Getting the Car Clean Doesn’t Require a “Show” but the Customer Does.

While carwashes employ many tools and mechanisms in their cleaning processes, perhaps none are more important than the actual soap. To get the best possible results and keep customers coming back, it’s important to choose the right cleaning products for each application. But aside from their basic cleansing power, many factors must be considered when…

How To Avoid A Car Wash Catastrophe

The Car Wash and Auto Detailing industry is already worth over $11 billion, and that number is expected to increase over the next 5 years.[1] The highly fragmented nature of the playing field makes it an ideal investment opportunity for a variety of savvy investors. The right location, strategy, and execution can create one, or…

The Reality is, Now is the Time to Enter the Car Washing Industry

Historically, car wash operators have relied upon customer service and maintaining a small number of locations, if not a single one. However, the truth is that the explosion of exterior express platforms has exploded in popularity for entrepreneurs, with many opening multiple sites. There’s a lot to be said about a small business. But the…

An Honest Look at the Top Car Wash Equipment Suppliers

For entrepreneurs new to the carwash industry, it’s an almost impossible task when it comes to comparing equipment manufacturers. While polling existing carwash owners would seemingly net some type of popular consensus, existing operators tend to stay with one brand, and the majority of these operators only have one location, thereby limiting their exposure. Distributors will have…

Evolution of Conveyor Market

Historically, the conveyor carwash industry has been extremely fragmented, with a majority of operators owning and actively managing a single carwash.  From the beginning in the 1950s through the 1990s, few operators had as many as 5 locations.  Beginning at the turn of the century, this changed.  There is an accelerating trend toward acquisition and…