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Car Wash Business Plan

Car wash business plan helps the entrepreneur to understand, to visualize, to plan and to identify risks even before making any investments in the business. Preparing a business plan involves detailed research so that all the aspects of the given business is evaluated and appropriate decisions are made. The car market in India is growing at 10% annually and the market is estimated to be the fifth largest in the world by around 2025. Globally, the car wash services are expected to make more than $27.4 billion by the end of 2017.

As per survey, the lack of many players in the service is due to the huge investment required for the facility and automated equipment. In car wash business, location is much important it should be surrounded with the car owners, especially rich people. The major initial cost goes into land, construction, equipment, licence and permits. The start-up cost will be anywhere around 20 to 25 lakhs in India rupees for a single bay construction.

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All organizations are made up of group of capabilities that are coming from People, Processes and Systems. These capabilities are working together in a seamless manner to deliver the requisite capabilities to the customer. The various capabilities that need to be addressed in a car wash business plan are given below:


The people involved in the car wash business are owner, manager, car wash staff, admin staff and partners like car dealerships.


The processes in the business are car washing, billings, advertising, add on services and initial processes like getting approval and licence. The washing process includes cleaning (interior and exterior), drying, polishing after drying and other cosmetic cares.


Payment and billing system, automatic machines for car wash, hydraulics, pumps, vacuum accessories, hose, tubing, car care products like bottles, cans, wipes, towels, gels, sponge packs & polishes, spray nozzles, car drying systems, waxing systems, chemicals, water systems, soaps, detergents, credit card meters, POS machines, mobile cleaning machine, Other equipment like furniture, table, computers, printers, telephone.

Most of the businesses have professional bodies across the globe and being associated with these organizations tremendously helps in understanding the current trends in business. Some of the professional bodies are listed below for your reference:

International Carwash Association
230 East Ohio Street Suite 603 Chicago, IL 60611

Southeastern Car Wash Association (SECWA)
1821 Hillandale Road, Suite 1B-151 Durham, NC 27705

Australian Car Wash Association
PO Box 4390 Langwarrin Victoria Australia 3910

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