The Car Wash and Auto Detailing industry has experienced strong growth over the five years to 2019, as the economy continued to grow and industry operators reaped the benefits of rising employment and per capita disposable income. Severe drops in oil prices during the early half of the period have also encouraged more consumers to hit the road, as lower gas prices translated to a greater number of cars used. As a result, consumers were more likely to purchase discretionary services, such as car washes and auto detailing. Over the five years to 2019, revenue is anticipated to grow at an annualized rate of 4.0% to $12.3 billion, including an anticipated 2.9% increase in 2019 alone.

Total Revenue in 2018


$12bn
Number of Businesses


65,494
Annual Growth 2013-2018


3.9%
Industry Employment


218,877

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

New Car Dealers in the US
Used Car Dealers in the US
Car Rental in the US
Couriers & Local Delivery Services in the US
Taxi & Limousine Services in the US
Consumers in the US

Key Selling Industries

Water Supply & Irrigation Systems in the US
Soap & Cleaning Compound Manufacturing in the US
Copier & Optical Machinery Manufacturing in the US