Reaping the Rewards of a Car-Wash Franchise – Without the Franchise Fee
Are you considering investing in a Car Wash Franchise, but do not want to pay a franchise fee? Look no further than AUTEC! The In Bay Express business model is an incredible investment opportunity for the astute investor who wants a proven franchise model without the fees. An AUTEC In Bay Automatic is operated entirely by the customer, which means NO EMPLOYEES ARE NEEDED. This allows the car wash and franchise to operate 24/7 without labor and minimal overhead.
So, what is the cost? This will vary depending on several factors, all of which will be covered. AUTEC assists in all areas of development, including, but not limited to: site selection, demographic studies, competitive studies, site layouts, stamped building drawings, complete MEP car wash drawings, and financing resources. AUTEC also offers complete service after the sale, including on-going maintenance and chemicals. All the operator needs to do is handle the money, again, without any franchise fees.
Let’s break it down-
LAND – The In Bay Express business model will fit on as little as one third to a half acre depending on size of structure needed, set-backs and curb cuts. AUTEC has a saying, “You never build a church for Easter Sunday”. Our in-depth studies give us an idea of potential car wash volume, and our packages are tailored to each location. Ancillary services such as vacuums may require more space.
TYPE OF CAR WASH – There are three main styles of In Bay Automatics being offered/sold today: Soft-touch, touch free, and the ever popular Combination car wash, which offers the customer all soft touch, all touch free, or an awesome combination of both, all from the same machine. It is currently our best-selling model, and due to being two machines in one, is perceived, and is, an exceptional value.
COST – The variable costs not controlled by AUTEC are: land, site work, permitting, electrical, and plumbing. All other costs are predetermined once the business model is chosen. Equipment type, building size, and car wash options are all determined by the investor, with assistance from AUTEC.
Buildings – With attached equipment rooms, buildings are typically 50’ to 75’ in length and range from $125,000 to $225,000 delivered and installed on your concrete slab. Installation is typically less than 1 week. Options like LED lights, automatic doors, heat and graphics can add up to $30,000 to this number.
Equipment – The AUTEC car wash packages with pre-soak arches, rinse arches, blowers, instructional signage, marketing lights, etc,, range from $150,000 to $350,000 depending on several factors/items like wash type chosen, whether wash water reclaim and spot free rinse systems are needed, and revenue enhanced options chosen. Typical revenue enhancers are underbody wash, triple foam or wall of foam, bug buster, safe tag, rear super clean, and more. A tire shiner is also a popular item if building length permits.
Entry/Pay Station – This cost varies in range from $25,000 to $50,000 for the typical unattended In Bay Express location. They typically accept cash, credit, codes, coupons, Apple pay, Google pay, and have the ability to accept and monitor pre-paid monthly wash programs.
Marketing – While a good location with adequate traffic is a key to car wash success, marketing also plays a major part in your long-term success. Will you be doing the marketing? Will you have an outside agency or employee to assist in your short term and long-term marketing campaign? Again, AUTEC will assist you in all these areas, without the franchise fee. AUTEC creates custom marketing materials in house that are provided with every sale, with no added or on-going fees. We also assist with and provide promotional flyers, custom mailings and car wash menus, to name a few. AUTEC also assists in creating newspaper, TV, and radio ads, if desired.
Digital Marketing for Your Car Wash Franchise – We live in an age of constantly changing and evolving technology. The internet is a necessity in today’s living environment and AUTEC has embraced this technology, not only in their car wash systems, but also in communicating to and selling to our target car wash audience.
AUTEC will ensure you have a web presence and assist you in developing a website with search engine optimization, search engine marketing, social media advertising, content marketing, email marketing, and more…again, with no franchise fee!
Summary of In Bay Express Car Wash Business Model with Best ROI and NO FRANCHISE FEE
While the investment in an automatic car wash can differ depending on many variables, understanding the factors discussed should give the astute investor adequate information to determine if this business model fits their investment goals. AUTEC is happy to assist in helping you realize your car wash dreams, doing what any sound business franchise does, all without the franchise fee.
We welcome any interested party to visit us here in Statesville, NC, to see for themselves. AUTEC sits on 10 acres with 2.5 acres under roof, and has all three car wash models washing cars on the property. Our In Bay Express with our EV-1 Combination Machine operates retail 24/7 out front in a 65’ glass and aluminum structure. It is currently over 9 years old and has washed 450,000 vehicles – totally unattended. Come see it for yourself!