If you are an Auto Dealer or Principal, there is a good chance you have viewed the “Detailing Department” as an unwelcome requirement to doing business. Vehicles are required to be prepped after arriving at the dealership, and a delivery prep is often required when a car is sold — new or pre-owned. Just a regular part of the business, right? Well, maybe not as regular as it used to be. Consider outsourcing with Buff Masters.
Let’s face it. The cost of maintaining an in-house detailing group has become increasingly expensive, let alone the need for maintaining adequate skill level to keep the cars looking new and attractive (BTW — most dealers agree their return on investment of a detail before auction is about 400-600%! — not bad).
Costs of maintaining Dealer Prep Services are broader than most know. Here are some obvious and hidden costs: Employment costs: Recruiting, Advertising, FICA, FUTA, SUTA, Turnover. Workers’ Compensation: Training, Safety, Insurance, Deductibles. Garage & Liability Insurance: Deductibles, Premiums Chemicals & Supplies. Management Oversight Requirement Training.