When employers know the law and maintain a compliance plan, the results are usually positive. But when employers either ignore or are unaware of the most current laws and regulations, the result can be costly in the form of...
The car wash operator has the distinct marketing advantage of a captive audience of drive-up wash customers. Given that the operator has the space, the equipment, and the trained staff, it seems a “no-brainer” to offer auto...
What’s it worth to you? Ever hear that expression? As a kid, did you trade marbles, or maybe baseball cards? If so, you may have asked the question yourself to a friend when he said he wanted your prized rookie baseball card or...
More than just a form of currency, tokens can have a significant impact on your car wash. From promotional use to increased profits, there are many benefits to tokens that range beyond their ease of use.
Getting a car wash loan closed can be complicated and filled with technical landmines. Common issues include value, environmental problems, title, reported cash flow, age of equipment, deferred maintenance, etc.
As the car wash industry continues to converge on exterior express, a new generation of car-care professionals has entered the scene.
Every operator wants to increase revenues to enhance profitability. There are several avenues an operator can take to increase revenues.
It was December 2013. A perfect storm was brewing. I had built my first wash in 2004; it was now nearly 10 years old.
I’m sure you’ve all heard the expression before: “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.”
Occasionally, the professional detailer will be asked to remove a nasty odor from a vehicle interior. And sometimes, upon completing a normal interior detail, there may still be a lingering odor in the car.
A car wash network of 500 or more units does not exist in the United States. Closest is Mister Car Wash which has 160 car washes and 33 lube centers in 18 states.
Every company pays for training. You can either pay for it up front or you pay for it through poor results, at many times the cost of doing it right. People don’t think about it this way, but maybe they should.
Once again, lawmakers waited until late in the year to pass another “extenders” bill. The new “Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015”
Clean equipment in good repair is the key to avoiding costly downtime especially during high-volume season. Create a maintenance checklist to help you address all potential issues while the weather is on your side.
The idea of the unlimited wash club has been around for some time now. It is a great way to keep the bottom line healthy and build long-term loyalty in the community.
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