Most Unusual Vehicles We have Detailed

In a previous blog, we reviewed the most common kind of vehicles we detail and what they say about Utah.  So for this one, we plan on switching things up a little! This blog will review some of our most unusual vehicle requests and the stories behind them.  Of the thousands of vehicles we have worked on, these few stand out to us for a variety of reasons. Enjoy this little peek into our detailing world!

Mammogram Truck

When we get calls for vehicles that are larger we usually expect common descriptions.  Rvs, boats, and motorhomes top the list each year. So when we got a call and asked for the vehicle description, being met with “it’s a mammogram truck” was not what we were expecting whatsoever! It was an unusual vehicle.

Sure enough we came out a week later to clean a big pink mammogram trailer to get it ready for a media appearance. This made the work extra rewarding, since we were helping a medical team focus on their mission while we took care of the details.  

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Multiple times a year we work on big events like car shows and conventions, where out detailers work tirelessly throughout the day (and sometimes the night) to keep cars shining and show ready.  However, in late 2018 we got to help with a new kind of project- a commercial for a new all electric Mercedes.

We went to Park City for a few nights as the stand-by detailer.  As the car was filmed over a few days we would take time between shots to shine up the vehicle and make sure no dirt or winter road salt affected the vehicle and ensure windows were clear for the cameras to see through.  It was a unique experience we enjoyed talking about for awhile, and even got to see the fruits of our labor in the commercial a few months later!

Airplanes

When people think of vehicle detailing they usually think of cars, trucks, or buses.  While all of those are accurate, did you know we also detail airplanes?

It’s true!  Planes are a vehicle we detail occasionally at an hourly rate.  We wash the outsides, buff and polish, and apply paint sealants, but we also handle interiors and shampoo carpet.  There isn’t much we cannot do when it comes to planes, and we enjoy the challenge. If you have a plane, consider calling us up!

Motorhome Housekeeping

Detailing motorhomes, as we have mentioned a few times already, are not uncommon for us to work on. They are especially popular during summer and fall holiday seasons!  However, we had one unique motorhome unusual vehicle detailing experience that stands out among the others.

This motorhome had become the home of someone who had become disabled and then all on top of that, his home had started to fall into disarray. Rather than turn down the job, we were able to send out some detailers to help do some deep cleaning and refer him to the correct service providers for other repairs he needed done.  Considering we mostly clean exteriors, this was a unique motorhome situation for us- one we were glad to help with!

Lamborghini LM002

Did you know Lamborghini has made trucks?  We didn’t until someone came to us requesting theirs be detailed!

We detailed a Lamborghini LM002 from the 1980s, a vehicle now 30-40 years old.  It had been kept in great condition and mostly just needed some extra love and cleaning on the inside.  Considering we are often exposed to older cars from events, this one was especially interesting because it’s a design we had not seen before.  

Do you have a car or vehicle that could use some detailing?  No matter how popular, rare, uncommon or common it is, we would love to help!  You can take a look at our services, give us a call or text us at (801) 412-9274, or fill out a Request Form anytime.  You have a lot going on, live your life, let us take care of the details.

by Miranda Hughes, Onsite Detail

How to take the Headache Out Keeping Your Fleet Clean

How to take the headache out keeping your fleet clean

If you have ever had to manage a fleet of vehicles you know the pain of trying to coordinate the logistics of keeping your fleet clean and protected. Not only that but you end up having to rely on the drivers or yourself to actually get it done. Over the years I have heard the complaints from fleet managers about the pains of having to shuttle cars back and forth to the car wash or having to hire an employee to wash them and vacuum them out on a regular basis. While in some cases this may work, it is hard to keep up the quality and morale of these individuals stuck with what can feel like a never ending task. It is not usually the best use of someone’s time to have to shuttle cars or try detailing them themselves without all the proper tools and chemicals. In the majority of cases, when you break down the numbers, it costs a company much more money to do this themselves then to just hire a professional fleet washing and detailing company like Onsite Detail to do the work for you of keeping your fleet clean.

When hiring in house you must also calculate the costs of;

  • Training
  • Insurance
  • Workers Comp
  • Benefits
  • Equipment
  • Chemicals
  • Employee Turnover
  • And many other costs.

The time and energy spent moving vehicles not only is time consuming but it puts the vehicles themselves on the road more,which increases the risk of an accident and increases the wear and tear on the vehicles.

We offer the solution to keeping your fleet clean

We offer a solution to each one of these problems faced by fleet managers and the companies they work for. No more headaches over the logistics of getting vehicles cleaned up and detailed or dealing with employee training or management. 

With our fleet washing and detailing programs we can handle large and small fleets. We can handle fleets of sedans all the way up to semi trucks. We do both interior and exterior washing and detailing. We can properly care for wrapped vehicles as well as any specialty things like chrome or aluminum.

Types of Fleets Onsite Detail can work on;

  • Trucking fleets
  • Delivery fleets (food services, medical services,packages/mail, auto parts, etc.)
  • Service Company Fleets (HVAC, Plumbing, Electrician, etc.)
  • Transport Fleets
  • Rental Car Fleets
  • Construction Fleets
  • Municipal Fleets
  • Telecommunication Fleets
  • Taxi Company Fleets
  • Limo Fleets
  • Landscaping Fleets

In other words, if you have a fleet needing a wash and detailing service, we can handle it. Most of the fleets we service are set up on a regular basis. We go out weekly, bi-weekly or monthly to keep each fleet cleaned up and protected.

For the company fleets that we service they receive much more than just clean vehicles but an improved image to their customers. When they show up to complete a job, deliver items, or whatever they may do or when they are driving down the freeway in clean and good looking vehicles people notice and they are perceived of better and higher value in the market. With a perceived higher value not only will people be more inclined to buy and the company be more memorable but you and your employees will start to take more pride in the company and themselves. 

With all this being said I hope you can see why our fleet washing and detailing services can be a big benefit to your fleet. Please give us a call or reach out via text or email if you have any questions on how we can help you take care of your fleet. (801) 412-9274 or clean@onsitedetail.net.

by Chris Blaisdell, CD-SV, Onsite Detail

Chris Blaisdell is the owner of Onsite Detail and has been detailing  for 12 + years.
He is a Certified Detailer-Skills Validated detailer through the
International Detailing Association. The industry leader in detailing standards.