Car Washing: Hand Washing Versus Automatic

The option to use the traditional method of a hand wash service or the latest automatic machine is based on the personal preference of the car owner. While the hand wash has the potential to give the most gleaming look, the alternative method is certain to be a lot quicker. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of the different car washing options:

Hand wash

Giving the car a regular hand wash is the most traditional method. Even though it is slower than the automatic alternative, it does have its many plus points, as well as a few downsides.

Pros

High-quality and customized – a hand wash has the potential to give the best all-round cleaning performance. A regular hand wash can easily be customized to include other cleaning strategies. With actual hands on contact with the car, it is possible to use extra cleaning techniques like waxing … Read More

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How to Improve the Quality of a Mobile Car Washing Service?

Mobile car wash machines are high utility equipment in the cleaning industry. These machines provide great value to both customers and owners of car detailing businesses. For customers, it saves them the trouble of taking the vehicle to the service station of a car detailing business. For businesses, these mobile car detailing machines allow them to offer a more convenient service to the customers and get more financial benefit from the service.

Need for a good quality machine

The first thing a customer thinks about a mobile car cleaner is perhaps the quality of the service. Do people get the same quality of cleaning at their door front that they get at a service station? The answer is yes, provided two conditions are satisfied.

The first is the dedication and integrity of the cleaning professionals involved. The cleaning process, performed at a service station, usually involves strict supervision of experienced … Read More

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Auto Detailing and Car Washing – How Electric and Hybrid Markets Might Hurt Industry

For those that have jobs in mobile auto cleaning services, they get to work outside all day while they are detailing or washing cars in parking lots. Indeed, they also know that it is very fun to clean some of the new hybrid vehicles. Many of these vehicles have three wheels, and are really neat looking aerospace designs. Most of them run as hybrids, meaning they run both electric, and or with an actual reciprocating engine using gasoline or diesel – some are fully electric.

The interesting thing is electric vehicles don’t get that dirty. This is because they don’t collect film from the exhaust or petroleum distillates which have positive ions collecting all the dirt and grime which sticks to the outsides of the vehicle. Without that sticky exhaust on the car, it doesn’t collect dust much either. Therefore the cars don’t get is dirty, therefore they are easy … Read More

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Auto Detailing and Mobile Car Washing – Doing Business With Ugly Duckling and Rent-A-Wreck

If you own a mobile car wash company or auto detailing firm sometimes the best clientele are companies, which are normally not sought by your competitors due to the stigma of their brand name. But I would advice such mobile cleaning service companies to re-consider such quick judgments and let me tell you why.

With Ugly Duckling and Rent-A-Wreck there is much work in washing and detailing for their car sales lots. As these companies expand we see much potential in the washing for them. For instance Ugly Duckling had our company in San Antonio TX wash all of their cars. They have several more dealerships in Austin TX to sell their used cars as well. Each lot has about 100 cars and takes about an hour to complete. Our team does had done an excellent job keeping them happy. Rent-A-Wreck also has Rent-A-Cars in Florida, California, Arizona and all … Read More

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How Should a Mobile Car Wash Price Car Lot Washing Contracts – Price Per Car Strategies

Okay so, you run a mobile car washing business and you want to increase your revenue generation by adding some car dealership lot washing contracts. That makes sense because the car dealerships have lots of cars, and they must be cleaned to sell; no one wants to buy a dirty car right? Sure, so your next question is what price point can you charge and still make money. Not long ago, I was asked about this by an already successful car washing entrepreneur;

“I noticed on one of your posts [articles] you suggested $.85 for twice a week. Wow, can it be done for that without have the contract for detailing as well?”

He was referring of course to the synergy gained by detailing for auto dealerships and also maintaining the washing contracts as a bundled service, which is the favored strategy for mobile auto detailers and mobile car washing … Read More

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Generators for Mobile Auto Detailing and Car Washing Considered

Every small business needs equipment of some type to operate and a mobile auto detailing and/or car washing business is no different. In fact, since you are going to the customer’s car, you have to bring all your supplies with you, actually everything, including your own source of power and water. Not long ago a mobile detailer, well actually a future mobile detailer asked me:

“Do you use generators for the electrical tools?”

Indeed, we do use generators, generally Honda, due to their quiet, low-maintenance and reliability attributes. You need a minimum of 2500 watts, I recommend 3000 because a 5-6 hp. shop vac is really killer for vacuuming and sucking up waste water and pumping it into a holding tank or shrubbery, as you cannot allow it to enter the storm drain or water ways.

Also with 3000 watt you can go to an electric pressure washer, saving you … Read More

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