Mid June brought an announcement from the Southeastern Car Wash Association (SECWA) that its American Car Wash Expo 2020, scheduled for September 14-26 in Atlanta, GA, had been cancelled.
Of late, reports on reopening the economy is taking up as much airtime and as many column inches, if not more, than the Coronavirus pandemic itself.
Under normal circumstances, this column would have been dedicated to a recap of The Car Wash Show. But we are operating under decidedly abnormal conditions, that is, if we are fortunate enough to be operating at all. No show, no...
Though not entirely unexpected, the announcement from the International Carwash Association that The Car Wash
Within the space of three months, car wash professionals will have gathered twice in Texas for a convention and tradeshow. At the end of January, the Southwest Car Wash Association held its annual event at its new home in Fort...
Prosper Insights & Analytics, an Ohio-based provider of “consumer intent” data serving the financial services, marketing technology, and retail industries, has issued its January Consumer Intentions & Actions data.
These days, tech is what separates new cars from older models. The latest developments in connected capabilities are what consumers clamor for and what automakers obligingly provide.
Over the past two months, Standard & Poor’s published three reports that are of interest to anybody in the automotive industry.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it is said. This explains why one collector will lust after a Caravaggio, while another adorns his walls with the works of Joan Miró.
Starting on page 39 in this issue, we report on the results of the 2019 In Bay Automatic Survey.
Today’s automobiles are technological marvels. Actually, to this layman’s mind, they have always been. But the technologies currently being baked into our vehicles are advancing at a pace that perhaps cannot be sustained...
About a month ago, I passed by a car wash in suburban Phoenix I had visited five years ago. I recounted my experience in this column then (November 2014).
It caused sudden pangs of nostalgia. A recent poll commissioned by Supersonic Car Wash in Utah sought to determine if Utah car owners still had that “loving feeling” for their cars.
It comes to this every year: How do you measure the success of commercial car washing’s biggest annual event?
Like every other business, car washes face the challenges of keeping up with consumers’ changing habits, needs, and wants, not to mention advancing technology.
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