The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), the trade group representing U.S. franchised new-car dealerships, is forecasting sales of 16.8 million new cars and light trucks in 2019. Sales topped 17.3 million units in...
he final column for 2018 held out the prospect of a changing fleet of vehicles making its way to the car wash in the coming years.
Developments in the auto manufacturing industry will impact the nature of the vehicles car wash operators can expect to frequent their facilities in the not too distant future.
I keep having second thoughts about the title for this column, given that it is being written the day after the Dow shed more than 600 points and the tech-heavy NASDAQ found itself in correction territory.
In mid-September, the International Carwash Association released a new study on Water Use, Evaporation, and Carryout in Professional Carwashes.
Within sight of Denver International Airport’s distinctive roofline there is a large service center surrounded by nothing but airport parking lots and innumerable rental car companies.
It seems counterintuitive to be fretting about the next recession right on the heels of the announcement of second quarter GDP growth of 4.1 percent
In their article, “Future Cars” (page 22 in this issue), authors Sebastian Wedeniwski and Stephen Perun explore the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI), cognitive machines, and cars.
I’m sure this happens to everyone who has been around the car wash industry for a while.
This is the sort of progress we can all root for. Two years ago, contrary to the expectations of many, The Car Wash Show in Nashville, TN drew close to 8,000 attendees,
Could two seemingly incompatible trends in car washing be vying for the upper hand? The industry is getting ever closer to full automation, while at the same time working to create a more retail look and feel for its customers.
What do customers want? The business that comes up with the right answer has crossed the first hurdle in the pursuit of success.
“Show season” is probably a misnomer. These days, tradeshows dedicated to the car care business are pretty much year-round occurrences.
Imagine your customers’ cars telling them when it is time to get a wash. Cars already alert their owners when an oil change is due or that the tires need to be inflated, all of which is handily displayed on the dashboard.
Executive Forecast is a feature that we traditionally run in the December issue. This year, we invited executives from the equipment, chemical, and association communities to share their insights on what the future might hold for...
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