Before now, car owners in Nigeria either wash their cars themselves or employ the services of their children to do that. With time, local people began to wash their car with a bucket, water, and detergent.
However, the introduction or availability of car washing machines made the business to be more easy, fast and lucrative.
Car wash or cleaning business is the contract of tidying up cars for people for an agreed amount of money and this business is popular in most cities in Nigeria mainly in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and other Nigerian cities.
A greater number of car owners in Nigeria at intervals patronises those in car cleaning business; this is because they tend to wash the car more thoroughly and faster with the help of car washing equipment than the normal ways of hand cleaning.
They are also professionals in cleaning the car interiors and engines, the tyre box, radiator and the underneath. Experts in car washing business smile home with enough money generated from the business on daily basis.
Starting a car cleaning business is not capital intensive; even though it requires modern car cleaning machines, the machines are affordable.
Lots of people may be interested in investing in car wash business but may not know how to go about doing it, the directives below will reasonably be of great help to Nigerians interested in operating a car cleaning services business in their area.
Location is one single factor that is considered in operating a business as it guarantees how successful or not the business becomes. Endeavor to locate your car washing business close to a busy road or areas within wealthy neighborhoods. You can also reach out to transportation companies, car rental agencies and others to increase patronage.
Attend car cleaning training
Attend auto detailing training course to learn modern cleaning techniques. Learn car washing and polishing techniques and other related things. You should also learn how to remove swirls, oxidation, scratches, and lots more in order to be ahead of your competitors.
Learn car washing and polishing techniques and other related things. You should also learn how to remove swirls, oxidation, scratches, and lots more in order to be ahead of your competitors.
You should also learn how to remove swirls, oxidation, scratches, and lots more in order to be ahead of your competitors.
Obtain operational license
Your car wash business may not necessarily require you register with Corporate Commissions (CAC), but you can get an operational permit from relevant office in the local government headquarters in Nigeria where your business is situated.
This is necessary in order to avoid interruption from government agencies in charge of issuance of a business license.
Insure your car cleaning business
A wise business man will always insure his business irrespective of the type of business and its size.
Those into car cleaning services rarely insure their business not knowing that commercial auto insurance policy can be of great help in a situation where the business suffers great loss.
Contact an insurance broker to advice you on the type of insurance suitable for your car cleaning business.
Purchase washing equipment
You need to purchase modern washing equipment that will distinguish your car cleaning services from that of others that offer the same services in Nigeria and will also make your work faster, which in turn increase your pay.
Some of the equipment needed for these services includes an air compressor, generator, water tank, commercial vacuum cleaner, cleaning products, polishes, as well as brushes, waxes.
This is not necessary for smaller car wash business, for larger car wash businesses, it is necessary to employ experts in the field to help out.
Ensure you participate in the washing so as to correct wrong impressions that would most likely scare customers away.