All in a day

I have to pinch myself some times, I get to see and work with some incredible vehicles and clients alike. Monday starts off the day before with preparing the van for visits as Mondays being a day for maintaining. Seems people are a little unnerved at looking after their cars after a detail so it seemed appropriate to indulge this service.


The first car of the day was a Bentley Continental GT Speed. Wow, The car has 0 to 100 kilometres per hour (0.0 to 62.1 mph) acceleration of 3.7 seconds and top speed of 329 kilometres per hour (204.4 mph), making it one of the fastest and the most powerful production Bentley’s to date. As said, Wow, and what a beautiful car too. Anyhow arrived at site, get greeted, set up and then get greeted again, this time by my four legged friend with a tail wagging so hard he’s going to knock something over. Snow foamed to loosen the dirt (the Bentley) and then the regular two-bucket wash process to clean and rinse thoroughly. Damn, Avian poo, pretty hard and looked as though it had been there for a while. Not great as this stuff especially on a dark car can and will damage paint. Fortunately Crystal Serum saved the day and nothing was damaged. This car is not a garage queen, in fact it gets used a lot and quite rightly so. There is nothing more frustrating than a beautiful car that never gets to see the light of day. Problem is maintaining, yup, that’s where I come in, kind of cake and eat it.


IMG_7547The next stop was up at Lemsford kennels, this time being greeted by lots of barking and several wagging tails although this time on the other side of the fence. Something slightly different this time, a van used for transporting dogs, so it was time to focus on the interior blasting everything with the a Tornador. This thing shoots out atomised detergent at a high rate in an oscillating fashion; it really gets between the fibres and cleans, deep. It’s been a lifesaver many times for restoring carpets and regular maintenance to keep on top of things.


Funny, although you could call this valet, it isn’t really; it’s keeping on top of things so they do not degrade to the point of major headache. We regularly service our cars mechanically, check oil, top up, and replace tyres. But we do not look after the interior and exterior apart from the occasional sponge. Why is that?

What does Detailing mean in the UK

My Dad was never keen on having a sparkly car, in fact he use to regularly replace his cars with another old banger. He couldn’t see the point as far as he was concerned “it was a way of

getting from A to B”. But then two doors down from us was a Dad with a lovely new Jag and he was out every Sunday washing, polishing and waxing. The car looked lovely and he was very proud of it. All my Dad could do was go “Pfft” as he walked past, meanwhile I was thinking why cant my dad have a lovely car like that. He still hasn’t changed and he still does

not understand why somebody would be so obsessive over a car, but then he’s happy to answer the door in tracksuit bottoms held up by a piece of string! He’s not alone (apart from the string), I come across many people in the UK who either do not understand or just don’t want to know as to why you should Detail your car. Read more What does Detailing mean in the UK