As we begin to assess our approach to automotive detailing in the midst of a pandemic, it is critical that detailing technicians have an understanding of the issues involved in working on customer vehicles, especially interiors.
In last month’s column, I used the word “hysteria” to describe my personal view of the state of our nation with regard to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
We can capitalize on the hysteria that has gripped our nation. The funny thing is that it is well documented that the typical vehicle interior — under normal circumstances — has more germs, microorganisms, viruses, and bacteria...
The 20th annual Mobile Tech Auto Recon Expo (MTE) took place January 31 through February 1 in Orlando, FL. It was held this year at the Rosen Shingle Creek Convention Center.
Making the automotive paint surface look great is one of the most common activities of the professional detailer. It is important, then, that the technician be able to evaluate and diagnose common paint problems and offer...
The SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show was held again this year at the Las Vegas Convention Center from November 5-8. According to the show’s website, this year’s attendance was in excess of 71,000 with 2,400...
Most of us who are currently involved in the automotive reconditioning industry had to, at one point or another, make a decision as to whether or not we would have a mobile or fixed operation.
There are steps that can be taken to establish and maintain a successful detail business. Creating and maintaining success is not necessarily easy, but there are some definite steps that you can take to increase your chances.
Fresh back from the inaugural Mobile Tech Expo (MTE) Las Vegas, I am encouraged to write a positive review of the first-ever such event on the West Coast.
In this month’s column, I’d like to circle back to a topic that I’ve covered a couple of times many years ago — with some updates. The first part is about “safety,” which refers to things like shop policies,
When I decided to turn my detailing avocation into a full-time business back in 1994, I really had no idea where this new career would take me. I only knew that I enjoyed cleaning cars and I really enjoyed making the vehicle...
A professional detailing operation will have a few dozen different consumable chemicals as well as a handful of important pieces of equipment used in providing high-quality detailing.
uto detailing has always occupied a small space in the commercial car wash industry and it hasn’t gotten any larger over time.
Most professional detailers would agree that there is a set of staple equipment and tools that are used to provide quality detailing results.
This month’s column is intended for the car wash owner who is considering offering or currently offers detailing services.
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