For a ride that we use mostly with the kids for the past 5 years, our car clearly looks quite tired and definitely needs more maintenance. I haven’t had much issues with pests until recently when lizards started making their appearance and even had to clear a dead lizard body once. I was not entirely surprised as there are plenty of lizards where we usually park the car but it’s beyond my tolerance when I had a baby cockroach climbing up my dress while I’m driving!!
I couldn’t catch the damn pest, so the first thing I did as soon as I parked the car was to find out where I can go to get the car cleaned and exterminate the pests! I had previously stayed in developments that use fumigation fogging effectively for pest control, but didn’t realize the same method can be used for pests in the car until I got to know about EA Detailer.
Unlike the usual services of interior cleaning – vacuum, leather seats cleaning and conditioning, etc, EA Detailer offers Interior Sanitization with Anti Pest Fumigation.
Be prepared to leave your vehicle at the workshop the whole day if you are doing the Full Sanitization with Anti Pest Fumigation service. The interior sanitization with anti pest treatment includes:
Benticide Anti Pest Fumigation
Before they start fogging the car, the staff will remove all the items, pack them into plastic bags and return to you when the car is ready for collection. (Remember to remove your car seats before dropping off your car!)
Then the process of Anti Pest Fumigation with Benticide begins, after which the vehicle will be kept enclosed to achieve the best results from the fogging. (Benticide is a form of synthetic pyrethrin, which simply means, man-made insecticide.)
The following areas will be checked for pests and/or cocoons – interior of the vehicle, car boot, and engine bay.
(you might not be “wow-ed” since there were only three shown here, but it is one too many to me when it comes to pests!)
EA Detailer uses premium car care products from Germany for the interior – Koch-Chemie Multi Interior Cleaner, Koch-Chemie Cockpit Care, and Koch-Chemie Top Star Leather Conditioning.
With some WonderKleen and a round of ProMed Ozonic Sanitization, the car is now clean and almost 100% bacteria free!
Lest you think that the time is wasted while waiting for the fogging to be done. EA Detailer can work on the exterior during this period!
While waiting for the fogging to be done, our ride had a well-deserved pampering session of Exterior Polish Paint Correction treatment that includes the following steps:
- Kochchemie Nano Shampoo
- Kochchemie Rims Cleaning
- Rinse vehicle surface with water
- Tar removal
- Rinse vehicle surface with water
- Claybar surface with shampoo to remove contaminants
- Rinse and dry vehicle surface
- Access paint coat surface
- Cover up wiper area and masking tape (Plastic, rubber and chrome parts)
- Compound buffing for minor scratches, stain marks and swirl marks
- Rinse off compound dust with water
- Apply sealant coating and leave for at least 30 minutes
- Polish door shuts, boot shuts and bonnet shuts with super resin and tar remover
- Engine dressing
- Dressing on plastic and rubber parts
- Polish rims with tar remover and rim polish
- Tyre shine
- Polish exhaust
- Hand buff away sealant coating
- Apply 1 layer of Mirror Shine
- Leave Mirror Shine for 10 minutes
- Clean up all glass panel with Glass Cleaner and 3m Glass Pad
- Hand buff away Mirror Shine
- Final detailing
For the EA Detailer guys, car grooming is not just leather seats cleaning and conditioning, interior vacuum, wiping away dust on the dashboard and dirt on side doors, etc. They take lots of pride in ensuring the car shines quite literally inside out. Most, if not all, the steps are manually done and very tedious!
I was most pleased to see my battered ride looking almost as good as new again when they sent the car back to me. Sure gives me better peace of mind knowing that the car has been sanitized and the pests exterminated!
The freakin’ rims were sparkly clean! Haven’t seen that for awhile. 🙂 Everything felt and looked SO MUCH cleaner.
For many of us who rely a lot on our cars (that’s me), we don’t give enough care to the environment we put ourselves in when we drive around. Especially for those of us with kids (yes, me again) and snack a lot in the car, we are raising cockroaches! And especially for those of us with kids who have conditions due to sensitivity/allergies – asthma and eczema (YES, ME AGAIN!), it’s important that we maintain good hygiene in the car since we spend a lots of time in it on most days of the week. So, do give your rides these treatments regularly to maintain them well too! After all, COEs are no longer cheap.
It’s almost time to start major clean up and decluttering once Christmas is over, because Chinese New Year is coming right after! For those of you who have the habit of sprucing up your rides for CNY, don’t miss these promotions EA Detailer are offering from now till February 2016:
- Interior Sanitization (with Anti Pest Treatment) @ $128 (60% OFF Usual Price)
- Full Exterior Polish + Interior Sanitization (with Anti Pest Treatment) @ $198 (50% OFF Usual Price)
EA Detailer goes the extra mile (quite literally!) for their customers – arrangements can be made to send customers to where they wish to head to after they have dropped off their cars, and they will inform customers about one hour before their cars are ready for collection and arrange for pick-up as well. How thoughtful!
Note: Our ride was given Full Sanitization with Anti Pest Fumigation and Exterior Polish Paint Correction treatments for the purpose of this review. Opinions are our own.