Self Serve Automobile Washes

Within the 2003 Auto Laundry Information Survey it was decided that solely 10% of the Coin-op Automobile Washes had a website online. So if you’re doing a lot of particular person analysis on automotive washes which can be self serve, don’t anticipate finding quite a lot of knowledge on the Web. House owners of coin-op automotive washes say that solely 76% have web entry. The common inhabitants is 64% within the US. Not a lot better, so this low tech sector of the Trade appears to stay un Tech. Solely 15% of coin-ops surveyed took bank cards for tokens, machines and even concession machines. Of which 17% solely claimed to have concession machines, which most really feel are 1/three of their earnings if that they had them. Solely four% had ingesting water fountains. 13% had added an in bay automated within the final 5 years. 51% had a couple of location

At this time I visited three automotive washes that have been coin ops owned by the identical particular person. One had seven bays, one other had three bays and one automated, one other had a automotive wash in entrance with four bays and an automated and one other automotive wash within the again with four extra coin-op bays. All had attendants and machines. The survey appeared to comply with the examine of as we speak. 68% stated they have been in middle-income areas. Solely 7-9% had greater than 5 automotive wash websites from 2000-2003 surveys and customarily they weren’t all in just one metropolis. These with automated in bay models discovered that these inbay models generated a gross of $5,435.00 and The common prices together with Tools was practically $2,000.00, with the common breakdown time 2 weeks per yr. 15 days. Finest season was winter for the trade. Spring was additionally thought of excellent. Midday to 7 pm have been the perfect hours. Busiest day of week was Saturdays. Solely 18% have attendants. 43% had half time attendants and totally on weekends. Common month-to-month gross earnings per bay was $1300.

The models we visited as we speak appear to be inline possibly barely greater than this of the Auto Laundry Information Survey. All surveyed stated that 2002 they made much less cash than earlier years, which might make sense as a result of lesser quantity of non-public monies, much less cash move on this recession and decrease employment figures. Additionally issues, which plague the trade, have been droughts and water shortages, restrictions and public notion about water. 20% of all homeowners of coin-ops are considering of constructing one other one. 27% stated they did produce other self serves of their automotive wash space of selling.

Common coin-op being constructed value $226Ok in tools and $300Ok in land and enhancements. That is why we’re not all in favour of speaking to poor individuals who suppose they need to construct a automotive wash and suppose they won’t need to work as soon as constructed. We have now talked to individuals wishing to construct automotive washes with $30,000 down cost and suppose that they will construct it for $45,000 I’ve to inform you judging by what we have now realized and this survey you wouldn’t even be shut.

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