How to Start a Car Wash Business

Want to start a car wash business? Our startup guide will provide you with a clear roadmap to success. Available with or without our award-winning business plan software, the Car Wash Business Startup Guide will put you on the fast track to small business success!

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There are a lot of things people like to do with their weekends--and for most, washing their cars is a chore not included on that list. But there are more than 100 million cars and trucks on the road that still need care, and that's where your cleaning expertise comes in.

Statistics show that today's car owners are serious about their investments, holding on to their automobiles longer and taking better care of them, including keeping them spic-and-span.

Our jam-packed guide walks you through the four different types of car washes you can start--full-service, self-service, automatic rollover and exterior conveyorized--and covers the pros and cons of each so you can determine which is best for you.

You also learn the startup costs of each, as well as the equipment needed, the administrative tasks involved in daily operations, the personnel needed to staff your business, and what it's like to run a car wash on a day-to-day basis. We also help you find innovative ways to promote your business so you've got a line of cars just waiting to get in, plus how to write a business plan to put you on the road to success.

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Chapter 1

You’ve probably never stopped to think about where your local car wash fits into the grand scheme of the car wash industry. The only thing you know is that when your car gets dirty you need to wash it, and the closest place to get that done is probably where you go.

Maybe you’ve spent some time considering opening a car wash business of your own while waiting in line for a wash on a bright and sunny Saturday morning. You’ve probably seen a dozen or more cars in queue, with each owner paying between $5 and $10 for a wash that they may not even be totally satisfied with. If you're like many entrepreneurs, you may have started doing some quick math in your head—projecting what the car wash owner is probably making in one month, then one year. Maybe you even thought "Boy, this place is a cash cow!"

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