So you want to get into the car wash business? Looks easy, right? Just send dirty cars through the tunnel and they come out clean. Customers drive away happy and you make money, lots of money. Right? Sometimes.
here seems to be too little tenacity in the detailing world today for Renny Doyle’s taste … too many people surrendering too quickly to adversity, forgetting to trust in one’s own passion and potential. He should know.
New York City car washes have been afforded a temporary reprieve from the requirements of the Car Wash Accountability Act signed into law by mayor Bill de Blasio this past June.
Build a better employee. Sounds easy right? But it is far from easy; it is a very long process and it starts long before you have hired that perfect new team member. It starts with how and where you promote this new job offer you...
Since I began contributing to the trade publications of the professional automotive detailing industry back in 1998, I have held as a personal and professional mission to help increase the professionalism of our industry. To that...
Although automatic car washes account for most of the total available market, the hand-washing method is still used by some full-service conveyors, wash-racks at car dealerships and rental agencies, mobile detailers, fleet...
I once agreed to be a guest on a radio talk show that I thought would focus on marketing tips.
Dangerous chemicals were used to clean vehicles in the car wash business for decades.
To have fun or not to have fun? That is the question.
I believe the problem starts for most of us in kindergarten. First we’re taught the story of the tortoise and the hare — learning that thoughtful actions and persistence will win the day, and slow and steady wins the race.
“Goodnight Mama.” “Goodnight Ben.” “Goodnight Jim Bob.” “Goodnight Daddy.” “Goodnight children.” “Goodnight John Boy.” Many of you remember this sequence of goodnight banter from the television show, “The Waltons.”
The U.S. car wash industry is fragmented and mature and should progress through some form of consolidation life cycle.
The NFL has 32 teams, not groups. Teams. All teams are groups, but not all groups are teams. Calling a group a team doesn’t make it one. That’s the team myth.
Ask nearly any car wash owner the top three things they fear most. Death and disease rarely make the list. Most, even while tripping over themselves to do things by the book, maintain a stronger fear of government inspections and...
Like a car moving through a conveyor wash tunnel, Mister Car Wash is a company in perpetual motion, making systemic improvements on the fly. With 136 conveyor car washes in 14 states, Mister Car Wash is on a fast track to become...
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