** Please note: the member criteria has recently been upgraded and we are in the process of rolling out assessments for existing members**

Choosing a Service

We often get clients asking for a quote for their car to be 'valeted' or 'detailed'. In the world of professional car care, there are many levels of service so it really helps to know exactly what sort of service you would like. 

We have put together a short summary of options below so you can choose the most appropriate service.

For valeting services many members will be able to provide you with a quote over the phone. Please try to be as accurate as possible when describing the condition of your vehicle.

For detailing services, some members may ask to view and assess your vehicle prior to giving a quote.

Choosing a Professional

All PVD members have had their insurance checked (details on their profiles), and we check that they have positive customer reviews.

We also remotely assess them to ensure they have suitable training and experience for the services they offer. Should you have a complaint, please contact us for help resolving it.

Members have the option to take further assessments to ensure their skills are continually improving. There are ten modules, each with theory and practical elements. On completion of the first five modules, members can gain Accredited Valeter status. On completion of all ten modules, members are eligible for Certified Detailer status.

Valeting Services Guide

SAFE WASH

Some PVD members will offer a basic wash service. This will include a pre-wash, three-bucket safe wash, and microfibre towel dry. The aim is to safely clean your car without damaging the paint. Depending on the level of soiling, equipment used, and methodology this would typically take 20-40 minutes.

MINI VALET

A Mini Valet will include the safe wash procedure as above, but add a level of interior cleaning. This can range from a basic vacuum and wipe-down of interior plastics, to more involved procedures. Generally these take between one and two hours to complete, though you may need to add paint protection or boot vacuming on top.

FULL VALET

A full valet is designed to clean just about every aspect of your vehicle, in some cases this includes a basic clean of your engine bay too. Depending on what is included, full valets can take between two and six hours to complete. You can also expect some form of paint protection such as a wax or sealant to be applied.

LUXURY VALET

Some professionals will have a Full Valet as their top service, others will have another service above it, such as a 'Platinum', 'Signature' or 'Luxury' Valet. Each will have their own menu of processes for their service, suffice to say that you can spend in excess of a whole day in order to thoroughly valet a car, particularly when heavily soiled. 

Detailing Services Guide

LIGHT ENHANCEMENT

Light enhancements will include a full wash and decontamination of the exterior of your car - this alone can take 2-6 hours depending on the size of your vehicle and the level of contamination. 

The 'single stage' element refers to the use of a single compound allowing the removal of light defects. A single stage should not be confused with a single pass - a single stage enhancement will involve multiple passes and can take more than a day.

ENHANCEMENT

Similar to a single stage, but detailers will use at least two pad and compound combinations, hence it is sometimes referred to as a 'Two Stage Detail'. One to 'cut' the paint, thus removing deeper paint defects, and a second to 'refine' the finish and bring back the gloss that is sometimes lost during the 'cut' stage.

Depending on the size and condition of the vehicle, and the desired level of defect removal, this can take two to five days to complete.

CORRECTION

Few detailers offer a full correction detail as it technically should remove every paint defect present - which is sometimes not even possible, and can take so long that few clients can justify the subsequent cost. Typically this would include elements of wet-sanding and, if required, additional paint.

Fully correcting a vehicle to a concours standard is considered the pinnacle of detailing, taking weeks to complete and costing thousands of pounds. 

Ancillary Services Guide

HEADLIGHT RESTORATION

Plastic headlight lenses can loose clarity and become hazed over time, in extreme cases leading to an MOT fail. Many car care professionals can sand, polish, and protect headlights. This improves night vision and thus safety, as well as restores the overall aesthetic of an older vehicle.

INTERIOR DEODORISING

If a vehicle has been smoked in, left unused for extended periods of time, or suffers from water ingress, it can smell unpleasant. Using a combination of deep cleaning and decontamination techniques, car care professionals can often permanently rectify these problems.

LEATHER REPAIR & RECOLOURING

More and more vehicles are offered with leather interiors, which can become ripped and discoloured over time. Many car care professionals are able to deep clean your leather creating a dramatic improvement. Some also offer a repair and recolouring service.

ENGINE BAY PREPARATION

Whether you are entering a arrive and shine competition or trying to sell your car for the best price, having your engine bay professionally cleaned and dressed can sometimes make all the difference. It is always important to protect delicate electronics too.

BIRD LIME REMOVAL

If left on a vehicle, bird lime can etch into the clear coat or lacquer of a car, sometimes causing significant damage. That said, we often see owners using inappropriate methods to remove bird lime, often causing further damage. Car care professionals can advise you how to remove bird lime safely.

CONCRETE REMOVAL

Cars are often accidentally covered in paint, concrete, and other forms of seemingly irreparable contamination. In some cases these can be safely removed using specific techniques and chemicals, so it is worth consulting a car care professional before investing in a body shop repair.

S.M.A.R.T. & PAINT CHIP REPAIRS

Small to Medium Area Repair Techniques can be employed by suitably qualified car care professionals to repair dents, scrapes, scuffs, and other marks, without the need for the car to be taken off the road at a body shop - some PVD Members can offer these services.

ALLOY WHEEL REFURBISHMENT

As alloy wheels get larger and tyres get lower profiles, it becomes easier to accidentally kerb your wheels against a pavement. Many PVD members can assist with repairing and repainting them, and fitting special devices to protect them against damaging them again such as Alloygators.

CONCOURS PREPARATION

Concours preparation is a speciality for top detailers, with some PVD members gaining accolades at the likes of Salon Privé and Concours d'Elégance. If entering your motorcar into such a prestigious competition, you may need suitably experienced detailer to assist.

CONVERTIBLE RESTORATION

Whether fabric or mohair, soft-tops need special care and attention to remain aesthetically pleasing and waterproof. Car care professionals can assist with deep cleaning and removing green marks, and even re-colouring and re-proofing the hood to look as good as new.

VINYL WRAPPING & WINDOW TINTING

Vinyl wrap technology has come on leaps and bounds in recent years. If you are looking to change the colour of your vehicle or perhaps just turn some chrome trim to matt black, this can often be achieved with vinyl. Some PVD members offer vinyl wrapping services.

BRAKE CALIPER PAINTING

As cars get faster and heavier, their wheels and brakes are getting larger. Thus calipers are often more visible and affect the overall vehicle aesthetic. As brakes are exposed to high temperatures, the paint can break down and require restoring - some detailers can offer this service.

Paint Protection Guide

WAXES & GLAZES

Waxes and glazes are relatively quick and easy to apply, while the best waxes can last over six months. They can add a deep, glossy shine to your car and furthermore don't require hours of preparation work prior to application.

POLYMER SEALANTS

Polymer sealants are as easy to apply as wax and have the benefit of potentially greater durability. They are also cost effective, costing less than £30 per bottle. Most new car protection services offered by car dealers use polymer sealants. 

CERAMIC COATINGS

Ceramic coatings offer more resilient and longer lasting protection than waxes and sealants. However, they can be difficult to apply, often require specific environmental conditions to cure, and machine polishing prior to application is essential for good results.

PPF

Paint Protection Film (PPF) offers the ultimate protection for paint - they are particularly resilient to stone chips, and some versions offer 'self-healing' properties. However, they are also the most expensive form of protection, requiring real skill to apply properly.

Vehicle Types

MARINE

Whether it be wooden river boats, GRP sailing dinghys, or top-of-the-line carbon fibre yachts, they all have surfaces that can be polished and protected against the elements. Many PVD members have the skills and equipment to help.

AIRCRAFT

Aerodynamic drag is the bain of all aircraft, be it a single-engined Cessna or the latest turbo-fan Eurocopter. Some PVD members can help restore & protect your aircraft, they have the all-important airside insurance to do so.

CARAVANS

Caravans, campervans, winnebagos, and other recreational vehicles are usually constructed from glass reinforced fibre (GRP). Just like paint, these can be polished and protected by car care professionals.

MOTORCYCLES

From a chrome-drenched classic bike to a rugged tourer, all bikes benefit from some TLC now and again. Some PVD members specialise in two-wheeled beauties and can offer a full range of aesthetic-enhancing services.

AGRICULTURAL

Tractors, combines, drills, harrows, and just about any other agricultural equipment can be maintained by specialist valeters - be it in preparation for a show, lease return, or just to keep your kit in top order & reduce equipment failures.

INDUSTRIAL

Plant machinery from mini diggers up to massive earth movers can be deep cleaned and protected. Professional valeters know the importance of keeping everything from hydraulics to bearings in top order.

HGV

Regardless of whether it's a 7.5 ton rigid or 44 ton articulated lorry, PVD members around the UK have the skills and equipment to clean everything from curtain-sides to chassis rails quickly and efficiently, keeping your fleet on top form.

CLASSIC & VINTAGE

Whether you are looking to maintain the classic patina of a pre-war veteran or you want to enhance the enamel on an Edwardian, PVD members have the know-how to help, some even specialise specifically in classic cars.

David for

AG Vehicle Care

25-02-2019
just had 2 boys out, cars immaculate could not recommend enough!! 5star

Georgina for

AG Vehicle Care

25-02-2019
Would definitely recommend AG Valeting...my car was pristine after the valet...def use again...professional and reasonable prices

Emma for

AG Vehicle Care

25-02-2019
Couldn't believe how clean my car was especially after being used as a work car, spotless, immaculate inside and out. Would highly recommend and will be using again

George for

AG Vehicle Care

25-02-2019
This is to put straight my(?) previous review, and to point out if you have a prob then discuss it with Jonny first, he came out and sorted out my (?) complaints and rewashed and hand polished my car, job well done, Thanks for being so understanding. Will use again

Sarah for

AG Vehicle Care

25-02-2019

Gaz for Volvo V70R

Ti22 Vehicle Services

25-02-2019
Just a very quick shout to James at Ti22 Vehicle Services for giving up a few hours of his time on the weekend to give me some advice and tidy up a few scratches/marks & swirls on my V70 R. Really good to meet you fella, really learnt a lot and can't thank you enough for helping me out. Cheers

Steve for Audi R8

Ti22 Vehicle Services

25-02-2019
James has done an absolutely amazing job on the car considering the amount of abuse it gets (14k miles in 5 months and 5 track days!), to the extent I now can't stop taking photos of it! I'll be back again for sure in the Spring and be recommending his services.

John for BMW X5

Ti22 Vehicle Services

25-02-2019
After spending a bit of time looking around I finally had my X5 detailed by James from Ti22 Must say I'm very pleased with what James has done to the car. It now looks the nats !!

Martin for Audi A8

Ti22 Vehicle Services

25-02-2019
Hi James, Just to say a huge thank you for the hard work and effort you have put into my car. I took the A8 into work today, and people have been blown away by the quality of your workmanship. I drive it now with an even bigger smile on my face! Thanks again!!

Mike for Lotus Carlton

Ti22 Vehicle Services

25-02-2019
James at Ti22 Vehicle Services has done a really excellent job on the Carlton - thanks bud. I picked it up today, stunning....

Richard for Honda NSX

Ti22 Vehicle Services

25-02-2019
"Hi James, thank you so very much for the simply excellent work that you carried out on my NSX. You have made an already wonderful car into an even more wonderful car. The paint work on the car was, as you know, tired and had swirls that I found impossible to remove even with my new Swissvax kit ! The car now gleams and has a depth of shine that I did not think possible. I cannot think of anything that I have ever had done to a car over a long history or car ownership that has had such a trans-formative effect. I am thrilled with the result. I cannot recommend your work more highly. I believe that the best service is provided by people who care about what they do and that is so true of you. I wish you every success and will return for a refresh next year.

Samuel Mowle for Porsche 911 GT3

Ti22 Vehicle Services

25-02-2019
Great work on our 991 GT3, very professional and the products used perform well.

for BMW Z3

Ti22 Vehicle Services

25-02-2019
I would reccomend this guy for your car detailing and i am very careful who i let near my car but this guy is excellent. Paul

for Vauxhall VXR8

Ti22 Vehicle Services

25-02-2019
Still admiring the work on the beast by Ti22 Vehicle Services Beautiful!!

for Audi S4

Ti22 Vehicle Services

25-02-2019
Full report and update on S4 coming to PistonHeads soon. I cannot quite believe the difference Ti22 Vehicle Services has made.

Tony Hughes for Mitsubishi Evo

Ti22 Vehicle Services

25-02-2019
Big thanks to TI22 for detailing the evo today, thanks James it's the slowest it's been driven on the way home and missed the rain. car looks mint, thanks again

for BMW 1M

Ti22 Vehicle Services

25-02-2019
Great work as usual James, I was really pleased with the job you did on my 1M. I will have to get my new car down to you at some point.

Simon for TVR Griffin 500

Ti22 Vehicle Services

25-02-2019

Stephen Fry for Audi R8

Ti22 Vehicle Services

25-02-2019
Another 'big up' for James. He detailed my R8 last year and the attention to detail was unbelievable. Time for a return very soon now winter is done.

Mike Brace for Aston Martin V8 Vantage - Paint Correction

Ti22 Vehicle Services

25-02-2019
James - Car has never looked so good! Top job! Worth every penny!

for BMW 1 Series Prestige (Full) Valet

The Clean Car Company

25-02-2019
I would like to say how fantastic a job you did on valeting my car last Friday. I have not seen it look so good for a long time. I shall certainly recommend you to all my friends and work colleagues.

Roger Hadley for Cadillac Eldorado Paint Correction Detail

The Clean Car Company

25-02-2019
I booked Stuart to clean my Classic American car. I was extremely pleased with the results and his meticulous attention to detail. I would highly recommend Stuart and shall certainly be using him again.

Jacqueline De Sousa for Jaguar XK & Merc SLK - Detailing

The Clean Car Company

25-02-2019
It is a pleasure to come across people who are specialists in their particular field and The Clean Car Company is such an organisation. Their attention to detail, products chosen and customer service are excellent - I would not use anyone else for our car fleet.

Philip Holland for Pug 308 - Paint Correction

The Clean Car Company

25-02-2019
Many thanks, our customer was expecting a large bill for body work, however Stuart worked his magic and removed some serous looking marks and restored the the colour and shine, the customer was very happy, we will be using this service again, many thanks Phil @ Twenty-Ten Engineering.

Sue Stafford for Golf GTI - Paint Correction & Engine Bay

The Clean Car Company

25-02-2019
Just wanted to say Thank you Stuart for such a thorough, excellent job you have done on my car today and the engine bay clean is superb, money well spent as far as I'm concerned , wouldn't hesitate in recommending you and your services.

Colin Hornsby for Porsche 911 Carrera 2 - Sales Prep

The Clean Car Company

25-02-2019

Kevin Banfield for Alfa 159 - Paint Correction Detail

The Clean Car Company

25-02-2019
Cannot recommend Stuart and the Clean Car Company highly enough, My Alfa was suffering from swirl marks and following Stuart spending a day doing his magic with polisher and polishes it now looks as good as new. Well worth the money for a professional high quality service.

for Peugeot RCZ Coupe - Enhancement Detail

The Clean Car Company

25-02-2019
Just wanted to say what a fantastic job you did on my car. Its so sparkly and gleaming it is certainly turning heads! So worth the money and I would recommend the same services to all my family and friends! Thanks again!!!!

for VW Golf - Full Valet

The Clean Car Company

25-02-2019

John Turner for Mercedes-Benz 320 Compressor Machine Polishing

The Clean Car Company

25-02-2019
"He made my black car black again!" Despite being protected by a factory approved product, my black Mercedes didn't look quite as black as when I bought it. After a day spent in Stuart's care my car now look like a million dollars. I really do highly recommend The Clean Car Company with their professional and caring valeting services.

for Mazda MX5

The Clean Car Company

25-02-2019
I hadn't had my car valeted properly for almost 12 months, relying on the 'local lads' with buckets and jet washes. came across Stuart and The Clean Car Company by accident after searching for mobile valeting services. Stuart responded on the day to my query, and we organised to meet at my place of work (very accommodating of him!) to view the car and assess what needed to be done (including waterproofing my soft top). I found Stuart to be very knowledgeable and honest and he advised that the car didn't really require the full detailing that I presumed it did, he even threw in a polish FOC as he felt he hadn't done enough to it! I would highly recommend The Clean Car Company to look after your 'pride and joy' and will be using Stuart's services again, without hesitation. Best regards Sarah

Julie Hall for Toyota Yaris, Silver Valet

The Clean Car Company

25-02-2019
Very professional and thorough job done, its the detail that make the difference. Good value and lasts for weeks. The raspberry smell inside is devine and also last for ages, not like those horrible so called "air fresheners" that you hand around your interior mirror. Also the fact that you go to the customer, thats a welcome change. Will follow up with maintenance washes!

Carl Cox for Lotus Cortina MK1

Pure Diamond

25-02-2019
What a fantastic job Chris! So good that I had to take her out and show off your work! And boy, she did turn heads tonight! Thanks again, very happy!!

Dennis Gillespie for Toyota Land Cruiser

Pure Diamond

25-02-2019
Chris done a tremendous job on my 10 year old Landcruiser. I brought the car when it was eighteen months old and when Chris had finished the various stages of preparation and polishing, the car looked better than when I first got it. Another surprise awaits you when you find the old leather seating brought back to life, unbelievable!. If you want your vehicle meticulously finished then go to Pure Diamond Valeting. You will not be disappointed.

Emily Johnson for Kia Venga

Pure Diamond

25-02-2019

Ben Murphy for VW Beetle

Pure Diamond

25-02-2019
Chris totally transformed the look of my beetle, after being stored away for 20 years. The paint now looks like its just come straight out the showroom! Great job, great bloke! Highly recommended

Lee Maxey for VW Transporter

Pure Diamond

25-02-2019
Top Top job! Would definitely use again and again. Van looks amazing

Pam Cox for Mini Cooper

Pure Diamond

25-02-2019
Met Chris today, he's very friendly and enthusiastic about the quality of his work, he did a great job! Excellent finish on our Mini and we recommend him 100%

for Ford Mondeo

Pure Diamond

25-02-2019
Not often do you see a service provided with passion, with Chris that is exactly what you get along with a fantastic quality result. Thanks Chris! True pro!

for Vauxhall Corsa

Pure Diamond

25-02-2019
Chris has done an amazing job on my car. Managed to remove all the fallout that was covering my white paintwork. Also done a brilliant job on my interior getting rid of stains and applying Diamondbrite all over. Nice bloke too! Will definitely be using him in the future

for VW Golf

Pure Diamond

25-02-2019
Amazing job making my husbands old car look like new. Highly recommend this company, will definitely be using again. Thankyou

Laura Allori for Nissan Juke

Pure Diamond

25-02-2019
Supurb, meticulous and professional service. Great eye for detail. Thankyou Chris! Can highly recommend

for Porsche 944

Pure Diamond

25-02-2019
So pleased with the hard work Pure Diamond Valeting has put in to getting my 30 year old 944 Porsche looking this good. Would recommend them to anyone with out a second thought... Great guy.. Price was right and outstanding result. Thankyou Chris

Marcus Ulderigo for 4x4

Pure Diamond

25-02-2019
Top quality company, perfect results every time..... Thanks for all your efforts Chris! Marcus, Surrey 4x4

Lynn Bennett for BMW X3

Pure Diamond

25-02-2019
Fantastic!!! Will be using them again for our other car!

Liz Edwards for

Solo Vehicle Valeting

25-02-2019
I can't recommend SVV enough. Dave came out after only 24hrs notice, arriving promptly at the time agreed (and texting rather than knocking as it was 8:30am Saturday). We opted for the Solo Pre-Sale Valet and it was worth every penny. Dave worked without stopping for almost 6hrs - no hard to reach corner was overlooked, and our neglected car is transformed. Engine, Wheels, and Bodywork sparkling, and every inch of the interior super-clean and fresh. Fantastic service and a pleasure to deal with. Thank you very much!

Lindsey Alexander for House Carpet Cleaned

Solo Vehicle Valeting

25-02-2019
You couldn't ask for a better service. Although this is a car valeting company, Dave kindly agreed to shampoo the carpets in my house. He was polite, friendly, professional and my carpets now look brand new. If you are looking for a trustworthy company then I couldn't recommend Dave and SVV more.

Ross for BMW M5 F10 - Protection Package

Solo Vehicle Valeting

25-02-2019
A master of his craft. I have to let people down now because I have experienced his work. A professional I will continue to use, regularly.

Alistair Gunn for Porsche 911 Cabriolet

Solo Vehicle Valeting

25-02-2019

Soto for Mercedes CL55 AMG - Car Detail Polish

Solo Vehicle Valeting

25-02-2019
I used SVV after being recommended to them. I was not disappointed. Dave arrived promptly on time at 8:30 in the morning (in fact he got there earlier!) and worked continuously throughout the day. He was highly professional and extremely precise with an obvious passion for the job. I would definitely request Dave's service again as I am really happy with the results of his work.