Hand car wash vs Automatic car wash business ?

Automatic car wash has more expense and is higher to maintain, does that mean it earns more than a hand car wash ? / Which one earns more money if they are both set up in a good location and good marketing

3 Answers

  • 3 months ago

    In my area all car washes run as businesses have varying degrees of automation. We have a separate category of car washes. Coin operated and do it yourself or coin operated and drive-thru. they all make money.

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    I have never seen a hand wash except in very bad areas. Those operators cannot afford a modern automated car wash. Most could easily cost 6 figures.

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  • 3 months ago

    Snobs and "in the know" owners want Hand Wash, Common people want a quick wash, so take the Automatic thinking it is faster, (also fewer tips).

    You need to know your market. Also making a deal with one or more Auto Dealerships fills a niche.

    You need a trusty crew doing hand washing. You only need a tech savvy person to run an automatic machine, with a labourer to dry them.

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