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    Detailing price sheet

    I`m just starting my mobile detail side business and finally finished putting together my prices and list of services. I based all the prices off of businesses in the area and tried to go about 30% lower on most things.

    I am very much open to suggestions, especially on making things easy to understand/read! My initial gut reaction was that some things might be priced too high for someone just starting out...but I kept going back to other business`s prices, the amount of time I`m putting in, etc. and I kept arriving at the same numbers.

    So here it is: (BTW it`s formatted nicely in pdf with logo and info and all that jazz but this was simply copy and paste for the purpose of this post)

    EXPRESS WASH: $30
    Hand Wash and Dry
    Exterior of windows are cleaned
    Tires Dressed
    *Add $10 for SUV/truck/van

    WASH AND WAX: $75
    Hand Wash and Dry
    Clay bar treatment
    Synthetic Wax applied by machine
    ($25 to upgrade to premium carnuba wax instead of synthetic for better shine and protection!)
    Exterior of windows are cleaned
    Tires Dressed
    *Add $20 for SUV/truck/van

    EXPRESS DETAIL PACKAGE: $60
    Hand Wash and Dry
    Interior and exterior of windows are cleaned
    Tires dressed
    Interior vacuumed and wiped down withe cleaner
    Your choice of air freshener
    *Add $10 for SUV/truck/van

    WASH AND WAX DETAIL PACKAGE: $95
    Hand Wash and Dry
    Clay bar treatment
    Synthetic Wax applied by machine
    ($25 to upgrade to premium carnuba wax instead of synthetic for better shine and protection!)
    Exterior of windows are cleaned
    Tires Dressed
    Interior vacuumed and wiped down with cleaner
    Your choice of air freshener
    *Add $20 for SUV/truck/van

    BEN`S PREMIUM DETAIL PACKAGE: $200 (You save $30! Great Value!)

    PREMIUM EXTERIOR: ($115)
    Full wheel detail to remove caked on brake dust
    Hand Wash and Dry
    Clay bar treatment to remove contaminants from paint
    One-Step Machine polishing to remove minor scratches and swirls
    All windows cleaned
    *Add on one of our premium carnuba waxes applied by hand for the ultimate shine or one of our premium sealants for the ultimate protection! (+$35)

    PREMIUM INTERIOR: ($115)
    Entire interior is wiped down with cleaner and protected
    Full vacuum
    Floor mats and carpet shampooed
    Spots on upholstery and seats are treated
    Leather is cleaned and conditioned
    All windows and mirrors cleaned
    Your choice of air freshener
    *Add $30 for SUV/truck/van

    THE ROYAL TREATMENT: $375 (Great for car shows!)
    Everything in the Premium Detail Package above plus:
    - Multiple step paint correction to remove swirls and surfaces scratches
    - Carnuba Wax applied by hand or Premium Sealant applied by machine
    - Exterior rubber and plastic trim cleaned, protected, and dressed
    - Windshield is sealed to bead water
    - Engine Bay detail
    - Exhaust tips cleaned and polished
    *Add $40 for SUV/truck/van

    BEN`S DETAILING A LA CARTE
    Add any of the following to the above services to create the detail that is perfect for you!

    ENGINE DETAIL: $40
    Degrease and wash the engine bay using soft brushes. Dry with sidekick blaster.

    Full Wheel Detail: $40
    Completely restore original factory look to wheels and tires. Brake dust and iron is removed with premium cleaners. Safe on painted and clear coat wheels!

    GLASS SEALANT: $15
    Seal the windshield so that water beads right off.

    CLAY BAR TREATMENT: $50
    Claying removes surface contaminants and over-spray to give your paint a perfectly smooth feel. Same as “Wash and Wax” service but minus the wax. Car is finished with a wipe down of detail spray. *Add $10 for SUV/truck/van

    EXTERIOR RUBBER TRIM RESTORATION: $35
    Rubber trim is cleaned, and conditioned with UV protection. Dressed to restore deep, dark black look.

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    Re: Detailing price sheet

    Are you brand new to tue Detailing business

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    Re: Detailing price sheet

    Quote Originally Posted by Reflectiveauto View Post
    Are you brand new to tue Detailing business
    Yes! but have done all the above services on my own car a few times and had a couple friends let me practice on theirs.

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    Re: Detailing price sheet

    well that is how we all started out...

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    Re: Detailing price sheet

    Quote Originally Posted by Reflectiveauto View Post
    well that is how we all started out...
    Haha, please enlighten me...Open for suggestions, not pretending to know everything here

    And really this is just for friends and fam to start out. It just helps me to have everything listed in writing too. I already adjusted some prices so they are lower as well.
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    Re: Detailing price sheet

    having nice skills and the understanding of detailing since its is art and a science. Build up a client base, take alot of good pics, build up a nice quality product line. It takes time to where it flows. Learn your competition also

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reflectiveauto View Post
    having nice skills and the understanding of detailing since its is art and a science. Build up a client base, take alot of good pics, build up a nice quality product line. It takes time to where it flows. Learn your competition also
    Thanks!

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    Re: Detailing price sheet

    For me I offer only two detail services...one for full details and the other is wash and wax that is only preformed after the full detail is done as maintenance.

    I think what you have laid out is OK, but it (to me) offers WAY to many options to the customer to pick and choose, which allows some people to nickel and dime you to death.

    If your goal is to be a detailer, then offer that service, if you want to be a wash and wax service then do that. To me it looks like your trying to piece the two together.
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    Re: Detailing price sheet

    Alright, thanks for the help guys. I adjusted some prices, and combined the first 4 services into 2 with the option of interior or not. Definitely less overwhelming.

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    Re: Detailing price sheet

    Shooting for high $ right out of the gate isnt even realistic. It takes years to be able to upsell like that and actually be able to pull the work off. Selling show car work for example...what are you going to do when a guy calls you on it and brings you a 40 Ford that needs to be wetsanded and buffed in 12 hours so he can make a show the next day? Or what if your called to polish a 55 Chevy survivor with original paint? Not trying to sound like a dick, but your not ready for that.

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    Re: Detailing price sheet

    Quote Originally Posted by mrclean81 View Post
    Shooting for high $ right out of the gate isnt even realistic. It takes years to be able to upsell like that and actually be able to pull the work off. Selling show car work for example...what are you going to do when a guy calls you on it and brings you a 40 Ford that needs to be wetsanded and buffed in 12 hours so he can make a show the next day? Or what if your called to polish a 55 Chevy survivor with original paint? Not trying to sound like a dick, but your not ready for that.
    I agree! If someone came to me with either of those cars I would DEFINITELY decline as I am not skilled to do that. This is really just for friends and acquaintances right now (2-4 cars a month...more weekend DIY`er just trying to get started) but I still wanted to have a price point in writing so I can be consistent and base things off of. Also that way customers don`t think I`m just pulling a $ number out of the blue and don`t have any reasoning behind it. And so far on every inquire I`ve gotten I haven`t upcharged anything and offer all the "extra" stuff for free as I am just starting off.

    You`re not sounding like a dick. Honest feedback is what I was looking for.
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    Re: Detailing price sheet

    Here are my changes...took the "show car detail" completely out...I`ll save that for my car

    EXPRESS WASH PACKAGE: $50 (Express exterior only: $30)
    Hand Wash and Dry
    Detail Spray
    Interior and exterior of windows are cleaned
    Tires dressed
    Interior vacuumed and wiped down with basic cleaner
    Your choice of air freshener
    *Add $10 for SUV/truck/van

    WASH AND WAX DETAIL PACKAGE: $80 (Wash and wax only: $60)
    Hand Wash and Dry
    Clay bar treatment
    Synthetic Liquid Wax applied by machine
    ($20 to upgrade to premium carnuba wax instead of synthetic for better shine and protection!)
    Exterior of windows are cleaned
    Tires Dressed
    Interior vacuumed and wiped down with cleaner
    Your choice of air freshener
    *Add $20 for SUV/truck/van

    BEN`S PREMIUM DETAIL PACKAGE: $150 (You save $30! Great Value!)

    PREMIUM EXTERIOR: ($100)
    Full wheel detail to remove caked on brake dust
    Hand Wash and Dry
    Clay bar treatment to remove contaminants from paint
    One-Step Machine polishing to remove minor scratches and swirls and add shine to paint
    All windows cleaned
    *Add on one of our premium carnuba waxes applied by hand for the ultimate shine or one of our premium sealants for the ultimate protection! (+$20)

    PREMIUM INTERIOR: ($80)
    Entire interior is wiped down with cleaner and protected
    Full vacuum
    Floor mats and carpet shampooed
    Spots on upholstery and seats are treated
    Leather is cleaned and conditioned
    All windows and mirrors cleaned
    Your choice of air freshener
    *Add $30 for SUV/truck/van

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    Re: Detailing price sheet

    Looks good if you were in Cleveland I would pay for it
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    Re: Detailing price sheet

    I understand what you are trying to accomplish, but this reads way confusing to me, and I understand the detail biz. I have to wonder what it`s going to be like for someone that doesn`t? Most people don`t have a clue what half the processes are, or care. What they want is a very clean car back at what is a reasonable price for the service.

    I learned early on with prospects in all most all cases, they less you explain the better off you are. As I stated earlier I have two detail services.

    My suggestion is that since you are just starting out, attack the wash / wax approach. Learn your processes and techniques while not charging a premium. If your going to state "show room" in your delivery be experienced enough to deliver that, you would be surprised how particular some can get when they think your wash / wax service isn`t up to show room quality.


    Quote Originally Posted by Brunkel View Post
    Here are my changes...took the "show car detail" completely out...I`ll save that for my car

    EXPRESS WASH PACKAGE: $50 (Express exterior only: $30)
    Hand Wash and Dry
    Detail Spray
    Interior and exterior of windows are cleaned
    Tires dressed
    Interior vacuumed and wiped down with basic cleaner
    Your choice of air freshener
    *Add $10 for SUV/truck/van

    WASH AND WAX DETAIL PACKAGE: $80 (Wash and wax only: $60)
    Hand Wash and Dry
    Clay bar treatment
    Synthetic Liquid Wax applied by machine
    ($20 to upgrade to premium carnuba wax instead of synthetic for better shine and protection!)
    Exterior of windows are cleaned
    Tires Dressed
    Interior vacuumed and wiped down with cleaner
    Your choice of air freshener
    *Add $20 for SUV/truck/van

    BEN`S PREMIUM DETAIL PACKAGE: $150 (You save $30! Great Value!)

    PREMIUM EXTERIOR: ($100)
    Full wheel detail to remove caked on brake dust
    Hand Wash and Dry
    Clay bar treatment to remove contaminants from paint
    One-Step Machine polishing to remove minor scratches and swirls and add shine to paint
    All windows cleaned
    *Add on one of our premium carnuba waxes applied by hand for the ultimate shine or one of our premium sealants for the ultimate protection! (+$20)

    PREMIUM INTERIOR: ($80)
    Entire interior is wiped down with cleaner and protected
    Full vacuum
    Floor mats and carpet shampooed
    Spots on upholstery and seats are treated
    Leather is cleaned and conditioned
    All windows and mirrors cleaned
    Your choice of air freshener
    *Add $30 for SUV/truck/van
    Old Enough To Know Better, Too Stupid To Care....

    Dave`s Detailing
    Sonoma County, CA

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    Re: Detailing price sheet

    Just a suggestion, you might want to include an estimate of time besides each package. Like Beemer says some people will be clueless and think you can do a package in an hour on a horsecrap covered auto with mashed in baby spew in the seats...just a rough estimate so no one is suprised something might take 2 hours when they are thinking local 10 min carwash.
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