Not long ago, someone from the Houston Texas area asked me about starting an auto-detailing company there. They didn’t necessarily wish to have a location and a building to work out of, rather they wanted to own an auto detailing company that was mobile and came to the customer directly. Does this make sense for the Houston Area? Sure it does, in fact, our company has had great success in that market, and there is a lot of competition, but there is also a ton of business for all.
Often new entrants into the automotive detailing sector will be a little fearful at first and want to over come this fear and put it behind them. Yet as with anything a little fear might be the best friend you ever had. You see it is not easy to start a small business in the United States with all the tricks and traps and starting a Mobile Auto Detailing Business, mobile car wash or professional auto detail shop is no exception.
Most independent auto detailing professionals agree that areas with hard water will also cause a film on cars that are washed when no softener is used. They also agreed at the annual conference that the decision to purchase a softener should be based on a real water test. You might wish to contact a water treatment dealer such as: Rain Soft, Culligan, Apollo, Calgon, Rayne water Systems or the Water Man in your area. They can help you by having the local water tested or ask city water authority for information on their supply. Once your decision is made to purchase a softener, selecting the proper equipment is easy. Softener sizes should be based upon two factors: Flow Rate (GPM) and Grains Per Gallon (GPG).
You know where the tank drains from and where the inlet hose is. If you are low on water and would like to finish the row you are on in a fleet job or wash two more cars before going home you should park on a slope which makes the greatest amount of water drain towards the inlet hose. Most parking lots are not flat except in Florida. They usually drain to a central point or they are crowned like a highway to make water drain quickly. This fact enables you to easily use the parking lot to your advantage and finish your job. Everyone knows water flows down hill. Thanks to Newton we know why; Gravity.
With the many benefits offered from professional Royal1 Mobile Detailing Orlando services, you can keep your vehicle looking great. These days it isn’t uncommon at all for a vehicle to have 150,000 or more miles on it when it is traded in. Even if you drive an older model vehicle there is no reason why it can’t look great.
Do this for five days and see how many new customers you get. It’s unbelievable. As a matter of fact, it’s so unbelievable that we usually don’t do it anymore because we get too much business. If you wash the radio station’s vans, president’s car and employee’s cars, they will run one-two free spots per day of 30 seconds.
Indeed such a business could work there in the Tri-State Region and it would make sense to add additional cities to the marketing area to insure enough customers to win the market. When deciding on market areas it is important to understand what type of business is available and then determine if you can make a profit doing it. Think on this in 2006.