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How to Start a Car Wash Business

A car wash business is one of the small industries that would benefit from the booming automotive market of the Philippines. This kind of cleaning service is easy to setup and has a constant supply of customers.

Carmudi Philippines has come up with these easy steps to help you establish your car cleaning empire:


Step 1: Research the Car Wash Industry

The first step to success in any entrepreneurial pursuit is researching the concepts behind its industry. Researching things such as the new technologies used in washing cars, the demographic of your customers, your competition in the area, the average pricing of the service and effective car washing processes can help you further understand the ins and outs of this business.


Step 2: Create a Concrete Business Plan

After you’ve done the research, it’s now time to draw a roadmap of how you’re going to run your car wash shop. By creating a business plan one can analyze the operation costs, projected return of investment, taxes, fees for licensing and other particulars. A good business plan outlines all the essential things needed to keep your would-be enterprise set-up and running.

Step 3: Gather the Capital

Your business plan will give you an idea on how much you will need to start your car wash business. The next step is to gather that amount. One option if you still lack the capital is to borrow from the bank or to form a partnership or venture with other businessmen who are interested in your startup.


Step 4: Location is the Key

While the location may be affected by the budget stipulated by your capital, it is important to place your business, preferably residential, where there is traffic for both people and cars. It will also help if the area has few competitors and should be large enough to accommodate a great number of cars.

The speed limit in the area should not be higher than 60 kph so that passing motorists still have a chance to make a split second decision when they see your sign.

Step 5: Register Your Business

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Register your car wash company.

Next step is to comply with the documents and payments required by your local government and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Obtain your business permit and other government authorization without missing one requirement.

Step 6:  Buy Equipment, Hire People


Buying the right equipment and hiring trusted employees is one of the most crucial decisions one will make in this business. In the end it is these two factors that will convince your customers to continually avail of your services.

When hiring your personnel look for someone who is polite, skilled, punctual and has an air of professionalism.


Step 7: Advertise and Start

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The last step is to promote your car wash shop either by word of mouth or through a competitive marketing strategy like putting up streamers, offering discounts and sending out flyers. This step can be done before or after opening your shop to the public.

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  1. Saripoden p. amerol
    May 25, 2016 at 11:19 pm — Reply

    Very interesting.

  2. Chad M.
    May 8, 2017 at 2:46 am — Reply

    this article is heaven sent..i have been contemplating on putting up just exactly this business, after my retirement. I hope tyo learn so much more, all about this business of car washing. I will appreciate very much if I can be advised where to get the equipment and if there are offered training/seminars on proper handling of eqyuipment and running the business..thank you so much for this article.

  3. Russel Dizon
    October 12, 2017 at 12:14 am — Reply

    im very interested,where can i buy carwash supply here in Philippines.

  4. jayrixamanse
    January 17, 2018 at 3:05 am — Reply

    ineed apply

  5. Humberto
    October 15, 2018 at 4:59 pm — Reply

    Wow! After all I got a webpage from where I can in fact obtain helpful facts regarding my
    study and knowledge.

  6. October 21, 2018 at 12:46 pm — Reply

    If you want to grow your familiarity just keep visiting this website and be updated
    with the latest news posted here.

  7. chester feliciano
    January 1, 2019 at 6:11 pm — Reply

    anyone who wants to have a carwash and autodetailing business please contact me. 09174429505.

    we can supply all your needs.
    also we are open for tie ups and partnership.


    • Chen
      April 12, 2019 at 6:17 am — Reply

      May i know your l9cation sir?

  8. alvin
    January 4, 2019 at 6:53 pm — Reply

    i want to open a car wash business but i don’t know where to buy all the equipment and the supply for my car wash i wanted..

  9. bhabes lagamia
    January 14, 2019 at 7:46 am — Reply

    good timing! im about to start this kind of business..i already have the “pwesto” ready..the only thing is where to buy euipments…like some comments there a free seminar regarding carwash business? pls help me!
    thank you!

    July 6, 2019 at 9:31 am — Reply

    how much should i spent for the car was equipment to start the operation?

  11. Niño
    August 13, 2019 at 5:52 am — Reply

    Hi, good morning mga sir, interested po ako sa car wash business. Meron po ba kayong ma-aadvice, for starter like me? gaya po ng question ni Chad meron po ba mga seminar or training na maattend-an for starting a car wash business? ask ko lng din po sana ang mga auto detailer po ba nag ka-carwash din ba sila? or detail lng po ang ginagawa nila?

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