How To Start A Car Wash Business

Starting a business can be a fun and enjoyable experience.  When we have a passion for a specific industry, training on how to service those customers and the desire to give back to the community is when we know that this is the business to open.  One business that many don’t think about entering into but can be a very lucrative venture is a car wash.

The Core Principle

Car washes are a great business to get into because everybody needs to get their car washed.  The second reason is that many cities and states have put a ban on washing your car at your home.  The reason for this can be traced back to drought conditions. 

Getting Started

To get started in the car wash business you will first want to consider what is involved with car wash maintenance.  Depending on what type of system you want to implement there will be a need to check that equipment from time to time. But, how does this affect us in running a car wash?

Most companies that sell the equipment for car wash businesses will also supply the maintenance services as well.  This is a great deal for those looking to get into this lucrative business. 

car wash maintenance

How many cars can we wash?

This depends on the size of your business.  For many that go the electronic machine route you can do between ten and twenty a unit per hour.  If you figure it takes about five to seven minutes to go from the start of the wash to the end.

The full package

Many systems that can run a car wash are fully turnkey operated.  Once the equipment is installed there really isn’t that much more to do.  Simply turn it on and keep watch in case there is an issue.  For many looking to get into a simple everybody needs business this is one they should consider.