As you read this column, we are entering yet another fall season. For many detailers across the country, business starts to wind down.
Selecting the right car wash builder can provide you with a functional, cost effective, and physically attractive building in which to grow your business. However, selecting the wrong builder can provide you with
After years in the car wash industry many operators can get complacent. They stop innovating and their business fades into obscurity. That is not Clay Perkins’ way.
The September 2016 issue of Auto Laundry News carried an article on metered vacuums. The author asserted that many operators (i.e., of express exterior locations)
Motor City Wash Works held its ninth annual Open House and Charity Auction to benefit St. Jude Children’s
Local store marketing (LSM) is community-focused marketing designed to raise awareness and interest for your wash within the local market. How you identify your target audience, what message to convey, how you deliver that...
When Baby Boomers took their first “real” jobs upon entering the workforce, their demands and expectations were ridiculously low by today’s standards.
Employee retention is a priority for any business, and car washes are no different. Given that the average cost to replace even a minimum wage laborer can equal 30 percent of the individual’s first-year earnings,
Every year more and more businesses are finding themselves in court to defend against employment related charges.
Ridesharing is the sharing of vehicles by passengers to reduce vehicle trips, traffic congestion, and automobile emissions.
Sad fact is: most banks don’t like to do car wash financing. In fact, whether it is bank financing, SBA guarantees, or private financing, most car washes are considered “special facilities” and funding is often difficult.
Over the last several de-cades, the convenience store industry doubled in size whereas the installed base of car wash equipment within this segment declined by roughly 30 percent.
One of the larger surface areas to clean on the interior of a vehicle is the carpeting. Now, when I say “carpeting,” I am referring to carpeted floor mats, the carpeting on the floor of the vehicle, and any other surface inside...
People often call to ask me, “Do you have anyone you can recommend as a manager for my wash?” For years, these calls would come when a skilled manager left unexpectedly;
A detail business is judged on the quality of its work, not the cleverness of its name, but sometimes a new moniker can help propel a detailer to the next level.
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