"Auto-detailing is the performance of an extremely thorough cleaning, polishing and waxing of an automobile, both inside and out, to produce a show quality level of detail. Besides improving the appearance of cars, detailing helps preserve the car, and thus, increases resale value" Wikipedia 2010
Originally established in the US, the concept of "detailing" has firmly established itself in the UK and even has forums dedicated to detailing discussion. Here at Swissvax we take "detailing" very seriously indeed, because it gives us the opportunity to showcase our products to the finest effect.
Modern paintworks particularly are so easy to damage with poor washing techiniques and can soon look dull, scratched and tired. Simply washing your car with a sponge in a circular motion can cause what we call Swirl marks - fine circular scratches in the paint work.
Previously, the only solution was a respray.
This is no longer the case. Using a range of products, the professional detailer can transform your car into better than showroom condition.
It's not just old cars that suffer from swirl marks; some simply haven't been prepped very well by the supplying dealer and you may see what we call holograms caused by either poor machine polishing or excess wax. These look like this. Again these can be simply rectified by a skilled detailer and the correct products.
If your car is suffering from either of these problems, or is just tired and unloved, and you would like professional help to transform it back to showroom condition, we can help. We can detail your vehicle at our Swissvax Detailing Centre in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire or if that location does not suit, why not contact one of our national network of Swissvax Authorised Detailers working around the country.
Our Detailing Services
Managed by experienced Swissvax Detailer Glyn O'Donnell, our Swissvax Detailing Centre opened in March 2012 and is literally a one stop shop for all your cosmestic vehicle needs. Fully equipped with a scissor lift even suitable for supercars, and with specialised lighting to enable us to see even fine scratches and swirl marks, Glyn and his team offer a menu of car care services using the entire range of Swissvax high performance car care products.
For those looking for the added extra, an outdoor four post lift gives us the ability to complete underbody concours preparation, or to carry out a waxoyl protection treatment. Scuffed alloys are no problem either. We use the services of a local wheel refurbishment specialist and can have your wheels repaired, refurbished or even colour changed while we focus on the arches and calipers. We can also arrange for paintless dent removal and paintwork repairs (at local bodyshops), so you can simply drive away in our loan car, and return to a car in better than showroom condition. There is still time and reason to book your car in for a Protection Detail to get it through the forthcoming winter months - Martin had his done last week 5/1/13
Hi Glyn and Miles,
Just a quick email to say that the winter detail treatment you carried out on my car last week. left the paintwork with a fantastic depth of shine. I never knew it could look so good.
Even my colleagues at work who are not into cars noticed the shine!
Services we offer and price guidelines
SWISSVAX POSH WASH - £50 (including VAT)
- Full body work wash using Swissvax Car Bath (PH Neutral)
- Paintwork given a high gloss finish using Swissvax's liquid wax Nano Express
SWISSVAX VALET - £150 (including VAT)
- Full body work wash using Swissvax Car Bath (PH Neutral)
- Wheels and Arches washed
- Interior Vacuum
- Windows Cleaned with Swissvax Crystal
- Tyres Dressed with Swissvax Pneu/Pneu Glossy
- Interior vents, dashboard and centre console cleaned
- Paintwork given a high gloss finish using Swissvax's own liquid wax Nano Express
SWISSVAX NEW CAR PAINT PROTECTION DETAIL - from £250 + VAT
- Full detail car wash
- 3 stage process paint protection
- Paint rubber to remove contaminents from the paint
- machine polished with Swissvax Cleaner Fluid Professional to remove fine scratches and swirls
- A layer of a Swissvax Shield wax to give it a deep mirrored shine and protection
SWISSVAX FULL PAINT CORRECTION DETAIL - from £400 + VAT
As a Paint Protection Detail, but with the addition of the following services
- Wheels removed, cleaned, and waxed
- Wheel arches cleaned and dressed
- Paint correction using compounds as required
- Full interior detail using Swissvax products
Both of our Swissvax details also include an added option of a courtesy car if required. Prices are indicative only; dependant upon make & model of car and condition. You will be given a firm quotation when we have inspected the vehicle.
SWISSVAX CONCOURS DETAIL - from £600 + VAT
As a Swissvax full Paint Protection Detail, but with the addition of
- full underbody preparation - watch this You Tube Clip for an example
SWISSVAX TOP UP WAX - £150 plus VAT
Bring your detailed vehicle back for a re-wax within 6 months of original treatment for wash and re-wax with Swissvax Shield Wax
ENGINE BAY DETAIL, using Swissvax Engine and protect with Motor Shine - from £50 plus VAT
CONVERTIBLE ROOF TREATMENT - using Swissvax's revolutionary Lotos Roof treatment, we first clean the roof with Swissvax Fabric and then re-proof. To watch a short You Tube clip of a proofed roof, click here From £150 plus VAT
WAX OYL VEHICLE UNDERBODY PROTECTION - £100 plus VAT
ALLOY WHEEL REFURBISHMENT - from £80 per wheel plus VAT
LEATHER TREATMENTS - Cracked leather is caused by dirt, so cleaning and nourishing them on a regular basis is a great preventative step to prolonging the life of your leather interior. For seats in need a some more TLC, we can also undertake minor repairs and leather colouring - whether touching up small areas or a complete re-dye in the existing or a new colour of your choice, as shown here with the before and after of a 30 year old Ferrari interior.
For full details on pricing and booking availability please call 01423 860022, email us or simply call over to our head office.
If however our North Yorkshire location is not convenient, or you would like work to be carried out at your own home, we have a network of 33 Swissvax Authorised Detailers based around the UK and in Ireland. These detailers have attended training at our Head Office and have reached the required level of competency. A full list of our detailers is available here, with their contact details and links to their websites. If you have any questions about any of the detailers on the list, please call us on 01423 860022
Swissvax UK is actively looking to increase its national network of Swissvax Authorised Detailers, particularly (but not exclusively) in the following areas: West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Cumbria, Devon, Cornwall, Lincolnshire and in the Republic of Ireland.
Basically to become a Swissvax Authorised Detailer, you would need to attend a training and assessment course at our North Yorkshire Head Office. The course contains some classroom tuition but is mostly a hands on practical assessment of your skills and training in Swissvax best practice. Ideally you will be already established as a detailer, but you could be an experienced valeter looking to branch out into detailing. Exceptionally we will consider applications from those outside the profession, but you would need to be able to demonstrate some form of detailing experience on a non commercial basis to be accepted for training.
Assessment takes 2 days and costs £1200 plus VAT; this includes one years authorisation and a Swissvax kit of professional products. Renewal is by invitation and currently costs £300 plus VAT. When you become authorised, this enables you to use our logo and images and to local referrals in your area from our website.
Interested? Email us here and we will be in touch