Industry estimates suggest that India will have the highest number of cars by 2050, its consumer market is expected to be the fifth largest in the world by 2025, and immense growth is also projected in the transportation sector. The car care and car wash industry will grow and offer numerous opportunities to prospective investors and franchisees. In 2025 every third car manufactured will be sold in India. Since the number of cars will increase, there will be a high demand for car washing business and detailing services too.
Hiring the services of cleaner boys for cleaning one vehicle in the morning is now giving way to more professional cleaning methods brought in by specialised car care service providers. The global market for car washing services is expected to reach to a figure of over $27.4 billion by the year 2017, driven by rising disposable incomes and jump in new car sales.
A car wash can be a good business for an entrepreneur with little previous business experience. According to the International Car Wash Association, 37% of car wash owners have owned their business for less than five years. There has been a drastic change in the automobile sector in the past few years, especially in the car washing segment. The figure of increasing number of professional car washing units speaks for itself.
Currently, car service centres are facing many challenges in delivering the desired level of washing quality along with improving the productivity of the process and time consumption. The current manual car washing process is too much time consuming. There is always risk to vehicle during under chassis cleaning which involves lifting of car by a post lift.