Our engine bay cleanings focus on the top-level surface. Unfortunately, if the oil/grease leak is too heavy (and too deep), we won’t be able to clean it up. It gets into all the nooks and crannies of the engine bay and we’re not physically able to reach all those areas. If the leak has been there for a while, it makes it even more difficult to clean up.
In a shortened version, it goes like this: inspect the engine > cover any sensitive areas > rinse the bay > thoroughly spray and agitate with multiple brushes > dry the engine bay> apply dressing to plastic and rubber parts
We use a variety of cleaners, brushes, and sprayers to get into all the areas that we can.
It depends on the size, condition, and complexity of the engine bay. Generally speaking, it takes less than 45 minutes. However, if you have an all original 1989 vehicle, then our process will change based on how we need to clean it.
For instance, if it’s an older (and original) vehicle, we might only use a steamer, towels, brushes, and cleaners, but no water or pressure washer.
Yes! Once we’ve cleaned and dried off the engine bay, we’ll use a water-based dressing and apply it to all the plastic and rubber areas. Not a fan of dressing? Just let us know and we can skip this step for you.
It depends on the car you have and how you take care of it. Some cars are sealed off pretty well and don’t allow as much water, dirt, and debris to enter. So it stays cleaner longer compared to other vehicles.
Other cars that have wide open grilles and are not as sealed off, which makes it much easier for dirt, water, and debris to get in there. Wiping the engine bay once a month (or whenever you wash the vehicle) will help keep it in great condition.