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Detailing

The science of wheel cleaning

In the “good old days” wheels on cars were painted steel and a hubcap was made of chrome. Cleaning was easy and relatively safe. A little soap, some agitation with
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Just how much bacteria is in that car?

If a detailer knew the nature of the bacterium in the motor vehicles they work on they might have second thoughts about being in the business. Or, if they
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Blame it on the acid rain

This article originally appeared in the February 2008 issue of Professional Carwashing & Detailing magazine. It’s a tough world out there for a vehicle’s paint finish. It has to be
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Make better use of your time

Here are three tips to improve efficiencies at your detail shop, courtesy of www.AutomotiveManagementNetwork.com. Make room for solutions Is there a "problem car" taking up room in the shop? Move
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The recognized expert

Anyone can claim to be in expert in their field, but what separates the fly-by night professionals from the ones that have really mastered their field? Most would say
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Know your soil; know your extractor

From the June 2010 issue of Professional Carwashing & Detailing. It should go without saying that in order to properly clean carpets and fabric upholstery a detailer should know the
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Controlling labor costs

Editor’s Note:The following article first appeared in the January 2009 issue of Professional Carwashing & Detailing magazine. Detail operations, like all businesses today, are faced with declining sales
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A very fine towel

Editor’s Note: This article is taken from a previous issue of Professional Carwashing & Detailing®. If you would like to submit an article or topic idea for the Management Tip
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Treat and repair windshields the right way

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the September 2005 issue of Professional Carwashing & Detailing. If you would like to submit a tip or an article idea, please e-mail
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How to handle customer complaints

If you’ve been in business for any length of time, you’ve experienced customer complaints. Many business owners tend to react to customer complaints with a certain amount of anxiety, but
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