Auto Laundry News - April 2013

Impulse Items

California Scents
Irvine, California

California Scents® offers an array of air fresheners. Products are sold in car washes, car dealers, automotive stores, convenience stores, and mass merchandisers. Product offerings include Spillproof Organic Air Freshener®, California Car Scents®, Xtreme®, Cool Gel®, Citrus Splash®, and Orange Squeeze® Sprays and Vent Clips.

What’s New/Best Seller • Hanging Palms.

Advantages/Features • Hanging Palms is a new patented fragrance technology. Each air freshener provides continuous and consistent freshening for up to 45 days. To activate fragrance, separate and discard plastic back cover from front air freshener portion. Hanging Palms are available in five top selling fragrances: Laguna Breeze, Coronado Cherry, Capistrano Coconut, Ice, and Verri Berry.

Customer/Operator Support • Direct all inquiries to California Scents’ customer service department.

Contact • California Scents, 18850 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 200, Irvine, CA 92612. (949) 475-1100.

Irvine, California

For over 100 years, Meguiar’s has provided specialized state-of-the-art formulations to make every car’s appearance show car perfect. The company produces high-performance products for every automotive surface.

What’s New/Best Seller • DA Power System.

Advantages/Features • The easy-to-use tool breaks down the barriers of machine polishing, giving owners an affordable, safe, and versatile solution for their detailing needs. Unlike other dual action polishers on the market, this system uses a common household drill as its power source removing the concern or anxiety frequently associated with rotary machine polishing. Simply attach the DA PowerSystem to a regular 3/8” corded power drill, with a recommended speed range of 1,200 to 2,500 rpm, to machine compound, polish, and wax like a professional in no time. The dual action, oscillating/circular motion of the pad consistently and efficiently replicates hand application, quickly applying compound, polish, and wax with little effort.  

Contact • Meguiar’s, 17991 Mitchell South, Irvine, CA  92614. (949) 752-8000. Website:

Shamerrific Automotive Cleaning Products
Kansas City, Missouri

Shamerrific® Automotive Cleaning Products is an innovative, patented line that enables consumers to clean and dry vehicles in a more productive, cost effective, and eco-friendly way.

What’s New/Best Seller • Shamerrific.

Advantages/Features • The product line combines two steps; cleaning and drying, in one motion, without using soaps or harsh chemicals. All that is needed is water. The microfiber acts as a soap to pick up dirt and debris, and the chamois comes behind to dry the surface. The process leaves the surface streak, scratch, dirt, and spot free. Since developing the line it has been used to wash and detail almost one million vehicles.

Contact • Shamerrific Automotive Cleaning Products, 310 East 66th Street, Kansas City, MO 64113. (925) 642-2866. E-mail: Website:

Newport Beach, California

Pingi is a revolutionary new way to get rid of excess moisture in smaller spaces. It lowers the relative humidity of the surrounding area and fights musty odors and mildew. Unlike other dehumidifying products, Pingi products can be recharged and reused many times.

What’s New/Best Seller • Pingi Dehumidifiers.

Advantages/Features • The dehumidifier uses a silica gel that absorbs moisture naturally and is safe around children and pets. An easy-to-read indicator alerts users when the product is full of moisture; it recharges in just minutes in the microwave for repeated use again and again. PINGI does not leak or spill and is safe on any surface. The dehumidifiers are versatile and come in various sizes.

Price • 150g, $8.99, protects up to 350 cu. ft; 250g, $10.99, protects up to 600 cu. ft; 450g, $14.99, protects up to 900 cu. ft.

Contact • Pingi Brand Products, 887 West 16th Street Newport Beach, CA 92663.
(949) 723-1919. E-mail: Website:

Rogers Consumer Products Inc.
Pearl River, Louisiana

Manufacturer of liquid fragrances, air fresheners, and other high-quality consumer products for over 30 years. Rogers Consumer Products offers advertising incentives and provides durable display racks to showcase items.

What’s New/Best Seller • Island Breeze and NuCar scents.

Advantages/Features • Concentrated sprays contain perfume grade oils for better and longer-lasting fragrance. The new wire rack holds 36 bottles and can hang on a slat wall or can be placed on a counter/shelf.

Price • Retails for $4.99 and up.

Contact • Rogers Consumer Products Inc., 73356 Highway 41, Pearl River, LA 70452. (985) 893-3191. Toll free: (800) 346-8550. Fax: (985) 863-2623. E-mail: Website:

Ronexa LLC
Irwin, Pennsylvania

The Little Anteater allows car wash operators to increase revenue by having consumers spend more time at pay vacuum machines.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Little Anteater.

Advantages/Features • The Little Anteater is a re-useable crevice tool that fits into the standard vacuum nozzle found at car wash vacuum islands. The simple to use device allows the user to get into the small spaces of a car’s interior in much the same way as the crevice attachment that comes with home vacuums. The consumer inserts the product into the nozzle, vacuums the interior’s small spaces, removes and takes the product home with them. The two-piece device stores in the glove box or center console easily. The tip of the anteater is separate from the body and was designed to be rotated 360 degrees without dislodging the tip or any reduction in suction. The product is vending machine compatible.

Contact • Ronexa LLC, 7546 Route 30, Irwin, PA 15642. (724) 864-0400. Toll free: (800) ANT-1948.
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