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The buzzes on the road can be so overwhelming, and watching tons of cars run on them will somehow convince you that everyone have a car in Nigeria.
There are millions of vehicles plying Nigerian roads daily and these cars need to be washed after gathering debris, dust and dirt from bad Nigerian roads.
Although some vehicle owners handle the washing of their cars themselves, there are so many who do not, due to the energy and time required. Some even have the time and energy but would rather leave it to the professionals for proper washing.

Car washing Business is a very lucrative business that anyone can venture into. As long as you’re on a good location; a place where there’s a regular flow of traffic, then be rest assured that you’ll be making thousands daily.

If you doubt me, take a stroll to a few good car washing business spots around your city to see things for yourself. Maybe on your return, you’d be in a better position to agree with me that truly, car washing business rocks in Nigeria.




Let’s go into the main business of the day..!

STARTING A CAR WASH BUSINESS


The template is very simple, we have compiled some practical steps to follow. Here are they:

1. LEARN FROM THE BIG BOSSES

You don’t just delve into a sea without first checking the waters. My dear it’s very risky. Why most people fail in this business is that they refused to learn from the big bosses in town, despite lacking the necessary skills. To succeed in this business, please visit two or three car wash spot in your city and see how it is set up generally. Ask helpful questions, get facts and figures on how to bill and treat customers so they would always come back. Be confident and very observant,  never leave anything out during your tour of these places (if possible go with a small gutter and a pen).
2. GET A SUITABLE LOCATION
The importance of having a good location cannot be overemphasized, when starting a business like a car wash. Make sure your car wash outlet is located in a very busy area, where motorists ply always. You won’t last long in this business if you settle for a remote spot or an area out of town not known with lots of traffic.
Below are four (4) places where you can locate your car wash business;
1. Close to an auto (mechanic) shops.
 People who visit an auto (mechanic) shop usually want to wash dirt and oil stain off their car before they continue with their business. Therefore, if you find a space close to an auto shop, you could be in business.

2. Around a residential area, probably close to the gate of an estate, so people driving in or out can see your business and patronize your service.

3. Fuel station or close to it.
 Some filling stations are ready to give out some space for hire.

3. GET APPROVED
After deciding on your location, another important factor you should consider before commencing the business is to register your business with the relevant regulatory authorities.  The work of these authorities is to ensure that the area have a good drainage system and gutter to avoid flooding the road with water. There might be few documentation which will no doubt cost you a few bucks.
Don’t ever commence business without getting this approval. Most people start businesses without adequately checking or knowing what the rules and regulations of that particular business is and end up having problems with the authorities.

4. WATER
Water is the major ingredient of any car wash business. Take every effort to sink a borehole (this is a small machine sunk to the ground with the ability to produce water where there is none). Some starters usually dig a well which can be cheaper. You can go ahead as long as it’s always available and clean for washing of cars. Make sure the well is treated on a regular basis to give clean water suitable for vehicles.

5. DETERGENTS

By now, you’ve known a vehicle friendly detergent, you must have learnt this in course of viewing other car wash outlets. If you haven’t, then visit these car wash outlets and find out what they are using.
From experience, some detergents might be too harsh on paint of vehicle. Am sure you do not want to be liable for spoiling a customer's car as a result of using the wrong detergent.

6. GENERATOR

Considering the irregular and poor power supply in the country a generating set will be needed to power your pumping machine to get water when needed. You can generate light by getting a small generator. You also need power to illuminate your surroundings when it’s getting dark.

7. GET HELPING HANDS 
You cannot be the one washing and at the same time cleaning the car. You need to employ one or two persons to help you out. This will inject efficiency to your work and ensure quick delivery of services to your customers.
8. GET A COMPLIMENTARY CARD
You need to have a professional looking business card, with your contact details and address clearly printed. Issuing a complimentary card to your potential customers is a good way to help them patronize your service. You never can tell who else might get in contact with your card. One card can get to more than one individuals.

9. OTHER NECESSARY TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT INCLUDE;

a) Buckets – Used to mix the detergents

b) Towels – To mop dry the car

c) Hand brushes – For scrubbing the car clean

d) Host – for easy supply of water. e.t.c


Getting those equipment will not cost you more than N50,000. 80% of your whole capital will get swallowed up in acquiring your venture’s location. Including the process of getting approval for such establishment.
TIP: You need lots of humility and self-restraint when dealing with your customers. Some of your customers might have gone through some tortuous moment in traffic; they are ready to flare up at the slightest provocation. Treat your customers well and you’ll have constant supply of cash.

CONCLUSION
Car wash business is a very profitable business with no competition. In this post, I have expatiated a bit on car wash business in Nigeria and what to do to become successful in the business line. I am of the opinion that if you take heed to these directives, together with other expert advices, you will do well in the business.

Feel free to leave a comment, and if you have any challenges, don’t hesitate to ask questions, we will gladly respond to you.
Don’t forget to bookmark this site and always return for fresh post. In addition, share this post to someone you care about because you will be giving such person what money cannot buy.

Wish you all the best in your business career.

THANKS FOR READING

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HOW TO START A PROFESSIONAL CAR WASH BUSINESS IN NIGERIA {SIMPLE GUIDE}

The buzzes on the road can be so overwhelming, and watching tons of cars run on them will somehow convince you that everyone have a car in Nigeria.
There are millions of vehicles plying Nigerian roads daily and these cars need to be washed after gathering debris, dust and dirt from bad Nigerian roads.
Although some vehicle owners handle the washing of their cars themselves, there are so many who do not, due to the energy and time required. Some even have the time and energy but would rather leave it to the professionals for proper washing.

Car washing Business is a very lucrative business that anyone can venture into. As long as you’re on a good location; a place where there’s a regular flow of traffic, then be rest assured that you’ll be making thousands daily.

If you doubt me, take a stroll to a few good car washing business spots around your city to see things for yourself. Maybe on your return, you’d be in a better position to agree with me that truly, car washing business rocks in Nigeria.




Let’s go into the main business of the day..!

STARTING A CAR WASH BUSINESS


The template is very simple, we have compiled some practical steps to follow. Here are they:

1. LEARN FROM THE BIG BOSSES

You don’t just delve into a sea without first checking the waters. My dear it’s very risky. Why most people fail in this business is that they refused to learn from the big bosses in town, despite lacking the necessary skills. To succeed in this business, please visit two or three car wash spot in your city and see how it is set up generally. Ask helpful questions, get facts and figures on how to bill and treat customers so they would always come back. Be confident and very observant,  never leave anything out during your tour of these places (if possible go with a small gutter and a pen).
2. GET A SUITABLE LOCATION
The importance of having a good location cannot be overemphasized, when starting a business like a car wash. Make sure your car wash outlet is located in a very busy area, where motorists ply always. You won’t last long in this business if you settle for a remote spot or an area out of town not known with lots of traffic.
Below are four (4) places where you can locate your car wash business;
1. Close to an auto (mechanic) shops.
 People who visit an auto (mechanic) shop usually want to wash dirt and oil stain off their car before they continue with their business. Therefore, if you find a space close to an auto shop, you could be in business.

2. Around a residential area, probably close to the gate of an estate, so people driving in or out can see your business and patronize your service.

3. Fuel station or close to it.
 Some filling stations are ready to give out some space for hire.

3. GET APPROVED
After deciding on your location, another important factor you should consider before commencing the business is to register your business with the relevant regulatory authorities.  The work of these authorities is to ensure that the area have a good drainage system and gutter to avoid flooding the road with water. There might be few documentation which will no doubt cost you a few bucks.
Don’t ever commence business without getting this approval. Most people start businesses without adequately checking or knowing what the rules and regulations of that particular business is and end up having problems with the authorities.

4. WATER
Water is the major ingredient of any car wash business. Take every effort to sink a borehole (this is a small machine sunk to the ground with the ability to produce water where there is none). Some starters usually dig a well which can be cheaper. You can go ahead as long as it’s always available and clean for washing of cars. Make sure the well is treated on a regular basis to give clean water suitable for vehicles.

5. DETERGENTS

By now, you’ve known a vehicle friendly detergent, you must have learnt this in course of viewing other car wash outlets. If you haven’t, then visit these car wash outlets and find out what they are using.
From experience, some detergents might be too harsh on paint of vehicle. Am sure you do not want to be liable for spoiling a customer's car as a result of using the wrong detergent.

6. GENERATOR

Considering the irregular and poor power supply in the country a generating set will be needed to power your pumping machine to get water when needed. You can generate light by getting a small generator. You also need power to illuminate your surroundings when it’s getting dark.

7. GET HELPING HANDS 
You cannot be the one washing and at the same time cleaning the car. You need to employ one or two persons to help you out. This will inject efficiency to your work and ensure quick delivery of services to your customers.
8. GET A COMPLIMENTARY CARD
You need to have a professional looking business card, with your contact details and address clearly printed. Issuing a complimentary card to your potential customers is a good way to help them patronize your service. You never can tell who else might get in contact with your card. One card can get to more than one individuals.

9. OTHER NECESSARY TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT INCLUDE;

a) Buckets – Used to mix the detergents

b) Towels – To mop dry the car

c) Hand brushes – For scrubbing the car clean

d) Host – for easy supply of water. e.t.c


Getting those equipment will not cost you more than N50,000. 80% of your whole capital will get swallowed up in acquiring your venture’s location. Including the process of getting approval for such establishment.
TIP: You need lots of humility and self-restraint when dealing with your customers. Some of your customers might have gone through some tortuous moment in traffic; they are ready to flare up at the slightest provocation. Treat your customers well and you’ll have constant supply of cash.

CONCLUSION
Car wash business is a very profitable business with no competition. In this post, I have expatiated a bit on car wash business in Nigeria and what to do to become successful in the business line. I am of the opinion that if you take heed to these directives, together with other expert advices, you will do well in the business.

Feel free to leave a comment, and if you have any challenges, don’t hesitate to ask questions, we will gladly respond to you.
Don’t forget to bookmark this site and always return for fresh post. In addition, share this post to someone you care about because you will be giving such person what money cannot buy.

Wish you all the best in your business career.

THANKS FOR READING

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