Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Operators in the Car Wash and Auto Detailing industry experienced recessionary declines, but overall revenue grew marginally over the five years to 2014. In the next five years, rising per capita disposable income and increasing environmental awareness of water usage will boost industry revenue... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Car Wash and Auto Detailing industry has a moderate level of capital intensity. In 2014, industry operators will spend about $0.13 on capital for every dollar spent on labour. There is a high degree of manual labour required for car washing; however, capital intensity varies depending on the type of operation. Self-service establishments and in-bay automatic car washes have fewer labour requirements compared with conveyor car washes and auto detailing companies.
During the past five years, capital intensity has increased slightly, as companies invested labour-saving equipment, such as self-pay kiosks and express conveyor car washes, which have fewer labour requirements and shorter wait times... purchase to read more