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- December 23, 2015
Cleaning cars for some is a ritual they do every week, others do it every couple of months and the vast majority of people leave it to a machine or a group of Eastern Europeans in a car park.
Car cleaning is also a great way to earn a decent income (IF YOU PICK THE RIGHT SORT OF CARS/EQUIPMENT).
Longterm it’s cheaper. If done correctly it will keep your car looking at its best which in turn will increase the residual value.
These deep cleans are ideal if you’re selling on your car or want to reduce the amount of deprecation your car experiences.
Step 1 – Spray with wheel cleaner (inside and out)
Step 2 – Leave on wheels for 5-10 minutes
Step 3 – Whilst waiting clean arches with brush
Step 4 – Soft Brush the outside
Step 5 – Pressure wash wheels
Step 1 – Pressure Wash
Step 2 – Foam Wash with Pressure wash attachment
Wait 5 minutes
Pressure wash off
Step 3 – Two Buckets
One with fresh water (replace water when needed)
One with Shampoo (warm/hot)
Wash with wash mitt, when more shampoo needed, rinse to remove most of dirty water, then dip in fresh water first, rinse again & then put in shampoo water
Step 4 – Roof, Windows, Windscreen, Side Panels, Skirts (i.e. from the top down in stages)
Step 5 – Rince off
Step 6 – Dry – Microfibre Drying Towel
Step 1 – Add wax to clean microfibre cloth
Step 2 – Leave for 5 minutes
Step 3 – Wipe off with clean microfibre cloth
or for a more in-depth guide on waxing see http://www.wikihow.com/Wax-Your-Car
Your first issue will be building trust and showing customers that you’re not going to damage their car, do a crap job etc. As a suggestion we would speak to family/friends who might have nice cars, think top/middle of the range Audi/BMW etc and offer to do their cars for free in exchange for some photos (important) + a testimonial etc. Once you have 2-5 of these under your belt people will start to trust you. Grab some leaflets or setup a decent looking website. You will have to hustle to get going but once you get some clients under your belt you should be able to look at getting cleaning ‘rights’ each week/two weeks etc.
£22 for a decent wash (basic cars) – £30+ for high quality clean etc
£15 for hoovering/interior
£40 for a higher quality wash with Snow Foam + Pressure wash + two bucket technique etc
£100 for above + interior clean (http://amzn.to/1Kt86Lx) + wax (http://10ws.co/1FkJUDu)