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Vista Palms Detailing

DETAILING IS OUR SPECIALTY! If you can get it here we can make it "Car Show" Clean! Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, Motorhomes, Boats, Trailers etc... Bring in your ride and we’ll make your neighbors jealous!


Vista Palms Car Wash & Professional Detail Center is one of the longest running car washes in Southern California. We have been a south bay icon and active member of the Chula Vista community for over 50 years. Having opened our doors in 1958 we have washed and detailed over 5,000,000 vehicles. Over the years we have been recognized as the industry leader by various publications and consumer surveys. Most recently our endeavors and superior service were recognized when Vista Palms Car Wash & Professional Detail Center was voted SAN DIEGOS #1 DETAIL CENTER out of 224 San Diego county car washes and detail centers.

Complete Bumper-to-Bumper Clean

Our broad selection of professional detail services offers a powerful range that is catered to your vehicle's specific condition and individual needs. Extra time and special attention is paid to every area of your vehicle's interior and exterior, providing the most comprehensive detailing available. We put the DETAIL in detailing. Buffing, polishing, waxing, and shampooing…all these things are almost a necessity to keep your car looking great week in, week out. But who has the time to do all of this?

At Vista Palm Car Wash & Professional Detail Center we offer a multitude of services to fit every need and budget and provide the best service possible with professional competition grade detailers on staff.   Over the years Vista Palms Car Wash & Professional Detail Center has helped prepare some of the car show industries most demanding competitors for competition.  Some staff members have personally be trained by industry juggernauts like McGuire's, Turtle Wax, Amoral, Mothers, and Blue Corral.  Our design to exceed expectations continues year after year.  We pride ourselved in superior customer service, evironmentally friendly systems, stat of the art equipment, and our meticulous professional personnel. 

Bring your car, truck, boat, RV, or motor cycle to us we can take care of it for you. Our professional staff has the skills and experience necessary to bring your vehicle to its best possible condition.

Our Professional Detail Center is a full service facility offering the following services…

All services available ala carte or as packages


  • Clay over spray removal (paint)
  • Clay oxidation removal (chrome)
  • Teflon applications

(Ask for specials! Average savings over 50% OFF typical dealer cost.)

  • Water spot removal
  • Scratch removal
  • Swirl mark removal
  • Orbital wax application
  • Hand wax application (liquid, cream, and paste)
  • Exterior polish and buff
  • Glass polish
  • Chrome polish
  • Bumper repair
  • Wheel/Rim Repair
  • Wheel/Rim polish
  • Plastic molding re-hydration (not restoration)
  • Headlight polishing
  • Car Show Service (upon request)



  • Steam Cleaning
  • Headliner cleaning
  • Seat belt shampoo
  • Stain Removal
  • Carpet Protector
  • Carpet Shampooing
  • Leather/Non leather upholstery cleaning
  • Leather/Non leather upholstery conditioning
  • Interior Dressing Applied
  • Ash tray cleaning

More services and packages available upon request




*Detail prices vary depending on vehicle make, model, size** and condition***.  Click here for more info.