Every industry that has competition finds new growth in one thing — innovation. Innovation seeps into every segment and category of business and is essential to sustaining long-term growth.
The U.S. car wash industry is fragmented and mature and should progress through some form of consolidation life cycle.
Despite its reputation as a water and energy plunderer the car wash industry has reinvented itself over the past few decades into an environmentally cognizant and responsible industry.
As the age old adage asks, “which came first, the chicken or the egg?” we too can beg the question, “which is more important, chemical or equipment?”
The passage of the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 late last year retroactively extended 54 tax breaks, but only for the 2014 tax year.
Benjamin Franklin believed, “failing to plan, is planning to fail.” In the car wash industry, savvy operators know that “failing to maintain equipment, is planning to fail.”
In the February 2015 issue, I started a discussion on “reputation,” which can be defined — textbook style — as “the opinion or judgment in which a person is generally held.
To enjoy a fruitful detailing career an operator needs to possess more than a collection of car cleaning skills. Successful detailers need to know how to produce a perfect car, of course, but they also must have a love for the...
Water is and always will be the lifeblood of the vehicle wash industry. The question is: What are we doing as an industry to protect our lifeblood?
Reportedly, Mr. Wash Autoservice AG located in Stuttgart, Germany is now the world’s biggest or fanciest car wash. At a cost of $40 million, the site can handle 400 cars an hour, 50,000 a month, and 500,000 a year.
This year’s Mobile Tech Expo and Detailer’s Forum (MTE) took place on January 15-17 on the grounds of the Caribe Royale All-Suites Hotel and Convention Center in Orlando, FL. This was the 14th annual MTE, which is targeted toward...
Mr. Wash Autoservice AG is one of Germany’s leading providers of car washing and detailing services. In 1964, Mr. Wash opened one of the first automated car washes in Germany. S
Barriers to market entry are obstacles that restrict the ability of a new car wash to enter and begin operating in a given area. These obstacles may involve making large investments in capital equipment or overcoming strong...
I finally decided to fire all of my friends and family. Don’t get me wrong, I love them all, and I think they love me, but they just weren’t holding up their end of the bargain. I’ll admit, when I stopped handing out free car...
It is one thing to deal with a retail customer who stops in your shop or calls on the telephone for a detail job. However, it is another to get dealer work, which requires a completely different approach — not only in soliciting...
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