How Much Does Car Detailing Cost?


Everything you should know about car detailing prices

If you have never had your car detailed you might not know what to expect with regards to pricing. Hopefully, I can simplify the pricing breakdown of most detailers and car washes as well as why and how prices are set. Car detailing prices in Winston Salem vary greatly depending on who you choose.

First, it is important to understand the levels of detailing that exist as well as the difference between quality vs quantity of the services of one shop vs another.

1) Simple - Detailing that falls into this category is cheap and basic. It is mostly drive-through car washes or self serve car washes that only cost a few dollars. Here you get what you pay for. Many times they miss spots and you are left disappointed, but it’s cheap so you don’t mind too much. Price range: $5-$30, Time: 10-30 minutes

2) Thorough - Most of Drive by Detail’s services fall into this category. It is a nice balance between price conscious and high-quality service that builds good value for the customer. With this level of detailing you can expect an exterior wash using safe washing practices and a meticulous interior cleaning including the dash, all carpets, leather seats, and glass. The services in this category fall onto a broad spectrum from a light cleaning to an in-depth and intensive detail, so the prices are broader. Price range: $80-$300, Time: 1-6 hours

3) Intense - This is the highest level of detailing possible. In this range, your car will be transformed into better than factory new. These services use the highest quality products available and the best hardware. This level also requires the most knowledge and experience, so most detailers will charge more since they can provide the best results. Price range: $800-$2000, Time: 2-4 days

As you can see the answer depends on what services you want to be performed and what you are willing to pay. There are a lot of variables when determining price, so it is best to call and ask the detailer all of your questions and get a price quote.

I hope this helps you in your decision process. If you have any question feel free to ask.