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Thinking about becoming a carwash operator?

The Canadian Carwash Association (CCA) released its Carwash Toolkit™: Getting Started during the summer of 2012. It was, and remains, a member only document not to be shared outside of the CCA. An electronic version of the 30-some page document can be downloaded by members who sign into the CCA’s website.

Realizing that, however, people who would want access to the document are in fact those who are not currently members, the CCA does allow non-carwash owners to join for up to one year providing that they are seriously working towards opening a facility in the next 12 to 24 months. Cost of membership is $225 per year for operators and $275 for suppliers and companies affiliated to the industry.

If you are a person considering opening or purchasing a carwash, approach one of our current members to ask to be sponsored and receive $100 off of the first year’s membership fee as part of the member referral program. Not only will you have access to the Getting Started document, and the soon to be published Carwash Toolkit™: Water Reclaim document, you will also have access to member only content on the CCA website.

If you are looking for other resources as part of your research into being a carwash owner, here are some additional helpful ideas:

  • Visit the suppliers page of the CCA website for contacts. Note that the CCA office does not recommend one supplier over another, rather asks that prospective carwash operators review the information on our supplier page and contact them directly.
  • Submit a request to the CCA office at to be posted on the supplier only bulletin board for follow-up help to you directly.
  • Consult past CCA newsletters on the website for industry numbers.
  • Visit the links page of the CCA website for other resources.
  • And, most importantly, plan to visit one of the two annual CARWACS shows, either the Toronto CARWACS show in March or the Calgary CARWACS show in October. Both shows hold seminars put on by the CCA and an exhibit floor where you can talk with potential suppliers. For more details visit our education page. Note that members attend for free.
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