January 26, 2023

So you’re looking at choosing a detailing service for your vehicle? Ok awesome! So – what do you do? Most people will hop on google and start searching for a local detailing service. Believe it or not – the most popular phrase people search is “car detailing near me“.

Unfortunately, this will show you whoever just paid to put their sub par detailing company at the top of the list. What you are seeing is tons and tons of local listings, links, companies, and websites that offer you different kinds of detailing services. With so many packages and services to choose from it can get a bit overwhelming and you might find yourself wondering, “what is actually best for my vehicle and my wallet.

If you find yourself confused or stressed – don’t worry, you’re not the only one! Take a deep breath and don’t worry! We are going to give you 6 secrets to choosing a trustworthy detailing service or ceramic coating installer that is just right for you

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Tip #1 – What do their reviews say about them?

This one should be obvious, right? You want to work with a business that has amazing, detailed reviews. While the quantity of reviews will show you whether or not the company has a good reputation or not

When you start your Google search for automotive detailing, and you find the top 5 in your surrounding area, look for businesses that have a lot of positive REAL consumer reviews. You want to look for reviews that talk about the actual experience that a person had. You may find a lot of reviews to be fake or very vague which usually means that businesses hired people to write good reviews about their business to make themself look better.

If you can find a company that has all those items we talked about above mentioned in the reviews, there is a good chance that you’re going to have a similar experience. Also something to look for is to check their social media for work they have completed. This will also show you what they can do via videos and photographs. 

Tip #2 – Do they have a Professional Website?

Regardless of the type of service you’re looking for, a poorly designed website should give a red flag. If their website is unorganized and cluttered, that may also reflect the type of work and service they provide to you. Having a clean and well written website shows they care about their appearance and that is a good sign!

I don’t want to toot my own horn, but our website CeramicProSarasota.com is a great example of this attribute. We designed it to replicate the polished and clean appearance of the ceramic pro corporate page. Our website is filled with educational information telling you about the different services that we offer along with what to expect from each package we offer!

Tip #3– are they certified to apply professional-grade coatings?

The ceramic coating world is over saturated with driveway detailers and “ceramic coating professionals”. There are some companies that will advertise ceramic coating services in a polymer-based liquid that are sprayed onto the surface like a detail spray which isn’t real ceramic coating and doesn’t give you lasting protection like real ceramic coating does

If you’re going to work with a professional detailing shop, and are looking to truly protect your investment, you want to find a detailing service near you that is certified by a company like Ceramic Pro.

A professional company like Ceramic Pro is very picky as to who they allow to install their ceramic coating. The preparation for applying the coating has many steps, including paint correction in most cases. Most Ceramic Pro detailers have been certified in applying our coatings. This is very crucial if you are looking for a business that offers higher end detailing services

Tip #4 – do they offer you educational resources?

Let’s say you decide you want to bring your car to a professional detailer because you don’t care how it gets done – but you should care! You should find a place that is willing to educate you on how they perform their services. How old your vehicle’s paint is determines many different things, not every car is the same! The best detailers near you are going to take time to explain how they are going to perform the service on your vehicle, step by step. Don’t be afraid to ask what products they are using! A good detailer will explain everything to you if they are confident in their process! The automotive detailer’s location should be clean and organized as well. Also, most businesses will only be able to be insured to protect your vehicle if they are operating out of a properly zoned and inspected business location. This is the most important part of selecting a car detailing service.

Tip #5 – how well do they communicate? 

This should be a no brainer! The biggest mistake detailing companies make is not being fully transparent with their customers. For example some detail companies will lie to you about how much they can fix on your car just to get you in the door. Then when you come to pick up the car it looks nothing like what they originally explained to you. 


In the end, the choice is yours as to whom you choose to care for your valuable ride. Whether you own a Lamborghini, BMW, or a honda civic, when you choose a local detailer near you, it’s obvious you love your ride. By following these few steps mentioned above, you’ll save time, pick the right detailer, and be happy with your investment in paint protection services!

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