine polishing holograms often left from the factory production line or the used car preparation process. More disappointing is the fact that the overwhelming majority of main dealerships and used car sales outlets do not have dedicated personnel in place or allocate appropriate time frames to correct these defects before handover, instead, all that is typically offered is a basic valet which often does more harm than good.
Optionally customers are offered a poor quality ‘lifetime’ protection package which in the vast majority of cases is improperly applied, rushed, and worryingly, temporally hides defects. If these thoughts concern you, we are happy to take on new and used car deliveries and ensure that you receive your vehicle with the correct preparation procedures carried out & with the very best surface treatments applied from the outset. Protecting the bodywork, glass, and alloy wheels properly from day one will ensure that they remain easy to keep clean over your ownership, and will also help to prevent the harmful acids in everyday contaminants (such as bird droppings and bug remains) from etching the paint.
Below, we’ll run through some additional reasons why car detailing is worth the money you’ll invest in enhancing & protecting your vehicle.
As an introduction to car detailing, the process involves the thorough cleaning, preparation and protection of a car to ensure both the exterior and interior are equipped to deal with the challenges of everyday use.
With a professionally detailed car, your vehicle will be presented with a far higher standard of finish while maintaining its gloss and true colour for a significant period - this can be further preserved and protected with the application of XPEL paint protection film or one of the latest variants of certified ceramic-based coatings available here at Valiant Detailing, manufacturer-backed options from GTECHNIQ, GYEON, FEYNLAB, KAMIKAZE COLLECTION AND XPEL are available.
Detailing and associated maintenance results in potential buyers knowing the car has been looked after under your ownership and gives you more bargaining power during the selling or trade-in process.
A ceramic coating applied as part of our New/Used Car Detailing service protects your paintwork against light abrasion/marring and is also a deterrent for many naturally occurring elements and chemicals that your vehicle may come into contact with. For example, when using the popular GTECHNIQ Crystal Serum Ultra, the ceramic layer created is resistant to chemicals ranging from pH2 to pH12. It also results in other bonded contaminants such as tree sap, tar, and bird droppings being easier to remove.
Any of the following contaminants can harm your car, especially when it’s exposed to the elements without any protection.
Additional reasons why car detailing is worth it include, the ease of maintenance & the hydrophobic effect that is created when professionally coated as part of a detailing package. This means that there is a layer on the car that naturally repels dirt & moisture, meaning there is much less dirt resting on your car during the washing process and when it rains.
This makes it a much simpler and quicker process to clean your car, and also means that your car will be more naturally equipped to repel dirt and water during everyday use.
Finally, key reasons why car detailing is worth it when utilising the services of an experienced & accredited detailer include, clients have access to superior levels of service alongside increased levels of paint finish and surface protection.
By going to a professionally certified detailer you get the opportunity to access the very best protection products in the industry & also have the ability to look at past work to judge experience and credibility, plus you can then look round their facilities to get a feel for the people who will be looking after your car.
Upon purchase of a new or used vehicle dealerships often try to upsell you a detailing/valeting service on top of your car purchase. These packages are often around the £400-£800 mark, and while that’s a significant amount of money, you’re often not presented with the experience or credibility of the person carrying out the work. Realistically, dealerships will be looking to make as much profit as possible from your add-on purchase, which often results in a rushed service with the use of sub-standard products and applied by inexperienced staff or farmed out to agency valeting staff.
With all the above factored in, we feel Car Detailing is worth the investment when carried out by a fully insured, certified & accredited detailer who is open to showcasing a portfolio of works & offers an in-depth consultation process.
We’re one of the UK’s most advanced specialists when it comes to detailing a brand new car. Being Gtechniq accredited, alongside our certifications from Gyeon, Feynlab, Kamikaze Collection, and XPEL Protective Films, we ensure that your car will be looked after from day one.
Plus, with industry-leading insurance and security systems in place, we can guarantee the safety of your vehicle for the length of time it’s with us.
But you don’t have to take our word for it. Take a look at our work for examples of cars that have been into the workshop already - with everything from Lamborghini’s to Land Rover’s rolling through our doors.