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Technology - Vehicles as Communication Tools
For the past decade, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been working with the automotive industry and academia to advance the benefits of... More »

Teaming Up for Takeoff - Six Strategies to Take It to a Higher Level
Six men and I sat atop four and a half million pounds of explosives waiting for the fuse to be lit to begin our flight on the Space Shuttle Discovery.

Disaster Preparedness - Response and Recovery
Natural disasters such as earthquake, tornado, wildfire, and flood affect thousands of businesses each year.

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 »

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Firehouse Auto Spa Heats Up
2020 has been a challenging year for the car care industry. Widespread uncertainty coupled with stay-at-home orders have taken their toll on car washes and detail centers... More »

Express Barrier
When scouting a location to build a car wash business, potential owners must do plenty of homework. They must research the community, available locations, market needs,

Express Introduction
Express exterior has become the dominant force in the car wash industry. When looking to build, develop, or retrofit a tunnel wash, the majority of operators turn to the... 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 »


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