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How to Start a Carwash: How one carwash/detail shop has stayed success for 50+ years

June 04, 2014
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It’s been a long time since carwashes cost a dollar or two, but Belmont Car Wash, of Belmont, Mass., took it back to those prices with its 50-year celebration, according to a press release.

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How to start a carwash Tip #1: Throw a party

It's important to thank your customers. Whether its a grand opening celebration or a one-year or 50-year anniversary, be sure to thank them for their patronage and loyalty with a special party.

Belmont Car Wash threw a party for it's anniversary on June 21. The celebration, which started at 10 a.m offered washes for $1 to $2. They also offered entertainment, food, music, and had vintage cars on display from 1964.

How to start a carwash Tip #2: Never stop improving

Even if your customers won't notice, it's important to consistently check on and update your equipment. Implement a preventative maintenance program and make sure you replace outdated equipment. It will not only run better, but save time, energy and money.

Belmont Car Wash recently finished up massive renovations on both the interior and exterior of the carwash. The waiting area, as well as the tunnel, have been greatly improved, the release stated.

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How to start a carwash Tip #3: Put your name in the press

It's important to get your name out there. If you're a family-run business, let your customers know. Belmont Car Wash started out as a family-run business and continues to be so today.

“This is an exciting time and we are thrilled to be able to celebrate our anniversary with our community,” said General Manager Adam Tocci. “Our father established this wash in 1964 and my brother and I continue do everything we can to make sure Belmont Car Wash and the Tocci name are synonymous with good neighbors and strong business partners for the town.”

To visit the Belmont website, click here