It was January 2014; I had just sold one of three car washes I owned. I was setting up orange cones at the entrance of a second car wash property located about a mile west of the car wash I had sold.
Most detailers toil in obscurity. They report to the shop, turn in a full day’s work, and head home with little recognition or accolade. That is the life of veteran detailer Paul Viens, that is of course when he is not doubling...
We do not want to go back to the days when limit switches with extended trip wires provided the control for our car washes. Those were days of true manual control.
This is an unprecedented time in the car wash industry. New product development and improved manufacturing techniques are at an all-time high, and ease of product market casting and deployment has never been greater.
Twenty years ago, helping others to become better car washers was thought to be good for the industry overall. Arguably, the playing field was more level back then and the beat-your-competitor approach was not prevalent.
Brent Scott had a thriving landscape business in Las Vegas; he sold it and moved to Dallas and became intrigued with the professional car wash business.
You might be scratching your head and asking, “What?” What does a haircut have to do with car washing?
According to the International Federation of Robotics, an estimated 200,000 industrial robots were installed worldwide in 2014, 15 percent more than in 2013.
We have talked several times about reclaiming and reusing water in the car wash. We’ve discussed ways to size the reclaim system based on number of cars,
The 16th annual Mobile Tech Auto Recon Expo (MTE) took place January 19-21 in Orlando, FL. It was held at the DoubleTree Universal Hotel and Convention Center.
In only a couple of weeks, thousands of car wash operators, looking to improve the bottom line performance of their businesses, will descend upon Las Vegas to attend the 2017 International Carwash Association (ICA) Car Wash Show.
What’s in a name? A car wash’s brand is one of the key components of the business. It should portray a sense of purpose and act as a beacon guiding the community to its doorstep.
Every car wash in every part of the country has had the customer who comes back around after a visit and blames the car wash for scratching their car. You know it wasn’t the car wash; we know it wasn’t the car wash, but how do we...
Pundits assert the client base for commercial car washing consists mostly of territorially minded, family-owned businesses, and the investor-type, i.e., strictly business.
We all understand how competitive the automotive detailing industry has become. But it will remain a huge industry in 2017. A recent market research report from IBISWorld estimates the car wash and detailing industry is expected...
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