What to look for when buying a car wash business

buying a car wash business

An alternative to building a car wash facility from scratch is to purchase an existing site or business.

Buying an existing car wash business provides business owners with an opportunity to breathe new life into an often run-down facility using worn-out or outdated equipment.

In virtually every business there are owners and operators who, for various reasons, have chosen not to maintain and reinvest in the latest equipment. In this scenario, you will find that the business potential is well below the capability of the area.

Often it is possible to purchase these car wash facilities for a reasonable investment then, with some maintenance and equipment upgrades, quickly increase the overall income for the business.

Why is the car wash business failing?

Just like a new business venture, you’ll need to take an indepth look at the demographics of the area and consider some important questions, such as:

  • Did the car wash lose business because of run down equipment and neglect?
  • Was the current business owner in a ‘comfort zone’ with no ambition to grow or upgrade the facility?
  • Is there other new or modern car washes in the area that could be affecting the businesses opportunities?
  • Does the current equipment look inviting and offer a speedy, high quality car wash?
  • How easy is the access to the site in both AM and PM times?
  • Does the business have a ‘one stop shop’ or offer something that your competitor doesn’t have?
  • Can the existing equipment be readily maintained and is there a reliable service agent available for ongoing support?

In addition to the car wash equipment, most older sites often require appearance upgrades and site maintenance. A car wash business is no different to any other.  Fresh signage, a coat of paint and a good clean up is often a good place to start when it comes to attracting customers.

A reputable equipment supplier like Good Sight will guide you in the right direction in respect to any site and equipment upgrades. Most importantly, the sale of any new equipment should only be the start of the partnership – and the long term relationship would be a must for the business outcome.

Get in Touch

If you need advice before purchasing an existing car wash business, don’t hesitate to contact our team.  We’re here to help.

Since 1968, we have been the Australian leaders in vehicle wash equipment.  We can assist in all aspects of the your business including site assessment, car wash design, machine installation, service and repairs, and, importantly, ongoing support to ensure the success and growth of your facility.

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Good Sight Car Wash Equipment Australia

We can assist in all aspects of the growth and success of your car wash facility, automotive dealership or car rental business including site assessment, car wash design, machine installation, service and repairs, and, importantly, ongoing support to ensure the success and growth of your facility.

We are Australia’s leading suppliers of car wash equipment.  We have been offering Australia-wide sales & service since 1968 and were the first suppliers of automatic car wash systems in the country. Since, we have always been able to pride ourselves as offering a highly professional level of service and support to our clients.

Our compehensive range of car wash machines include:

Additionally, we offer a full range of vehicle wash services including car wash installation, upgrades and maintenance for car wash businessespetroleum retailersautomotive dealershipsfleet and rental car businesses.

We can also assist with a range of car wash accessories including coin-operated car vacuumsvending machines and dog washes.

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