On Bsale, we have car washes for sale between $30,000 to $500,000+, depending on location and size. Well established car washes that have a detailing service and on-site cafe tend to be valued more as they generate more income.
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A car wash business is a great business to buy because it has the flexibility to be run under management or as an owner-operated business. Car washes can be expanded to have another stream of income such as selling coffee, branded merchandise or renting space in the evenings to food trucks or other businesses.
A car wash business can be very profitable, depending on the services offered and staff employed. Busy car washes could have a turnover in excess of $650,000 a year. An owner-operator could be earning $75,000+ a year. Car washes and detailing businesses may have weekly takings of $10.000+.
Buying a car wash is easier than starting one from scratch as they are already established, making money and have established clientele and potential for growth. You can hire staff and be flexible with the hours you work. There are two main types of car washes; automatic and hand-washing, the work required will depend on the systems you have in place and your team.
Yes, a self-service car wash can be profitable. Some express car washes on Bsale make over $12,000 a week. There is also very low staff wages to pay, since self-service car washes are mostly automated.
You have the option of selling a car wash privately or engaging a professional business broker. This decision will probably depend on the value of your business and the assistance you need to finalise the sale. At Bsale we have put together some resources to help guide you:
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