The California Shine
The California Shine
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How often should I detail my vehicle?

    This is without a doubt, the question we receive the most and it all comes down to how often your car is cleaned and where it is parked. Remember, cars are terrible investments; the moment you drive off the dealership lot, the value diminishes tremendously. In order to prolong the life of your investment, we recommend a detail at least twice a year if kept in a garage. If your vehicle is parked outside or under trees, we would suggest quarterly (every 3 months). 

    What is a waterless wash and how does it work?

    A waterless wash is a cleaning spray that contains lubricants and cleaning agents to carefully lift dust and soil from your car's paint without the use of running water. The exterior of your vehicle is sprayed down section-by-section and the dirt is then safely wiped away with clean microfiber towels without any damage to your paint.

    Why waterless over traditional soap and water?

    As California is experiencing record setting droughts, most cities in the Los Angeles county are under mandatory water rationing. This in turn leads to fines set by each city for wasteful water consumption. As a result, most mobile detail companies fill their own large tanks of water at home which doesn't aid in our crucial situation, it's just a work around to it. Being that the waterless wash is a safe alternative to soap and water, and as we are 100% commited to being Eco-Friendly, we choose this route to perform our detailing service. 

    How long will it take to detail my car?

    Each of our packages have a different service time and can vary from car to car. On average, our details will take anywhere from 3-6 hours to complete. The results will be worth the wait from the comfort of your home!

    What brand of products do you use?

    We primarily use P&S Professional Detail products which are made right here in the USA. This trusted company has been around for over 3 decades and their products are specifically used to detail Air Force One. We also use other products from the likes of Chemical Guys, Griot's Garage, Gyeon, and Meguiar's. 

    Which package should I get if I am returning a lease or selling my car?

    We would recommend our Signature, Premium, or Ultimate detail package. Each include a full Interior and Exterior detail to achieve the best perceived value of your vehicle. The last thing you would want is the dealership to charge you for additional cleaning (at their rates) on a lease or to lose out on more money from a personal sale. A small investment now to get your car looking like new again will very much be worth it at the end of the day.

    How can I book an appointment?

    Booking an appointment is fast and easy! There are two ways to do it; you can either call us directly at 626-827-8733 to speak directly with someone about your vehicle and which package might be best suited for you, or if you know which package you want, you can book directly on our Shedulista Calendar by clicking the link below.