car wash equipmentChoosing the right car wash system for your business can mean the difference between success and failure. You may have an idea of what you want, but due to circumstances, you may need to change your plans. There are a number of car wash systems from which to choose from. It all depends on your clientele, location and your budget.

1. Location

The size of the lot you are planning to use for your car wash will influence what type of car wash system you can use. Choosing the right location for what type of car wash business you want is important. If you want a car wash that will take up a lot of space, make sure you have the right amount of land to work with. Also, pay attention to the traffic in the area you are looking at. High traffic areas will allow you to draw in more customers, but you need to make sure you are offering the proper car wash service for those customers. In lower-income areas, a self-service car wash would be optimal. In a middle to upper class area, consider bay car wash systems or full-service.

2. Money

The amount of money you have to spend on opening a car wash business will depend on what type of car wash system you want to use. A self-service car wash will be cheaper to run than a full-service or Bay car wash system. The drawbacks to the self-service system is that your potential income will be lower than the other car wash systems, so you will want to plan accordingly. A bay system will also have higher costs due to maintenance and replacement parts for the machinery.

3. Customer Volume

Is your location in a high-traffic area? Due to a successful marketing campaign, are you expecting a large amount of customers? These are things to consider when purchasing a car wash system. Predicting the amount of customers you will receive is very difficult, but planning ahead can make a big difference. The type of car wash system you have will have an impact on the amount of customers you receive. Self-service tends to have a lower amount of customers when compared to tunnel or full-service washes.

Choosing the right car wash equipment can be a daunting task especially for first time buyers. That is where we at MacNeil wash can help you. We have a wide range of systems from which to choose from. Whether you’re upgrading an existing site, or starting from the ground up, you want to know you’re getting the best value and the highest, fastest return on your car wash system investment. Contact us today for more details.

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