Car Wash & Auto Detailing in Canada: Market Research Report

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Car Wash & Auto Detailing in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 81119aCA | Aug 2014

Polished finish: Rising disposable income and growing environmental regulations will boost revenue

The Car Wash & Auto Detailing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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

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The Car Wash and Auto Detailing industry has low barriers to entry. Capital requirements are lowest for self-service car wash establishments. A full-service car wash requires the largest capital investment and generates annual revenue between $400,000 and $750,000. Conveyor car washes, or tunnel washes, require the second-highest level of capital investment, with costs ranging from $45,000 to just over $100,000. Self-service car washes require the least capital to begin operations, as these only require access to water, vacuums, soaps and sufficient space for vehicles.

The industry is highly competitive, with an estimated 2,833 car washing establishments in Canada, most of which are small and medium-sized establishments... purchase to read more


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What is the Car Wash & Auto Detailing Industry?

This industry cleans, washes and waxes automotive vehicles, such as passenger cars, trucks, vans and trailers. It also includes self-service car wash establishments.

Industry Products
Conveyor car washesDetailing and hand-washing servicesIn-bay automatic car washesSelf-service bays
Industry Activities
Automotive detailing services (i.e. cleaning, polishing)Automotive washing and polishingMobile car and truck washes Self-service car washesTruck and bus washes

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