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So when the warmer weather comes I want to open my own car detail business. Does anyone have any tips on how to start it or just any tips on general

Thanks in advance
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Don't give up, things are hard at first but stick through it and you will become successful.

I actually own a Private shop, its rather small however after a year or two of struggling to earn business and MANY more years of piling up debt, I'm proud to say we are packed nearly every single day of the year. Mostly Tuning cars! I was a master tech at Dodge followed by Mercedes however I've moved on to bigger and better things.....so will you! Hang in there!

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I've had a few friends open up a detailing business. Seems like the trick is to do a few customers local to you and get some loyaltly and share on any social media that you've got. Word of mouth will catapult you to success. Don't worry about hitting targets either. End results speak louder than the amount of jobs you do in a day when you're first starting. Go that extra mile and I'm sure you'll succeed.
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Cvmmins wrote Don't give up, things are hard at first but stick through it and you will become successful.

I actually own a Private shop, its rather small however after a year or two of struggling to earn business and MANY more years of piling up debt, I'm proud to say we are packed nearly every single day of the year. Mostly Tuning cars! I was a master tech at Dodge followed by Mercedes however I've moved on to bigger and better things.....so will you! Hang in there!

Cheers

I'll definitely not give up it's something I've really wanted to do I wanna buy a nice shop for the business. How do you do the pricing
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Adam wrote I've had a few friends open up a detailing business. Seems like the trick is to do a few customers local to you and get some loyaltly and share on any social media that you've got. Word of mouth will catapult you to success. Don't worry about hitting targets either. End results speak louder than the amount of jobs you do in a day when you're first starting. Go that extra mile and I'm sure you'll succeed.
thanks man. I'm exited I've been detailing friends cars for awhile and I do good so be cool to make money out of it
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Adam wrote I've had a few friends open up a detailing business. Seems like the trick is to do a few customers local to you and get some loyaltly and share on any social media that you've got. Word of mouth will catapult you to success. Don't worry about hitting targets either. End results speak louder than the amount of jobs you do in a day when you're first starting. Go that extra mile and I'm sure you'll succeed.
thanks man. I'm exited I've been detailing friends cars for awhile and I do good so be cool to make money out of it


Best of luck! I'm quiet a fan of detailing my own car and I know how time consuming it is. There's definitely a market for it. As I said, try and go that extra mile whether that be treating that dead ass plastic trim for free or taking the wheels off and scrubbing the inside of that alloy manually. The extra steps will be the ground work for your success. I'm sure people will appreciate cool vacuum lines on carpet and free mints too
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Adam wrote
Duos wrote
Adam wrote I've had a few friends open up a detailing business. Seems like the trick is to do a few customers local to you and get some loyaltly and share on any social media that you've got. Word of mouth will catapult you to success. Don't worry about hitting targets either. End results speak louder than the amount of jobs you do in a day when you're first starting. Go that extra mile and I'm sure you'll succeed.
thanks man. I'm exited I've been detailing friends cars for awhile and I do good so be cool to make money out of it


Best of luck! I'm quiet a fan of detailing my own car and I know how time consuming it is. There's definitely a market for it. As I said, try and go that extra mile whether that be treating that dead ass plastic trim for free or taking the wheels off and scrubbing the inside of that alloy manually. The extra steps will be the ground work for your success. I'm sure people will appreciate cool vacuum lines on carpet and free mints too
I love detailing it's so satisfying seeing the end results and yea I thought about buying a bunch of air fresheners and for every car I do they can pick one out
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Duos wrote
Adam wrote
Duos wrote
Adam wrote I've had a few friends open up a detailing business. Seems like the trick is to do a few customers local to you and get some loyaltly and share on any social media that you've got. Word of mouth will catapult you to success. Don't worry about hitting targets either. End results speak louder than the amount of jobs you do in a day when you're first starting. Go that extra mile and I'm sure you'll succeed.
thanks man. I'm exited I've been detailing friends cars for awhile and I do good so be cool to make money out of it


Best of luck! I'm quiet a fan of detailing my own car and I know how time consuming it is. There's definitely a market for it. As I said, try and go that extra mile whether that be treating that dead ass plastic trim for free or taking the wheels off and scrubbing the inside of that alloy manually. The extra steps will be the ground work for your success. I'm sure people will appreciate cool vacuum lines on carpet and free mints too
I love detailing it's so satisfying seeing the end results and yea I thought about buying a bunch of air fresheners and for every car I do they can pick one out


An air freshner with your business name or your social media tag wouldn't be a bad idea.
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Adam wrote
Duos wrote
Adam wrote
Duos wrote
Adam wrote I've had a few friends open up a detailing business. Seems like the trick is to do a few customers local to you and get some loyaltly and share on any social media that you've got. Word of mouth will catapult you to success. Don't worry about hitting targets either. End results speak louder than the amount of jobs you do in a day when you're first starting. Go that extra mile and I'm sure you'll succeed.
thanks man. I'm exited I've been detailing friends cars for awhile and I do good so be cool to make money out of it


Best of luck! I'm quiet a fan of detailing my own car and I know how time consuming it is. There's definitely a market for it. As I said, try and go that extra mile whether that be treating that dead ass plastic trim for free or taking the wheels off and scrubbing the inside of that alloy manually. The extra steps will be the ground work for your success. I'm sure people will appreciate cool vacuum lines on carpet and free mints too
I love detailing it's so satisfying seeing the end results and yea I thought about buying a bunch of air fresheners and for every car I do they can pick one out


An air freshner with your business name or your social media tag wouldn't be a bad idea.
i just gotta figure out how to do pricing so far I got all the equipment I need so far I gotta find a garage somewhere
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Don't wait until summer. All the reasonably priced places around me close for winter but that's when I really need my truck detailed lol. In the summer I get it detailed every 4-5 weeks but in the winter it's almost every other week (when I drive it).
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