Professional Hand Car Wash & Valeting Centre
Location Preston. PR2 2DT
Asking Price £ 125,000
A rare opportunity to acquire a very well established professional hand car wash and valeting centre that has been successfully trading from this high profile site for some 16 years. The Sudshack provides a comprehensive car wash and valet service to customers utilising market leading “Autosmart” car cleaning products and the latest PECO dryers brought over from the USA.
Ideally situated on Blackpool Road, Preston, the business enjoys excellent volumes of custom from the general public as well as several trade accounts (trade customers account for circa 10% of overall business levels at present). Local council figures advise 20,000 cars use the very busy Blackpool Road on a daily basis so this business has a large captive market that drives past every single day!
The business has excellent signage and the premises are large with ample car parking as well as a waiting area for customers. They operate a clear menu system so customers can choose the appropriate services.
Uniformed staff provide a courteous and consistent level of service to customers. Because of this the business has a loyal base of repeat customers that is growing year on year.
We are advised ‘The Sudshack’ washed well in excess of 20,000 cars last calendar year and valeted a further 2,137 vehicles.
: The business operates from very high profile leasehold premises on Blackpool Road, Preston PR2 2DT. Current rent is circa £5,655 per quarter. Rates are circa £9847 per annum. The current lease is for 15 years with 8 years remaining.
The premises comprise large covered forecourt area with excellent entry and exit points, ample parking and very good signage and branding. The building comprises offices, waiting area, stores, canteen and w/c. The site has full IP internet enables CCTV system and shutter security. The site itself is circa 5,000 square feet. The buildings are circa 300 square feet.
The site was previously a petrol station and we are advised the petrol tanks are still in situ. Having been foam filled and approved by Lancashire County Council.
The vendor advises the landlord MAY consider selling the freehold of the site to a new owner, subject to negotiation.
The company website www.sudshack.co.uk provides photos
: The business has its own informative website www.sudshack.co.uk and also does some leaflet drops from time-to-time. The company enjoys high levels of repeat business and relies on word of mouth recommendations and referrals to generate most of its enquiries
: The business has the space and capacity to significantly increase sales revenues within the current infrastructure (it is believed capacity could be geared-up to 30 cars an hour!). ‘Sudshack’ could extend its current opening hours while also looking at developing the retail of complementary items such as air fresheners, confectionary etc.
Support and training
: The vendor would be more than happy to provide a comprehensive handover period. However it is not envisaged this would need to be a lengthy process as the vendor has experienced and knowledgeable staff in place.
Reason to sell
: The vendor has other business commitments