- What is a clay bar? (Claying)

     A clay bar is used to remove contaminates such as industrial fallout, tar, overspray and brake dust from the paint on your vehicle.  After claying a vehicle it will be silky smooth.  Clay works by gliding it across the wet surface of your paint in a back and forth motion.  This will pick up and remove anything that protrudes from the paint.

 - What is polishing?
     Polishing is often misunderstood and intimidating step in the detailing process.  Polishing is unlike waxing because with polishing you must work the polish in and breakdown the abrasives in order for it to work effectively.  This is done by using friction and/or heat.  Whereas with waxing, you are applying a layer of protection on top of the paint, so there is no need to work the wax in.  When a polish is worked into the paint properly, it will either round the edges of the scratches/swirls stopping the light from reflecting off of it or it will remove a small layer of paint where the imperfection was.  The amount of paint that is removed depends on the aggressiveness of the polish, pads and machine used. 

 - What is the difference between Paint Sealant and Wax?

     A paint sealant is made of polymers, which are composed of thousands of synthetic particles that are linked together.  When a sealant bonds to your vehicles paint, it forms a rigid shell.  The real selling point of a paint sealant is its durability.  A premium grade sealant can last 6-12 months.  For people that spend more time driving than detailing, a paint sealant is the way to go.  Carnauba wax is the preferred vehicle wax of collectors and enthusiast because it creates a rich, warm glow.  Although an application of carnauba-based vehicle wax will protect your vehicle from UV rays, heat, moisture, oxidation, and environmental fallout just like a paint sealant it lacks in durability.  A coat of wax will wear off in 6-8 weeks; it depends heavily on the climate in which you live.

 - Do you detail motorcycles too?
     Not only do we detail vehicles, we also do motorcycles.
 - Can you tailor a package to fit my budget?

     Yes, if you  have a certain budget that you do not want to exceed, bring the vehicle to us and we will go over it and come up with a package designed just for your pockets!

 - What areas do you cover?
     The east side. Bellevue and surrounding areas.

 - I don’t like surprises! Are there any extra charges?

     We understand that your vehicle is going to be dirty.  In some situations an extra charge is necessary due to the time and effort it takes for extra dirty vehicles.  Some examples of extra charges: heavily stained carpets, heavily stained leather, excessive pet hair, excessive tar, excessive mud, etc.  Before any services are performed on your vehicle, a thorough walk around will be performed.  You will be informed about any extra fees before ANY work is performed.  We give free estimates!


 - Do I need to remove my belongings out of my vehicle before I get it serviced?

     Yes, 4 Seasons Auto Detailing is not responsible for articles left in vehicle.  Please remove all items from compartments that you would like to have cleaned.  Any items left in vehicle will be placed in a bag for you to go through at your convenience.


 - Do you give a military discount?

     OF COURSE!  We give 10% discount to the military all year long.  You must show a valid military ID to receive this discount.


 - I lease my vehicle. Why should I worry about how it looks?

     Chances are you’ll care when your lease is up!  Check your contract.  You’ll find that you’re responsible for the appearance of your vehicle when it is returned.  If it was never washed, polished or waxed properly, you could be hit with a reconditioning fee ranging from $500-$2000!  Take care of your investment.

 - Why should I have my vehicle detailed?

     Increased Value: By properly maintaining both the exterior and interior of a vehicle, the value can be significantly increased.  Over time, the finish of your vehicle will experience oxidation, swirls, light scratching, fading, as well as a build up of contaminants that are harmful to the various surfaces.  By having your car professionally detailed, we will restore the original beauty, and preserve and protect it into the future.  If you compare two identical vehicles, one that has been professionally detailed, while the other has not, the difference in resale value is typically in the thousands of dollars for most vehicles.  When comparing very expensive luxury cars and exotics, the difference in value comes from professional detailing can be staggering!

     Protect Your Investment:  This directly involves increased value.  Let’s face it; most vehicles depreciate rapidly, especially when they’re neglected.  Protect your investment by having it properly maintained by a premium service offered by Ryan’s Auto Detailing.  When you drive that new expensive vehicle off of the lot, you know that it will immediately lose value.  In order to get the most return on your investment, it is wise to have the appearance professionally maintained in order to retain as much value as possible.

     Professional Image:  The condition of the vehicles we drive says a lot about the type of person we are.  It’s no different than how we care for our homes, our landscaping, or our personal appearances.  Beautifully prepared cars project confidence, professionalism, and just makes us feel good when driving or admiring them!


 - What types of payments do you accept?

     We accept cash, checks, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover Cards and Fleet cards.  We typically invoice once the service is complete and payment is accepted upon completion of the vehicle.


 - How long does a detail take?

     Depending on the current state of the vehicle, a detail can take anywhere from 1 hour (basic wash) to 2 full days (restoration or paint correction).  Our customers deserve nothing but the best and 4 Seasons Auto Detailing goes above and beyond such expectations.
 - What are your hours?

     We operate Monday-Friday 8am-5pm and Saturdays 9am-5pm.


 - My local carwash offers detailing at half the prices of most professional detailer services, what is the difference?

     The term “you get what you pay for!” goes hand in hand with this question.  The term “detailing” has been widely misused in the auto industry.  A true detail consist of meticulous cleaning, professional swirl free polishing and protection of all surfaces.  Many carwashes and inexperienced detail shops simply cover dirt with shiny greasy solvent-based dressings.  This not only traps the dirt, but the solvents in many of these dressings can harm/damage the surface.  Also many inexperienced detailers will run a high speed buffer over your paint causing damage and those ugly swirl marks (holograms) or waxing over deep imbedded dirt.  Make sure you ask many questions before hiring or allowing anyone to “detail” your vehicle.



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