Profit Pilot Car Wash

How profitable are car washes?

The profit margin that your car wash will make per vehicle is last and most crucial number when you are calculating the cash flow and profitability of your car wash. Brandongaille reported that the average profit per car for in-bay automatics was $4.35 (or 29% of an average ticket price of $15).

How much does a self service car wash cost?

Depending on the facilities used, the average cost for a self-service car wash is between $7 and $15. The average cost for an automated car wash service is often lower compared to the average cost of full-service, manual hand, and touchless car wash types.

How do you calculate the profitability of a car wash business?

If you have the previous years data on the number of cars your car wash serviced, you can divide that by the estimated annual traffic volume on your street to determine a capture rate for calculating profitability for future years and future locations.

What is the average ticket price for a car wash?

Your average ticket price is a number based on the average amount that your customers are spending each time they use your car wash. You can figure this by taking the total revenue for your car wash and dividing it by the total number of cars serviced. If you don’t know these numbers, an industry average in 2017 was $15 per ticket.