Business & Marketing

A Simple Guide to Generate and Collect Auto Detailing Leads

2020-01-03T02:30:39+00:00January 3rd, 2020|Business & Marketing, Business Tips, Tips for Detailers|

As an auto detailer you know that leads are undoubtedly the most important part of growing your small business. While a lot of internet marketing gurus will throw out a bunch of different strategies for generating leads, I thought it would be helpful to cover how to practically go about both generating and collecting them in your auto detailing business. Lead generation is obviously important, but it doesn't stop there. While advertising is usually the starting point for funneling traffic to a website (lead [...]

7 Car Wash & Detailing Industry Trends [2020 & Beyond]

2019-12-19T02:44:30+00:00December 19th, 2019|Business & Marketing, Business Tips, Tips for Detailers|

After spending time analyzing the auto detailing industry over the past few years, I wanted to take the time to outline a few things I’ve noticed that may impact the industry in 2020 and the coming decade. So many things have changed if you think back to the pre-internet 1980s and even 1990s when many consumers preferred to wash their own vehicles, but mobile apps and the on-demand economy has changed things. According to Google Trends, the topic of ‘Auto Detailing” is twice as [...]

Invoices and Receipts 101 for Auto Detailers [Guide]

2019-12-12T03:57:15+00:00December 11th, 2019|Business & Marketing, Business Tips|

As an auto detailer, sooner or later you are bound to run into a customer who will request a receipt or ask you to send them an invoice. Especially when dealing with larger accounts, this is a scenario to be prepared for, but they don't have to be difficult to produce. The practice of invoicing and providing receipts can help separate you from other detailers in your area. While it’s a small thing that many auto detailers don’t use, it can help to establish [...]

6 Car Wash & Detailing Interview Tips + What to Wear

2019-12-09T04:57:29+00:00December 4th, 2019|Business & Marketing|

Looking to land a job in the car wash or detailing industry? It really all comes down to customer service and sales skills in this industry but more importantly for presenting yourself well.  Whether you are working as a mobile detailer or a car wash attendant, this industry is truly built on trust, customer service, and sales skills. In this blog post, I'll break down everything you need to know to land a job and detailing or the car wash industry including what to [...]

13 Must-Know Detailing & Car Wash Industry Statistics

2019-09-13T00:48:36+00:00September 13th, 2019|Business & Marketing|

1. The car wash industry is growing at a rate of 3% year over year According to MarketWatch research, automated car washes will likely grow at a rate of 3 percent year after year by 2023, partly due to consumers are becoming more tech savvy and a mature American market. Growth could be limited due to awareness, so having a solid marketing strategy is key in a slow growth industry. (Source: MarketWatch) 2. Large car wash chains represent less than 20% of the market [...]

7 Best Car Wash and Detailing Trade Shows & Conventions [2020]

2019-09-06T04:36:23+00:00September 6th, 2019|Business & Marketing, Business Tips, Tips for Detailers|

If you are in the car wash business in the United States any level –from a convenience store owner, car wash owner, or mobile detailer, I wanted to take the time today to list a few of the best trade shows and conventions to add to your calendar this year. Networking with other detailers and business owners is a great way to check out the latest technology and detailing products, and many don't cost that much. In this post, I'll break down these tradeshows [...]

Unhappy Customers or Negative Reviews in Auto Detailing? What to Do

2019-08-26T03:14:46+00:00August 26th, 2019|Business & Marketing, Business Tips, Tips for Detailers|

If you run a mobile detailing business or even a traditional full-service car wash owner, you're bound to run into an unhappy customer from time to time. Some of these complaints may be warranted – maybe one of your guys was having a bad day. Lot's of things can happen. The best approach is to always reassure the customer and assure them that your top priority is their satisfaction. In this blog, I'll cover a few strategies I have heard in the detailing community [...]

Taxes 101 for Mobile Detailers: Mileage, Deductions, and Entities

2019-08-17T19:34:22+00:00August 17th, 2019|Business & Marketing, Business Tips, Tips for Detailers|

So, you want to be a mobile auto detailer but you’re unsure of how to start your company, how to manage your books or do your taxes? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Today's post is brought to you by Shawn Dalton, a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Ohio. Shawn has over 5 years of experience in tax accounting/preparation and business formation. Below, he shares a few tips for understanding taxes, deductions, and how to set up your business if you [...]

Mastering the Auto Detailing Sales Pitch [Guide]

2019-06-23T01:09:51+00:00June 15th, 2019|Business & Marketing, Business Tips, Tips for Detailers|

The sales pitch. Get a winning template, and you can use it like a secret weapon to win customer after customer. In detailing, there are many opportunities to try our your sales pitch on customers over the phone (when they contact you), as well as a mobile detailer, fleet washer, or even car wash owner. Your pitch will probably be a little more professional when selling to property managers face-to-face, so it's important to have a gameplan going in. In this blog, I'll break [...]

Insurance 101 for Mobile Detailers and Car Wash Owners

2019-08-14T22:14:39+00:00June 8th, 2019|Business & Marketing, Business Tips|

Whether you are a mobile detailer, work alone, or have a physical location with employees, having insurance is super important as a business owner. For today's post, I enlisted the help of Stephanie Dohmlo. Stephanie is a twenty year veteran of the insurance industry, having served as an agent, broker, and worked in compliance. After having her son, she started writing process and procedures for insurance agencies, and I am excited to share this information for everyone looking into insurance for your car wash [...]