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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