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I am starting to detail, how much should I charge
Last Updated: 06/22/2010
What should I be charging my customers for a detail

STARTING DETAILER AVERAGE COST OF DETAIL

 

Q: How much should I charge for a complete detail?

A: Prices will vary depending on the job.  It is always important to explain to your customer what the services available are.  A wash followed by a clay and polish has a countrywide average between $140-220 for a retail client and $75-$105 for a wholesale detail for a high volume used car dealer.  Be prepared to charge allot more depending on the condition of the paint, the amount of time required and if the final steps require a sealant or a high gloss paste wax the prices will be much higher.

 

 



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