Many car wash owner/operators have thought of selling their car washes and perhaps buying another location for car wash development and brand expansion or making some other type of commercial investment such as self-storage...
If the Pareto Principle applies to car washing, some would argue success is 80 percent equipment and 20 percent how the customer is treated. More successful operators would say it is actually the opposite that holds true.
The main concerns in using reclaim water are that it smells, it makes the equipment dirty, and it leaves a film on the car.
Successful car wash operators everywhere know that in addition to their customers wanting their vehicles clean, they expect them to be dry as well, really dry.
It was right around 2011 or 2012 that I started weighing out the advantages and/or disadvantage of selling my flagship car wash that was built and opened in August of 2004.
As car wash technology and equipment transforms over time, and the car wash industry becomes more dynamic, there is a specific need to educate customers, potential investors, and employees.
Design is important, not only to those in the design business but also to business owners, customers, stockholders, manufacturers, and the like.
As a former auto-body technician, detailer, and car wash operator, I’ve been following along with interest the development of self-cleaning paint.
There’s no such thing as a family business without conflict. If you Google “family business feud,” in less than a second, you’ll get roughly 1.2 million hits.
Pass-through business entities, car washes and other businesses operating as partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs), S corporations, and sole proprietorships, have long been extremely popular.
Key external drivers of the car wash industry are real disposable income, motor vehicle population, fuel prices, non-residential demand, and the weather.
The Trump administration’s first year in office has been highlighted by battles on the immigration front, bringing new challenges to small businesses such as car wash establishments.
The car wash market has made some very drastic adjustments over the last five to 10 years.
The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT, a Division of Homeland Security) has stated that there are two types of businesses in the United States:
Express detailing service has been a staple at many a car wash over the last few decades. There is a generally accepted traditional express detailing approach that has been taught for years.
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