Is using a car a disadvantage?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by Glasscleaner, Jul 9, 2015.

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  1. Glasscleaner

    Glasscleaner Newcomer
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    Restarting after a long break I will using the car in the short term, until I can afford a van of some description. However having done a couple of houses I got the feeling that the customers - one in particular - thought that I was presenting a less than professional image (although they were happy with the clean).
    Just wondered what the general feeling is about using a car?
     
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  2. norm

    norm Grand Master
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    i think if your driving the bat mobile and dont do a good job your going to be toast
     
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  3. boarcity

    boarcity Guest

    car is a real Advantage . on one side of the street is an old estate car with makeshift card sign in windows and tother side of street a big signwritten van -guess who the ladies run over to ask about window cleaning ?

    iv had a van about 6 yrs now but i did my first couple of yrs using cars,they RAN to my car ,

    in my van i still get enquiries on the street of course - but no running!
     
  4. norm

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    were you in the boar mobile :laugh:
     
  5. Glasscleaner

    Glasscleaner Newcomer
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    Can't wait for that to happen :hehehe:

    Although I haven't yet, I will be getting some natty signs to put on the car.
     
  6. Jake

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    Opposite happened for me, car never looked professional, shiny sign written van has got me more customers, but I think it's dependant on area... Certainly where I am, people prefer a professional looking van...

    Having said that, a car is brilliant if your trad only - cheaper to run!
     
  7. boarcity

    boarcity Guest

    be sure to put the signs on the Inside of the glass . greying cardboard that curls at the edges works well !
     
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  8. Compromise, have a rough looking van. Works for me.
     
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  9. MrBump

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    Boarcity is that because the guy in the car was giving a free foot massage with every clean? ;) Or was it just because they expected the car guy to be cheaper than the van..
     
  10. Jimroot

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    I've got a rough looking small van, might try the card signs in the back window, can't be worse than the plain white paper I stuck there, and might help. Might test my areas, there's enough 'pro' vans floating about might look different.

    Boarcitys flyer idea grew on me, I now think the honesty comes across in the handwritten diy marketing and pro can look generic off the shelf
     
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