Mobile Car Valeting & Detailing in York

At Max Car Care, we specialise in mobile car valeting in York & the surrounding area, and expert car detailing throughout the whole of the UK. We aim to provide a friendly, efficient, and convenient car valet service for our clients, be it mobile valeting, or detailing at your premises, or our purpose built premises. We provide a high quality and professional York car valet service. If you have any specific requirements that you would like for us to cater for, get in touch and we will see if we can assist you with it.

– Mobile van available to carry out work at your convenience
– Secure unit for detailing work
– Fully insured, including collection and delivery of vehicles (Costs apply)
– Interior & Exterior valets available
– Detailing & Ceramic Coating a speciality

Of course, let us know if you have any questions with regards to any of the York mobile car valet services or PPF Services that we offer at Max Car Care and we will be more than happy to help you. Simply get in touch with us via the contact form

Our Key Services

Mobile Valeting

We offer a completely mobile valeting service for your vehicle. Cost effective and ultra convenient, let us come to you at a time that suits!

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Car Detailing & Ceramics

Utilising the best products available, we’ll take your car care to the next level with our premium detailing and ceramic coating services

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PPF (Paint Protection Film)

We offer a wide range of films to suit all budgets and requirements, so you can be sure to find the perfect solution for your car

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"I've had companies detail my car before, but never had results like this. It looks incredible. Thank you to Nick and the Max Car Care team."

Andrew Murray

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Are you mobile?

A. Yes, for our valeting services. Our detailing services can be arranged mobile, but we need indoor space etc for machine polishing and coatings.

Q. Do you need access to water or electricity?

A. We do carry water and generators, however for the larger valets we prefer to plug in an extension lead if possible.

Q. What is the difference between valeting and detailing?

A. ‘Valeting’ & ‘Detailing’ mean much the same in many ways; they are, after all, the cleaning of cars. The American term ‘detailing’ would refer to any form of car cleaning, from a wash and vacuum to a full machine polish and paint correction (this is due to the term ‘valet’ being used for someone who collects cars at hotels/airports). In the UK, the differentiation has centred around the point at which a car is machine polished; at this point you are moving from a valet and into a detail, with permanent paint correction taking place. With this change the time and skill involved increases exponentially, as taking a machine to paintwork brings with it increased risks that must be mitigated via paint checks and also user skill level.

Q. What do you offer over a hand car wash?

A. Quite simply, A LOT. We use separate water and mitts on every vehicle, reducing the risk of scratches and swirl marks. We also use much milder chemicals, meaning less chance of caustic damage to paintwork and trim work. Our main advantage is our professionalism; we truly care about our work and take great pride in carrying out top class work time after time.

Q. Where are you based?

A. For mobile work we try to keep within 15 miles of the centre of York, but please do call us with specific requirements. For detailing, we are based in Osbaldwick: Unit 7, Osbaldwick Industrial Estate, YO19 5UX

Q. Are you insured?

A. Yes, fully. We have insurance for driving customer vehicles on the road, public liability, employers liability, and accidental damage cover.

Q. How long does it take?

A. Generally our valets last from 2-5 hours depending on what is booked and the size of the car (a standard valet on a small car takes much less time than a Premier Plus on an extra large car). Detailing takes much longer; our shortest details last a day, our longest up to a week.

Q. Has Covid 19 effected the way you work?

A. Yes. We use anti bacterial spray on our equipment between cars, and also use anti viral products. We do NOT guarantee to remove the virus from your vehicle if it is present, simply reduce risk to ourselves and customers.

Q. What products do you use?

A. A huge variety! We use products from Autoglym, Meguiars, Sterling, CarPro, Angelwax, Menzerna, Rupes... I could go on.

Q. How much is a detail?

A. This is something we often get asked, and is on a case by case basis. We can give rough estimates over the phone, but every car is different in terms of paint hardness, paint thickness, severity of imperfections etc. The best option is to book an inspection and bring your car to us.

Q. How long does a ceramic last?

A. A ceramic coating can last years, but it does depend on the aftercare procedure. Generally C-Quartz UK lasts around 18 months to 24 months, with C-Quartz Professional lasting 24 months and above. These are realistic time frames; many manufacturers falsify their claims based on lab tests, not real world tests.

Q. Will a ceramic stop scratches and stone chips?

A. In a word, no. A ceramic will absorb fine scratches and act as a sacrificial layer over the paint, but none are hard enough to stop a hard strike such as that from a key. For stone chip resistance we recommend PPF.

Q. What forms of payment do you accept?

A. We accept bank transfer and cash payments.