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Many of us spend a lot of time in our cars, especially when you consider long work commutes, people with jobs that include a lot of driving, etc. The last thing anyone wants is to spend that time in a dirty car but when you’re in it so much (eating in cars is common), they’re hard to keep clean. That’s why starting a car cleaning business is a great idea.

— It’s a service that almost everybody in your neighborhood needs
— Although you will have to learn how to perform this service, it is relatively easy to learn

— You have to invest in supplies
— The service is performed outside and can be messy

How to Get Started:

Before you start a mobile auto detailing business, it is important to learn the basics of car detailing and washing. There are tons of YouTube videos, forums and websites where you can learn about car detailing and washing.

How Much to Charge:

A basic car detailing service should include a wash, wax, interior vacuuming, interior polish, window wash, mirror and trim cleaning and tire cleaning.

Here is some suggested pricing for your car cleaning services:

  • Exterior Wash only: $20
  • Exterior and Interior (vacuum and wipe down): $30
  • A full car wash with the tire rims: $40

You could also charge an additional $10 for larger vehicles, such as full-sized SUV’s.

Taking it to the next level:

Ready to upgrade your car cleaning business? Here are some tips.

  • Do online marketing. Promote your business on your social media sites. Also, consider having your own website for your car cleaning business.
  • Promote your business offline. Pass out fliers to local businesses or hand them out to people to spread the word about your business.

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