You’ve spent thousands of dollars on that 4 wheeled baby…
You care for it, you make sure no one puts their dirty, careless hands on the paint, you change its oil consistently, and you basically love it.
Hey, it’s yours after all.
But loving something so much means you need the right partner with your best interest in mind in order to look out for it.
And finding the perfect detailer for your car is pretty close to a marriage:
You’ll probably have to ‘date around’ for a while until you find ‘Mr’ or ‘Mrs.’ Right!
If you’ve already chosen your detailer, it still doesn’t harm to look through these points and see if you’ve made the right choice…
Or reconsider and say the horrible (but sometimes necessary):
‘It’s not you, it’s me. Bye!’
Here are the 3 things you need to watch out for when choosing a detailer:
#1: Talk The Talk And Walk The Walk
Don’t you hate it when people can’t stick to their word?
When you’re dealing with products such as car waxes or coatings, you may be tempted to choose your detailer simply based on how shiny your car looks.
The secret about car detailing products goes beyond the ‘bling’ and ‘shine’.
What you should always be looking out for is their GUARANTEE on your customer satisfaction.
Sure, your car now looks fantastic, but what if 10 days later you notice:
- It looks dirty and unpolished (and you haven’t driven through a dirt road lately).
- It has NEW scratches or swirl marks on it.
- The shine is no longer there.
Look, a responsible, professional and trustworthy detailer is not only going to ensure the quality of the products he/she uses is premium, but he/she is going to take a good look at your car and set your expectations straight.
If your car is not exactly in pristine condition to begin with, he/she will make sure you know what can and can’t be fixed through a detailing process.
#2: They Give You A Quote Over The Phone
This looks very, very bad on a detailer.
For most customers, having a detailer willing to work on an already fixed price helps them cut through their indecision.
Here’s the thing that you should be worried about:
How can you trust somebody that hasn’t even taken a look at your car and is willing to promise a professional and shiny finish in exchange for a flat fee?
What if your car has incredibly deep and ugly scratches?
No matter what you get promised, you’ll never get the ‘picture perfect’ shine you’re looking for because it’s simply not possible for a detailer to do that under those circumstances.
And if they’re willing to lie about that, imagine what they’ll say once you get your car back…
It’s all about who sets your expectations straight and is still willing to go the extra mile for you!
#3: They Have The Lowest Prices On the Area
‘Forget it, it’s too risky..’
That’s the opening line from Tarantino’s ‘Pulp Fiction’.
And while that movie’s plot doesn’t deal with the trials and tribulations of choosing a local detailer…
It provides a great insight when it comes to looking for the lowest possible price.
You need to remember that detailing is both a process and an artform.
Premium quality products are not cheap, and the process needs to be taken care of by a professional that needs to be paid well.
Because of this, you should always be wary when somebody offers you a price that is too ‘good to be true’.
The best way to avoid this?
Look out for several different detailers, ask about their price ranges and see what is the average price you should be paying for premium quality service.
Your car (and you) deserves no less than the best!
The Deal breakers Of A Car Detailer (Recap)
As always, for those unwilling to read the whole thing, here’s a recap of the 3 deal breakers when choosing a car detailer.
- Their prices are too good to be true.
- They promise you a ‘fixed’ price over the phone.
- They don’t guarantee your customer satisfaction for 30 days or more.
While we may get hated on by shady detailers reading this…
Remember it’s our professional (and moral) duty to help you make the most informed decision when it comes to car detailing products.
We’re so confident in our quality and results, we offer: