Car Wash Business 101: Equipment and Investment Requirements

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.

Boy washing a vehicle at a carwash @http://1.bp.blogspot.com

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

Men cleaning a van at a carwash @http://1.bp.blogspot.com

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.

 

Read All

Featured Articles

Recommended Articles For You

Read All

Car Articles From Zigwheels

  • News
  • Article Feature
  • Advisory Stories
  • Road Test
  • Toyota Motor PH updates Corolla Cross to an all-hybrid lineup
    Toyota Motor PH updates Corolla Cross to an all-hybrid lineup
    Ruben Manahan IV . Apr 12, 2024
  • President Marcos Jr. orders regulation on ‘protocol’ license plates
    President Marcos Jr. orders regulation on ‘protocol’ license plates
    Ruben Manahan IV . Apr 12, 2024
  • Denso participates in automotive recycling process pilot
    Denso participates in automotive recycling process pilot
    Paulo Papa . Apr 12, 2024
  • Nissan Formula E team eyes another podium finish at Misano E-Prix
    Nissan Formula E team eyes another podium finish at Misano E-Prix
    Ruben Manahan IV . Apr 12, 2024
  • MIAS 2024: GWM PH expands lineup with Ora 03
    MIAS 2024: GWM PH expands lineup with Ora 03
    Paulo Papa . Apr 11, 2024
  • MIAS 2024: Here’s what transpired on the first day of the annual auto expo
    MIAS 2024: Here’s what transpired on the first day of the annual auto expo
    Paulo Papa . Apr 06, 2024
  • ELECTRIA: here are the EV classifications per DOE
    ELECTRIA: here are the EV classifications per DOE
    Paulo Papa . Apr 01, 2024
  • Brembo: an ideal choice for discerning Filipino car owners
    Brembo: an ideal choice for discerning Filipino car owners
    Paulo Papa . Mar 26, 2024
  • Flyweight feud: Suzuki S-Presso AGS vs. Honda Brio V CVT
    Flyweight feud: Suzuki S-Presso AGS vs. Honda Brio V CVT
    Paulo Papa . Mar 20, 2024
  • Cabin check: What’s inside the BYD Atto 3
    Cabin check: What’s inside the BYD Atto 3
    Paulo Papa . Mar 19, 2024
  • Here are some ideal destinations and safety tips for the upcoming Holy Week
    Here are some ideal destinations and safety tips for the upcoming Holy Week
    Paulo Papa . Mar 08, 2024
  • Here are some New Year’s resolutions for car owners
    Here are some New Year’s resolutions for car owners
    Paulo Papa . Jan 03, 2024
  • PH auto market: 2023 in retrospect
    PH auto market: 2023 in retrospect
    Paulo Papa . Dec 15, 2023
  • Here’s a holiday gift guide for car enthusiasts
    Here’s a holiday gift guide for car enthusiasts
    Hazel Nicole Carreon . Dec 15, 2023
  • Oil players cut pump prices anew
    Oil players cut pump prices anew
    Paulo Papa . Nov 14, 2023
  • ELECTRIA: Toyota Zenix Q Hybrid is fit for modern families
    ELECTRIA: Toyota Zenix Q Hybrid is fit for modern families
    Ruben Manahan IV . Apr 02, 2024
  • First look: JMC Vigus
    First look: JMC Vigus
    Paulo Papa . Apr 01, 2024
  • First look: JMC Grand Avenue
    First look: JMC Grand Avenue
    Paulo Papa . Mar 27, 2024
  • Above average: Toyota Raize G
    Above average: Toyota Raize G
    Paulo Papa . Mar 22, 2024
  • BYD Atto 3: from the metro to the mountains
    BYD Atto 3: from the metro to the mountains
    Paulo Papa . Mar 18, 2024