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Establishments primarily engaged in washing, waging, and polishing motor vehicles, or in furnishing facilities for the self-service washing of motor vehicles.


SIC Code 7542 - Car Washes is a final level code of the “Services” Division. There are 17,996 companies classified in this industry in the USA with an estimated employment of 73,138 people.

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Industry Examples

Common types of examples within SIC Code 7542 - Car Washes are:

  • Bus washing
  • Carwashes
  • Cleaning and polishing (detailing) new autos for dealers on a
  • Detailing (cleaning and polishing) new autos for dealers on a
  • Laundries, automotive
  • Truck washing
  • Washing and polishing, automotive
  • Waxing and polishing, automotive

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  • Chairman
  • C-Level
  • Director
  • Engineering
  • Executive Director
  • Facilities
  • Finance
  • Human Resource
  • IT
  • Manager
  • Marketing
  • Manufacturing
  • Operations
  • Owner
  • Partner
  • President
  • Principal
  • Purchasing
  • Sales
  • Vice President

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Extended SIC Code Categories for SIC 7542

For business marketing and targeting, SIC Codes have been extended to provide more specific classifications within SIC Code 7542 – Car Washes. Extended SIC Codes are being continuously updated to reflect the current business environment.

6-digit SIC

  • 754201 Car Washing & Polishing
  • 754202 Steam Cleaning-Automotive
  • 754203 Automobile Detail & Clean-Up Service
  • 754204 Automobile Upholstery Cleaning
  • 754205 Car Washing & Polishing-Coin Operated
  • 754206 Truck-Washing & Cleaning

7-digit SIC

  • 7542001 Automobile Detail & Clean-Up Services
  • 7542002 Car Washing & Polishing
  • 7542003 Automatic Carwashes
  • 7542004 Self-Service Carwashes
  • 7542005 Truck-Washing & Cleaning
  • 7542006 Steam Cleaning-Automotive
  • 7542007 Automobile Upholstery Cleaning
  • 7542008 Car Washing & Polishing-Coin Operated

8-digit SIC

  • 75420000 Carwashes
  • 75429901 Carwash, Automatic
  • 75429902 Carwash, Self-Service
  • 75429903 Truck Wash
  • 75429904 Washing And Polishing, Automotive

Questions & Answers

  • Are there more car washing companies or auto detailers in the USA?

    Car washing and auto detailers are both classified under SIC Code 7542 – Car Washes. There are unique classifications for both car washing and auto detail. The Extended SIC Code for car washing is SIC Code 754201 – Car Washing & Polishing and the Extended SIC Code for auto detailers is SIC Code 754203 – Automobile Detail & Clean-Up Service. There are 30% more car washing companies than auto detailers in the USA.