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The annual treatments offer a substantial saving over the retail price clients achieve 27% saving on the washes and 38% saving on the detail at 6 months, which is crucial to spend a little more time to decontaminate the film and freshen up the interior, treat the leather and wax the car.

The onsite washes are Friday or Saturday only and should be booked at least 24 h in advance.
Off site washes are Monday to Friday 24-48 hours prior notice must be given to secure a booking. Travel charge of £15 + VAT per wash apply.


12 Washes a year (Once a month) including Level 2 detail at 6 months £1160 + VAT


24 Washes a year (Twice a month) including Level 2 detail at 6 months £1820 + VAT


52 Washes a year (Once a week) including a Level 2 detail at 6 months £3360 + VAT

Car Cleaning Advice

Step 1

Spray wheel cleaner onto wheels, then jet the wheels off, do not wet the body until after the wheels are cleaned.

  1. Valet Pro Bilberry Safe Wheel Cleaner – 5 X 1 – This is a safe wheel cleaner that can be diluted with a 50/50 ratio.
  2. Professional Solvent Resistant Chemical Sprayer 1.5 Litre x 1.

Step 2

Snow foam the car using hyper wash, lance and jet wash. This process is very important in gently lifting any dust, grit and grime from the paint surface before washing commences, leave this product on the car for 3-5 minutes then jet it all off.

  1. Heavy Duty Foam Lance – This process is known as snow foam and you will need the hyper dressing put into the lance at a ratio of 30% product and 20% water, then attach it to your jet wash. The lance attachment required is the Karcher domestic one.
  2. Meguiars Hyper Wash – 1 Gallon/3.78 Litres X 1 – This is used in the lance for the snow foam.

Step 3

Fill up 2 bucket shampoo into one and leave the second one only with water, make sure you use the jet wash to foam up the bucket with the shampoo put 15% shampoo into the bucket so not much.

Take the lambswool mitt and dip it into the soapy water start with the roof once this is done, make sure you place the mitt into the bucket with only water to take off the dirt from the mitt then place the mitt back into the bucket with the soap and start the process again one panel at a time. The key is not to push down onto the car with the wash mitt and to do straight lines when washing the panels, also use one mitt for the lower parts and the other for the upper parts, further avoiding defects.

If there are still some bugs that haven't been removed then just before you start jetting the car off spray some bug and tar remover onto them at the end of the washing, go over them gently with the wash mitt then jet the whole car off.

  1. Grit Guard Plus (bucket set) x2
  2. Chemical Guys – Maxi Suds 11-Us Gallon X1 – This is amazing car shampoo, which is used to preserve the wax protection on the car.
  3. Elite Luxury Lambs Wool Wash mitt X 2 – This is the ideal mitt for not inducing swirls and needs to be used in conjunction with the two bucket wash system.
  4. Poor Boys bug Squash – Bug & Tar Remover 16oz X 1 - just spray this onto the bugs and let it settle for 1-2 minutes, then jet it off.

Step 4

Use the deep pile microfiber cloths to dry the car, again no pressure onto the paint. You will also need some regular microfiber cloths to dry the door shuts, etc... Then finally if required spray some last touch detailer spray onto the paint and dry it off using the buffing towel if there are any smudges or water marks.

  1. Meguiars last touch Bottle & Spray Head X 1
  2. Meguiars last touch Spray Detailer 1 Gallon/ 3.78 Litres X 1 - This can be used at the end of the wash to remove any smudges or haziness use it in the bottle with a 40% product 60% water.
  3. Ultra Plush Deep pile Buffing Towel X 1 – this is good to be used in conjunction with the last touch detailer or on its own to buff the car at end.
  4. Ultra Plush Deep pile Drying Towel X2 – These are amazing to dry the car.
  5. f you want to get really OCD you can buy a high speed air blower to get the water thats wedged in all the gaps, light clusters, wheels nuts, wing mirrors, etc... Water usually sits there after the wash is done and will either cause water marks and / or will end up dripping down as you drive off.