Car Detailing in Fairfax, Virginia

Professional Car Detailing

Professional car detailing is a comprehensive 7 step process that provides protection for your vehicle. It is a significantly different outcome from the quick wash, wax and polish often described as a car detailing service.

Getting a professional detail performed on your car should be a routine part of your regular maintenance regime. Properly performed details of your car will protect and restore both the interior and the exterior of your vehicle. While a standard wash (at say a car wash) can help your vehicle's appearance - such efforts fall short when balanced against a truly professional detail. 

A professional exterior detail will include cleaning in hard-to-reach areas like trim, door jambs, etc. It will include paint protection like carnauba wax. Professional interior detailing includes shampooing of carpets to deeply remove dirt that breaks down the fabric, thorough cleaning of hard surfaces, and again the hard-to-reach areas.

The APS car detailing includes:

  1. Completely chemically clean the vehicle.

  2. Remove all the tar, road grime, and bugs.

  3. Using a clay bar we remove any bonded impurities in the clear coat of your paint.

  4. Next is a three-stage compounding of the paint - remove any micro-scratches, swirl marks, or spider webbing and begin to restore the shine in your paint.

  5. Then we'll apply our paint sealant - 4 interlacing polymers combine to reflect light

  6. We use a high-speed buffer to draw maxim luster out of your paint and give you back the showroom quality shine that your vehicle once had.

  7. Top it off with dressing on your trim, and wheels, and crystal clear glass.


After the initial car detailing service, we offer an annual maintenance program—at a significant discount—to keep your car protected and looking outstanding, for as long as you own the vehicle.

To schedule a detailing appointment today, call (703) 591-0900.


Disenfect for CORONAVIRUS

It's been said countless times - these are strange times

Most of us never thought that we'd be living through a global pandemic, forced to endure endless stay at home orders, school closings, and job losses. Worst of all is how many of our fellow Americans are dying, it's tragic. 

Many of us are feeling a loss of control as we obey social distancing orders. We spend time wondering if and waiting to see improvements in the predictions as the virus known as COVID-19 as it spreads through our community. 

Thankfully we have some good news to share with you. We have a method to disinfect your vehicle and render it safe for you and your family. The cornerstone of this method is the use of an Ozone generator. Many recent studies have proven that prolonged exposure to Ozone kills viruses. To be completely transparent - there has not yet been a direct study on the effects of Ozone on COVID-19. However, there have been several studies proving the efficacy of Ozone for closely related viruses like SARS Coronavirus and influenzas such as H5N1. Based on those findings, we have a very high level of confidence that Ozone is an effective disinfectant for COVID-19. 

 APS in Fairfax Virginia has Ozone generators standing by ready to treat your vehicle and restore some of your peace of mind. 

 Please contact our shop for details, including:

 - Availability, scheduling, and pricing. 

Automotive Protection Services - Polymer Paint Sealant

Automotive Detailing

At Automotive Protection Services (APS)in Fairfax Virginia, there is a master detailer who is passionate about detailing cars, his name is Hugo Castillo. He has honed his craft over the past 25 years.  His process for producing consistent great detailing work is refined and repeatable. Hugo is now passing on his skills to our next generation of skilled apprentices including wet sanding, scratch and scuff removal, and the latest Ceramic Coating techniques.

Exterior Detailing

Much more than a “car wash”, an exterior detail provides your vehicle with a high-quality, hands-on cleaning experience from bumper-to-bumper, top-to-bottom. Our highly-trained vehicle experts remove all of the dirt, residue, and scratches the road inflicts, renewing your car or truck’s luster while helping maintain its appearance for years to come.

Your car or truck deserves to look the way it did in the showroom. We have the exterior detailing knowledge and skill necessary to restore the shine on your vehicle’s chrome, trim, wheels, tires, and glass so you can get back that new car look and feel.

Interior Detailing

Interior Detailing

As you first settle into your new vehicle, a deep connection is created; this vehicle has become an extension of you. Then life happens. From months of being on-the-go to the “oops” and “uh-ohs” of your little ones to the bits and pieces of nature that get tracked in—we get it. Our anti-bacterial interior detailing not only cleans and disinfects; it restores your vehicle’s surfaces and reignites that initial connection you experienced when you first stepped into your vehicle.

Added Value Services

Headlight Restoration:
A refined process to restore headlight lenses including the use of ever finer grit sandpaper in order to scuff off the outer layers of your lens and then polishing them back to the crystal clarity that your headlights had when they were new.

If you want your windshield to be clear even in heavy rains or just a light mist. Much more then Rain-X, Aquapel forms a tighter bond to the glass and lasts much longer, Ask us to apply it to your windows today.

If you're looking for a way protect your car truck or motorcycle investment check out our protection services options

Interested in the latest detailing tech - check out Ceramic Coatings.
Military and First Responders Discount: 10% (all initial services)

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Schedule Service

  • Choose the service that fits your needs
  • Day of the week and the time that fit your schedule.
  • Pay for the work when you pick up your vehicle after you've seen the work and approve of its quality.
  • We have a night drop slot and after-hours drop-ff options.
  • We hope to see you and your vehicle soon.