Dave shines in his job
FOR Dave Alker, there is nothing more satisfying than seeing a freshly cleaned car.
The only thing that rivals it is seeing his clients' look of utter delight.
"I get so many comments about it," he said.
"A lot of people say to me 'it wasn't that clean when I bought it' or 'I didn't think it was that colour!'. It's nice to hear."
Mr Alker has a mobile car cleaning business, Dave's Tru Blue Mobile Car Cleaning, and travels to his clients' homes to make their vehicles look like new.
He said as far as he knew, he was the only mobile cleaning service in the region.
"There are a few places that offer cleaning but customers have to drive there and they don't do as good a job," he said.
"The wheels aren't cleaned as properly and there isn't anyone there to see if a section has been missed."
Mr Alker moved to Warwick from the Gold Coast with his family this year.
At the Gold Coast, he was cleaning vehicles for three years before he decided to sell his business and make the move.
"When we got here I saw there wasn't anyone who offered this, so I decided to do it," he said.
Each service is different to the next, with Mr Alker performing whatever cleaning duties his clients would like.
"For some cars I'll clean the outside and inside and for others it might just be inside," he said.
"It's probably more outsides that I do most though."
As well as vacuuming, washing and drying, Mr Alker can also shampoo and clean seats and polish the outside of the car.
"It is satisfying for me," he said.
"It's great to see the client's reaction though. And that's the thing - you get thanked for every job you do, which isn't the case with most other jobs."
His tip to keeping cars clean was to "just do it regularly".
"Don't let the clutter pile up inside," he said.
Dave's Tru Blue Car Cleaning Service can be contacted on 0402 110 263.