The process of designing a car wash and getting it financed, built, and finally up and running can be grueling. Fortunately, many entrepreneurs are discovering that with the right design in the right location, the investment has a lucrative and long-lasting payoff.
If you are serious about opening your own car wash in the United States or abroad, there are a few thing you’ll need first:
First-time investors, owners, and operators aren’t always prepared to answer the important questions that car wash development can raise. Considerations need to be made for site layout, pricing, advertising strategies, marketing budgets, staffing, and much more. But as far as car washes go, few choices are as vital as those deciding which car wash equipment will be installed inside the tunnel.
A car wash is, of course, a facility that washes cars and if the equipment behind that wash process isn’t up to the task the car wash will experience great difficulty.
Problems typically crop up in the following areas:
As a 40 year veteran car wash equipment manufacturer and site developer, we’ve seen it all. We know what a daunting and potentially confusing process starting a new car wash can be. What comes first? Prospecting site locations? Securing financing? Assessing your market? How soon should you begin marketing? How long will the process take?
Modern and Magnificent
Take a look at the local car washes in your town sometime. In most of the nation, you’ll find a few self-serve wash stations, a large number of automatic in-bay washes, some fundraisers with kids and sponges, and a few tunnel washes that may or may not be showing their age.