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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.

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

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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

888-ICA-8422

www.carwash.org

 

Canadian Carwash Association

416-239-0339

www.canadiancarwash.ca

 

Australian Car Wash Association

03  9576  7800

www.acwa.net.au

 

Car Wash Association (United Kingdom)

0844  8094288

www.carwashassociation.co.uk

 

German Autowash Association

0571  88608-0

www.btg-minden.de

 

Federlavaggi (Italian carwash federation)

www.federlavaggi.it

 

Regional associations

Heartland Carwash Association

888-873-9735

www.heartlandcarwash.org

 

Mid-Atlantic Carwash Association  
888-378-9209

www.mcacarwash.org

 

Midwest Car Wash Association

800-610-4512

www.midwestcarwash.org

 

New England Carwash Association

781-245-7400

www.newenglandcarwash.org

 

Rocky Mountain Car Wash Association

303-841-6606

www.rmcwa.com

 

Southeastern Carwash Association

800-834-9706

www.secwa.org

 

Southwest Car Wash Association

800-440-0644

www.swcarwash.org

 

Western Carwash Association

562-633-9274

www.wcwa.org

 

State associations

Carwash Association of Pennsylvania

717-648-0159

www.pacarwash.org

 

Carwash Operators of New Jersey Inc.

518-280-4767

www.cwonj.com

 

Connecticut Carwash Association

www.wewashctcars.com

 

New York State Car Wash Association

800-287-6604

www.nyscwa.com

 

North Carolina Professional Carwash Association

919-782-4411

www.ncpcwa.com

 

Ohio Car Wash Association

330-961-1052

www.ohiocarwash.org

Utah Carwash Association

801-571-7380

 

Local associations

Chicagoland Carwash Association

708-952-0429

www.chicagocarwash.org

 

Puget Sound Car Wash Association

206-622-8425

www.pscarwash.org

 

Government agencies

Occupational Safety & Health Administration

800-321-OSHA

www.osha.gov

 

U.S. Department of Labor

866-4-USA-DOL

www.dol.gov

 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

800-424-8802

www.epa.gov

 

U.S. Small Business Administration

202-205-6533

www.sba.gov

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