How to Start a Successful Mobile Car Detailing Business

You can make upwards of $1,000 every week in under 30 days.

Jazz Parks
5 min readJun 1


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Car detailing is a lucrative business. You can start earning some serious cash in a matter of weeks. But besides the money, why should you consider starting your own car detailing business?

  1. You’re free to make your own schedule.
  2. You can choose your own rates.
  3. Ability to work outdoors.
  4. It’s a needed service no matter where you live.

Those are some of the benefits, just to name a few. But before you get all gung-ho, check out the rest of this article to learn step-by-step how you can start your own car detailing business in under 30 days.

Create a business plan

Any lucrative business needs to have a business plan, which entails your customer base, startup cost, & marketing strategy. Keep reading because I’ve devised a business plan that anyone can adopt, which will easily net you over $1,000 a week and can easily expand from there.

Consider your customer base

I’m sure you see cars all the time that could use a simple wash, wax, and shine. Most folks go months if not years without washing their car. But every single one of them can’t help but think, “my cars dirty and could use a nice cleaning.”

The problem is that most of them don’t have the time or the know-how. They’re likely to drive by a car wash every day on their morning commute, but don’t take the time (or the quarters) needed to wash their car. That’s where you come into play.

Your customers are likely busy, have kids or hobbies, and don’t have the time to wash the car themselves, yet alone drop off for hours at a shop. Your service, however, is mobile — which means you can come to them!

They can relax at home, tend to their garden, or work on their hobbies while you detail their car.

Startup cost

Usually, a detailing shop requires thousands of dollars in supplies. You, however, can start simple and work your way up. Here’s a list of supplies that you’ll need to start. (Keep in mind…



Jazz Parks

I believe that life is about finding joy through passion, purpose, and being compassionate towards others.