Just heard on a US show.
Who details a car at 5 in the morning?
Details? A quick glance at OED brought the answer.
Draft additions September 2008
trans. N. Amer. To clean (a motor vehicle) thoroughly.
1981 Los Angeles Times 21 May ix. 9/2 The proposed auto center..would be used for detailing cars imported through the port before trucking them to dealer showrooms.
1988 Globe & Mail (Toronto) (Nexis) 17 Oct., When we get through detailing your car..it’s cleaner than the day you bought it.
This one passed me by. Is it a common term in the States or something only car buffs would use?