For the past four years I have been writing and speaking about the wave of M&A activity flooding the car wash industry. During that time, we have seen a dizzying number of new entrants try their hand at acquiring and operating...
High-performing employees are often the most valuable asset in a company. Customers, products, technology, inventory, and many other assets come and go.
On March 10, the International Car Wash Association issued the following statement:
Pursuing thousands of unlimited members and recurring monthly income requires a commitment. This means dealing with recruitment, promotion, turnover rate, credit and debit card issues, and keeping up with industry best practices,...
The car wash industry is a dynamic and evolving market. As we enter a new decade, small- to medium-sized businesses are in an interesting growth period with an assist from innovation and technology,
Since the beginning of time, humans have been drawn to and sometimes even obsessed with shiny objects. These objects ranged from precious metals such as, gold, silver, and platinum to exotic minerals like diamonds, emeralds, and...
The design was out-there, brash, in your face different and got plenty of attention. The designer wanted a product that would create excitement and loyal buyers. It begged for attention and eventually customers. But enough about...
There are myriad details to take care of before breaking ground on a new car wash project. The discussion that follows addresses the most important of these.
We can capitalize on the hysteria that has gripped our nation. The funny thing is that it is well documented that the typical vehicle interior — under normal circumstances — has more germs, microorganisms, viruses, and bacteria...
What is the your business’s greatest asset?
Is it your equipment?
Is it your building?
Is it your technology?
Is it your marketing and sales techniques?
Is it you, the business owner?
Water is the lifeblood of the car wash. The systems to treat and supply this valuable resource must be understood and properly maintained. In this article, we will discuss maintaining and troubleshooting some of the most widely...
Being a successful car wash owner or operator used to be measured by how well you washed cars. If you covered the basics, you made a name for yourself. Could you consistently provide quality service at a fair price?
Self-serve car washes continue to be an excellent investment in the current market, thanks to low barriers of entry and relatively minor initial capital investment.
Identifying and understanding risk management can be a challenge for many business owners.
By their very nature car washes build intimate relationships with their communities. They are typically run by independent operators who live in and around the locales they serve, dedicated to building meaningful connections with...
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