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AJ Professional Detailing

702 Coleman Ave
San Jose, CA 95110 408-947-1111

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Expensive. They are very thorough. - Feb 23, 2023

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California Auto Detailers

633 Bair Island Rd
Redwood City, CA 94063 650-465-7636

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Had driven without oil cap. Came in for steam clean. They said that they could... - Apr 28, 2020

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Detail Plus

975 E El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94087 408-705-4237

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They make my 25 year old car look like new! - Oct 26, 2023

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Autopia Car Wash & Detailing

2172 N Main St
Walnut Creek, CA 94596 925-934-1603

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Good wash. Long line though. Convenient however - Mar 29, 2021

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California Detailing

1825 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94103 415-622-8237

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Carlos and team do outstanding work including paint correction. Bit pricey,... - Feb 18, 2023

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Matt & Jeff's Car Wash & Detail Center

125 Vintage Way
Novato, CA 94945 415-899-9952

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They do a good job generally, but they always miss a few spots so make sure... - Apr 05, 2020

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Perfection Auto Detail

1905 Old Middlefield Way
Mountain View, CA 94043 650-968-7555

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Been taking our cars to for years! - Sep 06, 2017

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Ducky's Car Wash

716 N San Mateo Dr
San Mateo, CA 94401 650-375-8100

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Badass car wash when you want your chariot to look like a pharoh owns it - Apr 04, 2020

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Auto Pride Car Wash

195 El Camino Real
San Carlos, CA 94070 650-591-4638

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Cleaning is the best - Mar 27, 2021

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Alberty Detail Shop

1809 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702 510-526-1987

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Great attention to detail. I have never seen my car so clean since it was new.... - Mar 16, 2018

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Classic Car Wash

18560 Prospect Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 408-996-2515

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Delta Queen Classic Car Wash

981 E Hamilton Ave
Campbell, CA 95008 408-377-2525

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My car was filthy when I took it in and sparkled when they finished. Price... - Nov 29, 2014

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Lafayette Car Wash & Detail Center

3319 Mt Diablo Blvd
Lafayette, CA 94549 925-283-1190

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They did a sufficient job - Mar 14, 2023

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Best Detail

2412 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 510-444-6006

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Excellent all around. I just paid for an outside detailing. Nevertheless... - Nov 13, 2023

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Robertsville Classic Car Wash

5005 Almaden Expy
San Jose, CA 95118 408-371-2565

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The only full service in town. - Mar 12, 2021

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Arco's Auto Body

325 Victory Ave
South San Francisco, CA 94080 650-872-2022

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it was great way to fix my car - Mar 26, 2021

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Autopia Car Wash & Detailing

37505 Dusterberry Way
Fremont, CA 94536 510-713-2877

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great - Nov 24, 2017

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Tower Car Wash & Detail Center

1601 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103 415-558-9274

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First time using them. They did a good job, and I will go back. - Sep 15, 2013

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Westlake Eco Soft Touch Car Wash

247 87th St
Daly City, CA 94015 650-992-5344

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muy rapido y buena atencion . - Apr 18, 2020

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Chamois Hand Car Wash

7711 Crow Canyon Rd
Danville, CA 94506 925-648-2250

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We have used Chamois for exterior detailing for several years for several years... - Jan 25, 2020

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How we gather (and how to interpret) our data

For motorheads, a spotless vehicle is next to godliness. But even ordinary commuters and carpool chiefs can take joy in a newly cleaned ride. For less than $250, a detailing shop can cleanse your family’s sloppy sins and transform your ride, inside and out, leaving it looking used-car-lot new.

If you don't bother to detail or wash your you might lose a little resale value down the line, but probably not much. The reason to have your car detailed or washed is the same reason you comb your hair or wear a clean shirt: to look good.

A basic detailing job takes several hours to complete and usually includes an exterior wash, claying, polishing, and waxing; an interior cleaning; and tire cleaning and treatments. Many shops also provide other services upon request.

While even the best body shops can't undo an accident, our ratings reveal that many shops will get your car back on the road without a hitch. But our ratings also reveal that some shops may compound your misery with lousy work.

Because insurance companies pay for most repairs, for most auto body repair customers cost is a less important consideration than quality. But if you’re picking up the tab, how much the shop charges is important.

If your insurance or another party’s insurance will pay for your repair, make sure the insurance company doesn’t cut corners. Your shop can be an expert ally in this effort, but you also must make the right moves.