How to Start a Car wash business in Kenya with Ksh 300,000


You need a capital of around Ksh300, 000 to start a car wash business in Kenya. Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa and Nakuru are some of the best places to start car wash business.

Below are items required and the amount of money to buy each item:

1. Rent and deposit – 50k

2. Pressure washing machine – 45k

3. Vacuum cleaner – 20k

4. Liquid Soap and Degreaser chemicals, wiping cloths, brushes, polish, buckets, overalls – 20k

5. Water tank 5k litres – 40k

6. Electrical works & plumbing – 20k

7. Ramp & shade construction – 60k

8. CCTV & Wifi – 27k

9. Business Permit & Nema – 15k

10. Miscellaneous – 3k

Services include body wash, under wash, engine wash, interior, waxing, extreme wash, carpets and baby car seats wash, scratch removal, buffing (incl buffing machine) etc

Car wash is one of the most profitable businesses in Kenya. The daily profit range between Ksh 1,000 and Ksh10, 000 depending on location and number of customers you serve.

If you want to make money quickly, start the business in Nairobi where there are many vehicles.

Even if you don’t have Ksh300,000,you can start with as little as Ksh 150,000 then add more items as you progress.


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