Why You Need To Wash Your Car Right Now
Sure, there are hundreds of different types of automatic car wash locations spread throughout the United States. They are quite diverse. Some are drive thru, others are do it yourself, and still others exist that are hybrids between the two. However, none of them provide the entertainment value of a gorgeous girl taking the task hands on.
The car wash industry as a whole is doing very well. Revenues have been increasing. Data as recent as 2013 suggests that car washes were washing 2.1% more vehicles annually. You don’t need a hot girl dousing a car with suds to draw a crowd. Plus, over the past decade and a half, there has been a 69% increase in people who use car washes, versus washing their car themselves.
It is estimated that 8 million vehicles per day pass through a car wash of some sort. That is industry gold right there people. Another interesting fact about car washes as a whole is the monopoly issue. A “Walmart” of car wash locations does not exist. The private sector is very fragmented and that is good news for independent owners.
They do not have to fight the corporate giants to get a piece of the pie. They simply have to serve the pie up in a consistent manner. The numbers seem to indicate that they have
They do not have to fight the corporate giants to get a piece of the pie. They simply have to serve the pie up in a consistent manner. The numbers seem to indicate that they have been doing just that. Haven’t you noticed that it seems like there are new car wash locations popping up all over the place? The current trend is two-fold. The do-it-yourself models are still very profitable. They are easy to manage and require no real on site maintenance other than an occasional check to make sure the equipment is functioning properly and the change machine is full.
The second model is the hybrid method. People will pay money to have their car mechanically driven through a state of the art facility that will wash their car, offering different options taken down by a host at the entrance. Then, you have the option of driving off after it is complete, or having on site staff detail and vacuum your vehicle. No wonder they are so popular! Your car, or truck, gets the same amount of attention you would give it if you were doing the job yourself. All that is required of you is determining how much scratch you want to out lay at the beginning. Easy peasy.
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However, there will always be those instances where civic groups and sports teams are washing cars for money. In those instances I feel like it is my civic duty to pay them handsomely, even though I know a bunch of 14 year olds are not going to do the best job.
You just have to put it in perspective. You would not argue over price if a gorgeous babe was lathering up the hood of your Mustang, right? Nope, only if you were crazy. In fact, you might drive home and offer to take your neighbor’s car up there just to see the show all over again. The same is true for those rug rats in your community just trying to make a buck to pay for their athletic uniforms. Pay the money. Do it with a smile.