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When it comes to the conveyor carwash business there are no absolutes. Whether you should jump on the low-price, high-volume bandwagon is no exception. There are many who have found it helps the bottom line. You need to consider the factors before jumping on, though. These include your expense breakdown, potential market and competition.
In addition to being a carwash operator, I've also been accused of being somewhat of a foodie. So I beg forgiveness in advance for bringing this analogy to start my argument for not jumping on the low-cost high-volume bandwagon.
To me, a low-cost high-volume operation can be compared to eating food from a vending machine. Service from a high-cost lower-volume operator is like having a high-quality meal at a top-notch restaurant that I'll remember for a long time to come. And in my book, the four-star restaurant will win every time.