Car Detailing and Paint Correction Specialists
Now operating from a detailing studio based at Autostore in Cambridge, Cambridge Autogleam is a detailing company established in 2006 that is run by a true car enthusiast with a critical eye for detail. Using careful paint correction techniques and tried and tested protective coatings, we produce and maintain a flawless finish.
We can also arrange wheel refurbishing, paintless dent removal, paint protection film application, car storage and mechanical maintenance with one of our trusted suppliers.
Please click on our service offerings below to view more detail and do not hesitate to contact us if you are unsure which service option would best suit your requirements.
As a Gtechniq Accredited detailer we can apply and warranty Crystal Serum Light and the flagship paint coating, Crystal Serum Ultra
Please note the prices are dependant on the vehicle condition not being significantly worse than described.
We are not VAT registered so there is no hidden VAT on any of our displayed prices.
Cambridge Autogleam was started by Nathan Willits, a true car enthusiast who has always taken pride in detailing his own cars. Nathan's obsession with perfection started in 2000 with his first car, a 1990 Honda CRX, which even following a full respray was still a little way off looking as shiny as Nathan had hoped. The following three days were spent re polishing the entire car by hand, cleaning and dressing all the trims properly and lovingly waxing the paint. Looking back now Nathan can see that it probably wasn't his greatest job and thankfully he has since learnt how to skilfully machine polish the paint, but the seed had been planted and over the next few years Nathan's experience grew as he cleaned and polished his way through friends and families cars.
At the beginning of 2006 Nathan started Cambridge Autogleam as a mobile valeting service, but within a year it had quickly changed into a well respected detailing company offering fellow car enthusiasts who expect that little bit extra, Nathan's personal and professional service.
Despite the flurry of new detailing companies in recent years, whether they be new start ups or valeting companies quickly rebranding themselves as detailing specialists, Cambridge Autogleam has continued to prove themselves as one of the best and most trusted detailing companies in the UK and with very little advertising, has thrived on the excellent word of mouth recommendations of their loyal customer base.
Nathan grew up in Cambridge and after a few years in sales and then working on IT projects for a government department he started Cambridge Autogleam. To turn his hobby into a career, Nathan has spent many hours testing methods and products on sample panels and learning all that is possible to know about paint correction. This dedication can clearly be seen in the quality of finish he achieves with many customers commenting "Wow.. that looks better than when it was new". Nathan is a true petrol head and his passion for his work is evident in his work ethic, often working late into the night and treating each car as he would if it were his own. Away from detailing, he enjoys
go-karting and snowboarding.
In November 2015 Cambridge Autogleam became the Gtechniq Accredited detailing company for the Cambridge region. As well as giving us access to, what is in our opinion, the best sealants on the market today, this also means Gtechniq will warranty our sealant applications for up to 9 years. This accreditation however does not restrict our using other brands. We can still apply any of a number of high end premium products to your car to achieve the best possible finish without compromise.
At the same time, Cambridge Autogleam moved to the Autostore site in Cambridge where we now have a fantastic detailing studio that provides the perfect environment for achieving the perfect finish.
All of our bigger jobs are carried out here in our studio as quite simply its almost impossible to achieve the same results in a small, dark garage.
Our preferred method of payment is via Bank Transfer, although we can also accept Credit / Debit cards or Cash. We no longer accept payment by cheque.
Products shown in photos on this website are all owned by Cambridge Autogleam and all photographs are taken by and are the sole property of Cambridge Autogleam.
Simply put, detailing is the methodical cleaning, polishing and protecting of every surface on your vehicle
What's the difference between a valet and a detail?
What is Paint Cleansing and Paint Correction?
In the Protection Detail your cars paint will be cleansed. The products we use vary between jobs but essentially the cleansing products contain very minor abrasives that can be worked by hand. These do act to very mildly polish the surface but in this instance we are not looking at correcting the paint, rather we are aiming to get it as clean and as smooth as possible ready for the protective finishing layer. A cleansing product may also fill or mask minor swirls and hazing. This masking effect will last for as long as the protective layer. Usually around 3-6 months depending on the storage conditions and the daily use of the vehicle.
How long will freshly corrected paint stay swirl-free?
With a careful wash technique there is no limit to how long a car can remain swirl free. There are many cars we look after on a regular basis where the paint is swirl free 3-4 years after the initial Correction Detail. We will happily give you tips on washing methods and products while we are carrying out the detail and we offer our own top up service to help ensure your vehicle will look its very best all year round.
Why do I need to have my car detailed?
A car is often the second biggest investment you will make, regardless of if you've spent £15,000 or in excess of £150,000. With the resale value of any vehicle based not only on its age or how many dealer stamps are in the log book, but also on the condition and aesthetics of the car, does a drive through car wash, or even a bucket and sponge on a Saturday afternoon do it justice?
We don't publish our address for security reasons but we operate from a purpose built detailing studio based near Harston on the outskirts of Cambridge. We have excellent access to the A10 and M11 and we are within minutes of train stations that link Cambridge with Kings Cross and Liverpool St.
For the best results we ask the car is driven or transported to us. We can still offer a mobile service for maintenance washes in the Cambridge area.
Please get in touch to discuss your requirements, or ask us a question.
☏ 07710 494878