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Door-to-door CAR WASH

PiratePirate subscriber Posts: 3
edited July 2007 in Business Planning
How viable is a door-to-door car wash business?
If I knock at your home and say that "I can do a car wash for you for $20" would any of you willing to pay?
This wash would include:
1. Exterior wash with soap
2. Interioir vaccum
3. Interior Shampooing
4. Interior dashboard/vinyl polishing
5. Tire and rim cleaniing
NOTE: All this service will be done while the cutomer is in the comfort of their home. And the vehicle will be washed on their driveway. I will have to take access to their garden hose.
Please give your honest advice on the viability of this business.


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    patentandtrademarkpatentandtrademark subscriber Posts: 103
    I personally don`t ever do business with anybody that walks up to my door - except maybe boy scouts and girl scouts.
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    robertjrobertj subscriber Posts: 0 Member
    Convenience has a strong appeal to many "busy" people.
    I had a client some time back who operated a "mobile" mechanic business. He cam to your house/ work place to fix your car. It got a lot of interest - but was hard to build a following. With travel and down time between jobs - he wasn`t generating the income per hour like a garage can do.
    You might want to "run some numbers" to see if the business can make money or how much you will have to charge.
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    robertjrobertj subscriber Posts: 0 Member
    The parts issue was a factor because he could only work on one car at a time.
    However, the ability to get a "full" schedule and minimize travel time between each stop are the ones I wanted to mention to pirate, because they can make a big impact on the revenue generating potential.
    Robert j
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