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.
As professional detailers, we constantly strive to perform our services better and faster for our customers.
The 2019 National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show took place at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco, CA, January 24-27.
The 18th annual Mobile Tech Auto Recon Expo (MTE) took place January 10-12 in Orlando, FL. It was held this year at the Orange County Convention Center.
The greatest reward for the automotive detailing professional is the enthusiastic approval of the customer upon completion of the detail job.
A customer calls your shop wanting a detail and you tell him about your free pick-up and delivery service. He says, “That sounds great, but are you insured?”
In this month’s column, I would like to address an issue that is always lurking in the shadows, and for some reason has come to the forefront recently as a topic of complaints and discussion. That is the topic of no-shows and...
The title of this month’s column is a bit misleading. At first read, most will think I’m going to talk about “standards of excellence” or something lofty like that.
A complaint that I consistently hear in the automotive detailing industry is that the operation is not making enough money or that the detail jobs are taking longer than they should relative to the amount of money being...
In providing training for automotive detailing operations over the years, I have found that a common and recurring theme has been the importance of taking a process approach to detailing.
I have been fortunate to have had dozens of opportunities to provide training at dealership detail centers over the years. An interesting situation arises when I am asked to orchestrate their effort to create a detailing process...
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