Car Wash Bay Conversion
One of the challenges in the car wash business is cash flow management and that is related to a force that cannot be controlled – the weather. To help solve this problem, why not consider putting in an Oil and Lube business in a spare couple of bays?
The conversion is relatively simple, cost-effective, and gives you some very beneficial diversification. Few people will get their cars washed while it’s raining, but, many will have their cars serviced at times like this. By putting in an Oil and Lube business, you are still making money, rain or shine.
Another important benefit of putting in an Oil and Lube business is the ability to cross-promote your services. If a customer comes in for a car wash, why not offer him a promotion to entice him to get his car serviced as well – and vice-versa? The businesses work hand and glove with each other.
Converting a Car Wash Bay to an System
Converting an existing Car Wash Bay to an System is a great way to diversify your services. Customers will come in for a Car Wash and see that you have an Oil/Lube bay and out of convenience, are likely to give you that business too.
We generally recommend converting at least 2 bays if you have the facility to support it. A single-bay conversion can lead to service bottlenecks that a 2-bay setup would alleviate.
Here are the basic conversion steps:
- Depending on the length of your Car Wash concrete pad, you may have to extend it. Typically a car wash bay concrete pad is about 17′ to 20′ – adding another 10′ gives you enough room.
- Enclose the new bay extension. The cost for this will vary depending on the materials chosen and is typically between $12,000 and $18,000, depending on the materials chosen.
- Cut a hole in the existing concrete and pour the System concrete foundation
- Install our System
If you have a car wash and would like to discuss your options, please contact us.