A few years ago, to wash your car properly, you absolutely had to go to a service station. We have washed, drained, vacuumed the dust in and under the hood … In short, a service battery that should restore shine to vehicles.
But the car wash market in the city of Niamey has long since become very competitive, with the creation of several washing stations. Today practically all the districts of the capital have it, respecting the “traditional” service stations, which defend themselves by highlighting the know-how.
“In this washing station we receive several vehicles from remote areas of the city. However, there are washing stations in these neighborhoods. We have recognized know-how and we have the right equipment, which is not the case with some car washes. Here we carry out complete washing and simple washing and our prices range from 3,000 FCFA (4.5 euros) to 7,500 FCFA (11.5 euros), “says Abdallah Moussa, a washing agent at a gas station.
This proliferation of washing stations in the city of Niamey is undoubtedly due to the increase in the car fleet. Increasingly, Nigerians are buying cars as their primary means of travel.
These new washing stations attract a large customer base. But what are their strengths in this competitive environment? “We have been doing this business for 3 years already. The beginnings were really difficult. Now, as you can see, it works really well. And this is due to the quality of our services. Despite the fact that our equipment is rudimentary, we have received positive feedback from customers who appreciate the service “, assures Abdourahamane Mamane.
The latter continues: “We offer three types of services. These are simple washing, complete washing and complete washing with disassembly of the chairs, which is therefore the most expensive service. Our prices vary between 3,000 FCFA and 15,000 FCFA (23 euros), they also depend on the state in which the vehicles are brought to us.
The car wash customers we met said they were quite satisfied. “Since I discovered this station, I have taken my car there at least twice a week. In fact, I discovered that it offers services that have nothing to envy to those of traditional laundries. Also here the service is fast and there is no queue to observe. For a simple wash (…), it took less than 30 minutes. These are all the reasons that attract me here, “says Aalissou Idi, client.
Even better, some car washes go a step further by offering cleaning services for carpets, rugs, and other accessories. However, if it is difficult to assess the financial resources generated by this activity, one thing is certain: it helps to create jobs and wealth. And many of these stations plan to update in the coming years.
On 29/10/2022 at 07:46