It’s a New Year — time to sit down and ask yourself, “How exactly do I stack up?” Are you keeping up with the Joneses? I don’t mean in your local community, I mean overall, how do you rate compared to your peers?
It is not uncommon for a high-performing car wash to have a few awards and plaques hanging on the wall — when you provide good service people tend to notice.
Build a better employee. Sounds easy right? But it is far from easy; it is a very long process and it starts long before you have hired that perfect new team member. It starts with how and where you promote this new job offer you...
Since I began contributing to the trade publications of the professional automotive detailing industry back in 1998, I have held as a personal and professional mission to help increase the professionalism of our industry. To that...
Auto Laundry News invited the chief executive officers of three multi-location car care companies with franchising exposure to share their views on what the following 12 months might hold for the industry. The participants are:
Consolidation is a tool to achieve and sustain power in the marketplace and is encouraged by changes in the external environment.
Although automatic car washes account for most of the total available market, the hand-washing method is still used by some full-service conveyors, wash-racks at car dealerships and rental agencies, mobile detailers, fleet...
As the economy continues to expand, an increasing number of car wash operators are looking to build new facilities, acquire and convert old washes, or remodel existing locations.
In a world where it’s possible for a doctor to accidentally leave a watch inside a patient, it’s hard to argue against the possibility that a detailer can leave a bottle of some fruity scented chemical
The car wash industry is littered with stories of mom and pop owners that have operated a single location for decades and someday plan to pass the keys off to their son or daughter to carry on the family tradition — this is not...
To borrow a character from a current TV commercial, we’re going to be Captain Obvious here: car wash maintenance is important, necessary, and vital to your bottom line.
The 26th annual Northeast Regional Carwash Convention was held October 5-7 at its traditional New Jersey shore locale
I once agreed to be a guest on a radio talk show that I thought would focus on marketing tips.
Potential sales are total amount of sales that can be achieved in an area if all the people living in that area shopped within that area.
If you believe your car wash is stuck and that you have tried everything possible to increase your revenue and it is not working,
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