During economically hard times many folks look for businesses they can start realizing they may not be able to find a decent job anytime soon. One cool business to start if you like cars is a mobile car washing service. You can go to people’s homes or to companies and wash the cars right in the parking lot.

Best of all if you already have a pick-up truck, van, or a small trailer you can mount the equipment inside and go to work right away. Of course, there are a few things that you should know about the mobile car wash business.

So, where can should you start; Well, first you need to find a small 100-gallon water tank to use, remember water weighs 8.2 lbs per gallon so you will have 820 extra pounds worth of load once it’s filled up. Next, you’ll need to buy a small pressure washer of at least 1,000 PSI, but realize that 2200 PSI is best. A gasoline powered unit makes sense because you can use it wherever you are even with no electricity.

Additionally, you might wish to think about buying a small portable generator to power up a vacuum cleaner to do interiors. A 2-3 hp electric vacuum cleaner will be your best bet, too much over 5 hp and it will draw too much amperage when you turn on your generator.

And what about marketing your new company you ask? Well, why not print up some flyers with a price list. It is recommended to charge $ 10 for a complete wash, in and out. Eventually, as your business gets busy, you can raise your prices based on customer demand. You may also wish to print up some simple business cards for your new business.

Be frugal when you start; try to do most of the work yourself until you get so busy that you need to hire a helper to go with you and always have some cash on you to make change for customers who pay with large bills.

What about environmental issues? Good question; never allow run-off wash water to go into a storm drain and pollute; this is extremely important.

Indeed, these are the basic things you need to know about starting a mobile car washing business. If you’d like more information then why not go online and search mobile car washing to find out more. Now is a good time to start this type of business, and although it is hard work, there are plenty of cars to wash out there. Please consider all this.

Lance Winslow – Lance Winslow’s Bio. Lance Winslow often thinks about this while sipping on an ice tea, as he’s been considering doing some home repair; Garage Door & Repair

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