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What To Look For When Finding A Detailer

Nov 10, 2020

Have you ever wanted to hire a detailer? Knowing what to look for in one can be difficult. Similar to searching for high-quality car mechanics, it is important that you and your Detailer are on the same page and driven towards a positive outcome. You want a clean, well-detailed car, and the Detailer wants your continued business. 

When do you know you’ve found a good one? Here are things to consider when searching for that high-quality Detailing Professional.

It’s no surprise that the desire for quality automotive detailing is on the rise. From 1997 to 2014, the number of drivers frequently getting professional car washes have nearly doubled. Since cars cost more, last longer and have become more complicated, finding a high-quality, reliable Detailer is critical for maintaining your car’s appearance.

Check the location, location, location.

Yes, it’s a cliche, but consider the location of the Detailer before showing up to drop your car off. Safety, distance from mass transit, and access to offramps and highways must be considered.

Look for accessible Detailers near public transit stops, within a cheap Uber ride home, or close by any of your friends and/ or family.

Is the price right?

Remember, maintaining your vehicle is part of a long-term investment. Your car was expensive but it is worth paying for quality. Time is money and you’re spending both. Spending extra time researching and shopping around will save you money (and some headaches) down the road.

Trust your gut, if a price — high or low — sets off warning signals, consider the Detailer’s experience, the time estimated for the job, and the equipment they use. If a price is too good to be true, it probably is. An experienced Detailer might warrant a higher price, but the workmanship, quality and timeliness will most likely be worth the money..

Read the reviews

Social Proof is the trust and experience (plus opinions) of other customers that have posted online. This is invaluable to a Detailer — and you!

Consider what two-star through four-star reviews say. These middle-of-the-road reviews can give more nuance and reveal more information. If you are reading low reviews with average to lower amount of stars, you may want to keep looking.

Remember, you and your Detailer need to trust each other. Taking time to research, shop around, and gather information, puts more power in your hands as the consumer. If you’re still uncomfortable and having trouble finding a quality Detailer, please look at our “Find A Local Detailer” page for a Pearl Nano Certified Detailer and Installer.