If you are looking to determine the value of a car wash business – you’re in the right place. Determining what a car wash is worth, although not rocket science, certainly has multiple layers and nuances. Car Wash Valuation is admittedly a bit more complex than just a single simple equation or calculation.
Car Wash Valuations
This quick definitive guide will serve as an abbreviated reference point for those looking to quickly uncover at what prices and valuations carwashes transact. The nuances that exist and accompany car wash valuation cannot be even near fully covered in a single infographic such as this. These more subtle points and nuances, especially those which are more qualitative than quantitative, can impact valuation quite drastically – so please be aware of such.
If you're a current car wash owner and operator, know that the
selling your car wash should include far more in-depth
comprehensive analysis. Despite what method
you decide to use to sell your car wash, it's important
full valuation analysis be done. If you're utilizing a third party such as a broker to
your car wash, it behooves you to ensure that they are
equipped, capable and knowledgeable enough to run full
valuation analyses. This requires a firm understanding of the
quantitative, but also the many qualitative aspects specific to
If you're a multi-site owner, your most likely best served through a traditional M&A Advisory process when selling as opposed to a more standard brokerage approach. Regardless, the same is true. General and naive multiple application is far from the whole story and much more is necessary to get to the true valuation of your carwashes. This type of more detailed and complete valuation is truly the only way to uncover and achieve maximum value for your car washes during a sale process.
If you're a buyer looking to acquire a car wash, the same applies. This quick definitive guide does not take into account many points which ultimately do go into a true, fair, and prudent valuation and willingness to pay analysis.
Next in Learning What a Car Wash is Worth
With us being on the mission of truly illuminating car wash
and the processes and methodologies which underly such, stay
our upcoming multi-part series “What’s My Car Wash Worth?”.
larger series will cover very in-depth and deep dives into the
topics of car wash valuation methodologies, applicable buyer
and the impact of such on valuations, valuation modifiers, and
full quantitative analysis of years of car wash valuations over
show true empirically-backed, adjusted, and normalized carwash
transaction valuation multiples.
For now, this quick guide will provide you with a reference point of car wash prices and valuation multiples in today’s market. Please stay tuned for more coming soon.