Welcome to Doctor Detail
Located in Orange County, California, Doctor Detail was established in 1983 by owner Darren McKendry. Doctor Detail specializes in complete automotive reconditioning, with detailing at all levels, from maintenance to concourse, steam cleaning for under carriage and engines, and complete engine and under carriage restoration. We also perform leather dying, dent removal, paint refinishing, parts replacement or repair, protective and aesthetic pleasing accessories of all types, window tinting, and more! Doctor Detail’s staff is dedicated to cleaning, shining and preserving new, classic and vintage automobiles.
Doctor Detail believes in making their customers’ dreams come true, and have often done so by assisting with preparing customers’ cars for car shows and auctions, to winning many coveted Concourse de Elegance.
Doctor Detail also handles insurance claims for flood loss, over-spray of paint or other foreign matter, minor body repair, glass replacement, burglary/theft damages, vandalism, and final detail & inspection after major collision repair. Doctor Detail has a thirty-seven year referral network of competent and professional artisans that will treat you like their #1 customer.
About the Staff
Darren McKendry has been passionate about cleaning, polishing and preserving automobiles for 37 years. "This has been my one and only source of income since I was 13 years old. I have been told this is rare, but when you love what you do why change? I have shown and won with my own automobiles in many concourse events and have helped hundreds to accomplish the same. Every day holds a new adventure at Doctor Detail and I continue to love it”. Darren has been married since 1994, has three children and resides in Carlsbad California. Hobbies include motorcycling, mountain biking, hiking, keeping fit, and enjoying life with his family.
Gerry Preciado, Manager, at Doctor Detail understands how to take care of customers and has 20 years knowledge at Doctor Detail to prove it. His mechanical and trouble shooting skills combined with his patience to educate his staff on proper techniques and skills makes him a major asset to the everyday success at doctor detail. Gerry has been married since 1989, has two children and resides in Costa Mesa, California.
Doctor Detail has been in the same location since 1983, and has a staff of six employees, all of which have worked at Doctor Detail between ten to twenty years.
Doctor Detail is proud to be one of the longest standing professional detail shops in Southern California, and is now taking care of third generation customers.