As we come into the last few months of 2020 — the year that many of us wish didn’t happen — I believe it is important for all of us to take a serious look at the possibility of a worsening of the pandemic situation.
Since April, I have been focusing this column on providing information about the pandemic and recommendations on safety procedures.
Looking back on the last few issues of Auto Laundry News, I have desperately tried to keep up with the Coronavirus Pandemic situation and how it affects our industry.
In this month’s column, I would like to start with clarification of terms that are used to describe the current virus and the illness it causes. I would also like to address how detailers can help eliminate the virus from...
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...
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