Amid the rapid-expanding car wash industry, the small-town in-bay automatic (IBA) or self-serve operator is likely to feel some trepidation about potential threats of competition, especially that of an incoming express tunnel.
Making major changes to a wash is never an easy decision, but forward-thinking operators know that a commitment to continuous improvements and innovationis the cornerstone of ongoing success.
Investing in the car wash industry requires more than a one-time outlay of cash. Car wash ownership means continuous investment in the facility to ensure equipment, operations, marketing, etc. are up-to-date and contributing to...
For the United States vehicle wash industry, early signs indicate that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 was less than might have been expected.
Given the total cost of ownership, the in-bay automatic is probably one of the better car wash investments for people new-to-the-industry to consider.
Now more than ever, in-bay automatics (IBAs) need to step up their marketing and loyalty programs in order to improve customer experience and drive repeat business.
Carolina Pride Carwash Systems & Solutions
Timberlake, North Carolina
Carolina Pride Carwash Systems & Solutions has been providing car wash operators throughout North America with industrial grade wash systems for more...
The needs of the motoring public are constantly evolving. To keep pace car washers need to stay nimble and be willing to course correct when necessary.
AVW Equipment Company Inc.
From its start repairing car wash equipment to its current position as a leading global manufacturer of advanced car wash systems, AVW’s business philosophy has remained constant:...
I remember clearly: it was the day before I was ready to open my first new car wash. The owner of the car wash equipment distributor who had sold to me and installed
Twenty years ago, a self-service car wash built with basic components required an equity investment of about $250,000. Whereas the last loan presentation I reviewed, the equity investment was around $1 million for an express...
ISTOBAL is one of the European leaders in the design, manufacture, and marketing of car wash and car care solutions for the automotive sector. The company exports its products to more than 75...
Within sight of Denver International Airport’s distinctive roofline there is a large service center surrounded by nothing but airport parking lots and innumerable rental car companies.
Innovation allows operators to gain an advantage by means of being different,
Most of the industry is turning its back on the self-serve concept. Opting instead to build flex and exterior-only locations as self-serve volume and revenue continues to slip across the car wash landscape.
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