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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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The recognized expert

Jonathan Taylor
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

Bud Abraham
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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