Starting a Car Wash
So, car washing is right for you. Excellent! Follow this easy, step-by-step plan for starting up a successful wash.
Step 1: Contact your D&S Distributor
Establishing contact with a professional car wash distributor is a good first step.
Step 2: Locate Property
If you don't already have a location in mind, don’t worry. We can help you choose the best site or evaluate your proposed location to make sure it is the best possible site for your situation. A qualified commercial real estate agent may also point you in the right direction. See the link in the sidebar for site analysis information.
Step 3: Decide on Equipment
Now that you know how much land you have, it is time to determine the configuration of the equipment. Your D&S distributor can recommend the right mix of equipment and services that will help you maximize income potential.
Step 4: Financing
You should already have a pretty good idea of how much of an investment your project will require.
We can provide options on helping you secure the best possible loan rate, leasing options or turn-key financing wrapped up in one financial plan. See the link in the sidebar for financing information.
Step 5: Site Planning & Building Design
Careful planning in designing an adequate building to suit your needs/desires and to provide the highest return on investment should be the focus of your building considerations. We can help you visualize what your site will look like and assist you in the design of your lot, placement of the building and making sure you don't overlook important factors that are critical to your success. See the link in the sidebar for architectural assistance.
Step 6: Construction
The pace of your project really picks up during the construction phase. You will need good project management to keep on schedule. Your D&S distributor can help by recommending a qualified local contractor and by providing support during this step.
Step 7: Installation, Training & Start-up
The building is up and the equipment is erected and ready to start-up. D&S factory-authorized distributors are there with you every step of the way, during planning, construction and start-up supervision.
Step 8: Grand Opening & Marketing
We are experienced car care professionals who know what services to offer and how to successfully operate a self-service car wash. We offer total support to first time investors to help them establish profitable locations.
Step 9: Ongoing Maintenance and Chemical Supplies
We are available to you for chemicals, replacement parts and ongoing service after the sale to ensure your equipment is operating at optimum levels.