5 Best Online Auto Detailing Training Courses for Beginners

No matter if you are an auto detailer or hobbyist, knowing how to properly detail a vehicle is something you really do need to educate yourself on to see better results.

While there are so many different auto detailing techniques out there, one of the best ways to go about knowing what to do in a certain situation is to have the knowledge.

While in-person training is valuable for many techniques, auto detailing online training is more accessible than ever. Whether if you’re looking for online training to learn new techniques, or sales and marketing tips as a business owner, you do have options.

In this post, I’ll break down 5 online training courses perfect for any beginner or professional to check out.

1. Detail King

detail king detailing training

If you have been in auto detailing for any amount of time, you’re likely to come across Detail King as a resource in this community. They offer an in-person Auto Detailing School which may be a good option down the road, but they also have video content as well.

Throughout the year, they host a series of technician seminars, which is basically two days of hands-on auto detailing school. This in-person course focuses both on business tips and technique building, and they also offer 3-day classes in auto detailing reconditioning services.

If you’re interested in self-guided auto detailing, they also have training videos available to purchase on their website here.

2. Rightlook

rightlook online detailing training

Rightlook offers several online training courses spanning a variety of topics. In addition to a course that focuses on teaching technique, they also offer a couple of different online courses on pricing your services as well as business and marketing you can explore here.

Rightlook also offers live instruction online which is pretty unique compared to some of the other options I have seen. These courses can be quite expensive, but they do offer a certificate program with many of these.

Some of the business-oriented courses are much more affordable, and a great option if you are looking for video content to help grow your business.

3. AutoGeek

autogeek detailing training

AutoGeek is another outlet that mainly offers in-person courses, but they also offer several online tutorials and guides for performing critical auto detailing techniques that may be helpful for beginners to browse through. They also have an extensive community as well.

They offer a few free online videos spanning a wide variety of topics, including:

  • Winterizing your car’s exterior
  • How to use a rinseless wash
  • How to wax your car
  • How to use auto detailing clay
  • and much more!


AMMO NYC auto detailing training

Larry and his team over at AMMO NYC are some of the best in the business for teaching beginner to advanced auto detailing concepts.

For anyone who has intermediate to advanced detailing skills, both his YouTube channel and website training section offer several free training guides, PDFs, and videos for people looking to expand their skillset.

His content is unmatched in my opinion for not being boring, but very educational, fun, and well-produced.

5. Udemy

udemy auto detailing training

Udemy is one of the most affordable training options you have as an amateur detailer. While you have to be careful whenever adopting techniques from anyone that creates a course here, this is a good option if you are looking for basic business tips to help you become a better detailer.

Most of these detailing courses start under $20, and can be a good starting point for hobbyists. In terms of certificates, you won’t find them here, but you will be able to access some pretty affordable and in-depth resources for the price.


As with most of these training courses and videos, you can expect to pay anywhere from $20 to $2,000 depending on the quality of content offered. It’s always good practice to start with a solid foundation of beginner techniques before jumping into advanced detailing techniques that utilize polishers and a variety of tools.

For free auto detailing webinars, eBooks, and other resources, I invite you to check out the Carwash Country Resources Center as well as the Carwash Country blog, where you can find both business tips and detailing tips.

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