Mobile Car Detailing


Mobile Car Detailing

Mobile car detailing is the way of the future for savvy car owners everywhere. Once you’ve had your vehicle cleaned by Jim’s Mobile Car Detailing, you will never go back! Personalised, professional and coming in at the same cost as our non-mobile competitors – Mobile Car Detailing is the way of the future.

Jim’s Mobile Car Cleaning services

Jim’s  mobile Car Detailing Services have revolutionised car detailing in Australia. So much more than hired hands, our professional detailers are career professionals – trained, insured and skilled to handle any vehicle with precision and care.

When you choose Jim’s to Detail your vehicle, you will be looked after by one of our genuine local business owners who will personally oversee the cleaning and detailing of your car, and personally guarantee you’ll be satisfied with the results.

From the family van to the sports car,  the compact city commuter to the corporate vehicle, busses, collectors vehicles, high-end vehicles, vintage cars, motorbikes and boats; Jim’s Mobile Car Cleaning Services come direct to you with a full suite of commercial equipment to provide high-end treatment for your vehicle.

Choose from our existing mobile car detailing packages or create your own! If you have something in mind, speak with us about your aspirations and let us build you a car detailing package which will uniquely suit your vehicle’s requirements and your budget limitations.

When you purchased your brand new car it must have given you your proudest moment. It looked sparkling clean and attractive. At Jim’s Cleaning Group, we offer you car cleaning and car detailing services that allow you to bring back your vehicle’s showroom look. Our mobile car detailing involves thorough cleanup, polishing, and waxing the vehicle both inside and outside to restore a showroom quality level and increase the curb appeal. It also helps enhance your riding experience and maintain greater resale value. We pay special attention to every area of the interior and exterior of the car. Our detailed car wash leaves you with the most desired look of your car. We also offer you advice to maintain and keep your vehicle in good shape. 

To help keep your car at its best shape and look, you want to:

  • avoid dents and scratches
  • protect the car from elements and conditions like sunlight, falling objects, and harsh conditions, especially when it’s pulled on the parking lot
  • always ensure you have a good coat of paint sealant or wax on the car
  • detail your car as often as possible
  • call in Jim’s Car Detailing team regularly to detail your car

Often, at Jim’s Mobile Car Detailing, we are asked many questions from our customers. One of the questions that often pop up is: what’s the difference between car washing and car detailing?

Car washing vs car detailing

Getting your vehicle detailed means having a top-to-bottom thorough cleaning using specialised products and tools. A detailer performs some cosmetic touch-ups, however, the process doesn’t involve body repairs or paintwork. Car detailing mainly involves cleaning as well as reconditioning your car’s interior and exterior surfaces and spaces. The aim is to restore the paintwork of the vehicle by eliminating swirl marks and scratches to allow the vehicle to look almost brand new.

A simple car wash can get rid of the dust and dirt on the outside of the car. You can avoid common car washing mistakes by using a professional car washing service. If you clean the car’s interior, you are likely to catch some grime using a vacuum machine. However, with car detailing, it goes further than just a simple cleanup. Every detailed car cleaning leaves your car with every last imperfection buffed. It leaves the car well polished and vacuumed out to a showroom look. A mobile car wash is just a superficial cleanse of the car but an auto detail tends to be more comprehensive and restorative.  

What are the steps to a good auto detailing work? 

In an auto detailing process, there are two phases: exterior detailing and interior detailing.

Exterior car detailing

When detailing your car, we start with an in-depth exterior wash to get rid of as much dirt as we can. We allow soap to foam making dirt and mud to soften and lift off the surface. Using special brushes as well as wheel cleaning products, our detailer will take off the entire dust and filth from your vehicle’s wheels, callipers, brake, lug nuts, and other areas. The wheels tend to be the dirtiest area of the car. After we clean the wheels, we work on the paintwork to wash it and dry from the top to bottom with mitts and a soft microfiber cleaning towel or cloth.

We also clay the paintwork using an automotive clay bar to help remove tightly bonded dirt on the surface of the car. If needed, we polish the paint to get rid of light scratches, swirl marks, and oxidation. Also, we wax the pain to offer an additional protective layer with high-quality paste wax. After waxing, you will notice a great shine similar to how the car looked like when you first drop it from the showroom.

We also work on the remaining exterior parks including the windows and rubber parts. We polish and expertly clean the areas, adding the finishing touches within all corners of your car’s exterior trim and body to make it sparkle and shine. 

Interior car detailing 

We vacuum and upholstery inside your car and shampoo it to get rid of dirt and stains. If your car has leatherwork, we condition and scrub to remove dirt that may be deeply ingrained. Vinyl and plastics are also thoroughly cleaned and dressed. We work on the interior glass to ensure it’s clean and well polished.

Optional step- Cleaning the engine bay

Although an important step, many people don’t take it seriously when it comes to cleaning the car’s engine bay area. The reason is that many people don’t care about what their vehicle looks like under the hood. They also think that only mechanics need to work on any areas under there. However, this shouldn’t be so – you need to always consider cleaning the engine bay. Having a clean engine bay makes it easier to identify any potential engine problems faster.

You will realise that mechanics like working in clean engine bay areas. So if you keep the bay of the engine clean, you make the work of the mechanic a lot easier. Also, a clean engine bay gives a big impression to potential buyers of your car, if you are planning to sell it. It shows how properly your car has been maintained over the years. At Jim’s Automobile Detailing, we clean the engine by using sprays and wiping it down using a degreaser before we rinse everything clean. After drying, we dress all plastic, silicone, and rubber components to protect them from things like cracking.

How much does it cost to detail your car? 

The cost of detailing your car will vary significantly based on the amount of work that has to be done. The condition of the car also helps determine the cost – is it filled with dirt, grime, and mud? At Jim’s Mobile Car Detailing, we look at your car to see the amount of work that is needed. For a simple detailing, it will cost you less, say, from $65 or so but for more extensive clean, it costs you higher, say $150 or so. For much extensive work entailing engine bay cleanup, polish treatment, and waxing, you can think of spending around $300 or more. 

The thing is, there is no one-size-fits-all price when it comes to auto detailing. Depending on what you want our team to do, you may find that the price varies. But we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all services and our customers have great things to say about our work — read our testimonials

The size of the car is also likely to impact the cost of detailing. A larger SUV, for instance, is going to cost more than a small car. Also, very dirty interiors will require more work to restore them to an odour-free and stainless look meaning you will have to pay more. Likewise, scratched and dented exterior may need an advanced paint protection job, again translating to more cost of detailing.

Cleaning the exterior including glossing the tyres can cost you around $60 or so. If you need a more extensive package like a hand polish and wax and vehicle paint protection, you may pay around $150 or so. If you need a cut and polish treatment, it can cost you around $300 or more. 

When it comes to interior car detailing, a basic package that includes vacuuming upholstery, dusting and shining the surfaces, and cleaning up the boot, it can cost you about $75 or more. If you need steam cleaning and leather cleaning, you may be charged from $150 or even higher.

So, how often should you detail your car?

We recommend that you have a new detail about every four to six months. This is about two to three times a year. As a rule of thumb, your detailing frequency depends on the car and the kind of person you are. If your car is likely to get dirty fast, you will, of course, need to detail it more often. It is also more important to get your car detailed in the summer months, especially if it is often exposed to harsh UV light and intense temperatures.  

At Jim’s Mobile Car Detailing we offer you flexible auto detailing packages Australia Wide to suit your car cleaning needs. Get your weekends back and put your car in the hands of a professional mobile car detailer. Call us on 131 546 or request a free online quote 24/7!

100% Customer satisfaction guaranteedcleaning

As genuine professionals and proud members of the famous Jim’s Group of companies, we stand by the quality of our car cleaning services by delivering an unconditional guarantee to each and every client, for each and every clean and detailing job we do.

You won’t find any other mobile service who will stand by their workmanship in such a way! Choose Jim’s Car Cleaning with confidence. We take the time to do the job exceptionally well, and fuss over all the finest details, to show you best-practice mobile car detailing for those who love their cars as much as we do.

Our car cleaning services are the best around – we guarantee it!

Jim’s Car Detailing was voted one of the best detailers in Melbourne! Read the article here!

Frequently Asked Questions

Jim’s Car Detailing understands that cars look – and perform – their best when they are professionally cleaned and detailed every couple of months. Whilst the mechanical maintenance of automobiles varies depending on the make and model, all vehicles benefit from the upkeep of their surfaces. Car owners Australia-wide understand that now is the best time to consider adding regular cleaning and detailing to their maintenance schedule.

The benefits of cleaning and detailing your car are numerous.

  • Protection from harmful UV rays. Interior trim and leather seats are particularly susceptible to the damaging effects of the sun. It can dry out and fade a vehicle’s interior surfaces without the proper care.
  • Prevents excess wear and tear. Dust, dirt, and spilled liquids and solids can all damage and deteriorate the interior of a vehicle. Letting any of these particles accumulate without regular cleaning can leave your car looking worn, which negatively impacts the resale and trade-in value.
  • Avoids health issues. Poor air quality is a common problem in motor vehicles, where inside air is recycled and recirculated. Dirt and dust carry with them allergens and other bacteria that can create an unhealthy environment. Thwart issues with low indoor air quality in your vehicle with regular cleaning and detailing.
  • Preserves exterior paint condition. Dirt, dust, and debris are not just harmful to a car’s interior. They can lead to tiny scratches and dings on your exterior paint when it is left unprotected. Regular car cleaning and detailing includes the removal of these offenders and the application of a generous coat of wax for a protective barrier.
  • Removes funky odours. Everyone loves that new car smell for a reason. It is fresh and clean. Not many blokes appreciate the stench of day-old takeaway or whatever caused the other mysterious odours floating about in your car. Professional cleaning and detailing effectively rids your automobile of unpleasant smells.

Now that we have convinced you of the perks of regular maintenance, what can you expect from a professional detailing? Jim’s Car Detailing offers customers several options when it comes to detailing their vehicles.

  • Custom detailing is an option many of our regular clients choose. Customers can opt for weekly, fortnightly, or monthly appointments. At each session, our team washes your car’s exterior and examines it for any signs of paint deterioration or other minor issues that can affect a car’s performance or value. Customers have the option of requesting a full interior detail with the custom package.
  • Interior car detailing is important, especially if you spend a lot of time inside your vehicle. The average Australian spends 90 minutes or more in their cars each day. That is a lot of time to tolerate bad smells, poor air quality, and faded interior finishes. Customers who select our interior car detailing service will not be disappointed with the results. Our team cleans every nook and cranny in our quest to get things looking (and smelling) shiny and new. Fabric seats and carpets are vacuumed and shampooed, whilst leather interiors receive a special conditioning treatment. All windows are cleaned inside and outside, the dashboard and console are scrubbed and glossed, and the interior roof lining is given a once-over.
  • Exterior car detailing is more than just a wash. It ensures every part of a car’s exterior surface is cleaned and shined. Jim’s Car Detailing team will gently hand wash the outside of your vehicle, using a clay bar to clean any surfaces that cannot be washed with detergents. Wheel covers and mud flaps are given special attention to ensure all dirt and grime is removed. Our team then checks over the entire exterior for signs of damage to the paint or other issues. A sealant is applied to help protect your car until its next scheduled detailing.

Everyone is busy these days, so it can be easy to get behind in the routine maintenance of your vehicle. That includes cleaning and detailing it every four months as recommended. Jim’s Car Detailing understands that your time is precious. Between work and home responsibilities, calendars fill up quickly and time becomes difficult to spare. That is why our team will take the hassle out of finding the time to bring your car to us with our mobile car detailing services.

You pick the day, time, and location and our mobile car detailing team will come to you. We perform on- site cleaning and detailing customised to meet your specific needs. Depending on the kind of service requested, mobile visits can take between 1 to 3 hours to complete. Our team can discuss the details with you when you schedule your appointment.

There is a difference between cleaning and detailing your car. Cleaning your car involves a basic exterior wash to remove dirt and other environmental debris from your car’s clear coat. Sometimes this service includes an undercarriage wash, wheel cleaning, and clear-coat protector application for an added fee.

Car detailing is more in-depth and focuses on improving your car’s resale value by helping it maintain that ‘new’ vehicle look and feel. Detailing includes washing and waxing the exterior whilst checking for any damage. It also involves vacuuming and deep cleaning the interior surfaces. This includes everything from window cleaning right down to emptying the ashtray.

When performed by a professional car detailing service like ours, the effects of detailing can last up to six months. We recommend vehicle owners consider a full interior and exterior detailing of their cars 3 to 4 times a year for the best results.

It can take as little as an hour to more than three hours to detail a car’s interior and exterior surfaces. The amount of time it takes our team is dependent on the services requested by our customers. Our team will review this information with you when you call to book your appointment.

Our team at Jim’s Car Detailing takes pride in our work. We want your car to look its best and will go the extra mile to ensure you are satisfied with our interior and exterior car detailing services. Phone us on 131 546 to schedule your appointment or request a quote online.