There are no shortcuts when starting a business like this, and the same can be said about many other business opportunities. Getting the cheapest equipment will only get you so far, and not taking care of your gear will lead to increased expenses, which will cut into your profit when you draw the bottom line.
According to Tony, towels are items that a detailer must never skimp on. It is easy to understand why, as a low-quality towel will affect the result of anything you do with it. Moreover, using a cloth that might scratch someone's vehicle when you are cleaning it will end your detailing career faster than you started it.
Furthermore, attempting to do too much at the beginning of your career is also something that would be a poor decision, as there are few, if any, people who can provide a broad variety of detailing-related services while working alone, instead of having a dedicated team on stand-by for less-than-popular jobs.
If you will, you can see this as a restaurant – if just a person is cooking, it will be difficult for them to make a cake, sandwiches, steak, sushi, pizza, and cocktails for your order. So seeing all of them on offer might be a red flag if you are a customer, and a risky idea if you want to start in business.
Few people are qualified to prepare all the dishes above, and those who are, would not put all of them on the same menu at a restaurant, especially if they are alone behind the desk.
To learn more about detailing and what it takes to be a detailer, but also what to ask for when detailing your vehicle, watch Tony's video below.