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Site Requirements for Self Serve/Automatic and Tunnel Car Washes

 

Each type of car wash has different requirements for the site to be financially successful.  Below are some general things to look for in a site.

Self Serve/Automatic

Tunnel

SELF SERVICE - AUTOMATIC COMBINATION SITE

 

Zoning:   Varies…All sites must have use approval from the jurisdiction and land developer.

Lot Size:   25,000 – 40,000 Sq Ft

Shape:   Rectangular, Square, Some Irregular Shapes May Work

Preferred Locations:  Corner Lots, Interior Lots with Street Frontage

Street Frontage:  100 ft. +

Access:   One entrance, one exit

Speed Limits;  Not Above 40 MPH

Neighbors: Local Neighborhood Retail, Fast Food, Restaurants, Banks, Automotive, Oil Change, Grocery, Hardware, Convenience Stores Gasoline, Big Box Retail etc...

Traffic Counts: 10,000 +    Traffic count must be on the street fronting the Car Wash site, or on a street that has direct clear visibility with the Car Wash.

Competition: No Car Washes within ½ mile radius.

Population: 1000+ within 1 Mile Radius, Mix of incomes, Single family and Multi-family dwellings.

Utilities: Water, Sewer and Electric Service must be available to the lot.

Improvements: All off-site street and drainage improvements must be completed.

Price Range: Up to $500,000.00

Positive Attributes: Traffic light or stop sign within one block.  Unlimited turning movement on the street fronting the car wash.  3 or more established businesses within sight distance.  Speed limit 35 MPH or lower.  Good visibility 300+ feet.

Negative Attributes: Poor visibility, right in right out access, competition rich environment, commuter traffic.  No or limited residential. Speed limits above 40 MPH.  Office and industrial development.  Zoning variance or change

 

**NOTE** The criteria listed above is referenced to provide the best opportunity for

locating a successful car wash on a potential building site.  Often, valid locations will not

completely reflect the ideal characteristics, but  Hi-Performance can expertly evaluate a

site that meets most of the requirements.

 

TUNNEL CAR WASH SITE

 

Zoning:   Varies…All sites must have use approval from the jurisdiction and

land developer.

Lot Size:   35,000 – 60,000 Sq Ft

Shape:   Rectangular, Square, Some Irregular Shapes May Work

Preferred Locations:  Corner Lots, Interior Lots with Street Frontage

Street Frontage:  125 ft. +

Access:   One entrance, one exit

Speed Limits;  Not Above 40 MPH

Neighbors: Local Neighborhood Retail, Fast Food, Restaurants, Banks, Automotive, Oil Change, Grocery, Hardware, Convenience Stores Gasoline, Big Box Retail etc...

Traffic Counts: 25,000 +    Traffic count must be on the street fronting the Car Wash site, or on a street that has direct clear visibility with the Car Wash.

Competition: No Car Washes within ½ mile radius.

Population: 5000+ within 1 Mile Radius, Mix of incomes, Single family and Multi-family dwellings.

Utilities: Water, Sewer and Electric Service must be available to the lot.

Improvements: All off-site street and drainage improvements must be completed.

Price Range: Up to $1,000,000.00

Positive Attributes: Traffic light or stop sign within one block.  Unlimited turning movement on the street fronting the car wash.  3 or more established businesses within site distance.  Speed limit 35 MPH or lower.  Good visibility 300+ feet.

Negative Attributes: Poor visibility, right in right out access, competition rich environment, commuter traffic.  No or limited residential. Speed limits above 40 MPH.  Office and industrial development.  Zoning variance or change

 

**NOTE** The criteria listed above is referenced to provide the best opportunity for

locating a successful car wash on a potential building site.  Often, valid locations will not

completely reflect the ideal characteristics, but  Hi-Performance can expertly evaluate a

site that meets most of the requirements.

 

 

 

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