How to start a carwash: Know your Association - Professional Carwashing & Detailing

How to start a carwash: Know your Association

When it comes to starting a carwash, it might be comforting to know that there is a whole network of support available to you.

When it comes to starting a carwash, it might be comforting to know that there is a whole network of support available to you.

How to start a carwash Tip #1: Know thy neighbor. The following list includes national, state, and local agencies who are just a phone call away if you're in need of information, a networking opportunity, or materials and knowledge.There are ones based on regions, states and an international one, too.

How to start a carwash Tip #2: Network. Along with joining the Associations, it's also a good idea to attend gatherings and reach out to those you meet. They will not only offer advice, but maybe even steer you in the right direction when you have a question about a company or distributor.

International Associations

International Carwash Association



Canadian Carwash Association



Australian Car Wash Association

03  9576  7800


Car Wash Association (United Kingdom)

0844  8094288


German Autowash Association

0571  88608-0


Federlavaggi (Italian carwash federation)


Regional associations

Heartland Carwash Association



Mid-Atlantic Carwash Association  


Midwest Car Wash Association



New England Carwash Association



Rocky Mountain Car Wash Association



Southeastern Carwash Association



Southwest Car Wash Association



Western Carwash Association



State associations

Carwash Association of Pennsylvania



Carwash Operators of New Jersey Inc.



Connecticut Carwash Association


New York State Car Wash Association



North Carolina Professional Carwash Association



Ohio Car Wash Association


Utah Carwash Association



Local associations

Chicagoland Carwash Association



Puget Sound Car Wash Association



Government agencies

Occupational Safety & Health Administration



U.S. Department of Labor



U.S. Environmental Protection Agency



U.S. Small Business Administration


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