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The Complete Guide to Building Your Van for Your Auto Detailing Business

When it comes to being in the auto detailing business, you should have your own van. A van is a necessity for this kind of business. You can't get by without one. You need to be able to transport all of your equipment and supplies from job site to job site.

However, before you can start taking clients, you need to build your van to provide everything you need for detailing cars.

The idea of building a van for your auto detailing business can seem overwhelming. But don't worry! This guide will help you start your own auto detailing business by providing you with the knowledge and tools to build your van.

It’s recommended to start with a Ford Transit. You fit everything inside. It's simple and small, but effective. What goes inside a Ford Transit for an auto detailing business? Below is a list of the equipment needed to build an auto detailing van:

  • 55-Gallon Water Tank A vertical water tank is recommended to have in your van because its a great size to have that will leave room for other supplies in your van.

  • Generator You can sit this next to the water tank and have additional space for everything else as well.

  • Extension Cords

  • Electric Pressure washer

  • HVAC Vacuum Cleaner

  • 2 Water Hose

  • Steam Cleaner

  • Wall Shelves

  • Plastic Container/Drawers

  • Sprayers

  • Car Wash Supplies

  • Buffing Supplies

  • Towels & Towel Bags

It's important to note that if you are not careful with how you maintain your vehicle, it can lead to a decrease in revenue and customer satisfaction. The key is to keep up with these details and make sure that you are doing everything possible to maintain a professional appearance.

Would you like to see a visual of how I setup my van? You can check out the video to see exactly how I built my auto detailing van here.


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