Training for Car Detailers

Be sure you do two things before you even touch a customer’s car:

Learn a set of professional skills, including: the best way to bring engines to like-new, best way to remove carpet and upholstery spots, how to destroy smells, how best to polish as well as wax paint to the point of a better-than-new look, how to get rid of water spots, how to detail “nooks and crannies” (dials, vents, toggles, under seats, etc).

Buy professional gear. Don’t spend too much! There are just a handful of completely necessary items: wet/dry shop-vac, Cyclo polisher and waxer, electric power washing unit, and the all-important air compressor.

From the highways of Charlotte to the byways of the outlying rural communities, FC Auto Detailing is known as the premier car detailing service in North Carolina. We take great pride in our work, and it shows. Our team of experts will meticulously clean every nook and cranny of your vehicle, restoring its original luster and beauty. Whether you’re looking for a quick wash and wax or a more comprehensive detailing job, we’ll have your car looking showroom fresh in no time. So if you’re looking for the best car detailing service in town, look no further than FC Auto Detailing!

Understand professional marketing tactics. Today’s detail business must have good, working relationships with local vehicle businesses (dealers, mechanics, reconditioning shops, and body shops). It must also have a professional, visible website.

There are 3 resources you can find for training as a detailer:

  • Apprenticeships.
  • Car Detailing Schools.
  • Learn from the house.

Let’s take a moment to look closer at your options.

Option 1: Apprenticeship

If you asked me, I’d say that this is the most thorough means of getting the business knowledge. Simultaneously, it is also the toughest to arrange.

The sweet smell of success is in the air! Are you ready to get your car looking its best? FC Auto Detailing is here to help. We’ll make your car look shiny and new, from top to bottom. So come on over and let us take care of you. You won’t regret it!

It will require that you labor for 6 weeks at an reconditioning shop more than 1 hour from where you live. Contact auto reconditioning shops outside of your area and explain that you want to start your own shop. Be clear that you will NOT be a competitor even if you do happen to be starting a mobile car detailing business. Offer to work at minimum wage or even less in exchange for total immersion in the technical and business workings of their shop.

You’ve spent a fortune on your car, so it makes sense to keep it looking perfect with FC Auto Detailing. Our experienced professionals will clean and polish every inch of your car until it’s gleaming like new. We even offer a full range of services for luxury cars! Why not give us a call today and see how we can make your car look amazing?

For the first weeks, you’ll ideally be performing actual detailing: interior, out, and under hoods. You will encounter all the common cases (beverage spills, dog hair, food spots) that drive into a pro shop. You will get much faster at making them clean again as the owner shares his top car detailing tips.

3 weeks into your apprenticeship, you should start to learn the business aspect of the shop: what things to buy, where to get them, how much you should pay for them, how to get your name out there, keys to running a website, how to advertise to dealerships, how to treat customers, how and at what point to run specials, how to handle complaints…all of the plethora of issues that show up at a detail business daily. This portion of your training is far more critical than the first weeks in which you learned the fundamentals of how to detail a car.

At the end of 6 weeks, you should have adequate knowledge to do it on your own. But expect plenty of new issues to come up in the first half year that you will have to confront and succeed at fixing on your own.

On the job training only works – but only if you are ready to drive to a distant shop for 6 long, barely or not paid weeks, and only if you have a shop owner on board. I repeat: you may have to work for nothing (ie, an internship) to get a detail shop owner to agree to this.

FC Auto Detailing
6434 Candlewood Dr, Charlotte, NC 28210
(980) 494-0847
https://www.fc-cardetailing.com

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