Auto Carpet and Mat Cleaning the professional way

Professional Car Carpet Cleaning

Some detailers offer more than one option. For example, Schruefer offers a “spruce-up” detail and a full detail.

The spruce-up consists of a vacuum, wipe down and window cleaning for $30.

The full detail includes vacuuming, shampooing the mats, carpets and seats, and cleaning and conditioning the leather, Schruefer says. All of the car’s hard plastic, center console and headliner are also cleaned. Schruefer charges $100 to $200 for this service.

“We do everything on the inside, ” he says. “We won’t go into the glove box if it’s full of stuff. You must empty the glove box and center console first if you want them cleaned.”

Clark, meanwhile, charges about $120 for a car, $129 to $135 for an SUV and $149 for a van for a complete interior detail, which includes cleaning the trunk and applying a stain repellant.

“I raised four kids, I know spills happen, ” he says.

“You never feel more cool or hip when you drive a new car off the lot, " he adds. "Our job is to give you back that feeling. If we’ve done that, we’ve done our job.”

Melvin McKay, owner of Quick N Brite Mobile Detail in Charlotte, North Carolina, charges $90 for an interior car detail and $110 for vans and SUVs. The service includes cleaning and shampooing the upholstery and carpet, the headliner, dashboard, door panels and applying a conditioner for the leather.