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Espresso Car Wash is New Zealand’s leading professional hand wash & detailing provider. For over 16 years Espresso has remained a family owned, private company that operates within an atmosphere of determination and innovation.  Espresso prides itself on offering an unrivalled service and is determined that every customer enjoys that new car feeling.

Espresso Car Wash aims to make cleaning your car an affordable and convenient experience whether at one of our cafe sites or at our conveniently located shopping centre car park facilities. All our locations live up to the same Espresso Car Wash quality.


Espresso Car Wash launched in 2004 with its first site at Moorhouse Ave, Christchurch and the first car ever washed was a midnight-blue Mercedes! With a steely determination to offer New Zealand’s highest quality professional hand wash the business grew and in 2005 we expanded to our second site at The Palms, Christchurch. 16 years later, the relentless focus on quality and customer service now sees the Espresso Car Wash brand offered at over 18 locations throughout New Zealand and in 2019 we helped clean over 400,000 cars. Car cleaning is in our blood and we look forward to giving you that new car feeling.

Our Team

Espresso Car Wash’s commitment to excellence has attracted the best people from all over the car wash industry. The entire senior leadership team have owned and operated car wash sites and are committed to continually fine tuning the car wash process to deliver a better customer experience.
A passion for car detailing runs in the blood.

Star Car Wash Corporate Care Package


Our stores are sufficiently staffed to be able to perform any wash service without a booking. Booking online is available for the Express Wash, Deluxe, Super Deluxe & Supreme Groom. Our booking system ensures the customer allow a 2 hours “window” before arriving at the car wash. This is to allow due notice to our staff to prepare for the booking & to offer priority in accepting the vehicle. Payment is accepted by credit card or PayPal.

Yes simply go to the Espresso website and go to Online bookings. Here you will find an option to Change The booking.

Please note Espresso reserve the right to advise that heavily soiled vehicles, dog hair, tar & bug removal may attract additional charges for online bookings.

Car detailing is a specialised cleaning process that is essential for maintaining a car’s “as new” appearance, both internally and externally.

Where a regular car wash cleans, car detailing looks to remove blemishes, restore paintwork, and revitalise interiors from leather seats to plastic coverings.

Car detailing services are for customers who want their car to look the very best, whether for personal enjoyment or to increase resale value.

Interior detailing services include;
  • Cleaning & conditioning of dashboard & internal trims
  • Leather seat cleaning & conditioning treatment or shampoo all seats
  • Clean all interior door panels, pockets & plastics
  • Clean interior glass to remove smears and streaks
Exterior detailing services include;
  • Clay bar treatment that removes surface contaminants such as tar and tree sap
  • An all-over hand polish application that helps eliminate swirl marks

Our full detail service includes both interior and exterior detailing. Check out our detailing service options below to find the one right for you.

Espresso Car Wash is New Zealand’s largest network of professional detailers and has been detailing cars to help them maintain that “as new” appearance since 2005.

As New Zealand’s leading hand car wash and detailing provider, Espresso uses only the best quality cleaning products and offers industry-leading staff training to deliver the highest quality outcomes.

Since car detailing is a more thorough process, it takes longer than a regular car wash. With locations in major shopping centres across New Zealand, customers can shop, catch up with friends or even grab a movie while their car is lovingly restored.


For franchising opportunities please fill in your details below and we will register your interest.

Are you meticulous in your attention to detail?  Do you take pride in delivering the very best in customer service?   If so, you already have the most important attributes to grow a highly successful Espresso Car Wash business!

Espresso Car Wash is New Zealand’s largest car wash provider and offers industry leading training and support.  The business is simple to run, past experience is not necessary and neither are specific qualifications. 

If delivering the very best in customer service is important to you, and you want the confidence and security that comes with joining the industry’s leading provider, complete the form below and we’ll be in touch.

Current Franchise Opportunities

Dress Smart – Onehunga, Auckland

Car Park entrance off Church Street.

Estimated opening date August2024.

We are seeking a Franchisee for this new location opportunity in Auckland and will be our 7th location in this region.

If you are looking for a new opportunity to be your own boss and operate your own business under the security of a well-known Franchise Group, please contact us today.

Espresso Car Wash is an exceptionally successful business, and here’s why:

• We have been washing cars for over 19 years.

• With 17 sites in New Zealand our presence is widespread.

• Last year alone, we washed over 400k cars in New Zealand.

• The business is experiencing consistent improvement across vital customer metrics

• Including: retention, growth of new customers, and average wash value.

• We’re part of the Star Car Wash Group (over 160 sites in Australia)

These factors, coupled with market trends such as population growth and increased vehicle registrations, contribute to our strong and stable foundation.

Diverse revenue streams:

As the volume of cars grow, so does the demand for car washing. Our franchise model is designed to maximize your earning potential. In addition to car wash services, we offer additional revenue streams such as detailing, and retail sales. This diverse range of offerings allows you to cater to different customer preferences and enhance your profitability.

Industry Leader
Quality Results & Advanced Operations
Established Business Model
Customer-focused Innovation

Franchisee Enquiries

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