Things to Look Out For in an Auto Detailing Service

We are living in a highly capitalistic world where all that entrepreneurs want is to get more money for their services. Sadly, the increased money does not translate to better quality of services. This does not mean that there are not a few good auto detailing service providers out there. Choosing the right one will however require a lot of research and inside tips; this is more so if you want to hire an auto detailing service provider.

There exists several places where you can get the information you want. You can look them up on the internet, you can ask a buddy who bought an SUV before you did or you can use the local directory listing. None of these however beats having personal knowledge of what features to look in an auto detailing service before hiring one. Here are a few tips that can be useful.

Features Wanted

This will probably be the first consideration you will have to put in mind when choosing an auto detailing service. Some people want a more thorough cleaning of their car with all the bells and nooks attached. This will include the use of specialized tools and cleaning agents including car polish, air conditioner cleaner and car wax. Of course, these services will come at an additional cost. If on the other hand what you are looking for is a modest car cleaning service, you may not be able to enjoy so much of the auto detailing features.

It is important to ensure that the expert can professionally offer all the features you want before you sign up with them. The tools and products they use should also be of high quality to ensure the best results.

Pricing

In actual sense, car detailing is not expensive. However, you may want to take advantage of special discounts offered by car detailing service. The service providers will in many cases give discounts on special days. Since this type of detailing is not something you need on a daily basis, you can use these select discount days to take you car for auto detailing.

It is also important to note that experts who offer the whole range of packages from car leather clean services to chain lubricant application might be a little bit expensive than ones who offer just a selected few of services like washing with car shampoo. You can judge the estimate charge of an auto detailing outlet by checking on its outward appearance. Impressive lawns and employees clad in expensive uniform will most probably mean a bigger slice on your wallet.

Online Reviews and Forums

The internet has enabled consumers to have a level of interaction that was not heard of there before. If you are worried about getting the best price for auto detailing products such as chain lubricants, consider hitting the internet for product reviews and appraisals of auto detailing companies in your area. Consumer forums, many of which discuss everything from car shampoo to car polish and wax,offer a load of information that you are sure to find invaluable.

General Motors and Toyota – A Story of Two Recoveries

Toyota has recently announced its biggest quarterly profit in two years, as another iconic manufacturer says goodbye to a man who helped steer their company through some very choppy waters. General Motors will be losing their Chief Executive, Edward Whitacre, after being the company head for just over a year. But what a year it’s been. After seeking a government bailout from bankruptcy in 2009, it’s remarkable to see such vigor and renewal for a company formerly on its deathbed. Likewise, Toyota has been able to shrug off the PR nightmare of their cars being ‘death machines’ that I, for one, thought would take years to recover from. Not So. Both have beaten the odds and the recession, and are currently making money.

For General Motors, this turnaround has come at a price. Almost 70,000 workers were laid off, Saab was cut loose, and the company had to find a way to return to the land of the living after a $4bn loss for the second half of 2009. Now, as the BBC reports, they have made a $2.8bn profit this year so far. That’s quite a reversal of fortune! Well done, and Edward Whitacre is able to leave his office having achieved something miraculous in a very short space of time, “My goal in coming to General Motors was to help restore profitability, build a strong market position, and position this iconic company for success [and] we are clearly on that path.” Indeed.

And as for Toyota, after having to recall over 10 million cars for potential safety defects, it seems that congressional investigations are pointing to driver errors and not a ‘sticky accelerator’ as was once believed. Regardless, and despite the civil suits pending in the States (Americans love their litigation), the car company is still selling strongly and it’s surely not due to a charm offensive from the company heads. For GM, ‘trimming the fat’ of its various brands, and classic company cutbacks have helped its revival – as for Toyota, well, I don’t know how they’ve gotten out of this one, but it appears they have.

William Feins is a freelance journalist currently living in London and Managing the Euro Cheddar Blog; he received his B.A. degree in Economics and his Masters in Sociology. William has always been interested in the mechanics of business and the inspiration of original thinkers, and firmly believes that the former can’t succeed without the latter. In his spare time, he enjoys the ridiculous spectacle of watching table tennis on a big screen (preferably at a pub) and reading weighty tomes about World War II.