Detail King Leads Market Trend In Car Detailing Training And Operations As Americans Keep And Maintain Cars Longer

Company Reports Record Q1 Growth in 2015 in Training Curriculum and Overall Product Sales

Jun 15, 2015, 14:12 ET from Detail King

PITTSBURGH, June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Detail King, an advanced automotive detailing training school and product supply company based here, today announces record growth for Q1 2015 for its hands-on training curriculum at its Auto Detailing Training Institute (ADTI) – growing by more than 38 percent compared to the same period in 2014, according to Nick Vacco, CEO, Detail King.

Founded in 1999, the Detail King ADTI, a private licensed training school approved by the State of PA Board of Education, has emerged as one of the nation's world-class schools for entrepreneurs interested in starting or improving their business via comprehensive auto detailing training.

Detail King offers a one-stop shop of auto detailing products, supplies and mobile equipment for the professional car detailer or enthusiast and is located in a spacious 7,000-square-foot facility, which houses the Detail King (ADTI), showroom and warehousing for its 1,300 eco-friendly detailing products and equipment.

Vacco said Detail King's ADTI provides training for new business owners or seasoned industry veterans looking to drive revenue for their operations via comprehensive, auto detailing and reconditioning hands-on training programs, seminars and classes.

"Our business is aimed at helping people take control of their futures by equipping them with the business skills needed to successfully operate an auto detailing enterprise," said Vacco. "Our students come from across the country and include a variety of people, including retired military, recent high school or college graduates, as well as those currently involved in the automotive market, such as owners of auto repair shops and car washes."

According to Vacco, one of the results of the United States' ongoing recovery from the recession is that consumers are continuing to be cautious with their budgets, including the purchase of new vehicles and trucks.

Automotive industry research firm HIS Automotive, recently said consumers are holding onto their cars and light trucks, on average, a record 11.3 years. And, the average age increased faster in five years (ended in 2013) than in the five years preceding that. And, the quality of cars has further allowed people to hold onto their cars for longer periods of time – leading to more repair and maintenance opportunities.

Additionally, recent news reports indicate all three Detroit automakers missed analysts' expectations for 2015 first-quarter earnings. Demand for small cars and family sedans is falling, automaker revenues have declined, and profits outside North America and China are slim (Reuters, May 3, 2015). Vacco expects that as consumers opt to keep their vehicles longer, they will invest in them to keep them operating and looking good for both reliability and resale value.

"Car detailing businesses are becoming increasingly popular as consumers seek to keep their cars longer and maintain their appearance," he said. "This trend provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to either expand an existing business or launch a detailing operation to service this consumer demand."

According to Vacco, this trend contributed to the company's recent 21 percent growth in auto detailing products in Q1 2015, compared to a 13 percent increase in 2014 during the same time period.

Upcoming classes at Detail King Training Institute include:

     Technician 2-Day Detailing Training Program 
     June 27, 2015 - June 28, 2015 
     August 22, 2015 - August 23, 2015

     Craftsman 3-Day Detailing Training Program 
     July 10, 2015 - July 12, 2015 
     July 31, 2015 - August 2, 2015

Visit for more information about Detail King and the Automotive Detailing Institute, including upcoming classes or equipment supplies.

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