Tips for starting a new car wash business

tips for starting a car wash business
A car wash business is an attractive investment opportunity for astute business owners and entrepreneurs.

Whether it’s the desire to become self-employed and run your own business, or a profitable addition to your existing business or premises, a car wash provides many proven opportunities for financial success.

Comparing Locations

When it comes to choosing a location for your car wash business or comparing different locations, first ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are the property locations you are considering suitable for a car wash? Are there any limiting Council regulations?
  • Who are the local and commuter customer demographics likely to visit your car wash?
  • Does the location and demographics support the equipment and investment you are considering?

For example, your preferred site may not have the traffic or population to justify an investment in a high volume tunnel but it could be a great location for a rollover or self-serve equipment.  Conversely, high traffic areas like shopping centres and compact, busy locations might provide more volume than a rollover machine could handle.

Choosing Equipment

Once the preliminary regulations and design criteria is in order, your next decision will be choosing the right equipment and relable supply partner.

Equipment Choices

Assuming you’re building from the ground up, your first step is to determine what type of car wash equipment best suits your budget, any site constraints and, importantly, the needs of our customers. Car wash equipment options include:

Supply Partner

Your supply partner’s role is not just to sell car wash equipment.  Their role is to work with you throughout the entire set up process and, importantly, support you in the ongoing business operations.

Take advantage of their industry knowledge and expertise. It’s one of the best resources you’ll have.

Your car wash equipment supplier should have extensive industry expertise and experience working with architects and designers.

When you choose Good Sight as your supply partner, we’ll work closely with you to provide assistance and advice on all aspects of the car wash design and construction process.  This includes assessing customer traffic flow, underground works, compliance, and much more. We can work with your builder and any trades to ensure equipment installation progresses smoothly and within budget.

Grand Opening

The final stage is the set up and commissioning of the equipment.  This usually entails a ‘soft’ opening to make the facility familiar to your patronage and customers.

With final checks made, you’re now ready for the grand opening… Online and offline marketing should be used to local and commuter customers aware of your new business. An enticing introductory offer is a great way to attract new customers and, potentially, hijack them from competitors.

Ongoing Support

Now your car wash business is open, your supply partner   should be available to support you every step of the way.  This should include availability of consumables and, most importantly, access to flexible service and maintenance contract options.

The support of a reputable supply partner will give you peace of mind that the ongoing maintenance of your facility is in tip-top operational condition.  This eliminates downtime and ensures your customers leave your facility completely satisifed.

The Good Sight team provide all this and so more!

Get in Touch

If you have any questions about setting up a car wash facility, don’t hesitate to contact our team for advice.  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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We have the industry knowledge and experience to help you assess your future objectives, identify business opportunities and develop the solutions in accordance with your unique site requirements

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Our goal is to build relationships with our clients, working with them to build a car wash system for their specific needs and requirements and then support their business for the long term.

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From initial installation of your new or updated equipment, our car wash technicians and tradespeople work closely with your architect, project managers and builders to offer a smooth installation service.

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Service + Support

We have an Australia-wide support network of car wash service technicians, backed by a full inventory of spare parts. Our flexible and economical maintenance options provide you with business peace of mind.

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