Not long ago, someone from the Houston Texas area asked me about starting an auto-detailing company there. They didn’t necessarily wish to have a location and a building to work out of, rather they wanted to own an auto detailing company that was mobile and came to the customer directly. Does this make sense for the Houston Area? Sure it does, in fact, our company has had great success in that market, and there is a lot of competition, but there is also a ton of business for all.
Oil and water do not always mix, so I am not advising that really. Might be better to find another company to market with and share customer lists and allow them to pitch it to their customers as a “bundling discount deal” and then give a price break for fast ramp up of customer base?
Most independent auto detailing professionals agree that areas with hard water will also cause a film on cars that are washed when no softener is used. They also agreed at the annual conference that the decision to purchase a softener should be based on a real water test. You might wish to contact a water treatment dealer such as: Rain Soft, Culligan, Apollo, Calgon, Rayne water Systems or the Water Man in your area. They can help you by having the local water tested or ask city water authority for information on their supply. Once your decision is made to purchase a softener, selecting the proper equipment is easy. Softener sizes should be based upon two factors: Flow Rate (GPM) and Grains Per Gallon (GPG).
What if the oil change business is an add-on with a much higher price? What about mark ups? Depends on market and regional pricing, but generally mobile oil change companies are higher than fixed sites due to convenience or near those prices considering fleet sizes and economies of scale.
It is a good idea to explore the reputation of professional Royal1 Mobile Detailing Orlando Car Detailing near Orlando, FL services before you hire one of them. Ask your friends and family as there is a good chance they have used such services. It doesn’t hurt to ask your co-workers around the water cooler either. When you get information on one that has done well give them a call and see how it works out for you.
Okay here is what I would do if I were you. First you need to mount your equipment on a skid, so you can take it in and out of the back of a pick-up truck or trailer really easy. I would say that you should get a pressure washer; Honda, 5.0 Hp from Home Depot (Excel Brand Pressure Washer). You can finance it there if you need too; about $450.00 and next you need to get out of town into an agricultural rural area and buy a 100 gallon plastic loaf polypropylene water tank with straps.
Another product which works fairly well is Folex Carpet stain remover, which you can also buy online. You will also find it at most cleaning supply stores as well. Indeed, I hope you will please consider all this.