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Adding Express Detailing Services to Your Already Successful Car Wash or Automotive Business

Express Detailing is a term, which has been marketed and inevitably defined by fixed site car washes in their attempt to increase average per ticket transactions. By using express detailing as an “add-on” service for between $35.00-$60.00 they are able to up sell a $4.99 exterior wash direct mail coupon that a customer brings in to a $40.00- 70.00 charge. Their theory is sound and tends to work well for them. A car wash in and out wash which takes 10-15 minutes for vacuum, tunnel wash and dry and then another 15-20 minutes for a solvent polymer wax, with dash and tire dressing is consistent with their industry $/hour goals. Now car wash owners have gone one step further with The Blue Coral Wax Treatment.

This is a wax put on while the car is still wet, thus eliminating the drying step. The wax is rubbed on the wet car, dries to a haze and is wiped off which dramatically increases efficiency and adds even greater revenue. Thus by speeding up the process they cater even more to the new consumers attitude. “I want it now”, the quicker the better, give me my detail, I have things to do, I’m outta here. Similar customer attitudes are found in the demands of e-commerce where you buy a product today and it shows up at your doorstep next morning guaranteed by Fed EX or Two day service by RPS, Airbourne, UPS, Emery Express, or Fed EX.

In a world of co-branding, point of destination strategies and co-op marketing, all industries are evolving and diversifying to capture greater profits within a single brick and mortar location or as is appearing more commonly on Internet web sites. In general much of the new thinking has been customer driven due to lifestyle changes, low unemployment, time factors and quality of life issues of the consumer. If you look at amazon.com which now sells tapes, records and toys when previously it was strictly a books sales site. It can quickly add new revenue streams by offering it’s customer base more reasons to buy more things. You to see the revolutionizing effect of this trend? We have on-line search engines being paid million dollars from car companies and furniture companies for their industries exclusive rights to e-commerce directly on those sites. As Starbucks begins to sell housewares on their web site, and Home Depots add McDonalds inside their stores and Bank of Wal-Mart opening it’s own brand of bank within its 5 superstores; you have to think that ‘express detailing’ at car washes is simply a natural progression. Many professional detailers would disagree saying these types of services are different animals. Some complain that fixed site car washes have ruined the true definition of the term detailing. Yet if you look closely this is nothing more than true capitalism in a free market system generating additional revenues with existing resources.

Think about it for a minute. Professional Detailing Centers often do glass repair, window tinting, pin-striping and graphics, gold plating, ozone treatment, dent repair, color sanding, upholstery repair, wood grain paneling, and even after market auto accessories. These are all industries in their own right and these industry leaders with their own definitions and trade publications and accepted operational procedures complain about us offering similar services as professional detailers. They say we are stealing their customers and not providing the same quality workmanship as the craftsmen do in those industries, which may or may not be true. For example a person specializing in upholstery repair for twenty years can obviously do a better quality job than a detailer on fabrics of almost any type. You are affecting his bottom line with an inferior service since you don’t have 20 years experience in upholstery repair understanding the dynamics of thirty different types of fabric, dyes, and manufacturers suggestions for preservation.

Should he be mad at you for offering a greater array of service to you customers? No, the upholstery craftsman will need to have his own set of value added services and products he can offer to his customers such as removing and replacing seats and headliners and using the highest grade fabrics and stainless steel screws. You must have a specialty or an area of expertise, but you must also understand and then cater to the needs and more importantly the wants of your customer. If you don’t know their wants and needs, ask your customers directly in an informal survey or indirectly during conversations.

 

Saying that fixed site car washes have destroyed the meaning of the word detailing may be true to some extent. Yet one must ask, “Did McDonalds destroy the definition of a hearty breakfast when it introduced the ‘Egg McMuffin’ in Santa Barbara, CA?” Comparing ‘express detailing’ with a complete detailing service is merely another apples and oranges issue. We as professional detailers realize that there is no comparison. Why does this make so many of us angry? It is all those years of perfection being thrown out the window? But do not look at it that way, look at it as an incredible opportunity. Channel the frustration and anger into energy and perseverance. The fixed site car washes with their quick wax, ‘express detail’ have popularized the phrase ‘detailing’ to an entirely new group of consumers who normally might not be interested in your services prior to this introduction. It is up to us to expand upon this and take advantage of the fact that now the general workforce is buying detailing services. Sure it’s inferior, but a need, a want and desire to spend money for detailing has been formally introduced. This has opportunity written all over it as Bud Abraham said in a speech he delivered at the ICA (International Carwash Association) annual conference in Las Vegas.

Many feel that this new spin on the old terminology of detailing has adversely affected the professional detailers retail business. Fixed detailers must adapt to this market challenge or loose a large percentage of their retail detail volume and thus have their profitability affected. By differentiating their service and educating customers to the definition of a ‘Full Detail’ or ‘Complete Detailing Service’ the professional detailer is able to cater to the ideal retail customer in the middle to upper income classes. Generally members of this market segment understand the difference and are aware of the value of a real detail versus an express service. This high-end crowd can be as much as 15-35% of the professional detailers retail clientele. Let’s say that a Professional Detailer has 70% of its business in new and used Car Dealerships and other fleet customers who occasionally need detailing. Vehicles such as rent-a-cars, work vans, or sales cars for corporations and 30% in individual retail, the higher per car profit of all services offered. It is not good business sense for a Professional Detailer to simply ignore that much of their customer base, and therefore they must develop a strategy to help customers and clients understand the difference between the express service and full detail.

Some of the communication problems come into play when a customer is convinced that the $50.00-$60.00 (sometimes as low as $35.00) he or she paid for an express detail is the same service they will get when they pay a $100.00+ complete detailing service. Even when the higher price comes from a professional and reputable detailing establishment and not a 30 minute ‘express service’ from a car wash. Unfortunately unless otherwise educated, perception becomes reality.

The problems are compounded when you throw the mobile detailer into the loop. Usually charging $60.00-$80.00 and then calling his detailing services a ‘full detail’. This market player is fiercely competitive for price as he attempts to establish his new business and has the advantage of on-site service. Many of these new small companies will be in business for a summer or two, or at most a couple of years. Many opt later to establish fixed sites and raise their prices due to increased capital expenditures such as a phone system, fixtures, electrical work, reclaim devises and work benches and increased overhead or rent, electricity, office supplies, water, and reclaim waste water removal. Established mobile detailers who last over two years generally develop a larger clientele and raise their prices simply because of supply and demand economics. Their prices will usually be $100.00+ for a complete detail.

Many also offer a monthly program including washes, detailing services and monthly billing. Most mobile operations have not adopted the term Express Detailing because they believe they do a better job than the car washes with regard to quality. Many mobile operations will continue the low price of their original full detail of $60.00-$80.00, but now use the term ‘mini-detail’. This allows them to charge a full detail price to new customers but still offer previous customers and those original customers’ word of mouth referrals a low price without giving away services. It also allows them to tap into the customers that may not be able to afford a real detail but still wish to have detailing services for ego reasons, being able to tell friends, “I had my car detailed.” Why own a BMW if you can’t have it detailed. This appeals to the young executive on his way up the ladder.

A few mobile detailers have used the term ‘express detailing’, which adds even more confusion to the issue. “What is an Express Detail anyway?” Most of the new mobile detailers eventually go out of business or raise prices due to environmental reclaim issues, competition, seasonal weather, lack proper image, inferior learn as you go training or lack of industry knowledge. Many of the new professional detailers in our industry come from the mobile sector and they tend to price and deliver whatever they can sell to the customer, using the word detail whenever they think it will command a higher price. They will use the word detailing loosely to sell the job.

I think it would be fair to say that the word ‘detail’ has been over used for marketing purposes at fixed site car washes and has caused problems with the definition and mystique of professional automobile detailing. It has caused havoc for those true professionals who have worked hard and sacrificed to keep the word sacred for many years and have prided themselves in the most excellent service.

Many Old Time Detailing Professionals have been forced to address this express detailing issue by adding express services to their menu of services. This appeases the customer’s desire for quick and affordable service between quarterly of semi-annual full detailing appointments. Sometimes this cannibalizes full detailing services but if done correctly it can attract new customers to your business ho will eventually try the real thing. Once they do they will be hooked forever. By letting your customer’s experience a full detailing service you will build your complete detailing customer base.

See the chart provided to us by Nicholas J. Vacco, a seasoned detailing veteran. These are the things most full and complete detailing services include:

FULL DETAILING-INSPECTION CHECK-LIST

EXTERIOR:

_____ Make sure all wax is removed

_____ Check for wax dust

_____ Check emblems and crevices

_____ Check to see if \chrome has been polished

_____ Check grill and all front areas for bug removal

_____ Look at rocker panels for tar

_____ Check wheels for brake dust

_____ Check white walls

_____ Make sure tires are dressed evenly

_____ Check wheel wells

_____ Make sure wheel well lips are clean

_____ Check all bezels for wax removal and cleanliness

_____ Check windows for smears/paint overspray

_____ Look at mirrors for cleanliness

_____ Check headlights/tail lights for cleanliness

_____ Check moldings, weather striping, front air dams, bumper strips for dressing

_____ Make sure vinyl top is clean and conditioned

_____ Check wipers for overspray

INTERIOR:

_____ Make sure carpet is vacuumed

_____ Check under seats

_____ Check ash trays

_____ Check rear shelf

_____ Check carpet for stains and cleanliness

_____ Check seats for stains and cleanliness

_____ Look at door panes for cleanliness

_____ Check dash board; ac vents, gauges, radio knobs, steering column, levers, crevices

_____ Check all chrome including seat belt ends, door handles, step plates

_____ Make sure all vinyl and leather has been evenly dressed

_____ Check headliner, visors, sail panels

_____ Check dome light area

_____ Check seat belts

_____ Make sure all pedals are cleaned

_____ Check lower dash for dressing

_____ Check all door jambs for cleanliness and tar removal

_____ Check consoles and glove compartment for cleanliness

_____ Check windows; below inspection stickers, inside rear brake lights, window tips

_____ Check rear view mirror

_____ Check vanity mirrors

_____ Make sure mats are in trunk

_____ Check to see that personal items are placed in clear plastic bag

_____ Check for plastic drivers seat cover

_____ Check for paper mats

_____ Be sure a hand-out flyer has been placed in car

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If a professional detailer will simply look past customer perception that “a detail is a detail” and educate them on the differences, then that professional will get the best of all worlds. By letting car washes introduce the idea and market to the consumers of the world, you will get free advertising. By car washes using the term detailing, even if it is out of context and even if they lower the once high standards in the minds of consumers, they still have opened the market ten fold. Now that this market is wide open and almost everyone has become in their own minds a detailing customer; it is up to the professional detailers to show them ‘a real detail’. It is up to us to expand our retail market mix, to expand that percentage of our business’ total sales.

Once the customer experiences the difference, they will see our point and know that an ‘express detail’ is merely a glorified wash with a hand wax, some extra dressings, and perhaps some carpet cleaning thrown in for good measure. It is hardly what professional detailers call a ‘complete and full detail’. Once your customer has become accustomed to a real detail and received a service which has exceeded their wildest expectations, that person will be a walking, talking one-person sales army for you and every other professional detailer in our industry. So press on! Let’s make believer out of our retail clientele one customer at a time.

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Start Your Own Car Wash, Valeting Or Detailing Business Successfully (Part 1)

Starting in business for yourself can be a very daunting proposition and in today’s credit crunch climate, every new car cleaning operation needs all the free help and advice they can take, to keep their business growing profitably during the first three to six crucial months.

You can pre-determine the success and profitability of your new car wash, valeting, detailing or specialist detailing business by working through our simple guides and making professional and not emotional decisions when deciding how, where and when to get started.

This article looks at how you can evaluate the opportunity.

Remember – Always Do Your Research Thoroughly – Before You Start!

Whether you have even taken the brave decision to leave your current employment, follow your dream and go it alone or interested in the car care industry because of redundancy or lack of other work opportunities, the key to any successful start up car wash operation is to do your research first.

 

Make sure that there is a demand for the type of car cleaning business you hope to operate in your area you want to work in, before you start creating long drawn out business plans, buying chemicals and equipment or having leaflets printed.

One of the most important aspects is to determine if you are entering a specific market segment that has room to grow, or is already over-supplied within your area.

To understand the status of each specific market segment, you need to determine who your main competitors are, estimate their current volume of business, and establish the percentage of market that is already taken (and why).

Only then will you arrive at what the market potential is for your new business that exists today.

The role of continued market growth has to be seriously considered as well – as it’s very easy to have too many suppliers and too few customers.

First take a trip to a number of local automated, jet wash or hand car wash and valeting centres to see how their operation works and determine each businesses benefits and customer base.

Spend some time at each operation and take make notes on the volume and type of cars that are cleaned and the services they are offered. Even if you are thinking of opening a mobile car valeting business, this gives a good indication of how people treat their cars (often through lack of choice) and how you can improve on the service they are currently receiving.

During your assessment you might discover that most of the businesses have no redeemable benefits and no value added proposition, but rather they are “just another car cleaning business.” This gives you an opportunity to do it bigger and better, with more care and customer service!

By using an online service such as a mobile car cleaning company your compiled information and search, within a 5-mile radius of where you’d like to focus your business, to see who else is competing in your car cleaning sector.

At the click of a button you can find out details of all car wash openings and other news results and information for any given area in the country. Although these are not specific and exact figures, they still can be very helpful in making rough estimates of the opportunity in your area and how these businesses have faired since opening (i.e. are they still trading – if not why not?).

You can check at any given time whether other car wash operators have applied for planning permission to open a site within the area. If they have already deemed the area has “significant market potential” this means that you can piggyback on their research and take advantage of their belief in operating a profitable business there.

By using all the data available, you can estimate the percentage of the market that is being served by the existing car washes and specifically for the type of car wash business you are considering. When you’ve arrived at that number, you will then know what portion of the market is truly non-competitive.

If that number alone gives you the volume you’re projecting for your business, then your analysis is finished. However, if that number does not give you the volume you want, to make the returns that you need, there is more research work to be done and decisions to be made on the realistic potential of the business.

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Auto Modification

Make Avanza-Xenia Soft Suspension

Weakness of the legs on the Toyota Avanza and Daihatsu Xenia is located in a rear screw is too tenuous. This is what makes the best-selling family car in Indonesia is stiff and hard as it passes through uneven roads. “Ideally distance rear screw as tightly around 2-3 cm, while the Avanza-Xenia has about 5 cm. The solution is to replace with a connection another car in a custom, ”

Per connection  in question belongs to BMW 320 for USD $ 1.2 million or owned by Toyota Great Corolla with a more affordable price of Rp 800 thousand. To be balanced, you should also change the future by using a similar connection car above the price of the same. “If one parcel locker per front and rear so the price is only USD 1.5 million, including construction costs quickly pairs with about 1.5 hours because do not have to unload the rear tires,” said Iqbal.

This friendly guy if you want to add more leverage again, change the factory default sokbreker still using oil with semi-gas system. Weakness sokbreker oil is single action so pull up harder. While sokbreker semi-gas system is double action makes the pull down and up quite soft. To sokbreker connection branded Kayaba cost Rp 750 thousand (front) and Rp 400 thousand (rear). “If the new Kayaba Ultra costs Rp 1.2 million to Rp sokbreker front and rear 450 thousand,”

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Maybach Exelero Made in Germany

Previously, we know the Ferrari 458 or the car for U.S. $ 300,000 Lamborghini Aventador as the most expensive car. However, with the development of automotive technology, many cars manufactured upscale with an outrageous price.

Average the most expensive car is produced (limited edition) and are produced by manufacturers from Europe and America has experienced in producing top grade cars the world.

As AmenRoom Dot Com (ARDC) quotes from TheRichest.Org, most expensive cars in the world today is the Maybach Exelero. A high-performance car designed and manufactured by luxury car manufacturer Maybach.

Here’s a brief review of the 10 most expensive cars in the world:

1. Maybach Exelero

Price: $ 8 million or Rp 72 billion (U.S. $ Exchange Rate 9,000)

Country of Origin: Germany

Engine: V12 twin turbo

0-60 mph: 4.4 seconds

This car was first produced in May 2005 at the Tempodrom in Berlin, Germany. The company that produces it is Stola in Turin. This vehicle is designed or produced only once, the initial objective to showcase high-tech automotive sector. Working together also with Tyre from Fulda Exelero a leading tire manufacturer. The two companies that produce this car and have not been previously collaborated for the first time they joined in 1938. Fulda tires produced was used in Limousines SW Mayback 38. Currently Exelero limited production of only 10 units with a selling price of U.S. $ 8 million to U.S. $ 10 million.

2. Bugatti Veyron Supersport

Price: $ 2.6 Million or $ 23.4 Billion

Country of Origin: France

Engine: 16-cylindars, 1.200 hp

0-60 mph: 2.4 seconds

Fastest and become the world’s second most expensive car, the Bugatti Veyron Supersport. With a price of $ 2.6 million, the Bugatti Veyron Supersport is a Bugatti that has been tested by VW engineers. It has a power of 1200 hp quad-turbo engine 8.0-liter W16 engine and aerodynamics are built according to standards that can help this car can be driven up to a top speed of 267.81 mph. Plus the luxury of exceptional design.

3. Ferrari 599XX

Price: $ 2 million or USD 18 Billion

Country of Origin: Italy

Engine: 700hp V12

0-60 mph: 2.9 seconds

Ferrari 599XX with powerful 700-hp engine models from manufacturers without turbo V12 engine or supercharger. With accelerated to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. So far Ferrari has not announced the official price, but rumors are circulating worth estimated at U.S. $ 2 million.

4. Zenvo ST1

Price: $ 1.8 million or USD 16.2 billion

Country of origin: Denmark

Engine: 1.250 hp V8

0-60 mph: 2.9 seconds

Zenvo ST1 is produced by the car manufacturer from Denmark. This car has power 1.250 horsepower, aided again with turbocharge and supercharged 7.0 liter V8 engine. Car prices reached $ 1.8 million.

5. Koenigsegg Agera R

Price: $ 1.7 million or U.S. $ 15.3 Billion

Country of origin: Sweden

Engine: 1.115 hp, 5.0-liter V8

0-60 mph: 2.9 seconds

Designed with a dual turbo engine 5.0-liter V8, Agera R from Sweden made a super car Koenigsegg has 1.115 horsepower. It cost about $ 1.5 million for the Agera usual, and if you want to add the R badge should add another cost of $ 211,000.

6. Lamborghini Reventon

Price: $ 1.6 million equivalent to U.S. $ 14.4 Billion

Country of origin: Italy

Engines: 6.5 L (400 cu in) V12

0-60 mph: 2.9 seconds

Lamborghini Reventon debuted in 2007 at the Frankfurt Motor show ranks. At that time the car is the only car Lamborghini most expensive ever produced.

7. Aston Martin One-77

Price: $ 1.4 million equivalent to U.S. $ 12.6 Billion

Country of origin: United Kingdom

Engine: 750hp, 7.3-liter V12

0-60 mph: 3.7 seconds

Aston Martin One-77 is one of the vehicle with a full-carbon chassis with a dramatic style. The engine has the power of a giant power v12 engine 7.3 liters, equivalent to 750 horsepower. The engine is still common and widely used in Formula 1. The price is set at $ 1.4 million and is only produced as many as 77 units.

8. Maybach Landaulet

Price: $ 1.4 million, equivalent to Rp 12.6 Billion

Country of origin: Germany

Engine: 620hp 12-cylinder

0-60 mph: 5.2 seconds

Maybach Landaulet is pegged at $ 1.4 million. Unconventional Mercedeze-Benz manufacturer, car manufacturer combines the classic style and futuristic Pebble Beach. Designed with 625 Landaulet models and is powered by a twin-turbo v12 or has the equivalent strength of 543 horsepower.

9. Pagani Huayra

Price: $ 1.3 million, equivalent to Rp 11.7 Billion

Country of origin: Italy

Engine: 700hp Mercedes-Benz-made V12

0-60 mph: 3.5 seconds

Well-known but not talked about. This car gives a stylish look like catfish. Huayra is the second supercar made by Pagani. Similar to the previous production of the Zonda, the car is considered to be the best car, the Huayra engine powered by 700-hp twin-turbo V12 Mercedes and can reach a top speed of over 230 miles per hour.

10. Hennessey Venom GT

Price: $ 1 million (1,200 hp edition) equivalent to Rp 9 billion (exchange rate USD 9 thousand)

Country of origin: United States

Engine: 6.2-liter supercharged V8

0-60 mph: 2.5 seconds

Known as a twin-turbo Dodge Vipers and other tech machinery, Venom GT became prime car from Hennessey Performance. Nonetheless, this car has a chassis that was donated from the manufacturer Lotus Elise platform. Giving power supercharged 6.2 liter GM V8 engine sourced from making has its 1.200 horsepower and cost pegged at about $ 1 million.

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Toyota HiAce Supe Grandia

Toyota HiAce Super Grandia is part of Toyota’s fifth-generation Hiace exclusively launched in the Philippines. In 2006, the new top-of-the-line Hiace Super Grandia was launched, being the first ever Hiace in the Philippines with a standard automatic transmission. With a worldwide reputation for proven performance to back it, the HIACE Commuter is designed from the ground up to match today’s active lifestyles, and comes loaded with features to make driving more comfortable, more stylish and more enjoyable.

Specifications:
Transmission: 5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic
Engines: 2.5 L, 3.0 L D-4D diesel, 2.0L, 2.7L VVTi Petrol
2-TV headrest monitor
Dual sliding door, ABS, keyless entry
Seating Capacity: 11 passengers
Double Wishbone with Stabilizer Bar / Rigid Axle, Leaf Spring
2.5 Liter Diesel, 4-Cylinder In-Line 16V Double Overhead Camshaft (DOHC) (Turbo Charged)
Overall Dimension – 4,840 x 1,880 x 2,105

The new Toyota HiAce Super Grandia is packaged with an entirely new concept that combines large cargo space for functionality, a unique styling that gives an advanced powerful look, and a driving performance, which incorporates a Direct Injection 4-stroke Common Rail Diesel Engine (D-4D). The new Hiace GL Grandia raises the standard in the van segment by providing customers with an evolution of functions: capacity, durability, reliability, economy, comfort and a higher level of Luxury.

Luxury of performance. – Built for years of reliable service, the HIACE has an immense carrying capacity without sacrificing comfort. It is equipped with an improved frame structure that gives stability to the vehicle together with Toyota’s smooth and high performance 2.5 Liter D-4D Common Rail Diesel Engine that maximizes power output and has excellent fuel efficiency. The newly developed package of the Hiace offers long, wide interior space with three rows of passenger seat with the width that allows a passenger load of eleven adults to sit in comfort with ample leg space.

Luxury of safety. – From active safety features like the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and LED High-Mount Stop Lamp to passive safety features like SRS Airbags, crumple zone construction and 3-Pt. ELR Seatbelts, the Toyota Hiace is truly equipped with advance features for your family’s security. The new Hiace Grandia purses the comfort and luxury of a family van, while it offers maneuverability with the toughness needed by a hard-working vehicle.

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Auto Service

Auto Dealerships: Is Your Auto Detail Company a Vendor Or a Strategic Partner?

If you think that detail companies just wash the cars, you may be missing an opportunity to increase sales and generate higher profits.

Enhanced Internet Ads. Make ready services for pre-owned purchases are critical to enhancing the appeal of the car in internet photos.

Enhanced appearance on lot & in the showroom. Invest the money up front to insure the cars have a luxurious finish and all the details have been addressed. Your detail company should be monitoring the condition of the showroom cars – daily – to insure the best presentation possible.

Partnership on Service Department Sales. Sell more details to your current customers-keep them coming to you for all their car needs. This is a clear win-win for the auto dealership and the detail company.

Focus on what you do well. Auto Dealerships are talented at selling and servicing cars. Detail companies are focused and talented at cleaning and reconditioning cars.

 

Invest in a Partnership. To maximize the benefits of outsourcing, you must select a business partner – not just a car wash company.

This means the corporate culture and values should be an important part of the evaluation and selection process. The business acumen of the outsource organization- their ability to understand dealership problems and help in finding solutions – should be critical to you.

For example, the number one reason customers are dissatisfied with the delivery of their car (either upon purchase or service) is that it is not clean. A Partnership allows the dealership and the detailing firm to work together to improve CSI scores.

Great CSI scores mean bonus’ and incentives to the Dealership. Develop a partnership with your Detail Company in order to align goals and work together to maximize each others’ profits. Overall, by outsourcing the auto detail function at a dealership and selecting the right strategic partner, an auto dealership should be able to:

• Enhance auto appearance;

• Add services to expand customer offerings and profit dollars; and

• Focus on Dealership core competencies (Sales & Service).

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Auto Service

How to Select the Best Auto Detailing Equipment

Quality is the most important consideration when purchasing auto detailing equipment like pressure washers. Auto detailing machines should be durable and powerful, yet they should not damage the vehicle. Commercial auto detailing products are more suitable for the car wash industry because of their excellent quality and productivity-enhancing features.

Some indications that an auto detailing machine is of good quality are listed below:

  1. Powerful Motor: The motor should be robust, with a minimum strength of 0.75 HP. NEMA certification should indicate that the motor has been tested for quality and energy efficiency.
  2. Power Methods: A good quality, global pressure washer supplier offers more than just one option for power; such as 110v-120v, 220-240v, or 440v; single-phase, three-phase; and 50 Hz or 60 Hz.
  3. Heavy Duty Construction: Exteriors should be comprised of corrosion resistant, chip proof, durable powder coated steel. Heating coils should be comprised of rugged stainless steel or schedule 80 heating coils. Ordinary pressure washer parts are made of aluminum, which is a good conductor of heat and electricity but is less stable under prolonged conditions of high temperature and pressure.
  4. Hose: Don’t ignore the hose quality. Hoses used in car wash machines are more than simple rubber tubing. They should be strong enough to withstand high pressure and temperature. The hose, usually made of rubber, should be strengthened with wire. Rubber is stronger and more flexible than synthetics; opt for a rubber hose to use with your car wash machines. Dual layered hoses are best to provide the greatest longevity.

 

Features to Enhance Productivity

Apart from sound construction, the car pressure washer should be designed to increase productivity.

  1. Portability: If you service a large customer base or have a mobile car wash business, it would be a good idea to invest in a portable car pressure washer designed for a mobile car wash. This type of car washing machine is lightweight, compact, and can be rapidly mounted on a trailer. If you work at a fixed location, you may prefer a stationary pressure washer.
  2. High Temperature: Some commercial pressure washers may reach temperatures of 330°F. Others have maximum temperatures of 210°F. Hot water removes grease and petrochemical derivatives and their deposits. For heavy layers of grease, utilizing the steam setting is essential. For this reason, wet steam is the preferred output for auto detailing. Tri-mode pressure cleaners are also available to enable use of hot water, cold water, or wet steam as needed for varying applications.
  3. Low Flow Rate: Working on client location with restrictions on water use would be very difficult if low flow car wash machines are not available. These mobile car wash equipment have flow rates of around 0.5 GPM (compared to the usual 3-5 GPM) and save hundreds of gallons per car during the wash cycle.
  4. Nozzle Spray: The size of a nozzle spray depends on the nozzle construction. This is important because the spray pattern determines the effectiveness of cleaning. A highly pressurized, narrow spray produced by a zero degree nozzle would not be sufficient for cleaning the entire car exterior surface, for example, but it could be used for cleaning tire grooves. Other sizes include 15, 25, and 40 degrees.

Remember that the pressure level should at no point exceed 1500 psi or you risk inflicting damage on the car. Proper selection of the right car detailing machine goes a long way in ensuring a trouble-free work load.

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Auto Products

Model Lamborghini Aventador

Model cars Lamborghini Aventador LP-700 that made ​​Robert Gulpan was estimated to be worth USD 42 billion.

The German model car maker Robert Gulpan, again showing spectacular work through Lamborghini Aventador LP-700. Robert had previously made a replica Lamborghini Aventador from platinum and precious stones, now presents the more lustrous car model.

Lamborghini Aventador LP presents Robert-700 with the entire surface is gilded. He also sow 700 diamonds on two chairs in it. The chassis is also made of pure gold, and accessories such as wheel rims of platinum as well as the use of carbon fiber on the other. The model car is estimated to be worth 4.65 million dollars, or about Rp 42.71 billion (U.S. $ exchange rate of 9185).

This price is not official and may be worth even more expensive. It is estimated, that the model’s most expensive car in the world today and will receive recognition from the Guinness Book of Records.

Robert has been involved in the business of making model cars since 1990 it received requests from buyers who want a particular model of the Lamborghini Aventador LP-700 gold versions. The customer decide on the type of materials to be used include choosing gold, platinum, carbon fiber to the diamond.

52-year-old man was well known as a maker of car models to show the elements of luxury. In addition to presenting a replica Lamborghini Aventador in September, he has also been a model Bugatti Veyron polish with gold.

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Auto Insurance

Why Going Online For Your Car Insurance Can Be a Good Move

Previously, it used to be that for one to check out prices of products and services, one had to go out to the shop or premises of the provider and get the prices. Technology has changed things however to facilitate online shopping of everything from clothes to groceries to personal care products. The insurance sector has not been left behind in embracing this technology and it only takes a few clicks on a computer to check out the different rates of various insurance policies as offered by the insurance firms.

It is now easy to get insurance quotes online by filling in about 25 questions based on the driver profiles, car details, accident history and so on. It takes you about 15 minutes to compare several insurance companies. Just make sure you have your car details such as year and make. You can get these details from your registration sticker on most occasions. Then just sit down in front of TV or relax on the couch and start comparing.

Some insurance companies such as Bingle and Progressive Direct only offer their car insurance online and others such as Budget Direct and Youi are actively on the internet offering better prices as they are able to keep their operational costs down. In addition to this, many companies who offer their products through the offline broker network may also offer discounts of usually 10%.

The policy you get when you order online is exactly the same and the service does not differ from those who purchase the same policy through other methods. You still get the 24 hour service most provide and at the same time enjoy the discounts for purchasing your car insurance online.

If you already have car insurance and you are happy with your provider, then you should go to them first and see what type of discount you can get. It may even be worth ringing them and saying you have been a long time customer but others in the market now are becoming cheaper and you were wondering if you would take $50-150 off the price of your policy to keep you as a customer. Repeat business and customer acquisition is a major factor in an insurance company’s financial success. Many times they will provide something in order to keep an existing and service happy customer.

 

I’m all about trying to get consumers a better price by comparing. Just by purchasing your insurance online you can usually get up to 10% off, even if you stay with the same company. Also, by going online, you are able to access the insurance companies that only sell insurance over the internet. These companies are almost always owned and/or underwritten by a very large company and so the risk for the consumer is no different.

So next time you are looking for car insurance, remember that you may be able to save a lot of money by purchasing your car insurance from a company that specialises in the online market. Not only is it easy, it is also usually a cheaper way to go.

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Automobile Warranty

Many people acquire an extended automobile warranty on their cars in order to help safeguard them against the high costs that unexpected repairs can bring. An extended automobile warranty will provide coverage for repairs and maintenance work for a period of time that is set out in the warranty documents. Since these extended warranties are not included in the price of a vehicle and cost an additional amount, they are technically considered service contracts rather than warranties in the true sense of the word.

Getting an extended automotive warranty can also cover things besides parts, repairs and maintenance work. Many automobile warranty companies also provide you with emergency roadside assistance. This can come in very handy if you are driving and experience a flat tire or need to jump start a dead battery. Roadside assistance will also cover towing and emergency delivery of fuel should you run out of gas. Towing coverage will guarantee that if your car breaks down on the road it can be towed to a repair shop or garage and the cost of repairs will be covered by your extended warranty. Some automobile warranty companies even go one step further by providing you with a rental car in case your vehicle needs to be in the garage for an extended period of time.

When getting an extended warranty, especially a used car warranty, you should always try to negotiate its price with the dealership. Car dealers make a large amount of money by selling extended auto warranties which can sometimes equal the amount of profit that they would make by selling a used car. Another important fact that you should know is that a used car warranty doesn’t necessarily have to be bought at the same time that you buy a car. You have up to one year to buy an extended auto warranty. Many financial institutions and auto insurance companies can provide you with an extended used car warranty at competitive prices, sometimes much lower than the price your dealer was quoting you.

If you are thinking of getting an additional automotive warranty, make sure that you carefully check what the original warranty that comes with the car covers and for how long it runs. If you don’t plan on keeping the car past the date of the original warranty, it makes little sense to purchase extended