Here at Clean Getaway, you probably know by now that we are one of the Sunshine Coast’s leading car detailing companies. We are focused on providing our clients with fantastic workmanship at a competitive price. Our attention to detail, passion for what we do, and drive for perfection is what sets us apart from the competition. We specialise in car and motorcycle detailing, and can even provide incredible paint correction services to our clients with cars in need of a little extra TLC.

Our team is made up of dedicated, hard-working staff who love to get grease under their nails and stand back at the end of a finished project and revel in their masterpiece. But we know that not everyone loves anything with wheels quite as much as we do. There are a lot of people out there who aren’t really sure what car detailing entails, why they need it, or where to start. People have questions. Questions that need answering. That’s why we’ve started our new blog series on Car Detailing Frequently Asked Questions, to help give clarity where it’s needed.

We’ve enlisted the help of our resident IT genius to uncover Google’s top questions about car detailing, and over the next few weeks, we’ll set about answering some of them. So, sit back, grab a cup of coffee, and let’s get started.

Question One – How much does it cost to get your car detailed?

It might not come as much of a surprise that the number one question typed into Google regarding car detailing is how much does it cost? Unfortunately, typing this into Google might not actually get people where they need to know because companies love to incorporate a quote system, whereby the potential client has to contact the company in order to get even a general idea of how much a car detailing job will cost. On the one hand, this makes sense, as cars can vary in size, shape, and requirements. However, not giving people at least a ballpark figure of how much something is going to cost simply ends up causing frustration for the customer. That’s why our pricing guides are listed on our website for your convenience. Our car detailing services generally fall into two categories – the Mini Detail PRO and the Deluxe Detail.

Here’s a breakdown:

Mini Detail PRO – from $95

Our Mini Detail PRO starts from $95 for small cars, and $115 for SUVs or 4WDs, and generally takes between 1.5 and 2 hours.

Deluxe Detail – from $195

Our Deluxe Detail starts from just $195 for small cars, and $235 for the bigger SUVs and 4WDs. Typically, a Deluxe Detail will take between 3 and 5 hours.

Intense Interior Detail – from $210

Our Intense Interior Detail is a great option for people who are looking for a deep-dive into the interior of their vehicle. It starts from $210 for small cars and $245 for SUVs and 4WDs. It takes 3 – 4 hours.

Comprehensive Exterior Detail – from $220

Starting from $220 for small cars and $265 for SUVs and 4WDs, our Comprehensive Exterior Detail is a fantastic choice for people who want the outside of their cars to shimmy and shine. It takes around 3 – 5 hours.

Showroom and Presale Detail – from $330

Taking between 5 and 8 hours, this is an intense and detailed option for people who are wanting showroom quality for their car or if they’re getting ready to sell. It starts from $330 for small cars and $385 for SUVs and 4WDs.

Bike Love – $80

Taking between an hour and an hour and a half, our Bike Love detail starts at $80 and is a great option for those who, you guessed it, love their bike.

The Gloss Bomb – from $245

The Gloss Bomb takes between 4 and 6 hours, so it’s a very detailed option for your motorcycle, designed to make it outshine the other bikes on the road. It starts from $245.


Question Two – What is included in a car detail

A great question! It’s all very well to book your car in for a detail, but we’re sure you’d like to know what that actually means! We’ve given a breakdown of our detailing options below.

Deluxe Detail:

Comprehensive Vacuum (Including Boot)

All Surfaces Cleaned and Rejuvenated

Clean Glass & Mirrors Inside/Out

Spot Stain Removal & Deodorize

Thorough Exterior Shampoo

Bug/Tar Removal

Iron Removed From Wheels

Spray on Paint Enhancer

Presentation Finish

Optional Leather Clean and Condition (From $50)

Mini Detail PRO

Express Vacuum – Seats & Carpets

Windows Cleaned Inside/Out

Trims, Dash & Console Cleaned

Empty Rubbish & Deodorize

Door Jambs Flushed

Full Exterior Shampoo Wash & Dry

Tyres Rejuvenated

Bug Residue Removal

Boot Not Included

Intense Interior Detail

Full Vacuum (Including Boot)

Machine Shampoo Extraction (Seats, Carpets and Mats)

All Surfaces Cleaned and Rejuvenated

Door Jambs Flushed

Nooks and Crevices Dusted and Cleaned

Windows Cleaned Inside

Optional Leather Trim Cleanse & Nourish (From $50)

Comprehensive Exterior Detail

Full Shampoo Wash and Decontamination

Bug/Tar Removal

Medium Cut Single Stage Paint Correction

Carnauba Wax Coating

Windows Cleaned

Door Jambs Flushed

Tyres Rejuvenated

Chrome and Wheels Shined

Presentation Finish

Showroom and Presale Detail

Complete “Intense Interior Detail”

Complete “Comprehensive Exterior Detail”

Optional Engine Bay Clean (+$30)


Bike Love

Engine Degrease & Light Brush

Full Snow Job Soak

pH Wax Wash

Blow Down and Dried

Lazy Wax Treatment

Gloss Bomb

Engine Degrease and Bike Decontamination

Full Snow Job Soak

Light Brush and Deep Cleanse

pH Wax Wash

Blow Down and Dried

Machine Polish Painted Panels

Metal, Chrome & Alloy Polished & Shined

Synthetic Sealant Applied for Protection

Question Three – What are the benefits of car detailing

Ah, the big kahuna. What are the benefits of doing this? Why do I need my car detailed? It’s not surprising that this is Google’s third most frequently asked question in relation to car detailing.

Let’s chat about it.

Firstly, for a more detailed answer to this question, check out our post here.

Having your car detailed, especially regularly, can help to prolong the life of your vehicle in many different ways. It can lengthen the life of the engine by avoiding issues caused by grease, grime or foreign-body build up, and can prolong the life of the fabric or leather on the interior.

Having a vehicle regularly and professionally maintained can also fetch you a higher market price when and if you choose to sell the vehicle.

It’s also a fantastic option for health benefits for yourself and others riding in the vehicle, by helping to remove some particulates or assisting in delaying or avoiding mould build up.

Question Four – Is car detailing important?

While this question isn’t hugely different from question number three, it provides a great opportunity for us to say, yes, we do believe that car detailing is important. You spend a great deal of time in your car, and having a clean space is a priority, especially for people who suffer with allergies. Ensuring your car is properly and regularly detailed can enhance resale value, increase professionality if you use the vehicle for business, and even help with your personal life (fellas, pro tip – ditch the fast food bags and wrappers before picking her up for that date!)


Question Five – What is included in exterior car detailing

When it comes to the exterior of your car, there are various services you can choose from. Exterior detail services range from a thorough shampoo wash to enhance the shine of your car and remove all the bugs and tar, to polishing and paint correction. At Clean Getaway, we have many different levels to choose from to suit your budget and your expectations.

In an exterior detail, we’ll dress the tyres and thoroughly clean your alloy or chrome wheels. Only the highest quality drying towels are used as the traditional chamois is not safe for your vehicle’s painted surface. You can also choose from a range of carnauba waxes, and synthetic and polymer sealants to enhance and protect your vehicle. If you’re wanting to remove some scratches or swirl marks, our paint correction services will be what you’re looking for.  Every car has different needs, and if you’re wanting your ride to look the glossiest and turn heads, then booking your vehicle in for one of our exterior services is highly recommended!

car steering wheel details



Well, there you have it! Google’s top five questions on car detailing. We hope that we’ve answered some of your most common questions. We have aimed to give you a deeper insight into car detailing and what happens when you bring your beloved car in to the team here at Clean Getaway.

If you’re still not sure what’s right for you, or want a little more information on what we can do for you, reach out to the friendly team. We know that every vehicle is different, and we treat them that way, so feel free to pop in or call us and have a chat about your vehicle and what you think it needs. We’re the team to trust when it comes to your vehicle.

Be sure to tune into the next post where we’ll tackle the next most popular Frequently Asked Questions, as indicated by Google!