Car Detailing Bristol

Our car detailing services cover Bristol and the South West. Car Detailing, Paint Correction, Machine Polishing and Ceramic Coating.

What is Car Detailing?

Car detailing is a specialised car care service that provides a comprehensive car cleaning, polishing, and protection of a vehicle both inside and out, resulting in a top-quality or showroom-ready appearance. We go beyond a local car wash, aiming to restore a car’s aesthetic and functional value. Our professional detailing services help maintain the car’s resale value and make it more attractive to potential buyers, extending its lifespan by preserving its condition.

Detailing is different from a valet as it requires more time and effort. Detailing is a meticulous approach that aims to eliminate imperfections in the car’s paintwork caused by previous cleaning methods. Detailers follow a strict decontamination and cleaning process before applying protective coatings using car care equipment and materials in a purpose-built wash bay.

In summary, car detailing is a highly specialised service that offers a deep and thorough cleaning, polishing, and protection of a vehicle to achieve a showroom-ready appearance. The result is worth the extra time and effort as it maintains your car’s condition and resale value.

We cover Bristol and all of the South West of the UK. Our Bristol showroom is available for you to come and view our work

Car Detailing Services

Autotrilogy, Old Weston Road, Bristol, BS48 3QR

Ferrari protected from stone chips by Xpel ultimate plus PPF all over

New Car Detail

Our New Car Detail service is specifically designed to protect your new vehicle and ensure it begins its life in the best possible way.

This includes a full 21 stage wash & decontamination, followed by a single stage machine polish to remove fine scratches and marring. This enhances the gloss and shine of your car’s paintwork. We then apply & seal the paint with a quality ceramic coating for chemical resistance as well as a number of other detailing stages.

New Car Detail Price

Full details & pricing of this care care service can be found on our New Car Detail page or contact us for a personalised quote.

Paint Correction Detail

Our Paint Correction service is a two-stage detail designed to remove 75-85% of all surface defects, paint defects, including oxidation and heavier scratches. This service is recommended for cars that have significant defects in their paintwork that need to be addressed. 

The process begins with a 21 stage wash & decontamination, after which the vehicle’s paint is hard dried with warm air blowers & microfibre cloth. We then complete a 2 stage machine polish to remove swirl marks and blemishes. Once the paint correction is completed, we then apply a synthetic paint sealant or carnauba wax (ceramic coating upgrades are available).  Full details can be found on our Paint Correction Detail page.

Paint Correction Price

Please see our Paint Correction page for more details or contact us for a quote.

Enhancement Detail

For vehicles that have been previously detailed, we offer the Enhancement Detail,. The main focus is to maintain the vehicle’s appearance and enhance its gloss and shine.

This service includes a thorough 21 stage wash, decontamination, and a single stage machine polish to remove minor defects and swirl marks. It’s the ideal level of detailing for bringing back your car’s appearance.

We can also apply a ceramic coat as a layer of protection against minor swirls and scratches.

Enhancement Detail Price

Prices start from £300, please contact us for a personalised quotation so we can discuss your requirements in detail.

Ceramic Coating

For those who want the ultimate in paint protection, without going to the premium of paint protection film, we offer ceramic coatings. Ceramic technology is now state-of-the-art, a paint protection product that offers resistance to minor scratches, UV protection, bird droppings, road grime, light swirl marks caused by washing.

Ceramic coatings provide a protective layer, which looks like a thin glass coating, and with professional application the best ceramic coatings provide long-lasting protection. They also require less maintenance compared to traditional wax or sealant protection. When it comes to washing your vehicle, the ceramic coatings hydrophobic effect will make fast work of any road grime, especially when combined with a quality snow foam.

We use ceramic products with a proven track record out there on the road.
We wouldn’t put our name & reputation on anything less.

Ceramic Coating Price

The ceramic coating cost depends on a number of factors, small cars vs medium cars vs large car etc. Please contact us or see our Ceramic coating page for more details or contact us for a quote.

Maintenance Detail

Finally, for customers who want to keep their cars looking their best all year round, we offer the Maintenance Detail package.

This entry-level package includes a thorough 21 stage wash, decontamination, and a single stage machine polish to remove minor defects and enhance the gloss of your vehicle’s paintwork.

Maintenance Detail Price

Please see our Maintenance Detail page for more details or contact us for a quote.

Some examples of our work at our Bristol showroom, covering Bristol and the South West with all of our car care services.

Frequently Asked Questions - Car Detailing Bristol

A Porsche car in our detailing bay

Can I visit and see your car detailing work?

Absolutely! It’s always best to call in advance just to make sure we’re not hands on completing a complex job for a customer, but our Bristol showroom is always open to visitors.  We cover Bristol and the South West with all of our car care services.

We do have a gallery showcasing a small sample of our car detailing work which our customers have kindly let us photograph. That can be found here.

dramatic shot of an AC Cobra in our showroom. Audi in the background

Where is your Bristol showroom?

We’re on the edge of Bristol in an easy to find and conveniently located premises.
Our full address is Autotrilogy, Old Weston Road, Bristol, BS48 3QR.
Once you’re in sight of the premises, it’s easy to spot!

We are about 5-10 mins from the centre of Bristol and if you’re coming along the A370 in Long Ashton, we’re about 2 mins from there at the most. 

 If you’re arriving from the M5, then you’ll need to get off at the Gordano junction (J19). We’re 13 mins away.

At the time of writing there are no speed bumps on possible main routes to us so most performance cars should find the route easy to travel.

Plenty of free parking is available on site, and it’s suitable for cars with low ride heights.

11 mins from Clifton Downs.
16 mins from Temple Meads & Cabot Circus
28 mins from the start  of the M32

porsche paintwork which is high quality

Does car detailing remove scratches?

Yes it does. The objective is to remove as little paint as possible leaving a high gloss finish as the surface of your vehicle.

This can then be protected with a ceramic coating or paint protection film to protect it. Information about paint protection film is available here.

Interior detail of an Aston Martin car

How long does it take to detail a car?

Most detailing works are completed within 1 – 2 days. The whole process takes longer than a simple valet as detailing is far more… detailed.

The preparation of your vehicle involves a 21 stage wash, decontamination, contactless air dryer and that’s before we start correcting any damage absorbed by the surface of the vehicle.

Dark Grey BMW protected by Xpel Stealth ppf

How much does it cost to detail a car?

The cost of detailing a car will depend on a number of factors, such as the age and size of the vehicle, do you require engine bay cleaning, is it just the exterior or the interior?

At Autotrilogy, we offer a range of bespoke detailing services to suit different needs and budgets. We’re happy to personalise a quote for you car care requirements too.

The relevant pages offer a price guide, but please contact us for a personalised quote for your car to be detailed.

Freshly Detailed Hurracan Leaving Autotrilogy

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