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How to Detail a Car

Hand Cleaning Leather Car Upholstery

Every Ferrari owner knows that it’s just as important to care for the vehicle’s materials — inside and out — as it is to keep up with routine maintenance. From cleaning the windshield to polishing the finish, every driver should have a car detailing checklist to keep their vehicle pristine. Whether you’re planning to get hands-on and take care of your Ferrari yourself or have a guideline for your detailing expert, Ferrari Lake Forest can help.

Car Detailing Checklist (Exterior)

Painted Surfaces

  • Wash Surfaces
  • Bug and Tar Removal
  • Clay Bar and Oxidation Removal
  • Polish Surfaces
  • Protect, Wax, and Seal

Wheels

  • Wash Wheels
  • Apply Protective coating
  • Clean Wheel Wells
  • Clean Brake Calipers

Tires

  • Clean Rubber
  • Dress Tires

Windows & Glass

  • Windshield
  • Sunroof
  • Side Mirrors
  • Passenger Windows
  • Headlights & Taillights

Trim & Moulding

  • Front & Rear Bumpers
  • Splash Guards
  • Front Grill
  • Rocker Panels

Miscellaneous

  • Tail Pipe
  • License Plates
  • Door Jambs
  • Gas Tank

Car Detailing Checklist (Interior)

Carpet & Upholstery

  • Floor Mats Removed, Shaken and Cleaned
  • Carpets & Upholstery Vacuumed
  • Carpets & Upholstery Shampoo
  • Headliner Cleaned

Dashboards, Trim and Console

  • Dashboard and Console Area
  • Passenger Trim Pieces
  • Steering Wheel, Knobs and Vents
  • Glovebox Cleaned & Protected
  • Seat Levers

Leather

  • Vacuumed
  • Cleaned & Conditioned

Windows & Glass

  • Windshield Cleaned
  • Sunroof
  • Passenger Windows
  • Console

Miscellaneous

  • Pedals
  • Rear Window Section
  • Door Jambs
  • Gas Tank

Trunk

  • Vacuum & Shampoo
  • Rain Gutter
  • Trunk Lid

Car Detailing Materials

One of the advantages of leaving car detailing to the Chicago professionals is the knowledge that they should always use cleaning materials designed for your vehicle. The use of the wrong kind of cleaner — or even the right cleaner on the wrong surface — can have disastrous effects on your vehicle.

When detailing a Ferrari, it is essential to use only Ferrari-approved cleaning products, or simply leave the detailing to our service team. We’ll ensure your vehicle looks like-new.

Microfiber Cloth Wiping Down Car

Trust the Car Care Experts at Ferrari Lake Forest

When it comes to aesthetics, no automaker can compete with Ferrari. We believe style is a form of substance, and your vehicle’s looks are as important as its performance. If you have questions about caring for your Ferrari, don’t hesitate to contact our team.

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