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UK Detailing Academy’s running blog commentary on the detailing industry’s questions, useful guides, and articles designed to help you start, grow and run your detailing business.

Question everything

There are so many assumptions, spurious science, “everyone knows” facts out there on the internet for new, innocent and enthusiastic entrants to the industry – who will sit for hours and research the best way to deliver services – that it’s easy to accept many supposed “facts” at face value, which make sense until you start to query them…

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Managing Expectations is a balancing act, with a range of barriers pitentialls standing between what a customer wants, and what can be delivered.

Managing Expectations

Managing Expectations in the Car Care Industry.   The most successful detailing businesses are not the ones that deliver exactly what the customer asks for, but deliver the best possible outcome with a balance of

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New Strings

There are a few other options which generally suit an existing detailing business – PPF, PDR, alloy wheel refurbishment, SMART repair, Wrapping, Window tinting – but by far the most natural addition seems to trend as Leather Repair. And for good reason.

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Have your costs risen?

It’s easy, especially when you been running for a while to let swathes of time pass assuming you’re still covering your costs based on your calculations a year or two back – or was it three…? With a raft of running costs potentially increasing over the next few months, it’s probably having a quick tot up again to make sure you’re not working solely for the love of the job…

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Leather Colour Matching

When you get involved with any type of leather repair, you will find that a correctly matched colour will make any job a thousand times easier to complete satisfactorily. However colour matching still evades many who are otherwise perfectly sound and trained leather repairers, and it’s an omitted skill which can cause the most issues.

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When is the best time to start a detailing business?

When’s the best time to start?

Is there ever a “best” time to start a business?

Best is very subjective. For some, the “best”time is when they’re fed up with their current job and want a change, for some it’s a long planned out strategy based on market trends and careful saving to realise their dream career.

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Course spotlight: Wetsanding

    Sanding is quite an advanced detailing skill, but one that’s easy to pick up once you know the basics and rules. The key, as always, is practice and more practice. With regular group

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What are you selling?

It’s quite an important question, as it can be what separates you from the crowd when turning a potential customer into your customer. What NEED is your customer looking to fulfill by using your services?

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