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Brushless Car Wash Machine Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Wash System (Conveyor Tunnel System and In-Bay Car Wash System), By Application (Passenger Vehicles, Light Commercial Vehicles, and Heavy Commercial Vehicles), and Regional Forecast, 2024-2032

Region :Global | Report ID: FBI108313 | Status : Ongoing



A brushless car wash system also known as a touchless car wash system, is an automated and sophisticated way of cleaning cars with a better end result. Brushless car wash machines are considered more environmentally friendly compared to traditional brush-based systems, as they reduce water consumption and minimize the use of harsh chemicals. Growing environmental awareness and regulations could drive the adoption of these eco-friendly alternatives. A brushless car wash machine is considered the safest way of cleaning cars as it eliminates all physical contact with cars except the high-pressurized water. Hence, the chance of any scratches or the fear of paint extraction from the car body becomes negligible.

With increasing automation and improving technologies in the automotive industry, car washing  standards are rising. The advancement in technology will pave a bright future for the brushless car wash market to make a significant impact in the car wash industry.

The demand for a brushless car wash machine has been witnessing an upward demand as it is highly time efficient and takes significantly less time to complete the entire process than a manual brush wash system. The growth of the brushless car wash market is also related to the technology as it uses less water, making it an eco-friendly option. The continuous increment in the on-road vehicle fleet will significantly fuel the brushless car wash system market.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Brushless Car Wash Machine Market

During the pandemic numerous brushless car wash enterprises encountered temporary closures and operational impediments due to the imposition of lockdown measures and the necessity for social distancing. Business constraints coupled with diminished customer traffic had an adverse effect on their financial performance and overall profitability. Certain car wash operators encountered intricacies in upholding their workforce's and patrons' safety while adhering to rigorous health and safety protocols. With a public aversion to communal spaces and pursuit of alternatives to professional car wash amenities, the trend of self-administered car cleaning, encompassing home-based pressure washing and self-service car wash facilities, gained considerable traction. This trend subsequently diminished demand for established brushless car wash services.

However, as economies embarked on a phased reopening and vaccination campaigns expanded, the car wash sector began recuperation. The distinct environmental advantages inherent in brushless car washes, such as their diminished water usage and reduced potential for vehicle abrasion compared to conventional brush-based alternatives, augur well with the mounting emphasis on sustainability and environmentally-conscious consumer preferences. This orientation toward eco-friendliness is anticipated to catalyze the appeal of brushless car wash services, especially within the eco-conscious consumer cohort.

Key Insights

The report will cover the following key insights:

  • Key Industry Developments – Mergers, Acquisitions, and Partnerships

  • Porter's Five Forces Analysis

  • Technological Developments

  • Impact of COVID-19 on the Brushless Car Wash Machine Market

Analysis by Wash System

The wash system is segmented into a conveyor tunnel system and an in-bay car wash system, where the in-bay car wash system is predicted to lead the market over the coming years. Conveyor tunnel systems are known for their high efficiency and throughput capabilities. These systems can handle many vehicles, allowing quick processing and shorter customer wait times. This feature makes conveyor tunnel systems favorable for busy locations with a high demand for car wash services.

Analysis by Application

The application segment is subdivided into passenger and commercial vehicles, where passenger vehicles are predicted to lead the market. Passenger vehicle owners often prioritize the aesthetics and maintenance of their vehicles. Brushless car wash systems, with their gentle touch and high-pressure water jets, can effectively remove dirt, grime, and contaminants without the risk of scratching or damaging the vehicle's exterior. This is particularly important to owners who value the appearance and preservation of their passenger cars. Consumer expectations for car wash services have evolved, emphasizing convenience, efficiency, and quality.

Regional Analysis

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North America is currently the biggest market for brushless car wash systems as nearly 3/4th of car owners prefer to have a professional car washing service. The need for on-demand and quick vehicle washes has propelled the brushless car market in this region. Considerable investment in the industry has led to technological improvements in car wash equipment’s and apparatus, increasing the efficiency of industrial operations in the region.

Asia Pacific is also expected to register significant growth in the brushless car wash machine market over the coming years. The brushless car wash machine market is positively correlated with the overall automotive industry growth. Asia Pacific is witnessing an attractive demand for both passenger and commercial vehicles owing to the increased preference of consumers to own cars and increased penetration of industry and its related services, respectively. Rising disposable income, multiple presences of OEMs in China and Japan, cheap access to labor, and growing urbanization are key drivers driving the Asia Pacific market.

Key Players Covered

The report includes the profiles of key players such as WashTec AG, OPW Vehicle wash solutions, N&S Services, Nissan Clean India Pvt Ltd, KKE Wash Systems, JBS Industries, Wash World Inc., Sino Star Automotive Equipment Co Ltd, D&S Car Wash Equipment, Broadway Equipment Company, Wuxi Branda Technology Co. Ltd, and Peco car wash systems.


By Wash System

By Application

By Geography

  • Conveyor Tunnel System

  • In-Bay Car Wash System





  • Passenger Vehicles

  • Light Commercial Vehicles

  • Heavy Commercial Vehicles








  • North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (India, China, Japan, South Korea and Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • Rest of the World


Key Industry Developments

April 2023 - Roomba has introduced its newest innovation: an automated car washing system named the Caroomba. This advanced robotic car washer aims to elevate the car washing experience by delivering heightened convenience and effectiveness, marking a significant advancement in automotive cleaning technology.

  • Ongoing
  • 2023
  • 2019-2022

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