Ferrari Detailing: The Basics

Ferrari steering wheel

When you have a world-class vehicle, you want to keep it looking like it just rolled off the factory floor. Working with an experienced Ferrari auto detailing team on a regular basis is a great way to do just that. It behooves all Ferrari owners to consider detailing as part of the vehicle’s routine maintenance. It’s not just about looks — it’s about maintaining and protecting your investment.

So, how do you detail a Ferrari? Just bring it into our dealership. The Continental AutoSports Ferrari Service Department can provide the full range of car detailing services, including cosmetic refurbishment, paintless dent removal, leather refurbishment, paint touch-up, and ceramic coating. 

How Do You Detail a Ferrari?

Exotic Car Detailing Checklist

When detailing a Ferrari or another exotic vehicle, even the tiniest elements are taken into account. When you receive Ferrari auto detailing services from our team, your car will be returned to you in immaculate condition — inside and out. Here, you’ll find an overview of the car detailing checklist that we utilize during every appointment:

Exterior Ferrari Detailing Checklist

Painted Surfaces

  • Surface Wash
  • Bug and Tar Removal
  • Clay Bar Treatment and Oxidation Removal
  • Surface Polish
  • Protect, Wax, and Seal


  • Wash Wheels and Tires
  • Application of Protective Coating
  • Clean Wheel Wells
  • Clean Brake Calipers


  • Clean Rubber
  • Dress Tires

Windows and Glass

  • Clean Windshield
  • Clean Sunroof (If Present)
  • Clean Side Mirrors
  • Clean Passenger Windows
  • Clean Headlights and Taillights

Trim & Moulding

  • Clean Front and Rear Bumpers
  • Clean Front Grille
  • Clean Rocker Panels


  • Clean and Polish Exhaust Pipes
  • Clean License Plates
  • Clean Door Jambs
  • Clean Fuel Tank

Interior Ferrari Detailing Checklist

Carpet and Upholstery

  • Remove and Clean Floor Mats
  • Vacuum and Shampoo Carpets and Upholstery
  • Clean Headliner

Dashboards, Trim and Console

  • Clean Dashboard and Console
  • Clean Passenger Trim Pieces
  • Clean Steering Wheel, Knobs, Vents, and Screens

Leather Treatment

  • Vacuum Leather Trim and Upholstery
  • Clean and Condition Leather Trim and Upholstery

Windows and Glass

  • Clean Windshield
  • Clean Sunroof (If Present)
  • Clean Driver and Passenger Windows
  • Clean Rear Window


  • Vacuum and Shampoo Trunk Interior


  • Clean Pedals
  • Clean Door Jambs

In addition, some detailing services may be model-specific. Please reach out to our Service Department for additional details.

Exotic Car Detailing Materials

If you still need more reasons to entrust your exotic car to our team, keep in mind that constructing the perfect car detailing checklist is just the first stage of the process. At any point, use of the wrong cleaners or materials could cause significant damage to your vehicle — and that’s why we always use the OEM-recommended cleaning products as we move through our auto detailing checklist.

If you have any questions about the materials or guidelines that we rely on, don’t hesitate to reach out.

What Should You Look for in a Ferrari Auto Detailing Service? 

You can tell a lot about a company’s commitment to great service by visiting their shop in person. If the shop is clean and well-organized, you can count on them to run through your auto detailing checklist without difficulty. If the employees are happy and engaged, you can count on them to go the extra mile to protect the vehicles that they work on. Naturally, this is exactly what you’ll encounter at Continental AutoSports Ferrari.

If you schedule Ferrari auto detailing with our team, you can be sure that we’ll complete every item on the lists above. If you’re still considering your options, you should be absolutely certain that the following items are listed on the servicer’s car detailing checklist:

  1. Clean exterior trim
  2. Clean and remove debris from grille
  3. Clear out debris from hood crevices
  4. Remove all debris and marks from tire rims
  5. Clear out trunk and remove debris from crevices
  6. Vacuum beneath seats
  7. Vacuum seat crevices
  8. Clean windows without streaks
  9. Clear out door jambs
  10. Clean headliners and visors

Schedule Ferrari Detailing Near Chicago Today!

Based in the Chicago area, Continental AutoSports Ferrari is dedicated not only to selling exotic vehicles, but to maintaining them to keep them at their best. If you’re interested in our Ferrari auto detailing services, contact us or schedule service online today! You won’t find another Ferrari auto detailing service near Milwaukee or Indianapolis that can match the care that we provide.

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