Car Detailer

Car Detailers specialise in the repair and maintenance of interior and exterior car details. They clean, paint, polish and update vehicles for owners or sales companies.

Duties and tasks

  • Assist customers with desired vehicle needs and inform customers on maintaining vehicle appearance
  • Clean all sides of car or other vehicle windows offer additional polishing services
  • Clean exterior of motor vehicles and provide waxing and polishing services
  • Dry-clean, dust and vacuum interior of cars and use a variety of cleaning supplies to restore damaged or stained areas
  • Touch up minor paint discolouration or scratches on exterior of vehicle
  • Wash and polish wheel rims and tyres

Skills required

  • Hand-Eye Coordination
  • Operating Skills
  • Organisational Skills
  • Problem Solving Capabilities
  • Time Management

Working conditions

Car Detailers usually work outdoors in car shops or workshops. They typically work rotating schedules including some evenings and weekends for customers to bring in their vehicles. This job requires manual labour and strong attention to detail.

Professional associations / Industry information

Service Skills Australia

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