Vehicle Groomer/Cleaner Kaiwhakapaipai Waka

Vehicle groomers/cleaners clean and polish vehicles, and may also drive, park and maintain vehicles.

Vehicle groomers/cleaners may do some or all of the following:

  • vacuum and shampoo vehicles
  • clean door jambs, rubber seals, and plastic work
  • clean the vehicle's exterior, including wheels, mudflaps and bumpers
  • steam-clean the engine, boot, door sills and outside of the vehicle
  • remove surface scratches on bodywork
  • shift and position vehicles
  • pick up and drop off vehicles and their owners
  • perform basic mechanical checks such as water, oil and tyre pressure.

Those who work for car rental companies may also:

  • complete paperwork
  • assist clients with their luggage
  • identify and report damage 
  • check and report on fuel levels.

Physical Requirements

Vehicle groomers/cleaners need to be reasonably fit and healthy, and agile enough to easily move around the interior of a vehicle.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for vehicle groomers/cleaners includes:

  • work as a cleaner
  • work with cars, particularly paint or panel work.

Personal Qualities

Vehicle groomers/cleaners need to be:

  • organised
  • accurate, with an eye for detail
  • reliable and honest.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for vehicle groomers/cleaners includes:

  • work as a cleaner
  • work with cars, particularly paint or panel work.

Vehicle Groomer/Cleaners can earn around $19-$20 per hour per year.

Vehicle groomers/cleaners may progress to set up their own business.

Vehicle Groomer/Cleaner

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