How to Help Clients Pet-Proof Their Cars During Your Auto Detailing Career
April 16, 2019
Warmer weather is on the horizon in Canada, which means it’s time to roll down the windows and take our four-legged friends out for a ride. While driving around with a pet can be fun, they’re still animals, which means that sometimes cars end up filled with mud, hair, and more.
Interior reconditioning and cleaning is part of an automotive detailer’s primary duties, and during your career you may often see clients with cars that have clear signs that they own a pet or two. Pets can be messy by nature, but keeping a car clean of debris might be easier than you think.
If you’re interested in a career in auto detailing, read on to find out a few helpful tips you can use to protect client’s cars from pets.
Auto Detailers Know the Secret Behind Mud and Stain Removal
Whether a client has taken a dog for a muddy hike, or their cat has had an accident on the backseat, pets can cause a variety of stains that can tarnish the interior of any vehicle.
Although the best thing to do is to clean stains as soon as they occur, sometimes a client may come in long after the stain has set. Fortunately, auto detailers have the tools and training that can get stains out stat.
Get Rid of Odour and Keep Cars Smelling Fresh in Your Auto Detailing Career
Pets can leave a variety of less-than-pleasant odours behind long after they’ve been in the car. While it may seem like a quick solution, hanging a car freshener should actually be your last step, as it only masks the smell without removing it. Finding the source of the odour may be difficult, especially if it’s been shaken across a car’s interior, so it’s a good idea to clean it from front to trunk using the techniques you learn in auto detailing training.
You Can Give Clients Tips to Prevent the Accumulation of Pet Fur
One of the tell-tale signs that your client is a proud pet owner is the presence of fur. As anyone with pets knows, animal hair can be an issue that’s hard to control and annoying to constantly clean, but there are a few things you can do in your auto detailing career to help keep a car’s fur levels manageable.
A clean car can only stay that way for so long—especially if a pet’s involved. After you’ve made sure there’s not a hair in sight, you can recommend that clients use seat covers, towels, or blankets that protect the seats and floors, and are easily removable. Hard plastic floor mat covers or liners can also help keep carpets clean and fur-free.
Are you interested in starting a rewarding career in the automotive industry?
Contact Automotive Training Centres for more information about our auto detailing course in Toronto.
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