What's new at Beach Cities Auto Detail?

9/1/2019- Ceramic coating is the latest and greatest paint protection technology. As Santa Cruz’s first and only ceramic coating installer, we have the know how to coat your car and protect your paint. Your paint will be protected for a guaranteed 2 years. Your paint will be protected from bird poop, salt air, environmental fallout, and light scratches. Call us today for a quote!

8/10/2019- A big thank you to our customers for the continued support at the new location. We are offering great deals on ceramic coating and paint correction packages for the end of summer. We also do great interior detailing. If your car has sand and dirt in it from summer camping trips or the beach, we can get it cleaned up and like new again. Get your car refreshed before back to school!

5/20/2019- Thank you to all of our customers who have been supporting our new location. Things are great at the new shop, and we are expanding our service options, improving our current offerings, and adding new products, all to offer our customers better service and cleaner cars. We now offer water damage repair, and sanitizing. Whether your car has mice nests, water damage, or mold/mildew, we can fix it, and get the car back to better than new condition.

3/10/2019- Well, after 13 years in business, and 6 months of working with the city to get permitted, we are finally open at a physical location (434 Barson St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060). This has been a dream of mine since the beginning. I have driven by this location almost daily since I was a kid, and always thought it would be a cool place to have a business. We will still be offering mobile detail service to our customer who prefer or require it, but the storefront will be offering additional/exclusive services, customer lounge, Wi-Fi, coffee bar, free drinks, and detailing and car items for purchase. We will be having a grand opening party sometime in the near future, so please stay tuned. Thank you to all my customers, employees past and present, mentors and advisors, my wife and family, and so many more people who have helped me along the way. Truly, thank you all.

1/30/2019- Hope everyone’s year is off to a great start. The hardest part of marketing my business, is effectively telling the customer how much work we do on the cars, and the high level of detailing they will receive. We clean things on the car you will never notice, the undersides of interior plastics, the backs of wheels. We are the types of people who detail our own cars on our days off. We are the types of people who enjoy hard work. We work tirelessly on each vehicle, only stopping to admire the results once we are done. All I am trying to say, is that we are different. It would be an honor to detail your vehicle for you. We will work as hard as we can to make the car look as good as it can.

1/9/2019- Happy New Year to all of our amazing customers and friends! 2018 was an exceptional year and we are looking forward to 2019 being even better. We recently got approval from the city to open our first permanent location. We will be the only shop in town doing only detailing exclusively. We will also offer custom wash services, which are a great alternative if you have been disappointed by other car washes around town. We will still offer our high end mobile services as well. When you choose Beach Cities you are choosing a local company, which was established in 2005. We are constantly researching the latest and greatest in products and procedures to bring the best to our customers. We are the only ones offering true paint correction services, ceramic coatings, and restorative interior detailing.

11/27/2018- We even work when it rains. We are offering discounts on full details, and still doing interior details even on rainy days. Aside from that, we are also offering deals on paint protection, all weather car mats, carpet scotch-guarding, and interior steam cleaning/water removal in case you accidentally leave a window or sunroof open.

9/19/2018- With the rainy season approaching, now is a good time to consider protecting your car. We offer, wax, synthetic paint sealant, and ceramic coatings to protect your paint. Not only will your paint be protected, but it will also be much easier to wash once the weather improves. We also offer glass treatment, which improves visibility on rainy days. Are your headlights foggy or yellow? We can restore your headlights, and restore your nighttime driving visibility.

8/13/2018-  Wow is it hot out there!  Have you tried washing your own car with city water, and found that it leaves behind water spots and calcium deposits?  Just a reminder, that we are the only detail company in Santa Cruz using deionized water.  Regular city water has over 300PPM of crap in the water. Our deionized water is filtered down to 5PPM. We can also remove existing water spots on your paint and windows. Give me a call today, and let me know how we can meet all of your detailing needs.  Thank you.

7/30/2018-  I hope you all are having a great summer.  Since you are spending more time in your car, driving and going on trips, does it need some extra cleaning?  We go beyond what a normal car wash or detail shop provides, and get every inch of your car clean and like new.  We offer all types of services, for both interior and exterior detailing. Please give me a call and we can set up a free consultation. 

4/24/2018- With spring here, and summer just around the corner, it is a great time to get your car, SUV, or truck detailed.  Are your wheels and paint dirty from the rain?  Does the interior of your car smell like soccer practice and drive-thru?  We can fix those things, plus many more!  Call today for a free consultation and price quote over the phone. 

3/6/2018- What makes us different than a normal car wash?  We get asked this quite often.  There are many things which make our service different.  Car washes use recycled water.  While we believe in recycling and caring for our environment, we don't think water that was used to wash the last customer's wheels should be sprayed on your paint. We used de-ionized water from Culligan water treatment, and the results are a spot free shine.  Our products also separate us from the competition.  After 13 years in business, I have hand selected only the best, longest lasting, and safest products to use on your vehicle.  Our waxes last longer, our interior cleaners are safer and non-toxic, and we only use products we would trust on our own cars.  We look forward to working for you in the near future. 

2/5/2018- We offer many different services at many different price ranges.  Whether you are looking for a basic wash and wax, or a complete paint polishing and reconditioning.  We offer ceramic coatings, leather cleaning and conditioning, interior shampoo and stain removal, steam cleaning, thorough interior cleaning, and spot free hand washing.

1/28/2018- Does your car's interior have stains, odors, or just dirt in hard to reach areas?  We can help you out with one of our many interior detailing options.  We clean and condition leather seats, leaving them supple and not greasy.  We do complete stain removal on cloth seats and carpets.  We have an extractor to deep clean, the same way they deep clean the carpets in your home.  We also offer steam cleaning, which is high temperature cleaning that also sanitizes.  All the cleaners we use are bio-degradable and non-toxic, so they are not harmful to your kids or pets. 

1/11/2018- Many ways to get a quote, and many ways to pay.  Here at Beach Cities we can help you out with a quote by phone, text, email, Yelp messenger, and our "quote request" function on this website.  When it comes time to pay, we accept cash, check, credit/debit card, PayPal and Square Pay. 

11/8/2017- Looks like it is going to start raining any day now.  I would like to personally offer two new services as an exclusive winter offer.  Windshield wiper blade sourcing and installation, and custom cut all weather floor mats.  Give us a call today and let us know the year/make/model of your vehicle, and one of our technicians will install new wiper blades for you while they are detailing your vehicle.  Likewise, if you are in the market for some all-weather floor mats to protect your carpets this winter, let us know which color you want, and we will custom fit them to your vehicle.  Drive safe out there folks.

10/18/2017- Thoughts on Winter paint protection.  With winter fast approaching, and the inevitable rains, it may be a good time to think about protecting your vehicle's paint.  There are a lot of options, but none can match the durability and bullet proof protection of a ceramic coating.  Can you picture hand washing a pan that has a Teflon coating, compared to one that doesn't?  That is how your car's paint will be with a coating on it.  The paint will be protected for the whole winter, and into next summer with one application.  We can bullet proof your entire car.  Ceramic coating on the paint, Scotch Guard on the carpets and floor mats (and cloth seats), and conditioning protectant on the leather surfaces. Give me a call, and we can discuss a detail designed specifically for your vehicle.

10/11/2017- Now that the school year has started, you are probably spending more time in your car.  School days, sports practice, and trips around town.  Wouldn't it be nice to have a clean car to shuttle your kids around?  We offer steam cleaning and sanitizing of your car's interior to keep the germs down.  We offer custom detail packages designed to fit your needs and budget.  We serve all of Santa Cruz County.  If you are disappointed with your local car wash, give us a try!

9/27/2017- Selling a vehicle?  What if a detail could make you $1000 extra dollars on the sale price of your vehicle?  What if a detail could take your car from a 5/10 to an 8/10?  Both of these things are possible with Beach Cities Auto Detail.  A detailed car presents well to potential buyers.  They will look at your vehicle in a different way, and be less likely to try and low ball you.  Imagine you are the potential buyer, coming to look at your car.  What do you think of the car?  Could it use some detailing to bring up it's value?  Give me a call today, and let's discuss how to increase the value of your car, and make you more money on the sale price.

7/25/2017- Auto Detailing Santa Cruz.  We are proud to announce our new partnership with Culligan Water. We will now be using their water for all of our auto detailing.  The water provided using Culligan filtration is over 30x more pure than the water in Santa Cruz County.  Because of this, the cars will come out cleaner, windows will be more clear, and the paint will be better cared for.  We are the only detailing company in Santa Cruz using deionized water.

6/7/2017- No two cars are the same, and no two details are the same either.  The color, condition, and detailing needs are unique to your vehicle.  By talking on the phone, email, or text, we are able to create a custom detail that fits your vehicle and budget.  Some cars need interior or exterior only.  Some cars need extra attention to improving the paint condition, or polishing scratches.  Give me an opportunity to custom design a detail package for your vehicle today.

5/23/2017- What does Auto Detailing mean to you?  What level of service does your car need to feel new and special to you again?  For some, a simple exterior wash and interior cleaning is sufficient.  Other cars need more "detailed" services.  We offer a range of services custom fit to serve your car and your budget.  We wash, clay bar, polish, wax, steam clean, shampoo, and condition your car to create an experience that is exactly what you want.

5/16/2017- There are a lot of different options for protecting and preserving your car's finish.  Paint requires special care to last, to look it's best, and to be protected.  We offer services to revive older, neglected paint.  These include: clay bar, machine polishing, and scratch removal.  Once the paint is back up to par, we recommend a wax, synthetic sealant, or a ceramic coating, based on your needs and budget.  Please feel free to give me a call, or send me an email, and we can discuss the best plan to get your car back to showroom condition.

3/14/2017- Looks like the weather is finally getting better, and spring is in the air.  Is it time to treat your vehicle to some spring cleaning? We have some great new polishes and waxes in stock to get your car shined up and ready for a beach day, or a cruise down Westcliff.  If your interior is smelling a little musty from all the wet weather, let us treat it with steam cleaning and shampoo to get it clean and fresh. 

2/9/2017- How is your car looking after all this rain we have been having?  Do you need a wash, vacuum, or wax?  We have the products and procedures to make your car shine again.  We can clean up all that dirt that is accumulating under your feet.  Let me and my team take care of your vehicle and get you back on the road in style.  Give us a shout, we'll knock it out.

11/4/2016- Winter detailing: Here at Beach Cities Detail we offer some winter specific services to protect and pamper your car.  Whether you are parking your car outside during these rain storms, or taking it to Tahoe for winter sports, our services will protect the interior and exterior of your vehicle. 

We can protect your paint using a synthetic paint sealant which lasts up to a year, or a ceramic paint coating that will protect your paint for up to two years.

We offer wash and wax packages to get your vehicle cleaned up after a ski weekend.   This package includes a hand wash and wax, thorough cleaning of the wheels and tires, cleaning of the windows inside and out, vacuuming of the interior, and a wipe down of interior panels and plastics.

We can fit your vehicle with rubber All Weather mats to protect your carpets and interior from stains, dirt, water, and snow.

If the rain has caused a leak in your vehicle, and water is entering your car, we can fix that too. We use a smoke machine on the interior of your vehicle to detect leaks, which we can then repair for you. 

10/28/2016- As of last week, we are now offering ceramic paint coatings.  A ceramic paint coating is paint protection applied after washing and polishing, which protects the paint for up to 2 years.  We chose to use the McKee's brand paint coating based on the value and results it delivers for our customers.  Here is some information from the McKee's website:

McKee's 37 Paint Coating is a nano-glass ceramic coating that provides paint protection measured in years, not months. Formulated using nano-glass ceramic particles and state-of-the-art cross-linking polymers, McKee's 37 Paint Coating creates a hard-as-nails protective barrier and a glass-like, liquid shine. The self-cleaning effect created by the immense amount of surface tension keeps your paint looking its best in between regular washes. McKee's 37 Paint Coating is exceptionally easy to apply – no lengthy instructions to memorize!

While a conventional car wax or paint sealant wears off after a couple months, McKee's 37 Paint Coating forms a much stronger, harder bond that can withstand the elements to a much greater degree. McKee's 37 Paint Coating is resistant to alkaline cleaners, degreasers and harsh detergents. Removing McKee's 37 Paint Coating without physically abrading it is virtually impossible.

McKee's 37 Paint Coating is comprised of nano-glass ceramic particles and state-of-the-art cross-linking polymers. As soon as these nano-glass ceramic particles make contact with your paint, they begin to fill in light swirls, pits, and pores to make the surface perfectly smooth, preventing dirt, water, oil and anything else from adhering. Vehicles that are coated with McKee's 37 Paint Coating will exhibit a highly-reflective, glass-like shine that will last up to two years!