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Frequently Asked Questions

Take a look at the list of questions and answers relating to our auto and truck cleaning and detailing services. Get in touch with The Detail Shop today for quality cleaning services.

Detailing – what is it, and why you need it?
Simple car washing just removes dirt whereas detailing restores beauty and preserves the finish.

Nature can be mean to your car:
Sun, salt, and acid rain are hard on paint. Paint becomes oxidized and dull. Daily use also takes its toll.

Detailing rejuvenates your car inside and out:

  • Restores the beauty of painted and upholstered surfaces
  • Removes the build-up of dull haze, road tar, and oxidation
  • Provides long-term protection and preserves a youthful look
  • Makes repeated car washing easier, more effective

Detailing enhances your investment and helps maintain its value:

  • Car paints lose shine the moment you leave the dealership. Detailing helps restore that original sparkle and shine.
  • Semi-annual detailing enhances the joy of possession and resale value.

How often should I detail my car?
Detailing should normally be done every 3-6 months:

  • To help restore your car’s brand-new look
  • To prevent surface deterioration and wear

Commercial and fleet vehicles may require more frequent detailing service.

Could you tell more about detailing packages that you offer?

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What are the pricing details of detailing packages?

Cars/Small SUVsTrucks/Vans/SUVs
Express Detail$99.95 $149.95
Interior Detail$199.95 $269.95
Express Detail and Wax$199.95 $269.95
Interior Detail and Wax$279.95 $349.95
Ultimate Detail$309.95 $399.95

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Exterior hand wash

  • Cars: $24.95
  • Trucks: $34.95

How The Detail Shop beats the competition?

The difference is professional, quality service and attention to the minutest detail. Click here to learn the salient features of our services.

  • We utilize advanced high-tech equipment and leading-edge products and supplies

  • The Detail Shop has the widest available selection of cleansers and finishes polishes to match the condition and type of paint on your vehicle

  • Our staff of skilled and highly trained professionals is dedicated to providing peerless work both inside the car and out

  • Our experienced quality control manager supervises all work on your vehicle and personally inspects your car to ensure the work performed meets our highest standards

  • The Detail Shop offers guaranteed customer satisfaction, which means that for any reason, you’re ever dissatisfied with the way your vehicle was detailed, we’ll re-do your vehicle within seven days of completion, absolutely free

Could you please explain Diamond Kote®’s three-step auto preservation?

  • Step 1: Corrosion Protection

One-time application, sound shield seals the undercarriage from road salt, damaging stones, gravel, and dirt. Provides sound deadening and exceeds factory warranty and specifications. Rust protection forms a permanent barrier on metal panels of your vehicle to prevent corrosion. No holes drilled.

  • STEP 2: Paint Sealant

Paint protection that bonds to the painted surface in a continuous film. It acts as a barrier between the paint and destructive elements such as acid rain, bird droppings, road salt, tree sap, and ultraviolet rays. Protects and enhances the clear coat layer of today’s two-layer paint finishes. It provides a no-wax finish.

  • STEP 3: Fabric Shield/Leather Shield

Stain protection formula that bonds to each strand of the fabric, allowing easy cleanup for unexpected spills. Preserves the natural beauty of your vehicle’s interior. Invisible barrier prolongs fabric/leather life and helps prevent fading.


The Detail Shop
180 Prince St
Sydney, NS

B1P 5K5

Phone: 902-564-1656

Phone: 902-574-1364



Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Seasonal)

Service Area

All of Cape Breton


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