Mercedes Car Detailing

So you own a Mercedes, what now? If you are like most Mercedes owners, you value luxury, quality, and aesthetics. That means car detailing is going to be a critical component of the love affair between you and your Mercedes. Keeping you vehicle clean and PROTECTED is not only going to keep you looking your best, but will also preserve your car for many years to come and even improve the resale value of your car when that time finally comes.

Why Detail Your Mercedes?

Auto Detailing Services have 2 key benefits. Choosing a high quality car detailing service obviously means a ridiculously clean car, unlike what you have probably experienced from your run of the mill car wash. We don't miss stuff... not the cracks, crevices, or even those pesky air vents. Are you a very particular and detail oriented person that notices EVERYTHING? Good. So are we. Need a better reason than that? Let's talk about protection. After working on thousands of cars across San Diego, we know paint jobs. Surprisingly, in San Diego, paint jobs don't last long - UNLESS - you and your car detailer become best friends. The average paint job in San Diego lasts somewhere between 7-10 years before you start to see irreversible clear coat damage. That's where we come in with the second key benefit of car detailing. PROTECTION. A good coat of wax, sealant, or ideally ceramic coating applied consistently- means your paint job can last for eternity. Nothing beats original paint. Don't make this mistake! Get your paint protected asap!!!

Services Offerings for All Mercedes Cars

San Diego Select Detailing is a full service mobile car detailing company. If it's under the scope of car detailing, we have you covered. From your machine polishing, scratch removal, wash & wax, interior only detailing, shampoo treatments, headlight restorations, ceramic coating, leather conditioning and protection, we have it all. And if we don't we can find someone that will help you, whatever crazy request you might have for us (we have heard it all).

Complete Detailing for Mercedes

We call this "The Full Detail" we know, real original. What does it mean? It includes every service we need to perform to be able to deliver a 5 star detail every single time, check our google reviews if you don't believe us. This means interior perfection - nothing left behind. No dust, debris, residue, buildup, or stains. Crevices, cracks, nooks and crannies, whatever you want to call them, we don't miss them. Quality interior detailing services should be fairly obvious. Combine this with a blindingly shiny and protected exterior, and you've got our full detail package. Wheels and tires cleaned and shined too.

Ceramic Coating

We know these can be a little pricey, but this is our strongest recommendation for preserving your paint for many many years to come. Ceramic Coating installations in San Diego can save you thousands in the long run. With harsh sun and salty air, your paint work can become compromised very quickly. Our Ceramic Coating services last up to 5 years compared to a traditional Carnauba wax which lasts 4 months tops. Seeing the difference? You could pay $150+ for a wash and wax 4 times a year or just get your Mercedes the best paint protection with a ceramic coating that will last it many years. You do the math. Not to mention, Ceramic Coatings come with a complimentary multi-stage machine polishing and paint correction. This means your paint will have the craziest gloss you have ever seen it with. The benefits of Ceramic Coatings are pretty long and intensive so go check out some of our blog posts to learn more.

Interior Detailing

Interior detailing is the most requested service we have, often times because the benefits of an exterior car detail are slightly less apparent than an interior detail. A good quality professional interior detail is very obvious, and brightens everyones day. Nothing feels better, but we are a little biased. All of our interior cleaners are designed specifically for auto interiors which is why they are infused with UV blockers, so simply the act of cleaning all the interior surfaces is also going to help resist against fading of your Mercedes interior components, protecting your vehicle from San Diego's harsh sun.

Exterior Detailing

Exterior detailing is like an oil change for your paint. Pay a little now now to save you thousands in the long run. The average paint job costs as much as a transmission replacement. Whether you are doing a wash and wax, or a ceramic coating, an exterior detail should always include three steps... otherwise you just got an expensive car wash. Step 1 a thorough hand wash. A lot of people think this is all we do. Detail clean the wheels and dress the tires as well. The 2nd step is called a "decontamination" The goal of this is to remove all the gunk that gets stuck to your paint that never comes off in the car wash causing a somewhat "rough" and "gritty" surface texture. By the end of this step, the paint should be glassy smooth. We use a clay bar treatment and a couple other decontamination chemicals including iron oxide to aid with this process. Now that your Mercedes has a truly clean and decontaminated paint, it's time to apply the protection. In the regular exterior detail we apply a ceramic based sealant by hand that usually lasts a few months, which is industry standard. For high end luxury vehicles we usually usually try to push our customers in the direction of machine polishing and an extended protection for better results. Sometimes called "buffing" or "polishing" this service will actually help remove some of the very light surface scratches from the paint making it way glossier. it also comes with 12 month protection, which is much more manageable to keep up with.

Maintenance Programs

Now that your car is looking perfect, we can help you keep it clean and washed at all times. We aren't a traditional car wash, because we are mobile and come to your house, and also because we do a way better job. We like to brag if you use our maintenance wash memberships for life, your car should look like it was in a time capsule for the next 100 years. perfect paint, forever. The maintenance washes are more of a courtesy to our customers and are offered at extremely competitive pricing, we just need to detail it first. You can check out pricing and even sign up here.

Locations Served

We are everywhere... In San Diego. We are a completely self contained mobile service delivered to your home, apartment, condo, office or wherever you want us. We serve Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, La Mesa, and Golden Hill to name a few. And of course we don't just clean Mercedes; we are just as happy detailing non-luxury brands like Subaru, Honda, or Nissan.

Other Specialties

If you are looking for more auto customization in addition to your car detail or ceramic coating, we do also provide services for window tinting, wraps and PPF over in Pacific Beach at the location we use for ceramic coatings. Please give us a call if you are interested in customization.

Verified Google Reviews

EXCELLENT SERVICE! Will at San Diego Select Detailing did a full service on my Chevy truck and everything came out awesome! Exterior, Wheels, Interior seat shampoo, dashboard, lights, etc! Amazing service and super cool guy! Would recommend his services to everyone!

Nick Powell

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These guys brought my Range Rover back to life.  Scratches i didnt think would come out.  Looks great.  Lots of people do 'mobile detailing' which is a glorified car wash.  These guys are on their game w paint correction and scratch removal which is what i needed.  Will definitely use them again.

vito arminio

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Wow, just wow! I brought my 2008 Ford Escape to Will for an auto detailing, cleaning and full exterior shine and wax and let me tell you my Ford needed some serious TLC. I left the Escape in Will hands and didn't really have any expectation on how well it was going to turn out. Much to my surprise my car looks better than ever! Actually it looks brand new. The interior is back to when I first bought it. It smells fresh and clean and the seats look like they were just taken from the factory. The seats no longer have blemishes or stains, all the dirt and grit is gone from all the nooks and crannies that have built up over time! The outside of the car shines bright! I can't thank Will enough for the tremendous job he did! My warhorse of a vehicle is ready for battle again! Thank you, Will. I'm thrilled about the job you did and would recommend your services to anyone looking to bring life back into their vehicle inside and out! Cheers, keep up the great work!

David Goshgarian

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Will did an amazing job detailing my car! He meticulously cleaned it inside and out and made it look brand new. He even went above and beyond with cleaning the interior and coating the exterior with a protective sealant. I appreciate him being flexible and professional. This is the best car detail company I’ve dealt with. I highly recommend them!

Phillip Walters

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I’ve used San Diego Select Car Detailing for the second time, and their service continues to amaze me. They are convenient and flexible in scheduling which I need. They have everything they need, making the process smooth and hassle-free. The work they do is exceptional; my car came out looking showroom-new. Their Full Detail service is a testament to their commitment to quality, with every inch of my car meticulously cleaned and polished.The team’s professionalism and attention to detail really stand out. They treat your car with great care, ensuring the best possible cleaning and protection. It’s clear they take pride in their work, which is reflected in the fantastic results. For anyone in San Diego looking for top-notch car detailing, San Diego Select Car Detailing is my go-to recommendation. The quality of their service has consistently left my car looking its best.

Jonathan Marden

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Great guys to work with. Got an interior detail and headlight restoration with them first. The results were phenomenal and there are now my go to people for detailing. Just recently got a paint correction due to discoloration on my hood and a fair amount of scratches. I was amazed with how glossy the paint looked. The discoloration is completely gone and the paint seems fully restored. Would recommend them to anyone.

Kobuk Van Houten

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So stoked to write this review for Will and San Diego Select Detailing! I originally inquired about their Paint Correction service through their website and received a text later the same day with their availability and pricing. Will answered all of my questions and was awesome when it came to coordinating a work space. Before getting started, Will and I walked around the car together and talked about my specific needs and wants. He clearly strives to provide a customized, ultra-professional experience for each of his customers and was great at setting expectations and explaining his process. My car looks incredible and I am so impressed with his artisan-like care and attention to detail. My wife and I couldn’t believe how great the paint looked after a Paint Correction service with Will. Will is very personable, extremely detail oriented and passionate about his work. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone looking for a quality Paint Correction or auto detailing service!

Kevin Craig

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I’ve been using San Diego Select Detailing for a few years now simply because they are AMAZING! My truck looks good as new after every visit.I’m a professional dog trainer, so you can imagine how much dog hair gets accumulated after a while. And of course there will be the occasional potty accident.San Diego Select Detail will not only wash my seats, but they use a treatment to disinfect and get the smell out.There’s no other detail company I can trust to give me the exceptional service I get with San Diego Select.

Carolina Don

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Detail My Car?

Perfection & Protection.

Frustrated with everything that the car wash leaves behind?
Does your paint not shine like it used to?
In love with your car and want to preserve your investment for the long term?

That is why we are here. Not only do we leave you with flawless results, but we make sure that your paint, leather, and other materials are protected for years to come. We will treat your car (and you) like one of our own.

Do I need a "Shampoo Treatment"?

The shampoo and hot water extraction is the best possible care for your FABRIC seats.

We will bathe your seats in thick foam shampoo, agitate it with a fabric brush attachment on a drill, and then extract all the grime, dirt, stains and contaminant from the seats with hot water at 210ºF.If your seats need a refresh, this is as good as it gets. Because the service takes 45 minutes on average, and only a small percent of vehicles need it we charge extra for it. Don't worry - its only $50 extra. Totally worth it.

Will My Scratch "Buff Out"?

Do you have any little scrapes and scratches that bother you?

We can handle it.. to an extent. We are polishing experts - so if the scratch isn't too deep, we can get it out. Ever heard of "The Fingernail Test", this is a great way to know if your scratches are fixable. If you feel the scratch will your fingernail and you can feel a groove in the paint, it it probably a little bit too deep ~in the sections where the groove is~

What is a "Clay Bar"?

A clay bar is exactly what it sounds like, a little ball of malleable puddy.

This is used in the decontamination phase of the detail to prepare your paint for protection.

Every exterior detail has 3 phases: 1. Wash 2. Decontaminate 3. Protect.The decontamination stage is responsible for removing from the paint everything that doesn't come off from the wash.

Remember when you bought your car and the paint was smooth to the touch? That is the goal of this stage. Remove all the crusty junk that is stuck to you paint. This way, when we apply sealant (protection) to your paint it will adhere to the paint itself, rather than the junk sitting on the surface. This will give the sealant its longest possible useful life.

Why "Wax" My Car?

For the same reason that you get an oil change. Engines are expensive to replace (8-15K) so we take good care of them. So is your paint - the average paint job costing around $5,000. If you don't protect your paint with some type of ceramic, wax, or sealant, your paint WILL fail.

In San Diego, our biggest enemy is the sun, or the salt if you live near the beach. Next time you are in a big parking lot, look around at the hoods of the vehicles. You will notice around 1/6 vehicles have completely delaminated clear coat.

That means the paint looks like dead skin on the surface and you could peel it off with you fingers. Not pretty. There is a simple solution to ensure your vehicle never ends up like this. Exterior Detailing. Bonus points for a ceramic coating with is the best protection possible.

Difference Between "MINI DETAIL" and "FULL DETAIL"?

In all honesty, we don't love doing "Mini Details"... That's because they aren't perfect.

If you have the budget for a "Full Detail", we will always try and push you that way. The biggest difference is one thing - TIME.

Since we know full detailing service is a little too pricey for some customer, we have decided to offer a cheaper service - the downside is that we have to compromise on quality as a result. In our experience, it takes 3.5-4 hours per car to deliver flawless results to our customers.

Full Details are guaranteed satisfaction. If we miss anything, or you aren't satisfied with the results, we will be back for a free touch up ASAP. To compensate for the lower price, The "Mini Detail" compresses a 4 hour service into a 2 hour service. Yes, this means we have to cut some corner and cannot guarantee perfection the way we do with our "Full Detail" service.