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Wanted: Car Detailing $100 or less in Markham

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Wanted: Car Detailing $100 or less in Markham

My wife wants her car cleaned inside and out. Any recommendations in Markham?
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Check out Kijiji.
I assume most detailers give a price only after seeing what condition the car is in though.
So most may say starting from etc.
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I'd say it would also depend on how big the car is. Nissan Micra size or Cadillac Escalade size? Pretty important to know.
Deal with it.
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Is $100 even possible? I mean, what do you call detailing? If you want a wash inside and out, it's going to be more than $100 easy. You might get a car wash from a gas station and vacuum but for someone to do it, highly unlikely. Some places don't wash/shampoo the interior on a standard detailing package, it would be extra. Define your expectations.
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wash exterior and clean up interior to bring the car to a decent stage, ya less than $100 is possible.
But FULL CAR DETAILYING to bring the car to a SHINY stage, nah.
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The weather is nice, take a bucket of soap water and vacuum and get to work. Use the $100 you saved on a nice lobster dinner.
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psyfer wrote: The weather is nice, take a bucket of soap water and vacuum and get to work. Use the $100 you saved on a nice lobster dinner.
Or oysters to get her in da mood. knowwhatimsayin,
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in before OP's next thread "high school kid messed up my wife's car trying to "detail" it"
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RCOnline wrote: My wife wants her car cleaned inside and out. Any recommendations in Markham?
try royal car wash on laidlaw @Heritage (sw corner)...$33 they wash and dry outside and clean inside decently (if you dont want to diy)
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psyfer wrote: The weather is nice, take a bucket of soap water and vacuum and get to work. Use the $100 you saved on a nice lobster dinner.
QFT. Not to sound like a snob, but if you’re looking to spend no more than $100, just do it yourself. Takes a couple hours at most if all you are doing is washing, vacuuming and cleaning the dash and windows.

I get clay barring, sealing, waxing and applying coatings isn’t for everyone, but wash and vacuum? I mean, unless you’re the type to drop a sponge on the ground and use it immediately on your car, this basic cleaning is easy.

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HDawg wrote: QFT. Not to sound like a snob, but if you’re looking to spend no more than $100, just do it yourself. Takes a couple hours at most if all you are doing is washing, vacuuming and cleaning the dash and windows.

I get clay barring, sealing, waxing and applying coatings isn’t for everyone, but wash and vacuum? I mean, unless you’re the type to drop a sponge on the ground and use it immediately on your car, this basic cleaning is easy.
I thinks... for $100 they will just do a quick spray/soap/spray of the exterior.
Interior will just be vacuum + wipe down. Thats it...

$14 goes to the employee’s 1 hour of labor.
The other $84 goes towards
-water bill (they use tons of water)
-soap
-electricity
-rent
-insurance and other biz expense.


Whatever is left over goes to the owners pocket... whats the corporate tax rate these days? 38%
Yah the government will eat 38% of whatever the owner gets to keep after all is said and done for this job.
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koffey wrote: Is $100 even possible? I mean, what do you call detailing? If you want a wash inside and out, it's going to be more than $100 easy. You might get a car wash from a gas station and vacuum but for someone to do it, highly unlikely. Some places don't wash/shampoo the interior on a standard detailing package, it would be extra. Define your expectations.
Only place you're going to get to "detail" inside and out at that kind of money is In & Out and wouldn't exactly call that "detailing", no.

This is the problem for ppl that run their own detailing business--cheapskates like OP that think the actual prices for detailing are somehow exorbitant :rolleyes: Nope it's just people being cheap. I mean thankfully in most cases there are enough other people willing to pay normal rates but if you operate in an area where everyone is thinking detailing should be "under $100", then you probably won't be in business long.

But anyway only recommendation for OP is to go to In & Out or a similar place and let them swirl up his car and whatnot, but at least it'll "look clean" and be done near the price range specified.
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You can get a good car wash + basic cleaning inside for about $100. I had mine done for $90 on Danforth. Took about 30 minutes. Since my car isn't filthy, it came out looking pretty good. You should consider something like that. But if your car's nasty or has difficult stains to clean, ain't no way you can get that done for $100.
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Think of the Childre…
Give me $100 and I'll clean her good!

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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The dealership across from the mall in Cobourg has a big sign that says..

"CAR DETAILING, STARTING AT $59"

A bit of drive but you should still come out under $100.

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