Proper planning is the key to a successful central vacuum installation:
• Plan the layout
• Plan the process
• Plan the performance
I came across an article written by an equipment manufacturer that discussed what traffic count is needed to assure a profitable location. To paraphrase: Enough cars are needed to pass by every day so even if only a tiny...
Employer concerns with the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate (and other provisions) are starting to pick up as the requirements of the act become very real. There are large changes coming in 2015 with which every car wash...
Who knew Al Capone had a sense of humor? Always a pragmatist, the notorious gangster displayed a keen insight into basic human behavior.
Last year I got a call from a distant relative asking about an estimate he had received to have his vehicle detailed. He knows that I am in the detail business and used to operate two centers here in Portland. This is not the...
Each year, I’m approached by hundreds of potential new investors looking to start a career in car washing. I understand their attraction to a real-estate business with no inventory. I understand their excitement about an industry...
The Western Carwash Association brought the 33-year run of its Western Car Wash Show as an independent event to an end at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV October 28-30, 2014.
Auto Laundry News invited the chief executive officers of four large, multi-location car wash companies to share their views on what the following 12 months might hold for the industry. The participating panelists are:
The growing excitement and great anticipation of what any new year can bring should never be lost on anyone, much less an owner or operator who has been in the car wash business during the past few years.
A broad view of environmental responsibility is that a good business can simultaneously make a profit and steward the environment.
What is the contribution a chemical product makes to your detail business? Bottom line: profit. Chemical purchases make up a large percentage of a detailer’s monthly expenses and, if managed properly, a business can make more...
The Western Carwash Association held its 33rd Annual Western Carwash Show at the Rio All-Suites Hotel in Las Vegas, NV October 28 to 30, 2014. WCA partnered with the International Detailing Association to provide several...
Maybe it’s because another year is about to come to an end, a time when many car wash operators start to formulate their plans for the coming year, but the question I’m getting asked with increasing frequency is: “Should I offer...
Car wash owners are technology people. They rely on both mechanical and electronic equipment to keep their businesses up and running.
When I greet an operator for the first time, I always ask two introductory questions:
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