Have you looked at your car and thought to yourself, “Why doesn’t my car have the shine like it once did?” Trust me, I hear those stories a lot.
It could have been a couple years ago that they bought the new-to-them car, and now they’re somewhat second guessing themselves if it was worth it.
Fortunately for you, depending on the condition that your car is in, of course. You can bring your car’s paint back to life without having to get it repainted.
But now you’re wondering, how much does it actually cost to get my car’s scratches and imperfections removed? Like every other blog post here; it’s going to depend on a lot of factors. Hopefully I’ll give you better guidance on what you can expect to pay.
As long as you take care of your care before your car looses it’s clear coat, aka clear coat failure, than you should end up better than if you had to repaint your car and all.
You Get What You Pay For
Auto detailing is a service provided by an individual or a team. You’re only get as good of a detail solely based on how good the people that are working on your car are. The general rule of thumb is, the cheaper they are, the lesser the quality you will get.
This sure isn’t to say someone that charges a higher price will be much better, just as (here I go contradicting myself) someone who charges a cheap price isn’t automatically a bad detailer.
But generally speaking, that’s what I’ve seen.
Paint correction is a time-consuming, detailed orientated job. A detailer will spend hours upon hours standing or sitting in awkward positions to work on your car. Things can easily go south if the detailer is not paying attention.
What Do You Consider High Quality?
I can sit here and talk about quality and you pay for what you get. But who’s to say what good quality is, really? If you’re okay with the results of a $50 paint correction detail, than that’s absolutely fine.
On the other hand, if you’re content with a $700 paint correction detail, you are also in the right.
Prices will vary greatly from detailer to detailer, which usually reflects on their experience and knowledge.
What I always recommend is before you hire a detailer, ask to see some of their previous work, specifically on paint correction. That way you can see a clear visual if there quality meets your standards.
Or you can simply ask the detailer to show you a test spot on your car so you can see what type of end result you can expect on your car.
A Few Factors To Consider
Along with everything else I just stated, there are some basic and fundamental factors that will take into consideration for your paint correction quote:
- The size of your car: Typically the bigger your car, the more expensive it’s going to be
- The condition of your car: If your paint needs more work, this will also take more time to complete
- The end result you want: If you want them to remove 95% of the imperfections, that’s going to take a lot more work than removing 80% of the imperfections