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    Mobile detail business?

    Hi!

    New to the forum and must say there's a lot of good info here.

    I recently starten a business selling care care products online and now want to expand the business with some detaling service.

    My thoughts are to do it mobile beacuse its hard to find any good placering to rent and i only want to do it part time. However i live in Europe and in my country i havet seem man of theese and therefore i would like to get som help to how to start this type of company.

    How do you do basicly do it, do you have a van with all the stuff needed i.e high pressure water and such or do you only visit People who have this tjemselves?

    How you do if rain, cold or hot weather?

    As you can see man noobie questions but hope that someone can help out a bit

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    Re: Mobile detail business?

    I have a trailer that I pull with a Jeep Wrangler with all my detail tools and products. I go to people's homes and businesses. A pop up tent for shade is necessary. I have a 270 gallon water tank that I can take if there is no hose on site. I have a Honda generator for electricity. Gas and electric pressure washers.


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    Re: Mobile detail business?

    Thank you for answer!

    Another question, i know Renny Doyles book got good review here but have anyone read:
    How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Car Detailing Business
    How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Car Detailing Business
    By Eileen Sandlin

    Or:

    e Fast Way to Start a Car Detailing Business: Learn the Most Effective Way Too Easily and Quickly Start a Car Detailing Business in the Next 7 Days!
    By Bernard a. Savage

    Found theese online in a bookshop. The first quite expensive thogh (about 50$).

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    Re: Mobile detail business?

    The trailer is a good option if you have a vehicle that can haul the load. If you don't I would recommend any type of service van that is big enough for the detailing equipment.
    IMO, the must haves for mobile detailing are:

    1. Pressure Washer - gas preffered, mounted, at least 2000 PSI
    2. Water Tank - 150 gallons +, depending on how many cars you detail
    3. Generator - 3000 watt, quiet
    4. Shop vac - preferably one that converts to blower also. You don't need it to be huge but power is needed.
    5. Extension cord - 100 ft.
    6. All your chemicals, products, towels, brushes, bottles, etc need to be enclosed in storage bins.

    I would also not recommend those flat bed trailers because they are exposed.


    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy83 View Post
    Thank you for answer!

    Another question, i know Renny Doyles book got good review here but have anyone read:
    How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Car Detailing Business
    How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Car Detailing Business
    By Eileen Sandlin

    Or:

    e Fast Way to Start a Car Detailing Business: Learn the Most Effective Way Too Easily and Quickly Start a Car Detailing Business in the Next 7 Days!
    By Bernard a. Savage

    Found theese online in a bookshop. The first quite expensive thogh (about 50$).

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    Re: Mobile detail business?

    Here's one of my detail vans with just the major equipment.

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    Re: Mobile detail business?

    Thank you for your input, looks like you have a nice setup there! will check for the things you mention and try to find good deals.

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    Re: Mobile detail business?

    The idea is not bad, but there are some difficulties in implementing it. I would recommend that you start by creating a website where customers can contact you online and get more information. It is much easier to conduct business relations with clients through the site

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    Re: Mobile detail business?

    Timely. ��

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    Re: Mobile detail business?

    Quote Originally Posted by SmithAlie View Post

    The idea is not bad, but there are some difficulties in implementing it. I would recommend that you start by creating a website where customers can contact you online and get more information.

    It is much easier to conduct business relations with clients through the site

    Hi SmithAlie,

    Welcome to AutogeekOnline

    There's never anything wrong with replying to an older thread, I do it all the time. My first how-to articles on this forum date back to 2009 and I continue to use them today because I write them i a way that they endure the test of time.

    That said, this thread is from 2017 and the person that started it hasn't been back since 2017 - and only has 6 posts. Who knows where they are at and what they are doing today.

    You're advice is good and if this person ever comes back, it would be great to see how they are doing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sudsmobile View Post

    Timely. ��

    What's your point?

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