Car Wash, Waterless, How to

Waterless Car Wash Techniques – What to Look For?

There's been a severe lack of rainfall and water shortages going on in California and other parts of the west coast. It's become very apparent how much that's impacting our industry. People are getting fined for washing their cars in their driveways and are urged to not wash their cars at all, even in recycled wash bays. Obviously we don't want to Read More

car care products

Breaking Down Consumer Report’s Car Wash Guide

Consumer Reports, a credible source for many of life's questions and concerns, recently published an article we found relevant. Their Do's and Don'ts of Washing Your Car compelled us to do a little fact checking to continue to educate people on the web. After having read the article and highlighted the points I agree with in yellow and the Read More

Cars Parked at Night

My Petition To Make Detailing More Mainstream

A little about me: I really, really don't like dirty cars. So much so that when I step outside and see a dusty Mercedes, a little piece of me wants to bust out a bucket and wash it for whoever is neglecting it. I cannot blame the car owner, but rather the fact that the importance of detailing is not understood by the masses. Hopefully this simple Read More

Before and After Tire

3 Steps To Better Looking Tires: A Case Study

The other day I was getting into one of the trucks we use here at the shop and when I looked down I noticed the tires were covered in reddish/brown blotches and tons of dirt and dust. It’s a big truck with big tires so it’s tough not to notice that sort of thing. Anyway, I was reminded of an article we posted a couple of months ago about taking Read More

IDA, MTE show

MTE 2013 – Professional Detailer’s Event Of The Year

Detailers swarmed the 2013 Mobile Technology Expo (MTE), held in January in Kissimmee, Florida. The MTE is the premier event for professional detailers from around the world, where detailers network and share their business stories and experiences. As a first time attendee myself, I found it to be absolutely inspiring, as well as an incredible Read More

Black Porsche 911 Dr Beasleys

3 Small Changes For A Cleaner Car

Today it seems everyone's looking for that little extra when it comes to car care and detailing. Whether it's a little bit of shine or better looking leather, one thing's for sure, we like to get the most out of our detailing efforts regardless of the task. These 3 small additions to your routine will help your car look better than ever. Read More

Simon's Shine Shop

How Much Does Detailing Cost?

Depending on the condition of your car and the procedure it needs, detailing can cost anywhere from $50 to an arm and a leg. As you'll soon see, the biggest contributor to how much your car's detail will cost is whether or not you decide to do it yourself or take the car to the professionals. Regardless of who is doing the work, you should know Read More

Orange International Scout II

Pro Edition: 4 Ways To Make Your Detailing Business Stand Out

When you're in the professional detailing business being different is important, mostly because there's more and more competition on a daily basis. If you live in a big city you're competing with dozens of car washes and detailing shops, and if you're more isolated, you're competing with low volume and maybe a few mobile detailers (if you aren't Read More

Black McLaren at the Car Wash

4 Tips For Choosing The Best Car Wash Soap

If you're searching for your next car wash soap on the internet, I understand your frustration - thousands of brands, varying prices, and loads of confusion. While there's no way to filter the influx of car care products, I hope this article will provide aid to those looking to get the most out of their next car wash soap purchase. Believe me when Read More

Black Fisker Karma Emblem

Beginner’s Guide to Detailing: A Proper Hand Car Wash

After last week's article on car wash preparation, you should be ready to wash your car. Nobody likes a filthy car, so get ready and get set to learn how to keep your ride clean. This next segment will show you the right way to wash and dry your car by hand, expel some popular car wash myths, and get you ready for next week when we talk about Read More