FAQs

Answering your questions and providing additional information.

The ceramic coating we use is Pyramid Car Care. Different manufacturers have varied requirements. The ceramic coating/nano particles are microscopic. In simple terms, the coating is applied to the car using a carrier liquid (the stuff you actually see in the bottle). Most coatings use a water based formula, our coating is solvent based – which dries much, much faster allowing the chemical reaction with the paint to begin almost immediately. The coating can face the elements and get wet in just a few hours after application. 

The photographs and the reviews of our service should give you some confidence – but many do ask why we can offer car detailing services at such low costs. There are quite a lot of reasons, here are a few… – We’re happy with the income made made. We don’t feel the need to charge more, we are known for fair pricing.

The focus on the paint work. We don’t remove badges or wheels or clean inside wheel arches/suspension parts (a job that is thankless since it gets dirty again as soon as you drive). So that saves time. –

We employ (when required) staff that help wash & de-contaminate cars – freeing up time to focus on detailing, allowing more cars to completed. – The coatings used cure fast and don’t need to store them inside for days- meaning lower rent rates our premises – and more work can be brought in. – we don’t do interior valets, saving us time and saving you money

No, we pay our tax and VAT collected accurately and in full. Paying with cash wouldn’t make our prices lower. We don’t handle cash at the business at all. All deposits and card payments taken by machine at our premises are processed through one system, which is then connected to accounting software. Taking payments like this saves us time and therefore, saves you money.

No. we don’t offer such deals because…
– The prices charged are already as low as can be
– Whether it is two cars from the same person or two different customers, the time put aside in the diary, the amount of products used and my overheads remain the same.

Anything fixed by the polishing process is permanent. So, providing the damage doesn’t re-occur, then the shine gained from removing swirl marks and scratches should remain indefinitely.

Yes.Plenty of photographs, but here is one example.
 
 

It is card payment only

The prices show are for all sized cars (SUVs, Estates included) – extra charges apply to campers, pick up trucks, small vans etc

If you would like to make use of our polishing service with specific damage in mind, please get in-touch with images before booking for advice.

Yes. We are insured to work on and drive cars up to a value of £100,000

No. We don’t touch the interior at all. We wash all cars booked in as part of the whole process – but we don’t take bookings to wash cars or valet.

Definitely. Paintwork on a car can deteriorate for many reasons. A machine polish can permanently remove age related damage caused by sunlight fading (uv radiation) & oxidation-  these natural occurrences happen over many years and the paint is dull as a result. Damage inflicted by poor washing/abrasion (i.e scratches & swirl marks) can often be completely removed without the need for painting. Once a machine polish has restored the paint work, you should definitely look at protecting the paint going forward with a ceramic coating

Yes! Provided they are not too deep (too deep is when the scratch has penetrated down past the top, thickest layer of paint- the clear coat). So the vast majority of age related marks, wash swirls can be permanently removed as if they were never there. Deeper scratches can sometimes be completely removed or reduced in appearance by machine polishing. 

But don’t take our word for it …

See what our customers are saying

My neighbour's builder accidentally caused damage to my year old car by hosing and brushing it down after a day off grinding monoblocks. The damage consisted of hundreds of scratches to the bodywork and piano black trims. I thought that I would need to replace all the trims. The builder put me in contact with Ross. He carried out a test patch to a small part of the trim and after a good bit of trial and error, the scratches had gone from this small area. Not a cosmetic repair but a permanent one. He pointed out swirl marks to numerous other areas of the car which he thought were probably caused by the dealer when prepping the car last year. Due to the additional work involved I decided after plenty off good advice to upgrade to the full 5 year ceramic coating package and pay the difference. Ross was able to fit me in two days later. When I picked up the car every single scratch was gone from the trims. The bodywork looked amazing. He gave me plenty of advice on aftercare of the coating and best practices when washing. It has been a month since Ross carried out the work and I have washed it twice. The car looks like new both times after washing. Very glad that the builders put me in contact with Ross. Hopefully will not need his services in the very near future though.
Michael C.
17:03 08 Aug 22
The work this company does is unbelievable.
Fast same day service with outstanding results, Ross is also a very knowledgeable person when it comes to cars and paints and polishes second to none. Will be using again in future 5 star ⭐️
LRAutocare
12:33 29 Jul 22
A fast friendly and efficient service from Ross. He ceramic coated my new car on time and at a very reasonable price.Highly recommended 👍😊
Gary D.
09:11 27 Jul 22
Just had our New Puma ST Gold edition ceramic coated by Ross. What an amazing job he’s done the car looks better than when we picked it up from the dealers. Would definitely recommend first class service and will definitely use again 👍👍👍👍
David M.
19:57 25 Jul 22
Had my Range Rover evoque in today , they made a fantastic job , really pleased with the results . I would highly recommend machine polishing Central Scotland
Jim B.
15:40 23 Jul 22
Ross was very professional from start to finish communication was excellent
First class service shining like a new car and super easy to clean and maintain
High recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ plus
Scott H.
20:23 21 Jul 22
Great service from Ross.I contacted him at short notice to ask about ceramic treating a new škoda I was going to pick up in a couple of days. Ross offered to fit me in at very short notice to give the new car the best chance of being fully protected.The results are stunning. So smooth! Great after sales advice too.I also took the glass treatment and I’m (almost) looking forward to rain so I can see the drops roll right off the windscreen.I would recommend this service to anyone who wants to protect their car.
SonicChronicler
16:44 21 Jul 22
Great service from Ross.
I contacted him at short notice to ask about ceramic treating a new škoda I was going to pick up in a couple of days. Ross offered to fit me in at very short notice to give the new car the best chance of being fully protected.

The results are stunning. So shiny, so smooth! Great after sales advice too.

I also took the glass treatment and I’m (almost) looking forward to rain so I can see the drops roll right off the windscreen.

I would recommend this service to anyone who wants to protect their car.
John E.
16:41 21 Jul 22

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