When you hire someone to detail your car, it is important that you hire an experienced professional. Aside from your home, your car is likely the second biggest investment of your life. For that reason, it is important to you that you keep your car in good condition. Not all detailers are as qualified as they claim to be. Many lack the proper tools, skills, knowledge, and experience that you might expect they have. Hiring the wrong detailer can lead to problems that could have been avoided. This will cause you to spend more money and time to find the right detailer who can fix any issues caused by the wrong guy. The following are a few things that you should consider when hiring a car detailer…
Does the Detailer Have Their Own Shop?
While you have to start somewhere, we advise not hiring a car detailer that does not have their own designated location for their operation. If the detailer is working from their home garage, they are probably still learning the trade and might not have all of the tools or techniques that they need to do the job you are expecting them to do. Hiring a detailer that has an established shop with all of the products and tools on display ensures that you know that they know their stuff. Don’t hesitate to ask questions and for examples of their work. They should be eager to provide you with all the information you have requested. Before and after pictures or videos will show you just how good they are at what they do.
Expect the Process to Take Time
Detailers who work alone will likely take four to five hours to thoroughly detail the interior and exterior of your car. Detailers that take their time to complete the process do a better job. Do not expect the same quality job from someone who only spends an hour to do the same task.
Do They Have the Right Products and Tools?
Professional detailers know which products and tools are right for the job. Buffers are essential when it comes to smoothing and detailing. An experienced detailer knows that high-speed buffers are not a good choice as they tend to leave swirls and scorch marks on the vehicle. At Bailey’s Car Wash, we avoid using a high-speed buffer to keep your car from becoming damaged in the process.
Does the Detailer Guarantee their Products and Services?
A trusted professional always stands by their work. They are not afraid to guarantee their products and services to ensure that their customers are satisfied. There are some repairs that the detailer cannot claim to fix. For example, deep scratches. Another example is the ability to rid your car of bad smells, such as smoke. These problems can sometimes be bigger than even the most experienced professional is equipped to fix.
Competitive Rate or Too Good to Be True
While affordability is important, be aware that extremely low pricing is often a red flag. If you hire the cheapest detailer in your area, you should expect that their work won’t be as good as other detailers with competitive rates. When prices are too good to be true, you will find that their products and services lack the quality you anticipated. Experienced detailers will not give you a quote until they have seen your vehicle. Avoid using detailers who offer your final cost over the phone. At Bailey’s Car Wash, we will not give you a final quote until we have seen your car and assessed its needs firsthand. We need to know what the job entails before we set the cost.
Detailers with years of experience have a solid client base and many happy customers. These customers leave reviews about their experience. Be weary of a professional that only has 5 star reviews as no one is perfect. 4 stars is typically a sign that customers are satisfied (and honest) about their experience.
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Bailey’s Car Wash & Detailing
Bailey’s is a local and family owned car wash providing a range of washing and detailing options for our customers! Since 2002, we have been providing outstanding services to the Greater Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky area. Our experience, customer service, and overall value is what sets Bailey’s apart from our competition.
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