According to industry surveys, the average crew size for a full-service conveyor wash in 1991 was four off-line positions (two managers, two clerks) and 23 on-line positions (13 full-time, 10 part-time).
The wants and needs of the American consumer are in a constant state of flux. However, over the past decade these changes have been so drastic that many industries have been forced to evolve at an accelerated pace just to keep...
One of the most effective upselling strategies in menu design is focusing the majority of the sign on the top wash package. Visually representing all the services in the top package and minimizing the lower packages will lead to...
The information presented in this profile results from an analysis of data provided in Auto Laundry News annual operator surveys (1997-2017) and several other sources including the International Carwash Association.
For several years I have seen 10 pins at the end of a long lane, waiting only for me to knock them down. Once the ball was thrown, returned to me, and the pins reset, I never thought much more about the experience.
As detailing pros, we all know not to work on vehicles in the sun. UV rays soften up the clear-coat surface on autos and make them susceptible to scratching and swirl marks.
The express-exterior car wash format may be changing the industry into a more impersonal business but there are still plenty of opportunities for folks who want a traditional mom and pop business.
The 18th annual Mobile Tech Auto Recon Expo (MTE) took place January 10-12 in Orlando, FL. It was held this year at the Orange County Convention Center.
I’ve heard it said that if you’re told something enough times, you’re sure to start believing it’s true. I’m sure that’s exactly how common misconceptions start out and become accepted as fact.
A real estate bubble is an economic phenomenon that occurs periodically in markets typically following a boom period. The bubble forms while supply is still increasing. In other words, demand decreases while supply increases,...
Every air traveler knows the feeling. You have made it to the airport, been through security, boarded the plane, and are sitting in your seat. The aircraft inches its way toward the runway, you hear the engine rev,
With today’s fast paced society and technological advancements moving even faster, more consumers are utilizing express car washes, which often leaves the full-serve and flex car wash owners considering remodeling.
I sit right next them. We don’t need to have a staff meeting. I used to have staff meetings, but we stopped having them. Nobody had anything to talk about.
The Southwest Car Wash Association’s Annual Convention and Car Wash Expo for 2019 takes place in Arlington, TX, running from Sunday, February 24 through Tuesday, February 26.
Convenience stores have been expanding into new services to capture more revenue and increase average ticket size through profit centers like car wash, detailing, and lube.
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