Vehicle Washer

Vehicle washers clean the interior and exterior of customers' motor vehicles.

They clean the interior with automatic cleaning equipment, such as vacuum cleaners and wash the exterior with water and automotive cleaning products. The vehicle is then dried and polished, waxed and other protection products applied.

Personal Requirements

  • physically fit
  • interested in motor vehicles and getting them to look their best
  • honest (people often forget to remove valuable possessions from their cars when taking them for cleaning)

How to Enter

Schooling & School Subjects

No specific requirements

What to Study

Vehicle washers are given in-service


  • petrol stations
  • vehicle service centres
  • independent vehicle cleaning units
  • large corporations
  • self-employment, and with enough capital, start own car washing business

Further Information

Any of the above-mentioned potential employers

Getting Started

  • try to obtain vacation or part-time work at a garage
  • arrange to speak to a vehicle washer about this type of work

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