Mike's Custom Detailing

★★★★★
Auto detailing covers entire interior and exterior. Free pickup and delivery in our area.
  • 2628 Central Avenue

    Alameda, CA 94501

    Cross street: Central between Broadway/Pearl

    Map & Directions
  • 510-823-0015

About Mike's Custom Detailing

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This is the second time we've used Mike's Custom Detailing and they are 5 stars, first-class in all departments.\r
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They did an amazing job the first time with my Prius, keeping it a second day to get every bit of sap and bug juice off the car since it unfortunately stays outside and is the car we drive 400 miles back/forth to Southern Calif regularly. For the first time now when I wash it or hose it off, it beads up which it never did; even when we first purchased it some 4 1/2 yrs ago.\r
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I asked and they said they put at least two coats of wax and before the finished coating. They're reasonable in price, and I've watched them work and seen the top products they use.\r
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Friendliness, \r
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The only negatory isn't even their fault:\r
Alameda, which at times has been criticized in past years for not being as friendly as they could be to our local businesses we love and like to support(hope the great guy who just opened Yo! Philly! which is the best cheesesteak restaurant I've experienced in Northern California-brand new on Park Street)... won't allow them to put up a sign to identify their business, so make sure you have the cross street of Pearl to where Mike's is located on Central.\r
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They just detailed my wife's BMW(and while it didn't take a second day to do everything 150% and make the car look better than new as with my Prius) their crew didn't take any breaks, working nonstop on it from 8 am to past 6 pm. She said it's never looked so good and place where kids have spilled McDonald's shakes on carpet and the vinyl stuff are completely gone. Another first-class job and we recommend Mike's to our friends.\r
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I'd lost my second set of EXPENSIVE Toyota Prius electronic keys 3 yrs ago, thinking I'd tossed them out. Mike's head detail person actually found those keys when my wife's Beamer was being done last Friday along with cash and coins which was a God send.\r
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They're incredible and it'd be a great holiday gift for any loved one-having their car protected and looking great. And totally reasonable in cost.\r
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We like to hand-wash our own cars, but neither of us could've done the great job this outfit did.\r
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Mike Lano, DDS\r
Newspaper columnist and Radio Host(and no, they don't buy any ads or anything on my show. Just thought they deserved a great review because I watched them work on my car...and at 52 years old, there's no way physically I could do what they did).\r
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Incredible and I've had detail guys work on my car in Beverly Hills, Westwood, etc in So Cal; and in SF and Napa up here where we now live.

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★★★★★

This is the second time we've used Mike's Custom Detailing and they are 5 stars, first-class in all departments.\r
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They did an amazing job the first time with my Prius, keeping it a second day to get every bit of sap and bug juice off the car since it unfortunately stays outside and is the car we drive 400 miles back/forth to Southern Calif regularly. For the first time now when I wash it or hose it off, it beads up which it never did; even when we first purchased it some 4 1/2 yrs ago.\r
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I asked and they said they put at least two coats of wax and before the finished coating. They're reasonable in price, and I've watched them work and seen the top products they use.\r
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Friendliness, \r
\r
The only negatory isn't even their fault:\r
Alameda, which at times has been criticized in past years for not being as friendly as they could be to our local businesses we love and like to support(hope the great guy who just opened Yo! Philly! which is the best cheesesteak restaurant I've experienced in Northern California-brand new on Park Street)... won't allow them to put up a sign to identify their business, so make sure you have the cross street of Pearl to where Mike's is located on Central.\r
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They just detailed my wife's BMW(and while it didn't take a second day to do everything 150% and make the car look better than new as with my Prius) their crew didn't take any breaks, working nonstop on it from 8 am to past 6 pm. She said it's never looked so good and place where kids have spilled McDonald's shakes on carpet and the vinyl stuff are completely gone. Another first-class job and we recommend Mike's to our friends.\r
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I'd lost my second set of EXPENSIVE Toyota Prius electronic keys 3 yrs ago, thinking I'd tossed them out. Mike's head detail person actually found those keys when my wife's Beamer was being done last Friday along with cash and coins which was a God send.\r
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They're incredible and it'd be a great holiday gift for any loved one-having their car protected and looking great. And totally reasonable in cost.\r
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We like to hand-wash our own cars, but neither of us could've done the great job this outfit did.\r
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Mike Lano, DDS\r
Newspaper columnist and Radio Host(and no, they don't buy any ads or anything on my show. Just thought they deserved a great review because I watched them work on my car...and at 52 years old, there's no way physically I could do what they did).\r
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Incredible and I've had detail guys work on my car in Beverly Hills, Westwood, etc in So Cal; and in SF and Napa up here where we now live.

Pros: quality of work product, attn to detail

Cons: Alameda won't let them put a sign out for their biz, as they

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I have an 2000 Focus that has been washed often but has never been detailed. Because I have a long-haired dog who goes everywhere with me, you can probably imagine how bad the interior of the car was. They worked on my car today and it looks new. The exterior paint glows from the waxing and the interior looks as good as new. Though they put in more hours than they expected when they quoted the price, the price did not change. I HIGHLY recommend them and will be a returning customer

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★★★★★

I have an 2000 Focus that has been washed often but has never been detailed. Because I have a long-haired dog who goes everywhere with me, you can probably imagine how bad the interior of the car was. They worked on my car today and it looks new. The exterior paint glows from the waxing and the interior looks as good as new. Though they put in more hours than they expected when they quoted the price, the price did not change. I HIGHLY recommend them and will be a returning customer

Pros: Work is absolutely fantastic

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Excellent job! I am very happy. My car was a terrible mess. Timely and professional. I was so pleased that I added a generous tip.

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★★★★★

Excellent job! I am very happy. My car was a terrible mess. Timely and professional. I was so pleased that I added a generous tip.

Pros: Great service and professional work

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Mike's Custom Detailing cleaned up my car after a windows was shattered. Not only was my car looking great afterwards, they are really great people!

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★★★★★

Mike's Custom Detailing cleaned up my car after a windows was shattered. Not only was my car looking great afterwards, they are really great people!

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By all accounts I am a neglectful car owner. I have a great little convertible that I left to fend off the weather, not to mention concrete dust by itself. The car sat for over a year with no cover. Well it finally came time to take care of it and I thought, no biggie I'll just take it up to the car wash and clean it up, not so much. The layer of concrete dust that settle on it was stuck. I realized that I needed a professional; after doing a little research, I choose Mike's. AMAZING! The 16yr old paint looks new again, the inside is perfect. The found things under the seats that I thought were lost forever. It was one of the most meticulous details I have ever had done. The car looked as good as the day I drove it home from the dealer. Jim was so polite and accomodating. Thanks.

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★★★★★

By all accounts I am a neglectful car owner. I have a great little convertible that I left to fend off the weather, not to mention concrete dust by itself. The car sat for over a year with no cover. Well it finally came time to take care of it and I thought, no biggie I'll just take it up to the car wash and clean it up, not so much. The layer of concrete dust that settle on it was stuck. I realized that I needed a professional; after doing a little research, I choose Mike's. AMAZING! The 16yr old paint looks new again, the inside is perfect. The found things under the seats that I thought were lost forever. It was one of the most meticulous details I have ever had done. The car looked as good as the day I drove it home from the dealer. Jim was so polite and accomodating. Thanks.

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Excellent detailing service describes Mike's custom detail. I have had two cars detailed by them in the last 2 months and have been very satisfied with both jobs. I hadn't seen the real color of my green Subaru for years - almost forgetting what the color could look like. I'm not sure what they did to get the color to come back on the car but it really looks new again. Employees are courteous and the service is personal too. In all, this is the best place I've taken my cars to be detailed (and I've been to several larger places that don't take the same care) and they are a very good value. I would highly recommend their services!

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★★★★★

Excellent detailing service describes Mike's custom detail. I have had two cars detailed by them in the last 2 months and have been very satisfied with both jobs. I hadn't seen the real color of my green Subaru for years - almost forgetting what the color could look like. I'm not sure what they did to get the color to come back on the car but it really looks new again. Employees are courteous and the service is personal too. In all, this is the best place I've taken my cars to be detailed (and I've been to several larger places that don't take the same care) and they are a very good value. I would highly recommend their services!

Pros: pick-up/delivery, attention to detail

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I bought my car new in 2000 and never did a thing for it except change the oil .I relied solely on the rain to wash it and ,I'm embarassed to say ,never cleaned a crumb off the carpet.\r
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Now in the year 2007 its time to sell my reliable,low mileage but funky car without a chance of getting fair market value because of it's apperance.\r
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I took it to Mike's where this car was transformed! It came back glinting in the sunlight with every surface inside and out smooth and rejuvinated.Paint scuffs I thought were permanent were gone and the seats and head liner looked new.Everything was done to perfection just as described in his website.\r
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I guess you can tell I was very pleased with Mike's and jim Nolin,the shop manager.It gets my highest recommendation!!\r
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★★★★★

I bought my car new in 2000 and never did a thing for it except change the oil .I relied solely on the rain to wash it and ,I'm embarassed to say ,never cleaned a crumb off the carpet.\r
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Now in the year 2007 its time to sell my reliable,low mileage but funky car without a chance of getting fair market value because of it's apperance.\r
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I took it to Mike's where this car was transformed! It came back glinting in the sunlight with every surface inside and out smooth and rejuvinated.Paint scuffs I thought were permanent were gone and the seats and head liner looked new.Everything was done to perfection just as described in his website.\r
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I guess you can tell I was very pleased with Mike's and jim Nolin,the shop manager.It gets my highest recommendation!!\r
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Pros: Excellent results

Cons: None come to mind

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I am going to filter out my real feelings and go with the facts on this one. They are very nice and will bring you to wherever and pick you up at the end of the day. They were not able to clean the outside of my car due to a work line breaking!?! The inside of the car did not look ""new"" in my eyes. It is not really that dirty of a car to begin with. There is still dirt in the car that easily could be cleaned with a simple wipe of a rag. How does a detailer miss that? If I could attach a picture I would. I honestly think that I could of done a better job with some armoral and an hour of time. On a side note, they did not even touch the trunk. Not vacuumed or anything. BTW, it is a 2 seater and the cost for this service was $150. Reminder, the outside was not cleaned at all. I have had my car detailed before and the results were much much better and It did look new.

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★★☆☆☆

I am going to filter out my real feelings and go with the facts on this one. They are very nice and will bring you to wherever and pick you up at the end of the day. They were not able to clean the outside of my car due to a work line breaking!?! The inside of the car did not look ""new"" in my eyes. It is not really that dirty of a car to begin with. There is still dirt in the car that easily could be cleaned with a simple wipe of a rag. How does a detailer miss that? If I could attach a picture I would. I honestly think that I could of done a better job with some armoral and an hour of time. On a side note, they did not even touch the trunk. Not vacuumed or anything. BTW, it is a 2 seater and the cost for this service was $150. Reminder, the outside was not cleaned at all. I have had my car detailed before and the results were much much better and It did look new.

Pros: Pick up and drop off. Nice guy.

Cons: Bad service.

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We hired Mike's to detail our car after it had been stolen and trashed. The thieves had left the car full of dirt, cigarette ashes, papers, and assorted scum. Mike's actually sent someone to our home to pick up the car, and returned it in sparkling condition at the end of the workday. They were incredibly easy to work with, extremely conscientious, and did great work. I highly recommend them.

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★★★★★

We hired Mike's to detail our car after it had been stolen and trashed. The thieves had left the car full of dirt, cigarette ashes, papers, and assorted scum. Mike's actually sent someone to our home to pick up the car, and returned it in sparkling condition at the end of the workday. They were incredibly easy to work with, extremely conscientious, and did great work. I highly recommend them.

Pros: Pick up and delivery, Inexpensive, Fast

Cons: Frankly, none.

Message from Mike's Custom Detailing

Our full-detail includes washing the exterior, applying a clay bar treatment to remove anything which has become embedded in the finish so that the exterior is fully smooth, then applying a heavy coat of wax followed by a light glaze application for maximum protection. Wheels and tires are power washed and treated. All exterior chrome, vinyl and rubber are treated with the appropriate dressings for maximum protection and appearance. Glass is cleaned and treated.



The interior is vacuumed, carpets and mats shampooed, dash, side panels and trays cleaned and treated, upholstery cleaned (leather cleaned and treated), door jambs treated with a protectant and all crevices vacuumed and cleaned. We also are very experienced in overspray and tar removal.

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Auto detailing covers entire interior and exterior of car; mobile unit means that work can be done at customer's location.

Key Points

  • Exterior, Interior and Special Services
  • Mobile Service Available
  • Overspray and Tar Removal
 

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