A self-service car wash can be built from scratch or … reconstructed from an existing facility.
What is the benefit, and is there any? Let’s consider the case of a branded ALLES car wash in St. Petersburg at the address: shosse Revolutsii, 69P.
Why are self-service car washes “dying”?
Good news. Out-dated car washes can be brought back to life. But only subject to their complete upgrade, both external and technological.
The last point is the most important. Not only the attractiveness of a car wash for customers, but also the average paid amount depends on it. For example, the most popular options on ALLES self-service car washes are Turbo, hot water, wax, osmosis, color foam. Plus air and vacuum cleaner in the dry zone. Half of these options were simply absent at old car washes.
Now let’s take a particular example
Background: not very prosperous 6-station self-service car wash based on Polish equipment built 2015 at the intersection of Sh. Revolutsii and Industrialny pr. in St. Petersburg. The location is top-class, but the previous owner lost interest in this business and neglected the facility.
The solution is to purchase a self-service car wash and completely reconstruct it according to ALLES standards:
Let’s count. Purchase of a loss-making facility – 5 million rubles (part of the old equipment was sold). Total investments ~ 19 million rubles (complete overhaul + new ALLES equipment in the maximum configuration).
The turnover forecast is the average of 1.3 million per month, at “peaks” – up to 2.5 million per month.
At large, a fairly good reincarnation. The result is a completely new, most advanced self-service car wash at the already known and high-traffic place.