Starting Your Own Car Wash

If you want to open a small business and generate a lot of revenue for yourself, consider opening a car wash. These ventures are profitable, often to a greater extent than you might think. After all, there is a reason cheerleading teams always do a car wash to raise revenue for their trips, right?

According to studies, the average car wash generates a revenue stream of $686,250 per year. That’s a lot of money. Of course, this amount can go up or down based on a variety of factors including location and weather. If it rains often where you are, the car wash may not be as needed. On the other hand, if you live somewhere with a severe pollen season and you expect to see yellow-coated cars for a few months out of the year, then a car wash can be a great way to generate revenue.

To get started, you’ll need to hire someone to handle the construction of the car wash facility. There are a number of companies that do that, but few that are certified to work in gas stations. If you already own a gas station and want to expand your revenue even farther, add a car wash to it and find a company that understands how to work in CNG, LNG, and hydrogen stations, as well as with stage II vapor recovery system conversions.

Although the cost of construction will vary, a basic car wash station with self-serve bays will cost anywhere from $15,000 to $25,000. A more advanced car wash might cost slightly more, but given the revenue potential (with a small amount deducted for maintenance costs), it is well worth the expense. Take a look at revenue streams and case studies, then decide for yourself whether opening a car wash to help expand your income is worth it. Then find a company that does car wash construction California to handle the job for you.