I have always said, cleaning businesses are very attractive and profitable especially because they are based on performing tasks that other people do not want to do and for which they prefer to pay.
And the car wash business is precisely one of them that attracts me a lot because it has several interesting advantages:
- can be easily assembled without a large infrastructure
- their operating costs are usually low
- it is easy to operate
- It does not require specialized labor
- you can start with little budget
In addition, car wash services are often in high demand as the vast majority of people prefer to delegate this task and thus enjoy a clean and shiny car.
Car Wash Business Plan
The project essentially consists of providing vehicle vacuuming and cleaning services, which are performed regularly in no more than 30 minutes.
Care and delicacy in cleaning are often value-added factors that are highly appreciated by the customer.
Fundamentally, any vehicle that circulates in your area is a potential customer for the car wash business:
- Private car and motorcycle owners.
- Passenger vehicles such as large and medium buses
- Urban transport services
Services to Provide
Some of the services most demanded by clients are usually:
- Interior and exterior cleaning
- Deep upholstery cleaning
Business Value Added
Having a comfortable waiting room where the person can wait while their vehicle is serviced is very attractive for customers.
And if you also have some magazines, television or snacks, what better. In addition, the latter can even represent an extra entrance for the business since you can offer your customers some snacks, ceviches or drinks while they wait.
You should not forget the importance of personalized attention and paying close attention to details.
Using good quality cleaning products is also very important as this ensures a high level of service that customers will notice. Remember that nobody likes to have their fine car washed with cheap or poor quality shampoo.
Supplies for Car Wash Operation
Within your monthly operating plan you should consider the following inputs:
- Water supply and service
- Detergents and brighteners
- Waxes and silicones
As well as materials for daily work
Within your operating budget you should consider the following costs:
- Property rent [fijo]
- Salaries of cleaners and helpers [fijo] it can be for commission
- Salary of manager or car wash attendant
- Cleaning supplies [variable]
- Taxes [variable]
When starting the Carwash business, you must budget for the following investment:
- Rent of the property or workplace
- Rent deposit
- Initial contracts
- Cleaning supplies
- Equipment: squirt guns, vacuum cleaners, polishers, and a compressor
- Procedures and legalization of the business
Estimated initial investment: US $ 1500.00 to $ 2000.00 dollars.
Company Income Projection
Estimated business revenue is calculated based on the number of vehicles that can be serviced throughout the month. This depends on the sector where your business is established and the advertising you can carry out.
Business signage is very important in attracting local or neighborhood visitors.
Imagine that you can serve an average of 10 light vehicles a day at US $ 5.00 each, we would be talking about $ 50.00 a day. If you also served 2 large vehicles at $ 12.00 each, it would be an additional $ 24.00 per day.
This would mean an average of $ 74.00 dollars per day for 26 days, in total approximately US $ 2000.00 per month. If you take a margin of approximately 30% for being a service business, your net profit would be about $ 600 dollars. Not bad for starting your own business.
Finding a location in a busy area or close to shopping centers is highly recommended since people can attend other activities while washing their car.
Business Image and Marketing
Attracting customers is extremely important because without them no business survives. However, it is not enough to put a sign and announce that you have already opened. Strategy is needed, and that is why in this video I give you some practical ideas to make your business premises attractive and help you do better business.
As you can see this is a nice, friendly business that can be started quickly. Tell us about your experience in a comment.