Frequently Asked Questions

What is Car Detailing?

Many people will argue that Car Detailing is “an overpriced car washing service” or that it is “the same thing as Car Valeting“. We like to think of it as the “next step up” in vehicle care. A Car Detailing business can offer you what a Valeting service or the local car wash service can, but not the other way around. There is a reason why the word “Detailing” has come such a long way and it is not just because of a “good wash and a quick hoover” or a “quick buff with the rotary polisher“. Detailing is an art. Attention to details inside or outside of your vehicle is key. As such it can only be performed by people who truly have a passion for it. Most importantly – not seeing your car or motorcycle as “yet another job on their list“.

Why choose a Car Detailing service over the local Car wash?

We are not here to say bad things about our fellow valeters or the car wash attendants at the local car wash. They can offer unbeatable value for money and have their place in the car and motorbike care industry. However, not every business will take the time, use the correct tools, good quality chemicals and care when it comes to your pride and joy the way a Detailing business will do. It is like comparing apples and oranges! If you are after a quick exterior wash and an interior hoover done under an hour for less than £20.00 then Car Detailing is probably not the service for you at that particular moment in time. On the other hand, if you want to have your vehicle professionally polished, cloth seats deep cleaned, leather seats repaired or paintwork, glass and alloy wheels ceramic coated – we can definitely help! Why not check some of our work on our blog page –

What services do you offer?

We have tried to keep it simple when it comes to choosing the right service for you and have ranked our services from 1 to 5 stars, 1 being our basic Maintenance Detail (suitable for our regular customers on a maintenance plan or people who want a professional Valeting service done the same day and 5 being our most thorough show and shine service (suitable for someone who is in the car and motorbike scene, wanting the very best from the world of paint correction, car detailing, car ceramic coatings. The higher the Star rating of our main services, the more thorough and inclusive the service. Alongside these we have Addons (such as engine bay cleaning, Leather repair, Headlight restoration etc.) and bespoke packages that can be tailored to your needs and budget (interior or exterior only).

Why should I choose YOU and not the competition?

If you are reading this, you have probably read in the “About us” section, George, the owner of iLike Auto Detailing, comes from a strong professional Hospitality background, where Service excellence is key and the customer comes first. Secondly, if all the 5 Star reviews on Google, Yell, Yelp, Bark, Facebook etc. are not sufficient to persuade you that we run one of, if not the, best Car Detailing and Valeting services in Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and surrounding areas, then we always like to reach out and show off our training and certification with companies, on whose products, equipment and consumables we rely on a daily basis such as RUPES, GTechniq, Colourlock etc. Feel free to check our Instagram account for up to date work and images –

How can I book? What is your process "from start to finish"?

It is quite simple – give us a call or fill in a contact form below with some basic information to allow us to call you or e-mail you back (normally the same day). Depending on the nature of your enquiry we may visit you at your address at home or work or you can drop by our unit, discuss in detail your needs and budget, go over the vehicle together and decide on the best course of action. Do not feel put off if we ask for some photos of the interior or exterior of your vehicle or motorbike if we cannot meet for a few days due to commitments. It is only to ensure we can give you an actual quote and not throw around estimates that end up being double the price you intended to pay at the end! It saves your and our time! Give us a shout, it won’t hurt!

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