Question: Are self serve car washes profitable?

Self-service car washing is still vibrant and profitable. The investment threshold to refurbish self-service bays is much lower than other forms of wash facilities. Although in many urban settings, the financial return indicates that stand alone self-service carwashes do not cash-flow for the short term.

How much does it cost to build a self serve car wash?

A typical site of one Automatic In Bay Car Wash & 3 Self Serve bays will cost anywhere around the $700,000 mark to build & approximately $400,000-450,000 in equipment costs.

What is the average income for a car wash?

One estimate for in-bay automatic car washes puts the average car wash owners annual income at around $139,000.

How many cars go to car wash per day?

According to Nu Look, the average American car wash washes around 20,000 cars annually, but Mr. Wash washes around 500,000 every year. According to a documentary on Mr. Wash, the super car wash site washes 4,000 cars per day and about 400 cars an hour.

How do you make money owning a car wash?

Not including rent or a mortgage payment, the average business cost to wash a car at a professional location is $4.13. With a given bay washing 20,000 automobiles every year, your operational expenses will be $82,600 annually. If you charge $10 per car wash, your net profit will be $117,400.

Do car washes reuse the water?

Most modern automatic car washes employ a system to recycle water for reuse. They reduce the impact on the environment - using less water and putting out less waste.

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