2017-08-30

Starting a car valet business


There is satisfaction to be had preparing a vehicle ready for a car show or just knowing it looks its best. If you have tried out all the best wash, wax and polish products on the market, you may consider it as a sideline or a business.
There is lots of general advice available online about setting up a company, for example how to write a business plan. But it is important to find industry specific advice too. Today's post is from Motor Trade Insurances. Whilst insuring businesses in this trade, they have picked up some top tips for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Get suitable equipment.

Investing time in seeking out the correct equipment will save time in the long run.
There are a wide range of pressure washers, from different brands. Valets can choose from a range of pressure levels. London Power Tools offer detailed product specifications and descriptions on their website. This can help valeting companies find equipment that matches their requirements.
It is important to try a range of products prior to trading. Our favourites are Armorall and Wynns. We particularly like the Armorall Heavy-duty car wash which lifts even the stubbornness dirt.
An industrial vacuum cleaner is a must buy essential for all enterprise scale valet businesses. Where a smaller one may have sufficed for friends a family an optimum device with useful attachments will be more practical. If you are choosing to work from home, or a customers driveway, a heavy duty cleaner that can be used in wet and dry conditions will be essential. Click here to check out a demo video of the Husqvarna DC 1400.

Do lots of research

A quick search and we found this book from professional detailer Renny Doyle. It documents his advice after a successful career in car detailing and may be useful for an aspiring entrepreneur in this sector. It has been described as a "must have for any professional detailer".
Rated with over 4 stars on lots of sites it is available for only £15.49 on The Book Depository. The book description states that it gives important advice about planning start up costs, as well as marketing a business. It even includes work sheets designed to help with planning.

Get the correct insurance coverage

By taking customers vehicles into their care, professional car cleaning services open themselves up to some level of risk. Fortunately there are insurance policies designed specifically for valeting companies.
This type of insurance falls under the term motortrade insurance. Companies working with cars will typically have a policy built to match their requirements. For example if a valet works with more supercars than hot hatches they will need additional coverage.
The good news is this type of insurance is surprisingly affordable and can even be offered on a part time basis for those working from home. To learn out more about this type of coverage click here.

2017-05-22

STIHL SE62 240V 1400W HIGH QUALITY WET&DRY VACUUM CLEANER



For getting rid of dust, dirt and liquids indoors and outdoors. Wet/dry vacuuming options, blower function by moving the suction tube to the exhaust port, multiple filter system, filter cleaning, switchable floor nozzle, universal nozzle and crevice nozzle.

FEATURES


Multiple filter system
The combination of the filter bag and the main filter provides an even higher degree of results.


Vacuum hose holder
Practical storage of the whole vacuum cleaner, including fixing the floor nozzle to the unit with a 2-point attachment.


Accessory holder
With the integrated accessory holder, the accessories such as a suction pipe, universal nozzle and joint nozzle are always easy to access and stored away tidily.


Blow function
The practical blow function increases the application area of the vacuum. Wherever suction is not possible or advisable, cleaning can be done by simply changing the vacuum hose. To change to the blowing function, you simply insert the vacuum hose into the opening on the back of the cleaner.


Universal nozzle
For various cleaning tasks. (similar to illustration)

TECHNICAL DATA

Suction flow: 3.600 l/min
Mains voltage: 220-240/1~/50 V/Hz
Max. power consumption: 1.400 W
Weight 1): 7.5 kg
Sound pressure level 2): 70.9 dB(A)
Suction hose length: 2.5 m
Hose diameter: 32 mm
Container volume: 20 l
Suction volume: 3.600 l/min
Maximum vacuum pressure: 210 mbar
1) Ready for use
2) K-Factor according to Dir. 2006/42/EG = 1.5 (dB(A))
The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

ONLY £91.99 (inc VAT)


ACCESSORIES


Car cleaning set
For cleaning different surfaces inside cars. Includes crevice nozzle (300 mm), dusting brush, brush nozzle and rubber nozzle.



Filter bag
Strong, tear-resistant material, 5 piece pack.



Wet vacuuming set
For cleaning up liquids. Includes wet vacuum floor nozzle, angled rubber nozzle and stainless steel filter element.

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