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Old 7th September 2007, 12:47   #31
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Hahaha not showing off re :P
BTW the car looks sweet after the wash man
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Old 7th September 2007, 12:50   #32
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there you go showing off again :P

btw mrf jacked up price from 90 to 225 after getting the new wash from karcher
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Old 10th September 2007, 22:22   #33
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I myself was planning to set up an auto car wash centre in Bangalore city as I returned to India end of 2005. Considering the total cost of the project, it was set back for an year to do the market study, comparison, pricing part etc. but now it looks like a project half closed infront of me. Its very tough to give the same pricing what I used to pay for the same in Oman, Muscat (just Rs.100 for a full machine wash,vacuum and drying all done in 20 minutes). People in middle east (i am not sure of the eurpean and american cities) prefer machine wash due to the following reasons:
1. Time saving (max 30 minutes)
2. Very clean and neat work without a spot in or out
3. Very cost effective (Rs.100 to 150 range)
4. Attached fast food counter which serves everything
5. No need to leave the car and come back later to collect (its shorter than a hair cut)
6. Less chances of any scratches or marks if branded material is used

Now here comes the difficulty in India executing the same:
1. No gurantee on an uninterrupted power supply
2. Cost of importing german/swiss machines to get a perfect wash
3. Can not offer a price anything less than Rs.250 considering the cost
4. People are not used to machine wash, also have lot of misconceptions
5. Getting a license for car wash and food outlet makes the job tougher
6. Taxing makes the whole affair further more expensive. (No taxes Mid east)
7. Aquiring a plot within city limits alone will need a budget above 2 crores

A car wash alone can not make much profit in India. It has to be a centre with auto accessories, wheel balancing, basic repairs, machine wash, vacuum, food outlet, entertainment room etc. the list goes on. Eventually it will look like a mini super store with lot of heavy machines around. A normal budget will be above 5 crores for the project. When can the project reach a breakeven point with an average work on a daily basis ? 1 year project study and research is not too long for this. Suggestions welcome.
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Old 11th September 2007, 01:01   #34
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well the mrf shop is similar to what you have mentioned but the food outlet part seems to be low on the priority list now.. so they only have coffee and a proper lounge for waiting. they also do wheel balancing and allignment and a few other things
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Oy baatli, what was the other equipment there ?? Which brand ?
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Old 11th September 2007, 12:45   #36
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not sure nikhilb2008 since i am a noob at all this :P only thing i know is the karcher carwash , will pay more attention next time when i go and see what equipment they use for wheel balancing etc
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guys you should check out "CAR WASH" in rajarajeshwarinagar near the church.
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I saw an AD in todays newspaper which says:

At your doorstep:
Exterior Body Wash (daily except sunday)
Vaccum Cleaning (Twice in a month)
Soap oil water wash
Wax Body Polish (once a month)

Small cars - 400/- per month

Baleno - 500/- per month.. I am planning to take this & see how this works. They claim that they have done a bit of study on the problems associated with local cleaners, taken feedbacks too. Also consumables are included in the monthly charges.

There are local cleaners around who don't do a good job, problem is that they don't give absolute attention to details & creates scratches.
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umm Sounds good Mr Bean. Did u order for a months package? just let me know how it goes and also terms and conditions.

Kinda, do we have to buy the shampoo, soap oil, wax etc or is it part of the package?
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umm Sounds good Mr Bean. Did u order for a months package? just let me know how it goes and also terms and conditions.

Kinda, do we have to buy the shampoo, soap oil, wax etc or is it part of the package?
MutantX, shampoo, cloth, oil, wax are part of the package. Lets me explore this & give the feedback next month.

Person name - Bala
Contact - 9884840095
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There is a car wash unit in
1. The Oberoi Mall ( basement) in Goregaon, beside the WE Highway
2. The Inorbit Mall ( ground floor)
3. Behind Eros Cinema, Churchgate
4. Somewhere in Mulund

They are open from 12 noon and take the last car at 7 pm, seven days a week.

These are from the same organisation, called Car Spa ( not sure about the name)

The service is expensive, Rs 150 for exterior wash and Rs 300 for interior vacuuming, but the quality of service is good, with friendly staff.

I go there to get my car cleaned on an average, once a month.
The fellows who clean in my building don't do a thorough job, as they have to clean many cars every day, and they use the same pail of water across two-three cars, so that the water is almost black with dirt and grime when the third car is to be washed.

Car Spa is a good add on, although expensive.

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Whoaa!! Thats awsome work for that amount!
Anyone around knows similar service in Bangalore? I am fed up educating my car cleaning guys on 'do's and 'don'ts
bro try car wash in rajarajeshwari nagar they do not have the sophistication cos they are manual,but they are good @ work check em out.


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