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  • Writer's pictureCWPD Marketing Team

Dispelling Myths Regarding Car Wash Ownership

The car wash industry is really hot right now among investors, and with good reason. You stand to make a ton of revenue with very little overhead and oversite. A car wash is mostly about the initial investment, followed up by a little maintenance. However, you want to be sure you know what you are getting into. We’re going to dispel a few myths so you can get a good start in the express exterior car wash game.

Myth 1: Car Washes = Easy Success

The car wash industry is a great place to invest, but there’s no such thing as easy money. You have to do your research, surround yourself with the right people, choose a great location, and have the right business model. Don’t try and learn as you go. People make a ton of money owning car washes, but they have all put in the effort. A few suggestions include:

  • Hire the right company to design and construct your wash

  • Use an express tunnel design rather than having multiple bays

  • Offer freebies, like free vacuums, to draw in new customers

  • Reduce overhead by using modern equipment rather than having a full-service wash

Myth 2: Once the Car Wash Opens, You Can Sit Back and Earn Money

It would be nice if all the work was done once you open your car wash tunnel entrance, but more is needed than a building, a good location, and a sign or two in order to be successful. You need to pay attention to your customers so you can meet their ever-changing needs. A few suggestions include:

  • Use modern equipment to reduce wait times

  • Implement a $3 Express Wash Model for customers in a hurry who don’t want to spend a lot

  • Market on social media to reach the younger generation

  • Have a loyalty program to encourage repeat business

Car Wash Construction and Design for Serious Investors

Car Wash Pro Designers can take you from the land acquisition and car wash design phase to building construction and equipment distribution and installation. With decades of industry experience, we can help make a successful car wash business easier to achieve. We’re happy to work with serious investors to turn your initial investment into profits. To learn more, contact us today. We design and build the best express exterior car washes with modern equipment, so you can maximize your profits from day one.



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