What’s the difference between car detailing and car reconditioning? The simple answer is this: Car detailing is the complete cleaning and preservation of a vehicle. Car reconditioning takes that concept further, stopping just shy of total auto restoration.
When it comes to the resale of a used vehicle, auto reconditioning separates the men from the boys. Most automobile dealerships that take vehicles on trade make sure that these pre-owned beasts are running well and look near new before they move them to the front line of used cars. These trade-in vehicles are gone over mechanically and then thoroughly detailed and reconditioned before potential customers even have an opportunity to kick a tire.
And today, more than ever, clean, reconditioned vehicles are selling at a premium — especially given that the average new car is priced around $30,000. Consumers are displaying a preference for pre-owned vehicles and they’re keeping their new cars an average of nine years! Savvy auto traders know that auto reconditioning services will help increase trade-in and resale value for these formerly owned vehicles.
That’s why so many used car managers are hiring auto reconditioning companies to perform various auto recon services, such as headlight restoration, rock paint chip repair, plastic trim restoration, cigarette burn hole repair, vinyl and leather repair, carpet dying and rejuvenation and foul odor-removal.
If you want to get in on the action, give us a call. We can help you kick-start your own auto reconditioning business with hands-on training. Our Craftsman class offers both auto reconditioning and car detailing training with students receiving a recognized diploma upon graduation.
If you have questions about starting up or improving your own auto reconditioning business, give us a call at (954) 951-9510.
And remember this: Every used car on the road is a potential candidate for auto reconditioning.
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