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Detailing

The power of steam cleaning

Bud Abraham
Without question, vapor steamers are fast becoming a staple in the cleaning tool arsenal of many detail operations. The benefits of steam are many. For instance, steam cleaning is:
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How to sell odor removal services

David J. Mazzarella
Editor’s note: This article is from the February 2009 issue of Professional Carwashing & Detailing. If you would like to submit a topic idea or article for the weekly Technical
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Hire your best detailing staff

Bud Abraham
At Car Care World Expo™ 2010, I was talking with an operator who was complaining about the inadequacies of the employees in his detail operation. “They’re all a bunch
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Advancements in windshield repair technology

Rory Most
In the windshield repair industry there are many new techniques and developments that have allowed quality solutions to be passed to the consumer, adding more value to car care
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One operator's secret to success

Kate Carr
Ask Shane Constable how he got started in the detail industry, and his answer is simple. “I kept getting fired,” he explained in a conversation with Professional Carwashing & Detailing.
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Marketing ideas for detailers

Unfortunately, the mentality of “If I build it, they will come” doesn’t apply to detailing shops. Sure, you may see a slow trickle of cars entering your lot but probably
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The science of wheel cleaning

Bud Abraham
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

Deb Ham
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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