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Mom and Pop - A Left And A Right
When stock market prices collapsed in 2008, the bear market wiped out half of the savings of many ordinary working people who dabbled in the market to augment their wages.

Express Detailing - What Goes Around, Comes Around
The popularity of express detailing appears to be in somewhat of a resurgence due to the increasing homogenization of low-labor car washing.

Drive Choice - Not Your Father’s Electric Drive
There was once an ad campaign for Oldsmobile titled “Not Your Father’s Oldsmobile.” Seeing that General Motors killed the Oldsmobile brand in 2004, and the famously bad... More »

Manufacturers' Showcase

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 »

  Profile in Success

Passing on the Green
Despite its reputation as a water and energy plunderer the car wash industry has reinvented itself over the past few decades into an environmentally cognizant and responsible... More »

Detailed Training
To enjoy a fruitful detailing career an operator needs to possess more than a collection of car cleaning skills. Successful detailers need to know how to produce a perfect... More »

No Expense Spared
When it comes to making a wash profitable you can pinch every penny and look to cut costs, or you can invest in equipment and materials to ensure customers drive off the lot... More »

Vendor News

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 »