Looking to invest in a car wash?
For new investors, the process from site selection to the thrilling day you wash your first car can be a long and complicated journey. And if you are new to the car wash industry, selecting the right car wash investment option can be a difficult decision.
Let ACWA help by pointing you in the right direction for advice from those who have been in the industry for a long time and have been through the process over and over again.
For new investors, the process from site selection to the opening day you wash your first car can be a long and complicated journey which could take 12 – 18 months (or longer), and if you are new to the car wash industry, selecting the right car wash investment option could be a difficult decision.
There are a couple of significant obstacles to overcome if you decide the car wash industry is for you, in particular, identifying a suitable site and then being able to finance the project.
Some new investors will want to seek help from a car wash business specialist/consultant who can advise and guide new investors through starting a car wash business.
ACWA supplier members include several specialist consultancy services and all the major equipment manufacturers. So, whether buying an existing site or setting up a new one, ACWA is an invaluable resource for new investors. Check out ACWA's List of Professional Services Members
Buying an existing site is the easiest option, but like any new business venture, undertaking due diligence will be the most important part of setting up or purchasing a car-wash site. Some things you will need to consider:
- Selecting the type of car wash you want to own and operate;
- Making trusted contacts in the car wash industry who can offer advice and help with your research and due diligence.
- Undertaking appropriate analysis, including accessing and understanding information on industry data and car washing trends.
Car wash model comparison table for new investors.
This invaluable table provides a high-level comparison of each of the car wash business models and includes factors that often influence new investor investment choices.