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Site Selection - Property and Location Characteristics
Success of a car wash depends to a large extent on the qualities of the site location. Site refers to the physical property, whereas location refers to the market area within... More »

2018 Executive Forecast
Auto Laundry News invited executives from the equipment, chemical, and association communities to share their views on what the following 12 months might hold for the... More »

Managers - Five Pillars to Success
Why does your organization exist, and why should anyone care? Organizations exist to perform — period. Be it for-profit or non-profit, they all exist to do something, make a... 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

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 »

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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