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Car Wash Business 101: Equipment and Investment Requirements

*There is an updated version of this article here: Car Wash Business 101: Equipment and Investment Requirements 2018

 

A car wash is a nice business to get into if you’re into cars. We’ve already given you some tips on how to start a car wash business. Now, we’re taking it further by getting to the nitty-gritty and discussing the numbers, so to speak.

Mr. Edwin Pasahol, Senior Trade and Industry Development Specialist for the Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development (BSMED), gave us a general and estimated rundown of the equipment, costs, price options, and profit you’ll get when you venture into this business.

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INVESTMENT REQUIREMENTS (All prices are in PHP, and based on 2017 market prices)

A. Equipment

  • 1 Pressure washer compact electric 1600 watts, 5.5 liters/minute – P6,700
  • 1 Vacuum cleaner with blower, 750 watts 6 meter – P3,500
  • 1 Power sprayer 1/2 horsepower, 26 inch – P4,800
  • 1 Pressure tank 340 liters – P7,100
  • 1 2-step ladder – P450
  • 3 Drums (for storing water) at P390 per piece – P1,170
  • 2 Hose at P335 per piece – P680
  • 3 Pails/buckets at P90 per piece – P270

TOTAL – (P24,670) or rounded off: P25,000

B. Direct Cost (Materials and Supplies per Month)

  • 3 pcs Chamois at P110.00 per piece – P330
  • 24 pcs All-purpose rags at P5.50 for 4 pieces – P33
  • 4 pcs Car sponge (big) at P45 per piece – P180

Sub-Total – (P543) or rounded off: P540

C. Supplies

  • 60 liters Car shampoo – P8,690
  • 15 liters Car wax liquid wax hi-gloss finish – P7,500
  • 15 liters Tire black – P7,010
  • 450 ml Car polisher/shine (for detailing) scratch remover ultra hi-gloss finish – P1,420

Sub-Total – (P24,620) or rounded off: P24,600

TOTAL – (P25,140) or rounded off: P25,000

D. Indirect Cost

  • Labor cost (350.00/day x 30 days) – P10,500
  • Electricity – P2,210
  • Water – P890.00
  • Contingency (10% of direct costs) – P1,600

TOTAL – (P15,200) or rounded off: P 15,000 

 Price List

  • Van   –  P120.00
  • Taxi  –   P60.00
  • Suv’s – P120.00
  • Sedan-  P80 – P100
  • Exterior auto detailing – P1,500.00
  • Interior auto detailing – P1,000 – P1,500.00

 Estimated Sales for a One-Month Operation

  • 17 cars @80.00 x 30 days – P40,800
  • 3 vans @120.00 x 30 days – P10,800
  • 10 cars @45 x 30 days (only for tire black and vacuuming) – 13,500.00
  • 8 cars @550 (for detailing) – 4,400

Sub-total – P69,500

LESS:

  • Direct cost – P25,000
  • Indirect cost – P15,000

Sub-total – P40,000

NET INCOME MONTHLY – P 29,500

NET INCOME DAILY – P 983

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Remember: This is just an estimated guide that will give you an idea of the equipment, costs, price options, and profit you’ll get when you start out a car wash business.

The computation does not include monthly rent space and insurance costs (if any). Please do a more extensive research if you seriously plan to get into this venture.

 

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107 Comments

  1. Mark
    May 11, 2017 at 11:12 am — Reply

    Is there a seminar on car wash. Can you provide also the site.

    • May 12, 2017 at 3:46 am — Reply

      Hi Mark,
      It’s rare. So far, the only one we know is Business Coach. Franchise car washes give seminars/training as well, so you can ask around.

      You can also try DOST and TESDA for some leads.

      • May 4, 2018 at 11:09 am — Reply

        Hi Absalon,
        You can start by reading this article and take some points.
        Look for people who really know the business inside and out. Try to contact Mr. Edwin Pasahol — he might be able to help you on this. Good luck! 🙂

      • Alexander cometa
        June 24, 2018 at 2:59 pm — Reply

        Mam magpa franchise po ba kayo o nagsusupply ng mga gamit.

        • June 25, 2018 at 10:03 am — Reply

          Hi Alexander,
          No, I don’t. Try reading through the comments here, it might be a good starting point for you. 🙂

  2. Mica Balagtas
    May 31, 2017 at 2:38 am — Reply

    Is there any shops you can advice where to buy equipments? Thank you!

    • May 31, 2017 at 11:14 am — Reply

      Hi Mica,
      There’s no particular shop I can recommend, since each and every equipment listed here can be bought from different auto power tools / equipment shops. You can try the more popular ones, or ask around in Banawe.

      If you want, there are some available car wash franchises or car wash business packages available online. They already have the equipment needed to start a business — but make sure they’re reputable sellers first.

  3. Anonymous
    June 28, 2017 at 8:14 pm — Reply

    Hi mam can you give the contact no. Of seller of equipment of car wash business thanks

    • June 29, 2017 at 10:20 am — Reply

      Hi,
      As of now, I don’t have any information regarding this. Try to call DOST and TESDA to get some leads.

  4. August 3, 2017 at 10:28 am — Reply

    Are there any automatic car wash business yet in the Philippines?

    If there are, do you know one?

    Do you know what equipments they use and where to find them? Preferably only in the Philippines

    • August 3, 2017 at 11:00 am — Reply

      Hi Jonathan,
      It’s quite a new niche, so I’m not aware of any business that does it — yet.
      You can try KKE Wash Systems. So far, they’re the only ones I know that sell equipment for automatic car wash businesses.

  5. Daniel
    August 29, 2017 at 6:19 pm — Reply

    Hi! how many people are hired for the labor? are they enough to support that many cars to wash a day?

    • August 30, 2017 at 7:42 am — Reply

      Hi Daniel,
      I think 2 people will be enough for this. If the business is picking up, you can add another person to make things faster.

  6. Wyn
    September 19, 2017 at 1:14 am — Reply

    Hi 🙂

    I am planning to put a business in my hometown CDO
    do you think the Karcher brands can be a useful for
    carwash business? beside for the traditional carwash
    equipment have or had you heard even seen using karcher pressure
    washer? i want to have a pressure washer without needing air compressor,
    foam tank, because karcher brand can be use a foam cannon which is much better for foam tank. looking forward for your responds

    Thanks.

    • September 19, 2017 at 5:31 pm — Reply

      Hi Wyn,
      It’s a good brand, especially the Karcher K4, K2, and K7 models. They’re known for cleaning tough dirt, and with the right settings and attachments, can go even with delicate and sensitive surfaces very well. They’re a bit pricey though, but if you have the budget, then go for it. 🙂

      Nilfisk and Bosch are also good options.

      • Anonymous
        September 20, 2017 at 2:20 pm — Reply

        Thank you for the responds 🙂 🙂

        • September 20, 2017 at 4:21 pm — Reply

          You’re welcome. 🙂

          • Wyn
            October 22, 2017 at 1:34 am

            Hi Ma’am Cherryl,

            I read your comment from other person and you mentioned about hybrid salary and that is monthly or weekly depends to the owner?? and how about the Performance commission abot ang qouta? how to deal with that or can you give me example? every washer boy po ba at least my estimation example, 10 cars kada isa sa washer pag lagpas saka pa pasok yong incentive tama po ba? mag kano naman po? 🙂 hoping for your kind responds 🙂

            Wyn.

          • October 22, 2017 at 3:45 pm

            Hi Wyn,
            Yung salary monthly. Yung performance incentive depende sa performance goals mo sa kanila. For example, pag lumampas sila ng quota nilang 12 vehicles per week, or they were able to get your customers to avail of added services (like additional car waxing services on top of the car wash), then perhaps you can give them a certain amount for each added car or service they make.

            This is just an example. I really can’t give an exact amount, kasi depende yan sa financial health ng business mo. So you need to compute that yourself.

            Aside from money, pwede ka ring magbigay ng other incentives, like free meals daily or transportation allowance. 🙂

          • Wyn
            October 24, 2017 at 2:26 pm

            Hi Ma’am

            maraming salamat po God Bless.. 🙂

          • October 24, 2017 at 2:57 pm

            Hi Wyn,
            No problem. And good luck with your car wash business. 🙂

  7. francisco franco
    September 23, 2017 at 1:53 pm — Reply

    im interested of the car wash business

  8. Sukarno Mantukay
    October 1, 2017 at 3:37 pm — Reply

    I am also interested for the Car Wash business. I am planning to start this Car Wash business maybe this coming December 2017 if I can find a good space good for this business.

    Still I am searching for a location where I want to have this Car Wash business.

    Thanks,

    • October 1, 2017 at 6:10 pm — Reply

      Good luck!

      • gilbert
        November 3, 2018 at 1:36 pm — Reply

        hi mam cherryl,

        can you recommend a shop,agency and or school for training on how to do for auto detailing? please advise

  9. Ruwan
    October 1, 2017 at 5:15 pm — Reply

    Hello Anne,

    Nice Article to startup. Do you consult the Business plan and advice to start from the beginning for the clients? As I am planning start Car wash at Kabankalan and looking forward reliable source as consultant?

    • October 1, 2017 at 6:07 pm — Reply

      Hi Ruwan,
      This business plan was created by Mr. Edwin Pasahol as part of his car wash business training for BSMED before. I personally talked to him regarding this, and he helped me make some modifications to it as well (since he created this a long time ago).

      I would suggest you contact him at BSMED if you need a consultant. 🙂

      • mercedita c. reyes
        December 3, 2017 at 8:21 pm — Reply

        good pm mam, im interested into carwash business where can i contact Mr. Edwin Pasahol ? so i can contact him to ask advise and as a consultant ..thank you very much in advance

        • December 4, 2017 at 11:30 am — Reply

          Hi Ms. Reyes,
          I would suggest you call DTI, ask to be connected to BSMED’s hotline, and look for Mr. Pasahol.

  10. Dave
    October 11, 2017 at 10:38 am — Reply

    Guys im in cdo and i was hoping to make a carwash business but people here are using deep well as a source of water. For me im planning to use the water supplied by water district. will my i still gain profit with that?

  11. dave
    October 11, 2017 at 10:47 am — Reply

    did you use water from deep well or water from water district? will i still gain profit if i use water from water district instead of deep well? i i should adjust my margins?

    • October 11, 2017 at 12:03 pm — Reply

      Hi Dave,
      Most car wash businesses use district water.

      Actually, it depends. If you’re going to dig really deep for the well and will use a pump, then well water will cost a lot on electricity. So in a way, the short-term financial costs are nearly the same for both water systems.

      But still, for long-term operational and maintenance costs, well water is generally much cheaper compared to municipality water. To be safe, you may need to adjust your margins when you use water from your district, and perhaps, look for ways to save money on other things to compensate for the additional costs.

  12. October 16, 2017 at 12:05 am — Reply

    hi,
    paano naman po kaya yung mga legal permits/requirements?
    ano ano po ba mga kailangan at magkano po?
    salamat po

  13. tindahan
    October 18, 2017 at 12:24 pm — Reply

    Hi!
    Ano po kaya mas ideal na pasahod sa tao?
    Monthly Fixed Pay
    40-60 Commision

    Ang hirap po kasi maghanap ng tao

    • October 19, 2017 at 10:39 am — Reply

      Hi!
      Our Business Manager and I think that a “hybrid” salary is ideal: You give them a monthly fixed pay, PLUS a performance commission pag naabot nila yung quota nila. That way, it would act as an incentive for them to do well. 🙂

      • Anonymous
        October 31, 2017 at 10:54 pm — Reply

        hi,
        Ma’m where can i buy chemical for foam wash and shampoo?

        • November 2, 2017 at 5:44 am — Reply

          Hi,
          You can try Microtex Car Car Solutions and Foam It Philippines.
          Note: I’m not endorsing any of them. They’re just the ones I know as of this time.

  14. Herbert
    November 2, 2017 at 10:47 pm — Reply

    Where xan i buy the equipment

    • November 4, 2017 at 10:55 pm — Reply

      Hi Herbert,
      I think I answered this already. Please read through the comments here.

  15. fando
    November 19, 2017 at 12:31 am — Reply

    hi maam cherryl,

    meron po b kikitain pag nangungupahan ka pa ng lote??

    • November 19, 2017 at 10:27 am — Reply

      Hi Fando,
      It depends on the location. Generally, kung maraming tao at mas “commercialized” yung location, mas mahal yung rent. So yung chance mo to earn is really less–baka break-even ka lang (or possibly negative profit pa).

      Realistically, those with the lowest rents have lesser visibility. But if you save up on other minor aspects of your business and provide good service consistently, then eventually, you’ll get loyal customers to keep your business going.

  16. anthon
    November 22, 2017 at 5:07 pm — Reply

    hi good ma’am cherryl,

    ask ko lng po sana kong may idea ko kayo kong hw much gagastusin if ever kasma na yung mga mayor’s permit or business permit..

    salmat po sa tugon nyo.

    • November 23, 2017 at 11:35 am — Reply

      Hi Anthon,
      Unfortunately I don’t. Maybe you can inquire about it in your Municipality.

  17. Arian Osorio
    December 11, 2017 at 4:14 pm — Reply

    Hi, is there any training/ seminar on how to start a car wash business near San Pedro, Laguna.

    Thanks.

    • December 12, 2017 at 8:38 am — Reply

      Hi Arian,
      None at the moment. They don’t happen often, so you may need to get leads from many different sources.

  18. Olivere
    January 3, 2018 at 1:27 pm — Reply

    hello mam, I’m interested to this type of business. do know where I could find these equipment (whole package) including supplies in Cebu city. It will be much appreciated if you can give their contact info. Thanks.

    • January 3, 2018 at 2:55 pm — Reply

      Hi Olivere,
      Unfortunately, it’s hard to find them in Cebu City. However, if you’re interested in getting into franchising, you might want to try Nice Day. I think their starting initial investment is P250,000, and their number is 321-2729. Good luck! 🙂

  19. Allan
    January 17, 2018 at 1:20 pm — Reply

    Hi Cherryl,
    Do you have any idea how many ml of car shampoo is needed to clean one car?
    Thanks.

    • January 17, 2018 at 3:09 pm — Reply

      Hi Allan,
      I think an ounce (approximately one shot glass) to a gallon is almost the standard measurement, although it really depends on the shampoo’s brand and car size.

  20. Anonymous
    January 23, 2018 at 12:23 pm — Reply

    Hi Cherryl,

    There is a 350.00 labor cost, does it translate to one personel only?

  21. Anonymous
    January 23, 2018 at 2:48 pm — Reply

    Thank you Cherryl!

  22. Jepoy
    February 8, 2018 at 2:58 pm — Reply

    Dear Ms. CHerryl;

    Good Day!

    I’m so glad to read your post how you started your car wash business, I was convinced and interested to open this business too. Can you tell me what are the clearances needed in securing Business Permit? Or can you you share me what are the important things needed within its working area aside from tools and equipment.

    I would be grateful enough to hear from you advisory words from your experiences and look forward on your favorable response.

    Thank you,

    Joeffrey
    Escalante City

    • February 9, 2018 at 12:49 pm — Reply

      Hi Jeoffrey,
      I gave a link in one of the comments here about what documents are needed in securing a business permit. You can use that for reference and starting guide.

      One key thing to remember: location is the most important factor here. Get a good spot (nearby roads with high traffic; and/or a dense, residential or commercial population with lots of “busy” car owners around), and your odds of succeeding in this business would increase significantly.

  23. Tess
    February 23, 2018 at 5:46 pm — Reply

    Hi ms cherryl. You mentioned about permit rqmnts from dti. What about from the DENR? I understand that there is a rqmnt to comply with LLDA of the DENR. I heard that they require quite a big amount of fees.

    • March 5, 2018 at 11:21 am — Reply

      Hi Tess,
      Yes, DENR will require you to submit either one or two of these “certificates”:
      1. Certificate of Non-Coverage (CNC) – Fee: P1,100+
      2. Environment Compliance Certificate (ECC) – (fee depends on the lot’s size)

      Generally, if your lot is less than a hectare, you only need to get the CNC, but if it exceeds that, then you need to include the ECC as well.

      Also, they might require you to add a septic tank in your car wash location, and this will be on a case-to-case basis only. Your business permit, which you’ll get from your LGU, will indicate if you need to include one. It will also show what other permits you have to get, which directly affects how high or low your fees are.

      This means that your business permit is where you should look into before anything else.

  24. Michael
    March 10, 2018 at 12:38 am — Reply

    I supply water-less car wash solution/quick detailer/spray wax. We ship nationwide. Contact me at 09327711316 or 09771023514. This is what use in our basement parking in one of the SM Malls in the Philippines.

  25. March 12, 2018 at 2:49 pm — Reply

    This is very helpful as it is a detailed guide on having a car wash business. I like how you even outlined the monthly cost of operations. Thank you for this.

  26. leo
    April 15, 2018 at 4:17 am — Reply

    Hello Mam Cherryl,

    Ask ko lng po bakit sobra mura ng water rate sa computaion nyo? may shop po ako bagong bukas lng. Minimum rate po sa tubig ko is 1k na gamitin or hindi… kung maka 12 cars ako per day ns 3.5k water bill ko..Di ko lng alam kung mali lng ako ng inapplay na category sa maynilad kaya mahal…thanks po

    • April 16, 2018 at 8:20 am — Reply

      Hi Leo,
      Try asking Mr. Edwin Pasahol about this. He can give you more specifics. 🙂

  27. mar
    April 26, 2018 at 2:34 pm — Reply

    Hi
    Just want to ask, portable pressure washer ba is ok to use for Car wash business? or do i need the ones with piston pa

    Thanks

    • April 26, 2018 at 5:11 pm — Reply

      Hi Mar,
      It depends more on its pressure (PSI). For instance, gas and electric cold water pressure washers with 4,000 PSI (and up) can do well for heavy-duty or industrial car wash businesses.

      The thing is, most of the portable ones that I know of actually have lower PSIs, and are better suited for residential / light use. Piston / pumps are better for a car wash business, and I would recommend using crankshaft driven plunger pumps, especially the triplex ones.

  28. blazed.one
    May 14, 2018 at 11:52 pm — Reply

    Hi Cherryl,

    I have recently completed the construction of my own carwash business. It is located just outside of a subdivision. The total construction cost reached around P410K. (8Meters X 12 Meters.) Permits (including plans made by architects/engineers was around P35k) Equipments P26k.. I can say bawing bawi naman. 30 cars ang daily average.. The shop can accomodate 6 cars at a time.

    I just want to thank you for the inputs. I included the costs, hoping to help others decide din.

    More power and Godbless!

    Sincerely,
    Juan Ortega

    • May 15, 2018 at 7:01 am — Reply

      Hi Mr. Ortega,
      Thanks for the info. It’s very helpful!
      And great to know your car wash business is doing well. 😀

  29. Kestern Lee
    May 30, 2018 at 6:47 pm — Reply

    Hi Dear!
    Can not find your tel no.
    Pls call me 0905 278-7684, Mr Kestern Lee.
    or send me your no.

    Tks~

  30. mark
    June 3, 2018 at 1:46 pm — Reply

    Hello,
    Sa 200sqm lot area, enough na po ba yung space na me engine wash, under chassis at auto detailing?
    Saka sa auto detailing ano po mga equipment?
    Saan po me training center kung san pwede ko po ipatrain mga tao namin?

    • June 4, 2018 at 8:22 am — Reply

      Hi Mark,
      Depende yan sa equipment mo at ilang cars you want to accommodate. It would be better for you to ask an engineer or architect about it.
      Maraming equipment ang kelangan for autodetailing–it’s best to ask a shop that specializes in that.
      And regarding training centers–none that I know of right now. Try to get some leads sa DTI.

  31. arnulfo genavia or joana lyan rodelas
    June 5, 2018 at 3:55 pm — Reply

    Hi mam,
    Kayo po ba ang nag susupply ng mga carwash equipment, or meron po kayo e rerecomend? thanks

    • June 5, 2018 at 5:01 pm — Reply

      Hi there,
      Please read through the comments here–baka you might pick up a couple of things that can help you.

  32. Norie
    June 14, 2018 at 10:10 am — Reply

    Dear Ms. Cherry,

    Maari po ba makuha email / contact number for personal discussion regarding sa car wash.

    salamat po

  33. J.R. Bantug
    June 30, 2018 at 1:23 am — Reply

    Hi Ms. Cherry,

    I’m from the Houston and planning on coming back to the Philippines for good by 2019. I’m interested in opening a car wash business. Do you have or do you know where can I get an updated market prices?

    BTW, I admire your work in helping people put up their small business.

    • July 1, 2018 at 2:21 am — Reply

      Hi J.R.
      I’ll be releasing an updated article for this (with market prices for 2018) very, very soon. I’ll place the link here, so try to go back to this article from time to time. 🙂

  34. Rupesh Sharma
    July 3, 2018 at 4:39 pm — Reply

    Hello,
    I am from India i want to start Car wash business in Yerevan.So how much investment & how much i can earn monthly approximately after less expanses.
    Rupesh Sharma
    +91 74900 62961

  35. Jon
    July 10, 2018 at 1:17 pm — Reply

    Hi,

    Thank you for this wonderful insight.

    However base on your Indirect Cost the labor only accounts into 1 employee.

    If I have multiple employees like 4 to 6 then the estimated sales for a month will also be adjusted base on the number of employees?

    Thank you in advance,

    Jon

    • July 10, 2018 at 1:23 pm — Reply

      Hi Jon,
      You’re correct. It’s only for one employee, since we’re assuming it’s a new and small start-up business (limited funds), with possibly the owner helping out when needed.

      Now, if it’s more–like 4 to 6–then you need to adjust your calculations here. 4-6 people can add a huge drain on your monthly capital, so we’re assuming that yours is already a medium-to-large-sized car-wash business, or a venture with a huge starting capital right from the start.

  36. Gen
    July 10, 2018 at 5:22 pm — Reply

    Hi!

    My parents put up a car wash business. it’s not fully operational since we don’t have permits yet.

    Now, Ibibigay nila saakin yung business na ‘to. Maganda naman ang location niya.

    Deep well yung ginagamit dun. pero may planong pakabitan ng tubig sa water district.

    Maliit lang din yung pwesto.

    Now, Hindi ko alam kung saan ako mag uumpisa. Kung sa improvements ba muna ng pwesto or sa permits.

    Is it possible to have one personnel lang tas isang manager.

    Thank you

    • July 10, 2018 at 7:13 pm — Reply

      Hi Gen,
      Mas better kung mag-start ka with the requirements and permits. Pag nagawa mo na yan, THEN you can make the improvements already.

      One employee? It depends. Pag maliit, starting pa lang, and you’re willing to help out, then it’s okay. Pag established na, no. One manager is okay, though.

  37. RC
    July 18, 2018 at 7:44 pm — Reply

    Dear,
    My whole hearted appreciation to your effort in helping out us who are interested in starting this business concept. Iam materializing one in my hometown probably next year it will be in operation. For now Im in the process of acquiring the tools and equipments needed, most of them allready such as water source (from deep well) water pump, electric drive pressure washer and vacuum.
    Again THANK you. I’ll be checking this page from time to time to get more valuable ideas that could be beneficial in my position specifically the charges for different service category.

  38. Betina
    July 19, 2018 at 7:42 pm — Reply
  39. teresa
    July 22, 2018 at 3:16 pm — Reply

    ms. cherry
    good day.
    thanks for a very helpful, informative, and workable article.
    do have any update on this article as of 2018, as we are planning to do this business at our place in cebu , location we have already acquire and the rest we still have to do it.
    is the government offering microfinance for returnee OFW (just asking if you have any idea)
    thank you so much & regards

  40. July 26, 2018 at 6:04 pm — Reply

    Thank you for sharing the helpful information. This post I found very much knowledge and helped me so much when cleaning my car wash. I wish this advice will be more favorable to come to many other people. I want an electronic pressure for the car wash. Can you provide me any suggestion for electronic pressure?

    • July 27, 2018 at 10:25 am — Reply

      Hi Eric,
      They’re actually quieter and more affordable than the gas-powered ones — and they’re much easier to maintain. However, they have less power, and inconvenient to use, since you have to plug them in an electric outlet at all times. Personally, I still prefer those that run on gas.

  41. Robert
    July 27, 2018 at 9:58 am — Reply

    Hi Ms. Cherry!

    This help a lot. I am planning to put one on October 2018.
    I’m looking for your updated article. Hoping na may recommended na supplier and sample layout sa maliit na carwash.

    Thanks!
    Robert

  42. Philip
    August 4, 2018 at 8:50 pm — Reply

    Just an opinion….

    350/day salary is below min wage. What is the legal issue here? I understand it would be a fixed amount + comm if they reach a quota…. would this be “legal” in terms of labor laws in the PH? Also panu yung SSS and Phil health?

  43. Ron
    August 12, 2018 at 5:36 am — Reply

    This is very helpful, I just want to ask about insurance, or mga policies, for example may nawala sa sasakyan habang nililinis or may nasira or nabasag habang nililinis may patakaran po ba about dito. Thank you

    • August 13, 2018 at 2:19 pm — Reply

      Hi Ron,
      Merong mga policies. Pero if I’m not mistaken, some are even optional, lalo na pag maliit lang ang business mo. Still, it’s best to ask an insurance company for more information (and clarification).

  44. Malou
    August 20, 2018 at 2:22 pm — Reply

    What about regulations in car wash shops? In view of environment protection and management? Waste disposal. Any inputs on the matter?

  45. jovic
    September 3, 2018 at 11:22 am — Reply

    hi mam che 🙂

    i’d like to ask some advice, which one is better po kaya? ung mag francise which is 110k and cost(materials included). or mag diy like this na ako bibili ng mga equipment at mag hahanap ng mga supplier for carwash business like (shampoo, towel, etc).
    mejo na enlighten lang kasi ako, parang ang laki kasi ng masasave ko if ever na ako ang mismong bibili ng mga equipment. but the problem is HOW TO START.

    • September 4, 2018 at 9:52 am — Reply

      Hi Jovic,
      You’ll save more talaga if you do it DIY, since franchises also require you to pay royalties, a portion of your sales, and reimbursement fees for training. The up-side here is that they’ll show you how to do, organize, and run the entire business so you get the most of your investment (so hopefully yung risk mo is minimal).

      It really depends on what you have. Kung marami kang extra capital, you’re willing to spend lots of time on the nitty-gritty (research + trial-and-error), and you know–and have the necessary experience–on how to start and manage a business, then DIY is good. If not, then franchising can be a good option.

      Still, there are a few exceptions to this rule–but you can use this as a starting guide. It’s always best to consult a business and/or franchising consultant with a car wash business experience to be sure. 🙂

  46. September 20, 2018 at 2:32 pm — Reply

    Thank you for sharing some advice that which type of components should people use in car and other things. Keep giving updates.

  47. zahfra
    September 26, 2018 at 12:59 am — Reply

    hi mam do u happende to know any car wash chemicals supplier?

  48. Rico Manuel
    October 2, 2018 at 3:40 pm — Reply

    Im interested. Godbless

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  50. October 18, 2018 at 1:01 pm — Reply

    Hi Cherryl Anne Cruz
    very helpful content yes i am agreed two people are enough to provide this service

  51. JeMa
    October 22, 2018 at 3:41 am — Reply

    It’s amazing that a lady like you is very well versed and knowledgeable with this business concept.

    Goes to show that this type of business is not limited to men. Gave me more confidence that I can also do this. Currently doing research and feasibility as I am also planning to venture in this business. Information and discussion here is very helpful.

    God Bless and may your own business flourish. Keep inspiring Small Business Owners!

  52. October 23, 2018 at 7:17 pm — Reply

    Thank you for sharing such an informative post for getting deep information regarding required equipment. Keep giving updates it will be very beneficial for everyone.

  53. October 25, 2018 at 1:42 pm — Reply

    Hi, Can you suggest me some distributor for auto equipment???

  54. Nina
    October 31, 2018 at 5:54 pm — Reply

    Hi Cherryl! Thank you so much for this! But do you already have an updated article for 2018 market prices?

  55. gilbert
    November 3, 2018 at 1:41 pm — Reply

    hi mam cherryl,

    can you recommend a shop , agency and or school on how to do auto detailing? please advise

  56. November 15, 2018 at 2:25 pm — Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us, it really helped me a lot. I would recommend your site to everyone I know and I am hoping that you would also do the same to our site laundry and prices. Thank you and more power.

  57. November 16, 2018 at 6:10 pm — Reply

    This another great article, full of interesting tips for bloggers and content creators.

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