RAD Mobile Auto Detailing Restore • Maintain • Protect Book Now! We Bring Our Services To You Specials Services First Time Customers. 10% off your booking total. Use code 'FIRSTTIMER' in the promo field on the booking form. Restore • Maintain • Protect Father's Day 2020. Book an Exterior and Wheel Wash / Wax for $75. Use code 'WHOSYOURDADDY' in the promo field on the booking form. Services Mobile Auto Detailing Book Now! We Bring Our Services To You RAD Specials

Over time, the effects of the Sun, Weather and the Environment will fade plastic automotive light covers through oxidation. Worn light covers will look cloudy and feel rough to the touch.
We employ a multi-step abrasive process to remove the layers of oxidation and restore the optical qualities of the light cover as close to original state as possible. Head / Tail Light Restoration Over time, the effects of the Sun, Weather and the Environment will fade plastic automotive light covers through oxidation. Worn light covers will look cloudy and feel rough to the touch.
We employ a multi-step abrasive process to remove the layers of oxidation and restore the optical qualities of the light cover as close to original state as possible. Head / Tail Light Restoration
Glass Polishing Glass Polishing Hard water spots are often caused by mineral and atmospheric fallout deposits left over when water evaporates. They can be clearly seen on wet glass which can develop patterns from the repeated motion of wipers or from stickers and decals that cover the glass in certain spots. Water spots can be surprisingly difficult to remove and often require polishing and buffing. A properly polished glass surface will have a mirror-like look and feel to it. Hard water spots are often caused by mineral and atmospheric fallout deposits left over when water evaporates. They can be clearly seen on wet glass which can develop patterns from the repeated motion of wipers or from stickers and decals that cover the glass in certain spots. Water spots can be surprisingly difficult to remove and often require polishing and buffing. A properly polished glass surface will have a mirror-like look and feel to it. Emblem / Sticker Removal Emblems, Stickers and other decorative items are usually held in place with weather resistant automotive adhesives. Our removal process takes care to not damage the underlying surface clear coat leaving no trace of the original covering or adhesive.
Emblems, Stickers and other decorative items are usually held in place with weather resistant automotive adhesives. Our removal process takes care to not damage the underlying surface clear coat leaving no trace of the original covering or adhesive.
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Alloy Wheel Repair Curb Scars. The Bane of Alloy Wheels. Sadly, most wheels are no match for the rough surface of a concrete curb. It doesn't take much contact to create a wheel scratch that goes through the clear coat and paint layers into the metal of the wheel itself. Many scratches in Alloy Wheels can be repaired, re-painted with matching paint and then clear coated to restore the wheel's finish. We carry a full wheel repair system with us to remove and (if necessary) fill metal scratches in the base wheel. To refinish the scratched area, we choose one of three sizes of metal flake and a mix of base pigments to match most painted wheel surfaces very closely. Curb Scars. The Bane of Alloy Wheels. Sadly, most wheels are no match for the rough surface of a concrete curb. It doesn't take much contact to create a wheel scratch that goes through the clear coat and paint layers into the metal of the wheel itself. Many scratches in Alloy Wheels can be repaired, re-painted with matching paint and then clear coated to restore the wheel's finish. We carry a full wheel repair system with us to remove and (if necessary) fill metal scratches in the base wheel. To refinish the scratched area, we choose one of three sizes of metal flake and a mix of base pigments to match most painted wheel surfaces very closely. Alloy Wheel Repair

About Us

RAD Mobile Auto Detailing.  A completely mobile, environmentally focused, auto detailing service serving Westchester and Lower Connecticut.

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Q: How does the pricing work?

Our detailing work is divided into two general packages based on the amount of work that you would like done.  Work can also be separated to focus only on the interior or exterior of your vehicle if you only need one or the other.  The Basic Detailing Package is our equivalent of a ‘maintenance wash’ where we focus on cleaning and restoring the look and feel of your vehicle to original condition.  The Deep Detailing Package builds on top of the basic work to focus on bringing out the ‘Wow’ factor in your vehicle.


Basic

The Basic detailing package is priced at $200 for exterior detail and $100 for interior detail.  The steps we take during basic detailing will give your car a thorough cleaning inside and out and leave it looking shiny and well kept.

Exterior:

  • Wash all exterior surfaces, wheels, tires and glass (inside and out)
  • Bug and Tar removal
  • Clean door, hood and trunk jams
  • Apply protective coating to exterior painted surfaces, wheels, tires and trim
  • Machine polishing to clear superficial scratches and swirl marks

Interior:

  • Full vacuum of the interior, floor mats and cargo area
  • Clean front and rear dash, instrument panel, steering wheel and door panels
  • Clean seats, arm rests, glove box and center console

Deep

Our Deep Detailing package starts with all of the same steps of our Basic Detailing then builds on top of that work with several focused steps which will accentuate the style and beauty of your vehicle.  As the Deep Detailing will requires significantly more time to complete, we will discuss the goals you have for your vehicle ahead of time and agree to what is necessary to bring the best out in your vehicle in the timeframe that fits your schedule.  The work for the deep detailing package starts with the same cost as the Basic Detailing then adds $100 per hour for the time it it will take for us to complete various steps which are listed below.  The time to complete the process will depend on the size and condition of the vehicle and which of the processes we feel are necessary to complete the work to your satisfaction.

Exterior:

  • Remove iron fallout
  • Remove non-ferrous environmental fallout
  • Seal clear coat
  • Protective coating for exterior trim
  • Deep wheel cleaning
  • Clean brake calipers
  • Polish chrome surfaces
  • Apply protective, hydrophobic wax
  • Apply ‘Ceramic’ exterior coating

Interior:

  • Shampoo floor mats
  • Steam clean fabric surfaces, seats and headliner
  • Apply UV blocking conditioner to seats and all surfaces

We do offer other specialized services which are priced individually:

  • Headlight restoration ($75 per pair)
  • Hydrophobic window coating ($50)
  • Wheel scratch / curb scar repair ($100 per wheel, discounts for multiple wheels)
  • Wheel ‘Ceramic’ coating ($25 / wheel)

Whatever your needs, we will estimate a time to complete your work prior to booking so you will know the complete costs ahead of time.  If we exceed our time estimate for some reason we will NOT adjust the costs from our original estimate.

Q: What exactly do you mean by 'Environmentally Focused'?

Our attention to protecting the environment is apparent in our our approach to conserving water and in our choices of cleaning and detailing products.

Water Conservation

Although we do bring a full power washing capability with us to your site we will often choose not to use it and instead make use of our ‘rinseless wash’ process.  Aside from not requiring us to setup our generator, this process uses *much* less water than power washing and also results in very little run-off with any water on the ground cleaned up through simple evaporation.

Environmentally Friendly Products

We spend a significant amount of time testing products from the industry searching for those that meet our performance requirements but which also have environmentally sensitive features and ingredients.  For instance our tire dressing is water based and contains no silicone or oil based ingredients.  Our choice of bug and tar remover is a powerful citrus based cleaner with very low VOC (volatile organic compound) content.  The clay bar we use is made from naturally occurring mud (believe it or not).

It’s important to us to ensure we minimize our environmental footprint while delivering superior results to you as a customer.

Q: What are the benefits of detailing my vehicle?

Auto detailing is an important part of the regular maintenance program for your vehicle.  The process covers a wide variety of techniques and products which, to get the best results, require skill to apply properly.  Although the processes will not prevent your car from collecting dust or becoming dirty through its regular usage, what it will do is make it much easier to clean.  The detailing process creates a smooth layer of protection on the exterior and interior surfaces of the vehicle which dirt and other contaminates will not adhere to as strongly as bare clearcoat, leather or fabric.  With nothing to grab onto, the contaminates become much easier to wash away and remove during subsequent maintenance washes.

Q: What do I need to do prior to my appointment?

Please have the keys ready for us when we arrive.  Even if we are only working on the exterior we will need to open the hood and doors to get access to concealed areas of the exterior (hood, door jams, etc)

If we are to work on the interior of your vehicle, please remove all valuables and all personal items from any storage areas such as the glove box and the trunk or rear cargo area.

Q: Do you carry insurance?

Yes.  RAD Mobile Auto Detailing is a fully insured business.  Full policy and coverage details available upon request.

Q: Will weather impact my service appointment?

As a mobile operation most of our work is done outdoors.  Adverse weather conditions will unfortunately affect our ability to perform our services.  Many of the products that we use cannot be applied in cold temperatures (below 40F / 5C) or in rainy weather.  We will do our best to work around the outdoor conditions but in the event that we think the weather outlook will prevent us from working during your time slot we will reach out to you as far ahead of time as possible to make other arrangements.

Q: I bid on and won a certificate for RAD Mobile Auto Detailing services at a charity auction. What to I do?

Congratulations! and thank you for your generosity.  We regularly put our detailing packages up for auction at charity events as they help raise funds for worthy causes.  Please go to the booking section and reserve a time slot for us to come to you.  Please include the certificate number in the promo code section of the booking form and put any special requests you might have for us into the notes section.

Q: What do you do to 'repair' a damaged alloy wheel

Wheel repair is necessary to remove deep scratches that have gone through the wheel clear coat and paint and into the metal of the wheel itself.  During our repair process we will grind out any surface scratches in the metal and optionally fill any deep gouges in the wheel surface with a metallic based epoxy filler to create a smooth surface.  We then spray on a primer coat, and then a color coat which we will mix on-site to match your wheel color.  Finally we will finish off the repair by spraying a layer of clear coat to protect the newly painted surface.

Q: Can you provide on-location services for the film industry?

Our mobile capability gives us the flexibility to bring our services to almost any location accessible by car.  We can work at any time of day and bring lighting equipment to assist with work that needs to be done at night.  If you are organizing a photo or movie shoot that requires vehicles to be cleaned and shined please send us your requirements in the contact form below.  It’s likely that we can meet them.

Q: Isn't detailing really just for fancy, 'high-end' cars?

Aboslutely not. Interior and Exterior detailing will improve the look and feel of any auto regardless of make, model or age.  Some of our services, headlight restoration for instance, are real safety improvements.  We believe there is art and style in every vehicle on the road.  Our processes are designed to enhance and bring those qualities out to their full potential.

A note about tipping

We do not accept tips for anything.  We follow a Japanese cultural concept which is referred to as ‘Omotenashi’ (おもてなし).  This is the belief that services are to be performed above and beyond the expectations of the customer with no expectation on our part for anything additional in return.  We believe that our services are fairly priced for the skill and the attention to detail that we provide.  Where we do deviate from the concepts of Omotenashi is in our flexibility of service.  It is hard to explain, but a subtle part of the Omotenashi tradition is that the ‘menu’ will never be deviated from (try asking to ‘hold the onions’, or for a packet of sugar with your tea in any Tokyo restaurant and you will quickly see what that means).  Instead we pride ourselves in listening to your requirements or any special needs that you, as the customer, might have.  Every detailing situation is unique and we do our best to meet your specific needs.
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Almost every auto detailing situation is unique.  Please send us any questions you have about our services and we’ll respond as quickly as we can.

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Book A Time Slot

Our booking calendar is configured for 3 hour slots to give us enough time to arrive,  setup, perform the work and then get to our next appointment but the cost to you will always be based only on the work you need done.
Choose a time-slot that is convenient for your schedule then give us a description of what you would like done.  We’ll provide the time it will take and overall cost that we will commit to no matter how long the actual work takes to complete. For details on the costs and what’s included in the work that we do, please see the FAQ section.

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