Talk to the people who know, live & breathe the car washing industry
Are you seriously considering starting a car wash business? Do you need to know what the actual process for starting a car wash business is and the steps involved?
Carwash World specialises in all commercial pay-per-use car washes including Automatic Car Washes, Self-Serve Bays and Dog Washes. We know what’s important to you as an operator and your customers.
STARTING A CAR WASH BUSINESS
1. CREATE A ROUGH BUSINESS CONCEPT
2. SELECT THE RIGHT SITE
3. ENGAGE WITH A CAR WASH DESIGNER
Having one person who can take you from initial design concept, DA and planning through to the finished product is key. It’s a good idea to decide at this point whether you want a designer who will project manage everything, including tendering and the build process, or if you’re happy to manage the trades yourself. We have designers who offer both options when starting a car wash business.
4. FINANCIAL MODELLING AND BUSINESS PLAN
Carwash World has business plan templates available to support our customers in this planning stage.
5. PICK YOUR CAR WASH EQUIPMENT
It’s actually not as simple as just ‘buying equipment’, you’re essentially buying the distributor and the level of service they can offer.
We’ve compiled a list of things you want to consider when you’re doing your due diligence on car wash equipment, which you can obtain simply by emailing us.
6. TENDER TO BUILDERS AND SERVICES
Trades will not only include your builder but also a plumber who will look after all of the underground works (pits, water treatment etc) and connect your site to the water mains as well as the car washing equipment once installed. Same goes for your sparky, they will connect your site to the power grid and facilitate the electricals based on your site plans, as well as connecting power to the car washing equipment post install.
7. BUILD YOUR SITE
Working with people who are familiar with the car wash industry tends to make this process smoother and quicker. It’s also important to note that once you’re at the point of construction, you will need to be ordering your equipment to allow for any manufacturing lead times.
8. MARKET YOUR BUSINESS
It's a great idea to make sure you start drumming up excitement for your business BEFORE you open – you’re looking for community awareness and excitement in the lead up to your opening.
9. EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION
Your equipment will be commissioned and tested to ensure it’s running exactly the way we would expect. You then receive ongoing technical and maintenance support from our experienced crew, who are always available when you need them.