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There is just so much to discuss when it come to window tinting. There’s the law side of it and whether or not it’s even legal in your state. Then there’s the darkness levels and really what you need it for. Are you looking to cut heat? Interested in reduced visibility from the outside for safety of the occupants?
When you are in the detailing business, you need to make sure that all your bases are covered. You have issues flying at you from everywhere. Employee issues, insurance, taxes, equipment breakdowns, growing the business, marketing, sales, etc., etc. Pretty much a standard day in any entrepreneur’s life, but the difference with the detailing business is that most of the heavy lifting is done by you, the owner.
If you own a vehicle today, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced the horrors of paint overspray on cars. If not, you might be here because it just happened. Either way, we’ve got you covered with our definitive guide to Paint Overspray Removal.
When I think back about how I started my detailing businesses, I did it the “old fashioned” way. By old fashioned I mean I opened my own fixed location shop with overhead, employee’s etc. They say hindsight is 20/20, but if I had to do it all over again I would skip the fixed the shop location and go straight to offering mobile services along with detailing to all my customers.
Construction companies always have problems with their heavy equipment cleaning needs. So why not help them with it? As part of your regular mobile detailing business you have most of the equipment you would need to be a very effective heavy equipment cleaning vendor for local companies. We can show you how to build a profitable heavy equipment cleaning service to add to your detailing or mobile services business.
Your mobile detailing truck and trailer along with your mobile detailing equipment is referred to as your “Mobile Rig” or simply a “Rig”. The mobile rig is the single most important part of the mobile detailing business. If you don’t have the equipment to get the job done, then you can’t do the work. So naturally mobile detailing equipment is going to be a subject that you focus on frequently if you are offering these services.
Auto Detail Corporate Accounts are probably one of the least understood aspects of the detailing business. You should embrace the idea of offering employers in your area savings on detailing package prices if they offer your services to their employees. This can be a huge money maker for your shop with a continuous flow of detail jobs from local employers.
If you've had a vehicle for any length of time, it's inevitable that you'll eventually experience wear and tear damage to your vehicle upholstery. It could be a rip in your vinyl seat, a cigarette burn, fraying vinyl or leather armrests, the possibilities are endless....
When I think back about how I started my own detailing company I can’t imagine not setting up with mobile detailing services first. If I had to do it over again I would do exactly the same thing. No fixed facility shop, low overhead, no utilities, no property/building insurance, etc. There are just so many positives that I can’t figure out why people get the idea to start a detail shop and don’t consider the mobile detailing services as an option.
If you work outside year round, you’re at the mercy of the weather. An Inflatable Mobile Garage can make a huge improvement in your ability to stay profitable year round versus letting Mother Nature control your business!