Birmingham Car Detailing
Welcome to Five Star Birmingham Car Detailing
We maintain a rigorous exterior auto detailing routine to ensure each and every vehicle that comes to us is treated with the same level of quality care and thoroughness.
The insides of our cars can get dirty too, so we have an intensive inspection and detailing list for all vehicle interiors. Per request & package, we thoroughly:
The more you drive the more grease, grime, and dirt collect in your engine. If any minor fluid leaks develop, it will be hard for a mechanic to spot it before it becomes a serious concern. Our auto detailing in Birmingham Alabama includes a thorough three step process:
Full Service Auto Detailing
Birmingham AL is known as Alabama’s most exciting city, with a rich history and culture, and we’re still excited to be a part of our growing community.
Our full range auto car wash and detailing services include exterior detailing, car interior cleaning, engine bay detailing and washing, and even mobile detailing and auto spa.
Whether you’re looking to get top dollar for your vehicle, trade it in looking great, or simply maintain it’s like new condition for years to come, you can count on us.
Mobile Car Washing
People are busy! Today more than ever. If dropping off your car at the detail place or waiting while it’s cleaned isn’t an option, then consider our mobile detailing service.
You still receive a full wash and detail, whether you choose exterior only, interior only, or complete deluxe. It can be done while you’re at work, having lunch, shopping, or at home relaxing.
We offer the best mobile car washing in Birmingham AL!
If you’re looking for top quality detailing services here in Birmingham then look no further. After years of experience in the field, our technicians are truly experienced and deeply qualified in the art of making cars look amazing. Whether your vehicle just needs a touch up or you have something more intensive in mind, you can count on us to deliver incredible results, with amazing convenience, at unbeatable prices.
One of our hallmark services is our mobile car detailing Birmingham AL service. We provide this to any location in and around Birmingham so if you’ve been trying to figure out when would be a good time to “go get your car detailed” then stop right there.
Give us a call and arrange to have your vehicle cleaned and detailed while you’re shopping, at work, at home relaxing, or virtually anything any other thing you’d rather do than wash your own car. When you return to your vehicle, it will be pristine, polished, and fresh.
The Easiest Way to Maintain or Raise Car Value
For most Americans, their car is one of the biggest investments they make, second only to their home.
There are many reasons to protect your vehicle from the multitude of things out there that cause wear and tear. Whether you’re looking to enjoy the car until you inevitably trade it in for a more modern model. You can found your dream car and intend to hold onto it long-term, or if you think you might eventually sell it yourself, if you want to get the best value out of it.
It’s imperative that it stay as close to new condition as possible. In other words, it needs to run like new and look new. But, as everyone knows, regardless of how well it runs, if it looks old nobody will give it a chance. At car detailing Birmingham AL, we focus on maximizing your car’s value and your enjoyment of it.
So whether you’re trading in or selling, you’ll get significantly more for your vehicle if it looks like it just rolled out of the dealership, even if there are a few things that need fixing under the hood. There’s no mystery to car maintenance. Get it washed, detailed, and waxed and maintain it! This assures that whenever or if ever you’re ready to part with it, you get top dollar for it.
Here are some of the (avoidable) things that will naturally decrease your vehicle’s value over time:
Contrary to the expression, “God made the dirt so the dirt won’t hurt,” the dirt actually can hurt, and it does, and it hurts a lot. When dirt builds up on the surface of your car, it can act like sandpaper, as dirt is full of tiny sandy particles, which will rub against your car’s surface. Over time this can gradually wear down and damage your car’s paint. Left alone, it can even etch the paint clean off your car.
Remember, as you drive your car has a lot of air resistance created as it pushes through the air in front of it. The faster you go, the more the air resistance is. If you’re driving with a lot of dirt on your car, that air that’s pressing against your car as you push through it will rub the grainy particles of the dirt into your car’s surface. Keep this in mind before you take a long trip with a dirty car, as even just a few hours on the interstate with a dirty exterior can cause damage. Auto Detailing Birmingham AL is always here to remove that dirt and restore your car’s beautiful finish. Get a quote if you’re looking for car detailing near me today!
2. Excessive Sun and Heat.
Excessive sun and heat exposure can fade and crack your car’s paint. According to State Farm Vehicle Research Facility, exterior vehicle temperatures have been recorded as high as 195°F. Yikes. Depending on where you live, avoiding the sun isn’t exactly an option, and finding parking in the shade can be quite difficult at times. And it doesn’t matter where you go, you’ll never escape the heat in the summer.
This just goes to prove to us how important keeping your car’s exterior clean is. Even a little bit of paint and surface damage caused by giving dirt and grime too much time–no rhyme intended–can be compounded quickly by natural conditions like heat and sun exposure outside your control. Note, the best way to protect that paint long-term is to have your car washed, detailed, and waxed professionally at intervals (or get a ceramic coating), and then keep it clean between those major touch ups.
3. Sap, Bugs & Insects, and BIRDS.
Nobody has to tell you what “fowl” things birds can do to cars… I’m convinced they do it on purpose too, but that’s neither here nor there. What’s important for you to be aware of is that whether it’s sap from parking under a tree, bugs and insects left stuck to your car’s surface after a drive. Furthermore the strangely targeted gifts from birds that have the entire sky to fly in and yet somehow find a way to target your specific vehicle.
Those substances are acidic and can absolutely do damage to your vehicle’s exterior if left alone for too long. In addition to making your vehicle look like nobody loves it and quite frankly, nobody could. Outside of avoiding parking beneath trees, there’s not a lot you can do to avoid these ever present threats to your vehicle’s value, so the best course of action is to simply have it washed every once in a while.
4. Engine Grime, Grease, and Dirt.
The more you drive, the faster grease and grime will accumulate in your vehicle’s engine bay. Contrary to what some might argue, this grease and grime will not significantly harm your vehicles performance. But it will absolutely lower its value in the eyes of a dealer for a trade-in or a prospective buyer for a nice sale.
People have come to expect to see a clean engine when they’re looking to buy a car, and you could be leaving thousands of dollars on the table by ignoring this key part of the deal. Plus, while there might not be any performance enhancements from a thorough cleaning every year or so, it can help your mechanic detect any fluid leaks before they become big ones and require an expensive repair.
Mobile Car Detailing
We truly live in a wonderful world. Birmingham Auto Detail is proud to offer full service mobile car washing in addition to our regular detailing services. And we’re serving anywhere in the city limits! (More or less… if you live outside the city limits, call just in case we might be able to fit you in anyway. We often service the suburbs of Birmingham so give us a call.)
You’re eligible for a mobile detailing whether you’re at work, going shopping, or even at home relaxing on the weekend! Dropping off your car at the car detail service isn’t so bad, but then you’ve got to either wait for it or get a ride from and back to pick it up. With mobile car cleaning, you don’t have to see us until we show up to do the work. We’ll set a time and place over the phone, and then remind you when we’re on the way. When we get there it’s a simple matter of handing us the keys, and then a while later, us handing them back to you while you take in the view of your glossy car.
Our mobile car washing generally includes a lot of what our regular interior and exterior car washing services do depending on the package you select, but we’ve created specific packages for you to choose from if you’d like to take advantage of our at home car washing services. They range from basic to premium to deluxe. This way you can easily choose from them and we can set the time and place.
A Clean-Looking Car Can Take You Far
AutoLoanSolutions.ca has a great piece on WHY detailing and car washing is such a great service and gift!
"The most obvious car detailing benefits drivers look forward to are bright and clean cars. If you’re the kind of person who wants a spotless, squeaky clean car, then detailing is a must. But it’s also good for those who aren’t really clean freaks. Detailing can remove those stubborn stains and scum that regular washing can’t, protecting your car’s paint coating in the long run.
Promotes Good Health
You may think your car can only hold five passengers, but that’s not the case. Your vehicle carries millions, if not billions of unseen creatures. Whether you like to picture it or not, germs and allergens flourish in cars.
Too much dirt, dust or debris inside your car allows these germs to circulate in your vehicle. A thorough cleaning with vacuums and sterile wipes removes these particles and kills germs, and is another reason why detailing your car is important. So if you get the sniffles and sneeze a lot, you might start to feel better after taking your car to a detailer.
Increase Your Car’s Resale Value
You’ll have an easier time selling your car if it shines. A shiny and spot-free vehicle is like a person going in for a job interview. The person applying can be the right girl or guy for the job, but the employer won’t see that if the job applicant looks dirty.
Likewise, a car coated with dirt and grime, or an interior laced with stains will push potential buyers away. Your vehicle’s resale value can increase by a considerable amount, and a clean appearance could push an apprehensive buyer to say “sold!”.
Reflects on Your Professionally
The section above made mention of job interviews. Well, your employer looks at more than just your work. In addition to your dressing, grooming and overall demeanor, it’s not unusual for a prospective employer to look at other things – your car could be among them.
While a car covered in dirt won’t necessarily dissuade an employer from hiring an individual, such a sight could leave a somewhat negative impression on their mind. So always consider the fact that someone may have their eyes on you."