7 Tips for Starting a Motorcycle Washing Business and Its Capital

Admin BFI
18 March 2022
7 Tips for Starting a Motorcycle Washing Business and Its Capital

With the number of motorcycle users 115.29 million in Indonesia (, this can certainly be an opportunity to open a motorcycle washing business. In addition, with the lack of time to clean the motorbike yourself and an understanding of how to wash a motorbike properly, it becomes the next business opportunity. And do you know BFI friends, to run a simple motorcycle washing business, it turns out that it requires no more than 5 million rupiahs in the capital. Wow, what are the details? In this article, the BFI Finance team also provides tips for running a motorcycle washing business properly and correctly. Come on, let's see together!

7 Tips to Start a Motorcycle Washing Business a la BFI Finance

1. Strategic Location

The choice of a business location for a business determines the sustainability of the business, especially this motorcycle washing business. Choose a location that is near the center of the crowd such as campuses, schools, residential areas, and others. The choice of a motorcycle washing business location on the side of the road will certainly provide more benefits than on a smaller road or alley. However, this is not an obstacle because a good promotion and service, it will also produce a positive effect.

2. Targeted Promotional Strategy

The next tip in running a motorcycle washing business is to use targeted promotional strategies. Generally, motorcyclists will put up banners or billboards on the side of the road such as being placed near electricity poles and other crowded centers. Because the motorcycle washing business is not a business that requires the use of complex technology, promotional activities can also be carried out by distributing pamphlets on the roadside or leaving them in photocopying businesses, minimarkets, and others.

During the grand launch, promotional activities can be carried out by offering a 50% discount for a certain period. To increase customer loyalty, members can be given various benefits such as washing motorbikes ten times, getting one free motorbike wash, getting free washing motorbike helmets, and other interesting promotions.

3. Satisfactory Service

A motorcycle washing business is a business that focuses on services or services. So, how to treat customers is something that needs to be prioritized. Starting from being friendly, always open to criticism and input, as well fast and responsive service, are attitudes that can be applied in businesses that focus on services, especially motorcycle washing businesses.

4. Adequate Facilities

Customers can wait in place or leave the motorcycle wash when the vehicle is being washed. Seeing these conditions, it would be nice to make a comfortable waiting room for customers who wait while the motorbike is being washed. If you have more budget, create an air-conditioned waiting room equipped with comfortable loungers, a TV, and reading books. Adding 1 free massage chair is also a workable idea.

5. Maintained Cleanliness of the Business Place

Make sure the motorbike washing business is regularly cleaned so that visitors are comfortable while waiting. For example by sweeping and mopping the waiting room floor at least once a day. Cleaning motorcycle washing equipment such as chamois, and tumble dryers also once a day. The cleanliness of the bathroom should also not be ignored. The cleaner the motorcycle washing business area, of course, will have a positive effect on the income earned.

6. Employee Recruitment

The motorcycle washing business requires at least 2 to 3 employees who are tasked with washing motorbikes and cashiers. Choose a male employee who is in charge of washing the motorbike because it requires a lot of energy to wash it. Assume per day, one employee can wash a minimum of 5 to 6 motorbikes. With this task, recruiting male employees will be more effective than recruiting female employees. Also, consider hiring employees who are honest, tenacious, and friendly.

7. Consider Earning Extra Income

In addition to offering a motorcycle wash business, you can open other types of businesses at a motorcycle wash, such as a simple café, selling motorcycle or car accessories, or motorcycle helmet washing services. All these types of businesses can support the main income from the motorcycle washing business. It is possible that the income from this additional type of business can exceed the main income from washing motorbikes.

Details of Motorcycle Wash Business Capital

Here are the details of the motorcycle washing business capital as reported by Thecronutproject. The following business details are divided into two types, namely hydraulic motor washing business and washing business. Simple motor.

Hydraulic Motor Wash Business

Hydraulic Motor Wash Business Capital

No. Item Quantity Price per Kuantitas Total
1. Hidrolik Motor M-Lift + Oil 2 Rp 5.000.000 Rp 10.000.000
2. Air compressor 1 PK 1 Rp 1.600.000 Rp 1.600.000
3. Power Spray Gun (2HP) 1 Rp 160.000 Rp 160.000
4. Snow tube 15 liters 1 Rp 900.000 Rp 900.000
5. Tyre Inflator 1 Rp 200.000 Rp 200.000
6. Spiral Hose 3 Rp 60.000 Rp 180.000
7. Kanebo/Chamois Super Wipe 4 Rp 20.000 Rp 80.000
8. Microfiber Wipe 2 Rp 20.000 Rp 40.000
9. Tire polish @ 1 liter 2 Rp 45.000 Rp 90.000
10. Shampoo ice cream 2 Rp 35.000 Rp 70.000
11. Sponge 2 Rp 15.000 Rp 30.000
12. Promotions (Banners, flyers, etc.) 1 Rp 250.000 Rp 250.000
  Total     Rp 13.600.000

Monthly Income

25orders per day x 30 days x 20,000 = 15,000,000

Monthly Operational Cost


Item Quantity Cost per Quantity Total
1. Listrik 30 hari Rp 70.000 Rp 2.100.000
2. Shampoo Motor 30  Rp 15.000 Rp 450.000
3. Semir Ban 30 Rp 20.000 Rp 600.000
4. Perawatan Alat 30 Rp 50.000 Rp 1.500.000
  Total     Rp 4.800.000

*Operating costs above do not include employee salaries.


Total capital/net income per month

= 13,600,000/ (15,000,000-4,800,000)

= 13,600,000/10,200,000

= 1.3x

So, you can get a return on investment in a period of approximately 1.5 months.


Simple Car Wash Business

Simple Car Wash Business Capital

No. Item Quantity Price per Quantity
1. Air Compressor 1 PK 1 Rp 1.500.000 Rp 1.500.000
2. Water storage drum 1 Rp 150.000 Rp 150.000
3. Spiral Hose 3 Rp 60.000 Rp 180.000
4. Kanebo/Chamois Super Wipe 4 Rp 20.000 Rp 80.000
5. Tire polish 2 Rp 45.000 Rp 90.000
6. Motor shampoo 5 liter 1 Rp 50.000 Rp 50.000
7. Sponge 2 Rp 15.000 Rp 30.000
8. Promotion 1 RP 250.000 Rp 250.000
  Total     RP 2.330.000

Income per Month

17 motors x 30 x 10,000 = 5,100,000

Operating costs

No. Item Quantity Cost per Kuantitas
1. Electricity 30 hari Rp 50.000 Rp 1.500.000
2. Motorcycle shampoo 30  Rp 15.000 Rp 450.000
3. Tire polish 30 Rp 20.000 Rp 600.000
  Total     Rp 2.550.000

*Operating costs above do not include employee salaries.


Total capital/net income per month

= 2,330,000/ (5,100,000 - 2,550,000)

= 2,330,000/ 2,550,000

= 0.9x or 1x

So, you can get your investment back in less than 1 month.


That's an explanation of tips for opening a motorcycle washing business and details of the business capital. If you are interested in opening a motorcycle wash business but are constrained by business capital, you can apply for a business capital loan through BFI Finance. There are three choices of guarantees to get loans with low-interest rates and various ceilings, namely car, motorbike, and house certificates. Make sure you apply for a loan through a trusted financing company that has been registered and supervised by the OJK, such as BFI Finance! BFI Finance is the Solution for All Your Financial Needs!

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