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  • Writer's pictureCWPD Marketing Team

7 Things to Consider When Selecting a Car Wash Location

Having a turn-key car wash operation constructed on the right piece of land can make a huge difference in the success of your investment. We’re going to look at 7 factors you need to consider when selecting a piece of land for your car wash venture.

  1. Is the Property Big Enough? – You need to be able to support the building for your car wash as well as space for your customers. Don’t forget to leave room to expand your operation.

  2. Property Ingress and Egress – Is it easy for customers to get in and out of your lot? Is there a median that restricts traffic flow from the other side of the road?

  3. Will Your Business Be Visible? – Your building itself can be a great marketing tool since drivers often remember they need a car wash when they see the building. You want it to be easy to get in and out of the lot, but you always want to be located somewhere lots of drivers will be passing.

  4. Is the Lot Zoned Properly? - If the land isn’t zoned for commercial, can it be rezoned? How much will it cost?

  5. Does the Area Need a Car Wash? – If a town already has half a dozen car washes that do just enough business to stay afloat, you’re probably better off building in one of the many towns that need a car wash. If a town has one wash with constant lines on the weekends, you should be able to coexist.

  6. Can You Easily Add Utilities? – Water, sewer, and electric services are all vital to a car wash business. Make sure the lot has access to all of the utilities you need, or at least that the utilities are available, and find how much it would cost to connect to the local services.

  7. How Much Does It Cost? – A turn-key car wash operation costs about 2-3 million dollars, and that’s without acquiring land, so you need to be sure you can afford the land costs and acquire enough capital to purchase land and have the wash designed and built.

Starting Your Car Wash Business Off Right

The right location is one of the keys to success in the car wash industry. Car Wash Pro Designers can help you to select the perfect lot and then provide all of the other services you need to get going. Fill out our contact form today to learn more.

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