Cleaners of Vehicles & Equipment

Automotive Detailer (Auto Detailer), Car Washer, Detailer, Reconditioner

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What they do:
Wash or otherwise clean vehicles, machinery, and other equipment. Use such materials as water, cleaning agents, brushes, cloths, and hoses.
On the job, you would:
  • Rinse objects and place them on drying racks or use cloth, squeegees, or air compressors to dry surfaces.
  • Apply paints, dyes, polishes, reconditioners, waxes, or masking materials to vehicles to preserve, protect, or restore color or condition.
  • Clean and polish vehicle windows.



  • customer service

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road


Basic Skills

  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Hand and Finger Use

  • hold or move items with your hands
  • put together small parts with your fingers


  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Independence
  • Initiative
  • Adaptability/Flexibility


You might use software like this on the job:

Operating system software

  • Microsoft Windows Hot Technology

Data base user interface and query software

  • Bella FSM Auto Detailing Service Software
  • Green Cloud KleanTRAC

Calendar and scheduling software

  • BookFresh
  • Thoughtful Systems Scheduling Manager for Auto Detailing


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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