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Starting a Car washing business

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by Lentsnh, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Jun 12, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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    Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!

    I dont know yet if I'm going to go mobile. Put alot of miles on my truck.

    I might set up somewhere that will let me use their water(and pay them back) and go from there.
     
  2. Jun 12, 2009 at 10:53 AM
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    Well I do an outstanding job no matter what. I make my costumers cars as clean as mine when Im done

    Prices:

    SUVs and Trucks: $20 (add $5 for clay bar and wax)
    Sedans and Small Cars: $15 (same as above)


    This includes Carpet shampoo, Leather cleaning, Vaccuming, Windex(Invisible Glass) the windows, etc.

    I DO EVERYTHING
     
  3. Jun 12, 2009 at 1:04 PM
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    Sounds like you are on your way. Wish I was in your area.

    Got a PC yet?
     
  4. Jun 12, 2009 at 1:11 PM
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    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    FYI... I used a clay bar and waxed my truck and my wife's car a few weekends ago. It was a real PITA and it'd be worth a hell of a lot more than $5 to me to have somebody else do that.

    I don't know what kind of carwashing market there is down there, but around here you'd be the cheapest BY FAR! With the supplies you're going to have to buy and the time/effort you're going to need to spend, I think you're going to find that your current prices might not end up worth it.

    I guess what I'm saying is: I think you can charge a little more (and should definitely charge more for the bar/wax) and still get plenty of demand.
     
  5. Jun 12, 2009 at 1:21 PM
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    Im the cheapest here as well. I see what your saying about supplies but the thing is I by what I need instead of buying stuff that I already have or is a waste of money.

    I would recommend Liquid Clay Bar. Its soooooooooo much easier to get off.
     
  6. Jun 12, 2009 at 1:21 PM
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    PC???:confused:
     
  7. Jun 12, 2009 at 2:36 PM
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    Yeah your prices do seem cheap. I don't know how fast you are but the whole nine yards on my truck takes me +- 4.5 hours.

    I wouldn't want to get paid any less than min wage plus expenses, but hay whatever you feel is fair. That's the joy of working for yourself.
     
  8. Jun 12, 2009 at 2:50 PM
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    It took me 2.5-3 hours to complete that moms Tahoe

    Yeah But the thing is to be cheap and get business
     
  9. Jun 12, 2009 at 8:21 PM
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    I guess if you're just doing it temporaily until you get a job then that frame of mind works but in the long run you may say ahh man this is too much work for the money.

    To each his own.
     
  10. Jun 13, 2009 at 11:23 AM
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    Porter Cable.
     
  11. Jun 13, 2009 at 11:34 AM
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    Nope I dont trust PC's
     
  12. Jul 5, 2009 at 8:51 AM
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    Lents,
    I m here in Auburn! Are you still trying to do Detailing?
    I am taking care of my NEW Tacoma, but my wife's 4runner is in need of a good bath and WAX and cleaning up. I just don't have time to get it all done especially in this heat. I wouldn't mind if you picked it up and took it back to your place to do it. We don't have any shade during the day till about 6:30 or 7:00, around the house so it would be tough in the direct sunlight.
    I would pay you a little more than you listed above too!
    Just to have someone I know would take care of it right!
     
  13. Jul 5, 2009 at 9:01 AM
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    Yeah Im washing cars until the air(and water) gets too cold. That would awesome, Art. And I sure would make it showroom condition for you and your wife (of course I always do).

    Just tell me when and ill come get it :thumbsup:
     
  14. Jul 5, 2009 at 1:22 PM
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    Lets wait a few days till this rain gets out of here!
    Maybe Thursday or Friday would be good if good for you. Don't know what your schedule is like this week, but I would imagine morning OR late evening would be better to beat the heat?
    Mornings would be good, I will be at work , but I can give you the address and you can pick up at my house (Wife and Son will be home Thurs most of the day and Fri morning), and I can meet you there when done...
    Send me a PM during the week and I will get you my email address and phone numbers.
     
  15. Jul 5, 2009 at 6:26 PM
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    Good call:).

    Um I have Summer School Monday-Thursday 8:30-11:25

    So anytime after school is fine with me. Yeah we will set up a time and I will get it clean for ya. We can do a little trailin :D
     
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