How long do I have to store my vehicle for? 

DuVault offers different time lengths of storage to fit your needs on a month to month or on a long term basis.

What do you store in your facility?

DuVaults main focus for storage is geared towards automobiles and accessories such as Jeep tops and wheels/tires.

How much do you charge for storage? 

DuVault offers numerous packages for your storage needs; you can access those in the “Pricing & Services” tab at the top of the webpage.

How much do you charge for a vehicle detail? 

DuVault offers great packages for your detailing needs and those can be found in the “Pricing & Services” tab at the top of the webpage.

What exactly is a vehicle detail and why is it important?

Vehicle detailing is when all parts of your vehicle are meticulously cleaned, polished and protected from top to bottom, inside and out, using specific tools and products that would not normally be used by the owner or car wash facility.  It does not however, include paintwork or body repairs although sometimes light cosmetic restorative work can be undertaken.  For example, stone chip touch ups and clear coat wet sanding is offered but not included in a detail.

At DuVault, we hand wash and dry the outside of your vehicle and chamois hand dry it to perfection.  Then a clay is applied to the vehicle to remove any and all environmental fallout.   This helps deep clean the pores of the paint and enable wax or sealants to adhere better and last longer.  Lastly, a wax or sealant is applied to protect the body of your vehicle.  This is done so that your vehicle has a sacrificial layer of paint.  Airborne contaminants must eat through the wax before getting to the clear coat

There are many reasons you should have your vehicle detailed, but not all of them are purely cosmetic.  Proper detailing improves and maintains the health of your car in much the same way as changing the oil and spark plugs.  While detailing takes time and effort, the benefits of reliability, safety and beauty are all worthwhile.

Proper cleaning, polishing and waxing greatly extend the life of a car’s paint.  Your paint protects the metal underneath.  If allowed to degrade, rust and corrosion can wreak havoc on your car with potentially devastating results.

Not only will detailing have cosmetic value but it is also a safety factor.  Part of proper detailing is making sure your headlights and taillights are cleaned and free of debris.  Even mild deposits of dirt and grime on your lights can cause large reductions of available light, which can be potentially dangerous and night or in harsh weather.

At an absolute minimum, it is recommended that you have your vehicle professionally detailed at least once every six months. Professional detailing will protect the entire interior and exterior surfaces, enhance and protect its value and make it a joy to drive.

Is an automatic car wash or touch-less wash safe for my vehicle?

If you are a car enthusiast, you know the quality of a cars paint job is the difference between a car looking brand new or it being mistaken prematurely for a clunker.  It’s kind of ironic how drivers who pamper their cars are careful to park far, far away from anyone else at the grocery store but overlook some of the most blatant threats to their cars finish.

Quite frankly, the answer to this question is  NO!  While you may think you’re in the clear if you don’t notice a scratch on your car after using one of these very convenient car washes, chances are you just added a fresh coat of swirl marks on your paint.  When you use an automatic “touch” car wash, the brushes used to scrub your car are seldom cleaned, if ever.  If the vehicle that went in before you just got done driving across a sandy beach, you can bet there’s some grit left over in the brushes that will scratch your paint.

The only type of touch car wash you’d ever want to consider using is one that uses synthetic brushes that by nature are resistant to holding dirt and particles. Even with this type of wash, if the workers at the end dry your car by hand then the point is moot. You didn’t think that over priced $12 wash included a clean towel for you did you? Having your car dried with a dirty towel is as bad as using a non-synthetic touch car wash.

When in doubt, avoid the touch car washes. After all, touch-less washes are the future and there’s no way your car can get scratched if nothing touches it right?

Wrong!

Contrary to popular belief, using a self serve or touch-less wash (basically the same thing, just ones automated) can still scratch your car. If your car is exceptionally dirty, the high pressure water can actually skid ice and other debris across your paint causing dreaded swirl marks. Even if your car goes in relatively clean it isn’t safe. Many of these car washes actually use recycled water which doesn’t effectively remove all contaminants.  What does this mean? To save a few bucks on the overpriced wash you bought, the car wash is sandblasting your car when you wash it. Touch-less car washes also use higher concentrations of soap which can strip your cars wax off more quickly.

Adding insult to injury, touch-less washes don’t even remove all the dirt off your car. The best these types of washes can do is remove big clumps of dirt (to be broken down and recycled against your car as projectiles later) and leave a hazy film on the paint.

If you must use a touch-less/self-serve car wash, keep in mind that engine cleaner and regular wash water all go through the same wand. Make sure to always start the wash on high-pressure rinse and spray it against the wall for at least 20 seconds before aiming it at your vehicle. This will clear out the hose of any harsh chemicals left in the lines.