Mobile Car Detailing


Car detailing involves more than a simple wash and wax — it’s the process of cleaning, polishing, restoring and protecting every surface of your vehicle from the inside out. At Jim’s Mobile Car Detailing, we offer a wide range of services to keep your vehicle looking pristine, from headlight restoration to paint protection and deluxe disinfection services.

Our fully-trained, insured, and highly experienced team of professionals work their magic to treat family SUVs, sports cars, trucks, motorbikes, boats and more. Using specialist tools and products, they’ll help you extend the life of your paint job, recondition your upholstery and trim, and give your cherished vehicle a showroom-worthy shine.

Our mobile car detailing keeps Australia’s engines running

No time to book in at a traditional auto body shop? Stop searching for “car detailing near me”. At Jim’s Car Detailing, we come to you, transforming your pride and joy on a schedule that suits you. With our Australia-wide mobile car detailing, you can have your car restored to its former glory at home, the office, or even while you’re out running errands.

We offer car detailing services across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, Canberra and Hobart. Whether you need to clean and detail a company car, a cherished vintage automobile or a corporate bus, our mobile car detailing professionals arrive armed with a full suite of commercial equipment and handle every vehicle with the utmost precision and care — for bonnet to bumper, results you’re guaranteed to love.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for in our existing mobile car detailing packages, why not create your own? Whatever you have in mind, tell the professional team at Jim’s Car Detailing your automotive aspirations, and we’ll build you a bespoke car detailing service according to your individual requirements and specified budget.

Jim’s Car Detailing — more than just a mobile car wash

Many car owners think that keeping their car clean is nothing more than a matter of aesthetics, but in addition to improving the curbside appeal of your vehicle, it can also extend its lifespan. Car cleaning and detailing protect the paint by removing the dirt, grime, and pollutants responsible for premature fading, rust and corrosion.

Plus, by removing salt, road debris, and other abrasive materials, you’ll reduce the risk of any potential mechanical issues further down the line. In addition, regular car detailing will improve the resale value when you part ways with your vehicle because a clean and well-maintained car will always fetch a higher price than one that has been neglected.

At Jim’s Car Detailing, our services extend beyond thorough car cleaning, waxing and polishing. Once we’ve restored the lustre and shine to your flawlessly clean car, our technicians will offer advice and guidance to help you maintain the results and keep the interior and exterior in tip-top shape — from the carpets to the dashboard and beyond.

Car detailing services: what to expect

At Jim’s Car Detailing, we want your car to look and perform at its optimum level. Whereas best-practice mechanical maintenance can vary depending on the make and model of your chosen transport, all vehicles stand to benefit from regular car detailing services. While our range of mobile car detailing packages span various service options, there are typically two fundamental stages: interior and exterior detailing.

Interior car detailing

Interior car detailing involves thoroughly cleaning, vacuuming and dusting all surfaces, from the dashboard and steering wheel to the seats and floor mats. We shampoo the upholstery to remove stains and grime, and if your car has leatherwork, we condition and scrub the material to remove dirt that may be deeply ingrained. Any vinyl and plastic surfaces are thoroughly cleaned, and the interior glass is carefully polished.

Exterior car detailing

Exterior car detailing is the process of cleaning and polishing the outside of your vehicle. We begin with a foaming wash to soften and lift dirt, salt and pollutants away from the surface and use special brushes to remove grime and filth from your vehicle’s wheels, callipers, brake, lug nuts, and other areas. After cleaning the wheels, which tend to be the dirtiest part of the car, we wash and dry every inch of the paintwork from top to bottom using mitts and a soft microfiber cleaning towel or cloth.

Once the car is spotlessly clean, we clay the paintwork to remove tightly bonded dirt on the car’s surface, polish light scratches, swirl marks and oxidation away, and apply high-quality paste wax to provide an additional protective layer and a brilliant shine. Finally, our technicians focus on the windows and rubber seals, expertly polishing and cleaning to add the finishing touches that make your vehicle sparkle and shine.

Optional extra: cleaning the engine bay

While many people don’t care what their vehicle looks like beneath the hood, having a clean engine bay makes it easier for your mechanic to identify and resolve any potential mechanical complications as they arise. At Jim’s Car Detailing, our technicians spray and degrease the engine before rinsing the parts clean. Once it’s dry, we dress the plastic, silicone, and rubber components to protect them from cracking and other issues.

The costs involved in car detailing services

Car detailing is an investment that’s well worth making, but there’s no one-size-fits-all pricing structure. The cost will vary significantly depending on several factors:

  • The work involved — Basic car detailing services start from around $149 and scale up to $150 for an extensive clean. Additional requirements such as engine bay cleaning, polishing and waxing can cost upwards of $300.
  • The size of the car — The cost of car detailing also depends on the size of your vehicle. A large commercial truck or family-sized SUV will be more expensive than a small commuter car or moped, for example.
  • The condition of the vehicle — Dirty interiors require more work to restore their former stainless and odour-free prime. Similarly, scratched and dented exteriors may need advanced paint protection work, which may increase the final cost.
  • The scope of the package — A basic interior package including vacuuming upholstery, dusting the surfaces and cleaning the boot can cost upwards of $75, whereas additional steam cleaning and leather cleaning services start from $150.

We recommend booking your car cleaning service at least every 4 to 6 months, equivalent to around 2 or 3 times per year. Car detailing is especially important during the summer when your vehicle is exposed to harsh UV light and intense temperatures.

For that new car feeling, contact Jim’s Car Detailing services today

Don’t trust just anyone with your car’s appearance. There’s a reason Jim’s Car Detailing has been in business for more than 20 years — our experienced team is passionate about making your chosen mode of transport look great and handle optimally, using the highest quality products and latest cleaning equipment to get the job done right.

Reclaim your weekend and put your vehicle in the hands of the professionals with flexible mobile car detailing packages available Australia-wide. So what are you waiting for? Whether you’re looking for a quick mobile car wash to impress your date or extensive car detailing in preparation for a road trip, call us today on 131 546 or request a free quote online 24/7.

Our expert cleaning solutions span more than car detailing. From home and office cleaning to carpets, windows, blind cleaning and repairs, check out the wide range of professional services on offer and find out how we can help you.

Jim’s Work Guarantee

As genuine professionals and proud members of the famous Jim’s Group of companies, we stand by the quality of our car cleaning services by delivering the Jim’s Work Guarantee to each and every client, for each and every clean and detailing job we do.

You won’t find any other mobile service who will stand by their workmanship in such a way! Choose Jim’s Car Cleaning with confidence. We take the time to do the job exceptionally well, and fuss over all the finest details, to show you best-practice mobile car detailing for those who love their cars as much as we do.

Our car cleaning services are the best around – we guarantee it!

Jim’s Car Detailing was voted one of the best detailers in Melbourne! Read the article here!

Frequently Asked Questions

Jim’s Car Detailing understands that cars look – and perform – their best when they are professionally cleaned and detailed every couple of months. Whilst the mechanical maintenance of automobiles varies depending on the make and model, all vehicles benefit from the upkeep of their surfaces. Car owners Australia-wide understand that now is the best time to consider adding regular cleaning and detailing to their maintenance schedule.

Most car owners understand the importance of regular oil changes and tune-ups, but few realise the full benefits of regular car cleaning and detailing. These include:

  • Protection from harmful UV rays — The sun can dry out and fade a vehicle’s interior surfaces without the proper care, with interior trims and leather seats particularly susceptible.
  • Safeguards against wear and tear — Dust, dirt, spilled liquids and solids can damage and deteriorate your vehicle, negatively impacting the resale and trade-in value.
  • Avoids health issues — Since dirt and dust carry allergens and bacteria, poor air quality is a common problem in motor vehicles. Regular car cleaning and detailing can help you sidestep health issues.
  • Preserves exterior paint condition — Dirt, dust and debris can cause tiny scratches on your exterior paint. Car detailing removes these imperfections and adds a generous coat of wax for a protective barrier.
  • Removes funky odours — Reclaim that coveted fresh and clean ‘new car’ smell and eliminate mysterious and unwanted odours with professional car cleaning services.

At Jim’s Car Detailing, we offer our customers a variety of options to suit their requirements and budget:

  • Custom car detailing — Opt for weekly, fortnightly, or monthly appointments as per your preference. At each session, our team wash and dry the exterior of your vehicle and spot-check for paint deterioration and other minor issues that can affect its performance or value. You can also request a full interior detail with our custom package.
  • Interior car detailing — The average Australian spends at least 90 minutes in their car each day, tolerating bad smells, poor air quality and faded interiors. In a quest to improve your driving environment, fabric seats and carpets are vacuumed and shampooed, and leather interiors receive a special conditioning treatment. All windows are cleaned inside and outside, the dashboard and console are scrubbed and glossed, and the interior roof lining is refreshed.
  • Exterior car detailing — More than just a wash, our team makes sure every inch of your car’s exterior surface is cleaned and buffed. We gently hand-wash the outside of your vehicle, using a clay bar to target areas that can’t be washed with detergents. Wheel covers and mud flaps are given special attention, and the exterior is inspected for signs of paint damage and other issues. A sealant is applied to protect your car until the next appointment.

At Jim’s Car Detailing, we understand that your time is precious. Between work and home responsibilities, calendars fill up quickly, and time becomes difficult to spare. That’s where our mobile car detailing services come in. You pick the day, time, and location and our team will perform on-site cleaning and detailing customised according to your specific needs. Mobile car detailing can take between 1 and 3 hours, depending on the service. Our team can discuss the details with you when you schedule your appointment.

Car cleaning usually involves a basic exterior wash to remove dirt and other environmental debris. Sometimes it includes an undercarriage wash, wheel cleaning and a clear-coat protector for an added fee. Car detailing is more in-depth and focuses on improving your car’s resale value by helping it maintain that ‘just bought’ aesthetic. It includes washing, waxing, checking for damage, vacuuming and deep cleaning.

When performed by a professional car detailing service like ours, the effects can last up to 6 months. However, we recommend that vehicle owners book in for a full interior and exterior detailing of their cars 3 to 4 times a year for optimum results.

This is dependent on which mobile car detailing package you purchase. It can take as little as 1 hour or more than 3 to detail a car’s interior and exterior surfaces. Our team will review this information with you when you book your appointment.

We take pride in our work. At Jim’s Car Detailing, our technicians want your car to look its best and will always go the extra mile to ensure you are satisfied with our interior and exterior car detailing services. Call us on 131 546 to request a quote today.

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