Caring for Cars: Auto Detailing Equipment Found in Every Shop
October 29, 2015
In the auto detailing business, having the right tools for the job is a necessary part of offering a high-quality service. In fact, this can also save your shop a lot of time, effort, and money.
While there seems to be an endless list of detailing products and equipment available on today’s market, good detailing shops only require a few key pieces in order to offer their clients exceptional service.
Are you pursuing an auto detailing career? Do you dream of opening up your very own body shop one day? If you’re planning to enroll in auto detailing courses, read on to learn more about the products and tools that experts agree are essential to any successful detailing business.
Efficient Auto Detailing Starts with Orbital Polishers
Applying and removing waxes and sealants can be done by hand, but auto experts know that using an orbital polisher can cut labor time in half. Using an orbital polisher will also help ensure that an even coat of wax or sealant is applied to the vehicle. In addition, orbital polishers only use the needed amount of a polishing product, so very little is wasted. Of course, it should come as no surprise that this will significantly reduce the business’ costs where purchasing waxes and other polishing products are concerned.
Orbital polishers are available in a variety of sizes and their price ranges vary. While traditional orbital polishers come equipped with an electrical cord, some of the newest models are cordless. These do not require much experience to use, and are even designed to correct slight automotive paint imperfections without leaving swirl marks.
Pressure Washers are Found in Every Auto Detailing Shop
In the world of auto detailing, pressure washers are often used. In fact, once you graduate from your program, you will notice that when you use a pressure washer, you will be able to remove the dirt and debris from hard-to-reach places on a car much more effectively than by simply using a hose. Rinsing soap off of a vehicle is also faster with a pressure washer.
Most units produce a fine spray that evenly covers a vehicle’s surface area with little effort on the user’s part. Using a pressure washer also saves water, which is a factor that’s important if you’re working in an area with water usage limits.
Vacuums and Accessories Simplify Cleaning Hard-to-Reach Areas
When it comes to cleaning a car’s interior, finding a versatile vacuum cleaner is essential. The same vacuum used to pick up dirt and loose particles can also pick up the soapy suds after the carpeting and upholstery of a car has been thoroughly shampooed. Wall-mounted or portable wet/dry vacuums offer detailing shops a way to clean car interiors conveniently with a single unit.
An auto detailing course will teach you that some of the peskiest messes inside of a car are the ones that are hidden away in each and every small crevice and crack. For this reason, there are tons of vacuum attachments available, which are designed to reach the floorboards under seats, between seat cushions and backrests, along with many other hard-to-reach areas.
Other accessories that can be purchased for vacuums include air filters, brushes, and longer hoses. These will ensure that all of your car-cleaning needs are met.
Are you looking for hands-on auto detailing training taught by experts in the field?
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