Choosing the Right Detailer

Choosing the right detailer can be daunting to say the least. There are so many out there and the prices vary in drastic fashion. Here are 3 simple tips to help you determine the company to choose for your detail needs. 

There are so many detailers out there and it seems the pricing is all over the map. Ranging from as low as $50 to $500 or more for a detail inside and out. What’s the difference? It can be very frustrating, especially around spring when all the hobbyists start doing it on the side again. I am here to help you make the right decision that makes sense for your budget and desired results. We will discuss the 3 major factors when picking a company for a detail. 

The first factor you want to consider is, “Do they take their business seriously?”. There are several very easy ways to determine if a detailer is serious about their business. Do they have a legitimate business? A legitimate business is going to have all required licensing and carry some form of insurance. These are some key items a serious business owner will have. Another way to uncover a serious detailer is to ask about certifications and training that they have completed. While detailing may seem easy, there are a few very simple mistakes that can be made that can damage your vehicle. 

The second factor you want to consider is whether they are paying attention to your wants and needs. One of the easiest ways to determine this is how they quote the jobs. Do they just fire out a “one size fits all” price or are they asking you questions to determine your desired results. Ultimately, a good business owner will seek to meet the clients expectations and the only way to know those is to ask questions. Pay attention to that first interaction and determine if they are listening to your wants and needs. This is crucial for any type of service based business. 

​The third factor is experience. While simpler jobs don’t require the greatest amount of intelligence or skill, the bigger jobs actually do. Take a look at reviews to determine basic client service skills. If you are looking for a higher end service ask for referrals or resume material. Research the company you are doing business with. Your car is one of the biggest investments you will make and have. Be sure to find the right person to take care of it like it is their own.

The last point I would like to leave with you is relationship geared. Be sure your detailer wants you to come back. This is a huge sign that a business will be sticking around and always take care of you right. At Top Gun Detail it is our goal to see you again and again. This is how we keep the doors open. As always, you’re welcome to message us with any questions you have about choosing a detailer. We know we aren’t the perfect fit for everyone and we also have connections worldwide to some of the best detailers on the planet. We will always steer you the right direction. 

Thank you for reading,

Kris Mindrum, Owner