Automotive Business Choices

The automotive business is alive and well in our country, not only due to the fact that there are more cars than people although that is a good start. We keep producing them at a rate of about 17 million per year. America is said to be in love with their cars, this is in fact hard to deny with just a little observation of the average person. Since people love their cars you might consider an auto appearance business. They call it auto detailing. You have heard the term, making people’s cars shine. But there is more to it than that. It can be an excellent business.

Let’s say that money is not a problem and that you already own a freestanding building, or want to get a fixed site facility detailing shop and you want to really attack the market and start with a bang. Then what? Well you can go with the market leaders with a proven system. You may wish to buy a franchise from Detail Plus or Ziebart. They both have websites, which are easy to remember;


Each has an array of options which range from a 4 bay to a 12 bay Super Center, with co-brands, add-on services, etc. These are two of the industry powerhouses, have everything you can think of and then some, and they are good at it.

Detail Plus run by Bud Abraham, who is heavily involved in the carwash industry with over 30 years experience. Bud runs seminars and writes articles and manufactures equipment. Detail Plus is based out of Portland, OR. Detail Plus will either sell you a franchise or equipment. They will help you carve out a market niche and customize your business and have an incredible and deadly track record with regards to industry knowledge and market share. Their team at Detail Plus has well over 100 years experience and spans almost three generations in the industry. Their franchisees and customers are usually extremely successful due to the efficient nature of their equipment and excellent training programs.

Ziebart can easily claim the oldest and most well established detailing and aftermarket rust proofing franchise on the Planet with nearly 500 units in 45 countries. They were originally established in 1954 and bought out Tidy Car in 1986, which was established in the 1940’s. This makes for 6 decades of service in the auto industry, so take notice. This World-Wide company has a definite and well-established market niche. Thomas Wolfe, Chairman and CEO, has signed deals with Speedy Auto Glass (windshield repair and replacement) as well as the established Rhino Linings Franchise System (spray in bed liners). These co-brands have created a bonanza for current franchises of their system. Most franchisees are claimed easily gross well over half a million a year.

You might want to take a look see at some of the prospectuses in the auto detailing franchise sector? It is just a thought, God made dirt, he must have known something because to this day it gets all over everything making auto detailing a very nice repetitive business, think about it.