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Debunking Common Car Detailing Myths

Car detailing is essential for maintaining the aesthetic appeal and functionality of your vehicle. However, there are several myths surrounding this crucial service that often lead car owners astray. At Wittmann Detailing, we have been providing professional Mobile Auto Detailing services in Glendale, Peoria, and North Phoenix areas since 2021. Our commitment to customer satisfaction and expertise in Paint Correction, Ceramic Coating, and Window Tinting has earned us a strong reputation in the community. In this blog post, we will debunk seven common car detailing myths that you should stop believing right now.



Professional detailing a car

Myth 1

Car Washing and Car Detailing are the Same Many people believe that car washing and car detailing are the same, but this is far from the truth. Car washing involves removing dirt and grime from the exterior of your vehicle, while car detailing is a comprehensive process that includes cleaning, restoring, and finishing both the interior and exterior of your car. At Wittmann Detailing, our Mobile Auto Detailing service includes steam cleaning, shampooing with extraction and stain removal, vacuuming, hair removal, streak-less window cleaning, leather cleaning and conditioning, and headlight restoration.


Myth 2

Detailing is Just About Aesthetics While detailing does enhance the appearance of your vehicle, it is not just about aesthetics. Detailing helps protect your car from the harsh Arizona environment, including UV rays, dust, and sand. Our Ceramic Coating service, for example, not only revives but also protects vehicle paint, ensuring it remains showroom quality for years.

Car with glossy paint after ceramic coating application

Myth 3

All Detailing Services are the Same Not all detailing services are created equal. The quality of service depends on the expertise of the technicians, the products used, and the attention to detail. At Wittmann Detailing, we pride ourselves on our professional, efficient, and punctual service. Our Paint Correction service is designed to revive vehicle paint, enhance gloss, and remove imperfections, offering both single-stage and dual-stage paint correction. Single-stage paint correction involves a one-step machine polishing process to remove minor imperfections, while dual-stage paint correction involves a two-step process of compounding and polishing to remove deeper imperfections and restore the paint to its original luster.


Myth 4

Detailing is Not Necessary for New Cars Even new cars can benefit from detailing services. Transporting vehicles from the manufacturer to the dealership often results in contaminants adhering to the paint. Our detailing services will ensure your new car remains in pristine condition.


Myth 5

Waxing is Enough to Protect Your Car's Paint While waxing provides a layer of protection, it is not enough to shield your car's paint from the Arizona sun and other environmental factors. Our Ceramic Coating service provides long-lasting protection and enhanced paint shine, lasting from 1 year to over 5 years with a lifetime warranty via the manufacturer and Carfax certification.

Car receiving a wax treatment

Myth 6

Window Tinting is Only for Appearance Window Tinting is not just about enhancing your car's appearance. It provides shade and protection from the Arizona sun, preparation for new tint application, cleaning windows, cutting new tint, and applying the new tint.


Myth 7

Detailing is Too Expensive While detailing services may seem costly upfront, they are a worthwhile investment in the long run. Regular detailing helps maintain your vehicle's value, protects it from environmental damage, and reduces the need for costly repairs in the future.


Car detailing is essential for maintaining the value, appearance, and functionality of your vehicle. Don't let these common myths deter you from seeking professional detailing services. At Wittmann Detailing, we are committed to providing top-notch Mobile Auto Detailing, Paint Correction, Ceramic Coating, and Window Tinting services in Glendale, Peoria, and North Phoenix areas. Contact us today to book a service or seek more information. Remember, knowledge is power, and debunking these common car detailing myths will help you make informed decisions about the care and maintenance of your vehicle.

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