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BEAVERTON, OR — Applied Colors here conducted a clandestine survey of 47 detailing businesses across the United States, according to a press release.
The Feb. 21 release stated that the company emailed the detailers with images of a vehicle and a brief, generic description of the cleaning it needed.
The email also included two questions: How much will it cost to detail my car? How long will it take to do the work?
Surprisingly, half of the detail shops did not respond to the email they were sent, the release noted.
Those that did respond showed a huge range in bids from place to place as well as from detailer to detailer when the location was the same.