Northern Detailing LLC in Traverse City says business has gone up more than 50 percent during the pandemic. That’s why Turowski says it was time to get the professionals involved. Owner Andrew Bates says, “We definitely have a huge increase in phone calls. We’re scheduled out easily a month, if not more, and we usually stay that way.”
Turowski says the pandemic has changed his lifestyle from eating at the table, to the front seat of his car: “I have two kids, one goes to school right now and the other stays at home with me, so they can mess up the car pretty quick,” says Turowski.
“I find myself sitting at the parking lot of the school for quite some time as well, eating in it, because I spend some time in there.” From takeout bags, napkins to wrappers, vehicles during the pandemic have seen their share of trash.
“We’re already booked a month out, and I feel like it’s going to continue that way.” Whereas Turowski says he’s looking forward to not eating in his car as frequently as more restaurants open up their dining rooms. So, with every spray, wipe and wax… Bates says they’re ready for another busy year:
“I believe because of COVID people want their vehicles sanitized and clean, and it’s very important to keep up with your vehicle,” says Bates. Bates says although the pandemic has changed people’s habits, customers are more aware of cleaning common spaces, like their vehicles.
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