• Detail King, the leader in providing auto detailing supplies, equipment and training, was established in 1999. We have built a solid reputation by offering extraordinary customer service, high-quality car detailing products, and business opportunity start-up packages. We also provide auto detailing training through our private licensed training school — Detail King Auto Detailing Training Institute, LLC.
  • Our staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful with more than 12 decades of combined experience in the auto detailing industry. Besides offering expert advice on how to start, grow and operate an auto detailing business, Detail King's support staff provides the technical knowledge necessary to successfully operate a fixed or mobile car detailing business. We help entrepreneurs interested in launching auto detailing businesses, as well as those who want to supplement their incomes with a weekend job and those who simply enjoy detailing their automobiles at home.

Letter from our Founder & Former CEO – Nick Vacco

Welcome to Detail King. I want to congratulate you on taking the very first step toward becoming an entrepreneur. About 31 years ago I started my own mobile auto detailing business out of the trunk of my car while I was still in college. After a few years and a lot of hard work I moved my new detailing business into a four-bay shop with a large showroom and customer waiting area. My detailing business was named “King Of The Road” Auto Appearance Center, and it soon became the most successful auto detailing and restyling business in Pittsburgh. King Of The Road quickly expanded and offered aftermarket installations of sunroofs, running boards, car alarms, remote starters and stereo systems. We even purchased a used Cadillac Limousine to shuttle our customers back and forth. That one limousine lead to what now is the largest and most versatile limousine company in the city of Pittsburgh today. One day someone offered me a large sum of money for the entire business and I sold it.

With the advent of the Internet and the World Wide Web, I saw a great opportunity to take what I had learned over the years and offer my expertise and relevant knowledge to other individuals. That’s when I set up Detailking.com in my home office. After a few years this business grew so fast that I hired a staff and move into a brand new 9,500 square-foot, two-building that currently houses our sales, support and marketing staff, training center, showroom and two warehouses. Detail King is now highly regarded as the premier leader in the auto detailing industry for supplies, equipment, training and customer support.

Auto Detailing Certification

This is the only business I know of where you can make as much money as you are willing to work for. You can’t run out of clients, there are millions of vehicles on the road today, and most people don't have the time to wash and wax their own vehicles. Plus, if you do a good job, you get an endless stream of repeat business and referral customers. It is up to you how big you want to become and how much money you want to make. Most people need their cars cleaned, and we can teach you how to get a piece of that pie and keep it! At Detail King, we teach you how to “think out of the box”, cultivate profitable niches, acquire commercial accounts, fleet accounts, high-end retail customers and even profitable auto dealership accounts. Just about anyone can own and operate an auto detailing business. There’s very little overhead and start-up costs are low. Some people start out part-time while they have a full-time job top build up a clientele before quitting their job and taking their detailing business full-time. Others jump right into this head first and do it full-time. Whatever your choice, we’re committed to help you make it work. With auto detailing as your primary service, you can quickly — or slowly — branch out to include paint chip repair, headlight restoration, windshield repair, plastic trim restoration, carpet dying, cigarette burn repair, leather/vinyl repair, odor removal, etc..

We can furnish you with everything you will need to get started — the best auto detailing cleaning chemicals, polishes, supplies, equipment, training and support available in this industry. There are no franchise fees or royalties to pay. All the money you make is yours! You should seriously consider attending one of our auto detailing training seminars. You will learn what you really need to do to get started with regards to licensing, advertising, marketing, operations, and hands-on training.

We have been offering auto detailing training classes since 1999 and have trained thousands of students from all over the globe. We are Licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools in accordance with 22 Pa Code § 73.173 (c) so all graduates are awarded a framed diploma upon completion of the program. Not many businesses offering auto detailing training can say that they have been in business for more than 25 years with an approved curriculum by their state. We can!

One of the most important things to me is having fun and making money doing it. Owning your own auto detailing business or mobile auto detailing business can be profitable and fun. It can also be very lucrative. You can expand this business and offer other very profitable auto reconditioning services to your customer base. Consider attending our 3-Day Auto Detailing Craftsman Seminar. We not only will teach you how to professionally detail a car but also how to start it and grow it through advertising and promotion. We understand the importance of having a sound social media marketing plan including using Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, SnapChat, LinkedIn, etc. Social media is a vital part of any business' marketing plan. Detail King can help you formulate your social media marketing plan for your car detailing business, car wash or auto reconditioning business.

You will be learning from the very best. Everything we teach you we’ve already done and perfected. This will help you avoid the “rookie” mistakes and pitfalls that new entrepreneurs can make. All the products that we offer we actually use in the field so we know how these products will work for you and what you may experience. This enables us to better assist you in your development and growth. It’s much easier to start and grow a new business when you have someone to point you in the right direction. That someone is Detail King!

Nick Vacco
Founder & Former CEO
Detail King LP and DetailKing.com