Vehicle Detailing

Detailing Services


With our attention to detail, knowledge and pursuit of perfection, let us take care of your pride and joy with our extensive range of valet and detailing services in our fully equipped, well-lit studio.

We prepare all of our vehicles for sale to the highest standards, using the best equipment and products from some of the best-known brands in the industry to ensure the longevity and quality of finish – we can do the same for your vehicle, with the same attention to detail.

Your pride & joy is in safe hands – we are also members of the International Detailing Association and have been awarded Certificed Detailer (CD) accreditation.

Contact us for more information on any of our services or to discuss your bespoke request in more detail.


Regular cosmetic maintenance really does enhance the value of your vehicle


Detailing vs. Valeting explained


A valet is a popular way for owners to have their vehicle cleaned and polished or waxed, using a range of equipment and products to enhance and maintain the appearance and resale value. Valets come in many forms, with the most thorough including washing, polishing and waxing the bodywork, dressing tyres and exterior plastics, cleaning wheels, glass and door shuts.

All in all a pretty thorough process, including a thorough clean of the interior, whilst vacuuming and incorporating a range of chemicals to clean the trim, upholstery and carpets.

The most thorough valets also include decontamination of your paintworks – think of all of the undesirable things your vehicle paintwork comes into contact with!


How is detailing different?


Whether a brand-new or a used vehicle, both benefit significantly from detailing. When looking at the above description of a valet, you would could be forgiven for thinking this is as good as it gets when it comes to cleaning your car, van or motorcycle. Detailing, however takes this process even further, introducing the use of more tools and abrasive products, designed to (in the right hands) enhance the vehicle finish, removing marks, swirls, blemished and imperfections or minor scratches. Tools specifically designed to catch the hard-to-reach areas and tricky bits are used throughout – hence the name detailing!


The result is a vehicle that looks as good as, if not better than new and a finish that will last significantly longer. A real investment in your vehicle, with a range of options to protect the finish achieved for significantly longer than that of a polish or wax.


From our happy customers

  • If looking for another car I would recommend you visit Ross Wilkie at Drive Autos in Dundee first. The service you receive is excellent. Ross really knows his stuff and his attention to detail is exemplary. When sourcing the car we requested he went above and beyond. Nothing was too much trouble.

    Linda, Muirhead

  • Handed Ross my car this morning and we went around the car so Ross could see exactly what he was up against and what was needed. He very professionally explained what he was going to do and how he was going to do it. Returned and found my car in showroom condition. Never had such a professional job done on my car like that with every corner gleaming and he even pointed out how to keep on top of the maintenance myself. Will not use or trust anyone else to detail my car in future apart from Ross at drive autos. 5 star service thanks again !!

    Matthew, Dundee

  • Outstanding. The service was second to none and the vehicle I collected, you would have sworn it was brand new! Ross at Drive Autos is who you need to speak to for your next car. First class!

    Barrie, Perth

  • I got in touch with Ross at Drive Autos for some assistance selling my car on a recommendation. Ross handled the sale of my car professionally, kept in touch with regular updates and the price that I received was above market value. I have since gone on to purchase two cars from Ross, both immaculately prepared and I am delighted with the service, knowledge and advice in all my dealings with Ross at Drive Autos. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Drive Autos again and I would highly recommend.

    Brian Youngson

  • We bought our new car from Ross at Drive Autos earlier this month. Undeniably the best experience of buying a car we have ever had. Ross is very professional and the whole process from beginning to end was flawless. The car itself was prepared to the highest standard and the after sales service we received has been second to none. We would highly recommend Ross at Drive Autos for anyone wishing to purchase their new car.

    Shane, Forfar

  • Took my car to Ross yesterday for the executive valet & my car looks better now than when I bought it brand new. Would definitely recommend Ross @ Drive Autos & will be back.

    Pauline, Cupar

  • Ross was very thorough and painstaking in getting us a car that suits at an affordable price. We're delighted..

    Tam, Monikie

  • Ross provide excellent service and support throughout the process. Delighted with the car which had been prepared meticulously.Thanks.

    Derrick, Burntisland

  • Just bought a lovely car from Ross at Drive Autos. The car is great and the service from Ross was second to none. Superb service and we are delighted with the gorgeous shine on the car. The technology in the car is a bit daunting but Ross has said to let him know if I struggle and he will explain it all again. Again this is service above and beyond.

    Julia, Dundee


    In 2005 I bought my wife a 5 year old Mercedes CLK 230K Cabriolet.  It was in immaculatecondition, inside and out with only 13,000 miles on the clock.

    Unfortunately, we did not have a garage and it has been out in the elements for the last 15 years.  This had a significant impact on the overall condition of the car.  It was still looking good inside and had only35,000 miles, but the car was starting to age from both a bodywork and mechanical perspective.

    The first step I took was to contact Ross at Drive Autos and discuss what the options were, he advised that it would take quite a bit of time and money to improve the mechanics and restore the bodywork.

    The bodywork required replacement panels; Ross advised us to go for original Mercedes panels to ensure authenticity & longevity of the car. We discussed new alloys but again Ross advised to refurbish the existing alloys to maintain the look and consistency of the end result.

    Ross managed the whole restoration project andspent a significant amount of his personal time in removing 15 years of wear and weather on the soft top.  What he has achieved is, nothing short of,miraculous. He has not only brought the soft top back to life he has also been able to restore the existing lights & glass work as well as improving the chrome and other bodywork pieces.

    The mechanical & MOT aspects of the work were subcontracted, and Ross kept on top of this in terms of the specific aspects of putting the car back on the road and MOT’d.  I greatly appreciated his advice, guidance and management of this process.

    Likewise, the bodywork, panel replacement and a complete re-spray process was also subcontracted and again Ross managed and monitored progress.

    The end result is an immaculate example of the model.  It is beautiful, every bit as good as the day we bought it, fortunately we now have a garage and hope to keep it in tip top condition.

    At this stage anyone would have been happy to accept the car but not Ross.  Having the car back in operation Ross then started detailing the car to an exceptionally high standard both inside and out.  He has polished and worked the external paint and applied a custom ceramic finish that will keep the car looking great for much longer.  The finish and sheen from the car has to be seen to be believed.

    Ross was still not finished, he applied the same diligence and detailing to the internal surfaces and leather work.  It looks and smells like a new car

    I don’t have the words to fully express how we feel about the car.  I handed Ross a 20 year old car and he has transformed this back into the car we fell in love with in 2005.

    I would like to thank Ross for his dedication, diligence and detailing, in completely restoring this beautiful car.  

    I cannot praise Ross highly enough and would most certainly recommend all aspects of his work.

    Bill Wilson

    Bill, Broughty Ferry

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