FIRST CHOICE DETAILING
Founded in 2007, my passion for car detailing quickly gained an excellent reputation for great customer service, an uncompromising reputation for car care and providing a service that is friendly, professional, helpful and of the highest quality of work.
FCD offer fully insured mobile and unit based professional detailing and are the South Coast’s No.1 detailer.
Offering detailing and paint protection, trained, approved and certified in Swissvax, Gtechniq and XPEL Paint Protection Film who all produce some the finest detailing products in the industry today.
We have a bespoke studio in Bournemouth, and cover detailing throughout the rest of Dorset, Hampshire, the New Forest, South Coast, South West, Winchester, London and beyond.
WHAT IS DETAILING?
Detailing is the performance of an extremely thorough cleaning, polishing and waxing of a car, both inside and out, to produce a show-quality level of detail. Besides improving appearance, detailing helps to preserve resale value of a car.
Our goal is simple, we want to be known for being the best at giving your car the next level - the wow factor! Big headed as this may be, if we don’t take this attitude and apply it to every job we do no matter how big or small.
We offer a fully insured Detailing Studio based in Bournemouth. From these premises we are able to offer our full range of services including maintenance washes, detailing and paint protection film installation.
Our secure, clean studio is set in Dorset. Working with a local transportation company we can bring your car directly to our door, safely and securely. We also offer a fully insured mobile service for maintenace washes to the surrounding areas of Poole, Bournemouth, Hampshire, London and further afield.
MEET THE TEAM
DIRECTOR AND MASTER DETAILER
Jake is renowned for two things, his height and his prevalent eye for detail. This keen eye has helped set FCD apart from the rest and has become part of the FCD ethos “Perfection is just the first stage”. Jake is professionally trained in Swissvax, Gtechniq and Xpel.
SENIOR PPF INSTALLER
With years working in the wrapping and tinting industry, paint protection film (PPF) is second nature to Shane.
Expertly and precisely laying the film onto cars providing them with the ultimate protection. Shane is a huge fan of Audi, boats and watches! Expensive tastes!
Damian has known Jake for nearly 10 years, since the early days. He has helped Jake on a few larger projects but his most notable skill is with a camera. All images and videos are thanks to Damian's handy work. Make sure check out his work here.
Marc has recently joined the team as our newest full time detailer. He has over 10 years experience in the craft of detailing and has joined our team to progress with his detailing skills.
JUNIOR DETAILER & SOCIAL MEDIA
With a love and encyclopedic knowledge of cars it wouldn't take long before Matt found his way to FCD. Still learning the ropes, he is progressing at a good rate and will be a master detailer in no time... providing more water goes on the car than him. You will also often see him posting on our Social Media channels.
Simon Watts, G Wagon
Neil Mayes, BMW 320D
“Jake has been looking after my cars for a long time now and he’s always tried to persuade me to have my cars detailed but he had this Porsche show to do and asked if he can have my car for his stand for a detail, I said yes of course! I could not believe the difference, so since then I have had my m3 and my Mercedes G wagon detailed.”
“I have to say the work that Jake produced on my car was awesome. I did not know the paint could look so crisp, it was like a mirror!! The attention to detail was brilliant! I will definitely be using him in the future!”
“We have now been using First Choice Detailing for a few years. There is no one in Dorset more meticulous, professional and attentive to detail than them. We use their services every time we get a prestige car on our forecourt and therefore need a more bespoke and minutious preparation to fulfil our clientele’s high expectations.” The Hypermotive Team.
Jake and the team were fantastic from start to finish! I didn't realise it was possible to make a new car shine even more than it already does, but they've managed it x 10! Comms were good all the way through the process (even sending me pics and vids) and the car simply looks amazing, I'll definitely be returning
Eddie Cain, Alfa Giulia
Nicki Cranny, BMW 335D
It's been over 5 months and 3500 miles since FCD took my new Alfa Giulia QF in for paint correction, PPF and ceramic treatment. In a nutshell the product is most likely the best investment I've made to date. The car still looks better than showroom condition and is a breeze to clean, even after a long run. The PPF has kept my car stone chip free and Jake's expertise have ensured the paint underneath shows itself at its best no matter how clean I keep it. Since I collected the car I have only used the products recommended and supplied by FCD and the results speak for themselves. First class service from first class people!
Can't thank Jake enough for all his hard work and for talking me through all my options and explaining the whole process to me. Fantastic work I'm so pleased with my van it looks so much better than it did when it was new. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend and I will be back for more work in the future.
Just had our brand new BMW 335d protected with GTechnique crystal serum. Looks better now than when it came off the lorry new!
Thanks Jake! Can’t stop looking at it
The guys at FCD were fantastic and I would really have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone. Really easy to deal with and I'm delighted with the finished article!
David Smith, M3
Andrew House, GT3
“I have been trying to sell My black M3 for a while now and haven’t been able
to sell it due severe swirl marks so I was given jakes number and he produced a miracle! The car is now sold thanks to Jake!”
“Hi Jake, just a big thankyou to say you have done amazing job to my 2 cars! Thanks again.”
Awesome job on my baby guys! I knew she was going to be good when I collected her, but I was stunned into silence when I saw her. I'm never lost for words, but you managed it. My 18 year old 'daily driver' is better than the day she left Weissach!
TRAINED IN ONLY THE BEST
In 2004, scientists at Gtechniq created a superior line of products aimed at perfecting all car surfaces. Over the last 10 years, these products have been continually improved to provide a range that outshines and outlasts the competition.
GTECHNIQ Authorised Detailer
First Choice Detailing is a fully authorised GTECHNIQ Detailer. This means we have been trained to the highest standards by GTECHNIQ themselves and our very proud to work with the very finest GTECHNIQ detailing products.
The high-grade, complex formulations do not lend themselves to large-scale industrial production. Compromise is just not compatible with our passionate commitment to producing the very best waxes and care products. We invite you to experience the waxes that make Swissvax world famous.
SwissVax Authorised Detailer
First Choice Detailing is a fully authorised Swissvax Detailer. This means we have been trained to the highest standards by Swissvax themselves and our very proud to work with the very finest Swissvax detailing products.
Few brands are 100% committed to protecting your automobile like we are. We focus all of our resources, time, human capital, and research in developing some of the most innovative automobile protection products in the market.
XPEL Authorised Installer
First Choice Detailing is a fully authorised XPEL Installer. This means we have been trained to the highest standards by XPEL UK themselves and are authorised to print via a DAP and install PPF