Traditionally car wash ownership is a lifelong pursuit. The industry is filled with stories of owners and operators that cut their teeth scrubbing fenders in their teenage years, working their way up through the ranks to...
About 10 years ago, mobile car washer, futurist, and now think-tank blogger Lance Winslow predicted the car wash industry would converge on two types of operations:
After many years of building up your car wash business and promoting and marketing your services, a decision is made to sell the operation.
When considering a conversion of a wand bay or an in-bay automatic car wash to a conveyorized car wash, the first question that should be addressed is why?
As a professional detailer, you are accustomed to detailing passenger vehicles — cars, trucks, and mini-vans.
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.
In an attempt to keep things simple and to maximize profits most detail shops operate under the package system.
Historically, car washing has been a cash business and run mostly by mom and pops owning one or two locations — self-serve, full-serve, or exterior-only.
Stories about data breaches have been much in the news of late. While large retailers, where the theft of personal data affects tens of thousands of
Today’s technology allows detailers to obtain permanent correction using the most advanced tools, pads, and polish that were not available previously.
In at least one way, investments can be compared to a newborn baby: both need someone to take charge if they are to thrive.
Being that the interior of the vehicle is where the driver and passengers reside, the cleanliness of the vehicle interior can be a matter of personal comfort.
It’s a love-hate relationship. We love bugs when they drive customers to our washes, and hate them when they refuse to leave the car without a fight. Like an illness, if caught early, they can be eradicated without too much...
Trend analysis is the practice of collecting information and attempting to spot an underlying pattern or trend in the information.
An Industry Overview, Client Types and Challenges with New Vehicles presented by Paul Fazio, CEO, Sonny’s Enterprises at the 2015 Southwest Carwash Association’s Convention - CEO Forum.
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