How successful are those automatic car washes people open up? How much are they to start? Obviously you would need the land to put one on.
the one in opelousas seems to do well. it has 2 bays. about 10 bucks per wash. the bum that cleans up around there told me that they get about 4-500 cars a week. that seems a little high to me...
I enquired about the cost to build one from a company and they claimed about 125k per bay if I remember correctly. Plus I always see the one in opelousas being worked on. I also asked him if they recover the water and treat it but he said no, so I imagine the water bill is pretty high. regardless, if what he said was true you are looking at about 20k a month before costs.
I think the biggest problem with these washes is that they get dated after 5 or so years, which probably coincides with the time you finally have it paid off.
This post was edited on 9/14 at 8:30 pm