How to start a Car Wash Business in Nigeria

Its no doubt that the unemployment rate in Nigeria today is on the spike. However, despite the fact that you are a graduate, a car wash business could be your breakthrough from unemployment.

You might ask yourself a question “why should I start a carwash business in Nigeria?” The answer is simple, according to the FRSC, there are too many cars on Nigerian road. Aside that the owners of the cars may be too busy to wash their cars thus you come into play.

Now let’s address another question, “What are the equipments needed for car wash business in Nigeria?” To successfully start a car wash business you need to have in place the following equipments

  • Generator
  • Car Wash Machine: Preferably Gasoline Pressure Car Washer
  • Water Tanks
  • Buckets
  • Packets of detergent
  • Towels
  • Hose pipes
  • Spider pump
  • Steam Washer
  • Chairs and Tables
  • Brushes
  • Polisher
  • Vacuum Cleaner

However, there are factors to consider before setting up a car wash business in Nigeria. Those factors are

1. Capital

Money is an essential factor in setting up any business. You will need money to buy the necessary equipments needed for the smooth running of a car wash business. Capital also determines the scale at which the business would operate.

2. Location

The location of your car wash business determines the potency of the business. A car wash business should be situated in areas easily accessible by motorists.

3. Water source:

Car wash business requires a lot of water, thus you cannot set up your car business in areas that lack water if you don’t want to incur more expenses buying water. Besides motorists won’t visit car wash that manages water.

4. Electricity

Electricity is another major factor in car was business. Electricity is needed for operating some of the equipments.

5. Security

Security is another factor to consider while setting up a cat wash business in Nigeria. If an area is secured, your equipments will be safe. Besides, customers won’t feel comfortable coming to an area with high security risk.

How to start a car wash business in Nigeria

1. Site Selection

Choose a location for your car wash business. Depending on your capital, you can either buy, rent or lease your location.

2. Business Registration

Just like every other business, it is necessary you register your business with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).

3. Purchasing and setting up equipments

Procure all the necessary equipment needed for carwash business and set them up as supposed. Do the necessary plumbing work,as well as the electrical wirings where needed.

4. Advertisement

Unless you want your business to be patronized by family, friends and neighbours, an advertisement or promotion is necessary so as to attract customers from far and wide.

5. Start operation


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