Many folks love cars and see themselves in the mobile auto detailing business. Such a small business can be rewarding indeed. But you must consider the weather in your region if you plan on working outside all year around.It is not possible in all climates to do this in the United States. Having been in the auto cleaning business for some 28 years folks often ask me about the industry.
Our company does not sell equipment to the public and we do not sell franchises state side, but still due to our company's history so many folks ask questions about the over all industry. Dustin from Wisconsin writes: "In working on my business plan and doing research I realized most of these types of businesses are running in year round warm climates.I live in Wisconsin and my biggest concern is winter-time. Any suggestions?".For winter months detailing there is some business to be had our teams in Montana and other colder climates are able to cope.http://www.
But it is not so easy on a completely mobile basis. Once you get under about 12 degrees you are pretty much a portable ice storm maker? So this makes it very hard to detail in such situations.And you do have a number of days under 12 degrees in Wisconsin. It is doable, but it is not easy.
In the past we forgave all Royalties to such markets in months with temps under 15 degrees for more than 10 days. So there are issues indeed. You are wise to notice this. You can supplement the business with a snow plow business and some mobile fleet cleaning as the magnesium chloride on the roads destroys undercarriages and causes issues with corrosion.Indeed on my last visit to Madison and Oshkosh in the Summer, I did notice the greenery, I guess you have to pay for that in the Winter?.If you are considering starting a mobile detail business is a Winter harsh environment or region you may wish to consider this information carefully before investing in such a business.
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By: Lance Winslow