Mobile Car Wash Complaints

Everyone knows that car washes often steal things out of customer’s cars. Actually it is not the car wash owner or the company, but rather the low end ethical lacking employee, looking to make some money on the side by stealing. Yet in mobile car washing generally the owner or crew chief is right there the whole time and most customers are regular customers and thus there is not the issue of theft. Yet so many start-up mobile car wash entrepreneurs ask; How do you deal with a client complaints or insinuation of damage by your employee?

The correct answer is that this rarely happens. If or when it does it is usually with only first time or brand new customers. They might not understand mobile car washes are not like a full service fixed site carwash. Mobile car washes have no reason to steal, as they make a lot of money servicing customers weekly. Even basic services of $10 times 52 weeks per year is $520.00 without any detailing or waxing or add on services. Let’s face it there is nothing in someone’s car worth losing that kind of money or the ten people they might tell if one did do such a thing. 10 X $520 = $5,200.00. No way.

Even the crew chief or driver of the mobile car wash who maybe up to 12% commission knows this, as 12% of $5,200.00 is $624.00 out of their pay, plus he could lose his job. You see? At carwashes a car wash employee makes what $8.00 an hour max? If he steals something or steals quarters out of an ashtray, then he keeps it and could care less about the customers or his job for that matter, he can get a new job easily. And most car washes say they are not responsible for lost or stolen items as a disclaimer.

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How To Choose The Best Car Mechanic

When it comes to finding the right mechanic for your car, you have a lot of options to choose from. These days there are more mechanics and auto body chops open than ever before so it can be hard to choose which ones are the most trustworthy, expert, and affordable. The good news is that it’s very easy to select the right mechanic for your car, and to get a great deal along the way!

One of the best ways to find a great mechanic in your area is to ask for referrals from friends and family. Everyone who drives has to work with a mechanic or auto body shop at one time or another and all of them can tell you what kind of experience they had the last time they had their car serviced. Asking around is a great way to get a feel for which mechanics are working in your area, and get some real reviews on which ones might work best for you and your car.

Using the internet is another great way to survey the various mechanics and repair experts in your area. Without even leaving your house you can see all of the expert mechanic shops in your local area and find out what types of cars they specialize in. This is a great way to narrow down the search and see which shops seem right for you. Once you’ve selected one or two shops, you can call in or stop by to get more information about how they can help fix your car, what the cost will be, and how long the job will take to complete.

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Conserving Water at a Car Wash Fundraiser

If you use a pressure washer during your fundraiser you can wash twenty cars with one capful of soap in a two-thirds filled five-gallon water bucket. Of course your soap will be biodegradable. At least twenty-five percent of the cars you wash will not require the use of soap due to previous wax coats that have been applied. These cars combine to lower your wet/rinse cycle to about thirty seconds of spray time or 1.2 gallons of water per car. This is fifty times more efficient. You can wash fifty cars with a pressure washer to the one car washed with a garden hose in the driveway. This constitutes a significant savings in water.

If you spray a car with special equipment (pressure washer) you will get a fine mist spray. The water can be applied evenly and gives the run off a spread effect. Thus the water that reaches the ground evaporates quickly. A car that needs to be soaped will have a wet/rinse cycle of about one minute and will use about two gallons of water. This water never reaches the storm drains.

You can also contract with a local professional mobile car washer or car detailer to help your group. They only use 2.4 gallons of water per car and their pressure washers only put out 2.4 GPM. If they spray a car for twenty seconds to get it wet, then soap off the dirt and then rinse the car for approximately forty seconds this equals sixty seconds or one minute of sprayed water at 2.4 gallons per minute.

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The Impacts of a Car Dent

Modern cars are more susceptible to dings and dents than the cars of just a few decades ago. As fuel economy and accident safety have become increasingly important, automotive engineers and manufacturers have designed cars as more of a space frame with the external body panels literally stretched over the frame. These external body panels have been made from progressively thinner materials such that today’s new cars can be dented quite easily.

The external body panels of newer cars are also made of many different materials and are no longer exclusively rendered from simple stamped expanses of rolled sheet steel. Cars have body panels made from materials such as dent-resistant high-impact plastic, soft aluminum, high-strength fiberglass, high-tech carbon fiber, and softer plastic compounds for bumpers and other susceptible areas. Each of these materials offers different properties when it comes to fixing a car dent. Aluminum areas can dent easily, while high-impact plastics, fiberglass and carbon fiber areas may sustain gouges from impacting sharp corners of other vehicles or objects such as parking barriers, fences or children’s toys.

Car dents can often be easily repaired and removed by technicians who have skill and knowledge in this field, depending upon the depth and severity of the dent. Such repairs will typically prove to be too difficult and technically challenging for the average “do-it-yourself” car owner, but professional technicians are specially trained to perform such repairs. If the damage is too extensive, the body panel or bumper must be removed and a new panel painted and installed. However, if the damage is repairable, the technician will use various methods to pull the dent back out of the panel without using any body fillers or repainting methods. These paintless dent removal methods are often highly effective for removing dents, hail damage, and other types of indentations that can mar the surface of a car, without resorting to the trouble or expense of body work. For those times when fixing a dent does require repainting, paintless dent removal can still be a great way to prepare the car for painting.

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Saving Money on Car Repairs

Car repairs can become very expensive, whether it is a big or small problem. This article will teach you ways to save money on automotive repairs. First of all, in order to save money on repairs you should take good care of your car. Make sure you keep up with the regular maintenance, such as oil changes and getting the tires rotated. Keeping up with small things like this will save you in the long run. If you don’t take care of your car, it could lead to bigger and more expensive problems.

Of coarse no matter how much you take care of your car, there can be unexpected problems. Whether it is normal wear and tear, such as replacing your wipers, or something more drastic like your engine blowing, you can save money. One way to save money on car repairs is buying the parts yourself. If it is something minor, such as changing the windshield wipers than you can look around for the parts and change them yourself. You can even look online for low prices and easy to follow videos that will help you fix your car and save money at the same time.

If it is a more serious problem, such as your brakes or transmission failing, and you do not know much about cars, it is best to go to a mechanic. You can still save money when it comes to going to a mechanic. Make sure you do your research and find a mechanic that is trustworthy and reliable. Having these two traits as a mechanic is important. Once you find the mechanic ask for a general quote of how much it is going to cost to get the car fixed. You should shop around and get a few different quotes, as this can also save you money. Even if you choose the more experienced mechanic with the higher price, bringing in a competitors quote can make him lower his price and do the service for you, ultimately saving you money and getting you the best service.

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