Being only a part time - weekend warrior; I sometimes have trouble correctly evaluating the actual condition of a customers vehicle. The vehicles that I usually detail are neglected, and 3-5 years old. My inital inspection is not as thorough as it should be. Especially, when the customer wants to "just clean it up good." It seems like I always discover something after I start which I hadn't taken into consideration when I priced the job. I always take care of whatever it is, however I do not feel right about asking for additional money.
I believe there was a link posted sometime back to an inspection form by someone here at DC. I apologize that I do not remember who it was so that they can receive the credit do them. I tried searching for this, but came up empty. That was the inspiration for a new - more thorough method of inspection. This afternoon was a computer day for me, so I pieced something together that I believe will help me to more accurately estimate what I am getting into on a detail.
I thought I would share with the fellow part timers and the just starting out guys here. I cannot take credit for this sheet. The idea came from an old post. I have modified it somewhat to fit my needs.
I hope I am not infringing upon or offending anyone by posting this. I'm just trying to be helpful. Sorry...Formatting will need to be corrected. I had to convert the file in order to upload it and I am not a computer guy!