As a car wash owner, you’re always on the lookout for ways to decrease expenses and boost revenue. Purchasing replacement car wash parts, equipment and supplies can eat into your car wash business’ revenue if you’re not careful, and ordering the correct supplies from sales representatives can be a hassle. At Tommy Car Wash, we understand the challenges car wash owners face when it comes to obtaining the right car wash parts and supplies, and we’ve worked hard to make sure our car wash parts ordering process is as simple – and cost-effective – as possible.
We recently completed an exciting new Tommy Wash project on Cicero Avenue in Chicago, near the Midway airport. The new wash, “Buddy Bear Car Wash”, is a renovation project done by owner Phil Degerato, who converted the facility from a dilapidated wash to a beautiful redone fully automated express wash with auto tellers and self loading transporter belt.
I have never before been so excited about the state of our industry and state of our company. We are cresting on a wave of game-changing technology that will forever change the car wash industry.
We talk a lot about the nitty-gritty details of how to run a car wash business, but what about starting a business from scratch?
Increasing Presoak Equipment Efficiency
As most car wash owners know, a quality presoak is one of the most important parts of a great wash. But when it comes to presoak equipment, not all presoak applicators are made equal. Presoak applications may be an opportunity for added revenue (cta applications), but they’re also an opportunity for the car wash to use up more costly water, chemical and energy resources. When done well, the presoak stage can make for impressive wash results while reducing application costs
Most local service businesses, such as drive through car washes, are veterans of traditional media marketing. Print ads, coupons, radio ads and billboards; these have been the stock in trade for car wash owners’ marketing campaigns for many years. The internet is quickly changing how business is done, however, and while traditional media marketing holds some of its value, in today’s changing business environment, it’s often simply not enough.
Until recently, dealership car washes have been an afterthought, a small value-added service which generates little, no or negative profit for the overall dealership or car mega center.
$55,000 on Black Friday Alone
Well, the numbers are in from the latest holiday promotion at our corporate stores, and it looks like it’s going to be a busy winter! Christmas comes early when you promote prepaid wash book sales. Sales of our Car Wash Gift Cards broke record highs across the board last month.