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Profit Potential For Your Auto Detailing Business

Profit Potential For Your Auto Detailing Business

Owning and operating your own car detailing business is really a very lucrative business opportunity. Just think about it – Every car, pick up truck, van, mini van and even motorcycles is a potential customer! All you have to do (besides doing awesome work) is figure out how you are going to get the “message” out to the individuals and companies that own these vehicles and tell them all about your services. You will also need to develop the right detailing services and value packages so even the 80 year old little old lady can afford to have her ’69 Mercury detailed and the CEO of that fortune 500 company down the road from you can count on you having his new Jaguar washed and detailed on a regular basis.

So as you can see the enormity of the possibilities here. It will take some planning, discipline and a lot of hard work, but Rome wasn’t built over night, but when it was, it was an empire that none could match. And your detailing business can also be that empire! Detail King can help you with everything you need not only with supplies, equipment and training but with the mentoring you will need to succeed.

We will teach you how to obtain commercial, fleet, and retail accounts. You will begin to build a customer base wherein the majority of your business will be repeat customers and will also result in referral customers. The figures below are based on the least expensive auto detailing services that you will provide. No, not pie-in-the-sky promises here!

The following chart indicates the earnings that our Cyclo Polisher/Scrubber or Porter Cable DA is capable of producing if you were to operate mobile, full time or part time and only offer your least expensive services. Our suggested price nationwide, for our exterior waxing service is $49.95 per car and our carpet and upholstery shampooing is $39.95 – $49.95. Of course, what you choose to charge is entirely up to you.

Gross Income For The Period Of:

1 Day 1 Week (5 Days) 1 Month (20 Days) 1 Year (240 Days)

If you wax only 2 cars per day

$99.90 $499.50 $1,998.00 $23,976.00

If you wax only 4 cars per day

$199.80 $999.00 $3,996.00 $47,953.00

If you wax only 6 cars per day

$299.70 $1,498.00 $5,994.00 $71,928.00

The average price of a complete detail — which would include an exterior machine polishing service and interior cleaning and detailing service —would be about $150-$250. Let’s say you started part time working just the weekend detailing two cars per day. Your gross earnings could be between $600-$1000 per weekend or up to $4,000 per month. Talk about some extra income!

Keep in mind that the average cost for supplies per car is about $3.50. Your other variable expenses — advertising, transportation, office expenses — would still only amount to about $5 per vehicle if you factored in those expenses. So if you detailed four cars per weekend, your net profit per month after expenses could be just under $3200. If you and a buddy did this together you could split the profits and expenses and get more volume out. Think of the potential! It will take time to ramp-up to having 4 cars scheduled every weekend @ $150 per car but it can happen if you are serious about making this opportunity work! Detail King is committed to helping you achieve your goals. If you succeed

Even high school and college students can earn a great summer income and have an excellent experience running their own business. Let’s say you only work the three summer months and only detail two cars a day. You’ll still make more than $10,000.00. And that beats the heck out of flipping burgers!

Students: Below is a chart that shows what you could make in a summer. The average price of a mobile detail, including an exterior machine polishing service and interior detailing service, is $125. But of course you can charge more depending on what you are providing and even charge as much as $250 or more depending on the size and condition of the vehicle. Soon we will be offering an Interior Cleaning & Detailing Package for the Young Entrepreneur.

This Is What You Can Make This Summer:

Work 1 Day Per Week Work 5 Days Per Week Work 20 Days Per Month Work June Thru August

Detail 2 Cars Per Day

$250 $1,250 $5,000 $15,000

Detail 3 Cars Per Day

$375 $1,875 $7,500 $22,500

Detail 4 Cars Per Day

$500 $2,500 $10,000 $30,000