Car Wash and Detailing Services in Australia - Market Research Report

Car Wash and Detailing Services industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 0.4%

The Car Wash and Detailing Services industry's revenue has grown marginally over the past five years, supported by increasing consumer environmental awareness regarding the high water consumption and potential pollution caused by washing vehicles at home. However, a fall in average weekly hours worked and slow growth in discretionary income have depressed demand for industry services. More consumers have opted to save money by washing their vehicles at home despite environmental concerns. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 0.4% over the five years through 2018-19, to $508.9 million. Declining water availability has encouraged consumers to use industry services over the past five years. However, industry revenue is expected to decli...
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Car Wash and Detailing Services industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Car Wash and Detailing Services industry is projected to grow over the next five years. The pace of expansion is forecast to increase due to anticipated rising discretionary income over the period. Increased consumer awareness of the negative environmental effects of washing vehicles at home, particularly in terms of water conservation and effluent treatment, is also projected to drive demand for industry services. Industry revenue is forecast to grow at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $XX.X million. This expansion reflects growth in the population, which will likely drive demand. However, new water restrictions are projected to be implemented, boosting industry growth. Increasing automation in the industry's car washin...
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Car Wash and Detailing Services industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $509m
  • business Number of Businesses: 2,356
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 3,506

Biggest companies in the Car Wash and Detailing Services industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Car Wash and Detailing Services in Australia industry include Magic Hand Car Wash Franchisor Pty Ltd.

  • pie_chart Magic Hand Car Wash Franchisor Pty Ltd Market Share: x.x%
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What is Car Wash and Detailing Services industry?

Industry Definition

Industry operators primarily wash, wax and detail automotive vehicles, including passenger cars, trucks, vans and trailers. The industry excludes companies that predominantly provide automotive repair and maintenance services.

Industry Products and Services

  • In-bay automatic car washes
  • Self-service bays
  • Conveyor tunnel washes
  • Manual car wash and detailing services
  • Mobile car wash and detailing services

Industry Activities

  • Automotive and trailer washing
  • Automotive and trailer detailing (cleaning, polishing and waxing)
  • Self-service car washes
  • Mobile car washes
  • In-bay automatic car washes
  • Conveyor tunnel car washes

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry operators primarily wash, wax and detail automotive vehicles, including passenger cars, trucks, vans and trailers. The industry excludes companies that predominantly provide automotive repair and maintenance services.

Main Activities

  • Automotive and trailer washing
  • Automotive and trailer detailing (cleaning, polishing and waxing)
  • Self-service car washes
  • Mobile car washes
  • In-bay automatic car washes
  • Conveyor tunnel car washes

Similar Industries

Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Demand for industry services depends on the size of Australia's motor vehicle fleet. Demand for washing and detailing increases as consumers purchase and ...
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Number of motor vehicles
Real household discretionary income
Availability of water
Average weekly hours worked

Current Performance

Water restrictions
Environmental awareness
New car sales
Outsourcing tasks
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Environmental awareness
New car sales
 Table: Car Wash and Detailing Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Car Wash and Detailing Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Motor Vehicle Dealers in Australia
Taxi and Limousine Transport in Australia
Consumers




Key Selling Industries

Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing in Australia
Water Supply in Australia





Products & Services

The industry's services generally fit into three main categories: self-service, manual and automatic. Automatic car washes include both conveyor tunnel wa...
Private sector
Households in the fourth income quintile
Households in the third income quintile
Households in the second income quintile
Government sector
Households in the lowest income quintile

Demand Determinants

The number of registered vehicles on the road determines the potential size of the industry's market, making it an important determinant of demand for ind...
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Major Markets

Private sector
Households in the fourth income quintile
Households in the third income quintile
Households in the second income quintile
Government sector
Households in the lowest income quintile

 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Car Wash and Detailing Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Car Wash and Detailing Services industry exhibits low market share concentration. The four largest players are expected to account for slightly over 2...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Car Wash and Detailing Services in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Car Wash and Detailing Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Magic Hand Car Wash Franchisor Pty Ltd (MHCW) is the largest provider of hand car wash services in Australia and the industry's largest player in terms of...
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Magic Hand Car Wash

 Table: Magic Hand Car Wash - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Car Wash and Detailing Services industry exhibits moderate capital intensity. In 2018-19, the industry is expected to pay $4.67 in wage costs for ever...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Car Wash and Detailing Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Car Wash and Detailing Services in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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  • Revenue Forecasts
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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
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  • Industry Market Size
    Industry Market Size
  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
    Industry Trends
  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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