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Automotive Detailing and Carwash Blog

Welcome to our blog. We are committed to bringing you informative, topical articles about developments within the car detailing industry. Our primary business is the supply of pressurised steam vapour cleaning machines and accessories. We also have units available which can be used as vacuum and fixed station car wash machines.

Business opportunities exist for keen people who would like to pursue professional mobile car detailing as a business.

Our blog will grow into an in-depth collection of anecdotes, ideas and general industry information that you will be able to refer to, comment on and participate in.
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Tips on how to provide a professional car cleaning service

Integrity, professionalism and a customer friendly attitude is essential for a professional car detailing service. Besides practical know how on how to get the most out of your car wash machine, using the right car steam cleaning equipment can be very advantageous for cleaning staff.

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As a mobile car detailer or carwash operator, cleaning of the outside of a vehicle is what most businesses focus on. However, more and more individuals are looking for not only an exterior clean but also a thorough interior clean. Upholstery, carpets, dashboards, doors and the center console also require cleaning maintenance to keep a vehicle in top condition.

 

How to detail clean car engine bays

Using lots of chemicals, foam, water and time aren’t the only ways to keep a car looking clean.

A lot of carwash businesses, detailers and at home car cleaners can mistakenly think that these traditional methods are the only ways to keep a car looking clean inside and out.

Today, there are modern technologies and equipment that clean cars fast and more efficiently. There are also interior car cleaning applications that can now be done that aren’t possible at a typical car wash.

 

How to compact hard-to-clean areas in the car

When something is hard to clean, we put it off and probably for longer than we should. Car cleaning can be one of those jobs. If you’re a car cleaning business owner, you would know that customers normally come to you to take care of the hard jobs.

Particularly with the arrival of warmer days, many people are looking to combat those hard to clean areas of their car just in time for weekend drives and summer holidays. Ensure your car cleaning business equipment is ready to handle these requests by learning how to take care of those “hard” jobs.

 

 

Three tips for spring clean your car with steam vapour

Spring cleaning your car doesn’t need to be a long and laborious process. All it takes is the right tools, process and steam vapour. Steam vapour is not your typical “steam”. Steam can sometimes be associated with a water spray rather than an actual vapour.

Good quality steam vapour is normally produced at a high temperature and dry (around 5% moisture content). When these elements combine, they can be used for cleaning the interior and exterior of your car, including car mat cleaning, air vents, dashboards and leather.

When you have this type of car cleaning equipment on hand, it makes cleaning easier, fast and the results are far better than traditional processes.

 

 

Detail clean car with vacuum cleaner

Dusting and light vacuuming is a regular interior car cleaning process that is important but doesn’t replace a car interior detailing job. The length of time you spend on an interior car detail depends on how heavy the soiling is on carpets, mats and surfaces.

The equipment as well as the process you use is important for not only the quality of your interior detail clean but also how easy and fast it can be done.

Unlike a surface clean which acts more like a regular clean, an interior detail clean will stop upholstery from becoming warn over a short period of time, deodorises a vehicle and stops dirt from building up within hidden spots.

Here are top 2 car cleaning processes that should be included in your interior car detail clean.

 

How to give car cleaning a quick deep clean

Some people make a day of cleaning their car. Some car cleaning and detailing businesses spend hours ensuring that cars are spotless, shiny and looking like brand new.

However, sometimes a car doesn’t need the thorough end-to-end treatment. This is where it is handy to know what areas need special attention and how to clean these areas of a car fast and with ease.

Ensuring that the areas of a car that you have isolated as cleaning priorities are attended to will result in a car or any vehicle looking like new without all the hassle and fuss. This is valuable for both at home car washes and car washing and detailing businesses to know. It can save them time, money and labour.

 

 

Deep clean seat belt in a car with steam vapour

When embarking on giving a car a good clean, the first applications that come to mind are usually how to get the duco shining like new, how to get car seats steam cleaned and vacuumed to perfection and getting wheels looking pristine.

What can sometimes slip the mind of car wash facilities, car detailers and at home car cleaners are how to get seat belts looking like new. Removing grime, oils, fingerprints and dirt that accumulate over time can be tricky exercise.

Interior car cleaning equipment can be known to leave car upholstery and leather wet and damp for hours to even days. Traditionally, cleaning car seat belts is a multiple step process which involves washing down seat belts with water and chemical. The seat belt is then dragged out as far as it can reach and held outside by the car door to air dry. What a process!

Here is the easy way to clean car seat belts to ensure customers or your own car is getting the best clean with the least amount of time and effort….

 

Air Vent Cleaning

Air vents are one of those nooks and crannies in a car where it can be difficult to clean. Over time they can accumulate dust, grime and be a source of bacteria.

Using water sprays near a dashboard of car is risky as there is threat of damaging the console area where the stereo and other electronics are located.

The following way ensures that your air vents can achieve a simple and effective clean, without the risk of damaging your vehicle and its contents.

 

 

Exterior duco detailing

Providing a treatment to a car duco and its panels to allow it to achieve it original shine and luster is up there as a number one “must have” for most car detailing businesses. It gives a car the immediate appearance of being in pristine condition and a luxurious feel.

The problem is many ways to achieve this can often be time intensive or the tools can be costly.

 

 

Car detailing kit

With so much variety out there when it comes to car cleaning, it’s difficult to know what accessories are worth your money, what will do the job and what’s not going to fall apart as soon as it’s purchased.

It’s also important to purchase a car cleaning kit that has the best variety of tools and attachments to do multiple jobs.

The number one rule to remember is that the machinery or equipment your tools and attachments are connected to is quality. If the machine you’re using isn’t a quality machine, then the chances are, the cleaning kit won’t be either.

 

 

Car wheel cleaning

They are one of the most difficult parts of a car to clean. But when done right, it can take your car from looking average to pristine like no other car cleaning application can.

What’s the secret? It’s all the in the process, getting into the nooks and crannies of the wheel and ensuring that you’re using a technology that doesn’t just touch but penetrates the surface to achieve a deep clean.

 

 

Car DealershipWith so much choice on the market today for exterior car cleaning equipment, it’s difficult for automotive businesses to decide what will give their cars the most powerful, cost effective and fastest clean.

Firstly, it’s important to look at exactly what results you’re after. Are you after a complete detail? Does your exterior lack luster? Do you require less water use?

 

 

Car DealershipThe presentation and cleanliness of a vehicle at a car dealership is paramount to closing the sale. Cutting corners and overlooking hidden interior cleaning applications can mean the difference between thousands of dollars or resulting in a customer re-thinking their purchasing decisions.

Just like when a house is on the market, real estate agents will spend on hiring a professional stylist to make sure that the property is showcased in its best light. The same goes for a major purchase such as a car, particularly a brand new car.

However, dealerships aren’t in the business of washing and detailing cars. So it’s understandable that dealerships don’t want to spend hours of time and hours of wages on car cleaning, when their focus should be on sales and customer service.

Outsourcing car cleaning can be a costly exercise, and at the end of the day, are your vehicles really getting the deep clean they need in order to ‘wow’ a customer?

Clay barring steam cleaning on car duco

We all know the results that clay barring can produce. It should remove all contaminants and allow you to safeguard your car from grime, bug and tar and dirt build up. It will protect your clear coat and keep your car’s exterior in the best investment condition it can be in.

When it comes to providing a superior exterior car clean, using a clay bar should definitely be something that is done on a regular basis.

 

 

Car interior detail clean and drying

Many industries today are going environmentally friendly. From accommodation to healthcare, customers are seeking a more "green" style of service.

The same goes for the car cleaning industry. Customers will prioritise environmentally friendly car cleaning businesses above those that aren't. Here are 3 reasons why customers are looking for green alternatives when it comes to car cleaning.







3 Key ways to eliminate interior drying time

I've heard it time and time again. How do I speed up interior drying time when cleaning car upholstery, leather or carpets? Many car wash sites, detailers and individuals just accept that long interior drying is just a fact of life.

Well, I'm here to tell you that it doesn't need to be that way. Many individuals when cleaning car interiors go through the unnecessary steps of washing, soaping, drying and deodorising. I even had one guy say he dries his seat belts by stretching them, closing the door on them and proceeding to wait 24 hours for them to air dry.

If you haven't heard of dry steam vapour, then this technology will completely change the way your view interior car cleaning forever. Here are 3 key ways to eliminate car interior drying time using the power of dry steam vapour.

Car interior detail clean and drying

Car Wash Equipment Pre-Purchase Considerations

Whether you are just starting out in the automotive industry or you already have a car cleaning business, a common question that is normally raised at some point is whether to invest in fixed self-service or mobile car cleaning equipment.

Here are 3 questions to ask yourself when deciding whether a fixed or mobile system is right for you.

Does it have vacuum and steam vapour in the one compact unit?

At Car Steam Cleaning, our steam only systems can be do ALL interior and exterior car cleaning jobs. However, it’s smart to also think about what your customers might prefer.

Many customers see a vacuum service as a number one priority when paying to go get their car cleaned. If you don’t offer this service, they may look else where to get what they think they need.

This question is especially important when looking at a fixed, self service system. Customers want the options.

If you are unsure about whether a fixed system may have all the applications you require, going for a mobile system might be wise decision. This gives you time to engage what your customers want and what your businesses requires before making that investment.

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