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Fluid Handling System - 10 Critical Maintenance Tips
Since the top operating expenses in many car washes, besides labor, are chemical and water costs, it is imperative to ensure that the fluid handling system is in optimal... More »

Fast Lube Convert a Wash Bay
It is no secret that many self-serve wand-bay car washes are experiencing challenging times. These wash facilities typically consist of multiple bays and, in many cases, some... More »

Vacuums: A Profit Center?
Full service tunnels were the industry standard for many years. With the ever-increasing costs for land and labor, many businesses are migrating to flex or express tunnels... More »

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Cleaning You Softly - The Gentle Side of Automated Car Washes
The Holy Grail of the car wash industry has long been to deliver the cleanest possible vehicles to demanding customers in the gentlest, fastest, most profitable way.... More »

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Old Dog, New Trick
After years in the car wash industry many operators can get complacent. They stop innovating and their business fades into obscurity. That is not Clay Perkins’ way.

What’s in a Name?
A detail business is judged on the quality of its work, not the cleverness of its name, but sometimes a new moniker can help propel a detailer to the next level.

Extreme Clean
Dealing with a little dirt and grime is just part of the job when you are in the car wash business. But some washes get an unfair share of filthy, mud-covered vehicles and... More »

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Executive Forecast
Executives of four car wash equipment manufacturing companies agreed to participate in this year’s look ahead to what the following 12 months might hold for the industry. The... More »

Get Washed, a new mobile app, allows local car washes to expand their customer base and encourage customer loyalty by offering deals directly to users’ smartphones for a... More »


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