Mobile Auto Detailing - Beginning Out On A Spending budget2414244
Mobile detailing is a little different than mobile car washing in that you are spending a lot much more time on every automobile, and you are creating a lot more money on every vehicle you clean. In mobile vehicle washing you may end up doing five-10 vehicles per hour with a crew of two-three, whereas, with mobile auto detailing you might function alone, no workers (an added advantage) and invest 1.5 or much more hours cleaning a single automobile. Let's talk.
You see, not long ago an individual asked me about gear, as they wanted to start this company and do it component time, but didn't want to invest very a lot cash in the gear to get started. They had some gear, a transportable generator, vacuum, and extremely small water tank, about 35-gallons. They were concerned about what kind of pump to purchase for the washing component of their auto detailing
"I was looking at a pump called Delavan PowerFlo 12Volt. Would this size pump work for the size tank I have? It's a little utility pump I found. Not sure how nicely it would do. Once I get going I would not mind obtaining a larger tank and upgrading my setup to optimize for the clients as soon as I get established."
Small pumps like the 1 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 quality, and perfect for some uses, but perhaps not for washing a number of cars and performing it quickly. Why you might wonder?
Well, if you have low-volume you will need higher stress. If you have greater volume you can get away with lower pressure but you will deplete your tank too rapidly, see that issue. It might be much better to find a plastic 55-gallon drum and hook it to a Walmart electric stress washer or one you discover 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 car battery? You could start out small as you recommend, however, for the cost of a 12-volt pump you could probably purchase a cheapo Chinese made stress washer and then when you upgrade later you could get a full-blown 5hp Honda pressure washer with a 1500 PSI pump and get a 100-gallon loaf tank.
Even if you start out on a shoe string which is perfectly acceptable whilst you are just getting your feet wet, you still require to strategically believe ahead and leave your choices open. Please consider all this and think on it.