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Car Washing Service Market Size - By Payment (Cash Payment, Cashless Payment), By Type (Tunnels, Roll-over/In-bay, Self-service), Industry Analysis Report & Forecast, 2023 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6010
  • Published Date: Jun 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Car Washing Service Industry Analysis

Car Washing Service Market size surpassed USD 24 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at 3% CAGR from 2023 to 2032. The demand for car washes is increasing due to their numerous benefits such as time efficiency, improved efficiency, ease of management, and increased safety. Furthermore, technological advancements in car wash technology, such as advanced water recycling systems, hybrid & touch-free washing technology, and cost-cutting innovations, are some of the major factors expected to drive industry growth.

Car Washing Service Market

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Car washing requires a significant amount of water, and regions facing water scarcity or implementing stringent water conservation regulations may pose challenges to car wash businesses. Restrictions on water usage and high-water costs can limit the operation & profitability of car washing services, especially in drought-prone areas.


COVID-19 Impact

The automotive industry, which includes the car washing service market, experienced disruptions in the global supply chain due to factory closures, restrictions on international trade, and logistics challenges. These disruptions delayed the production & distribution of smart key components, thereby affecting the overall market growth. The pandemic led to a significant decline in vehicle sales globally. Lockdowns, economic uncertainties, reduced consumer spending, and declined car sales negatively impacted the automotive industry, which included the reduced adoption of advanced features such as automotive smart key systems.

Car Washing Service Market Trends

The rising demand for luxury cars and personalized washing & detailing services for these cars is majorly driving the industry developments. Customers are increasingly willing to pay more for high-quality car washing & detailing as these services offer a higher level of vehicle care. The growing emphasis on preserving the appeal & value of automobiles as well as the rising preference for simple & quick services is fueling the impact of premium services. The demand for mobile car cleaning services is also increasing as they provide the convenience of delivering on-demand services directly to the customer's door, further fueling market growth.

Car Washing Service Payment Segmentation

Global Car Washing Service Market Size, By Payment, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

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The cashless payment segment held 60% of the car washing service market in 2022 and will be valued at USD 22.5 billion in 2032. The installation of an integrated payment solution, also known as a Point-Of-Sale (POS) system, across pay stations assists car wash business owners in increasing sales & efficiency, and gaining detailed customer insights. Buyers belonging to the millennial generation are more inclined to make payments via tokens, debit cards, loyalty cards, EMV-enabled credit card payments, or smartphone payments. This factor is further boosting business growth.

Car Washing Service Type Segmentation

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Car washing service market from roll-over/in-bay type segment was valued at over USD 11.5 billion in 2022 and is expected to witness 4% growth rate during the forecast period. Roll-over or in-bay facilities have lower operating costs than tunnel washes as they use 10 - 50 gallons per car compared to 14 - 60 gallons in a tunnel wash. This is the most profitable section as it saves both client time & money. Touchless washes are also available with in-bay automatic systems, which use high-pressure water to clean the vehicle and soft-cloth brushes to clean & distribute the detergent & shine on the vehicle before it is rinsed off.

Car Washing Service Regional Analysis

U.S. Car Washing Service Market Size, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

North America car washing service market held a significant global share of 35% in 2022 and will is estimated to amass USD 12.5 billion in 2032. The U.S. industry is expected to grow significantly during the forecast period due to the increased demand for car washing & detailing facilities. Around 66% of Americans have their cars washed 13 times a year, i.e., an average number of one to two washes per month. Furthermore, the American government is launching several initiatives to promote environmental-friendly car wash practices, which is expected to drive business statistics. The demand for ceramic coating and car cleaning is increasing in the U.S., which will lead to new opportunities for car wash service providers.

Car Washing Service Industry Leaders

Some of the major players operating in the car washing service market are Autobell Car Wash, BlueWave Express Car Wash, Clean Freak Car Wash, Crew Car Wash, Hoffman Car Wash, Driven Brands, Magic Hands Car Wash, and Quick Quack Car Wash. These players focus on strategic partnerships and new product launches & commercialize for market expansion. Furthermore, they are heavily investing in R&D to introduce innovative products and garner maximum revenue in the market.

Car Washing Service Industry News

  • In August 2022, Mister Car Wash, Inc. acquired Top Wash, which has three express exterior locations in Anoka, Fridley, and Champlin, Minnesota. This acquisition expanded the company’s presence in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis.
  • In June 2022, Mister Car Wash, Inc. inaugurated its latest location in Oviedo, Florida. The company’s signature products including the waterfall HotShine Carnauba wax, Repel Shield, and Platinum Seal are available at the new location as part of the Platinum package. The proprietary cleaning systems of Mister Car Wash are used in the new location's cutting-edge tunnel service.

This car washing service market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Million) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Payment

  • Cash Payment
  • Cashless Payment

Market, By Type

  • Tunnels
  • Roll-over/In-bay
  • Self-service

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • ANZ
    • Singapore 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina 
  • MEA
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa


Authors: Preeti Wadhwani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of car washing service exceeded USD 24 billion in 2022 and is projected to register 3% CAGR during 2023 to 2032, owing to rapid advancements in car wash technology.

The car washing service industry share from the roll-over/in-bay segment will observe 4% growth rate from 2023 to 2032, attributed to the low operating costs of these facilities.

North America car washing service industry size will reach over USD 12.5 billion by 2032, driven by growing demand for car washing and detailing facilities in the region.

Some of the major car washing service business players include Autobell Car Wash, Clean Freak Car Wash, Hoffman Car Wash, BlueWave Express Car Wash, Crew Car Wash, and Driven Brands, among others.

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 15
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