Car Valeting and Detailing

Best Quality Car Valeting and Detailing in Somerset

A car is potentially the second most important item you can buy after a house.

Therefore it is important that your car performs well enough to serve your needs, and give you a sense of pride. Apart from a means of getting around, your car says a lot about you. Being a car owner involves regular maintenance to keep it moving. Regular car maintenance can protect against the damaging effects of adverse weather conditions, corrosion, and ordinary wear and tear.

A clean vehicle means a safer vehicle. Clean mirrors, lights, and windscreens improve road visibility. A cleaner car will also reduce wind resistance, which boosts fuel efficiency and saves you money. It’s vital to use the best high-performance products and equipment to protect your car’s bodywork. The wrong materials can cause more damage than what they remove.

What is Car Valeting?

Car valeting is the process of cleaning, polishing and waxing a vehicle to achieve a fresher look and increase the resale value.

The process involves cleaning the wheels and shuts, washing, polishing and waxing the bodywork, dressing exterior plastics, and tyres. Then there’s polishing, brightwork and polishing the glass.

The use of clay bar in the cleaning process helps remove unwanted contaminants from the paint such as iron filings, industrial fallout, tar spots and tree sap. These contaminants cause the paint to feel rough and dull the appearance of the paint.

The exterior process includes several chemicals, tools, and accessories. They help reach hidden areas, clean off soil as much as possible, leaving the car looking close to the condition it was in when it left the showroom.

The interior is vacuumed everywhere including the dashboard, central console, seats, carpets, luggage areas, and vents. Later, a variety of chemicals and tools are used to wet clean soiled areas such as upholstery, trim, carpets and headlining.

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What Does Car Detailing Offer?

Car detailing involves a thorough cleaning and reconditioning every possible surface on the vehicle, both interior, and exterior.

It’s a precise step-by-step process to restore your vehicle’s beauty whilst protecting your investment.

The process includes the removal of parts such as the wheels, in order to access unreachable areas.

Unreachable areas include the suspension, arch liners and brake components, certain metalwork, and cleaning the wheels inner rim. Removing the wheels is necessary to reach inaccessible areas.

A professional detailer should have the technical understanding of every aspect of a car’s finish.

Taunton Automobiles equipment are of the highest quality. This enables a typical car detail to take 10 to 30 hours of labour to complete.  

Why the Confusion?

Confusion crops up when people view valeting as a service entirely different from detailing. It’s normal to find cheaper and inferior quality service offerings in the market. You will also find takers for these cheaper alternatives. The same happens in the popular car valeting business.

But car valeting services are not the same. For example, car valeting may include same processes, products and techniques used in other car detailing services. It’s just the different terms used in different countries.

This is not to say that some car detailers are simply car valets or car valets are not car detailers. It’s all about the attention to detail that is different between the two services.


Taunton Automobiles
Unit 2, Fairwater Yard, Higher Palmerston Rd., Taunton, Somerset

  • So much attention to detail that the car is as good as new!Frank
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