The professional car wash industry is a $23 billion dollar industry. Learn more about the industry, its events and the resources available in the following pages.
WaterSavers™ is a new program designed to help car wash owners and operators promote their environmentally friendly business practices and educate consumers about the environmental benefits of professional car washing.
Conservation is more than just a powerful consumer marketing message. Environmental sustainability is quickly becoming an essential business model. As a visible user of natural resources, professional car washes have an opportunity to demonstrate their leadership in this area while attracting customers and lowering costs. WaterSavers also helps to raise awareness to customers and local water regulators that professional car washes are environmentally friendly businesses
The industry can generally be organized along the lines of supplier and retailer. Suppliers include equipment and solutions manufacturers as well as distributors. Retailers include professional car wash companies operating in one or more segments: self serve, in-bay automatic (also known as stationary automatic or roll-over) and conveyor.
Professional car washing today features complex series of equipment, solutions and technological systems to wash cars more safely and effectively than ever before. Compared to driveway or parking lot car washing, professional car washing is also the more environmentally conscious way to clean an automobile, as effluent is routed to treatment facilities as opposed to the curb and its eventual drain to rivers, lakes and streams.
Source: International Car Wash Association