There are three ways to wash a car: chemical, friction, and high pressure. Do we all agree? Send me an e-mail if you know of more, but these are the three I want to focus on in this article.
I finally did it. Ever since reading a news story a few months back regarding California passing a law to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022, I had been planning to sit down and calculate what the impact means to hand...
The inside of a car or SUV is like a rolling living room, with all the comforts of home. It makes sense then that those who demand that their homes be comfortable and clean would want the same for their vehicle’s interior. Now,...
“What do you mean, I’m not making enough mistakes?” Ron sat dumbfounded at his boss’s desk, wondering if she’d lost her mind.
Danny is called into a meeting with the car wash general manager and told that he is the new team leader of the early shift. The manager goes on to say that during Danny’s time at the wash he had shown the skills needed for...
It’s what every car wash owner wants…more revenue! By utilizing proven strategies around effective menu design, packaging, pricing, and signage, you can boost your revenue today.
The Northeast Regional Carwash Convention (NRCC) returns to the Atlantic City Convention Center for its 2016 event, and The Borgata again
In the car wash industry today there are several different new types of chemical applications and types of products in addition to traditional ones.
In the August 2015 edition of Auto Laundry News, the article “One Hand Washes the Other” describes how the owner of Squeaky’s Car Wash withstood an onslaught from new investors who build two big, high-powered washes within one...
Frequency inverters are among the most widely used pieces of equipment for AC motor control. These types of components and systems are found in virtually every area of industry,
When Jeanne Schmidt Herron and her husband opened Cruiser’s Car Wash in 2007 they weren’t planning on being on-site, hands-on owners.
On May 9 I was in Nashville at the International Carwash Association’s The Car Wash Show. It is a great place to network and find out about new and innovative products. The educational sessions are a good place to start.
Most of us who are currently involved in the automotive reconditioning industry had to, at one point or another, make a decision as to whether or not we would have a mobile or fixed operation.
Car wash operators that follow best practices and provide adequate management and staff to ensure an efficient and customer-centric operation are usually rewarded with superior financial performance. Whereas those that do not...
I’ve heard it said that “every exit is an entry somewhere else,” but that doesn’t make creating your strategic exit plan any easier. Whether you have a vague plan of someday selling to the highest bidder, handing over your car...
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