Detail Plus vs Tommy's Express Car Wash Franchise Comparison

Below is an in-depth analysis and side-by-side comparison of Detail Plus vs Tommy's Express Car Wash including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options.

Start-Up Costs and Fees

Detail Plus Franchise
Tommy's Express Car Wash Franchise
Investment $500 - $500,000$4,177,172 - $5,974,249
Franchise Fee N/A$50,000
Royalty Fee -4%
Advertising Fee -1%
Year Founded 19812015
Year Franchised 19852016
Term Of Agreement --
Term Of Agreement --
Renewal Fee --

Business Experience Requirements

Detail Plus Franchise
Tommy's Express Car Wash Franchise
Experience --

Financing Options

Detail Plus Franchise
Tommy's Express Car Wash Franchise
  In-House/3rd PartyIn-House/3rd Party
Franchise Fees -/--/-
Start-up Costs -/--/-
Equipment -/--/-
Inventory -/--/-
Receivables -/--/-
Payroll -/--/-

Training & Support

Detail Plus Franchise
Tommy's Express Car Wash Franchise
Training At Licensee's Location Manual By Video By Phone -
Support Newsletter Meetings Advertising/Marketing Sales Leads Technical Support Online Support Phone Support -
Marketing --
Operations - Business can be run from home. - Business can be run part-time. - Business can be added on to an existing business. -

Expansion Plans

Detail Plus Franchise
Tommy's Express Car Wash Franchise
US Expansion YesYes
Canada Expansion --
International Expansion YesYes

Company Overviews

About Detail Plus

DETAIL PLUS had its beginnings in the first new car pre-delivery centers of the early 1950's where thousands of new cars were delivered by rail and truck to these centers prior to delivery to the new car dealers.Having to process several hundred cars per day including, washing, waxing, and spot cleaning required automated equipment that would provide high volume capability with high quality results.
Many different systems were developed and utilized in these pre-delivery centers that became the prototype for today's DETAIL PLUS systems.Since that time, DETAIL PLUS has devoted countless hours to research and development to provide the auto appearance industry with equipment and technology that is offered by no other company in the industry, anywhere in the world.
Today DETAIL PLUS has auto appearance centers all over the world using some, or all of the DETAIL PLUS Systems.
DETAIL PLUS is also the only company in the world that offers comprehensive training programs in all phases of the cosmetic car care business. The training programs are supported by manuals, videos, and hundreds of pages of printed materials.

About Tommy's Express Car Wash

Tommy's Car Wash Systems is a team of passionate car wash professionals working to create opportunities for our partners to become the best car wash operators they can be.
We provide modular building designs, robust stainless steel car wash equipment, an advanced Wash Club license plate reader system, the Tommy Transporter belt, high performance wash detergents, and an industry-leading franchise opportunity.
At Tommy's Car Wash Systems we have a solution for almost any size operator. Our team has assisted in the development of hundreds of some of the most successful car washes around the world and we hope to transform your business with our expertise and vision.

Required minimum of three Tommy’s Express Car Wash outlets to be developed.

Veteran Incentives   $20,000 off franchise fee

#370 in Franchise 500 for 2021.   Not in Franchise 500 for 2020.