Car Wash Business

Starting your own car wash business in Canada can prove to be a great decision. This business has been highly profitable for decades now as a large number of vehicle owners and commercial vehicle drivers opt for professional car wash builders over doing the work on their own.

But you need to consider a number of factors when starting your own car wash business, especially the kind of car wash services you will provide. Irrespective of the services, your car wash must have the following essentials so you meet the needs of your customers.

Sponges and Towels

When it comes to cleaning any vehicle, whether big or small, these two things are highly advantageous. Soft sponges are highly absorbent and are great for working lather onto a vehicle. You can gently scrub and wipe the car using a sponge and a professional cleaning product. But wiping and scrubbing can leave tiny swirl marks and light scratches on delicate parts a vehicle. You can use a towel, especially a microfiber towel on these parts instead of a sponge. Whether you want to wipe-and-clean the vehicle, clean tough grime, or simply dry it after a good wash, a microfiber towel will be ideal for everything without leaving any marks behind.

Water Hoses

Do we really mention how essential water hoses are in your car wash? We’ll do it anyway.

Detailing water hoses are ideal tools for cleaning various surfaces of the car. You can easily blast out dirt and grime from the hard-to-reach places (such as tires) of any vehicle with detailed water hoses. So make sure you ask your car wash builders to build the right setting to install water inlets and faucets for water hoses.

Professional Cleaning Products

When it comes to cleaning a vehicle in your car wash, you can’t overlook the importance of professional cleaning products such as soaps, shampoos, sealants, car polishes, and car waxes. Opt for products that focus on removing the surface contaminants and clean all surfaces of all the vehicles that come to you. This means that you must buy products that contain mild chemicals but are tough enough to clean every vehicle thoroughly. Look at the ingredients of every product you consider buying to understand their formulation. Ask your car seller or your mechanic to suggest the latest quality products.

Car Vacuum Cleaner

There will be days when you won’t have to use water and chemicals to clean a vehicle. That is when you will require a car vacuum cleaner. It is a car detailing and cleaning tool that you can’t go without when you’ll have several car washes lined up. Imagine that you have to clean spaces along the bonnet of a car and near the smoke emitter. You can’t use a water hose to clean those areas or you’ll end up ruining your client’s vehicle. Also, cloth or sponge won’t be able to clear the spot properly. Only a vacuum cleaner will help in this case. It will easily pull out dirt, debris, and grime from every cranny of your car.

Car vacuum cleaners aren’t only meant for a car’s exteriors but also for the interiors. Any vehicle’s interior has a lot of irregular surfaces and spots that can be difficult to clean with any other tool. With the help of different attachments of the vacuum cleaner, you will be able to reach every corner in the car interiors. There are various types of vacuum cleaners that you can use to clean the interiors of different vehicles.

Great Lighting

Lighting is essential! Just like any other part of your property, even this space needs to be well-illuminated so that you can perform all your car wash and maintenance-related jobs efficiently. As long as the lights of your car wash illuminate the area well and don’t get heated, you can use any type of lights and lamps in there. Try to opt for waterproof lights as water may splash on them, and you don’t want your lights to die when you are in the middle of your job. We strongly suggest installing LED ceiling lights to all our customers as nothing can ever go wrong with them.

Right Toolkit

Yet another essential thing you need in your car wash is the toolkit that will make every job easy for you and your staff. Before or after cleaning a vehicle, you may need to perform basic maintenance steps to ensure the vehicle is in good shape. For the same, you will need to have a toolkit handy. This toolkit should be kept in easy reach so that you don’t have to walk around all the time to access the kit. Your car toolkit must include:

  • ¼ and ½-inch drive socket sets,
  • A couple of wrenches of different sizes,
  • Various pliers,
  • Wire cutters,
  • Screwdrivers,
  • Hammers,
  • Dead blow mallet,
  • Zip ties,
  • Multi-meter,
  • Duct tape,
  • Electrical tape,
  • Tape measure,
  • And any other tool that you think will be required.


Your car wash is incomplete without a lift, or a hoist or creeper. This tool helps in lifting the vehicle when you need to clean it from every angle and perform repairs and maintenance work. Basically, a creeper makes it easy for you or your workers to slide under a vehicle, eliminating the need to lay on cold concrete.

Storage Space

You don’t want all your car wash essentials to be scattered on the floor randomly. Plus, it is dangerous for you and your staff if you step on a tool or cleaning agent or a creeper falls on your head. Hence, talk to your car wash builders, and build enough storage spaces for all tools, equipment, and other car wash essentials.

If you haven’t built a car wash yet, and are just reading this article to get ready for your future business, what are you waiting for? Call our professional car wash builders and explain what you are looking for. Our experienced and proficient team of car wash builders will convert the rough plan in your mind into a physical space for your business.