The Ultimate Tesla Car Detailing Guide: Protecting Your Investment with Precision Care


Welcome to the ultimate guide for Tesla car detailing services, brought to you by San Diego Select Detailing. As a Tesla owner, you understand the importance of protecting your investment, especially when it comes to the delicate paintwork that defines your vehicle's sleek appearance. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the best practices and specialized services for Tesla car detailing, with a particular focus on paint protection and ceramic coating.

Mobile Tesla Model Y Detail

Understanding Tesla Paint: Why Protection Matters

Tesla vehicles are renowned for their cutting-edge design and advanced technology, but their paintwork requires special attention due to its susceptibility to damage. This is why you see so many Tesla owners getting ceramic coatings, wraps, and PPF straight from the factory. Tesla's factory paint is known to be relatively fragile compared to traditional automotive paint, making it more vulnerable to scratches, swirl marks, and environmental contaminants. Protecting your Tesla's paint not only preserves its aesthetic appeal but also maintains its long-term value, while getting a wicked shine at the same time.

The Importance of Ceramic Coating for Tesla Owners

Ceramic coating is a revolutionary protective treatment that forms a durable, transparent layer over your Tesla's paintwork. This nano-ceramic coating provides unparalleled protection against a wide range of environmental hazards, including UV rays, bird droppings, tree sap, road salt, and more. By creating a hydrophobic surface that repels water and contaminants, ceramic coating helps maintain your Tesla's showroom shine and makes cleaning a breeze.

Our Tesla Car Detailing Services: Precision Care for Your Electric Car

At San Diego Select Detailing, we specialize in providing premium car detailing services tailored specifically for Tesla vehicles. Our team of expert detailers understands the unique needs of Tesla owners and utilizes industry-leading techniques and products to deliver exceptional results. Here's a closer look at our Tesla car detailing services:

Exterior Detailing

Our exterior detailing services focus on rejuvenating and protecting your Tesla's paintwork. We begin with a thorough wash and decontamination process to remove dirt, grime, and other contaminants. Next, we perform paint correction to address any imperfections such as swirl marks or scratches. Finally, we apply a high-quality ceramic coating to provide long-lasting protection and enhance the gloss and depth of your Tesla's paint.

Interior Detailing

Experience the luxury of a pristine interior with our interior detailing services. We meticulously clean and condition every surface, from the dashboard to the seats, using premium products that are safe for Tesla's unique interior materials. Our goal is to ensure that your Tesla's interior looks and feels as good as new, providing you with a comfortable and enjoyable driving experience.

Tesla Interior Detail

Wheel and Tire Care

Your Tesla's wheels and tires deserve special attention to maintain their appearance and performance. Our wheel and tire care services include thorough cleaning to remove brake dust, road grime, and other contaminants. We also offer tire dressing to enhance the appearance of your Tesla's tires and provide protection against UV rays and cracking, and premature wear.

Glass Coating

Protect your Tesla's glass surfaces with our specialized glass coating services. Our hydrophobic glass coatings repel water, dirt, and contaminants, ensuring crystal-clear visibility and reducing the need for frequent cleaning. The ceramic coatings for glass also help work with the ceramic coating on your paint to create a continuous and complete layer of hydrophobic protection - making the car very easy to clean, and not allowing anything to stick.

Final Touches on Tesla Full Detail

Paint Protection Film (PPF)

For ultimate protection against rock chips, scratches, and road debris, consider our paint protection film (PPF) services. PPF is a transparent, self-healing film that provides an additional layer of protection for your Tesla's paintwork, preserving its pristine appearance for years to come.

Book Your Tesla Car Detailing Appointment Today

Invest in the long-term protection and maintenance of your Tesla with San Diego Select Detailing. Schedule an appointment today and experience the precision care and expertise that sets us apart as the premier choice for Tesla car detailing in San Diego.


Your Tesla deserves the best care and protection available, and San Diego Select Detailing is here to deliver. With our specialized Tesla car detailing services, including ceramic coating, paint protection film, and more, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your electric dream is in expert hands. Protect your investment and maintain your Tesla's showroom shine for years to come with San Diego Select Detailing. From North Park, La Jolla, to Point Loma - San Diego is here to serve your Tesla wherever we are needed.

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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.