Detailing your car...

@maezee (29485)
United States
April 14, 2016 4:26pm CST
Have you ever done this? Had your car professional detailed, or do you take care of it on your own? I was bored today so I went over to my dad's house - where has a ShopVac (A portable vaccuum type thing) and sadly it did not work. (Or maybe I did something wrong, no one was around to help me!) Even when I use the Shopvac, it doesn't pick up a lot of what's left behind in my car. I made the mistake of letting myself smoke in the car - and this means ashes all over the car and cloudy windows if I let it go that far. (Which of course I did). Now, my car is unvaccuumed. And quite dirty all in all. I don't even know where to go to get it detailed, but I am seriously considering it. What is a fair price for this? Have you ever had your car detailed? Or, if not, how often do you vacuum out your car?
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@yukimori (8710)
• United States
14 Apr 16
I think it runs about $50 at the places here. I usually do it myself... about once in a blue moon. I can't remember when the last time I vacuumed it was. Really need to get on it soon. The kids' stuff has been piling up in the backseat again.
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@Mike197602 (13375)
• Worcester, England
14 Apr 16
@maezee I think that is worth it as it hasn't changed much since I had a professional clean in 2008.
@maezee (29485)
• United States
14 Apr 16
@Mike197602 Well that's good! Because my salary doesn't inflate nearly as much as consumer products do. lol.
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@Mike197602 (13375)
• Worcester, England
14 Apr 16
Back when I had more money my car was professionally valeted every week...£60 per time. Now I've never even washed my car for years When I used to buy a brand new £7500+ bike every year I did the same and had it looked at a couple of times per month to have the wheels balanced, chain adjusted and a wash and wax and that was in excess of £100 per time. Now I spend my money on other things.
@Mike197602 (13375)
• Worcester, England
14 Apr 16
This is going back to 2008 and the current conversion rate would be 109.08 canadian dollars for the £60.
@maezee (29485)
• United States
14 Apr 16
Eek. That is A TON of money. I guess you have your priorties straight, then, now? I have a new (to me) car and don't want nastiness to deplete the value of it. Ha ha
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@Mike197602 (13375)
• Worcester, England
14 Apr 16
@maezee I was earning £50k+ per year so that was nothing to me back then. I used to spend up to what I earned. Nice car, nice things, holidays, restaurants etc...now I don't do that as I don't earn that.
• United States
14 Apr 16
I think having a car detailed is a bit on the expensive side
@maezee (29485)
• United States
14 Apr 16
How much does it go for where you live?
@Morleyhunt (17853)
• Canada
14 Apr 16
I've never had my car detailed. About once a year I do a thorough job of cleaning every nook and cranny in my car. I usually give it a quick cleaning a couple of times a year. There is NO smoking or eating in my car.
@maezee (29485)
• United States
14 Apr 16
That's a good rule to have. I am a smoker and it's irresistible to me to light one up on the road. It's a terrible habit, but driving and smoking is almost as good as coffee and smoking.
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@Corbin5 (88711)
• United States
14 Apr 16
My husband has his cars detailed, yes he has two since he is a car nut. I am cheap and clean my car all by myself.
@maezee (29485)
• United States
14 Apr 16
Very nice. That's cool. But how do you reach the hard-to-reach places? Like underneath seats? Do you take the seats out?
@carebear29 (27463)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
14 Apr 16
He vacuums our Durango out about once per month I think