Mobile Auto Detailing - Beginning Out On A Budget4436366
Mobile detailing is a small different than mobile vehicle washing in that you are spending a lot much more time on each automobile, and you are making a lot more money on each car you clean. In mobile car washing you may finish up doing 5-10 vehicles per hour with a crew of two-three, whereas, with mobile auto detailing you may function alone, no workers (an added advantage) and spend 1.5 or more hours cleaning a single automobile. Let's talk.
You see, not lengthy ago an person asked me about equipment, as they wanted to begin this business and do it component time, but didn't want to invest extremely a lot cash in the gear to get began. They had some gear, a portable generator, vacuum, and very small water tank, about 35-gallons. They had been concerned about what kind of pump to buy for the washing component of their auto detailing
"I was searching at a pump known as Delavan PowerFlo 12Volt. Would this size pump function for the size tank I have? It's a small utility pump I found. Not certain how well it would do. As soon as I get going I wouldn't mind obtaining a larger tank and upgrading my setup to optimize for the customers as soon as I get established."
Little pumps like the one they talked about may not be the best option due to the low-volume, plus low pressure. This particular brand of pump is fine, and decent high quality, and ideal for some uses, but maybe not for washing a quantity of cars and doing it quickly. Why you may wonder?
Well, if you have low-volume you'll require greater stress. If you have higher volume you can get away with lower stress but you will deplete your tank as well rapidly, see that issue. It might be better to find a plastic 55-gallon drum and hook it to a Walmart electric stress washer or 1 you find at House Depot since you already have a generator. Generators place out 110, not 12-volts you see.
If you have a generator, why bother going with a 12-volt method which you'd have to run off the vehicle battery? You could start out small as you suggest, however, for the cost of a 12-volt pump you could most likely buy a cheapo Chinese made stress washer and then when you upgrade later you could get a full-blown 5hp Honda stress washer with a 1500 PSI pump and get a 100-gallon loaf tank.
Even if you begin out on a shoe string which is perfectly acceptable whilst you are just obtaining your feet wet, you still need to strategically think ahead and leave your options open. Please think about all this and think on it.